In a quiet way, we're trying to change a few things about our lives. Noel's on a personal no-HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) kick, trading his Cokes for natural sodas. He's been making us delicious simple dinners without as many processed ingredients. And slowly, as schedules and kids make it possible, we're hoping to start shopping for local produce at the farmer's market.
I'm going to turn my latest obsession -- knitting -- to that cause. I was struck by a debate I heard on the Diane Rehm show about plastic grocery bags, in which one participant opined that it should be illegal for stores to give them away. They are without a doubt a menace, and I feel terrible every time I bring another batch home -- it's pure waste. So I'm knitting reusable market bags for Noel. The full story, and a picture of the current work-in-progress, at Toxophily today.