Yay for Earth Day! One of the things I'm looking forward to about being in San Diego is getting strange looks less often when I say I don't need a bag to carry my two items to the car. I mean seriously folks, you've got two hands and the car is usually less than 50 yards away. Do you really need a bag? I refuse bags almost everywhere I go because I either don't need one or I have my own anyway (the gigantic purse comes in handy there too). I could be misled, but from what I understand people in SD are much more conscientious (wow - Word didn't freak out so I must've spelled that right on the first try - go me) about recycling and environmental responsibility. It will be very nice to be around people like that for a change.
For Earth Day today I wore flip flops so I had no socks to put in the laundry, I let my hair air dry instead of using the hair dryer (and boy can you tell - flat and lifeless!), I refilled and recycled my water bottle, we had the windows open instead of the A/C or heat on, I walked to Starbucks instead of driving, I took my own mug (but the bastards were closed already when I got there - what Starbucks closes at 9pm?), I took my bag in with me at the grocery store and I bought local foods. Today was one of our days to work from home anyway, so that was cool too. Most of those things are actually just how I live my life, but today I was more aware of it. My worst offense for my carbon footprint is my Jeep's crappy gas mileage (but not nearly as bad as Mark's gas-guzzling Land Tank!), and my love of electronics. I guess a girl's gotta have some vices.
What did you do to celebrate Earth Day?
I'm off to read my book, feed my animals, and have a conversation with the stars before the Dreaming claims me. But since we're doing pictures in the mirror... here's mine:
For the curious, the card in front of my arm is the Reiki creed and it goes:
Just for today I will live the attitude of gratitude.
Just for today I will not anger.
Just for today I will not worry.
Just for today I will do my work honestly.
Just for today I will show love and respect for all living things.
Be here now. :)