Happy 5th birthday to Rosie, my loving companion who has seen me through a very tough year. She has always known when I needed cuddling, protection, doggy-love, a walk in the fresh air, feet warmed, a chuckle, or a lick or two.
Today’s Sensible Saturday eco-idea: Look for labels containing “2x” (or “3x”) when shopping for items like cleaning products. Doubling the concentration saves on packaging and shipping. Just in terms of liquids used in the U.S., 2x would mean 141 million pounds less plastic produced yearly and 19 million gals. of diesel fuel saved each year.
[For more easy, money-saving, Eco-friendly tips, download a FREE copy of Green Riches: Help the Earth & Your Budget. Go to https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/7000, choose a format, and download to your computer or e-book device. For a description of the book go toMy Free Books).
Saturday, Oct. 28, is national Make a Difference Day, when people commit to volunteer in their community. They help out at a charity, join a clean-up crew at a park, form a group to do buildings and grounds maintenance around the church, or get together with others to repair and paint the home of a person who is physically or financially unable to take on the task. Others work on a less visible, more personal level by devoting the day to visiting people at a nursing home, taking a lonely aunt to dinner, hanging out with that teen who needs an adult ear to listen to him, or building a habitat in their back yard to nurture the wildlife which shares that yard. It really doesn’t matter what a person does, because all of these activities make a difference in the lives around him. What will you do?
A peek at Ch 9 of THE WOMEN IN ME: HOW THEY HELPED ME SURVIVE AND THRIVE–A Firm Foothold: By now, in her thirties, she was painstakingly adapting to the rapid changes in her job and discovers that she has an affinity for students who are educationally disadvantaged. As students respond to her, she sees that she enjoys teaching them and is good at it. But it is draining, She aches to be secure in a profession she loves, financially stable, and take advantage of opportunities that present themselves. How could she do all this? She turns to her Influencers. https://smthingscount.com/women-in-me/
Drink up! But instead of buying bottled water, get a faucet-mounted or pitcher-type filter system for drinking water. Save money and energy, pollution created in producing and shipping bottles, plus bottles themselves.
[For more easy, money-saving, Eco-friendly tips, download a FREE copy of Green Riches: Help the Earth & Your Budget. Go to https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/7000, choose a format, and download to your computer or e-book device. For a description of the book go toMy Free Books]
I haven’t inflicted any American trivia on you for quite awhile, so here’s one for those super proper people. Why are they called “straight laced”? Because, in the olden days, corsets were part of a woman’s must-wear attire. They laced up the front. If you were dignified and proper, you laced your corset extra tight and endured the control and abuse to your body.
[Thank heavens those devices of torture went out of style!]
If you’re married, consider insisting on both of your names on contracts, and double check. My solar company dropped my name (kept the man’s name, of course) from their system. They were bought out. Now our house-sale is delayed because they want proof that I have the right to sign papers to transfer to new owners. Beware, especially women.