I've been mulling things over for a few days reflecting on the comments on my previous post. I might be working full time, I might need to change my 'ideal lifestyle' to suit my current circumstances but I'm happy with the way things are working out right now. I hadn't realised that financial independence and security were so important to me. But living a non wasteful lifestyle is also important to me so the 2 things CAN and WILL work together.
As I popped into the supermarket tonight on yet another errand to pick up soap powder as I'd totally run out (on Friday it was teabags and before that it was washing up liquid!!) I picked up a reduced curry. Of course I could make a batch of curry sauce and fill my freezer for a fraction of the cost, but right now a reduced ready meal for tonight's tea is ok.
Over the 2 week holiday I'll get myself organised and get this lovely new fridge freezer filled up with nutritious home made 'ready meals' (suspect they may be turkey based as OH has ordered a biggie again!!) I'm rather pleased with this purchase as it was a total bargain and unusually has a bigger freezer than fridge which suits my purpose. It needs to sit overnight then I'll unpack it and switch it on tomorrow. Did I mention it's black??? Lol!