Daffodils are perfect for me.

April 15, 2014
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On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words. We’ve established before that I am very not awesome at gardening, but despite that fact, our daffodils manage to be beautiful each year.  (Mostly because they require no attention. ) And voles don’t eat them, which is the main survival requirement for […]

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My washing machine, it is fixed.

April 14, 2014
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This is good news indeed. Our washer started having some weird symptoms a little while back, and they exhibited themselves only when I washed several loads right in a row.  The first load would be fine, but then on the second or third load, the spin cycle would do a weird stopping thing, almost like […]

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Of banana muffins and cilantro and blackberries and cucumbers…

April 11, 2014
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Every week, I post a picture of the food that has gone bad over the last seven days. Why do I do this? Because in March of 2008, I finally got fed up with the amount of food I was wasting, and I thought that showing my waste to other people would motivate me to […]

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Wonton Soup and Egg Rolls

April 10, 2014
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On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words. Because hard as I try, there are just some days when dinner cooking doesn’t happen and Chinese carryout comes to the rescue.

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Without frugality, none can be rich…

April 9, 2014
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“Frugality is so necessary to the happiness of the world, so beneficial in its various forms to every rank of man, from the highest of human potentates to the lowest laborer, and the miseries the neglect of it produces are so numerous and so grievous that it ought to be recommended for every variation of […]

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Goodbye, (first) compost bin.

April 8, 2014
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On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words. After six years of exposure to the elements, my very first Rubbermaid compost bin has bit the dust. The plastic had gotten so brittle, I could barely keep the bin together as I hauled it to the curb. It was time to […]

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