Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Things SSG Carries

Today is trash day in my neighborhood.


The end.

Just kidding.

So I was down in the garage getting the trash together and for the second week over the past month I've pondered not putting the trash out. There's just hardly anything in the trash can. My first thought was MAN, I need to get crackin' I'm obviously falling down on the housecleaning job.

But then I went inside.

And it looks okay.

I kind of forgot about it until I started getting ready to go to go to work. As I walked downstairs, I was carrying the following:
  • Purse
  • Reusable lunch bag filled with a cloth napkin, real utensils and reusable containers.
  • Gym bag
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Reusable coffee cup
  • Keys
  • Eye glasses
  • A package to mail
  • Cookies for Fisher
As I was cursing my haul, I realized I'd be lugging this exact same load back upstairs when I get home tonight ... with the exception of Fisher's cookies ... okay and honestly maybe my gym bag because ... meh, it's too nice out to be stuck indoors. Since my admission and subsequent guilt over not recycling, I've tried to erase past mistakes and realized that I'm doing a pretty good job. (But I still maybe cursed a little.)

I'm also pretty sure this is exactly how sherpas begin their training.

5 comments:

BellaDella said...

Well, I look like a bag lady coming into work each day. Purse, work bag, lunch, flipflops for when shoes start killing me....and on and on and on. I should really start bringing my own utensils and I am really bad on the coffee cup and napkin thing. I'll get on it! ;)

mom x 2 said...

I look that way going to work too. Tote bag, lunch bag, purse, coffee cup. But we still have a lot of trash. Must have something to do with teenagers??

Living on the Spit said...

I think you are doing great. I wish Phil would just buy a keg once a week, so I didn't feel so guilty every time I take the trash out and it sounds like a beer joint around here.

Rhiannon said...

OMG. Do you think this is why people use those ridiculous wheeling backpacks? And, then use the elevator with them?

Because, I do this exact thing every day and I think those backpack people might be on to something.

Sandy at God Speaks Today said...

Not much garbage is a good thing. Wish I could say the same thing for me. With three kiddos and a cat...one of them is still in diapers (not the cat), we have a boatload of garbage AND recyclables each week. I hate it. Good for you!!

Blessings,
Sandy

P.S. I'm out checking out some new blogs and came upon yours. Love your design and your humor.