Hello Four Foxes One Hound World! My apologies on being absent the past two weeks. One of them I had a lot on my plate (not like I don’t always have a lot, but it was a bit extreme for me) and the other I totally spaced on. But I’m baaaaaaacccckkk!
Quick recap on what I should have posted….Free week….I was free to forget certain responsibilities? I know. Not a good excuse and I apologize to my blogmates. And what would I have done with a $5000 tax refund? While I’d love to say it would go towards a fabulous vacation in Hawaii or Europe, it’s going towards the personal issue I’ve had to deal with. And thankfully we ARE getting a refund. (Bit of advice….You know how people always say to not do business with family? Follow it! Sadly, I ignored that advice and am paying the price now.)
But now, on to happier, more Earth-friendly topics. Can I just say how much I LOVE those reusable grocery bags? You can fit more in them, they’re fairly sturdy for the task at hand, and they make an excellent receptacle for those times I need to clean out my car but don’t feel like actually organizing it. I hate when I forget to bring them to the store and get stuck with ten bazillion plastic bags. Some baggers only put 3 items in each one and when I get home, I have to make multiple trips back and forth to unload my van. My kids love that the reuseable bags have handles. Back in my day, they used paper bags and loaded them up. UGH! Those things were heavy when you were 7 years old trying to carry them in from Mom’s station wagon. (Oh yes, we were totally Brady Bunch rad with the family station wagon.) My sisters and I would fight to be the first to get to the bag with the cereal boxes or toilet paper. Nobody wants the can bag. I still don’t want the can bag, but at least those lightweight grocery bags have some strength to them. That was the first thing that impressed me. How much you can actually carry in one of those. I still haven’t perfected that ratio between the size of my grocery list, the number of impulse items I buy, and the number of reuseable grocery bags to bring inside the store. But every once in a while, I get it right and I do my little happy dance.
It’s the little things in life that make me happy….even if it’s just a grocery bag.