Friday, January 15, 2010

Breaking the (Environmental) Law

I can't take it.

I can't do it anymore.

If I have to wash out one more mildew-reeking, peanut-butter-slimed, poppy-seed-sprinkled lunch bags, I'm going to die.

And I want to live.

To see at least one book published in my lifetime.


I have to switch to paper bags for a while. I have to. Just for a little bit.

Until I get back on my feet.

But I won't not feel guilty about doing it.

What about you?

Is there any environmental law you have to break?


Kjersten said...

Oh I so relate to this, Jennie. This exact one. I also have a problem washing ziplocks constantly. I just hate it. They never seem to be clean again (and my cleanliness standards are LOW).

Sharon Mayhew said...

Jennie--I get almost paralized by the guilt of not recycling everything. The weather has been awful here and we don't have a city recycle pick up program. We have to drop it off at dumpsters around town. The icy parking lots have made it difficult. I just put cans in the trash. There I said it. I PUT CANS IN THE TRASH. My recycle tubs are all full. I'm doing the best I can and that's all I can do. So that will have to be okay...until spring.

Jennie Englund said...

Sharon, I read a great quote about truth on a blog today (I thought it was yours; were'd it go?). Anyway, you're absolved. Totally and completely.

You, too, Kjersten. Forgiven!

Sharon Mayhew said...

Jennie--I'm not that deep. ;)
Thanks for the recycling pardon...

Robin said...

My husband found a soup can in the trash today and I got the whole Landfill Lecture again.