Friday, March 30, 2007

Mr Fred Rogers

I haven't really thought about Mr. Rogers since growing up. But it is a given that when I have children I want them to watch his show. I saw this video yesterday:
Mr. Rogers talks to the US Senate via Soulemama
And it made me cry out loud. He talked about how he ended the show each day with, "You've made this day a special day, by just you being you. There's no person in the whole word like you and I like you just the way you are." I think more children need to hear this.

I bought this book for my Dad for his birthday, but never ended up giving it to him. So after watching that video I started reading it. It is filled with little quotes by him and I think everyone should read it. He was such a wonderful man, filled with kindness and love for all of his "neighbors".

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


I have been a bad blogger. Not that I updated it much before but it has been a while. I blame I go on there everyday now and comment on current events and make fun of things. So that doesn't leave much for here. But there is something that I want to keep blogging about. I am slowly changing the way I live. I am becoming greener, I want to leave less of an ecological footprint. I have been researching it and doing little things for a while, but the documentary The Future of Food sent me over the edge. I was crying during that movie, I was so angry for the farmers and because of the corruption in big business that affects all of America. Everyone should see this movie!

This also has to do with losing weight. I have never been able to lose weight on my own, I have no discipline. But since we got together over two years ago both Brad and I have gained at least 30 pounds each. I'm used to fluctuating and have several different sizes of jeans, but Brad doesn't. And since he is cheap, he doesn't want to have to buy new pants. So he has decided to lose weight, not for health reasons but mostly because he doesn't want to buy bigger pants. This is great news for me because he keeps me motivated and disciplined. We are going on walks almost everynight and eating smaller portions.

Since I am trying not to eat GMOs that limits what we can eat also. Try finding bread without corn syrup in it; it is hard! Also, I have not been able to give up my coke/dr. pepper addiction, but at least it is in cans and not plastic bottles.

Thanks also goes to Ballsy Blog for providing great links and ideas on her blog.

Here are some of the things I am doing right now and what I plan to add:
Eating mostly organic, non gmos, and local when available. That means no corn syrup or soy lethicin. (plan to join CSA with local farm soon)
Natural Conditioner (will add shampoo when current runs out)
No bottled water, or plastic bottles at all
Added a trash can for aluminum to recycle
Added a box for paper to recycle
I am weaning myself off magazines. I can go to the library and look at them.
I am researching gardening right now and plan to start a compost and tiny veggie garden on my patio.

I will add more when I think of them.