Oh yes, jungle jim's! (Swim meet was at Miami university in Oxford)
glad to know I am not the only person who hates styrofoam. Anything that comes in peanuts, I drop the peanuts off at the ups shipping store.
the school fair was nice. I dropped off my pretzel bag of trash and a couple pieces of recycling while I was out. I also discovered that even though it seems longer to stop at the grocery store on the way home, actually, it's less than a tenth of a mile more. More idling at lights though. Still, I think that is the definite grocery winner (I stopped for bananas and Gasoline and bought bagged nuts on special.
dh is almost done with the electrical work and informed me in a very confrontational manner "that box is full of trash. I don't think you're really going to be able to keep up with this when you realize how much trash is piling up." Every trash can in the house is empty except for two quart ziplock food packaging bags in the kitchen trash can. "That box". Appears to mostly hold oak leaves and sawdust that he swept up and case wrap that recycles. It's going to be a pain to sort out, but not a problem to "keep up with."
i don't think he gets it yet that this is an ideological campaign against the very concept of "trash" not a crusade to "save" everything, not a personal vendetta against the trash company, not a high labor way to save $25/month, but a philosophical objection to obtaining items that go directly to the landfill. Even in disposable food packaging a quart at a time. With a secondary focus on avoiding items that get recycled.
I want to just bring in that which is wanted/useful. I know some trash is unavoidable in my current life. And some is a conscious trade off (my nuts in plastic seem to be the lowest environmental impact way to get nuts. They are definitely the cheapest, and as a vegetarian, I really don't want to give up nuts.)
school fair was fun. Now I need to make cookies.