A few links to things I’ve read and enjoyed reading this week plus the Versalette winner. Working on my ‘almost made the Olympics’ essay and a bit light on posts this week. Thanks for the understanding.
Smart Phones Are A Luxury, Not A Necessity from Frugal Babe. A smart phone is not a need. If it is, your employer will be paying for it. If you’re paying the bill out of your own funds, the phone is a want, not a need.
Sometimes You Have to Give to Know How to Receive from Amy. This post is actually about how to help someone that is having a baby and the gift of a meal. But there is a very strong section on creating community and how giving the gift of a meal brings people together. We’re so busy working, taking care of ourselves, maintaining all the things that we have bought with the money we earned that it’s hard to make time for getting involved in our communities.
Screen Free Week for a Family by Kara at Simple Kids. I was using the TV to make things easier on myself – only the reality was that it was making things more difficult. Our son usually watches some television in the late afternoon when I am making dinner. It’s becoming more of an issue and he’ll chase us down with the remote control asking for tee-vee. Some nice lessons here from a family’s screen free week.
Unencumbered, Even by Regret from the NYT. After moving constantly during his childhood the writer finds himself with a complicated relationship with possessions.
I was blown away by the number of entries for this giveaway from Revolution Apparel.
Comment #351 is the winner. Jessica Lynn – I’ll be in touch with details on your prize.