Sunday, December 30, 2007

Happy 1st Birthday My Darling Theo!

In woolly mammoth mode!

After his recent haircut!

I love this little dog soo much! I know some people think it's irrational to love a doggy as much as I do, but I can't help it. Sometimes my heart just aches when I look at him. This has been a really, really hard year for me personally...but Theo has been the one thing (besides David) that has brought some light and joy to my life. I'm actually a bit scared to have human kids for fear I won't feel as strongly about them as I do my Theo. I truly feel like he was a gift from God when I needed one most!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Snow Puppy!

I loooove snow, so I was very excited that it snowed a bit today and that Theo got to experience his first real snow! He wasn't quite sure what to make of it and he wasn't too happy that his mom kept trying to make him sit still so she could take pictures!

"What is this wacky stuff?"

"Mooom, my tushy is getting really cold!"

"Dad, pick me up and save from the psychotic picture taking lady!"

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Wal-Mart documentary

Last night I watched the documentary WAL-MART: The High Cost of Low Price , and if you haven't watched it you should! I have never been a fan of fact, I think I've only been in one about 3 times ever. But after learning about some of their business practices and how they treat their "associates" it is safe to say I am never stepping foot in another Wal-Mart for as long as I live!

I think one of the facts that struck me the most in the documentary was that The Walton Family, which is worth over $95 billion dollars, has only donated 1% of their net worth to philanthropic organizations. Yes, that is still a lot of money. But seriously people, what do you really need with the $94 billion dollars that are left over! Bill and Melinda Gates on the other hand, have donated 58% of their net worth and plan to increase that percentage. It's just such a staggering difference that it is astonishing to me.

I do realize that all documentaries are pretty much shown from one person's point of view, but if even half of what is talked about in this documentary is true (and it is, because I've done a lot of reading on the subject lately), it is just a horrible, horrible company that I do not wish to support with my money. I would much rather spend a bit more money on items and support a company whose ideals are much more in line with my own!