There is a lot of stupidity in this world, and I have about had enough. I have a lot to say and in all fairness to those who know and love me, I am putting it all right here. I have another blog that is just for my regular family and friends. Pictures of the kids, sweet little paragraphs detailing their activities and the like. THIS blog is for me. Not my kids, not my parents. This is where we get to the meat of the matter. I am tired of smiling in the face of people and thinking WHAT THE FUCK? I know that I do not think or believe the way many of the sheep out there seem to. This blog proves it.
We try to use cloth napkins or kitchen towels instead of paper towels when we clean up
I switched to a smaller coffee maker. There is less wasted coffee, there is a shorter brew time, and it therefore uses less engergy
We attempt to grow plants
I use a menstrual cup. Safer for me, cleaner for the environment
We get lots of hand-me-down toys and clothes and we pass everything along
We use FreeCycle and shop at thrift shops
I breastfed each child
My husband walks to work when he can
Instead of clay litter, we use cat sand made from wheat. Also from pine. In a happy accident, we found that by combining the two, we get better clumpage, less smell, and do not worry if the kids end up with a little in their mouths
We unplug other appliances like coffee makers, etc.
We have our media on the wall switch and turn it off at night. That makes SEVEN appliances that are turned off--not just on standby