Now HERE's a challenge for you!!! Maybe you've already seen this, but I just found this article in the NYT... (by the way... who would have thought I would read the NYT... never have liked the paper, but this online version ROCKS!)
"Cutting Back W/O Deprivation"
You might have to subscribe, but it's free and hey it's the NYTimes.. it will make you feel edumacated! :)
You can also check out their blog at: Compact. You can find a LOCAL Compact Yahoo Group on their site! I feel compelled to do this. I've been doing okay.. aside from over indulgences at both Sam's and Whole Foods. Could I do this for a YEAR!? Wow. Maybe 6 months? I have been buying used for the kids toys and things and felt pretty good about that. Can I start after we acquire the jogger/trailer for the bike?? Does it count if I don't pay for it... we'll be using a sample from Tom's office that would be produced anyway... right?? EEK. Plus I'm buying a new Green Cone in April.. if it's a purchase to help the environment does that count?? Hmm... will have to give this some thought, but in the mean time I will be blog stalking their site and checking out their Yahoo Group. I like the idea.... am I up for the challenge?