Sending my very best wishes for a Happy Birthday to dear Rhonda of the Down To Earth blog and forums who has become a dear friend over the last 2 1/2 years and never fails to encourage and share her wisdom in a gentle, undemanding manner.
Amongst many other things Rhonda says, "I am a complex bundle of madness when I put my mind to it and sometimes what is perceived on the outside as a stable and dependable older woman is in fact the equivalent of a box full of monkeys being let loose in the jungle for the first time." She has a wonderful sense of humour.
If you haven't read Rhonda's blog yet here is the link and you may learn many ways to save money but most importantly learn to enjoy being in your home, doing it your way at your own pace. If you click on the link to the forum you can come along and join (for free) an international group of like-minded people enjoying cooking from scratch, non-consumerism, gardening, soap-making and green cleaning, thrifty and crafty pursuits as well as a great group of warm and very friendly people.
Hope you enjoy your day Rhonda from the bottom of my heart.