I love Halloween and all the fun surrounding it. But today I was watching TV and noticed that Unicef was advertising about collecting during Halloween. Now I'm not against giving to charity at all and I'm sure Unicef does wonderful things for people in need I'm against making Halloween about giving to charity. Can't we just have one holiday where it's about the actual holiday? Do we have to piggyback a charity with every holiday? I don't know about you but I'm already giving out free candy at Halloween and I resent having to feel like I "have" to give to Unicef too. If I wanted to give to Unicef I can do it at any time of year. Why don't they make their own Unicef holiday instead of stealing Halloween from the kids?
I know this may seem like a petty beef but it's what I've been thinking about and quite frankly it's bugging me. Our school hands the boxes out to all the kids and although it isn't mandatory to collect for Unicef it…
I posted the last post before my kids made my day so much better. Both were at work and hadn't given me anything so I thought that was pretty much they way it would be. And to be clear I don't really care about bought gifts it's the thoughtful ones that I appreciate more, so spending a ton of money isn't necessary or wanted just a kind acknowledgement. When I picked my son up he had bought a roast chicken for us to eat for supper so I didn't have to cook. When the daughter got home from work she gave me a card and a Tim's gift card. Later the daughter wanted to go get a McFlurry so I drove her and she bought me one too.
So even though some of my family were horrible my kids did save the day for me. It's nice to have your kids show they love and appreciate you in any way. I'm am so blessed to be a mom to two amazing young adults.
There is a huge difference between being frugal and not being able to afford things. I am both. I do all the usual things to save money because I think it's important for the environment. I'd do those things even if I had tons of money.
But there are days when beings poor really blows, like today. We used to have a basic cable package. It wasn't really expensive but we decided to cut it because it wasn't worth the money. Instead we decided to invest in Netflix. For only $8 a month you can watch a bunch of older movies. For those of you in the US you get many more movies than we do in Canada. Actually the service kinda sucks in Canada but they just started to offer their service in Canada so I'm hoping things will improve. I'm getting rather sick of all the crap movies they offer, but in comparison we didn't get anything better on cable.
Tonight I was looking forward to watching a British Comedy I'd found. I sit down all comfy with my blanket …