Sunday, May 3, 2009

Going Green without Going Crazy!

****Hey everyone!!! Sorry I've been so M.I.A lately, I've been battling a cold the past few days, and been trying to get back on schedule from our WONDERFUL trip to see Liz and the Girls. I leave again tomorrow to go to Palm Springs for the week with my Mom and Paisley. So much for trying to get back on a regular schedule! ****

The past few weeks, I have been trying to "Go Green" more and more. I already do Green things here and there, but it wasn't until recent Oprah shows that I realized that I need/want to step it up a notch. The problem is, how do I do it all without losing my mind? I am not ready to install solar panels on my roof, or get a solar oven. I'm definitely not ready to ride a bicycle to make the toaster work (did you see that on Oprah?) I buy mostly organic foods, I buy local foods, I grow my OWN foods, I use the re-usable grocery bags, I use energy saving light bulbs, I turn off all lights when not in the room, I water less, I recycle EVERYTHING, I only run the dishwasher when it is about to over flow, I drive in a route where I can save gas, meaning save the emissions that my SUV emit, I am going to downsize my car when my lease is up..... but I want to do more!!!

Right now it is the cool thing, to "Be Green". But that is not why I am doing it. I am doing it for Paisley. I am doing it so she can have kids that will be able to grow up in a relatively "normal" world. I just get so frustrated because it feels so expensive to do the "right" thing. (am I abusing the quotation marks yet?) Today I actually drove approximately 50 miles, roundtrip, to go to our local Whole Foods Market. Thank God that a new one opens up in Encinitas by the end of the summer because driving 50 miles kinda defeats the purpose of trying to buy healthier foods! *sigh* I just don't get this world sometimes. It costs 99 cents to buy a greasy fat-filled burger at a drive though, but it cost $4.99 to buy a veggie Burger. What's a girl to do?


Lizzie Fish said...

i missed these posts! i'm sooo glad you got to hit up a wf, though! that store!

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