and a-bloggin’ we will go… for the next 24 hours!

Woo-hoo and we’re off… 24 hours of non-stop blogging for the ASPCA. I’ve spent the day trying to think of a theme to use this year and well, I’ve decided to go with a parenting theme. Seems appropriate seeing that this is my mommy blog… but on and off, I’ll try to throw in a couple of posts about animals and their parents since I’m blogging for the ASPCA. Sound like a plan? Definitely πŸ˜‰ !

our plan for Blogathon night

our plan for Blogathon night

I can’t wait to go grocery shopping. The girls and I have got a hundred snacks in mind to stock up for Blogathon night this Saturday, and I’ll be making us a big bowl of guacamole. I’m sure there’s a couple more things. I just can’t think of them right now.

guacamole

Though blogging into the wee hours does give you a monstrous appetite, once we get down to churning out one blog post every 30 minutes, I doubt we’ll have time to be running down to the kitchen to snack much. Ack, but we’ll need to stretch our legs, right? so I’m sure we’ll find excuses to pig out!

Tomorrow the girls will be creating some space in their room so we can lay out our laptops either in a line or a circle. Since there isn’t going to be Blogathon radio like in 2007, Steev will set up the song playlist for us. Of course, the girls have the option of turning to their Mp3 players if they don’t like my kind of music πŸ˜† .

Well, the ‘thon is just over a day away and there’s no hiding our excitement. Listen, if you’re feeling generous, please sponsor me in my effort to help the ASPCA fight cruelty to animals. It’s all for a good cause. I’ll do the donkey work, you just have to drop some money to the ASPCA kitty (ooh, a pun πŸ˜‰ !). If you’re at loose ends Saturday, I’d love for you to stop by and hang out with us as we keep those posts rolling for 24 hours non-stop.

6 days to go and I need sponsors!

6 days to go and I need sponsors!

Blogathon 2009 is this Saturday. That’s six days to go, I had no idea it’s this close. You know what? That makes me both excited and excited at the same time. How’s that πŸ˜† ?

Well, I’m excited because I’ve waited a whole year for this event because this staying up all night cranking out blog posts is so much fun. There, I’ve violated every grammatical rule in the book with 2 becauses in one sentence.

Of course, my girls will be staying up with me to blog so it’s going to be wild! We’re going to have plenty of snacks and drinks on hand, yeah, something like having a full tank of gas and an rv extended warranty to keep us up and running all night.

And I’m excited in a panicky sort of way too because I need sponsors… desperately!!! I’m not picky about the amount so if you’re inspired in any way to do your bit for poor helpless animals, please make your pledge here and then make your donation directly on my ASPCA page. It’s as simple as that, and then you’re pretty much done with your good deed for the month πŸ˜‰ .

One more thing is I haven’t figured out what theme to use this year. I need a theme because the last thing I need is to run into blogger’s block at 3am!! Ack!! Tick-tock, tick-tock, gotta put on me thinking cap!

looking out the window

have you done a good deed lately?

Woo-hoo, I received a pledge from Barb D, my first sponsor for Blogathon 2009 today! I always knew I could count on you, Barb, thanks and hugs!

Fifteen days and counting… to Blogathon 2009 on July 25 and I’ll be staying up to blog for 24 hours straight to help raise money for ASPCA, my favorite charity. If you have a soft spot for animals and would like to do your good deed for the month, please consider sponsoring me… pretty please with a cherry on top πŸ˜› .

You can either make your pledge here or use the Blogathon button on the top of my sidebar. Your donation goes straight to ASPCA (not to me) to help fight cruelty to poor, helpless or homeless animals. A noble deed, yes! Be as generous as you want. Any amount that you can afford will be appreciated. Like I always say, no good deed is ever too small.

My 3 kids will be staying up with me to blog. They enjoyed themselves so much the last 2 years, they just can’t wait to do it again. It’s a great opportunity to teach your kids that charity begins at home. I often get my kids to donate a little something from their kitty (it doesn’t have to be much) to charity. It’s amazing what big smiles the smallest of good deeds can bring out.

earn good karma, sponsor me @ Blogathon 2009

earn good karma, sponsor me @ Blogathon 2009

Two years ago, when I signed up for the Blogathon, I had no idea what we were getting into. All I knew was that it was a chance to raise money for charity doing something I love – blogging.

I had no idea how I was going to keep blogging for 24 hours straight let alone without any sleep. But I told myself, look, if people can stay up for 24 hours blogging for money (tho’ I’d never done that myself!), I probably could pull it off for just one night.

As it turned out, it was such a lot of fun my two girls ended up staying up with me till about 2am and waking up again at 6am. We had the Blogathon radio blasting away all night. Great music and updates on how the other bloggers were doing which really helped keep us motivated.

While the rest of the family slept, we three would sneak down to the kitchen several times to rummage for food to keep us awake πŸ˜† . Then we’d rush back upstairs to write our next post. The girls thought up ideas for my posts and did the research while I kept blogging away.

All that talking and giggling in hushed tones and tiptoe-ing around was such good fun, I tell ya! We can’t wait to do it again this year. This time, we’ll line up all our laptops in a row and stock up loads of snacks and unhealthy food nearby, booyah!

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But most importantly, we need sponsors. Yes, please consider donating to our cause to stop cruelty to animals. You can pledge your donations here to go straight to ASPCA (not to me) to help the animals. This is for charity and no amount is too big or too small.

I’ll be here all night blogging like crazy. If you’re still awake at any time of day or night on July 25, please come by and leave me a comment to cheer me on. It’s a Saturday night so don’t say you have to be in bed early πŸ˜‰ !

If you have a charity you’re passionate about and would like to help raise money for them, you can get more details and register your blog at Blogathon 2009. If you have questions or comments, you can either post them here or go to their forum.

Blogathon 2009, I’m in…

Blogathon 2009, I'm in...

love bloggingWoo-hoo, Blogathon 2009 is here and I’m so excited, I just can’t hide it, … (sung to the tune of that Pointer Sisters’ song, “I’m so excited”).

It’s a one day event on July 25 and I’ll be up all night blogging for 24 hours straight, no sleep, just posting like crazy every half hour. This is my 3rd year at the Blogathon and I’m so addicted!

I’ll be blogging for the ASPCA again, just like last year. Those of you who read my blog know I’m the wierdo who won’t order ‘live’ seafood and who will chase a mosquito out of my car instead of just smashing it.

Yes, and I’m always up for something crazy to do, are you? Well, you can find out more about Blogathon 2009 here or register to join us. It’s really fun and it’s for a good cause.

If you can’t do without your beauty sleep, no problem, you can still earn some good karma by donating. Sponsor me here and I promise I’ll stay up all night and do the donkey work. Your donations will go directly to ASPCA, not to me, so you can be sure I won’t be going shopping with your money πŸ˜‰ . I appreciate any and all donations, no matter how big or small.

I’ll be posting updates as we get closer to the date so stay tuned…

a healthier instant?

a healthier instant?

We didn’t go to the PC Fair a couple of weekends ago. The guys went, of course, they almost never miss it and though I’m supposed to be something of a geek myself, I’ve decided I’ve had enough of computers andοΏ½electronics shows for now.

That weekend, the girls and I went to a nice lunch instead and groceries later. One of the things I came across was these non-fried instant noodles. Have you tried these before? I’ve never seen them before but they looked interesting and are supposedly healthier than the usual type of instants.

instant non-fried noodle

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