Time to mail out the recycling! Time for my favorite swap-bot trade: the chunk-o-cardboard.
Before I stick any box into the recycling bin these days, I give it a good once-over, scrutinizing its possibilities as a postcard. To be honest, I was doing a little bit of this long before I’d ever heard of swap-bot or Postcrossing, but now I keep a small stash. The other difference, of course, is now I mostly send these scraps to people I do not know!
The preserved duck egg packaging went off to Chandler, Arizona. I recommended this product as something she could add to her congee. Don’t know if there’s a lot of congee going down in Arizona, but it could only improve things.
Something that I don’t think can really improve things is Bisquick. That box is on its way to a swapper in Mill Spring, North Carolina, and she can keep it. I don’t even remember how I ended up with a Bisquick box. Not that there’s anything wrong with Bisquick. I mean, there is ONE thing wrong with Bisquick, and that is that every single thing you make with it, ends up tasting like Bisquick!
A similar problem exists with Pillsbury products.
The dog treat box is going to Heerlen, Netherlands. My note was speeding along so fast, I ran out of space just when I’d shared the saddest bit–about no longer having someone to whom I can feed dog treats. What a faux pas! If I had to mention it at all, couldn’t I have led with it? “Greetings from California! My dog has left this mortal coil!” Well, you can’t expect me to always make the right decisions. I am in mourning.
Oh, hell, there I went again.
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