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I did a lot of free activity today – gardening, walking around town, chores — but for my fit in 15, I wound down for the day with some yoga in the privacy of my own home, for free, thanks to iTunes vidcast of YogaToday. (free always pleases this money coach, naturally)

Grassy Backbend
It felt soooo good. (and no that’s not me in the photo)

Readers: a point to you in the iPod shuffle giveaway if you can recommend other free exercise sites online – stipulation: they need to have vidcasts. And be reasonably female friendly.

I love free stuff! Or living large while spending little!

So here are some upcoming events for Canadians:

FREE OUTDOOR MOVIES this weekend for Williams Lake Folks:
Friday/Saturday May 29/30
Sunset Time: 21:15
Movie 29th: ET
Movie 30th: American Graffiti
Location: Williams Lake Stampede Park (800 McKenzie Ave South)
Courtesy of FreshAir Cinema

CLUB FATASS is a misnomer! It’s a free runners’ club by the people, for the people. If there isn’t one in your community, you can start one with a little free help from the Club Fatass folks.

It’s DAY THREE of Staples’ 5 DAYS OF DEALS. Today’s deals include leather executive chairs, Notebook PC, Digital Frames and more.

Montreal – looks like you’re having a massive TOMMY HILFIGER SALE over the next two weeks. Time to get some great jeans!

Edmontonians, you’ve got a brand new FARMERS’ MARKET to visit. Fresh baked goods. Fresh Produce. Atisans.
Thursdays, 2 – 7pm.
93rd Street and 118th Ave.
Shop away!

The Regina LADIES CHOIR TEA MUSICAL is having their final concert (presumably of the season) on Sunday – only $12!

And for those of you preferring to hang out at home, Knowledge Network almost always has something of interest to watch. Check out their weekend lineup, which includes a documentary on Ansel Adams.

Me? I’m looking forward to Yellowknife’s first ever YKTweetup at (still unwired, but we love it anyways) Javaroma cafe.


Will you be wanting fries with that?

In these days of financial tension, even the most spendthrift types among us are becoming more conservative with spending.

Life can still feel good.  Here are some five ways to get back in touch with what we already have, and enjoy.

  1.  Squawkfox, who writes clearly and intelligently about stocks, bonds, and inverse ETFs, also includes posts about food (accompanied by drool-inducing photos).   If you’ve got kids, and you’re thinking about hallowe’en, you’ll want to check out her post about gross, scary food you can make.
  2. We all know it feels good, but we rarely do it:  Pare Down.  Sometimes we spend in order to distract ourselves from the clutter in our lives – we are not comfortable in our own home so we go out; our closets are so over-stuffed that we forget our pieces that still fit and feel wonderful; our once bright, shiny toys are dusty and tangled with wires.   Paring down can bring back zen and contentment… without spending a dime.
  3. Apartment Therapy is featuring a series called “Something for nothing: Decorating with CraigsList’s free section”.   Someone in Chicago turned a workshop table into a kitchen island, for example.   Anyone with a toolkit and some creativity out there?
  4. Do you have dogs?  Then you may, like me, have forgotten part of the reason you got them in the first place:  To have fun!  This is a good time of year to play some games with your canine kids.
  5. And then you can always scheme how you, too, can enjoy a 4-hour work week.
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