Friday, May 19, 2006


I've worked more than 36 hours in the last three days, so I wasn't terribly shocked this morning to find that I overslept. I remember getting up with the alarm, getting dressed, sitting down in the green chair in the living room to put on my shoes--and coming to 1 hour and 45 minutes later.

I let most of the rest of the morning slip by listing a few homeschool books for sale, answering email, writing up to-do lists, and watching a movie about Wal-mart with Chris. Not only did the movie completely distract me from anything work-related, but now I feel obligated to boycott Wal-mart. This isn't a big deal for me since I only shopped there three times a year anyway--but it does create a moral dilema for me with Sam's Club. Do I finish out the year with my Sam's Club membership? Or do I tear it all up and get more of the food storage order stuff mail order? Sam's Club has been a lifesaver when it comes to bulk purchases of food. What to do?

In other news, Chris and I are exploring alternatives to the fence idea having gotten some of the estimates back. While we still consider it a necessity, like the roof, if it's going to cost almost as much as a new roof, then it has to wait. We may instead purchase cheap patio furniture and an easy-up for shade so I can work on the deck and keep an eye on everyone. It doesn't solve my problem of the kids rolling balls down the hill, but it's something.

Didn't get much knitting done in the last few days. A few inches on a child's sock, that's about it. I'm hoping to do a little reading, a little knitting tonight. So I guess I'd better get back to work on the paying stuff.


slawebb said...

Ooooh, was Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price? I've wanted to see that! We've been boycotting both Wal-Mart and Sam's Club for awhile now. The only thing that really gets me is fabric is cheap at Wal-mart and meat and nuts are pretty cheap at Sam's Club. Sometimes I feel weak and think maybe I should go with a friend to Sam's club, but then I come to my senses and pay a little more to have ethical peace of mind. The good thing about moving to Vermont is that there isn't a Wal-mart there at all! Good luck with your moral delemma (have no idea how to spell that word!)

Risha said...

Costco. Really. I've spoken out against the Evil Empire enough now that I will never vacation in Bentonville, Arkansas... not that there was a reason to go there anyway. Did I tell you about my less-than-complimentary quote that appeared in an article on the front page of the Wall Street Journal last month?

The Queen said...

No! I want to know about your quote.

We don't have Costco in State College :(

Sarah--sign up for Joanne Fabric's mailing list. They send out a 40% off coupon for their online stuff about every ten days.

Risha said...

I'm sending a PDF of the article to you at your address at AOL. If that one isn't still working, pop me an email.