My frugal nature is fading fast. Each day of this pregnancy brings new challenges. Intense cravings, fatigue, nausea, and now dizzy spells.
This combo makes shopping the last thing I feel like doing. The last time I went to CVS? I couldn’t tell you. Thankfully, I have a hefty stockpile of toiletries on hand. But food, well, that’s another issue.
Several times over the last few weeks, I have literally sent hubby running to the store to satisfy a need for gingerale, or sourdough bread, or most recently, vanilla ice cream.
This is not like me at all! I normally do most of the shopping for our family. Oh, and I also normally prefer chocolate.
My poor coupon binder is out of date, and my inserts are piling up, uncut. We have eaten out more times than I care to admit over the last month.
I feel like a total frugal failure.
But then, Crystal shared her struggles in this area. Our due dates are one week apart, and we were both
shocked rather surprised by our impending bundles of joy. Although I have never met her, I deeply admire Crystal as a mother and blogger.
Simply reading her words about letting go of some frugal ways during this season was so encouraging.
I am still trying to figure out how she manages to keep up with not one, but two blogs with such frequency. Lately, I am barely managing to squeak out one post per day! My inbox is overflowing, and my to do list sits neglected. Most of my free time lately is spent horizontal.
I know once I get past this first trimester, things will improve. Nesting will kick in. I hope to jump right into frugal overdrive and start stockpiling diapers like Kacie.
But until then, I am giving myself a break. Spending a little more than usual on food will not devastate our finances. My wonderful husband will continue to satisfy my crazy cravings. Yes, even if I want nothing but french fries for dinner.