Here we go...
OK.. I kept the questions mostly about "living green". I thought this would be an excellent way for you to talk more about things you maybe haven't talked about yet, and some of the harder parts. You make it look so easy, sometimes (well, like WORK, but easy) (Cheree, I'm the one who feels like a mess!), so those of us who already feel like we're chasing after our lives sometimes feel a little bit intimidated. :) And NO BENCH QUESTIONS! :) I hope you enjoy them!
1. Is Mr. Gruppie (or would that Gruppie Boy?) as fanatical about living green as you are?
Gruppie Boy or "Hubby" as I like to call him when the tights come off, has worked really hard to move closer to green. I would say that I initiated things, but Hubby is sharing the reigns and running with it.
Hubby is a talker by profession, so he easily slides green speak into his conversations. Once he even started a conversation with a client about the benefits of cloth diapers.
You would never peg either of us as granola if you walked by us on the street. Us gruppies are cleverly disguised as yuppies. (apparently one of us also wears tights)
2. What was the hardest change for you to make, in terms of giving up something you enjoyed or having to find a better alternative?
Like all of my readers, my time is precious. Since I've really focused on cleaning up my life, I've had to give up a lot of convenience.
Now I can't just run to the drugstore to buy something like make-up or sunscreen when I know that it will harm both my family and the planet. I need to plan ahead tons more.
3. Do you have one secret, guilty non-"green" pleasure that you allow yourself occasionally?
Sometimes I like to eat at McDonald's. :(
4. Of the things you do to live a more earth-friendly life, what do you find is the most time and/or energy consuming?
Food! Making food from scratch, learning how to grow my own food, researching CSAs and even eating in season has been the biggest time eater (punny) for me. It probably doesn't help that I detest cooking.
Life would be tons easier if I just grabbed watermelons in the winter or ate all prepackaged foods. But I have to think ahead as to how those decisions affect all of us.
5. What's your favorite just-for-you special "green" treat or extravagance?
I buy expensive organically grown fair trade chocolate and don't share it with a soul. Third drawer down, under my socks. Don't tell.
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