Today I learned I've hit 300 posts on this blog. It's either a great milestone or simply a reminder I talk too much!
I started this blog last spring because I couldn't find a place that had the little tips and tricks to make lives greener. I wasn't financially in the place for big-ticket items like hybrid cars or solar panels, and I wanted to do something. I figured others did too.
So I started writing. Apparently a lot. And certainly, times have changes.
300 posts ago, "green bloggers" were happily challenging each other to make green changes, almost out of sport. We didn't know about $4 gas, swine flu or what it was like to have one out of 10 neighbors out of work.
300 posts ago, I was coping with the colic that wouldn't quit, the prospect of going back to work and wondering how I was going to chase after a 2 year old and pump for the baby who wouldn't nurse at the same time. Formula was never looking better, and I was seriously doing the math.
300 posts ago, I wouldn't have in a million years paid for a shopping bag, particularly one with a store's branding on it.
I wouldn't have cared what container things came in at the store, though I avoided those single-serving packs like the plague.
I would have laughed hysterically at the idea of cutting back on Diet Coke, building a garden in a day from scratch (particularly with two little helpers and a husband who tries), or dealing with cloth diapers at all.
Nor would I have thought that our household income would be cut in half, my agnostic husband would join or church or one of us would return to school for a vastly different career path.
But here we are, 300 posts later. I've learned a lot about how we can better care for the gifts of this world, and a little bit more about myself. Thanks for joining me along the way!