Sunday, May 10, 2009

not buying it - week 9


-i was given a lot of secondhand clothes for jaden this weekend
-have a huge pile accumulated of clothing to repair/repurpose just need to find the time to get to it!

-harvesting salads from the lawn and garden: chickweed, kale, dandelion, violet, day lily shoots, lettuce, spinach, radishes, asparagus, dill, lamb's quarters, cilantro, mint, lemon balm
~packed food and water to take to the market


-reusing plastic bags for trash bags

-diligently shutting off power strips each night for computer/dsl and tv/dvd player (this is especially important right now while we are incubating eggs and raising chicks with grow lights which sucks the electricity)
-making sure lights are off when we are not in the room

-contemplating a mother's day gift for my mom

exercise/self improvement
-walked in the woods

-feeding animals grass clippings from the lawn insead of buying hay at $5/bale


-ate out at a local sushi bar for lunch on saturday with my 3 oldest kids and some friends (well worth it!)
-bought sunglasses for myself and two little ones...mine were scratched beyond repair and theirs were all broken. i've been staying out of thrift shops since i tend to overspend in there, justifying it because it's secondhand so instead of risking going in to search for sunglasses and coming out with everything but, i bought them new.
-didn't get breakfast bread made for market so had to buy myself and 3 kids breakfast ($10)
-bought a flower basket for my mom for mother's day since i was out of ideas on something to make for her

-still bagging and boxing up clothes and books. trying to decide if i should try selling books or not...not sure it would be worth it for the time involved

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