This Post Brought To You By The Color Green
Our family has discovered the game of Frisbee. The pictures have little to do with the following post, but I can't bring myself to post without pictures, so....
I recently met the wife of one of George's co-workers. After about twenty minutes of conversation she said, "Oh, you must be green."
George and I both examined the skin on our arms and he replied, "Actually, we're kind of tan."
"Yeah, you probably recycle, huh? So do we," she said.
Yes we recycle. We also compost, garden, unplug appliances when not in use, live without AC in the summer (except for maybe two or three days when it is over 100 degrees), heat exclusively with wood in the winter, generate solar power, bike or carpool when possible, fill our tanks with bio diesel, buy local and organic when possible, avoid processed and packaged food, line dry our clothes. Do these things make us green?
My grandma once called me a hippie. I told her I preferred the term Bohemian. My husband calls us eco-freakos. He might be right on the freako part.
The ATT operator trying to sell me satellite or cellular phone service was speechless when I told her we didn't watch TV or use cell phones. You can't play Frisbee and talk on a phone at the same time.
I don't usually talk or write about the "green" or "Bohemian" things we do (do I?). I like to think that actions speak louder than words. Most of the time I don't think our lifestyle is that different, until I meet someone who can't believe I don't cook meat, don't have a cell phone number or didn't see that commercial on TV.
Yet I believe we have a long, long way to go on our journey towards sustainability. We've been taking a few extra steps lately, so don't be surprised to see some "green" tips popping up around here. I'm feeling the urge to spread my freaky Bohemian ways.
Posted by Molly at 3:22 PM