Sunday, April 22, 2012


Things happen for a reason.

We fall off the wagon. We move to another state. We switch from regular to decaf. All these things spark change- sometimes good, sometimes bad. Through it all our faith keeps us strong.

This morning I woke up in a lazy mood- not really feeling like doing much. Instead, I listened to my body and headed to the gym for a workout. While there, I thought back to the Changepot and how we've all  neglected our group quest. My youngest has her charity all picked out and my oldest started walking to school in hopes of finding more change. The changepot collection purse has a few coins and a dollar bill from a previous day of successful finds but no entries since last year.

I needed to make that change.

After belting out a decent workout while on my way back, I found three pennies as I crossed the gym parking lot. Judging from my previous posts, it was a decent find as there are days when we find zip. As I approached my place, I looked across the street and found a neatly folded five dollar bill.

And now I find myself back here again. I'll reset the count until I count all of the change in my changepot jar. Right now it's good to be back. Happy hunting :)

total today: $5.03
total thus far: $5.03

Friday, July 15, 2011

$1.40 (Recycling bottles)

Today no change was found but Karen and I did our part by recycling bottles found in my office recycling bin and will place the money in today's total! We received a total of $1.40 in the form of a dollar bill, a quarter, and three nickels. One one hand, we helped clean up the landfills by turning in all these water bottles and on the other, we made our pot just a lil bit bigger :) It's a win/win!

Total today: $1.40
Total thus far: $54.74

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Today we found a total of 12 cents in the form of a dime and two pennies. Penny One was found while walking to the gym ; penny two was found right by the leg press machine (where I pressed a personal record!!). The dime was found right by the decline that leads to my favorite jogging path.

Total today: $0.12
Total so far: $53.34

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Today we found a total of 27 cents in the form of a grimy quarter and two pennies. We are also adding the penny found on Monday night that was left in the change purse for accountability at a later date. The quarter was found at a pretty busy intersection here in Brooklyn - the tails side of the coin looks rather worn but still recognizable against the backdrop :) . Penny number one was spotted right outside my favorite eatery- the Oasis off 4th ave and number two waited for us in front of the doctors' office. My youngest daughter is quite under the weather so mommy's been running around getting all the necessities to help her along. Poor baby even got sick this morning :(. A mother's work is never done - now off to cook dinner and watch a few Disney movies!

Total today: $0.28
Total thus far: $53.22

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Here's the proud coworker Trevor holding up the mended twenty!

Here is the twenty my coworker found ripped to shreds over the weekend. Great job taping it up!