Friday, July 29, 2011


Does anyone use this service in their community?
I have been a subscriber to the freecycle group for about 2 years now. I've seen lots of random items posted...but nothing that has been useful to me. Until recently, that is. Mr. Snippity & I had been looking for a bedframe. We have a king size bed, but were using a queen size frame that had been made to work since we were reluctant to spend such a large chunk of money. Last week, I saw a post for the king size frame. Emailed the contact. Waited and waited. Figured I wasn't quick enough to score the deal. Finally, the person emailed me back, and I was the first one to claim it! I had to send the Mr and his dad to do the pickup, as it is a BIG bed. Now, my room feels 'fancy' as my 7 year old said! Of course, putting a new bed frame in meant I had to *clean* the room it is fancy and CLEAN! :)
Now, if anyone has a matching dresser...I'm your girl!

Monday, July 11, 2011


My teenager has a terrible case of the "I want's!". Let me start by pointing out that she is almost 15 years old and has: a cell phone (not a smartphone), an ipod (a few years old), a laptop computer (a few years old). I'm going on a 13 hour car ride, and I want a new $300-$500 tablet computer to take on the ride.

Recent conversation :

"I don't have the cell phone I wanted, I don't have the ipod I wanted, My laptop won't work unless it is plugged in and keys fall's all crap!

Here's what she doesn't have: A job. And that's why she will not get any of those new things any time soon.

  • It takes just a moment to change your attitude. And, in that quick moment, you can change your entire day!