Sunday, January 16, 2011

Lots of snow on Saturday.....

It was predicted that it would snow, so no surprise there I guess.  Poor dh's chest is bad again, so I decided to blow out the driveway.

We had a good day as we were working away in the new basement.  What a difference it has made down there putting all the insulation in.  We were actually sweating while we were working down there, which is a first.  Not sure how much more we are going to do in there before we head back up to the attic again.

In Saturday's Toronto Star newspaper there was an interesting article about how much food we waste per year.  It states that in Canada we throw away 40 per cent of our edibles per year.  That is crazy when there are so many people starving in this world.  I have to admit I am not innocent when it comes to wasting food.  I know I threw out a bag of salad last week, as I hadn't got around to using it.  Will say I did feel guilty when I did that.

It did mention Dumpster Diving, which is something I have heard of, but have never done.  Have any of you been dumpster diving?   I found this interesting link regarding Dumpster Diving for food not that I would do it, but congratulate people who can and will do it.

One of the other articles was about the work that Second Harvest does in Toronto.  Now I am sure  most major cities around the world do a similar thing.

For those of you who are members of Swagbucks make sure you start playing the games, as you can earn up to 10 sb a day for playing them!!  On Saturday I had my desktop on all day earning Swagbucks, and it worked out well for me.

Enjoy your Sunday.

7 comments:

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Good Morning Gill! I would gladly take a little bit of that snow! :-) There is no snow in the forecast for us, which is really unusual. But I know there's plenty of time left in winter.

I am very conscious how much we waste and it's my own carelessness that causes it, and it drives me crazy!!

LizBeth said...

Proud of the way you are keeping that snow up there. Patchy fog here. ~Liz

Pom Pom said...

Oh, I feel for you - doing all that snow removal. Be careful!

Karine said...

I hate wasting food too, I always feel bad when I toss things! One thing I find unfortunate is that so many things are not packaged for people who live alone!!! One way I often end up wasting is when I need to buy ingredients to make something but I don't need the whole package and I never end up using the rest :o(

Scrappy quilter said...

More snow coming. It's snowing right now. It's been one of those years. Years ago we dumpster dived once. C still has a beautiful oil painting hanging on the wall in her bedroom. We didn't find much else. Hugs

Star said...

Often it is the supermarket's fault that we throw away so much food because they make us buy too much in the first place. Who really wants a bag of ten oranges when there's only two of you? It's that sort of thing that causes waste. I know it is also true that we throw away what we've forgotten is in the fridge but next time you're in the shops, look at all the large bags of stuff that you really only want half of.

LizBeth said...

So guess who's been asked to serve on the church's centennial cookbook committee? I'm not even believin' this. ~Liz