Sunday, 3 June 2012

Frugality, Anticipation and Other Musings

My long-time blogging friend Kate is posting every day in June, sharing her tips for living frugally.  It's a joy, for me, to hear from her again after a long hiatus.  Make sure you pop over and see what she's sharing - so far I've been nodding my head saying "yes, been there, experienced that...." and cheering her on.  She's a wise lady. 

My own desire to live frugally, these days, is probably more centred around not wanting to be wasteful and to be a good steward of the resources we are blessed with.  It's a constant challenge and tension when you have a family and someone always needs something.

What's your motivation for living ... resourcefully?

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I feel like I am poised to dive head-first into the unknown!  Tomorrow I begin a 3 week block of teaching rounds at a school my children attended eight years ago.  I'm looking forward to it but as you can imagine there are bundles of nerves to contend with.  Especially at 3am when I have been awoken by the evils of consuming sugar after dinner.  NOT doing that tonight!!!  I truly am excited more than nervous, but there's still that element of the unknown that can't be overcome until I actually get there.  And on top of that one of my little students is nervous about someone else coming to work with him instead of me.  I feel for him.  I feel for the lady who will be with him because he's going to be a challenge.  I reassure myself that God knew this would happen when He prompted me to do my teacher training.

Our senior pastor talked last week about the privilege of raising children and talked about "raising up the next generation".  That's a theme I'm taking along with me throughout the next 3 weeks.

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I've been a bit infatuated with baked ricotta for the last couple of weeks.  My chives have finally succumbed to the beginnings of winter and put themselves to bed so I had nothing to flavour my ricotta with.  Last week I just made it without any adornment whatsoever and ended up pouring a little maple syrup over little warm muffin-sized puffs straight from the oven.  Oh. My.  Who needs chives?  My Woolworths has a beautiful fresh ricotta sold in 1kg packages in the fancy-cheese fridge section so guess what is cooling on my bench now?  Yep - a whole kg worth of baked ricotta ready for some weekday lunches.  With maple syrup.

2 comments:

Our Red House said...

All the best for your teaching round - I'm sure you'll be fabulous.

And thanks so much for linking to my new blog series.

Kate

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Kate's series is great! Thanks so much for linking. I've been thinking a lot about frugality lately. I think I need to be a wiser steward of my resources, quite frankly.

Can't wait to hear about your teaching adventures!

xofrances