I am a week off with the project . However the topic has been on my mind I just did not have the time to sit down & write .
As a continuation of the last week I tried to focus on product which comes from the petroleum industry and also the whole issue of transportation ,which I have previously written about .
Like Polly over at Pagan by Design I too am shocked at all the little everyday items which are petroleum based .
Last week while out with the kids both ds11 and I were in need of a tiny little product we all have become dependent on .
The band aid ! Yep that tiny little strip of adhesive which we use to cover the booboo .
It made me rethink how just within generations this product came into use. Even as a child I can remember my Mum using a cloth made from a ripped up sheet for a band aid . More often than not we'd just clean the cut and let air dry . Sometimes a cream might be added . So how can I make band aids without using tape is my question .
I'm thinking I could also just as Mum did cut up little strips of cloth and sterilize them then lock them in a sealed bag or container of some kind . a plastic container or bag though ? maybe a jar ?
what about how to fasten a cloth bandaid ? tie it , pin it perhaps ? there was medical tape Mum used but I'm not sure if that does not also include oil based product .
What about an antibiotic cream ? again make my own ? use a natural gentle oil with beeswax ? use herbs that are healing such as comfrey ? what fights that type of bacterial infection ? salt ? echinecia ?
Can You see what replacing just a tiny little thing like a band aid entails ?! what on earth is it going to be like when society as a whole is going to have to deal with replacing or going without thousands of these conveniences ?
The issue which I said I wrote on previously last yr. after attending the viewing of The Age of Stupid that of transportation .
I am car dependent ! I'm awful actually . How quick I fell into this poor unhealthy habit .
It is so easy to take on that habit of convience yet oh so difficult to rid oneself of it .
I began driving more & more the yr. I took on our grandson for daytime childcare when he was about 8months . All the walking I did in the area with our two boys quickly left us . I just found it so much easier to place the little fellow in a car seat then try and carry him or put him in a stroller especially during winter months . I had him for close to 3 yrs .3 yrs. of making a habit . I no longer walked to the library , bakeshop , grocery etc.
I gained weight too ! Now I know some of it was due to aging and quitting smoking but much of the cause was that of inactivity !
Summer months I am much better , we leave the city for longer periods and then we do walk or bike most of the time .
When we move this will also be the case .However I've really made it an effort not to drive in the city unless it is long distance . Returning to walking when we can and most of all making the time . Not to rush , plan fewer events in a day so I can opt to walk instead of drive .
So that is it for now , I've still got to do catch up for week 4 yet .