HOW DO YOU REACT WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU A LEMON?
A wise old friend of ours (in her 80s now) once told me, “When life hands you a lemon, stick it in your bra.” Each day, every week we come against obstacles and we could choose to allow those obstacles to interfere with our goals, whatever they might be. If you are like me I might trip and fall, I might even sustain an injury to my pride or my physical health but by goodness, ‘I’m going to stick it in my bra’ or make lemonade out that ‘lemon.’
I prefer to be a ‘glass half full’ person. It seems that I fail frequently in my endeavors but I CHOOSE to allow it to be a learning experience to make me a stronger, more determined person. I always learn something in the process and I love to learn. Isn’t that what life is about – the journey?
IT IS ALL ABOUT THE JOURNEY.
In our plastic free journey I have suffered a few failures: my first few stabs at gluten free tortilla chips and crackers were a flop. They turned out to be as hard as rocks – my family did their best to enjoy them anyways with a smile. No complaints. Aren’t they beautiful! My husband keeps trying to hide his plastic items around the house and vehicles so that I won’t feel like a failure when the items are accounted for. He’s very supportive but has a major sweet tooth.
- We obtained bulk, raw honey at a local apiary in our own mason quart jars. It’s the best tasting honey that has touched my palate. It’s proven to lessen hay fever when consumed in small quantities over extended time periods.
- We picked up our bulk grocery order from Azure Standard. 200 lbs of produce practically plastic free. A few lbs were in plastic packaging. However over 150 lbs were in cardboard boxes. No produce stickers even!! Raise the roof!
Month 1 Summary – 205 items, 3 lbs 15 oz
Week 5 Total – 37 items, 12 oz
Week 6 Total – 61 items, 25 oz
Week 7 Total – 53 items, 12.2 oz
Week 8 Total – 44 items, 13.3 oz
- Make 10 gallons of homemade HE liquid laundry detergent.
- Make a batch of homemade baby wipe solution.
- Make it through the week w/out using my clothes dryer for #ZeroWasteWeek. I’m committed to using my clothes line ONLY.