Sustainability

This is my new mantra. I mean it in terms of earth-saving but I also mean it in terms of doing things that can be sustained. On the earth-saving front, I’ve started composting and redoubling my recycling/reuse efforts. I’m trying mostly to be more conscious of using plastic bags, which seem to multiply like rabbits around my house.

On sustaining activity, I’m still trying to figure out what works best. I’m purging things, which I think is going to help. We just have too much stuff. I can’t tell you how much time and money we lose because we can’t find something. I’m also trying to think about putting habits in place that I’m likely to stick with because they’re easy. I had started running, but I’m not sure I’ll stick with it. It seriously hurt my body. I’m still figuring out what to replace it with and when. Walking is a good option, of course, and I’m contemplating some yoga again. I’ve also changed some eating habits. Mr. Geeky and I are making a concerted effort to eat less carbs and more fruits and veggies. It helps that he’s on board and not whining for pasta, and that we have one vegetarian among us. We’ve started making smoothies in addition to eating more as side dishes or main items. Right now, with so much in season, it’s easy to get great stuff. We’ll see what happens when fall and winter roll around.

I’m not trying to be perfect with any of this, which is a tendency of mine. I’m just trying to smooth out the rough edges, to try to make my life better by making some small changes that fit it on with my current lifestyle. A work in progress, as always.

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