Saturday, May 30, 2009

Recycling My Trash and Clothes

I started off my day by loading all of my recycling in to my truck. I try to recycle as much as I can because I can drop it off for free and it reduces the amount of trash I have to pay to dump...and of course, it's a good thing to do. I wait until I have a lot before I drive in to town, usually 3-4 months worth. The neighbor's dog was helping me out. This dog lives with the crazy neighbor dog mentioned in earlier posts but this dog is calm and quiet. Luckily I didn't see crazy dog today. Actually, crazy dog has been behaving himself lately. I've seen him a few times and he hasn't jumped on me or used me as a chew toy. Maybe he is getting some training at home.

While I was in town I stopped at the thrift store. I wasn't planning on going to the thrift store but yesterday a friend gave me a big bag of clothes that a friend had given to her. I tried them on but they weren't my size or style. I can't stand high waisted pleated polyester pants even if they're free. I dropped the big bag of clothes at the Goodwill and then went in to browse. I found a lot of things to try on but only 7 of them passed my test. All but one were half off so my total bill for 7 items was $25. Not bad. Some of the labels are J. Jill, Christopher Banks, Ann Taylor, Converse, and Old Navy. I don't care about labels for status but when thrift store shopping it is good to pick brands that are well constructed and will last a long time.

Here's my cat posing with my new-to-me clothes because she just loves being in all of my pictures.

Speaking of cats, I saw this link on Vegan Ruthie's blog and had to post it here. I'm going to share this at work too because I work with engineers and they will think it is hilarious. :)

Engineer's Guide To Cats


Over the Cubicle Wall said...

That's a cool looking non crazy doggie.

I need to send that cat guide around the office next week, but youtube is blocked at work :(

Daizy said...

We have websense and it gives us 15 minutes of quota time. Hopefully Youtube isn't one of the super-blocked sites, then we need the password...of course everyone in our office knows the password. :P

One of the guys brought his dog to work yesterday. It slept most of the time. Very nice dog, almost makes me want one. But then I would feel bad about leaving it at home all day. Now if I could bring it to work everyday that would be cool but it would not help my productivity.

Over the Cubicle Wall said...

We just get a message saying the sight has been blocked for whatever reason. Youtube is blocked for being entertainment. Blogger is blocked for being social networking. Lots and lots of others.

Cats are a lot less maintenance than dogs, but they are kind of cool. The one in your post today is ideal. Belongs to your neighbor, but hangs out with you.

Lizzie @ her homeworld said...

We have websense at work too. I can read the blog but not look at the pictures. Mad. Are you sure you didnt just pile your clothes aorund an innocent cat???

Daizy said...

Ha Lizzie, she just looks innocent! Actually, I put the pants out and she jumped up there and nestled in. I am guilty for the shirts though. She wouldn't budge!

Over the Cubicle Wall said...

Innocent cat? That is like a dry rain :)