Yesterday was Christmas. Yesterday it snowed. My family had a lovely day and last weekend we saw my mom’s side of the family, which was great. Since I’ve started this journey, I’ve gotten nothing but support from my family. I’ve learned so much over the past year about the environment and about appreciating my family. All of them, make me want to do better. Be more creative, to work harder to do things even though they’re less convenient and to just generally carry on even though I don’t think it makes much difference, which is the hardest thing for me to do.
This weekend was full of upcycling and crafting while keeping the environment in mind.
We made reindeer ornaments out of corks.
And bottle cap ornaments…out of bottle caps, which we had to cram seven people into a bottle cap size circle to go into the bottom bottle cap. We haven’t exactly finished that.
Everyone, even the guys, were totally on board with these crafts, which is interesting because when my aunt and I try to get them to do stuff at home it doesn’t work out quite as well. But there they were like Martin Stuarts!
I got a solder from my grandma and an awesome upcycling books book from my aunt.
My great aunt made me a lamp from a glass coke bottle that she found in the lake and popcorn bucket from the theater (I don’t think it was used).
My mom got me cruise control added to my car, which is a gift that keeps on giving and a ‘keep it green’ shirt and more love than one could ever hope for.
I appreciate all the effort my family goes into caring about the things that I care about.