Sunday, December 13, 2009

so i've gotten nothing accomplished so far from my first post list. baby's room isn't ready. daughters room isn't ready. hell, yule isn't ready. I keep telling myself that my distractions are justified. but i know they aren't.

i think i just suck at being pregnant. i hate it. i hate not being in control of my body. i hate having to go to the bathroom every twenty minutes. I hate feeling guilty because i hate being pregnant.

so i just don't want to do anything. I want to sit on the couch and kill zombies. I can't even bring myself to blog on schedule.

but thankfully it will all be over soon. my son will be born in february, and it will all be worth it, if only because i'll have control over my bladder again.

but i did buy cloth diapers. so i can still call myself a hippy.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Garbage day is a day away and the recycle bin is already overflowing. Not sure if that's a good thing or not. Should I be re-using more?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

For some reason, I cannot stop buying bags of cheetoes. I think its pregnancy related. My pregnancy is not eco-friendly.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Just cought myself throwing a soda bottle in the trash. Must flog myself later

Monday, October 5, 2009

I'm trying, I really am

I'm trying to do the whole "low global footprint" thing. I am. I try to grow my own veggies in the summer, that didn't work out so well this year. I don't drive if I can walk, but at 6 months pregnant, it's a little hard to walk to the bathroom, let alone the store. I buy re-used when ever I can.

But it's a lot harder than I think it should be. When did we become such a disposable society? Seriously, even 50 years ago this would be completely unacceptable.

And being healthy and green is expensive!! It is seriously less expensive to buy food that has a shelf life of dozens of years than it is to buy a bag of apples. And then the bag is non-recyclable!!!!! I looked into joining a 'produce co-op'... $500 a year. I don't know about you, but I can't afford that.

So I've got a list of projects I want to accomplish this fall and winter. I know I won't be able to accomplish ALL of the things on the list, but I'd like to get at least a couple done.

1. Get the baby's room ready. Sounds simple I know, but trust me, it's not.
2. Get my daughters new room ready. See above.
3. Wrap my water heater and pipes. That's got to save a little money, right? And even if it doesn't save me, I'll have more hot water. TOTALLY WORTH IT.
4. Caulk my windows. I need new windows all around, but that's going to have to wait till after tax returns.
5. Build a cold frame to grow some winter veggies. Admittedly, there's a limited number of veg you can grow this way, but I can at least get lettuce and carrots.

Here's hoping!