Monday, January 2, 2012

we are sowing, daily sowing

Hey, everybody! I feel like it's been ages since we talked. How were your Christmasses? Ours was plentiful without being too extravagant, I think. Here's a suggestion for your charitable giving for Christmas 2012: the Heifer Project. There's a link to it on the sidebar. They're one of my favorite charities, and now they have a cute little online activity for kids to help them feel more engaged in the donation process, and now they even send you updates on the animal(s) you buy. It gives you the enjoyment of buying an animal without the poopy and exercise-discipline-affection ramifications.

Have you set any goals for the new year? Make sure they're measurable and obtainable, or you're just setting yourself up for failure. Not to take the wind out of your sails or anything, but: FAILURE. Like, I can't just say, "Be a better mom" or "Don't be lazy." There have to be specifics. I'll let you know once I figure out how to quantify "Manage my time better." I suspect spending less time searching the classifieds and shelter sites for dogs I have no intention of buying is a component.

What are your goals? To learn a new language (Klingon/Welsh), maybe?


tipsybaker said...

Read the newspaper every day, every word, was my resolution -- the New York Times, which we still get in paper form. I suspect I am going to have to scale back that resolution because it has been taking too much time, but it is 100x more interesting than I thought it would be.

highdeekay said...

ok, question about the Heifer Project, how much actually goes toward buying animals? The Kesler gang looked into it for the Ma and Pa a year or so ago and the conclusion was that it wasn't enough charitable bang for the buck (but I wasn't the researcher). So, just wondering. Thanks!

Layne said...

Well, the Keslers did a lot more research than I did. Their administrative costs are too high, but I like what they do, and the prices for the animals are very reasonable. I wish *I* could get a hive of bees for $30.