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FreeCycle: Downsizing & Paying It Forward!

Monday, May 10, 2010

I just LOVE Freecycle! www.freecycle.org/

Rather than just plopping and dropping off bags of "stuff" anonymously, it is so cool to touch base with folks during the process of posting and arranging for passing things along. In doing some spring cleaning I came across some 2X / size 18 shirts that I should have gotten rid of long ago. I discovered another case manager who was looking for clothes for her client just as I had been looking for a TV for one of my clients in the recent past and managed to get one through Freecycle. A few weeks ago I unloaded HUNDREDS of music cassettes as I no longer own a cassette player...brought lots of smiles to some fellow...doubt his WIFE will smile when he comes home with all of THAT...lol! The personal touch...paying it forward...it's all GOOD!

Made up my mind I couldn't just sit around cringing over the possible aches / pains I might suffer if I worked out so I hopped onto my 'mill tonight for an hour...felt GREAT! Enjoyed James Taylor's song "Never Die Young" ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=
) which to my ears sounds like: "Live your life with as much youth and vigor for as long as you can!" Had another round of PT this a.m., added another stretch, got another piriformis (yes, my butt...lol!) massage. Finished off the steroids today. We'll see how things go. I'm quizzing my bike club members to see if anyone else has dealt with this.

Time for my bedtime stretches and a good night's sleep...!

Keep on SPARKIN' everyone!

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    I agree Freecycle is a great way to rid yourself of your excess "stuff".
    Keep up the good work.
    2901 days ago
    Wow that is such a cool thing. I usually donate to goodwill, but this is actually better because the people don't have to pay for the items. Woot.

    I hope you are getting to feel better. Sounds like you are making a little progress.

    Thank you for the goodie you gave me over the weekend. I really appreciated it.
    2901 days ago
    I LOVE freecycle! I got my 55 gal fish tank AND the handmade wood stand (with brass fittings, casters, and cutout in the back for access to the filters & air lines etc.) I love being able to get rid of things by passing them on to people who need them! It's a great idea isn't it!?

    And giving away clothes that are too big!? Whew, that must feel even better! Way to go!
    2902 days ago
    Does it feel great to get rid of clothes that are now too big or what! During my moving process, I got rid of big-sized clothes too!
    2902 days ago
    I have a bunch of LPs and a record player. I TRIED a year or so ago to put all this away in a closet but then decided "no, I'll start listening to my LPs again." Which I haven't. On my someday list is to convert these LPs (and my cassettes as well) into .mp3 files...
    2903 days ago
    I love to bike too.. that is the one exercise I don't "hate" doing and I can stick with. Go you!
    2903 days ago
    Hoping that the medicine has relaxed the area and you indeed won't need them anymore. Keep us posted!! I know you will! :)
    2904 days ago
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    2904 days ago
    Yay for freecycle!! And YAY for giving away clothes that are too big now!!

    2904 days ago
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