All those empty boxes!

After Christmas a friend said, only half-kidding, that he should hire himself out as a break-er down-er of Amazon boxes.  A news report later covered how many pounds of flattened Amazon boxes were taken to  recycling centers.  A staggering number. (Photo/Getty Images)

Our Amazon boxes lived outside under the eaves for weeks.  We flattened them bit by bit to squish them into the recycle bin for pickup.  We just finished the stack from Christmas.

Only after the holidays did I learn about Give Back Box.  I haven’t checked it out yet, but it looks interesting – a way to do some good while re-using all those empty boxes.


Bedtime Companion

Early to bed, whether or not it’s daylight saving time.  This is my “Peeramid” for books and tablets.  Perfect for tummy TV.  It has pockets for granola bars. 




Mine is blue.


I got mine at Amazon, but this isn’t a commercial, just a picture of my real life at night.  That lady in the photo isn’t me.  Not nearly enough flannel on her.