I know, sometimes when we hear the word frugal, we think sacrifice, and hard work, but I want to add a new positive take on frugality...JOY!
Yesterday the sun was shining, it was a great day to be outside, and I got to mow my lawn, with my garage saled(it was free because of the crack at the top!!!) push mower! Why would I want to do that you ask? Well, I love the sunshine and I got to be out in it, full blast. I need exercise, but really don't enjoy going to exercise classes, but I LOVE getting exercise while I'm doing something else!
I DO NOT like the smell of gas mowers! I DO NOT like the noise they produce! Never mind the pollution.
Also, I am told that leaving the grass clippings on the lawn is good for it, and my push mower does just that! This year I kept our big lawn mowed with my handy dandy push mower, all except one time when we had been away and it had got too long for me!
In the spring, you could join my husband and have a good laugh at my expense, as I push my mower wearing aerating shoes! They are plastic platforms with nail like spikes on the bottom. He especially likes it when I get stuck!!!
So, there you have it....I saved some money, was careful of the enviroment, took care of my body, and had fun!!! What joyful frugal activities do you do?