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Green is NOT just for St. Paddy's Day! 
Mar. 16, 2010 1:23 pm 
Updated: Mar. 30, 2010 7:33 am
I do have a wee bit 'o Irish in me. My Grandma was a red-haired, green-eyed little Irish woman named Molly Keaton before she got married.  So, in honor of her I always wear green on St. Patrick's Day.  I have to confess I don't much like corned-beef and I hate cabbage, but I'll throw back a pint or two without much coaxing. 

Up until a short time ago I pretty much only thought of green as the color you wore on St. Paddy's Day.  That, and green was a color you didn't want to see growing on your bread.  But now I'm starting to think Green.  As in reduce, recycle, and reuse.  I bought cloth bags to use for my grocery sacks.  I have to admit they are quite nice.  I can pack a lot in them and with their big handles I can throw them on my shoulder and carry everything in the house at once.  They are also handy for other things besides groceries.

I recycle my newspapers.  And, since we don't have curbside recycling in my township -I'm saving up my other things to make one big trip to the recycle bins which are several miles in the opposite direction I ever travel. I am replacing all my light bulbs with the new fluorescent ones as the old ones burn out. 

I'm new at this game and would welcome any suggestions anyone out there has for me.   I have to ease into this slowly, but with each change I feel better about myself.   
Mar. 16, 2010 1:33 pm
Yay for going green! I'm about the same as you...I do reusable grocery bags and we recycle paper...and not a lot of anything else. And yay for the Irish! My dad is red haired and green eyed and he's turning 70 years old on St. Patrick's Day! We always called him our own personal leprechaun. :-D My last name is *totally* Irish and my kids have Irish first names. I don't have any interest in "Irish" cooking though.
Mar. 16, 2010 1:42 pm
Happy Birthday to your Dad tomorrow!! May your own personal leprechaun enjoy many many more birthdays!
Mar. 16, 2010 7:27 pm
What do you know??? I'm a green-eyed red head, too!! And Irish...LOL! Can we get a club going here???
Mar. 17, 2010 5:44 am
Love the blog! Love those cloth grocery bags too! I'm with you throwing back the pints but I confess I love corned beef and cabbage just not together. Am married to a green eyed redhead whose roots go back to Cork I believe. I'm afraid I've not got lots of green tips-I recycle newspaper into mulch, I compost kitchen scraps and anything this family is done with that someone else might use or want I send on to our local thrift stores. May the warm breezes and sun shine on you today, Mother Ann!
Mar. 17, 2010 7:50 pm
Well, I'm a blue-eyed redhead-my sister got the green eyes, & my list of foods I don't like is very, very short-haha.
Mar. 18, 2010 3:44 am
We could have an "Irish" club going here! Hope everyone's day was a good one. The sun has been shining here in NE Ohio for quite a while, which is very unusual, but I'll take it!! :-)
Mar. 30, 2010 7:16 am
You don't have curbside recycling??? In 2010??? That's insane!!! I didn't think there was anywhere in North America that didn't have regular recycling pickup. Ours gets picked up every week, and has for at least 10-12 years. I think you need to talk to you city council about joining the rest of the world in reducing, reusing, and RECYCLING!!!
Mar. 30, 2010 7:33 am
Nope - I live in a very rural area - township, no city council to talk to. I do work in a school that has a class who picks up recycling from each room so I take my newspapers in there for them.
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I've been married for 33 years, and live in Ohio. We have a daughter who is married and lives nearby. Our son graduated from college and moved to South Dakota. He has his own place but still goes to visit my sister and brother-in-law and have dinner with them occasionally. We have two black labs that get to go duck hunting with dad and two cats. We own a Mexican restaurant and are learning alot about the food industry. I love to eat, go camping, read, spend time with family and friends, watch movies, and drink wine; not necessarily in that order.
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Whenever I can put together a meal that gets many compliments and leaves the diners satisfied is a triumph in my book! I love to cook meals for family and friends.
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When I was first married we had my grandparent's-in-law over for a pot roast dinner. The meat came out great, but the potatoes and carrots were still half raw. My husband's grandfather went to cut his fork into a carrot and it flew off his plate. He looked at me, winked, and said he loved his carrots that way!
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