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October 24th, 2010 at 12:59 pm

I got several things for free this last week - not as much as the previous week, but still really good.

Subway footlong sandwich
2 Mars simply caramel candy bars using BOGO q's
Cottonelle fresh wipes
12 cans Bumblebee tuna
2 tubes Crest toothpaste
Dove shampoo and conditioner sample
Jergens lotion sample - 2 kinds
2 Nivea chapstick
1 Yakisoba
Vaseline lotion sample

I finished reading my book Dragonsdawn by Anne McCaffrey. Sci/Fi - very good. I've alway liked books that have a homestead mentality. Starting over with very little and using your ingenuity to overcome obstacles. Books like Little House on the Prairie, Swiss Family Robinson, and sci/fi books like going to colonize other planets or end of the world starting over books. For a long time I thought I wanted to Homestead. I collected the first 120+ issues of The Mother Earth News and have probably read each one 10 times or more in the last 30 years. I eventually realized I just liked to read about it and don't actually want to live it Smile But it's fun daydreaming about what you would do. I used to daydream about how I would pack a wagon if I was an actual pioneer. What is really necessary and what isn't? How would you contrive if everything were taken away except what you could carry? Very fun to think about and illuminating. Coincedentally I was reading the Dollar Stretcher and found an article that addresses this mentality that I enjoyed very much.

http://www.stretcher.com/stories/08/08oct20c.cfm

2 Responses to “homestead mentality”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    I'm a fan of Urban Farm magazine. Much more doable, without moving!

  2. boomeyers Says:

    Yeah for freebies!! :-)

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