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.