Monday, April 02, 2007

a slight recycling break

Every now and then, for some reason, my life becomes extremely busy for a season with whatever it is that is going on and I have to do for a while... I'm pretty sure this is normal. At least it is in my life. And sometimes, if my attitude is right, it can be really fun...

The only downfall of that is that I neglect things like blogging and getting ready for our upcoming graduation and summer company, and the recycling that is piling up in the garage. Although the recycling really isn't my responsibility, it belongs to another member of my family, who at this point shall be unnamed, it still ends up being one of those things that I do ... mostly because I apparently "see" things that nobody else in my family sees...like the sock that has been lying by the stair for over a week now, and other odd sorts that are apparently invisible to the naked eye only to be seen by supermom.

Ah, but I digress...

Ahem! The recycling in the garage, as I said, has been piling up, oh let's see, pretty much all winter long. So, I decided to take a break from my busy with whatever it is that eats all my time schedule, and just take one load to the recycling center. ONE. LOAD.

I unloaded the seats from the van and piled in one load. I chose only cardboard. That's a pretty easy task.. no sorting necessary really at all. It was truly ONE MOTHER LOAD is what it was. The van was full. to. the. brim. I thought it would be a hundred years of recycling, even though I know it's only at least the winter's worth. And quite honestly, I had fun.

It was a trip down memory lane for me. Oh... there's the yogurt box from the one I bought at Aldis that nobody liked, and the closet organizer box from when we surprised Lindsey with a newly organized closet (don't let your mind wander to what the closet looks like now), oh and the cake boxes from the ongoing birthday season, and the egg cartons - why are there so many egg cartons?, and the dell box from Haleigh's new laptop, and the - hey! There's the flower vase I was looking for, the packaging from the China birthday that we are still waiting to reschedule because of the ice storm, and the juice boxes we drank in 24 hours, and the new strawberry juice I discovered at Aldis that is oh-so-delicious.

It was the most nostalgic trip to the recycling center I have ever made. Well, actually, the ONLY nostalgic trip to the recycling center I have ever made.

Enjoy the simple things today!

6 comments:

meLanie said...

we could make it a trip, everyone get together and have recycling day. amiee came over this morning and noticed my stack, ah recycling?? but the memories, i hadn't looked as indepth.. the things we take forgranted!

Sarah said...

That sure is a lot of recycling! I am thankful to have the city pick it up, so I don't really know how much we would accumulate in one winter.

Heth said...

Oh my gosh, I love that you took a trip down memory lane. You crack me up.

Diane said...

I love it! Only a mother (with eyes in the back of her head--you know) could become nostalgic while recycling! I love it!

Diane

momzie said...

I want to know if you KEPT any of the nostalgic boxes....? Did you tuck them away in a closet because you couldn't bear to see them go, or because they might be collectible someday? Of course, I don't KNOW anyone who may have, at some point in their life, saved a box for the above said reasons.......
You are really too funny, Tina.

shra said...

can i just say how proud i am of you for recycling :)