Celebrating and Reflecting

True Love

Today we are celebrating the 64th wedding anniversary of the Dreamboat’s grandparents (aka great-grandma M and great-grampa W).

Sixty-four years is a large part of their lives together.  How amazing and inspiring!

It got me thinking about all the changes that they have witnessed throughout their marriage.  And being the green nerd that I am, it also has me thinking about how the environment has changed during this time.

To go from a mentality of making things yourself, and using items until they give out (then fixing them and using them again) to a world of never-ending plastic and ready-made foods and disposable items, they have been through a lot of change.

What a difference sixty-four years makes.

I recently saw a great piece of writing on Facebook (of all places).  The story is about an old woman who is going through the checkout of a grocery story and using plastic bags.  The cashier remarks to her is a rude manner that because her generation wasted so much, our environment has been destroyed.

The story is originally in french, and I will do my best to translate, but here is what the old woman’s response was to the cashier: Continue reading

Sun-Fried Plants: A Summer Tragedy

I guess we should have known by the oddly warm and early spring we had this year that we were in for one hot summer, but this is crazy.

It is insanely warm.  Not only are people having a hard time in the heat, but so are the plants.

Take my poor little herbs I potted in May.  All was well with them at first.  Then at the end of June I went away for a few days to help with kitchen reno (by help I mean watch) and then off to my Dad’s wedding.  And while I was away that blaring sun got to my herbs.

I came home to pots of dying and, in some cases, downright fried little herbs.  I cut back what I could and took good care of them..

Some of them are almost recovered.  Others, though, I am pretty sure are dead.

Sorry Dill, Tarragon and Cilantro.  It was good while it lasted. Continue reading