Friday, February 3, 2012

TMT 2012 #5

1. Julie would like to know one frugal tip this week.

I guess this is a throwback to my depression era grandmother, but I save plastic bags.  We have spent entirely too much on zip lock bags and other plastic storage devices.  Instead of throwing our plastic bags away I save them.  All of them.  Zip lock bags can be washed (10% bleach/water mixture), bread bags (excellent for left over pizza and home made cookies), grocery bags (for the garbage can) the list goes on and on.  My kids & husband are used to me shrieking "DONT THROW THAT AWAY!"   I am also guilty of washing and reusing every plastic container known to man.  Cream cheese containers, margarine tubs, cool whip tubs, etc.  Why throw them away when they are perfect for left overs. 

2. What are you reading this week?

I am not a huge TV fan.  I tend to read 2-3 books a week.  Now that I have a kindle and can take it everywhere I expect that number will increase.  I just finished
 Claiming Ground, by Laura Bell.   and started "Winter Bloom" by Tara Heavey. While finding the links to these novels I ordered another book for my Kindle Secrets of the Wolves - book two in the Wolf Chronicles.

3. Barbara wants to know: do you hit the snooze button on the alarm clock, and if so how many times?

I work from home thus I do not have to get up with an alarm.  If I do have to set the alarm I generally do not hit the snooze.  I shoot up like a rocket thinking I am late - because I usually am - I have been known to completely sleep through the alarm, forget the snooze button, I don't even hear the alarm going off.   

4. If you had to travel in a sedan (or if you already drive a sedan type car) and you had five or six dogs, how would you handle it?

Wedge as many crates as I possibly could in the back seat.  Then let the rest ride loose, or juggle who comes with me and when.

5. How much do you filter what you put on your own blog?

I have an issue with my own personal boundaries, if you have been reading my blog for any length of time you will know I am an open book.  HOWEVER there are certain things I will avoid writing about.  Anything serious related to my marriage, my children, and family.    I try not to deliberately malign someone.  If anyone is going to be made fun of, it will be me.  Basically I try not to cross the boundaries of privacy for anyone else, other than me (with restrictions). 

1 comment:

Laura Carson said...

Oh girl. My mother gave me a sony reader last year for Christmas, and I have a problem. It is way too easy to just click, download, and read.

I'm with you - making fun of myself is ok. Others, not so much. I think that's an excellent way to filter. I agree with you though - I think bloggers in general have faulty filters, that's why we blog. :)