My world debut as the crazy coupon lady

Today at Walgreens, I had my first ever experience of being a crazy coupon lady. I bought six items, using seven coupons to make my purchase free, except for 35 cents in sales tax. I walked out with: a 6 oz bag of Planter’s olive oil and sea salt skinless almonds an EAS chocolate snack bar a Pure Protein snack … Read more

Clearing away obligations with help from Joss Whedon

The past 9 days have been more about getting rid of obligations than actual things. Not obligations to other people, just to my own sense of completion. I tackled the mending pile. I mended two pairs of pants and a pair of shorts for Dekalb, who has been waiting patiently – and sometimes impatiently – since last summer for me … Read more

Something new from some things old and ugly

Several weeks ago, I embarked on making my paint cabinet look nicer and be a bit more inaccessible to my cats. For the past several months, I’ve been using a nailed-together cabinet that a friend found on the curb. It’s obviously a homemade job, possibly assembled from old crates, and held together with nails rather than screws. It was stained … Read more

Trashing the woodpile

On Tuesday, I got rid of much of the scrap wood collection that has been accumulating in my basement, waiting to be disposed of. The total included: 2 milk crates full 2 buckets full a chopped-up hollowcore door that I had been using as a folding station atop my washer and dryer, but hasn’t worked for that since I moved … Read more