Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Happy Earth Day
They are signing "airplane" not flashing some gang sign, just in case you were wondering.
I tried to remind myself that it was earth day and couldn't think of a better way to "celebrate" then just spending as much time outside as possible today. Chris rode his bike to work today (23.3 miles each way). He is way more hardcore than me. At least I drove around our fuel efficient civic (40 mpg) most of the day!
I dropped Athena off at school and took Rowan for a walk at Lake Murray. We picked Athena up from school and went back home. After Ro's nap, we headed for the co-op for some earth day sales but got detoured by the beach just a few blocks away. The kids had a fabulous time at the beach and could have stayed much longer, but I had groceries to buy and so I hustled them over to People's. We had a good shopping trip, I remembered all my reusable bags thankfully, and then headed home (sat in horrible traffic). After we got home we had dinner and I gave the kids baths. We then headed up to our neighborhood park since Chris wasn't getting home until late due to the earth day bike riding!!! For bedtime stories we did an "earth hour" again with all of the lights out. We read books with a flashlight and joked about how the compact fluorescent bulb in our lamp was probably a better choice then a flashlight, clearly not as fun though for Athena. So that was our earth day. The other things I did/do that I feel are very important choices for our earth are using cloth diapers, line drying said dipes, eating organic and of course vegan, using non toxic cleaning products, cloth napkins, recycling, composting, ...that is just what came to my head right now. I know we all try to do our part, I am always learning and trying to do better. Sometimes I get lazy, and the convenience of not caring at all tries to sneak its way in to my thinking, but luckily I have Chris and a ton of awesome friends that keep me on track. Yay.