I've been saving them in a recycled glass jar, and keeping them with my craft supplies. I finally found a way to reuse them.
I know it's a small piece of plastic, but like plastic bread ties, everyone in the world is throwing these in their home garbage, and eventually in landfills. I just thought I would share.
You could use them to organize necklaces and bracelets in some way as well. They would make nifty-thrifty Christmas ornament hangers too.
Timmy, the black barn cat who adopted us, has earned his keep. We've seen him with a mouse in his mouth several times this week. Good kitty.
School is keeping the kids very busy. One joined the art club and the spanish club (a teacher told her that when she applies at colleges, this type of participation is very important).
Oh, and boy has the school year already started situations - pencils stolen, friends be-friended, and other chaos. We can view all the kids grades on-line, and my 11 year-old saw there was a paper marked missing, giving her a C in the class. She dug through her graded papers, and low and behold, there was the "missing paper" that was not only handed in, but returned graded. She took that paper to the teacher, and pointed out it was marked as missing. Her mid-term went from a C to an A. It makes me wonder how many other papers come up "missing."
School not only brings on chaos and the "crud," it brings on late night homework and grouchy, irritable kids. Ugh.
Yesterday I was able to cut more basil, rosemary and spearmint for drying. I hope to get the basil and rosemary potted and brought in before the weather reached below the freezing mark. I brought in a large bundle of sage to dry as well.
I'm working diligently on chores, and hope to sneak one more camping trip in this fall.