Sunday simplicity

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.

Henry David Thoreau
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Thoreau has been a big influence in our lives. We have always tried to live with many of his thoughts. As Quakers in the 1970’s we definetly lived according to those queries. So a nice quote my husband sent me the other day.

Today is dex day, but we’re still going to Costco early. He’ll drive as I don’t drive on dex day. My judgement is just off. I have a pretty big list of stuff some expensive like Zantac, face cream etc. I may want to go over to Whole Foods too for a few things. Mostly bread. I haven’t been making bread lately so since I love good bread I may go there.

Then flylady zone is the living room and entry. Our front room is also where our table is so its all one. Not much to do except dust and vacumm. I could declutter a few DVDs like mad men that no one is ever going to watch again but that’s about it.

On a completely different stream of thought , 2 bloggers I follow have had, I’m assuming, some negative comments and have closed their blogs. It’s by invitation only. I’m not sure but since I do read both I kinda got the jist of what it was about but I’m saddened that this has to happen. I don’t get enou gh traffic to get much in the way of comments so I’m not sure how I’d react. But some stuff said was pretty unnecessary.

I’d like to hear anyone’s comments on this as it bothers me. Maybe people just get tired of the negativity.

,Once in a while I’ll post a comment that says something against what the person is saying, but only in a nice way. For instance, I like the blog Ourfreakingbudget.com. She was writing about how you can shop Whole Foods with out spending your whole pay check. And supporting trying to buy organic as much as possible.

so this person comments , that organic is not regulated and has pesticides, is essentially bad for the environment, and that GMOs are kinda a hoax. I almost fell over. So I did comment that this person really needed to get the facts. Organic is highly regulated and cannot use pesticides, and whoa.. Gmos by Monsanto is a very very scarey thing. We’ve been doing the organic thing since 1970 so I think I do know something about it. My husband also works for the largest natural food distributor in the organic or and is a spokesperson against GMOs.

So I hope I didn’t offend anyone but I truly was shocked someone thought these thing. What do they feed their kids????

Now, I admit I don’t always do organic and I do once in a while get an In and Out Burger. But most everything is organic or natural.

Well, maybe this is a dex driven post, so I’ll quit.

But, I’m saddened people have to close their blogs that I enjoy over some weirdness.

4 thoughts on “Sunday simplicity

  1. interesting post, as I have already written my post for tomorrow (will go live on Tuesday) and it touches on the subject of negative comments. I moderate all comments on my blog because of some comments that were left in the past. It’s one of the pitfalls of blogging, you can’t take it personally.

    Gill in Southern Ontario, Canada

    • Hi Gil,
      I don’t get many comments but some bloggers I follow do. When they say something others don’t like I guess the nasty comments come out..the one blogger is back though as it was a mistake she said when she was changing settings. That’s the frugaltexasgal.com. I like her take on retirement and being creative.

  2. Hi, following you hear form Sonya Ann’s new group.
    As I have gotten older I have found that I am not in charge of anyone’s beliefs or opinions, so I try very hard not to step on others toes when commenting. I have never had a really negative comment left on my blog (or perhaps I simply have a thick hide)

    • You’re so right, everyone has a different view of life. Who are we to judge it. ( although I do occasionally)… But I’ve learned so much from other bloggers and it has been very helpful with budgeting, retirement, minimalism .

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