After my pig out I went book buying with my mom. There is a used book store that we found out about a few weeks ago that we've been wanting to go to. It's not your typical book store though. It's located in an industrial park and only open the second and fourth weekends of the month. Before I got there I was expecting it to be not very organized and almost like a warehouse. I was wrong. The building was divided off into little rooms and each room was a specific section. Most sections were even fairly well alphabetized. Because we had the kidlets with us, we weren't able to really spend as much time looking over everything as we would have liked, but I did quickly find "Diet for a Small Planet" in the Health and Nutrition section. I've had this book on my Powells.com wish list for over a year so being able to get it for only fifty cents was pretty exciting. The boy got some comic books and my mom got eight books for $7.00. I really hope to go back again soon, but without a nine year old boy constantly whining, "How much longer are we going to be here?"
One reason I'm excited about finally getting "Diet for a Small Planet" is that Jay and I want to institute one meat free day a week. Probably Meatless Monday---another idea stolen from the Publix Greenwise flyer. This probably isn't going to be too hard because other than relying too much on chicken, we don't eat a lot of meat to begin with. The tricky part is going to be sure that I have enough stuff on hand for a meat free day every Monday. Plus, I only have a few truly meat free meals in my repertoire so I need to do some research---which is where the book is going to come in handy since it's filled with vegetarian recipes. Meatless Monday is going to involve some planning ahead so we don't end up eating a lot of Honey Nut Cheerios and macaroni and cheese.
This update is already much less abbreviated than I had planned so I'm closing it out now. Before I go I want to apologize for using the term "Earth Week" in the title. I've been hearing it overused all week and it's starting to bug even me so I hated falling into the trap of using it myself. But what the hell...it fit.