Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pay it Forward Fridays — one day late

I am so thrilled that the U.T.E.R.U.S. Brigade fundraiser has reached our goal! I am so happy to be a part of helping Vee and Mary. Big shout out to the bloggers who set up the auctions and Etsy shop and did all the behind the scenes stuff. Who shot my stork?, Creating Motherhood, Here We Go Again, Everyday Stranger, and of course, The Stirrup Queen, herself. You rock! I'm looking forward to reading about Vee and Max's trip. Boy, do they need it!

I did try to brighten someone's day today. I found out that a coworker is being let go. Damn recession! She's been there 8 1/2 years and her job is being eliminated. She really works hard and has been a loyal employee. Her job duties will be split among a few people and I'm sure will not be done to her high standards. What a crappy time of year to be laid off. Not much I could do, but on my lunch break I stopped by the Tre@ts Truck and got her a yummy homemade brownie. I told her it was medicinal chocolate. Not much, but it did give her a lift that I thought of her. The additional benefit is that I always feel good patronizing this wonderful small business. (And, yes, I got something for myself, too.)

BTW, thank you for all the warm responses to my last post. It helped.


Kristin said...

You are such a wonderful person.

Cara said...

I was at a scrapbooking extravaganza yesterday. I go twice a year from 9am to 9pm! YEAH BABY - 12 hours of paper, sticker, and pics of my kids!!

Anyway, I got two prizes at the end of the day. My friend didn't win anything. I gave her one of mine.