Saturday, December 30, 2006

Seven Things Week 21

I can't believe this is week 21. Lots of stuff leaving my house and even more when I finish going through my kitchen cupboards.
This week is kitchen stuff again.
* 8 Terra cotta bowls
* 4 water bottles
* 2 sippy cups

See you all next year and have a Happy and safe New Year!!

Friday, December 22, 2006

December 25..

This is supposed to be a happy time of year. Families getting together, good food, sharing. Celebrating Jesus birth.
All I am seeing is stress and tension. Fighting about where to go, when to go, who to have over, how much to spend on gifts, what gift to get someone. STRESS.
This shouldn't be a time of stress. It is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus--even though he wasn't even born on this day.
I know there are a lot of people that don't believe in God, or Jesus. But they still have the stress of celebrating this day. WHY???
My brother and SIL are muslim and they don't celebrate either. yet we are the odd ones in the family. I also have two brothers married to Japanese women and they are shinto. They don't believe in God or Jesus, yet they celebrate this day. But we are the odd ones!!
About 8 years or so ago, we quit celebrating December 25th in the mainstream way. We haven't had a tree all these years. We haven't exchanged gifts in the traditional way.
We are the odd ones out. The non conformists. And no matter what we say to our families about this day, they are still horrified that we don't have a tree and we don't decorate the house and we don't buy piles and piles and piles of gifts!
We celebrate Jesus' birth because that is what the day is supposed to be about.
But it has turned into this huge commercial, competitive thing that has overtaken the true meaning of the day. I find it disturbing, to say the least.
When we want to buy a toy or something for the kids--we do. We don't need to wait til December 25th to give them a bunch of toys!
We don't need a day to remember the birth of Jesus, we remember His birth all year long.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Seven Things Week 20

Kitchen stuff this week.
* 4 white saucers
* 7 white cups
* 2 white placemats.

Another boring week of seven things, but as usual I am glad to be passing it along and decluttering my kitchen some more!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Seven Things Week 19

Nothing exciting this week either.
*Five towels and a hand towel and two washcloths.
I have so many towels that I thought it was time to declutter them.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

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Friday, December 08, 2006

Seven Things Week 18

Kitchen stuff again this week. I can hardly believe all the extra stuff I had around here.
* Food dehydrator--rarely used
* 2 cake pans with lids
* wok
* Pressure cooker
* 2 small fry pans
* One pot
* Chicken cooker thing
So that's it for this week. Vietnam Vets are coming the 20th to pick up some bags and boxes. I have a soft spot for Vietnam Vets.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Kilowatt update

I received the electric bill today and thought I would update and find a new Reddy Kilowatt image.
So for November I kilowatt usage went down!! YAY!!
But I'm pretty sure it won't stay down with winter here and electric baseboard heat.
Novembers usage was 1006, down from 1010 last statement.
I'm still going to try to reduce, by how much remains to be seen throughout the winter but it will be interesting to watch.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Seven Things Week 17

Kitchen stuff this week.
* 4 Rubbermaid containers with lids
* 4 glass bowls
* yellow funnel
* strainer
* glass candy dish
* 7 Rubbermaid bowls with lids.
I'm glad to be rid of all of these extras and stuff I haven't used in ages. Less clutter in my kitchen.
There was a lady on E bay getting rid of her YARN (gasp) !!! I'm just not ready to be able to do that yet. I use a lot of my yarn still and I don't buy much new yarn anymore.