Showing posts from May, 2012

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Basics

Question: What enables you to both eat healthy and be a good steward of your community?  Answer: Buy a share membership to your local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Through a CSA membership, you are buying seasonal food directly from a local farmer. In a CSA, the farmer offers a set number of "shares" to the public. A share consists of a box of farm produce. You purchase a share up front at the beginning of the year and in return, you receive a box of seasonal produce each week throughout the season. Information about CSAs and how to find one in your community can be found at
Advantages for the Farmer • Market your produce prior to the growing season
• Receive payment early in the season, which provides cash flow
• Connect with those who will be consuming your produce
Advantages for You • Fresh food, packed with flavor and vitamins as they will be consumed or frozen very soon after they are harvested
• Exposure to new fruits and vegetables an…

not the best of times

Here I go again, waiting for some miracle to happen. Somewhere along the way of the busy work season, getting and being pregnant, and dealing with one family health woe to another, I lost steam. Life is so unfair. The best intentions and wishful thinking don't get you to where you want to go, don't earn you the money you need and don't take care of domestic issues like rearing a toddler and keeping him healthy.

All those negative thoughts are coming from a tired pregnant working woman who is currently nursing cough and colds and fears for her toddler suffering from the effects of kawasaki disease and for her unborn child. I can't say I could blame her. But still, this kind of thinking has got to end some time. Hopefully, that time is now.

We're Screwed! (Economically Speaking)

My word, personal finance experts are real bears! Check out the "What 25 Personal Finance Experts Desperately Want New Grads to Know" entry on Online Colleges. Here are some highlights:

be ready to pay off your debts for a long time
use public transportation and get a roommate
don't try to keep up with the Joneses
don't buy "luxury" items like all the crap you bought in college
save for retirement now (because Soc. Sec. won't be there for you later)
move back in with your parents!

No wonder the Occupy movement continues unabated. If these bears' advice turns out to be valid we're in for a heap of trouble.

Skirts to Shirts

Gaining weight? No fun.
Not fitting into your clothes? No fun.
Buying new clothes for a temporary larger size? No fun.
Remaking old skinny-butt skirts into funky fun tops for the afternoon graduation parties? So fugal. So fun!