I am Lovin'TheGoodOleDays!

Welcome to my blog. I'm glad you're here. You'll find information about my shop; favorite recipes; features of other crafters and artisans; tidbits of beach living; and the ups and downs of life.

Yes, there were some things about the past that were definitely great, but everyone's list is slightly different. This blog is my contribution to the things that make life great, and not so great. Like all things, this blog will grow and change as I do. Come grow with me.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Monday Mojo...Yakety Sax

Do you ever get the feeling that you're going as fast as you can, but not going anywhere? Last week I was so busy and this week I am once again hitting the ground running.  So, if you're like me, with too much to do and not enough time to do it all in, let's kick it up to overdrive and get this show on the road.

OK, so I had originally been planning on doing a video from The Benny Hill Show, but I just couldn't find the right video to capture the mood I wanted...until I came across this one.

This week my son has to do a speech dressed as George Washington (working on the costume today and tomorrow), we have three little league games, I need to plan  and shop for this week's menu (which involves the dreaded comparison pricing and couponing, then hitting various stores), and sadly my poor little Etsy shop gets pushed back in the list of things that need to be done.

So, what's on your plate this week?

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

If I Won The Lottery

Let's just say, for the fun of it, that I had the winning ticket in tonight's lottery. (Like you haven't thought about how sweet life would be if you won.) Look, I know my chances of winning. This is just a pipe dream. But just for the fun of it, let's say I did win.

To give you an idea of what my good life would be like, here are a few things I would love to spend some money on, if I had it.

A real honeymoon...Bora Bora sounds nice
These stunning shoes

This beautiful dress to wear when I go to Bora Bora
This beachy mirror to go in the entrance foyer of my beach house
To find my first love and fix it up and never let it go again
This bed
A place to put my collectibles
So, what would you do with all that money if you had the winning numbers? (Besides jump up and down and scream your head off, that is.)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Monday Mojo...If I Had A Million Dollars

In honor of the current round of Lotto Fever, I thought I'd add to the fervor just a bit. I'm sure there's not many out there who haven't thought what life would be like if they won the lottery. I own't lie, for me life would be SWEET! But until then, I work, and scrimp and cut coupons...and dream just a little about the good life.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

It's Not Worth It

I work for a major grocery store chain. I am a cashier and I have lots of interaction with all types of people. Since I'm in a beach community, I see many people who are still working for a living, those who are retired, and those who have done well enough for themselves to either not have to work anymore or who can afford to have a beach home and come here to unwind and relax.

Whatever their economic status or age, they all come through my line. And I ask them all if they brought their own grocery bags. Our company encourages folks to bring their their own bags by offering a 5 cent discount per bag. It could be a canvas bag, a homemade cotton bag, a recycled pet food bag, or even our plastic bags which they brought back to reuse.

Lots of folks do bring their own, and make sure to get their discount. I am one of those people myself. For one thing our bags are not as strong as they used to be and rip easily. My bags are more durable and can hold more. Plus, it's my money and I want to keep as much of it as I can, thank you very much.

You can be sure many don't care about a measly 5 cents, but it does add up and besides it's just a token way for the store to say, "Thank you for doing your part."  Not long ago I had a couple come through my line. I asked them if they had any bags and the woman made a point of telling me how unhealthy recycled bags are because the liquids from the foods get on the bags.  Her husband continued to bag their items and said it just wasn't worth it.  Without even thinking or meaning to be insulting I smiled at the woman and chuckled and said, "Then you just wash them." Am I the only one who thinks that's just in-your-face obvious? What did people do before disposable diapers or paper towels and napkins?

I am currently collecting large pet food bags to make my own recycled grocery bags. I will definitely be using them when I do my shopping and may offer them in my shop, as well.  I've seen many blogs, websites, and items for sale to know that many do care about the Earth and minimizing our damage done. But, this one instant reminded me that many people still don't "get it."

Do you get it? What shade of green are you? I'd love to hear what you are doing to reduce your carbon footprint.