|I bought a sub for lunch. What is my penance?|
So, I am going to make a frugal confession: I have bought lunch almost everyday this week. Why? Work continues to be crazy, I get home and am tired, and just get lazy. Maybe I also ran out of groceries? Lack of meal planning?
Anyway, I have remedied the situation by purchasing a) bread, b) lunch meat and c) lettuce. So tomorrow will bring home-packed sandwiches.
But this illustrates part of my difficulty with frugal living, which is, it's so much easier to just pay money for convenience. I can buy groceries and carefully meal plan so nothing goes to waste OR I can slack off, buy a Subway sandwich, and call it a day. I can buy flour and sugar and chocolate chips and spend an hour baking cookies OR I can buy a package of M&Ms.
It's the same thing as how it's so easy to run to the corner store and buy milk and cheese, which costs more than if I take an hour and bus out to the Superstore and buy them there.
Being frugal takes time, planning, and energy. And being non-frugal is so easy.
Bearing this in mind, I need to remember that being frugal is worth the time and energy. And also, home packed lunch tastes better.
On that note, I need to go now and make a sandwich for work tomorrow.