Yesterday, I bought a huge bag of 18 Month clothes for Shirley. Can you believe that she already fits into 18 month clothes? Well, she doesn't. But the 9 month clothes are getting a little tight. I have wintery 12 month clothes, but we're having an unseasonably warm year. I went ahead and bought the 18 month summer clothes from a woman that I found on Facebook.
Her post (in the FB marketplace) said, "LOT of 18 Month clothes. Some with tags still on. Mostly summer." Perfect for me.
I met her in the Food Lion parking lot, and gave her some money. In exchange I got six hangers of clothes, plus a garbage bag filled with clothes. As advertised, quite a few of the clothes still had tags. Pro tip- The Facebook Marketplace is the place to buy baby and toddler toys and gear.
The haul filled my couch.
Alternatively titled... Why personal action is the only way to fight populist nationalism
Like many conservatives who couldn't cast a ballot for Trump, I hoped against all hope that he might turn out to be okay. It wasn't grounded in anything; just a hope. I lost hope when Trump appointed Stephen Bannon as chief strategist. The recent reorganization of the National Security Council is at the moment my highest concern.
The executive order that all banned immigration from 7 countries disgusted me. Not because I oppose all measures to enforce immigration law. Rather, I abhor the expansion of presidential power. I particularly oppose it when the end in mind is protectionism with what I think are ethnically motivated undertones.
Like most of you, I don't know what to do. We take to Facebook saying, "Refugees are welcome" but it's not enough.
Talk, especially of the social media variety, is cheap. You're much more likely to effect change at the personal level. These are five ways that I recommend living out your political and religious ideals. They come at a cost to you, but I bet you will find the cost is worth it.
I'm a wife, a mom, an employee, and a personal finance nerd who is devoted to spreadsheeting my way through life.