I have 3 unrelated things to say today, well not totally, they all somehow relate to Piney.
1. Someone made a comment about our new lunch boxes. It is true that the lunch boxes I bought
were ridiculously expensive ($23) and I am usually very frugal. However, I found that using a reusable lunchbox with reusable silverware and containers and bulk lunch items saves me $1.50 per lunch over our former throw-away lunches filled with small, individually wrapped prepackaged foods. It also saves a lot of trash from filling up the landfills. My new lunch boxes save me about $6 a day (for 4 lunches). This translates into a savings of about $350 a year. It is true that if I lived in the states, or if I spoke Korean I might have been able to find a cheaper alternative lunch box, but living in S. Korea as an English speaker it is harder to find things I want.
2. I got the cutest Halloween costume for Piney at the thrift store. Check out our Russian Princess HERE
. Oh and also Woohoo! My new photography business was approved!
3. Since Piney is Russian I have strong feelings about Russia. The Russian/Georgian conflict is still worrisome to me. Although we haven't been hearing much lately about the Russian/Georgian conflict on the news, the fact that both countries used cluster bombs against one another is reprehensible. While the immediate damage of a cluster bomb is killing and devastation, the lasting effects can be felt months and even years after.
Survivor Corps is one of the lead organizations in the movement to ban cluster bombs and to assist the survivors of this terrible weapon. Here is an informational microsite which explains everything.http://banclusterbombs.smnr.us
Check it out!