Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sick again

From the draft archives:
October 10, 2007

Denali came downstairs at 5:15 am. I took him back upstairs and tucked him in.

Then he threw up.

Now I'm in mom-of-sick-child mode. Towels, blankets, resting on our thankfully leather couch.

I am frustrated because this is the third week I will miss ladies' class. I really wanted to go this week. I'm convinced this is Satan because this is one of the only reasons I would stay away this week.

So I'm calling you out Satan. You better enjoy this week of me not going to class because next week I am going.

Weird Dreams

Last night I was sleeping with one of my arms straight out from my body. I kept dreaming that I was loading or unloading the dishwasher. Eventually I had to move my arm so that I would dream something that wasn't dishwasher...

Flylady and Shiny Sinks

Some time ago, back when I was a brand-new mommy, I couldn't take care of the whole house like I wanted to. I didn't know what my priorities were and I didn't know the best way for me to maintain a minimum amount of order.

Some dear friend recommended Flylady to me. She is a real person who has been in real life. She knows how it feels to be overwhelmed. She had excellent advice for me and I recommend her to you if you feel overwhelmed at life.

One of the things she taught me was to "shine your sink". If you clean out your kitchen sink every day, you will feel better about your whole life. If you have an accomplishment, a place to stare at and smile, you can tackle the big stuff.

You might laugh to find out that the way I interpreted "shine your sink" was to start putting all the dirty dishes on the counter instead of the sink. So my sink was in fact clean, but that didn't mean that there were no dirty dishes.

After 10 years of parenting, and 10 years of pedaling along life's highway, I think I might be ready to put the dishes back in the sink, but to really take care of those dishes every day. Or at least every week. Or when I'm feeling overwhelmed.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Star Wars Raffle to Benefit Amy P.

We have been raffling off amazing things for Amy Peterson, my sweet friend who is raising money to go to Russia to get her Multiple Sclerosis kicked to the curb. You can read all about her journey here.

According to you, the internet, a Star Wars raffle should be next. I listen to my constituents, and so we will do the Star Wars raffle.

The grand prize is a vintage



It's awesome. Brand new, in the box, the best Star Wars toy you never knew you could possibly own!

Come on, how cool is that? You shoot things, you blast things. With your replica of the Millenium Falcon. So cool.



Second prize for this raffle is a Darth Vader savings bank. He talks! He scares you! It's very daunting. (Turn up the sound on your computer to watch this movie)


And finally, third place is not one, but TWO Super3D Star Wars puzzles. Ever wanted to see Darth Vader and Chewbacca in Super 3D? This is your chance! 


Raffle tickets are only $5 a piece. Each ticket you buy will get you a spot in the raffle. And please share this on your facebook page. It turns out Facebook won't let me track those shares, so I can't put you in the raffle for sharing, but I can thank you from the bottom of my heart. There will be three winners and I will announce them all next Saturday morning.



Quilt Raffle Winner Announced!

I am so thankful to see how many people love and support Amy, and also how many people love a good quilt. I had a great time seeing so many notifications in my email when people donated money.

We raised $465 for Amy's fight on Multiple Sclerosis, and I used to generate the winner. There were 93 tickets sold.

Number 74 was the winner, which was James Bowers. Congratulations to James! You won a beautiful quilt!

I cannot tell you all enough how thankful Amy and I are for your participation in this raffle. There will be more chances to win next week (think Star Wars and puzzles).

Monday, August 13, 2012

Quilt Raffle to Benefit Amy P

My dear friend Amy Peterson is in a fight for her health. She is raising money to have a stem cell replacement therapy done to hopefully cure Multiple Sclerosis. You can read all about her journey and the details on her blog, Amy Goes Ninja.

I am raffling off many items over the next few weeks to help her reach her fundraising goal, and the first thing I will raffle off is a quilt made by myself. It's about the size of a twin bed quilt.

Each $5 donated towards the raffle will buy you one raffle ticket.

Each "share" on Facebook or blog post about the raffle will buy you one raffle ticket.

The raffle ends Saturday, August 19.

You can buy raffle tickets through Paypal by clicking this button or by sending/giving me money. This is not a tax-deductible donation, but all of the money collected will be donated to the non-profit organization that is managing her ninja fund.

Let's work together to get her goal raised, and one of you lucky people will get a lovely quilt out of the bargain!