Monday, October 26, 2009


I'm a chicken.

Yesterday was our church picnic. As we were packing our sandwiches and the side we were taking to share, I almost grabbed plates. Real, wash-and-use-again plates. But I decided not to. I didn't want to stand out. So we used the disposble plates that were there. And I was ignoring my guilt (I am way too good at ignoring my guilt, btw) until I saw my cool new friend Charlotte pull 3 real plates out of her bag - one for each of her family members. Argh. No more ignoring the guilt.

But, talking with her about her efforts that day led to talking about what the church could be doing for the environment, and I hope that she and I will be able to help our church grow greener.


In other green news, Sasha fusses like crazy when I put her in cloth diapers. WTH??? Cloth is notoriously much bulkier than disposable, so I'm hoping that as she grows more, and the bulk is comparably less, she'll be cool with cloth. In the meantime, the disposables that claim to be better for the environment wrap her bum, and the cloth diapers adorn her shelf.


  1. See, I learn something new every day. I would have never thought to bring "real" plates to a potluck or picnic. I usually don't even bring whatever dish I make in a "real" container.

    Props to your friend, and to you for deciding not to ignore the guilt and just do what you think is right from now on :)

    I love Sasha's little baby feet in the header! So precious. Hope she starts liking cloth soon :)

  2. i'm so glad you wrote about this because i've meaning to suggest something for your blog.

    i'm trying to be green, and i would love to hear what it is that you do on a daily basis to be more green. like basic stuff, that i may not think of, that's easy and not too out there! ;) you have shared a lot on your blog that definitely helps, but if there is anything that you do please continue to share!

    oh and one more request - more pictures of your beautiful daugthers!


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