Saturday, March 2, 2019

1/2 A Cent Each

Tarot Egyptien Oracle of the Dames ~ Queen of Coins
#65 A relative who lives in the country is very rich and will send gifts.

If only! I don't believe I have any rich relatives, but then the idea of rich is all relative isn't it? There is always someone who has more than we do so they seem rolling in it. And I'm always impressed at how little we can live on if we put our mind to it or circumstances require.

I was late beginning my journey to common sense financial stewardship. It is the petty thinker me that sabotages big bucks...Rob loves his paper goods and he uses paper towels in crazy ways. As cutting boards for one. Drying the silverware for another. A few twists to start his garage stove. I have a stack of cutting boards and a fresh tea towel is always at the ready. We drown in junk paper.

So I worked out what his individual paper towel cost, ready to beard the lion for sheer wastefulness. 1/2 a cent each is what I came up with, maybe  5 cents a day. And it gives him so much pleasure to have his stash. There are 100% better ways to direct my budgetary ideas... 

6 comments:

  1. Circumspect. There's a word for you. And I am sure your Rob saves bunches of nickels in other ways. I sometimes think of how wasteful others can be sometimes. Goodness knows what they would think of my tarot and oracle card collection.

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    1. saves many nickles by thwarting my big spending ideas ;)

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  2. I'm with Rob on the paper towels. Three grandsons means less germs spread than using hand towels (cause thoroughly washing hands takes too much time 😁).

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  3. We go through quite a few table napkins -- so handy -- too handy. I'm going to dig out the cloth napkins again. They're small and can be thrown in with a load of laundry, so aren't really taking extra water, power or soap. But I'll be saving some trees; that counts. -Kate

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    1. Of all the miles of fabric I’ve plowed through one of my very favorite projects was napkins
      https://kalamaquilts.blogspot.com/2008/12/napkins.html
      Which were just a side effect of a clean up. After 11years of every day use they are getting pretty faded and limp. I’m such a lazy bum...to lazy to make some more...

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