Monday, June 27, 2011

Great-Depression

It's not one of my favorite places to be in, this great depression. But that is where I am. At least I've visited this place enough times to know that I won't be here forever, it's just a layover on the way to someplace better. I'm very blessed to have a home and animals that need tended to keep me going!  Maybe waking up to a lot of mornings that look like this lately has brought it on.
I will be glad when the sun is back on a regular basis!
 This has got me to thinking about my Grandma. She is one really sweet lady who lived through THE great depression. And to this day, I can see the impact it had on her. Nothing in my Grandma's home ever got threw away. Bread sacks, milk jugs, the plastic thingys that held soda cans together were all stashed in a drawer or cabinet or the garage for someday when "someone would need that." Now that she is in a nursing home, the pattern continues. We find her drawers and pockets stuffed with the jelly packets from the dining room and the little plastic cups for her water and medicines. So everyone in the family has little jelly packets stashed in their fridge now. But what to do with the little plastic cups? We're not talking about 1 or 2 a day. They bring her a new one every time she takes medicine-5 times a day! Those things add up quick! I'm making an effort to reduce the numbers of these in the landfill (and to respect my Grandma's wishes) by finding ways to reuse them. First, every cousin that has toddlers got some to use as stacking toys. Then I used some to plant some Forget-Me-Nots in:

I blended some honey, yogurt, and fresh blueberries. I poured that yummy mixture into a cup and froze it to make an afternoon snack. I also have some frozen coffee to mix into a cold coffee drink-no watery cold latte's for me!

The rest are stacking up until I find something to do with them. And I haven't had any brilliant ideas at all for the little medicine cups yet. I'm thankful they are so small. It makes storing them a lot easier! I think Grandma would be proud!
 I would love to hear your ideas for ways to reuse these.


Lamentations 3:25-26  The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.  It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. 

2 comments:

  1. if you put a stick in it, you could freeze it and use it as a popsicle mold. I've seen some post from other bloggers that have done that.

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  2. Julie- that's a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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