Ash Wednesday Blog Finds

Today is Ash Wednesday, and the day finds me wishing I knew more about the Catholic traditions. What is the purpose of the day? Why does it exist? No idea. Here are some finds from the day’s gleanings:

Spring Cleaning Checklist @ Getting Freedom.net: I am a sucker for a checklist of any kind. More than the checklist though I like the listing of things a person might clean if they wished to do some spring cleaning. I think I may wash the curtains sometime soon.

9 Bills You Can Lower Starting Today! @ Christian Personal Finance: Lists like these are great if you are trying to think of ways to cut your expenses. Even though I feel like we’ve cut as far as we can I’m sure that with the electric I can find yet another way to try and lower the bill.

Oatmeal – 5 Ways @ $5 Dinners: Oatmeal is a scary dish. It can taste excellent or very bad depending on who is cooking. I love the idea of adding something yummy (other than brown sugar) to the dish. Somewhere out there I also read about cooking oatmeal in the slow cooker overnight. A nice warm breakfast on a chilly day does sound tempting!

Free Ebook: The American Frugal Housewife @ Money Saving Mom: This is a Kindle book, but if like me you don’t have a Kindle you can download a “Kindle to PC” reader and still get the book for free. This book is my kind of book! It was written in 1832 and dedicated to “those not ashamed of economy.” Lower on the page you can also download other titles for free, such as “Things Mother Used to Make” or “Made-Over Dishes.” I know what I’ll be doing this afternoon!

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