Grab Bag Sweet Stuff:
Watch out for identity theft this Easter… the Easter Bunny may not be who you think he is…
Grab Bag Caring Connection:
When someone in your life gets seriously ill, there is much to do. Friends and family are concerned and want to know how things are going. Just when your energy is being taxed the most, you know you must share any news with those who wait for updates. Websites help with this task, but where to start with all that?
Caringbridge.org, that’s where.
A CaringBridge website is personal, private and available 24/7. It helps ease the burden of keeping family and friends informed. The websites are easy to create and use. Authors add health updates and photos to share their story while visitors leave messages of love and support in the guestbook.
Pass this site along to those who can use it, and know it will be linked here on The Bag in the right hand column, should you find a need.
Grab Bag Knowledge Connection:
Did your cat just expel something unidentifiable? Is your car STILL making that weird noise after the fourth trip to the shop? Don’t know what to do about your brother being deported, and it’s 3:00AM?
OR… would you like to get paid for sharing your expertise while watching TV in your jammies?
If you need OR CAN SUPPLY expert advice on health issues, computer problems, autos, legal issues, pets, jobs, home appliances, etc….. you just might find what you’re looking for at JustAnswer.com.
Here’s how it works… You ask a question and put up a good faith deposit (usually $9-$15), and wait for an answer (usually within a few hours). If you accept the answer as helpful, the expert (and the site) get paid. If you don’t accept it, you get your money back. See a sample computer Q and A here. And here is one about a dental issue.
If you are the expert, you get paid a percentage of the fee.
Certainly worth a try when you don’t know where to turn, or an extra outlet to put your expertise to good, and paid, use.
Grab Bag “Old Linens Learn New Tricks”:
Donate old sheets and towels to a local animal shelter. Most shelters will accept old blankets, bath towels, hand towels, sheets, pillows, pillowcases, bathroom rugs and t-shirts. Shelters use these for lining pet cages, cleaning up messes, drying off wet dogs, providing warm bedding, and covering kennel doors when pets need a rest from the light. Most shelters are under-served in this area, so any extra help is greatly appreciated.
And…. use your old sheets to make gift or shoe bags. Just cut the size you need, sew a one-inch seam for the drawstring, and then sew the bag together.
Grab Bag Brain Game:
Grab Bag Funny Stuff:
The Handsome Men’s Club
… AND… the Club Outtakes