I should admit that until recently I could have given a rat’s you-know-what about “going green”. It just seemed so Hollywood trendy to me — useless and California tree hugger. Ick! Granola as one of my closest friends, LB, would say. I am not granola. I don’t even like granola.
My parents did teach me how to not waste things. I’ve also taught myself (or maybe I take after my dad) not to horde things. I can’t STAND to save crap I don’t need. I am in the process of mailing boxes full of girl winter clothes up to my sister and brother for their kids. If this child I am carrying is a boy, I will send them the Motherload of summer clothes in the spring. I have so many little girl clothes I can outfit their girls plus give some cute outfits to my friend’s daughters. Brianna’s grandparents have gone NUTS buying her pretty little outfits. And. I. Save. Nothing. Beyond. Its. Need.
Well lately I’ve been thinking about my electric bill. It’s astronomical. It’s almost as much as both of my car payments combined. It is 1/4 of my mortgage payment. It is ridiculous! So for one month I tried to leave lights off and I turned up the AC so it didn’t run so much and I turned the fans off and I shut down my computer every single night before bed and I thought I would have made a dent in my bill. Know what happened? I drove myself nuts following everyone around the house being sure they cut the lights and used less energy and water and I recycled my butt off. It saved me a whopping [drumroll please] $8.00. Yes. Eight dollars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s it.
I am still trying to do my part. I will plant a couple trees in our yard this spring. I will try to reduce, reuse, and recycle. But for eight measely dollars on my electric bill — COME ON!! I am through with that.
Have you gone green?