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I have a whole, lovely, fracking day to myself at home. By myself.… 
16th-Jan-2006 08:04 am
I have a whole, lovely, fracking day to myself at home. By myself. This, is bliss. I was going to go out and wander around for awhile, because I can, but I think I'd rather stay home and enjoy having the house to myself instead. The errands will wait. (And here we pause to consider why I have a day off. Dr. King, above all else, was a man who said "Something has to change, and I'm going to be one of the people to change it." If more of us were like that, (and here, dear self, you need to pay attention) a lot more would get done.)

(Here I'm reminded of yesterday, when we took our own cloth bags to the Kroger. I set the bags down on the conveyor belt and blithely told the bagger that the milk and potatoes didn't need bagging. He turned the bags over and over and over, as if he was wondering what the hell to do with them. He finally did start, you know, bagging groceries in them, so score one small point for us.)

I have stuff that has to get done today:

- all the homework that got neglected over the weekend
- cleaning up the kitchen
- putting away the leftovers in a slightly more organized fashion
- posting polls in the book club

And stuff that should get done today:

- posting about last night's feast, including recipes
- laundry
- cleaning up the office
- organizing the pantry before something falls down and kills me one morning

So, this is my notice to myself that I shouldn't frivole in front of the Internet or AOE all day.
16th-Jan-2006 03:24 pm (UTC)
I [almost] always use cloth bags at the grocery store. Last night, the woman ahead of me in line asked if she could have my paper bags since I wasn't using any. '?' sez I. The cashier didn't miss a beat: 'sure, go ahead,' she said. '?' sez I, after the weird woman walked away. The cashier shrugged. 'You'd be surprised at how many people think that they're sneaking up to the register, then grab a handful of paper bags and run off. I figured it was easier to let her take a couple, rather than having her take 20 or so when she thought I wasn't looking.'

Am I really the only one who has too many bags under the sink as it is? Am I missing some really cool use for them?
16th-Jan-2006 03:46 pm (UTC)
Don't use under the sink. Grab empty kleenex boxes and stuff them full.

We use them for garbage bags in all our cans-- we have cats and ferrets, so there are lots of litter boxes that need cleaning and scooping. We also have a dog who we walk. And unlike my neighbors, we scoop after her.

I also use them as packing material when I sell a ton of stuff on eBay.
16th-Jan-2006 04:22 pm (UTC)
Okay, that's weird. We use the paper bags for recycling on occasion, but other than that...
16th-Jan-2006 03:48 pm (UTC)
Is that icon from a comic? Its precious!
16th-Jan-2006 04:23 pm (UTC)
Yea, it's from "Mutts" by Patricia Mcdonnell. :)
16th-Jan-2006 05:12 pm (UTC)

16th-Jan-2006 05:03 pm (UTC)
in defense of the people that steal the paper bags, i go through easily 200 paper bags a year in my classroom. the local grocery store knows me by name when i go to get bags. and the plastic bags my kids use for carrying their gym clothes in since everything has to be see through. ~your sister
16th-Jan-2006 06:24 pm (UTC)
I have only needed additional grocery bags badly enough to go ask the cashier for them once, and that was when I was getting rid of the moving boxes--we slice them up and stuff them into paper bags for the recycling folks to pick them up. I didn't feel bad, though, because for small runs we use our cloth bag. At Andronico's, we even get a 0.05 discount for using them.
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