We are struggling a little with some clarification issues for our week of not spending. We did not proactively address the thorny issue of spending in the workplace/volunteer place. In retrospect, I could have thought this through more beforehand. But let's say that, when unavoidable, spending on a direct work function with money from work is not cheating. And volunteering is really just unpaid work (so it should be included in a broader definition of work).
But it does not sanction the stuff we spend at work just to make it through the day like buying fancy coffees, chocolate bars, cabs because we slept in, or new shoes etc.
Hope that makes sense to everyone.
Today I got off lucky with a friend making me a delicious free lunch. Tonight I'm looking forward to my brother-in-law making me American Thanksgiving Dinner. To both events I arrive empty-handed but, I like to think, full-hearted. And oh so thankful for the kindness of others.
Day 26 of Art Every Day month will be more slipper knitting :)