What’s In Your Trash?
Trash is on my mind because I’ve been wrestling with the barrels.
In front of every house on the street is a house waste barrel, a yard waste barrel and perhaps the recycling barrel.
This signifies the bulk of your eating and cleaning up your yard for the week.
What conclusions can be drawn from this?
I don’t go into the barrels on the street. Once in a while you do see one that has been dumped . . . do you look or glance away? Of course you look! You see the egg shells, a bacon container wrapper . . . a frozen dinner or two carton . . . a frozen pie container . . . cereal boxes . . . You may learn they use soy milk . . . or other interesting things.
Have you noticed that when two barrels have been dumped side-by-side, one is yours and the other a neighbor that you can distinguish your trash from that of your neighbor . . . egg shells pretty much look alike . . . but you know . . . you just know!
It’s all those subtle things . . . pancakes . . . what do they put on them?
Do they make them from a mix or buy them frozen?
Are they a nut-free household?
These aren’t things you discuss with your neighbors . . . but their trash is a fountain of information.
Then, there’s the recycling!
The soda they drink . . . regular or diet . . . which cola?
Maybe not cola, but root beer or Orange Crush . . .
Maybe beer and wine . . . or hard liquor . . . Those bottles get recycled regularly.
You can even find out their brand of pickles . . . and condiment . . . the very basic stuff of their life . . .
Do we judge?
I don’t pay attention to what others buy at the grocery store, but I’ve noticed some interest to what is in my shopping cart.
Sometimes . . . when I’m buying frozen stuff and junk food . . . not when I’m buying fruits and vegetables and healthy stuff . . .
I do like a blueberry muffin and buying them from the bakery section is so much easier than making them from a mix. And that goes for cookies, too. We find what is good and easy and what our family likes . . . There’s no mystery to that.
I have a grocery shopping day coming up . . . so that’s why this is on my mind.
I have to decide what I’m going to put on my list and not go crazy once I get to the store.
I try to eat healthy, but I also like to have something to snack on from time to time . . . and a bit of variety is always welcome.
I’m sure none of us have a shopping cart full of healthy stuff we’d we proud to display on a website. Maybe . . . depending upon the topic of the article . . . In reality we have a mix of healthy and fun food . . . and easy food to make . . .
We may not be winning any awards for our shopping and the meals we make, but we’re healthy and happy with healthy and happy families. We’re real . . . some people go to fast food places to fill in the gaps of their grocery shopping . . . I can honestly say I can’t remember the last time I bought fast food . . . it’s not that it’s bad, it’s just not on my regular route.
Well, all I can truly say that trash day and shopping day are highlights . . . at least I highlighted them here. I’m sure you have an opinion about this . . . please leave me a comment.
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