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A new year has begun

January 1, 2009

I don’t normally do New Year’s Resolutions, but I have two this year:

1. To finish my Graduate Diploma. This shouldn’t be a problem – I only have one unit to go! So far I have a credit average, I’d like to finish on a high note and get a distinction or high distinction.

2. To simplify and de-clutter my life. This one has a lot of facets. I want to save money, or rather, I want to spend money on home improvements to make our life better, rather than ‘stuff’. I also want to consume less ‘stuff’ from an environmental point of view, and health-wise, to make more food from scratch.

An excellent and thrifty habit I have gotten into lately is making popcorn on the stove.

For a while I was using the packaged microwave popcorn, but ugh, have you ever looked at an ingredients list? Yuck. It also costs a couple of dollars a bag. For $2.50 I can buy a kilo of popcorn kernels. That’s enough to make a LOT of popcorn.

The kids love it too! Sure, air-popped popcorn would be healthier, but a bit of oil and salt won’t kill me – at least I know what’s in it.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 1, 2009 1:18 pm

    Hi Georgie, Happy New Year ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a popcorn maker that is brilliant. It airpops popcorn. I bought it years ago when I was teaching. You can still get them Breville, Kambrook and Sunbeam make them. Mine looks like this http://www.kambrook.com.au/product.asp?id=124

  2. January 2, 2009 2:09 pm

    That dress looks great Georgie ๐Ÿ™‚ I also have a popcorn maker. I think I got mine for only about $15 or so a few years ago and it still gets a good workout ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. January 4, 2009 3:33 am

    Ah yes, but I like oil on my popcorn ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. January 5, 2009 8:54 pm

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  5. January 5, 2009 8:54 pm

    I want to simplify and declutter my house too. I saw a magazine with an article on decluttering. They must have been taking it seriously because it was only 2 pages long…It was called “too much stuff and too little space” Of course it was geared (like ALL THESE OTHER ARTICLES) towards people with modern houses that are much bigger then mine

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