Sunday, November 23, 2008

Weekend Wrap-Up

I'm not even halfway through my Reader, and some of you have posted yet newer entries. STOP!! No, don't stop. I'll get to them. I hope.

I have winners to announce for my give-away. I used so these were not generated by me. Nonetheless, Kori, you won the planner. Suzie won the game. No one claimed the book for new dads (hmmm - on my single mommy blog? Whodda thunk) so the winner of that will be announced at a later date.

Yesterday was very very busy. And I don't mean catching up on my Reader. We went to see Bolt, which was thoroughly enjoyable. Riley didn't want to leave the house at first, but then she loved loved loved the movie. Later, we volunteered at the first Kids Day in Van Nuys.

The girls and I got an awesome job. We were to have kids sign a Volunteer Pledge (I had them put their hands over their hearts and repeat the words: I pledge to make my neighborhood a better place by donating my time to make a positive difference in my community.) and they'd get a very cool sticker. I loved it. I must've had 500 kids easy make that pledge. Just think if they actually did it!

The event was way more popular than anyone anticipated. Vendors ran out of food and goodie bags, it was crazy. But very very cool. (I took my camera, but totally forgot to take any pics.)

We came home exhausted but happy. The girls watched The Santa Clause and I watched Primal Fear - which I may or may not have seen before. I guess if I'm not sure, then if I had seen it before, it doesn't really count, right? That's two movies in one day. I don't think I've watched one full-length movie from beginning to end in 3 weeks.

Today, I really like the idea of not leaving the house.

Thanks to all of you who contributed to the Red Cross - and if you haven't and want to, there's a link on the left there. (There's also a link to contribute to the Repeal Prop 8 campaign. Just sayin'.) Nancy and her parents are doing okay. Nancy was thoroughly spent from a very, very long week, but will soon be off to celebrate Thanksgiving with her daughter in Alabama while her sis takes over the care-taking duties of the folks. They're moving into an assisted living care facility this weekend. We've given them some funds for some necessary shopping, but are saving half of it to help them have a great Xmas.

Does anyone else wish Thanksgiving and Xmas/Hannukah didn't fall in the same 30 days? Yet another reason to be glad that we're skipping the feast this year. And be very, very jealous, my internet friends. I get to meet Natalie this week. I cannot wait!

Also, I was very excited to learn that one of my LA Moms Blog posts got picked for syndication. It was picked up by the Sacramento Bee, in Philadelphia, in Idaho, North Carolina, and other places that I can't even remember right now. I was thrilled, to say the least.

I've also been honored to receive more blog awards. But really, this post is long enough, so those will wait for another day.

Okay, back to catching up on my Reader.


Tara R. said...

Even only half of those kids actually get involved, that would be awesome! I love that you and your girls are so much a part of your community. Congrats on getting picked up by the Bee, that's wonderful.

Shiona said...

That is quite a feat. Hopefully many of the children will volunteer. Syndicaton is like Wow! I had totally missed that post. So glad to see Nancy's parents are picking up the pieces. I don't know how you do it. Hopefully with the holiday week you will find time to slow down...

Jen said...

I'm so behind on my reader that I'm about to hit the "mark all as read" button. Seriously.

Yay for the Van Nuys event - that sounds awesome. C saw Bolt yesterday, too, and he and his friend just adored it.

I worked. I worked today. I'm gonna work tomorrow. See a pattern here?


Loth said...

I've done my best by not posting for about a week!

Suzie said...

WEEE thank you thank you!

Kori said...

Thanks, man! All the way around.

nutmeg said...

Please give Nat a hug from me! I'm jealous! I'm working on a prop 8 post - lots of thoughts I need to sort out. I'll definitely steal the button!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a pretty nice weekend. Congrats on the post pick-up. How cool!

Anonymous said...

WOO HOO on being so published! You totally deserve it!