About

Hello my name is Eleanor Simmons.     I know everyone “has an opinion” and I find it so interesting listening to everyone’s opinion.    I definitely “have an opinion” and you would probably enjoy hearing it.

I truly believe that if you stare, think and play with something long enough you will figure it out.   I spend a lot of time doing that, in fact I wake up in the middle of the night trying to figure things out.   I consider myself a protectionist; however I have been called something else by one of my work colleagues.    Are you ready?   Anal Retentive.   Well OK mildly.   I’ve come to terms with that.

I consider myself thrifty and meticulous.    I grew up in a home that did not have much spare change and it was easy to learn to not spend if you don’t have it.    So I don’t spend it even if I have it.   I find a way to get it cheaper, make it or fix it.   Compare your products and use the best one suited for your project or lifestyle.

My mom worked but she also took care of the home.    She very rarely bought anything in a can.    I remember tuna and canned fruit in the winter.      Summer was spent making preserves and freezing vegetables.   Laundry was done with an old wringer washer until I was in my late teens.    I find it amazing that my younger friends do not know the time and money saving techniques I grew up with.    So I am willing to share them with you.    Leave a comment anytime, I am happy to respond.

I am always thinking and figuring things out.   Everyone has questions about life and “How Toes”.    Feel free to ask me anything and I will post it for you and share with the rest of the blog world.

7 responses to “About

  1. Congratulations!!!
    You told me about this idea not long ago and now its a beautiful, useful blog.
    I have already bookmark your blog on my favorites. See you soon!

  2. Hey Eleanor, this is fabulous , i look forward to reading more

  3. Thanks Kelly, I look forward to writing more.

  4. Hi, Elennor.
    I was watching a video on youtube about peony flower in your garden and I love it so much, but I could not find it anywhere in California and none of my friends are planting that flower.
    I was was wondering if you are kind enough to share some of the peony roots for me. I would love to have it in my garden because it is so beautiful and elegance. I would greatly appreciated for your generousity. Please let me know if you are able to give me the peony roots or not. I will wait for your reply. 🙂
    Thanks!
    Sincrerely,
    Connie.
    My email is phuonglamkieunguyen@yahoo.com

    • eleanorsopinion

      Hi Connie – We just got back from vacation up North and that’s why I am replying late. So I did some research regarding Peony and California. Well I discovered that my variety of Peony need about 400 hours of chilling. I don’t think you get that in California. So I recommend getting in touch with the peony Society of Canada they may have a variety that is recommended, probably a tree variety. If you send me your address in the spring (after the chilling season) I can send you a root of mine – you can experiment.

  5. I make my living writing, but I am not nearly as good as you. I’m not sure I would have the focus to do all the homework you’ve done on this topic. This is great. I will shurely insert a link to http://eleanorsopinion.wordpress.com/about/ on my site.

  6. Just discovered this site through Yahoo, what a way to brighten up my day!

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