Wow. What a crazy week. I apologize for the weird order of posts this past week, but I have been pretty busy lately with visits both at home and away. We are finally back from our travels, so I wanted to fill you in on week 3 of the DSF 30 x 30 Challenge.
On Friday the Dreamboat started getting ready for his trip down south to Muskoka to help his friend M with a kitchen renovation. At the same time I was getting ready for M’s girlfriend L to come to our house with her little one LD. It was a pretty busy day, but Little Man and I managed some time outside in the backyard.
Finally we are all feeling better at our casa. We got off to a shaky start during week one of the 30 x 30 challenge, but week two went so much better. Here is what we’ve been up to lately.
We all breathed a sigh of relief and welcomed the weekend with open arms. Little Man and I attempted the beach again. I was way more prepared for playing in the water, and the sandy finale. Little Man was a lot more energetic, although this time there were no kids around to play with. He settled for watching some geese and goslings that were nested nearby (you can’t really see them in the picture below, but I promise they are there).
What a week. I was sick. Little Man had a fever of 103 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday, and general poopiness the rest of the week. And the Dreamboat had a huge project at work that took up most of his time and finally finished on Thursday.
We are all spread so thin right now I am sure we are translucent.
To fight back on the sick and tired, we tried our best to get outside as much as possible, even if it was only for a short time. I promised pictures and an update on week one of the David Suzuki Foundation 30 x 30 Challenge. Here is what happened: Continue reading →
Little Man is…well…a little man. He doesn’t speak the way adults do. He doesn’t read the way adults do. Nor does he pay attention to the political issues surrounding him. He is, after all, only fourteen months old. But he is going to be caring for the people and environment around him long after a lot of us are gone. So tomorrow I am doing something to help ensure that he has a clean environment in the future.
On June 4th, I will be participating in an online campaign called “Black Out, Speak Out.” It was created by several key environmental non-profit organizations in Canada to protest a bill that the government is trying to pass that will significantly weaken laws, and processes put in place for environmental protection. It is also attacking charities that speak out against environmental destruction.
To protest these changes, people and charities will be posting a “Black Out, Speak Out” picture, link or article on their sites Monday instead of posting as usual. You can also do this on your Facebook by downloading the “Black Out, Speak Out” profile picture (as seen at the start of this article). Essentially it is a virtual protest that anyone can participate in.
I know that my posts are generally on the lighter side, optimistically looking at our family’s eco journey, but I think that I need to do my part to speak up for Little Man, who cannot speak for himself.
But that is what’s happening tomorrow. Here is what is going on in our world today:
At the moment we have remnants of the snow that fell on Friday. I am still hopeful that it will be completely gone by this afternoon so that we can get outside and enjoy Earth Day in a drier setting.
Yesterday, along with being wet the wind was pretty fierce, so we ended up planting Little Man’s seed paper inside (from Little Man’s copy of the awesome book “The Tiny Seed” by Eric Carle).
This was LM’s first time planting anything, and it ended up being a huge hit. I can’t say that he knew what was going on exactly, but he definitely figured out that dirt is just as fun to play with as to eat. Continue reading →