“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Doing What You Can .. In a Toxic World

Some days I get antsy reading the headlines on the sidebar of this blog.  GMO foods and crops .. to soak or not to soak grains .. raw -vs- pasteurized milk .. toxic money .. etc.  Yes, it is good to be informed.  Taking in the news and trying to eke out a common sense approach to life is important to having a quality life.  There is just too much living to do that one needs not to be in fear of living.  Just breathing is dangerous it seems some days.  I get the most enjoyment trying to figure out how to make products at home.  Be it soap or green cleaners.  Trying to save money and not always needing the latest gadget.  Being content with thrift store shopping.  Growing as much food as possible for summer use and winter storage.  Can I do it all? NO!  .. and I have learned that being a good homemaker means not only keeping busy at home with the garden, etc. .. but also seeking the best local produce, eggs, meat, etc. in the community and not worrying that I can't do everything.  Big sigh :)

6 comments:

Lynda said...

Touché! I'm right there with you!

Ruralrose said...

not to mention how small your carbon footprint is working from home in this way with less plastic and petroleum consumption - excellent post as always - Merry Christmas! and of course peace too

Mary R. said...

No, we can't do everything, can we? We all just do the best we can. I think you summed it up well.

Dani said...

Well put, Mrs Mac. It is a journey, and the ride is meant to be enjoyable - and travelled one step at a time.

Merry Christmas :-)

meemsnyc said...

I'm totally with you. We try our best to do what we can. Kudos to you.

Rebecca said...

Doing what I can with what I have where I am with all my heart...