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Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Insanity

It drives me absolutely crazy to hear people complaining all day long about how expensive the holidays are getting ... as they continue to buy, buy, buy! If it's too expensive, STOP!! You have the power to change the way your family celebrates a holiday! If you think it's becoming too commercial, stop buying so much! Don't keep up with "tradition" if you think the tradition is bad or over done! And if you CHOOSE to keep up with it, STOP complaining about it! If you eat too many cookies ... don't make so many! I love Christmas cookies ... and yes I eat too many, but it is the one thing about Christmas that I really love ... so I continue to do it ... and I'm not going to complain about it. Instead, I embrace it, enjoy it and I'll deal with the results in Jan when the cookies are gone!!! At least I won't have huge credit card bills from a few cookies ... a huge waistline, perhaps, but bills ... no!!!

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I love to work in my gardens ... flowers, herbs and vegetables all intermingled. I am an organic gardener and use companion plantings to help control the pests and diseases. I also love to help "young people" learn that they can make a meal from scratch just as fast as they can open a box of Hamburger Helper or go through the drive through. I run a business from my home teaching people to cook & selling the tools to do so. I work full time at the local grocery store, so I see many sides to the food we eat. Most of it is not good. We need to get back to feeding ourselves as much as possible and stop shipping our food thousands of miles! I also am an avid supporter of the Humane Society, La Crescent Animal Rescue and other local groups that help animals. Recycling, composting and re-purposing are also very important causes to me! I run an online greeting card business and a business that sells plant based cleaning products & natural supplements as well.