Thursday, February 26, 2009

Read in a Fortune Cookie....

If you continually give, you will continually have.

Friday, February 20, 2009


So I was shopping today, and as usual I had my reusable shopping tote. At the register I told the cashier "I have a bag here, you can save that one for the next person". In her best self righteous tone she says (practically yells) "JUST SO YOU KNOW, OUR BAGS ARE MADE OF RECYCLED PLASTIC. SEE? IT SAYS SO RIGHT HERE." I politely informed her that I'm sure that they were, but that my choice was to save the bag. And then she says "BUT YOU CAN PUT THESE IN YOUR RECYCLE BIN, IT SAYS SO RIGHT HERE." She seemed really irritated. I really wanted to say "JUST SO YOU KNOW, if given the choice, the best option is to prevent or reduce the amount of waste that is generated in the first place. While recycling is an important component of the overall waste management hierarchy, it is still the least preferred option because you first have to generate the waste in order to recycle it. Reuse falls in the middle in that if an item can be reused, either by the original user or by someone else before it is disposed to the trash or recycled, then the waste of that item is prevented or at least delayed." But then I might have lost her, it was a complicated thought. Or, I could have said "JUST SO YOU KNOW, I found that when I started living in a more environmentally conscious way, it felt good. It made me feel like a better person. Give it a try and see if it works for you." I first heard these words from Roz Savage. It does feel good. Every time I do it. It all adds up, JUST SO YOU KNOW.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Read in a Fortune Cookie....

Success is a journey, not a destination.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Fun in My Backyard

This weekend we invited our nephews Seth and Chase over for a slumber party. We had a blast, and we are looking forward to doing it again. In the morning after breakfast, the boys and I went out to check on Mr. Spock. I offered them the garden hose to help me water the plants on the porch. That was all they needed to entertain themselves pretty much until their mom came to pick them up. Plus the Pine Tree got watered.

I love sharing my backyard with the people I love. It is my favorite place to be.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Spock.....I..Can... See you.

I spent a little time in the backyard at dusk capturing these pictures of Mr. Spock. I'm still trying to learn how to use my new camera, and this was my first successful attempt at low light no flash photos with the zoom.