Let me count the ways.
Our day began with Bear and I trekking across this fair city in our 7-passenger vehicle. We did not carpool because the increased weight in the van will decrease my mpg. We stopped at McD’s for breakfast because Earthling bodies only function optimally with a good breakfast.
While on the other side of town, we combined our errands and shopped our favorite uberconsumer store, Costco, the queen of big packages. We all know that it is more efficient to buy more than one needs.
I know you are dying to find out what amazing purchases we loaded into our 7-passenger vehicle. Feast your eyes:
- 12 MEGA rolls of Bounty paper towels
- 36 rolls of individually wrapped septic tank-friendly toilet paper
- a case & a half of Diet Dr. Pepper – in cans. Say NO to plastic!
- 35 bottles of NATURAL spring water – yes, it’s plastic, but each bottle is “Eco-Shaped” (i kid you not!)
- 250 pieces of FunHouse Treats because it’s Earth Hour Day and I feel nice
We also grabbed a couple KOSHER Costco Dogs to go. In the name of efficiency, once again.
The House Fairy showed up today and the floors were vacuumed with a super high suck BAGLESS vacuum and then the floors were mopped with store-bought chemicals. It’s so nice of those people to take such good care of all those hazardous materiels for us and put them in safe, pretty little packages. We turned on the fans and opened the windows to dissipate the noxious fumes as quickly as possible. I think the birds liked it.
Because it requires little cooking time and in the name of diversity, I really considered going back into town for some Chinese food, but I opted to use our own animalian food sources here on the homestead. I was very careful not to burn anything so that I didn’t have to run the exhaust fan or expend anymore elbow grease.
It’s almost 8PM and EArth HouR is only half an hour away. I’m SO excited. My favorite scented hydrocarbon candles are lit and it is CFLs only tonite. I will also dim my 24″ monitor to its lowest setting as I see how my cyberbuddies are celebrating. Oh! I think that was a thrill going up my leg!
How did you celebrate EArth HouR? I will need some new ideas for next year.