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My week.

Monday
Harry had hockey, so Cooper and I watched The Muppets. My favorite muppet is Floyd. He’s so cool and laid back – the opposite of me! Cooper’s favorite muppet was the little girl giving Walter the side-eye. Cooper is also a big Chris Cooper fan.

Did I have a soda, candy and popcorn while watching the movie? No. I had celery sticks, apple sauce and water.

Tuesday
I checked in on the roses. After finally getting rid of whatever was eating holes in the leaves, our five rose bushes came down with powdery mildew. And just when they were looking so healthy and lush and were starting to bloom. I had to cut them all back. Boo.

I did my ironing. I hate ironing. Here is a shirt that is supposed to be “no iron”. Grrrr.

Wednesday
Wednesday we got in the car and headed to Temecula‘s wine country (about an hour north of us). Last year Harry gave me a horseback ride and wine tasting lunch for my birthday. We finally got around to doing it. My horse’s name was Rusty and Harry’s was Quincy. It was super hot, and my horse kept fighting me to be in front of the guide, but it was fun!

After our ride we went to Wilson Creek Winery for our wine tasting. Woo hoo!

Then we had lunch. The restaurant was outdoors. They had misters which was lovely on such a hot day. The rolls had cheese on them (yuck), but the crackers were pretty good. I had a (steak) salad.

Thursday
Thursday was the last day of my painting class. Some of the students brought in snacks. One of them brought chocolate cupcakes. I took one because it would have been rude of me to refuse.

Here is the painting I’ve been working on. It’s Franz Marc‘s Red Horses. It’s a little off because the dimensions of my canvas are different from the original. And I still have a lot yet to do. I’m the queen of unfinished projects, but hopefully I’ll keep working on it.

Friday
After dinner at a Mexican restaurant with friends (I had 2 daiquiris, peach and strawberry), Harry and I decided to go to the local dive bar to drink some more. He had beer and some kind of cinnamon shot thing. I had 2 rum and cokes. They have a neat jukebox with bajillions of songs.

We killed zombies, played air hockey (Harry won) and pool (Harry won – maybe it’s because I played this way…).

Saturday
We went to our local farmer’s market. We got some fresh, organic California strawberries.

Then we took the car in to Pep Boys because the air conditioner broke. This would be their second go round trying to fix it (this isn’t our first experience having to bring the car back for a re-repair). After we got there they told us to bring it back another day (after just telling us on the phone to bring it in). After we get it fixed we shall never, ever return. Manny, Mo and Jack can suck it.

We decided to have lunch in Hillcrest. We went to Freebirds World Burrito. It’s kinda like Chipotle, but with more options. Check out my huge burrito:

We sat outside and guess what music was playing? “Black Betty”. I kid you not. Also, I totally didn’t have a brownie or cookie. Willpower!

On the way home we saw this bar. It reminded me of Adam.

Sunday
I didn’t do much. I can’t find my brand of shampoo anywhere anymore, so I used this brand for the first time. It smells like flowers and fruit salad.

I also read, played on the computer and watched tv. Then I worked on Cooper’s exciting post for Monday.
Check out Cooper’s Corner for a very important announcement: http://cooperscorner.info/

So how was your weekend? And who is your favorite muppet? Let me know in comments!

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Have You Ever… Gone Green?!

These days, more and more people are becoming concerned with how they impact our planet.  Every day, more and more people are taking greater strides towards going green.  How green are you?  We’re about to find out.

The rules are simple: For each question that you answer ‘yes’ to, give yourself a single point. When you reach the end of the quiz, add up your points and post your total in the comments.

Have You Ever?!

1.Do you always recycle paper (cereal boxes, office paper, newspaper, cardboard, etc.)?
2.Do you always recycle your glass, plastic and metal?
3.Do you always purchase recycled paper products? (toilet paper, tissues, etc.)
4.Do you always use greener cleaners or even make your own cleaners?
5.Do you regularly use reusable shopping bags?
6.Do you regularly use a refillable water bottle?
7.Do you make an effort to only purchase items with minimal or recyclable packaging?
8.Do you only use compact fluorescent or other energy-efficient light bulbs?
9.Do you regularly turn off the lights when you leave the room?
10.Do you try to minimize your energy usage?
11.Do you make efforts to seal up your leaky windows & doors and insulate your home?
12.Do you wash your laundry in cold water instead of hot?
13.Do you only buy “Energy Star” efficient appliances?
14.Do you frequently unplug unused electronics, chargers and appliances?
15.Do you take quick showers with a efficient shower head?
16.Do you use clean energy at your home? (solar, wind, etc.)
17.Do you regularly compost?
18.Do you have a fruit and/or vegetable garden?
19.Do you always try to buy local? (produce & meats from farmer’s markets, farm stands, etc.)
20.Do you do your best to use/eat all of the food you purchase before they spoil?
21.Do you regularly purchase or obtain used items at places like yard sales, flea markets, thrift stores, or online sources like Craigslist, eBay or Freecycle?
22.Do you donate your old clothing?
23.Do you regularly walk or ride a bike to your destination?
24.Do you regularly use public transportation?
25.Do you regularly drive a hybrid or alternative-fuel car?

What other steps do you take towards reducing your impact on the planet?  What steps do you plan to take?  Tell us all about it — and your total — in the comments!