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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Working Mom Wednesday

Linking to Work, Wife,Mom...Life! for Working Mommy Wednesday. For this week the discussion is: #1. Top Ten "non-negotiables" in life. (e.g., cussing in front of your kids, cheating, stealing from work, etc.)

Well this seems like a prompt asking for top ten laws of the household or morals so here goes a list that is not necessarily in order of importance:

1. Divorce - not negotiable, we believe in marriage until death do we part.

2. No witches, no sorcery, no Ouija boards.
3. No swearing, and no taking the name of the Lord in vain.

4. Preparation for natural disasters has become an important part of our lives considering we live in a hurricane zone. Even though we haven't had a serious one for 5 years, 2005 had enough craziness to make a lifelong commitment to being prepared.

5. Commitment to recycling and living a sustainable life meaning cloth diapers, as little packaging as possible meaning we don't put our produce in plastic bags, we try to take our own bags for groceries and some day we hope to own a green home! That would be awesome.

6. Don't buy any more furniture. We either find it, restore it or make the furniture so that it's solid wood, high quality and to the design we want. I don't include couches in the category because I have no idea how to make the upholstery portion.

7. Charity - we are committed to giving more of our time and monitary support to Compassion and 4-Kids of South Florida.

8. Food - we are committed to not throwing away food. I've had a bad habit over the years of buying too much food, not eating it in time and throwing away old bananas, ground meat that has gone solid gray, etc. I find myself embarrassed to throw away food when so many people in the world are hungry.

9. No more buying new cars! We've bought 2 new cars so far and driven both long past the factory warranty but the price paid for "new" is too much. Buying used 2-3 years old is just fine with us.

10. Church is non-negotiable. We are committed to not being lukewarm.


Heather said...

I absolutely adore your #10. That's just cool. :)

Julia Ladewski said...

you were not too serious. this was an awesome list!! i love the recycling, the not throwing away food and of course not being lukewarm.

you have a great list!!!

Caterina said...

Inspirational! #1 through #4 are totally us too. I wish I could commit to #5, but I don't know what it is about the South Florida fast-paced life that makes me feel wasteful (I know, I know, it's a bad excuse).

Also agree about the new cars and furniture. There really is no need for 'em.

And #7 is by far the most impressive. What a fab family you have there!!!

Gina said...

My favorite is also #10. The one I work on the most is #8. Great post!

Amy Sullivan said...

Not throwing away food...ugh! I am someone who can easily commit to that. It drives me CRAZY. I say this with a half full gallon of milk that expired today in my fridge...ahhhh!

crazywildberry said...

Good list.

I think, if anything, #6 could be your next challenge. There are stores that sell the fabric. I think you could probably figure this one out. :)

Unpolished Parenting said...

Fantastic list! I'm a big fan of #1, #2, & #10 :) Way to go on making your own furniture and being so eco-friendly! I'm working on that!

Susan DiMickele said...

Really love this list. I ban witches too! My neighbors think I am over the top, but I draw lines b/t good and evil. And I love your no-divorce attitude (so rare in our generation).