I never thought the day would come when I'd be blogging about TRASH DAY, forevermore. So it's come to this. *sigh*
Today was trash day, and is blogworthy for these three reasons:
1. We had no trash or recycling to speak of, so Darren didn't bother to take the cans down to the curb. Either that means we've been living light for the past week, or my house is piled high inside with garbage. And no, Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout does not live here.
2. Darren got up this morning at 5:30, unwound the lights from the dry, brittle Christmas tree, and hauled IT down to the curb. I finally removed and packed all the Radko ornaments on it last night. What are YOU smirkin' about? It's only January 25!
3. Friends (I'm not naming names, Cara and Kristi) laugh heartily and make fun of my conscientious husband because of his ardent attention to recycling detail. They call him the Recycling Police, because he'll actually lecture anyone who puts, say, coffee grounds or a greasy pizza box or plastic bags or - ACK!!- unemptied bottles!!! "GET THEE BEHIND ME, RECYCLING CHEATER!!" into the recycling bin. Well. I want you all to know that this morning, as I returned from delivering my tardy children to school, there they were. REAL RECYCLING POLICE, donning real recycling vests, climbing out of a real "Fort Worth Environmental" car. I watched in amusement as they started rummaging through the neighbors' recycling bins. One neighbor walked outside to see what was going on, and why people were emptying her recycling onto the ground. The male Recycling Cop help up a plastic bottle, pointed to it, said something I couldn't hear, and then very deliberately removed the cap and poured out its contents. "Oh, I'm sorry," said the neighbor. Then she retreated back into her house. I wonder if they write tickets, those Recycling dudes. It took everything I had not to say, "Hey! Come into my backyard! My bin's not full, but my husband would be SO PROUD FOR YOU TO INSPECT WHAT'S IN THERE!"
Tomorrow, we jet off to Tahoe. No skiing. Just lots of riding around in cars with two of my favorite friends evuh. Happy Anniversary to us! :D