Thursday, April 9, 2009

"Spring" break and getting it all

It's Spring Break here at Cornerstone Home Learning. To usher in the week of "Spring" Break, six inches of wet packy snow fell on Monday and more snow joined it on Tuesday. James got sick on Monday and Suzy thought it looked fun apparently, so today she joined the ranks of the unhealthy children. James is still sick. The snow has all melted now and it was warm and lovely today, but due to my two ill darlings and my new (temporary) online job scoring tests, I didn't really get to enjoy it. Ah well, such is life.

I thought I'd share a tip with you. Do you throw away tubes and bottles when the contents are hard to dispense? I used to, but now I nip off the end with scissors and cut down the side if necessary to wipe out the remainder by hand. There's always a LOT left and I can get another week's (or more!) usage out of what might have been trash. See how much is left in that bottle? There's more in the bottom you can't see. Thrifty, eh?

3 comments:

MICHELE said...

Good thrifty advice! I'll be copying you're tip.

Mich.

Denise said...

I'm sorry that you got snow - we didn't get any. Gorgeous weather! Oh, sorry... hehehe

I hope the online job is going well, even though it's tugging you away from your writing and family. The paycheck will be nice. :)

Anonymous said...

I just did that last week!..... to get the last little bit of hand cream out of a tube. There WAS quite a bit of cream left in there, too! Love, Mom