When we hear about someone giving back to the community it’s usually a business or someone who can afford to part with large sums of money. Yet it’s the individual person who giving back, unknown to the media, tends to make the biggest change in the lives of those around them.
Monthly Archives: May 2012
Our fears can hold us back from living the life we really want and deserve. I dreamed most of my life of living in a small cabin in a quiet rural area along the water. My dream was complete, down to the last detail.
An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. Henry David Thoreau
I would wake each morning and pull my canoe into the water listening to the solitude, refreshed from the water, I would walk through my gardens picking fresh food for breakfast. After I would get ready for work and enter the rat race.
Some how I kept putting it off, and putting it off all out of fear.
Some days what we really need is a short nap, to recharge.
I brought the rocking char inside for extra seating, it was the first thing she spotted and her favorite place to sit while we were inside.
We had a quiet Sunday night where I got to be entertained by her, as she had so much she wanted to show me that she could do.
After breakfast her cousins arrived to show her around town.
Memorial Day for many people still is a day of sadness, a day to remember loved ones who were lost to them in times of war. Lives cut short in their prime. For me Memorial Day is a day to give thanks that I was fortunate not to have lost my son in a war.
My plans will include low maintenance and plan to incorporate some xeriscaped areas to conserve water.
A few people have suggested we put grass seed in and create an actual lawn. Not going to happen.
No matter how efficient I become there is still a part of my life that will be dependent, for now, on fossil fuels. The reason is that the generation of electricity uses the largest percentage of fossil fuels. Some plants use oil and gas, some coal, followed by nuclear and sustainable resources such as hydro, and wind. In my area, our power is mainly from nuclear, followed by coal. I’m not okay with this, but at this time there isn’t much I can do about it. Or is there?
Last night I was tired and achy and just wanted to relax and watch a movie. I decided to watch TAPPED a documentary on bottled water. While I haven’t purchased a bottle of water in quite some time, I have to say if I was drinking bottled water I wouldn’t be now.
Do you know where the water comes from in the bottles in your area?
It has been a while since I shopped in a big box store especially for health and beauty products. When you give special attention to your health and the products you use, returning to a big box store can be quite and eye-opening experience in to which products the majority buy and want.
I mentioned saving an old rocking chair from ending up in the landfill. Little did I know just how much love this chair needed. This was hand-built from a few pieces of wood joined to make a seat and almost every other piece was a leg from at least one other chair at one time. The arms, back supports, etc they were intended to be used as legs and probably were before.
There was nothing which was assembled properly, holes were drilled too big, nothing was glued together so just touching one piece or another (most times multiple pieces) fell apart. I’ve finished repairing the chair into something not only safe to use, but kind of quirky.