Friday, March 28, 2008

Earth Hour

I just signed us up for Earth Hour. Tomorrow night at 8:o0 I will turn off all our lights, power down this addiction box, and go outside. We may have candles or better yet the monkeys can play with their wind-up flashlights. I will attempt to guilt my neighbors into participating. I may offer beer.
I am really trying to teach my children to take care of our little piece of earth. They are already professional composters and will retrieve banana peels out of your trashcan and give you "The Look." They know the location of the recycling center. They don't throw out paper. We have had to explain to Middle Monkey that it is okay to cut down invasive, nonnative trees. He gave his Opa a lecture about how bad it was to cut down a tree. Opa was amused.
Anyway, should you feel inclined and want to have fun in the dark, sign up for Earth Hour. No Meme, I do not want a report on how you spent the time. I wonder if I am the only one in small town Texas participating in this global event?

14 comments:

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  2. My nephew use to "give me the look" when he'd find soda cans in my trash. :)

    I hadn't heard of Earth Hour. I'll check it out. Thanks.

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  3. Hi Vonne, I think we should all play. Unless you have a more active social life than I do, Earth Hour should be a breeze.

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  4. Hoping everyone has a lovely dark evening!

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  5. Hi Debbi,

    Thanks for stopping by - as you know I'll be doing my bit t'other side of the pond :)

    Enjoy!

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  6. Glad--but not surprised!!!--that you all are participating, Debbi! And I love that your kids are already gold star composters. Have you given them a worm composter yet? It's the most fun of all! We'll have lovely fires and candlelight here at Hawk's Haven. (But it's just 37 degrees here, so I'm glad we don't have to turn off the heat as well!)

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  7. Yes we have worms. Middle Monkey actually took a box of the worms to school for a week. The class was doing a science campout. The worms were a hit. It may be chilly in the 50s here tonight. I am sure that would feel balmy to you right now:)

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  8. Wouldn't dream of it...don't worry

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  9. Hi meme, that was supposed to start a sister fight and you didn't play.

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  10. Snort...Oh yeah, our social life is reeeal excitin'. At 9:30 we were still sitting on the porch, swinging and talking and hadn't even thought to turn a light ON, much less turn one off. So we sort of played the game, in a roundabout way. :)

    I tried to leave you a comment earlier today and it just disapeared. Poof.

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  11. Hi Vonne, sorry your comment disapeared. I only delete spammers and I know you are not one of those. This may be another one of those unexplained blogging extraterrestrial (spelling mistake) events.

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