Today I Am . . .

by Katy on April 25, 2013 · 23 comments

Enjoying this outtake from last week’s Zero Waste blog post:

Zero Waste Outtake

Waiting to see if the nest on our house that showed up overnight will start to see some action:

Birds's Nest

Cringing at some of the bulk options at Winco. Yes, they have organic cane sugar, oats, quinoa and pasta, but they also have powdered nacho cheese! Click on the photo to ch-ch-check out the ingredients!

Powdered Nacho Cheese

Loving all that Goodwill has to offer:

Ceramic Hell

Asking for you to read my Huffington Post article about the recent Bangladeshi garment factory collapse and “Like” and “Share” it on your Facebook wall.

Bangladeshi HuffPo Article

Now you. What are you doing today?

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Karen April 25, 2013 at 9:09 am

I am playing computer handy person today, trying the 10th solution to work for getting a printer driver that will work with my computer. Dang technology; supposed to make life easier but has made mine harder.


Katy April 25, 2013 at 9:13 am

I hate that kind of day. So much time spent and next to nothing to show for it.



LIB April 25, 2013 at 9:22 am

Totally unrelated: Have you finished Gone Girl’? I wanted to talk with you about it, but didn’t want to spoil it for you.


Katy April 25, 2013 at 9:23 am

Yes, I finished “Gone Girl” last week.



LIB April 26, 2013 at 8:03 am

Did you enjoy it?

It was a “I Can’t Put This Down” book for me.

I knew at the beginning that Nick hadn’t killed Amy, but knew we were meant to believe he had. I thought it was the author who wanted us to believe that–when I found out it was Amy who wanted us to believe that~~that’s when that book became ‘unput-downable’ for me.

Geez, that gal was CRA-ZEE! But SMART!

I was a little disappointed with the ending cuz how could either one of them ever sleep with the other under the same roof? But, they DID deserve each other so, in a sense, it was the perfect ending.


Kate April 25, 2013 at 9:28 am

Well, I was making some progress on packing up our house to move next week, but then proceded to slice off a bit of my finger while making my lunch. The best part? When I told my mother and sister that I’d done it while cutting lettuce, each of them replied in a slightly condescending tone with, “Don’t you know you’re supposed to TEAR lettuce?!” Ah, family. 🙂


Katy April 25, 2013 at 9:32 am

Too funny!

Katy, who also slices her lettuce, although not her fingers.


Renee CA April 25, 2013 at 2:52 pm

If I had to tear lettuce I’d never eat a salad. I figure it’s ok to cut if you’re going to eat it right away and much easier to eat. Slice, slice, slice, chop, chop, dry on a tea towel.


Sarah April 25, 2013 at 11:14 am

I am waiting for 5:45pm, when I can catch the bus to meet my husband at Staples to buy more boxes, as we’re moving in less than 3 weeks and are not even remotely near to being all packed up! We still have all his books, the entire kitchen, all our clothes…ack!


Renee CA April 25, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Check Craigslist. People post their boxes after they move. I got boxes that way and got rid of them after.


JaneUlness April 25, 2013 at 11:43 am

I arrange a swap when I change sizes of clothes… A win win situation.
Reading labels is good, you would be surprised what products don’t have a bot of their name in them?! I really love your blog, you get me thinking beyond my old box.


Lorraine April 25, 2013 at 1:15 pm

I just shared your article in the Huffington Post on FB. Great article – so sad… I keep looking for clothes made in US and buy most (but not all) of my clothes at resale/thrift shops…


Kailey April 25, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Today I am…(and have been for the last two weeks)
Going through your archives, I’m in July 2009. I’ve had to resist commenting on SO MANY POSTS! But I figure it’s just silly being over 3 years later.


Katy April 25, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Comment away!



Rowen G. April 25, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Made whole-wheat / oat soda bread this morning; patched an old pair of trousers to wear for garden work; wrote a short story when I was supposed to be researching somethng else; did *not* get the nap I was hoping for.


marie April 25, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Today I cleaned the bathrooms, yuck.
Did 3 loads of laundry.
Finally finished helping the neighbors box up his wifes things.
Cleaned the deck off.
Used the reel mower to mow the backyard! Whew This is my new exercise plan, We have over 2 acres, so the goal is for me to keep up close to the house, Well, I think the backyard is 2 acres. I’m tired!!!!!
Oh, and going to grill some chicke for dinner. 78 degrees, I’m loving it.


Heather April 25, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Today I am feeling disgusted by the powdered nacho cheese! I am concerned when the first ingredient spell cheese “chz”. However as a chemist, I recognize most of those names. They are great for the lab but not for going into my mouth!


Lynn D. April 25, 2013 at 5:22 pm

I have a nest on my porch too! I’ve seen the house wren making it. His mate is always close by supervising the construction. Typically house wrens make lots of nests and then the female will decide which one to use at the last minute.


Katy April 25, 2013 at 11:52 pm




Diane C April 25, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Winco and Costco are my go-to stores. The only Winco is a long way away, so I only go every other month or so when I’m in the area. Luckily, Costco’s practically around the corner.
I love the bulk bins at Winco. I will not even look at a bulk bin anywhere else, but Winco turns over their stock so fast that I never worry bout freshness. I agree that there are some scary items and some things, like single tea bags, are not a deal at all, unless you only need one or two (but why??).
I witnessed something at a Winco recently that was really scary. A woman (with a child present) grabbed a bag, put about a cup or two of Macadamia nuts in it and then stuffed it into her purse without tagging it. It was all I could do to restrain myself. If she hadn’t been with a child, I might have beaten her with a reusable shopping bag!
Slightly off-topic, but thanks for letting me vent.


JaneUlness April 26, 2013 at 5:49 am

In regards to the nacho cheese. I never met a cheese I didn’t like. And. Never met a cheese with zero cholesterol. If it sounds…


Taylor-Made Ranch April 26, 2013 at 6:22 am

Planting a blueberry bush as part of edible landscaping. Planting a couple of seedlings in the raised-bed veggie garden and maybe even drop a couple of seeds in as well. And most of all – praying the rain we were promised tonight materializes! Happy Friday everyone!

~Taylor-Made Ranch~
Wolfe City, Texas


Hydra April 26, 2013 at 3:59 pm

I am… wondering what are Guacamole Bites (in the bin next to the cheez)!


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