Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thankful Day 11 . . .

Today I am thankful that I am not afraid to try new things.

I do not like BIG change. Change when it comes in the form of moving homes, jobs, etc scares the crap out of me. When my job of 17 years moved buildings I nearly had a breakdown. I do however LOVE LOVE LOVE the new location (on a side of the city I thought I hated) and the building is fabulous! It was a very positive change, but the process? Ugh!

That being said, I am a fan of small change on a daily basis. I cannot for the life of me keep my furniture in the same arrangement for any length of time. I literally change something around each month if not sooner. Please don't go blind in my house, you would constantly have banged up knees! My hair, well, we all know how that goes. My hair changes just about every 2 or 3 months. So change is good. I figure if you change something and you don't like it, you change it back, grow it out, whatever! Changes makes me less bored . . . and forces me to clean in the corners!

When we went to Florida in April, the condo we rented had all glass dishes and cups. I freaked out thinking the kids were gonna break them all by the end of the week. Only one glass suffered a casualty and it was by me. Shortly after that I read an article about plastic dishes and how really bad they are for you, especially when they are heated. We decided to take the plunge and get rid of all our plastic dishes and drink ware. Now, I admit I was frightened. We decided to start saving jars to drink out of (classy!) and we amassed a small arsenal of pickle jars, queso jars, spaghetti sauce and jelly jars within weeks. I also bought a bunch of the smaller size wide mouth ball jars to use. I figured if we broke jars I wouldn't be as upset and they could readily be replaced. I pitched all the plastic cereal bowls and came across a score at Goodwill of white and blue Ikea bowls the same day I found some new Ikea dinner plates that I loved more than the ones I had. Bonus!

We have been using all glass for at least 5 months now and I don't think I could go back to plastic. The only plastic cup we have in the house right now is one the kids use in the shower and one plastic pitcher they use in the bath.

Are we weird?

1 comment:

GB's Mom said...

I can handle glass in the winter, but need my plastic during BarBQ season :)