a doorway in Mahone Bay
Today is the calm before the storm. Well, it's calm inside the house. It's already storming outside. Wind warnings in effect.
But inside it's calm. Today was the day for grocery shopping (me) and intense vacuuming (John) before we have a house full of people. I wandered (or should I say battled the crowds) through the grocery store, depressed at spending $7.29 for 4 litres of milk (outrageous!) and $200 for a small cart of groceries. But it wasn't all a downer.
We made a donation to the Salvation Army this year. A big enough donation to make us give second thoughts before doing it. But I had the pleasure of looking after this task, and it gave me a nice warm and fuzzy feeling. With any luck, our rrsp's won't totally crash in 2009 and we'll be able to do it again next year!
Then I got home, put the groceries away, and went to do my daily email check. I heard from a new blog reader today. She is raising funds for a very worthy cause and you should check it out. Not to mention that she's a very talented photographer and artist. Please go check out Shelagh's blog and take a look at her fundraiser:
Alice in Paris loves Art and Tea: Give peace a chance...........
Because giving is what it's all about at this time of year.