Thursday, April 23, 2009

Earth Day

Yesterday was Earth Day, and I must say that I wasn't that inspired. For being someone really naturally minded, it really doesn't get me excited. There seems to be a lot of hype going around trying to get people to be more "green". Though I do like that focus, the intention doesn't really work if attention is only paid during one day out of the year.

I know there is a lot of volunteer work available to clean up roads and parks and to do other beautification. I think that is fantastic and wonderful, it just seemed like a whole lot of superficial hype to me.

However, I did take the opportunity to look at what it was that we were doing around here so that I could do an even better job being "green". I've got a few more ideas that will show up in my life in the near future.

Until then, really this whole cleaning and organization project is a greening up project. I am passing on the things that I don't want and fixing up the things I have that I do want. It's a whole new level of recycling.

I am enjoying the time that I am spending outside SO much. The backyard is really starting to look decent, and things are coming together. I actually enjoy spending time in the garage and the backyard now that I don't feel like it's just one huge junk pile that needs to be sorted out.

Jared and Daphne are going away for the weekend next weekend and leaving me behind. I think I am going to take that opportunity to really get some projects finished that would otherwise be difficult to do with "help". I'm putting together a to-do list, that I'm hoping to share with you soon.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Wow, I'm completely jealous that you get a weekend to yourself. I know that's not really the focus of the post, but it's what snagged my attention. :)