Sunday, March 08, 2009

I'm hosting Fun Monday for March 9th!

STICKY POST!!! New stuff below

This past week's Fun Monday started me thinking about how people of the last generation dealt with economic stress. There were several mentions of moms or grandmothers who made globs of soap out of leftover slivers or saved breadwrappers to use again and again. My own grandmother did those things too.

It was part of growing up during the Depression and living through WWII and rationing.

I've heard on the news that we are facing our own "Depression" here in the states and foreign countries aren't immune from this either.

So here's your challenge:
What are you and your family doing to deal with the current economic situation on a personal level? Obama's got a plan for the nation, but how do you/will you deal with your own economic stress?

Leave me a comment to sign up!

Chef Troll

Karisma

Janis

ChrisB

Jan

HoosierGirl

HulaGirl

BobbieLeigh

Gattina

Hootin' Anni (will think about it..)

Patience

Faye

Peter


AOJ and the Hounds


Tiggerlane


Grace


MtM


Alice in Wonderbread

Tracey

Mariposa

Min

THANKS, WT - I think I've got them straightened out now!

27 comments:

CHEF TROLL said...

It's a good question. I'll try to play but prolly on Tuesday.

Patience said...

My husband & I save water by showering together!

karisma said...

I promise to get out of my rut and try and join in this week. I just realised I have missed quite a few weeks. Put me on the list please. :-)

Janis said...

count me in, that is a very good topic. Your right, our generation is facing a depression.

ChrisB said...

Please add me to the list

Jan said...

I'm in. Thank you for hosting.

HoosierGirl5 said...

Sign me up.

J.

Anonymous said...

We (I) are planting a garden for the first time in years.

Patience said...

What does it mean to host Fun Monday? Do you write a funny post for a particular Monday?!?

Am I worthy?????

hulagirlatheart said...

Hmm. Interesting topic. I'll play.

Bobbie Leigh said...

We are saving by cutting our food bill in half, do not go out to eat anymore, and shut off our cable.

Gattina said...

We don't have an Obama, but a crisis too. Around me life continues as usual but the younger once have certainly difficulties.
It's not a very funny theme for a Monday, but sign me in.

Hootin' Anni said...

Your blog isn't loading properly. I've tried several times and I only see the sidebar. Must be a "Blogger Glitch". I went out and logged off completely and then rebooted...clearing all the cookies and such. It finally loaded.

I'm not sure I can come up with anything as our life hasn't changed all that much over the last decade.

Faye said...

I'm in Sayre. As Gattina observed, it's not exactly a "fun" topic but one that's on most of our minds. It'll be revealing to see how all of us deal with this. We may pick up a few good strategies from other "Fun Mondayers".

http:summitmusings.blogspot.com

Patience said...

So, I've been tagged for this, but I don't really know how this works. Do I need to write a complete piece for you to put here? Help me out here!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

For one, I'm only eating what the children don't eat. Almost, but not quite. Plus, no eating out (that's bad for the economy however) and drifting down any hills we can find (unfortunately we live in flat Florida.) It has the lowest high point of any other state, even miniscule RI.

Peter said...

Please sign me up to play Sayre.

Aoj and The Hounds said...

I'm in please!

New blog addy

http://aojandthehounds.blogspot.com/

Tiggerlane said...

ADD ME! I'm back! But may not post until Monday around noon....

grace said...

looking forward to see how people are coping, sign me up, grace
http://mamarehema.wordpress.com

margaret (the misanthrope) said...

Hi, Sayre! After your encouragement :-) count me in!

http://misformisanthrope.wordpress.com/

Alice in Wonderbread said...

I'm in.

WT said...

Ahh, I think some of those links need editing.

♥~♥ Tracey ♥~♥ said...

Count me in...sorry for signing in so late!

~Tracey from Nine Acres
http://findingbeautyinmosteveryday.blogspot.com

Mariposa said...

Hi, I'm not from the US but would love to join/share our austerity measures with the rest...please count me in! ;)

Here is my link:

http://mariposatells.blogspot.com/

min said...

Can I still join in?

Jeanna said...

I'm going to the zoo this Fun Monday.