Pay the Paper Price
It was another hectic day today.
More things that I checked off my Busy Beeter List today included:
A great run outside.
72F, sunny, no humidity, not a cloud in the sky.
Then I came in and did some at-home in-garage yoga for 20 minutes.
I went to the grocery store and replenished some produce.
Eating the rainbow? Not a problem here. Especially purple, apparently.
Perfect plus, right up there with white nectarines, are such a treat.
I restocked my paper products. I am getting over the bad cold I managed to come down with on my birthday and had used up all the Kleenex I had on hand. Just call me Rudolph. But I’m back in business now.
And gosh, taking care of bodily functions like butt and snot wiping are expensive! Why are paper products so expensive? I guess they know you need them and will pay whatever it takes. Since most of us aren’t going to use leaves or old newspaper.
For food, it was time to make something that produced planned leftovers. To the rescue, Vegan Sloppy “Bean & Lentil” Joes
We skipped the buns.
Bunless, meatless, lentil-based “Sloppy Joes” <– How’s that for using your imagination.
But the filling sure is tasty and filling and I used real Manwich in the recipe. So good. And vegan for all inquiring minds.
For snackage, I had an appetite for Chocolate Coconut Oil Protein Popcorn
Chocolate Chips + Chocolate Protein Powder is a great way to turn popcorn into a protein-errific dessert. <– Yes, that word is cheesy and I don’t care. Plus, the nooch, too, adds protein.
From my last post, Busy Beeter, I enjoyed hearing if you’re a fan of beets or not (most of you said yes) and what tasks you’ve been crossing off your list.
And also most of us seem to get entirely too absorbed and too sucked into our computers and computer work.
1. Do you think paper products from paper towels to tissues to toilet paper are pricey?
There are some things I love to be frugal about, but paper products are not in that category:
Cheap paper towels seem to require at least twice as many to get the same job done and they shred and erode in the cleanup process anyway.
Cheap tissues are just so scratchy on my face that I feel like it’s sandpaper on my skin.
Cheap toilet paper is just plain wrong. It’s thin, it doesn’t really allow you to wipe properly (TMI but it’s true!), it shreds, it’s scratchy, it’s just not pleasant.
I use cloth napkins and stopped buying paper napkins 5+ years ago and have saved so much money. I just wash our napkins with the regular laundry and don’t iron them, and yes, there are food stains on them, but I can live with that.
I know some are paper towel-less and only use cloth towels, too, but I haven’t gotten that far. Sometimes I just need something disposable.
So I refuse to buy el cheapo paper products but always shake my head at what they can charge!
2. How’s your week going? Anything fun happening for you?
I took 10 minutes today and walked through an antique shop. I didn’t buy anything but it was fun to see if there was anything I just “had to have” that was cute and fun. No such luck. But I did just score the $1 dishes over the weekend so I got my dishes fix in that way.
P.S. Giveaway reminders: