So, Joel has accused me of "going green." I really don't know how it happened. I mean, I lived in the land of "recycle and reuse" for 3 years (the Northwest) and did not recycle one thing. Maybe it all started with the rising cost of gas. Maybe it was my desire to feed my family healthier foods. I really don't know, but Joel's right.
I had Joel build a clothesline in the backyard where I now hang everything to dry. I've even found the secret to not having stiff towels. I know all you who are occasionally house guests will appreciate soft towels. I also bought several bins that I actually labeled cardboard, paper, and plastic and put them in the garage. And, my lowest green moment.....I put Ella in the jogging stroller and WALKED to the store to get a few things!!!! I know...it's like the little green recycling monster has taken over.
As I get used to my new found greenness, I have made a few promises to Joel. I will not hang our undies on the line. There are just some things the neighbors don't need to know. I will allow lights to be turned on but only at night. (Just kidding) Last but not least, Joel can still use hot water to shower. So, in the attitude of my new green counterparts, I encourage you to think of ways to conserve and maybe save yourself a little money.