I used paper towels! I was staring out the window, not even thinking and just reached over and grabbed 2 paper towels (really one but it’s halved) to cover my plate before microwaving. Ugh. I was doing so good on trash. I have like 3-4 items in my bag and they are all so small….and now, I have 2 paper towels. What is our obsession with paper towels? They seem to make things easier, but they are such a waste. I mean we literally use them for seconds before throwing away. Maybe I can re-use my paper towels?
Overall, day two has been tough. On top of the paper towels, I also decided to use a light in the bathroom…taking the time to get matches to light the candle to wash my face and brush my teeth seemed crazy. Plus, I’m using a match every time (more waste) and when I think I don’t need the candle any more, I blow it out…only to realize 5 min. later that I need to go back in the bathroom for something else. And, I have had to use the computer much more than I had hoped (3 hrs at work and 1 at home).
Yesterday I was feeling the weight of NI….it felt slow, deliberate and I even managed to chat with my neighbors on two occasions because I spent so much time outside. It took me an hour to make dinner and an hour to clean (by candlelight!). And today I feel rushed. I feel like I’m in constant work mode and I”m not feeling Colin-esque. I have a paper that I need to make comments on, I have papers to grade and I’m out of light. I still want to go for a walk but it’s about to be dark. Maybe we actually need the luxury of time to feel the weight of this challenge??? Or maybe I am just doing this wrong!?!
Really hoping for a better tomorrow!