Sunday, March 27, 2011

You Know You're Conserving Energy When:

Or so....

11 - A candle light dinner has NOTHING to do with romance

10 - The egg timer tells you your bath is over

9 - Puzzles, games and reading replace wii, movies and cyber surfing

8 - You’re grilling in 6 inches of snow

7 - The kids ask, “Which load of laundry are we on today?”

6 - The honey and butter are solid on your counter

5 - You can see your breath when you step out of the living room

4 - Everyone stands around the stove while you’re cooking dinner

3 – Solar Lanterns become your living room light and glow sticks become your night lights

2 - You can’t resist putting your hands in the oven when you take out the weekly bread baking

And the number one way you know you’re conserving energy?

 1 -  It takes nerves of steel to sit your bum on the toilet seat

Please - add to the list. LOL 

Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Anonymous said...

Sis: :):):) good ones. At least in the Philippines we had electricity at nights up to a certain hour. Later years it got great. We also had generator power when really needed in the early years. :):):) HOWEVER we were NEVER real COLD! :):):) love/prayers - Mom T.

berrypatch said...

Great list. I had to LOL a bit at #1 - been there & done that. Brrrr!!!! Continuing to pray for you all there.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

LOL Mom - yeah - never real cold in the Philippines....but you had more brown outs than we do....we just have to conserve so the limited energy can be used across the country.

::grin:: Lisa.

Deja said...

So you have those little solar lights and glow sticks...I was going to email and ask if USPS was going through so I could send you some. We have those handy for power outages as well. If you can get your hands on military-issue glow sticks, they are MUCH brighter than $ store ones.

I'm praying for your spirits. Going without regular comforts for an extended period of time is stressful. Especially for kids. I think winter is a difficult time to learn to go without heat and electricity. Not that you have a choice, but it's something to pray for you as you adjust to a new way of living...and keeping warm.

Cynthia said...

We're experiencing a few of those here ourself (LOL)... big difference though....