1. And the pink ribbons are out. Breast Cancer Awareness month can be a pretty sensitive topic for many survivors. For some of us, it brings back the horror of the cancer ordeal. For others, it feels like exploitation. Here’s my take on it. Large corporations donate a portion of their proceeds to Breast Cancer Research. Which is good. And we get a product with a pink ribbon on it reminding us that we are helping. Which is also good. But if you really want to make your money count, think about donating directly to Komen. Or the American Cancer Society. Edited to add: maybe not the American Cancer Society. Read this and decide. That way ALL of the money goes to research. And YOU get the tax break. Not the big companies. I’m not saying to stop buying yogurt with pink lids (though have you checked out how much high fructose corn syrup is in those babies? No wonder they taste like dessert!) If you want to wear a ribbon to remember someone or show support for someone. You go right ahead. Just don’t buy the Breast Cancer Kitchenaid. (Unless you REALLY love pink. Then it’s ok.)
2. And the Halloween stuff has been out since the school supplies went on clearance. I am resisting buying candy early. I did, however, cave and get the kiddos their costumes. So here it is. A little Halloween preview.
3. BTW. I did buy breast cancer awareness cheese today. But it was cheaper than the regular cheese. And the actual cheese wasn’t pink. Grins.