Sunday, August 10, 2008

My Microwave blew up....

..a few days ago. I have been very conscious of not using it to cook food in recent times due to the health issues with radiation and depletion of all the good stuff in the healthy food that I buy. However I do admit to cooking my oats in it a few times a week and reheating my food - never in plastic containers though :-)

When I heard it "zap" my first thought was..."damn I have to go buy a new one", then I thought what should I? I have been without it now for 4 days and I have only gone to use it 2 or 3 times forgetting that I have taken out to the garage. Today I cooked my post work out oats on the stove top and they were really yummy and creamy - just like Mum used to make. Luckily I have a gas oven and stove so it really is quick to cook and reheat. I am actually thinking I may buy one of those old fashion toaster ovens for re-heating??

My clothes dryer also died 2 months back and I have survived without a new one of those too. Luckily I live in the Sunshine State so my washing does dry in a few hours.

This makes me wonder do we really need all this "stuff" that we collect? As I gaze around my apartment I am looking at my possessions with different eyes now. Is all this stuff really necessary, or is it just clutter that creates stress as we drive ourselves to earn enough money to buy it?



Anonymous said...

I wholeheartedly agree Lisa. Have you seen the 'story of stuff'? If not go to and watch it, absolutely fascinating!

Steph Davis

Lisa said...


Thanks for the tip. I love the website!

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