Friday, April 22, 2016

Earth Day 2016

Another year where I meant to take off Earth Day and forgot until a few days before and now I'm too busy. Dangit! And just like last year, I'm saying to myself that in 2017, I'll totally take the day off and go hiking. So maybe I will make that happen next year. Fingers crossed, Caitlin (even though you know you'll forget again, you idiot).
^Cannon Beach, Oregon. The prettiest piece of natural earth.

When we were little, my mom always ensured that we had a healthy appreciation for this day. We wore clothes that had a picture of the earth on them to school. We always had to pick-up trash around our neighborhood by walking around with big bags and trash picker-uppers (which my sister and I made use of by pulling each other's hair).  More often than not, we planted something. And we were unfailingly forced to spend much of it outside including an al fresco dinner incorporating food from our garden. I liked most of the day's plans minus the trash picking up part. Y'know, on account of being a kid and inherently selfish. But as I've gotten older, there is really nothing else I would rather do on earth day than be outside. No matter what task I was doing.

Amongst all the differences in all land, there's one common ground we all have. And I mean that literally. We all stand on common ground that we call earth
So three cheers to that. While I will be stuck in an office today, I'm excited to make up for it outside tomorrow hiking with one of my good girlfriends from my sorority and our equally scruffy black dogs.

Happy Earth Day!
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11 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

I think it's awesome that you're planning a hike tomorrow to celebrate!! I'm with you and always remember a little too late about the day!! Happy Friday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I'll be outside tomorrow and Sunday fo' sho' and will be walking around a bit at lunch drinking out of my reusable water bottle like a boss.

Happy Earth Day!

MilitaryPugWife said...

Happy Earth Day!

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

Happy Earth Day! We decided to take a walk to lunch today since the sun was actually shining! I hope you have a blast on your hike tomorrow, and I know that the pups will love it!

Nadine Lynn said...

I will be outside some tomorrow, it's super gloomy and about to rain here. Happy Earth Day! Hope you have a great weekend!

Emily said...

That is amazing your mom installed cleaning up and giving back to the earth on this day! I have never celebrated it before but this is a great idea. Enjoy your weekend plans!

Pat Hatt said...

Seen many kiddos outside today picking up trash. School thing I guess. Took the dogs for a walk, that is my outside quota haha Too bad the greedy sobs are ruining the planet though.

The Siberian American said...

I love that your mom encouraged y'all to do something on Earth Day! Also, Cannon Beach looks stunning!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

i'll try and remind you next year! just kidding, i will forget as well. i love that your mom made earth day a thing when you were growing up.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I didn't do anything for Earth Day this year either. I need to remember to do something next year!

Blue Grumpster said...

Happy belated Earth Day!