Weekly Roundup and "Ask the Reader" Results

I didn’t get to my feed reader as often as I normally do this past week, but when I did I found some real gems out there that I will share with you below.

The response to yesterday’s “Ask the Reader” question has been positive – with most of you agreeing that I should write when inspired to write, and not write when uninspired. Fair enough. I will continue to post once a day, but on the occasions I have more to say I’ll include an afternoon post.

As a couple of you mentioned, writing part time is tough, particularly as you take on new assignments, etc. I never want to get into the routine of posting something just for the sake of posting it. Thanks to those of you who shared your comments.

Now, for the roundup:

My Super-Charged Life shared his thoughts on new car purchases in, “Please Let Me Talk You Out of a New Car.” Couldn’t agree more with this one!

The MotherLoad shared an awesome parenting tip in, “Just Call Me Ticketmaster.” This ticket concept is brilliant for little ones because they value quantity (2 of anything is better than 1 of anything) in a reward system.

The Wisdom Journal shared his ideas for “What Retirement Means to Me.” Retirement means different things to different people, so it’s a good idea to start thinking about what those goals are now. As Ron mentions, it’s also a good idea to make sure your spouse shares those same goals.

The Good Human shared a quick tip to “Reuse Leftover Water.” It was short and sweet, but generated a couple ideas for watering our Square Foot Garden.

Gather Little By Little provided a timely post, “Homemade Car Cleaning Products.” With the weather warming up, and the pollen spreading around, one could spend a small fortune on frequent car washes. I plan to put a few of these into practice this summer.


  1. Wow! Thank you so much for the link. I always enjoy your round-ups and appreciate being included. Have a great day!