I’ve always been a little bothered with the idea that we should shop shop shop to show our love of our country. Back in September I came across an article that said much of what I was wondering, only more eloquently. Go read it here: Guardian shopping article. It is from Britain, written after the riots that occurred there earlier this year. What it says to me is that this problem is endemic to all first-world countries, as this article, with a few company name changes, could have been written in the U.S, or Canada, or any other country where spending is so fervently encouraged as a way to save the country. What happened to thrift in economic tough times? Why do we accept this mantra of shop shop shop?
Life is super busy around here, one of these days I’ll get around to filling you all in on why. Remember my 2011 word, movement? Apparently November was the month it was waiting for, for our whole family, in a good but busy way!