Monday, September 28, 2009

For Today

For Today....
(inspired by the Simple Woman's Daybook)

OUTSIDE MY WINDOW ... I am in awe of how quickly the leaves are changing colour. And I LOVE it!

I AM THINKING ... that in the next week we are going to be dealing with some unfair judgements. It is expected so we are not going to let it bother us.

WE ARE LEARNING … french all over again. Thanks to us enrolling Jonah in french immersion. I am liking it!!

I AM THANKFUL FOR ... my very good friends who are supportive and non-judgemental.

FROM THE KITCHEN ... I am making pulled pork for dinner. YUM!!

I AM WEARING ... comfys :)

I AM GOING ... to have a busy week, but will do my best to not get overwhelmed.

I AM READING ... The Shack. I have just started so I don't have any feedback yet. I just finished Kite Runner and it was FANTASTIC!

I AM CREATING ... a little less than I would like to be right now. But I have a lot of to do's in the craft list so hopefully I will be drilling them out soon!

I AM HOPING ... that people back off pressuring Sean to make the right decision. He will make the one that is right for him, not everyone else.

I AM HEARING ... the leaves rustle. Love this season!

AROUND THE HOUSE ... I am learning to PURGE! Colleen will be so proud!

ONE OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS ... Jonah waking me up in the morning to say Good Mornin My Momma!

A FEW PLANS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK ... work, visits, appointments, and a scrapbook class!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

A Thank You from Alison's Mom Elaine

I wanted to list this as a post in case my readers don't see or read my blog comments. It is a thank you from Alison's mom Elaine:

Hi Char...I just read this blog and saw how much money you raised. OMG Thank you everyone for caring so much. The money is important at this time but please know that the most important is the way all of you have reached out for someone you may not even know but appreciate her suffering. The money will be gone but the remembrance of such thoughtful individuals will live on in our hearts forever..... Thank you!
Take Care each and every one.
Love Alison's Mom Elaine.

I would also like to thank everyone again for all their support.
Much Love

Friday, September 25, 2009

Draw Winner!

When I first thought about doing the draw to raise some cash for my friend Alison, I was only expecting a few of my scrapbook friends to be participate - hence the Blacks Photo Card. But then I posted here on my blog and on my facebook profile. The response was touching.

I received a lovely email from a fellow in Ireland, who I do not know and who does not know me, Alison or Kevin. He is a regular reader of my blog and wanted to help.

I received another email from a lady in the UK who came across my blog from another blogger. She sent a donation just because - didn't want the ticket.

I went to a scrapbook retreat with a group of wonderful ladies. They just forked out money for the retreat, but did not hesitate to help me out.

I ordered some scrapbook supplies thru my CM consultant. Instead of asking for payment, she told me to put the money in the pot.

Even my Jonah took $10 out of his piggy bank to help "the pretty girl at that place with the big yard!"

With all the donations, together we raised $178.45!! I am thrilled!! I am going to top up the deposit to make it an even $200.

Thank you to everyone who helped me help a friend.

And now for the winner of the draw!! Thanks to Random.Org, the winner is........

Lorna Mckenzie!!

I will contact you about your prize.

Thanks again everyone!!
much love

Still Time!

Hi Everyone,

Thank you so much to everyone who has responded to my fundraiser for my dear friend Alison Mounce.

There is still time to get in on the draw! I am drawing today at 6pm est.
If you are interested, please send me an email.


Monday, September 21, 2009

Win a $50 Blacks Photo Card for $5 For a Good cause!

As some of you know, our dear friend Alison lost her husband Kevin in a tragic accident that occurred on August 30th. Alison and Kevin were married barely 4 months. Kevin was only 30 years old, much too young.

A trust fund has been set up for Alison. Friends and family have been coming up with ways to raise money for her. I am joining that cause!

I have purchased a $50 Gift card for Blacks Photography that I will do a draw for. I am selling tickets for $5 each - all money goes to the trust account!

I will be making the draw this friday.

If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, or making a general donation to the trust, please paypal me at and indicate in the comments field "Alison Mounce Fund"

Please help me help my friend.

Thank you so much for reading this.

Much Love