Monday, August 24, 2009

Bagging Our First Summit

It is difficult to stand perched atop a mountaintop and not appreciate the beauty that surrounds you.

Unless you are two. If you happen to be two or so, you might instead enjoy the challenge of bagging the "summit" upon the summit - i.e. clamoring up the pile of rocks located near the Ranger's feet. Technically, I guess he had found the highest spot on the mountain, although I'm not sure if temporary structures count. Still, you have to give him credit for going for it.

We bagged our first summit as a family of four last weekend. While riding the gondola to the top was a far cry from the way we conquered summits in the past, it was rewarding nonetheless.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

More on BPA

Read a great summary of the issues and findings with regard to BPA from one of my most trusted sources by clicking here.

Friday, August 21, 2009

SIGG Alert

If you happen to use the practical and fashionable water bottles by SIGG, you will want to read their statement about BPA content by clicking here. If you have a SIGG bottle manufactured prior to August 2008, you can send an email request to the company for a replacement liner. If you're not sure when your bottle was manufactured, look at the photos here to figure it out.

The bottles really are pretty great to use, so I'm glad they've worked it out (they do claim that even the older bottles were completely safe, but I'm one to be ultra conservative with this sort of thing, so I don't plan to test the theory on my own family).

It does make you wonder what kind of gunk is in pretty much everything we use. For our part, we're trying to eradicate as much plastic as possible from our lives - especially any plastic that touches our food. That isn't easy to do, particularly when it comes to food storage. We also try not to let aluminum foil come into contact with our food. These things aren't easy, but we're doing our best.

Monday, August 10, 2009

And the Holidays Keep on Coming!

Just when you thought it might be difficult to beat National Donut Day, here it is...(drumroll, please!)...

National S'Mores Day!

Yes, indeed, today is National S'Mores Day, folks!

In case you're reading this on the wee late side and missed it, I checked the etiquette books and it's perfectly fine to celebrate this one a day (or a week or a couple of months) late or even a day (or a week or a couple of months) early, so feel free to grab a couple of graham crackers, toast up the perfect marshmallow and slap it between a couple of slabs of Hershey's chocolate.

Mmm!! I do love them so.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Save the Planet!

According to a growing movement, if you really want to go green you shouldn't reproduce. And there you have it...not only is adopting a child a wonderful thing for so many other reasons - it is also the right thing to do for the environment.

In all seriousness, it's hard to ignore the fact that babies, while they are in their baby state, seem very bad for the environment what with all of the products they require these days - diapers, toys, car seats, strollers, and on and on and on. I guess we all get even worse for the environment as adults with all of our need for transportation and housing and whatnot. Sooooo...

Be environmentally responsible and adopt a child today! You'll be very, very glad you did.