Tuesday, 8 May 2012

I have so much to do and so little time to do it!

I have almost finished the goody bags for the orphanages.  I just need to get a few more stickers.  Thank you to my sister and a gal at her office for hitting the other Dollorama stores for me.  Here's a picture of one them.

Not a great photo of a wonderful little bag of goodies but made the bag for $20 including tax.  Each bag has 5 little mini-frisbees, 5 boomerangs, 3 sheets of stickers, a package of Canada pencils, the Canadian boomwhackers or bang sticks posted earlier, note pads (Disney princesses or Cars), crayons, 2 packages of sticky stretchy bugs, 2 packages of dinosaur glow-in-the-dark shaped bracelets, barrettes, Chinese skipping elastic, and a beach ball.  I only hope that I can get them all into the duffel bug I bought at MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op).  The bags added up but I think it is a nice little gift to leave with orphanage as a 'thank you' for letting me visit.

I spent a cool $230 at London Drugs tonight, like Longs for those in the USA, and will post more about that later.  This was the big non-prescription drug shop!!!  I need to go back Wednesday or Thursday with my prescriptions!!!   At least those I should be able to claim on my extended health.  The only debatable prescription is the one for malaria.   $50 of the $230 was for iron pills and another $24 for two disposable cameras ($12 each).  A big thank you to my fellow bloggers for your ideas here. It seems many of you have sent or left these cameras with your child's orphanage or foster home so they can take photos of the child in a familiar environment and with caregivers and friends.  This camera is then hopefully returned when the adoption is finalized.  Sometimes these are the only pictures pre-adoption that children and families have. 

My bank visit on Saturday showed up today but I think I miscalculated and didn't take out enough funds. Oh well, it's a good job I am working for three weeks in July.  I may be living on baked beans and toast soon!

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