so, i have been touched by the eco-friendly bug. i guess i have always had a little inkling toward trying to do my part to reduce my consumption... but i no longer feel that i am really doing enough. i am going to change that. i have already started using reusable shopping bags. pretty much bought a full supply of them as soon as they were made available at my local grocery store. i do occasionaly forget them, but i know that by using them that i am off to a good start. i also make sure to recycle soda cans. unfortunately, that is about all i do. if you notice at the bottom of my page now there is a plastic bag counter with an insanely huge number on it that just keeps going up. i hope that will be a reminder to the people who see my page that plastic bag consumption is out of control and at the very least, if you do use them to recycle them.
i found some really cool stuff at www.to-goware.com and www.reusablebags.com and i think i am going to try some of it out. the most notable, in my opinion, are the little reusable snack and sandwich bags at the second site. i always hate using a baggie for some of the dumbest little things like tomatoes that i dont want to soggy-up my salad before i am ready to eat it. then, of course, washing a little plastic baggie is a lot of hassle so i end up throwing it away after just one use. these bags that they sell are machine & dishwasher safe! that pretty much makes it a no brainer for me - they took out the hassle! the other thing i am going to look into is more recycling options here locally. last time i looked into this it would have been a costly venture. i am hoping this time i will find different results.
in other news, G has turned 7 and we had a small party at the house for him. i even baked the cake! he got some new toys and books so i think he had a good day. he also got some money and decided to get a couple new video games. overall, i think he enjoyed it all.
the hubby and i have been working on our diet and i have managed to lose about 10 pounds!! he has also lost a few, though i am not really sure how much. my laptop is back from its second repair and i think this time it is fixed. that means i can start working on pictures again and finally get a few up here for everyone. hope all is well with everyone... i will attempt to get some pictures up this weekend... but no promises!