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Thursday, December 11, 2008

2009 - A Live Lightly Year...

See that ticker up there? I'm already putting together my plans for 2009. With all that's going on in the economy, in the world, the challenges to the environment, war and destruction? Are you depressed? Even in this season of love and giving, are you fighting to "grin and bear it?"

Well, I'm going to be seeing what on earth I can do to live even more lightly and more positively on the earth than I already do. With luck, there'll be a post or two here along the way (I'm not the best at even weekly posts here, but I'll try!) - and please let me know the things you're doing to make a difference in your own lifestyle, your own economy, your own community. How are you struggling to stay upbeat!?!

As things now stand I'm going to start with a plan to make two large-batch main dish "from scratch" meals each week (on the weekends, as I have no other time during the week). Big pots of soup to take to work for lunches, a casserole/vegetarian meal for dinners during the week. I'll share photos and recipes, too!

(I'll probably start that this weekend, not waiting till 2009 for it! wink)

A big part of my goals for the new year involve reducing my expenses to cut debt as much as possible. (Is there ANYONE without some debt?) And I'll be searching online for the best sites/articles/tips I can find to pass along.

Won't you join me? I suppose we could make it an "-along!" Hmmmm...a "SAVE-along?" - oh that's rich: a SAL!

What are we SAVEing? Our money, our community, our vision for tomorrow, our sanity?

Probably all of the above...


Knitting Linguist said...

What a great idea! I like the acronym, too ;) I think for my part, saving my peace of mind will be a big one (and will probably encompass a lot of those other things, too -- finances, health...). Community support is a great thing!

Plain Jane said...

I grew up learning how to squeeze a dollar until George yelled for "HELP!" from parents & grandparents who had survived the Great Depression. I think those skills are going to come in handy next year. A "Savealong" is a great idea!