Thursday, May 7, 2009

I'm Just Doin' My Part People...

It's not easy being green....for Kermit and our family of 7. With good intentions, I personally have struggled with the "going green" thing. I want to do good when it comes to the Earth...I REALLY do!! I think of this beautiful place as sacred and a gift. So please don't get me wrong....I really want to make a difference...but it's hard.

I mean, I've bought my reusable grocery bags, but I always forget them. I've removed my name from the phone book distribution list, and I even recycle all of our milk jugs, cans, newspapers...when I remember to get it out to the curb. I can give 38 excuses of why it's hard for me and my family...I've counted. We live an abnormally busy life, and we love it that way. So sometimes going the extra mile of going green gets put on the back burner...and I've had guilt....until yesterday...I had an epiphany!

I had a vision...or at least I thought I did...until I looked in the mirror and realized that no, it was not a vision. It was real.

I stared at myself in the mirror. I cocked my head to one side and then the other, took my hat off...ran my hand over my greasy pony-tailed hat-hair, got a little closer to mirror and realized that I was saving the world! Little ol' me was doing something "green"!

I was dirty.

I was on day 4 of no shower...I had saved gallons and gallons of water in just 4 days. And I've been saving gallons and gallons of water for like...10 years! This whole time I thought I wasn't contributing to the "green movement" and I have been!

I have no time to take showers everyday....I wish I could of course, but showers are a luxury for me right now.

Day 1: Shower. Lookin' good...get out in public, do errands, look people in the eyes...

Day 2: Quick brush of hair, a little make up...maybe pull top of hair back, but otherwise, still looking decent, kids are okay if I go out in public.

Day 3: Ponytail, lots of deodorant, stay in car when I go places...drive-thru's only.

Day 4: Ponytail, HAT, the rest of the deodorant, say in doors.

I know...GENIUS! But I'm just trying to do my part people...you know...

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13 comments:

Julia said...

too funny. i can't go longer than 2 days, but i sure can try! i admit, i shower every day... maybe i can change... just a little. ;)

Nikki said...

This had me crackin up!
I use to take 2 showers a day when I was a smoker - hated the smell of smoke.
Now that I am smoke free I am down to 1.

Dawn said...

too funny!! I can totally relate to the lack of showers-thanks for giving me a new way to look at it-it'll make me feel better on day 3 and 4!

Muthering Heights said...

LOLOLOL, that's hilarious!!! But every little bit helps, right?

Terry said...

Thank you on behalf of all unknowingly living green moms everywhere :)
Love your post .
Have a blessed Mothers Day !

Marci said...

LOL! Love your blog!

Nell@SheSnaps.com said...

Yep, you're right... we're doing out part! I never thought of it that way. lol What a hoot. I would love to "kick it" with you one day. I bet you're a blast.

Nell
SheSnaps.com

Amy W said...

Too funny!

Give LDS Gifts said...

Hilarious!

Jay said...

This is HILLARIOUS! --- I guess I do my part too sometimes, then! :)

Robynn's Ravings said...

You make dirt holy. I love you.

Randomly Elly said...

you are TOO funny!!! I have tried to do my part too...I have made only to 2 days so far....Thanks for making me laugh!!!

heather said...

LOVE this post. I think I'll be helpful and green that way too!! -Well. Maybe not. BUT I DO do the dishes three times a day just so I don't have to throw away paper plates, forks, spoons, knives, cups...