Most menopausal goddesses and their families greet this New Year with hope and trepidation. With the somewhat stark economic realities facing us, we gain a chance to look at what we spend with new eyes – moneywise AND timewise.

Theresa-Venus wrote in her own blog of Nov. 13, 2008 about Rediscovering Simple Joy. Potlucks replace dining out. Canoeing and cross-country skiing replace concerts and movies. (And as she notes, the exercise is a fantastic bonus!) Theresa’s blog