stalking you again!
we are on-again-off-again with our efforts to simplify more.
dh is a big organic gardener, though he grows more herbs and fewer vegetables than i would, so i had him build me a raised bed of my own (where the aphids outweigh the broccoli it seems!)
the latest thing i've done is take quiet but significant joy in line drying my clothes! i have always enjoyed line-dried linens and towels for the scent but i've resisted doing the clothes. for whatever reason, it now feels cozy and delightful to me to do it. if i wait for it to be the right time, there's no need to coerce myself i guess!
i'm getting better at simplifying our diets too and it's showing in our grocery bill. i'm trying to eat more scratch meals and more veggies.
we have cloth diapers from my daughter and i got a lot of satisfaction out of cding her, but ds is a 3 poop a day guy and i can't bring myself to scrape that many poopy diapers, so he's in disposables. maybe i'll experience a spontaneous attitude shift there too.
i've grown to love the size of our house, though i thought it too small when we bought it.
i have the same problem with extended family buying stuff (for kids and for us!)
the big area that i'd like to change is dh's commute. 45 miles each way to the train station then another hour on commuter rail to work (only 3 days a week though.)
i don't like burning so much fossil fuel! we're working on building a freelance career for him and a couple of smaller income streams for me.
oh, and our big dream is a virtually off the grid homestead, but land prices in socal are making it increasingly unlikely that we'll do that here.
(i may sneak a chicken or two into our current household, however. don't tell code enforcement!)
i'll be interested to read other's stories!