Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s out there, and mom’s to be… even grandmas too! I hope you all have an extra special day.
We have nothing planned for Mother’s day. I have already received my presents which consisted of several books I have been wanting to read for ages now including “Tuesdays with Morrie” (GREAT book!), “Marley and Me“, “Eat, Pray, Love” and “Escape“. I have A LOT of reading to do the next few weeks.
I’m finally receiving some free magazine subscriptions I have earned through various sites answering surveys and product reviews. So far I have received “Star” magazine, which I was very surprised about since it’s a weekly publication. This afternoon I received “Vibe”. “Vibe” is not my thing. I thought it was about music, which some of it is, but mostly it’s ads and many of the ads are VERY suggestive and show half naked women. Needless to say I’ll be calling to cancel this subscription.
I have to say I am very “addicted” to survey sites and product testing. It’s an easy way to earn a few extra “goodies” just for answering a few short questionnaires. I’m still totally shocked over being so lucky to do a product review for the Logictech Harmony One universal remote (it’s so cool!) and the Aveeno cream. I hope I can “earn my stripes” so to speak so I can do more product reviews. It’s fun to get to “test drive” things before my friends and family get to.
Aside from that the weekend has been pretty quiet and low key. We went to the animal shelter today to talk and pet the animals there. We try our best to do that at least once or twice a month. Sometimes we come with treats for the animals too. Over the summer my kids take the dogs out back to the dog run and run around with them. We love animals and it breaks out heart to see so many homeless animals out there who want and need someone to love them. I wish I could adopt them all. But I think with four cats and a dog we fulfilled our “quota” of adoptees for a while.
If you are thinking about owning a pet PLEASE take a moment to check out Pet Finders or visit your local animal shelter before spending hundreds, if not thousands, at a pet store where the animals come from puppy mills. There are so many wonderful animals out there who need you. Even if you can’t adopt please consider donation old blankets, sheets, towels, pillow cases, food, treats and cleaning supplies to your local shelter. Better yet, volunteer your time. Even if you can spare an hour a week to walk the dogs and tend to the animals that would be great!
Enjoy your Mother’s Day!