As I sit here eating leftover chicken broccoli casserole (I promised the kids if they would clean up the leftovers for lunch we would make homemade pizza for dinner) with the crushed potato chips from the bottom of the bag on top (no one else has volunteered to eat them) I thought I would update everyone on how the WNWN (Waste Not Want Not) challenge is going. I am on day 5 now. So far, I have used empty deli containers for green houses, we have eaten most of the leftovers out of the fridge (there is a little bit of stew and cabbage leftover from St. Patrick's Day that I will turn into pot pie for Sunday dinner), I just finished mashing up the last six black bananas (the bane of my existences) to make a big batch of Banana Bread or Banana Cake ( the third child has been angling for this option). Here's the best part, I repaired the blind in my living room.
I have three floor to ceiling windows in my living room. They are wonderful for letting in the light, but are crummy when it comes to decorating options. Anything I wanted to do with them was spendy, so when I painted the living room two years ago I saved up my spending (yes I give myself an allowance every payday) and birthday money and bought wood blinds. I love how they look! You can imagine my despair, when eight weeks ago the middle blind refused to open anymore! The next day my darling hubby pirouetted on the ice and broke his knee cap; needless to say he became priority #1, and not my blind dilemma. So, everyday since then, when I open my blinds I have cursed the broken one. I was ready to throw caution to the wind and buy new ones; until my WNWN challenge began. Yesterday, I took the broken blind down and gave it a good looking over. The problem appeared to be that the cord had slipped from the plastic pulley and had crossed over itself, locking it in place. Grabbing my trusty tweezers and a small flat head screw driver, I replaced the cording back on the pulley. Miracle, they open and close, again! I am so glad I took the 15 minutes to repair the problem, instead of spending $XXXXX on a new one!
I'm feeling pretty good about what I have accomplished so far. The big green garbage can was definitely much emptier on garbage day this week.