I am very HAPPY to welcome Jamie of Chosen Choas today! She is a super sweet mom of 4, including a set of twins. She too has a weekly Friday meme, "If I could turn back time", which I have written for, and I love reading others' as well. Jamie also shares a love of quotes with me, and shares some of them as 'Weekend Wisdom". She's totally someone I wish I could hang out with in real life.
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But as a current stay-at-home Mama I much more prefer the TGIF. There are so many things to be thankful for when it comes to FRIDAY! Most importantly… in my house, Friday’s mean NO COOKING! All six of us pack up and head to a restaurant that has electronic babysitters and serves cold draft beverages. It’s my favorite part of the week and usually the first time I actually talk to Babe for the week. That’s what four kids do to marriage!
This particular Friday I have even more to be thankful for.
$3226.70 more to be thankful for exactly. That awesome number is the value of the items my sister and I have accumulated for our 3-Day Fundraising Party this coming Saturday. Everything from haircuts to jewelry to rounds of golf to one-of-a-kind art pieces will be up for auction and raffle at our party! That awesome number doesn’t even include the donations of food and beverage by various friends. The response has blown us away!! And given us a lot of work to do!
’ve been amazed at the response, not just for our party, but for the fundraising in general. You never know who has been affected by Cancer and how willing people are to help until you ask. I’m thankful for the giving hearts that said Yes of course, sure how much, absolutely what do you need, when I asked for help.
Give something to someone this weekend, you’ll be surprised how happy it makes you!
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The Chicago Breast Cancer 3-Day isn't the only philanthropic venture of Jamie's. She is currently invested in a little something she calls Run. Blog. Give. Jamie has recruited other bloggers (and non-bloggers) to run a combined total of 2,429 miles, the equivalent of running coast to coast. The idea is to run (or walk), blog about it and give to a charity of your choice.
In closing, I want to thank you all for your wonderful, supportive comments on my Wednesday post. I was nervous about being that frank, but you guys let me know I'm allowed to say whatever I need to say here. I did before I had all you lovely people reading me. But once I knew I had an audience, I began to worry about turning you off. And now I need to apologize for underestimating you - I'm sorry, and thank you so much! Blogging is my form of therapy and it's such a relief to know you get that.
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