Okay, this is one blog-post that is packed full of information, environmentally friendly tidbits and (I hope) entertainment.
ANSWER TO THOUGHT FOR THURSDAY: The armadillo (You blogging-buddies are unbelievably smart and - at least - you listen to the question)
When I asked my husband this same question, he said, "the potato bug."
I said, "WHAT?"
He said, "The roly-poly." I said, "Huh?"
"You know," he said, "The sow bug."
I said, "Critical words you must have missed, 'mammal' and 'shell'."
"Oh," he laughed, "Maybe I should listen a little more."
"Maybe," I said.
NOW for my EARTH-FRIENDLY FRIDAY BLOG:
Some people don't do anything to save the planet, 'cause they think they can't do enough to make a difference.
But, that's not true.
Every little bit helps and we can all make a difference. For example, we like to buy earth-friendly...pencils. The only difference in these pencils and "regular" pencils is that they don't have any yellow paint on them. They are just natural wood. What difference does it make, whether a pencil is natural or yellow? They write the same. So, I'm going nude from now on - I mean my pencils. My family is opting for unpainted or "nude" pencils from here on out.
Here's a little poem honoring my Mom who was
THE QUEEN OF GREEN
I was GREEN before it was kewl.
I was GREEN in grade school.
Other kids snickered, and called us poor
Cause of hand-me-downs that we wore
With nine kids, grandma, and Mom and Dad
Some would look at us and think, “how sad.”
Only one car, with twelve to ride
We squeezed together to make room inside
But, we played outside until it was dark
Took long walks to the neighborhood park
Ate everything put on our plate
Never complained – thought life was great
Waste not, want not – it would be a sin
I’d never heard of a recycling bin
Mom had a garden in the back
Lunch was packed, in a brown sack
She darned socks and mended shirts
used old tablecloths to sew my skirts
We were the sustainable few
before it was THE thing to do
We were poor as poor could be
But we were just being GREEN – now I see