Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Yucky Evil Items Part 2

The men in my life love to wash the truck. It's their favorite weekend chore and I love to sit back and watch them scrub tires with pride. Today, while loading up pictures from this weekend, it came to me...How Eco friendly can washing your car be?

To be honest the thought hadn't occurred to me that my car cleaners weren't green. So I started googling and realized the damage of our weekend ritual. From what I read it seems on avg we are wasting 140 gallons of water. ForShame! How had it not occurred to me if running water while brushing teeth is wasteful; then of course rinsing a car must be ludicrous?

I can't keep my lil boys from the chore they love so much and I was feeling at a lost but always the optimist I started googling for better solutions. I found some great alternatives for cleaning your vehicle with out wasting water or putting icky chemicals onto the ground. Check out to learn more.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

ice age?

I know the North's weather isn't as sizzly hot as the South but this is insain. 60 degree nights in JULY? It's maddness. Where's my hot sultry tanning weather? Some say we are working our way into a new ice age. That's why the weather is so unusual.

I imagine my self permanatly frozen in my Dodge Durango with an oreo in my mouth. Historians 100s of years from now will point and blame. They will go through my home and see my cell phone plugged into the wall, three computers running, lights left on, my husband frozen over the sink brushing his teeth with the water running, and my sons frozen to the TV. We honestly are trying to "green up" our lives but historians will taste bile in their mouth as they peruse our electronic burdened home. They will point fingers and say "You, you are the reason our Earth looks like poo!" They will be partially right. I am a part of the collective that is finding it hard to change at such a crucial point in history. Will we be too late?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Feeling Green but not acting Green

Since my last post I found out I am going to be blessed with my thrid child. This is great news. The throwing up 24/7, well not so much. It's been a rough time. And the doc apts are insain. I don't remember visiting the doc so much. I ve gone to two apts this week and still have one left. So besides feeling Green Im not acting very Green.

First the smell of food is the number one enemy so Ive fixed the children frozen meals for the last two weeks b/c I can't handle cooking. (NOT GREEN) Plus, all the driving over creation...Bad carbon footprint! Sending Nick for takeout...Bad carbon footprint! And like flushing the toliet a thousand times per throwup...not good water use. Who knew having a baby, something so natural, could be so UNGREEN! What's a prego to do?

Well, it's a struggle. I've got a lot of balls in the air but I won't let myself feel overwhelmed. I am challenging my self to have a very Green pregnancy. Any ideas? Advice? Come on people, it's gotta be possiable!