I was really feeling good about my first day. Except for the toilet paper square, I was staying on track. Until…the rhubarb muffins. I tried to think of various ways to prepare my local food and rhubarb muffins seemed like a good way to spice up my breakfast during this week….if only I didn’t use PAPER muffin cups! I didn’t even think about it until I ate one and noticed I had trash! Geez, what a waste. I was in a similar predicament to Daniela. Should I eat them and have trash…freeze them for later or give them away? Ugh. This project really requires attention and thinking. Funny, how a lot of things don’t.
At then end of yesterday I was exhausted. I made the muffins, picked weeds and turned them into a pesto and made a bok choy salad for dinner. I can’t even remember what I ate for lunch, but I do remember the feeling of “what am I supposed to do now?” during my lunch. Normally, I spend lunch time catching up on news…instead, I spent it looking out the window. I really wanted that “ho-hum” time we talked about. It was almost like I wasn’t comfortable with “ho-hum” time. Instead of enjoying the quiet, I found myself feeling like I was wasting time. I’m really not sure how I feel about this. It certainly supports the commentary on an American way of life…but does it support my way of life? More on this in class.
Finally, 2 hrs of light last night did not feel like enough…and then I thought, “what if I need to go to the bathroom?”. Luckily, I can feel around things, but I’m not quite sure how necessary this is. I might rethink this goal. However, the benefits of no lights after 10:15 were that I was tired by 11pm and went to bed an hour and a half before I normally do. Maybe I’ll catch up on beauty sleep this week!
Today has been great so far…zero waste, little water, all local foods!