December Goals…Tick or not too Tick

It’s a new year! Did I finish off the Goals at the end of the year…Let’s start off this new year on a good start!

  • Christmas Cards to be out by the 9th of December (nearly wrote 9th of Christmas!)

I swear that I had all the cards ready and made to go and then I forgot to get envelopes! It was too hot to walk to the shops (I don’t drive). So I had to wait till the 10th and when the day was a bit cooler. Even then I didn’t have half the addresses. I used to have them on my phone, but they’ve disappeared (no idea why). I had to re-ask everyone and so some that I knew off by heart got sent out, but the others were sent later. Then the envelopes I went to use, wouldn’t stick and I had tried to stick them on the way to the post box. I had to go back to my house and sticky tape them. Below is a picture of the first lot that was sent out. I didn’t take a photo of the insides, because I had already written messages inside.

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  • ALL Gifts to be bought by 23rd…I am NOT going out on the 24th.

Yes! This one worked out really well! I am, was very organised, two presents didn’t get here in time, even though I had bought them before the supposed cut off time.

  • All food to be bought by the 23rd.

This one was also done, mainly because, once again it was something that had to be done by. For Christmas this year I had to travel three hours away into the middle of nowhere, without good internet on the 24th. Which meant that everything had to be done by the 23rd.

  • I am currently reading a couple of different books at the moment and I would really love to write a review of the book “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult by the end of December.

Well I definitely finished and wrote a review, and you can read it here

A card…

I wrote this post because the topic has really just stuck with me and I am not really sure how I feel about it.

In Australia it was Fathers Day on September the 3rd and I did the usual Father/Daughter lunch thing. I actually had to work on the Sunday, so we went to lunch out on the Saturday instead. However, as most of us do I had trouble looking for a card, until I found what I thought was the “perfect card”.

I didn’t even look on the back, how many of us do that?

I didn’t even realise that on the back of the card it had a prostate cancer cause on the back. The type that means that a part of the sale of the card goes toward the Prostate Cancer foundation…It just made me feel uncomfortable and mainly because my Uncle, my Fathers twin, actually had this. I think it’s a good idea especially since a lot of the other cards are all about breast cancer, I think it is good too see another cancer being supported. I just felt this one was too close too home.

Have you ever bought a card and then just not wanted to give it?