The Pillsbury doughboy is really creepy. I always thought he was cute and cuddly (duped by advertising?), which is why I’ve kept this cookie jar 20+ years, even though I haven’t used it until now. Of course it could be my dismal photography skills (a talent that apparently isn’t genetic because my brother is a professional photographer).
I’m using this jar temporarily as a “slop bucket” for the vegetable scraps on their way to the compost bin. I haven’t had time to look for anything more practical, with a wider lid for example.
This is all to introduce the fact that even though it is the first day of September, I am not going to undertake a new baby steps challenge this month. This is partly due to the fact that I am on vacation this week, and partly because I’m still working on the past two month’s challenges.
In July, I started my own compost bin. That’s been going well, and I started a second bin because it filled up so quickly. I’m still trying to make compost without adding my own worms. Basically, composting is a done deal as far as becoming a habit. I told someone today that I could no more imagine throwing vegetable trimmings in the garbage than tossing a recyclable plastic bottle in the trash. But this horror movie Pillsbury doughboy cookie jar has GOT TO GO.
In August, the baby steps challenge was to switch to all natural household cleansers. I wrote about tackling that project here. And for a lot of reasons, I’m just getting started on that one. It’s definitely a work-in-progress that will continue this month.
So I’ve got my plate full as it is, and I know when to say “uncle.” I’m going to give myself an extra month to catch up with all of these new challenges.
How about you? What new habits are you attempting, or have you adopted lately? Please share your difficulties, questions, and insights in the Comments section.