Friday, April 23, 2010

Birkenstocks and Recycling Bins


My inner hippy loves to emerge now and again, and what better day than Earth Day? I started my day by slipping into my comfy cozy, but not quite fashionable, birkenstocks. I had full intentions to replant some flowers on our patio, but the day got the best of me, so I had to cut that from our activity list.

We've lived in Westbrook Townhomes for three years now. There has not been a recylcing bin in the complex in those three years. When we first moved in, we were outraged. Well, I was outraged; I'm pretty sure Casey cares more about his ingrown hairs than he does about recycling.

My laziness got the best of me, and eventually I forgot all about my recycling rage issues. Today I decided I needed to make an effort and do some good. So Miss Maddie and I made a trip to Target, bought a trashcan, then colored the sheet above to label our new recycling bin. I will have to make weekly/daily trips to Dobson and Baseline, but I babysit near there so it shouldn't be too hard. Right? Eeek! I'm nervous my laziness will again get the best of me. Have I mentioned I haven't been to the gym once this week? Nor have I done any sort of cleaning improvements at my house. Yeah, I'm lazy, but my intentions are always always good.

Happy Earth Day!

4 comments:

Alyson said...

Haha. I am right there with you! Although, I have gotten on the treadmill once this week. So there! But you are better than I. Ours doesn't have recycling either and I have never once thought about implementing it myself.

the Picketts said...

you are funny Jessie, Casey & his ingrown hairs:) ha ha! ya i thought that was weird when we lived there, but i'm not as motivated as you:) Go Jessie!!

Christie said...

I always feel guilty when I throw a bag full of recyclable materials into the trash. You are a great example. I think I might just copy you on that idea. It's not too late for earth day, right? We'll just extend it to "Earth Week."

Where is the recycle place on Dobson and Baseline?

Maren said...

Hey Jessie - you don't have to drive to Dobson & Baseline. We never fill up our blue barrell all the way every week, your welcome to dump your recyclables here - but we are tree huggers (except Jason who is more interested in ingrown hairs as well - which means I often dig through the garbage to recycle his trash - gross, but eases my concious. GO GREEN!