Sunday, March 20, 2011
Fairytale, Frocks & Lollipops Winner!
Before I announce the winner of the Fairytale Frocks & Lollipops giveaway, I just wanted to thank all of you that commented on my last post. You guys made me feel so much better!
Lately I've felt so overextended and just "down". I find this happens to me every year around this time. It probably has something to do with the snow continuing to fall and not knowing when, if ever, it is going to end! I can't wait to see green grass and smell rain. On Vancouver Island where I grew up, it rained all the time. Makes sense as it is considered rain forest. Anyway, I don't think I have seen rain in at least 6 mos!
Isn't it funny. I expected to miss the mountains, expected to miss the beach, but rain never crossed my mind. Now it is one of the things I actually miss most.
Well, and my laundry is truly getting me down!
But! It is now spring break which means no school for 2 weeks! This makes me happy. I like having the kids home all the time. It's a bonus too to not have to go out in the snow, and to have lazy mornings. I also don't mind playing barbies here and there. :)
Now for our extremely lucky winner!
Remember, the winner of the Fairytale Frocks & Lollipops giveaway is going to win a $25 credit towards anything they would like in this sewing boutique!
And our winner is....
For those of you that weren't lucky enough to win, Fairytale Frocks & Lollipops is still offering 15% off your order until tomorrow! Enter SPRING 15 at checkout!
I know this blog post is all over the place, but stick with me. :)
I have hesitated to post on the devastation happening right now in Japan. The reason is I feel like I don't have the right words. It is horrible and my heart breaks for everyone there as I watch what is going on in the news. As much as I have tried to make sure my kids have only heard and seen age appropriate things about the devastation, little dude watched a video of the tsunami with me. I didn't realize he was paying attention and now it is all he talks about. He keeps asking me if we are going to have an "earthcake" in our world (his way of asking me if it is going to happen here). He also keeps telling me that the people there are crying and their houses are broken.
Hearing these types of things from a 3yr old, my 3 yr old, breaks my heart. I hate that he is worried about it. He talks about it everyday no matter how much I try to reassure him.
Yet, we are safe. We have homes and food and our family is together and happy.
I wish there was some way that I could help make that possible for those people in Japan that are struggling with all of the above. I know you feel that way too.
I just saw on my blog feed that Living With Punks is hosting a sew-a-long to send shirts to the children of Japan, using a free pattern from Pink Fig. Click over if that is something you might be interested in.
As much as I know we all wish there was something small we could do to help, I think what the folks in Japan could probably use most is money. I'm not sure what the mail is like right now, or how easy it is to get things to and from Japan, but I know there are many charitable organizations that can get the money where it is needed.
If you think you can spare anything, consider putting your weekly latte money somewhere it can make a small difference.
Again, I hesitate to post a list of organizations to donate to, as that is a personal decision.
I recommend The Canadian Red Cross, but that is only because that is the only organization I have some experience with.
If you can donate something, donate to an organization you feel most comfortable.
Thank you again for all of your kind words, and thank you again for reading my blog. :)