December 17th is about that time when one becomes weak and all those great items on sale tempt the shopper to buy ‘one for me, one for you’. To remind everyone just how risky this can be, here’s another tidbit from yesterday’s Business Digest. “Create a holiday budget and stick to it. The twelfth month of the year has amazing potential to undo all the planning and saving you accomplished the first eleven months.” (Source: Smart Money.)
The gardening gift for today is easy and it’s free. All you have to do is go to Annie’s Gardening Corner at http://bilowzassociates.blogspot.com/ and fill in your favorite gardener’s email address under ‘Subscribe via email’ and you are off the hook. Every day that Annie writes her blog, an email arrives with the latest gardening info. No cost to you; a great stocking stuffer for your cyber gardening chums.
You can always pay for a subscription to a glossy garden magazine or a membership at one of the arboretums or botanical gardens in your area. But again, if you are an old Yank watching your pennies, is there anything wrong with a gift like this? With that in mind, the inspirational thought of the day is by Kin Hubbard. “The safest way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.” Watch out for the shopping detours and stay warm!
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