Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Going Green

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'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.


Anna:) said...

What is the secret to the soft towels? :)

GE is me said...

Yes, please share the soft towels secret. Also do you have one for soft jeans? My husband doesn't like stiff jeans AT ALL!!!
One of the ladies at my church said by being more green she cut their electric bill literally IN HALF!!!
Good book to read (if you have time)"Serve God, save the Planet" by a guy who used to be an ER doc.
Hope work, life & recovery are all going well!
God Bless, -Gail
p.s. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the pix of Ella on Candice's blog. What a cutie!

Deb said...

We can all use household hints!

Loved reading about your Garden Day with Ella. I'm also enjoying watching everything come up and trying to figure out what it was that we planted there???

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song!

Keep on Dancing...
Michigan Marine Mom