So, I am trying to do somethings to improve my footprint on the Earth. I realize that I am not the greenest person on the block (ever reminded of such by Angela and Amy) But I take from them ideas on how I can be more green ;)
Like taking shorter showers. I do my best to keep them in the 5 minute range. Though I have to say I do sometimes go over. But averaged over the week, I am pretty sure I keep it in the less then 35 minutes total a week. Like tonight, I was goofing around and I soaped my hair and body, then rinsed the whole kit and caboodle together, instead of as a 4 step process, LOL! It worked! I had time to shave my pits even with a few grains of sand left. I wouldn't recommend it as a daily shower ritual, but it was amusing to see if it cut any off my time, LOL!
Plus I have been trying to eat more mindfully. In fact, up until 7pm this evening, I was a whole week vegetarian! I was pretty proud of myself. Then, the lemon chicken that DH asked me to make was done. My intention was to just prep it to go in the fridge, as the kids won't eat it and DH was at work. So he could then warm it up for himself when he got home. But dang it, I am such a good cook ;) it smelled so good! So I had some. And I was feeling guilty about it. As Angela says "Chickens are friends, not food!"
But then I thought to myself, I did do very good, and I never said I was gonna be 100% vegetarian. I just said I was gonna cut down on the things with a face that I eat. And I did.
I have to keep reminding myself, it's little things that I am doing to help reduce my footprint, but no matter what I do I am never gonna FLOAT! And it's better to do a few little things, and feel good about it, then to beat myself up for not being perfect. NO ONE is perfect.