I look like a cross between Kevin on “The Office” and Aunt Bee in this bathing suit; it’s simply a piece of fabric to throw on when I am done. Done. Done.
I like travel on the cheap; we bring our own lunches, eat at various bodegas, fill our water bottles. And teenagers can figure this out on their own and make great choices when the money they have to spend is their own.
Welcome Graduates, Distinguished Guests, Mothers who only moments ago were yelling, “What do you mean you can’t find your shoes?”
A SWAP. No money exchanges hands, there is no fund raising, a SWAP is a simple way to streamline your wardrobe, help the environment and perhaps share your fabulous wardrobe with someone else.
This week I muse joyfully on mothers and all they do, all they are and all they love.
First, start paying back your loans. Today. Forgo those five dollar lattes, those eight dollar smoothies. Learn to make your drinks at home. Find a blender and a coffee maker at a thrift shop and invest in a reusable coffee cup.
Come meet writers Mark Okrant, Susan Dromey Heeter, Bob Charest, Garry Rayno, Wayne D. King, Michael Davidow, Roger Wood, Nancy West and George Liset.
When: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Where: Nackey Loeb School of Communications, 749 East Industrial Park Drive, Manchester, NH
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
I muse joyfully this week on art galleries and bathrooms. As you know, Joyful Musers, I am a fan of the used, the re-used and the frugal. And at this moment, where the verb “downsize” is utilized as often as “to get a coffee” this is prime time to search out art – original, eclectic, lovely to you.
Every year I gather clothes I no longer enjoy from my own closet, grab a coffee and head to this event midspring. I’m never disappointed. And I love this event, not only because I always meet and laugh with friends, I love that I get to go shopping without a wallet, without an agenda, without sales clerks, without any overhead.
In a world where children’s birthday parties can cost more than my car, I asked friends from large families what they did for their birthdays.