Summertime! And the livin’ is….

Well, it’s just not so easy, is it? With gasoline hitting $4.00 a gallon, prices for everything from milk to rice creeping up and up–and home prices creeping ever further down…well, it’s no surprise that the only thing our yet-to-arrive economic stimulus check will stimulate is our credit card debt!

What are you not doing this summer?

We’re not going to my husband’s sister’s wedding in Turkey. We’re not looking into pre-school for our 3 year old. We’re not buying mother’s day/father’s day/birthday gifts for each other.

What we are doing is lots of gardening; I plant the flowers and they try to pick them. We always do lots of cooking, only now it’s more experimenting with fresh vegetables and making things from scratch and less boxed mixes of pumpkin bread and cakes. (My summer diet plans might have something to do with this as well!) Through a confluence of lucky timing, I started a new job only 2 miles from home, rather than 10 miles from home. Every little bit helps, right?

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