The mint green bicycle and I rode to town and back. It was wonderful and fresh.
I love the old saying: "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without." Call me old-fashioned, but I like to have things last for a while. I find it unnecessary to buy "the latest" of everything. Seems to me a waste of money if what you have works well.
My cell phone is a good example of that. I inherited Arnfinn's several years ago. It may in fact be from WWII, but it still works - most of the time. I realize that the time has come to renew it, and now that it's becoming a necessity, I am looking forward to a newer updated phone.
My friend Cathrine - who now is family, because our children were married in January, has a website about provident living at Fremtidsrettet livsførsel. She also blogs about recycling at http://velferd.wordpress.com/, what it is like to learn to have a lifestyle where she makes do with what she has, having a storage and reupholstering furniture, painting old chairs etc. Very inspirational to me.
Today's water color reminds me of making a quilt for Sean, when he was little. It was blue and the pieces were cut from older clothes and materials I already had .