Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Ok, so maybe I did die...

I tried and tried to log in to blogger for about 3 weeks, and couldn't get on...I don't know if it was my computer or what, but then I just kind of fizzled out for awhile...Alas, here I am again. I will attempt to resurrect the blog. I've been following a lot of blogs lately that all deal with "going green", reducing carbon emissions, reducing your "footprint" on the earth and just basically living simply. I'm really super tired with consumerism. I'm really exhausted by "retail therapy" and where in the hell does anyone put all of their crap? After so long---don't you run out of room? I just got a raise, and I still feel broke all of the time....I know---boo hoo, whine, sniffle...
So anyways, we've made some changes around my house. I started making my own eco-friendly, inexpensive laundry detergent. My husband made a composter. I took a vacation day from work and had my mother teach me how to use a sewing machine so that I could make cloth napkins. I stopped using disposable dishes/utensils/cups entirely--at work and at home. I don't buy bottled water anymore---I carry my own refillable water bottle. I try to always take cloth bags to the grocery store so I don't have to accept paper or plastic bags. We recycle far more now than we ever have---shampoo bottles, medicine bottles, etc. And we are trying to make it to the Farmer's Market every weekend so that we can purchase locally grown food---free from pesticides as well as supporting our local farmers. Oh, and we changed out all of our regular light bulbs with CFLs.
Don't get me wrong....I'm no tree hugger....I just know there has got to be a better way than the ridiculous path we're on right now. Gas is often over $3 a gallon, men/women are losing their lives overseas left and right, school shootings are quickly becoming commonplace, but our beloved media would rather focus on celebrities' death, detox, addiction and arrest. Something has got to change. I can't live with myself if I don't try something different. I've got to do something to make the world a bit more ducky...

1 comment:

Beth in the Fake Plastic Fish Tank said...

Hi. I just tagged you for the 8 Random Facts About Me Meme. Please don't feel obligated to participate. I went ahead and did it because it was fun to talk about something other than plastic for once.