"You know you're frugal when you..."
I wrote that some time back, for About. Imagine the feelings, if you will, to find it has become one of those circulating emails in certain circles.
After I reread it, I thought that you also know you're frugal when...
Your favorite picture is one you cut from a calendar and put in a salt dough frame.
It's a great day for you when you discover there's change in the washer and it isn't (wasn't) yours, but you don't know whose it is.
You get one of those ugly freebie T-shirts and can't decide whether to sleep in it or wear it to the store.
You spend an hour in front of the mirror trying new hairstyles so you won't have to pay for a haircut yet.
You try to convince your kids (or grandkids) that playing with hand made toys is the latest cool thing.
When your non frugal friend visits for a week, you hide your best rags so she won't use them to clean up something yucky. (She knows you don't use paper towels, but has no concept of how to treat rags.)
I'm sure there are more, but I have to go. They're giving away pencils at that new store across town and I have a free ride to get there...