Friday, June 28, 2013

Five Question Friday: 6/28/13:Austerity


It has been awhile since I have had one of those weeks. The long slow ones that you think will never end. I am happy to announce it has. This is the last Friday Five for the month of June...already. This weeks theme is Austerity

1.When you have to cut back on spending for a time, what are the niceties you’re least likely to give up even though you could (or should)?

Meals out. We have been able to cut back on the amount of times we go out for dinner but have not been able to wipe it out completely. Thankfully we haven't been to hard pressed to do this to often so that is the good news.

2. In leaner times, what are your go-to “famine foods?”

Grilled Cheese, tuna and PB&J sandwiches along with some chicken noodle soup. Its our in a pinch, low on dough meals.....

3. How do you keep yourself amused or entertained in times requiring great frugality?

Its hard and yet easy to entertain around the DC area. A lot of the Smithsonian are free so you have an instant day trip as it is. Not to mention the battlefields and all. But to entertain my son we tend to go to the local mall and have him run around the play areas. It works for now.

4. When was the last time you had to go into austerity mode?

Right after the holidays. Which seems to be a routine. Holiday spending can be brutal.

5. What’s a necessary expenditure others might consider an extravagance?

I am allergic to most everything. Including makeup. I am only allowed to by from Clinique now. It cost a lot more than drugstore brands but I consider it to be an evil necessity on my end of things. Its that or end up in the hospital with a medical burn.

1 comment:

Jessica | Living La Vida Holoka said...

When we're scraping for weekend meals, I break out the tuna and soup cans. Not that we're scraping really, but sometimes I get too lazy to shop. Ha!