This week for Frugal Tips Friday #5 we’re going to discuss how we treat ourselves without spending money.
I suppose my favorite way of treating myself without spending money is to take my camera and go someplace like the Rose Garden on Peoria and take photos for an hour or so. And then I usually swing by Swan Lake to take more photos.
It relaxes me and I so enjoy photography. Over 20 years now I’ve focused in on photography and it is both my hobby and work as well. Sure doesn’t seem like work to me!
Also I love my fenced patio. I enjoy gardening in containers and then taking photos of them as well. I spend so many wonderful hours just staring at the blooms and plants and herbs. And gazing doesn’t cost money.
Another way I treat myself are reading the free books I get, both on my Kindle and in the mail. At night I spend many enjoyable hours reading. I realize I’m very lucky to get this books free of charge.
Rearranging things in my apartment is also fun for me. I always enjoy a slightly new look.
Being with Ivy and Charlie is up at the top of the list of ways of treating myself. They are such a daily joy.
I also enjoy having a frozen meal ready that is like a TV dinner in convenience, but is my own cooking. The other day I made taco soup and yesterday I spooned up six baggies of individual meals for days when I can’t think what to eat or am too tired to prepare another meal.
Just gazing out my patio door is enjoyable. I enjoy the simple things most of all. And nature does not have a price tag.
Please give me suggestions on future Frugal Friday post ideas!
So what do you do to treat yourself without spending money?
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Note: Tomorrow I will tell you about what happened with Social Security. They did not call yesterday, as promised, so I went in to the local office. I will tell you all about it tomorrow.