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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Some Sweetness and a Rant!

All went well with Pepper and her dad, thankfully my prayers were answered! She came home from a quick visit in very good spirits, even praised him. I am so grateful, when she hurts so do I. Crisis averted until next year!!!

Make sure you’re alone, take Kleenex in hand while reading through "
A Parents Wish." If you have an aversion to tears, pass it by. Beautifully put and only takes a few seconds!

Last week we watched the Al Gore Documentary An inconvenient truth about global warming. I recommend it as a must see film. I found it so informative, and interesting, sprinkled with a very personal side of Vice President Gore I’d never seen.

In the past, listening to him speak was grueling, I’m not sure if it’s the inflections in his voice, his mannerisms, or the actual resonance . I only wish the media had portrayed him as dynamically as this film has. It’s disappointing that the world missed out on this man being elected to office. Emphasis to reverse global warming and an attempt at a peaceful resolution in the Middle East may have transpired! It’s a mystery now, as parents continue to lose children in a fruitless war!

Al Gore is a passionate teacher. After viewing this movie, hanging my old Christmas lights just felt wrong, with past glitz possibly being a large cost to future generations. I’ve replaced the old with new LED lights. Interior lights soon to follow. Ramifications of wasteful energy are blatantly laid out so even the most ignorant energy hog could not dismiss it! Although Canada has a very diligent recycle program, it’s crucial to do more! Ignorance could all too soon be deadly!

I was really affected by this film, realizing its imperative that North Americans change their energy habits rather than annihilating people for more oil! I remember my mom filling the tub with just a few inches water. My brother bathed after me. We never had water restriction like we do today! The old school mentality was way less wasteful, much more conservative with power, and material items! We had one car when six people lived in the house. Dad took the bus to work daily, car trips were carefully planned. Today people have five cars and can’t pay their mortgage. People run here and there with no conscience of the energy they’re snuffing out. We Baby boomers need a new core belief system; I think the up coming generation is more educated and thoughtful of the situation. We all tend to do what’s politically correct, but I can’t help but wonder if we can’t do more! Okay enough ranting! Obviously I feel more concerned now than ever before! PLEASE just rent the movie!!! It can’t help but hold your attention!


Anonymous said...

Loving that purpleness of your walls! Yum! And your tree is lovely! I am happy to hear that all went well with Pepper! Tell her I said that any one named Pepper is spicy enough to ALLways be the one who has the most taste in any situation!

Anonymous said...

Your tree is so pretty! I haven't seen Al Gore's movie but I did away with outside Christmas lights several years ago for exactly that reason...what a waste of electricity and a misuse of our resources that adds to global warming and to the earth's polution.
Happy Holidays Giggles!

giggles said...

Thanks Pam and Jane....I will post my tree of the past...larger and pink! This is the scaled down version of me! Simplifying means dispersing of many things, or should I say recycling! Come the new year I will try to be ruthless….TRY being the operative word!

Peace Giggles

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Dear Sherrie,

Thank you for this passionate and important post. It is amazing how habits and perspective on energy, waste, and frugalness can change dramatically in the span of a generation ... most of us are not are not sharing the perspective of our parents & certainly not their parents.

It will be interesting to see what future generations do ... will pendulum swing back?

Much peace & love to you my friend. Thank you for your prayers and lovely comment on my site about Darlene. xo, d

Anonymous said...

Silent night, holy night.. Ok now im singing along with the carol..lol.
I adore your home,it's so festive..

I love the idea of knowledge that Al gore is perpetuating.. He's a hero of this planet of sorts, using his status to spread the enviromental message..
I lived in a time when we had rationing and blackouts..
I choose to drive my bus but keep it to under 2000 miles a year.. I have a bike and 2 legs that im trying to wear out to help mother earth..
Im glad you posted this..
Peace, Kai xx

Anonymous said...

Of course, I love your purple tree! It's beautiful! And good for you for switching to LED lights. I agree about Al Gore and his message. I recently saw him on Oprah and was devasted by the images he showed. People need to get their heads out of the sand and look at the situation we're in here on Planet Earth.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

what fun to see your purple interior of your home!

It has been fun getting to know you this year. Wishing you a happy holiday and a peaceful new year!

Paris Parfait said...

Gorgeous Christmas tree and decorations! Glad Pepper's visit went well. And yes, An Inconvenient Truth is powerful and I hope it makes more people realise we're all in this together and must make a concerted effort to stop being wasteful, conserve energy, etc.

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