Heather Arundel

The Diva of Darkness

Salton Sea Sunset Photo by Ron Niebrugge

Salton Sea Sunset Photo by Ron Niebrugge
The Beauty of Hell...

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - also known as my personal life motto!

All Human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Who I am...

I am a wife. I am a mother. I am a survivor.
My family has made me who I am...my past family with past hurts...my current family with current joy.
Family is something you are born into and cannot choose,
family is also what you choose it to be once you are old enough to start anew...


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fundraising Sucks

I have 3 children, two are in school and one is a Girl Scout.  Our family has a lot of fundraisers, and we hit up our friends and family 3 or 4 times a year...and I've decided it sucks.

I love that my daughter is fundraising with her Girl Scout Troop to do amazing things: they use their proceeds to buy shoes and bus passes for homeless children in Long Beach, CA.  However, I hate the process, I hate that she is constantly asking for people to buy things from her.

Now my son is in Kindergarten and the school has a fundraiser and so he is asking people to buy things! 

When did it become ok to have our children use their cute faces to sell crap?

Note: I didn't sleep last night, and I'm writing this after listening to my children argue about who has sold more stuff - and with no coffee on board yet...I'm a bit pissed and bitter.


  1. Oh yes, school - the gift that keeps on taking :-)

  2. I buy girl scout cookies and the expensive candy bars to support the schools. Fundraising does suck but it's nice to see the kids even for a little while. I don't have any of my own.