See that picture above the blog? That’s a wind farm. Or wind park. Or whatever the heck you want to call it. Those are windmills, and they terrify me (Andrea).
Okay, yes. That sounds stupid. But until you’ve driven through nothing but acres of them and have seen how ominously HUGE they are, you can’t understand my weird phobia.
But, wind power is a good thing. Windmills have been around forever, helping us do all kinds of awesome things. And as long as there’s a great breeze, you’ve got power. No gas or electricity needed.
This month, and more specifically, April 22 is Earth Day, and so I wanted this month’s gift to be about making this planet awesome. I want to make sure it stays healthy, so I’m doing my part to make sure that happens, and I hope you can do your part, too. Let’s gift each other the good habit of doing some nice things for our planet. Let’s get into the habit of being less wasteful and more conscious about what we’re doing to the place we live.
A decade ago, I would write everything on paper. Lots and lots of paper. Now, it’s all electronic. That’s a start. If you’re a paper freak, try to ease up a bit. It’s hard to transition, but try. Or use scrap paper. Or a white board. (Do they make chalk boards anymore?)
One thing I’m totally into is cloth napkins. I buy one pack of paper napkins every few years, only for my son’s lunches or vacation travel. Other than that, you’ll always get a cloth napkin that you can throw in the laundry. (And yes, I reuse mine a few times, but if you visit, you’ll always get a fresh one!) And anyway, cloth napkins make every meal a little more fancy - even PB&J!
Do I recycle? Yep. Before the trash service I currently have, I didn’t. And now, after about 8 years, I cannot throw a can in the trash. It’s WEIRD to do it at someone else’s house who doesn’t recycle. I even have my husband cutting up those six-pack plastic can holders now, because he knows that if he doesn’t, I’ll fish it out of the pile and cut it up myself. LOL
So, what else can we do this month to gift ourselves a good habit of taking care of the planet? What’s one more thing we can all do to make it a tiny bit better for everyone? Give me your suggestions! I need new ways to help out!
And check out the previous good habits we've been working on: January, February, March
Frankie and Andrea take turns sharing stories. Just good talk over a cup of coffee.