ok, so it’s not like I actually saved the planet all by myself, but my small effort was a step in the right direction.
Awhile back, I purchased reusable bags at all the stores I typically shopped. The problem with my efforts was leaving those damn bags in the back of the car EVERY TIME I went inside. Once there, it was too late to schlep the kids back out to the car to grab those damn bags. (usually, once in the way back corner of Target, where the light bulbs reside, I remembered I forgot to remember them.)
So, feeling the guilt, I would save every damn bag in my pantry, all smushed down into one big bag, taking up space, mixing in with the extra paper towels and the paper sacks. I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with them, but I just couldn’t throw them away. Even if my city recycles everything inside my garbage can, ( TOTAL SCORE) I just couldn’t muster leaving them in somebody else’s hands to do away with.
Then, I realized my local grocery store recycles plastic bags. INGENIOUS! And, also, WHO KNEW?? (so not me.)
So, after getting a random hair up my ass yesterday, I collected every single plastic baggie in my house and put it in my car, (even the bags the veggies and fruits come in. don’t forget those!) I took them down to my local Safeway, parked right in front of the store, turned my hazards on, and ran up to the door. (once again, I didn’t want to schlep the kids in and out of the car.) There, in front of me, was a recycle bin for all plastic bags, from ANY store. (so not biased. nice.)
The guilty weight has been lifted AND I have all this extra pantry space.
Now, if I could only get my hands on a small compost. I swear, I throw away so many cores from various fruits, banana peels, the whole nine yards.
next up: my various uses for wash clothes
and no, I am not kidding.
(for some reason hubs is having a hard time with the fact I am titling these posts with the word beaver. I, personally, think he needs to grow up.)
I went to the dentist today. That is about all I can categorize under my little nuggets section.
It has consumed me.
What’s weird is that the entire process was SEAMLESS. Not one bit of it hurt. Not the numbing shots, not the obnoxious vibration of the freaking drill, nothing. So, when the numbing irritation wore off, I was surprised to find my tooth throbbing. Nothing major, but highly ANNOYING. Has anyone dealt with two kids while they were in annoying pain? It’s not horrible, but they seem to just bug you that much more.
I think my irritation started well before the dentist office. I’m such the sweet wife, that I scheduled my dentist appointment on a morning that Rt was in preschool and during Hola’s naptime. That way, since hubs had to stay home and work, he would have the best of all worlds. And that there lies the problem. It wasn’t the best of my world. I could have been home today enjoying the HELL out of The Biggest Loser ALL ALONE while the baby took an hour and half nap.
I was in the dentist chair, drool running down my face, GLEEK on my forehead, and half of my face useless while in talks with my dentist. You know, the one that I have had dreams about. GOOD GOD.
I ended up not having to pluck any random nose hairs, but at the last minute I scrubbed my tongue before heading out the door. DUDE. If I hadn’t, I would have been super mortified. Let me just say, it’s not ideal to coat your insides with Hot Chocolate before sharing your oral business.
Ok, so maybe I can add to my daily nugget list….
It happened to take place last night, (still counts, right?) It prevented me from watching the beginning of The Biggest Loser, so I call that a MAJOR sacrifice for the nugget good.
Hubs and I downloaded our checking account into Quicken. (Hello, hubs worked for the company for 7 years and we had never attempted doing this.) And then proceeded to label each entry into its own category. (Complete Snore.) But it’s done and that is a big ‘ol check off the procrastination list.
Now, if the clothes that I just dried in the dryer come out smelling sour, I know a certain someone (me) left them alone a little too long in the washer. Guess that might of happened when I was kicking ass and taking names in other areas of my life. It’s always something!
And you? Any nuggets to share today?
I awoke to having a wild little hair up my ass.
I just didn’t stop. And I loved it.
Beds were stripped and made again. (With clean sheets of course.)
1 load of laundry folded. (It was dry in the dryer, so it wasn’t brain surgery.)
Balanced check book. (THANK GOD. This was a big whopper. Feels sooo good.)
Workout out at the gym. (Got my ass kicked in 30 minutes. It so rocked.)
Deposited check. (I’ve been known to misplace checks, so this was a major win/win.)
MAILED NETFLIX DVD. (I have been sitting on this same movie I NEVER saw for EIGHT MONTHS.) Don’t ask.
Tomorrow I plan to do nothing to make up for today.
Actually, I have a dentist appointment tomorrow, so no rest for me. My dentist has a son in Rt’s preschool class. I dream about him too often. It’s awful. I won’t be able to look at him while he has his hands in my mouth.
Must pluck any viewable nose hairs stat.
Going off of my last post, I am going to write a post every day with “little nuggets” of achievement. They can be WAY BIG or super small, depending on the day. I’m going to keep tabs here to inspire myself to do SOMETHING that makes me feel ahead of my game. I hope to inspire myself to make the day count on my terms.
If you’d like, you can leave your little nugget in my comments to keep yourself in check, if you’re so inclined!
Here’s mine for today:
Hola took a 30 MINUTE NAP this morning while I had the whole place to myself while Rt was at preschool. Major bummer for him and me. I decided not to fight it cause I would rather spend my precious time watching my dvr’d shows from last night WITH the baby in tow, than wrestling with him to go back to sleep all morning long.
This afternoon, he took a 45 MINUTE NAP. (Look, baby, I know you are dealing with all sorts of teething issues, but you’ve got to sleep wee little one.) So, instead of giving up I decided to help get him back to sleep no matter what moves I had to pull. After less than 10 minutes of continually placing him back on his tummy after he sat up, he gave in (with a major fight and wail) and FELL ASLEEP. ahhhhhhh. Seems patting butts really does do wonders in my house.
SO, as I write this, he has been sleeping 2 hours and probably will be a smiling roly poly when he wakes.
I call that a HUGE victory with less effort than I thought. And that is my little nugget for today.