As I mentioned in a previous post, I was able to work part-time during April, May and part of June. But, contrary to what I implied, I didn't really lay about in a hammock reading books that whole time. Mostly, I worked in my garden. I put in stone borders and gravel paths. I planted fruit trees and blueberries. When the weather warmed up in July, I planted all kinds of vegies and some perennials. This effort resulted in a bountiful harvest and a lush urban oasis. My roommates and I frequently eat meals in the garden, watching the bees buzzing and the hummingbirds humming.
about this blog
Hi, my name is Diane and I live in Portland, Oregon. I'm learning how to reduce my expenses so I can spend less time working to pay the bills and more time doing things that are meaningful to me, including volunteer work. I'm finding that it's not easy - our economy is designed to keep us trapped in a "spend more, work more" cycle. In this blog, I explore these issues and share insights from experts about the new economy, social justice, sustainable living and related topics. I hope this information is helpful and interesting to you.