Frugal Hamster Wheel

See that? That's the point where I'm either going to have a break-through or a break-down. Our Foray Into Frugality has been a hamster wheel of an adventure. A Frustereel. We need to move where it is sunny and warm all year round in order to attain our frugal nirvana. (Knudge to my hubs-get your citizenship stuff done!) The winter is this FruGal's Nemesis.

Hear that? The robins are back chirping away. Spring is around the corner. Let the annual "OK team, lets clean house and kick some frugal butt" routine begin.

While perusing for frugal living books, I came across "Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture". Here's the Product Description: 

"Mother Nature has shown her hand. Faced with climate change, dwindling resources, and species extinctions, most Americans understand the fundamental steps necessary to solve our global crises-drive less, consume less, increase self-reliance, buy locally, eat locally, rebuild our local communities. In essence, the great work we face requires rekindling the home fires.

Radical Homemakers is about men and women across the U.S. who focus on home and hearth as a political and ecological act, and who have centered their lives around family and community for personal fulfillment and cultural change. It explores what domesticity looks like in an era that has benefited from feminism, where domination and oppression are cast aside and where the choice to stay home is no longer equated with mind-numbing drudgery, economic insecurity, or relentless servitude.

Radical Homemakers nationwide speak about empowerment, transformation, happiness, and casting aside the pressures of a consumer culture to live in a world where money loses its power to relationships, independent thought, and creativity. If you ever considered quitting a job to plant tomatoes, read to a child, pursue creative work, can green beans and heal the planet, this is your book."
Anyone who knows me knows I love a challenge.  I love winning. I love pushing my limits. Couponing challenge-complete. Cash only purchasing-now a way of life. Cutting living expenses-Almost complete. Running a 10 mile race-training is right on target. Radical this is a challenge I'm stoked to accept.

Grease up the wheel, I'm kicking it into overdrive.

Anyone else living Radical?
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