• Holidays

    A Bit of Holiday Fun

    One of the things I am thankful for is that I have the freedom to do little things for fun at work. It started out during Halloween last year when the manager in charge of decorating the store gifted me with some spider pins for my smock. I ended up being the only other person who dressed up for the…

  • Holidays

    Spinster

    Valentine’s Day means that all of the lovely people around me will be focused on romance. As a cashier and a single mother, this means that the volume of questions will increase. My regulars have gotten so close to me that they feel completely comfortable asking questions that many would consider rude. “Are you married?” No. “Do you have a…

  • Holidays,  Simplicity

    A Rule About Gifts

    I don’t buy many gifts. However, if I am out and happen to see something that reminds me of someone that I care about I get it for them when money allows. The other day I managed to hitch a ride with a coworker for the rare treat of shopping in a neighboring town. It had been years since I…

  • Food,  Frugality,  Holidays,  Recycling

    How to Eat Your Christmas Tree

    Okay, folks, time to recycle that tall piece of greenery you have stuck in the corner of your living room. While most of us just toss it out with the trash, did you know that you could actually eat it? I’m serious, you really can. I’ve known for a while that you can actually eat pine trees. In fact, you should…

  • Holidays

    Happy New Year

    Happy New Year my friends. For my next trick I plan to rise out of the ashes of what has been a really crappy couple of years and flap like a chicken or something. Katie and I rang in 2017 by throwing away our old calendars. I took my 2016 file folder and archived it. I was tempted to give…

  • Economy,  Holidays

    Sign of the times

    While Katie and I forgo decorating our home to celebrate the holidays we still enjoy walking around our little neighborhood to examine the festive atmosphere. We may live in the ‘hood but several of our compatriots enjoy going all out for the season. I wasn’t up for last year but since I’m feeling a bit better we resumed our little…

  • Frugality,  Holidays

    Simple Christmas

    Katie and I tend to make our Holidays simple but this year we’ve went a bit lower than usual. Since money is tight Katie made some edits for the website and gave them to me as her gift. She is the one who designed the new logo, actually. Isn’t she talented? I bought her a box of hair bleach since…