Posts Categorized: Frugal Living

Clothesline Season is Finally Here!

Since I don’t use a clothes dryer and only air-dry my laundry, I am exceptionally jubilant when the weather becomes warm and sunny enough to dry outside. Today was such a day! Almost 70 degrees, sunny, and a gentle breeze equals optimum outdoor laundry-drying conditions. I cleaned off my nylon rope clothesline, which is sturdily… Read more »

Making Lucky Hoppin’ John

I have gotten into the New Year’s tradition of making Hoppin’ John on January 1st to start the new year out right. So today I made a big ole heaping pot of it. Hoppin’ John, made with black-eyed peas, is a traditionally Southern dish meant to bring good luck and prosperity in the coming year…. Read more »

After Christmas, The Laundry

“After enlightenment, the laundry”, is one of my favorite Zen proverbs. I take it to mean that no matter how spiritually enlightened you are, you still must deal with everyday things in life. Like laundry. There is always laundry. So on this Boxing Day/Kwanzaa/Day after Christmas, I did laundry. And I delighted in it. After… Read more »