Good Morning everyone,
Well, our temperatures are leveling off some. It isn't below 0 today, I think that it is hovering around 24* now, and that is a heat wave compared to what we did have a few days ago.
I received a comment from a wonderful reader who I respect greatly and it really got me to thinking this morning. I wanted to think about it some more and drink a cup a tea over it and between doing household chores that need doing.
On my blog the other day, I put a web site for mother nature network, and my reader commented that green is getting "old". Now I am not angry in the least bit, but I starting thinking about the "green" movement and it really got me thinking, which is a great effort sometimes, and I thought, gee, you know it "is" getting old. This is what I love about blogging, we exchange thoughts, and talk, and learn from others, and sometimes you get a new perspective on the world, which for me is somewhat isolated, as I do not get out much so for outside stimulation and conversation, I fall to the Internet and the blogging world.
Now on to the thoughts. Those of us who live a frugal, simple, and not complicated lifestyle, which the term of "Simple Lifestyle" has as many faces as Yannis, actually live "green", like my reader said. And the "green" movement has been done for hundreds or thousands of years. Now I wasn't around then, but I was raised by Depression Era grandparents who lived simply and frugally and was "green" before it was a coined term. It seems like now it is the "it" thing now, but it's not. I have found that for years, if women did not work outside the home, they were coined "lazy", worthless, or "high priced mistress", which I have found very derogatory to the females. But yet, the females of the house, were expected to work outside the home, then come home to clean the house, cook the dinner, run after the kids, run after the husband and whatever else the female was supposed to provide for the household plus her wages she earned outside the home. I do not call that lazy, worthless or a high priced mistress unless she was seeking out extras from the boss she worked for, especially if it was a male, for ill-gotten gains. I have thoughts on working outside the home but that is for a later post.
I do not have a word or a comment on this but it sure made me see a light that I really didn't see. I do feel however that the green movement is being used to benefit corporations for their personal gains, by hitting on people who are ignorant of old ways, and have no one to turn to except these corporations that are seeking out the ignorant and placing images and thoughts that aren't true or undermine others who are living a more simple lifestyle, or more frugally, or trying to get out of debt,
Now, frugal has a lot a meaning to a lot of folks, and I really feel that I do not need to go into explaining that term. Each of us has a life that we live and we do it the best as we can, no one can make the frugal lifestyle fit for every one human being for every life that is lived. What we can do is listen to others, take suggestions, ideas, thoughts, recipes, plans and work them into each of our lives and if it doesn't fit, no big deal. Go on to plan B, then plan C and etc.
Now I am going to post a web site that I got from another wonderful blogging friend, and it speaks about this subject directly. Now I thoroughly enjoyed this site. And the lady who has this site speaks just about a blunt and plainly as she can, and if it makes you upset or mad or whatever, oh, well, sh*t happens. She is glad that she got your attention.
Please go to www.homesteadgardenandpantry.com and read about Granny Miller.
So, this is my thoughts for today, my brains are warped now, as this is a complicated subject, with many facets, and many, many sub-subjects under it.
Thank you again, my lovely readers, for your thoughts, suggestions, recipes, and just plain over the fence conversation.