I found a really cool and interesting website that calculates your water footprint. My family uses approximately 3,400.38 gallons a water a day! That is 850.09 gallons per person where as the average American uses 1190.5 a day. We are better than average but I 'd still like to find ways for us to improve. The laundry machine is where we consume the most water. I am always doing laundry. I need to learn to wear clothing more than once before I wash it and keep the girls from wearing several outfits a day. Taking baths is our second largest consumption of water. We have a very large soaking tub and it probably holds 140 gallons of water - just realizing this today I am glad that Geir and I share the bath water. Taking baths is one luxury that would be hard to give up. I sleep better, I aches less and I am less stressed after a bath. I'll give up having a shiny, clean car just to keep my baths . To learn about your water footprint click here it is fun and informative.
Yesterday we had a picnic at our new, borrowed back yard. If you live in the area and you haven't been I highly recommend you go. We bought a family membership for $95 and that is for the entire year. It includes guest passes, discounts on classes and food, free outdoor concerts, invites to special events and simply put - a truly magical place to just be. And if I see you there lets pretend to be good neighbors.
Geir and I sat on a picnic blanket eating olives, cheese, strawberries and crackers while watching the little ones play in the stream. No pressure to cut the grass or trim the hedge!
Somehow I only captured photos of Miss Vivian. Ella had just as much fun!
I hope your weekend was just as enchanting as ours. Namaste.