This Saturday Melanie and I threw ourselves a BBQ to celebrate finishing with our Master's Degrees. So, it would be expected that we were the center of attention and we were, to many people. Empirical evidence suggests that the center of attention for some, particularly me, was another person. When I downloaded the day's pictures from my camera I found 165 pictures with at least 120 of them having Enzo as the subject. I'm in none and Melanie is in a few, half of those having The Kid in the picture as well. He's so darn cute. We had a good time and it felt great to mark the occasion of graduation with friends and family and a beautiful day at the park.
I was also told that I took a tree hostage, but it was for a good reason.
We used washable plates, utensils, cloth napkins and table clothes, etc. We had four biodegradable bags one for each of napkins, plates and utensils, recycling, and landfill waste. Santiago mentioned that this is how everyone did it years ago, before disposable products became ubiquitous. It really was not that difficult to bring reusable items and take them home for washing afterwards. Clearly it is easier to throw things away but it's not that much more work to reuse and it feels better to know that a whole bunch of resources were saved and garbage for the landfill was avoided.