So, what have I been working on during my absence - the gift album that I have to have done by next Thursday night! I've gotten quite a few pages done and have most of the others planned in my head. I'm hoping to to crank out a couple yet tonight and some more before I go to work tomorrow. I'm compiling all of the files that I'm using and will probably end up putting together a .zip file of all of the cuts to share here - look for that closer to Easter (once I get back from the wedding and have a chance to put it together).
I've also been reading any and all news related to the PC lawsuits against MTC/SCAL and staying abreast of what is going on with the Boycott Provo Craft facebook group. No surprise, I've never received a response to my letter that I sent to the owner of MME.
Before, I go, I'd like to tell all of my readers about my youngest daughter and her latest adventure - running a charity 10K marathon. It's a fundraising event and if any of you could see your way to donating a couple of dollars towards helping her meet her goal, she would be most appreciative! Here's her story, copied from her fundraising page:
Running for a Good Cause
I am participating in the 8th Annual A Kid Again 10k Run at Kings Island on Sunday, May 22 at 7:00 a.m. Any size donation is appreciated, every dollar adds up! Continue reading to learn more about why I am participating in this event.
My story starts out about 6 months ago, I decided that I needed to make a change for myself or I wasn't going to be able to be the mother to my children that I wanted to be. You see, I have been blessed with two healthy and wonderful children. I was so overweight that I was unable to enjoy doing things with my kids. I decided then I was going to push myself to become more healthy. Fast forward to today, I am down almost 90 pounds from my highest weight. I am very close to my first "big goal" and have decided that I want to try to lose another 30 pounds when I get to that goal. If I can succeed I will have lost a total of 130 pounds!
I started out swimming and watching my diet. After a few months, I was looking for a way to accelerate my weight loss but didn't see running as an option since I had never run in my life. After talking to a friend who runs marathons, I decided I had nothing to lose by trying it. I started running at the end of December 2010. Since then I have completed three 5k races - February , March, and most recently April 2. Each time I have improved my time - I may never be the fastest, but I am running the full race and finishing with a halfway competitive time. So, I felt like completing a 10k was the next logical step. A family member sent me a link to this 10k and right away, I knew I wanted to be a part of it! I can't imagine how difficult it must be to have a child who is sick with a life-threatening illness. Sometimes its easy to forget how blessed you are. To me, completing this race and raising money for sick children is a way to give back and remind myself to never take a thing for granted!
I have accepted the challenge of raising money for children with life threatening illnesses and their families. I am determined to achieve my goal and provide these brave children a sense of normalcy and enrichment through adventures. I NEED YOUR HELP! Please consider sponsoring me (I appreciate every dollar donated!) and positively impacting the lives of over 560 local children.