This really has nothing to do with being green, or living simply. However, I thought I'd check in to let you all know why I have been so negligent in posting! I have had an ear infection, which is by far the most excruciating pain I've ever experienced. And yes, I have had 4 children naturally! I tried the homeopathic thing, ear candles and drops when it started hurting, but quickly trucked to the nurse practitioner for hydrocodone and antibiotics! The crazy thing is that I never had a cold, sore throat or anything! I still can't hear out of my right ear, but hopefully that will be restored soon. American Idol just isn't the same:) Oh, and the dreaded antibiotics have given me a case of thrush. Lovely.