Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A New Playlist for a New Year

We are very fond of music in our house. We listen to it all the time.  We have guitars and drums and microphones, shakers, and harmonicas that my sister and I like to make our own music. We like all kinds of music and decided to make a new playlist in celebration of this new year.

Here's the songs my mom, sister and I have chosen,
in no particular order:

Life is Wonderful ~ Jason Mraz
Hey, Soul Sister ~ Train
Come & Check Your Head ~ Blue King Brown
Family Time ~ Ziggy Marley
Amber ~ 311
Colours ~ Donovan
Dancing Nancies ~ Dave Matthews Band
Jah Live ~ Bob Marley
Sunshine Song ~ Jason Mraz
The Best Day ~ Taylor Swift
City on Down ~ O.A.R.
Future Man, Future Lady ~ Laurie Berkner
You Belong With Me ~ Taylor Swift
The 3 R's ~ Jack Johnson
Best of What's Around ~ Dave Matthews Band
Moment of Truth ~ Blue King Brown
Bubbly ~ Colbie Cailet
Rift ~ Phish
Better Together ~ Jack Johnson
Rainbow Chariot ~ John Brown's Body
Borrowed Hearts ~ The Pocket Band
Love Story ~ Taylor Swift
Party in the USA ~ Miley Cyrus
Three Little Birds ~ Bob Marley
The Dynamo of Volition ~ Jason Mraz

                                                                    posted by Meira

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

See ya 2009! Hello 2010!

"Live in the present, and make it so beautiful
it will be worth remembering.”
Here's to 365 days of beauty!

I have been a green kind of girl for what seems like eons, starting way back when I was 12.   For 24 years I have wandered the paths of vegetarianism, recycling, organics, energy & water conservation.  When I have veered off these paths, my body and my conscience has always steered me right back. That being said, it's no wonder that my two little offspring carry that same green bug with them.

My oldest, Meira, who is 8 1/2 years old, is primarily a vegetarian.  She will tolerate chicken and the occasional fish stick, is not fond of anything dairy (except ice cream), and loves pasta.  Since she is my "wild child" and has endless bounds of energy, I am always watching the types of things she eats, attempting to steer clear of additives, colors, & preservatives. My youngest, Morgi, at 2 1/2 years old *was* a veggie babe and has recently taken to stealing meat from her classmates' plates at school lunch.  She guzzles milk by the gallons and loves all fruit. 

Since their dad is a meat eater of all kinds, I try to make sure that all meat/eggs/dairy in our house are organic/free range, etc.  I figure, it's more important to eat consciously than restrictively. I have always said that I would leave the choice to the girls as they grow up.  I try to instill in them a sense of responsibility to their bodies and our world.  Thankfully we live in an area where there are everyday lessons around us - our Lake Erie beach, our playgrounds, our metroparks, and even our own backyard.

So that's a little bit about us and I hope you enjoy reading about our green adventures, as Meira works on her journaling skills and we hone our eco lifestyle.  As we leave 2009 and look back at the things we accomplished, we look forward to the challenge that a new year and new decade will bring.