Today I did something I don't do very often. I unsubscribed from two of my homesteading email lists. Two in one day! I originally signed up for both as part of a video thing last year (you had to sign up to see the videos). Unfortunately, since about Thanksgiving, the one I really liked has been sending constant email blasts asking for money. First it was to sell something, then to donate to their next big project. I don't mind fundraising. I try to do it myself (with no success as I don't have thousands of followers to back me - yet). But when it's mentioned in every single email and every single communication... for months on end... it gets terribly annoying. Especially when we struggle for our own independence and are facing the harsh reality that despite the fact that our home is simply too small for seven people, we may not be able to move this spring as originally planned. It's frustrating. The second group got the ax when they started asking for money for the other person as well. Moral of the story - I don't care of you ask for fundraising money or to sell something here and there. That's fine. But when it's every day, every week, all you talk about, the main topic of your conversation, and then you start getting your friends to beg people too, it gets old fast. So if I ever start sounding like that - and begging for funds for this or that to the point that it's becoming redundant and making you not want to come back... please let me know so I can correct the situation!
On an up note, I went on a quick shopping trip with my mom today and she bought us some onions and potatoes, some chicken, and some canned green beans. We're set for soups, stews, and chicken dinners for the rest of the week! We also took home dinner leftovers (taco lasagna), and dinner-making leftovers (cheese and hamburger). My uncle stopped by my parents' house earlier today (before we got there) and asked my parents if they wanted any venison burger, so they got a few containers of that for us as well. Our fridge and freezer are now well stocked for a while! I'm looking forward to cooking this week.