Hi folks! This has to be short and sweet on account of me going away for three days and leaving my family to wail and rend their garments. I have a lot of garment mending to do.
No, not really. They did great. Didn’t even NEED me to come back. Didn’t even WANT me to come back!
Okay, so maybe they wanted me a little bit. I tell myself so, anyway.
Mostly this concerns the raffles (posts below). Apparently we were breaking some sort of rule with Paypal by raising money to bring orphans home, since apparently Paypal is against such shenanigans, or against home, or maybe just against orphans in general, or maybe it’s run by a community of busybodies who want to make sure your money is spent on purely self-indulgent things like perfumed body powder and bonbons, or perhaps they are a group of humorless automaton droids who don’t understand the concepts of philanthropy and general magnaminosity and the idea that someone might actually honestly be raising money for a great cause, because their hearts are nothing more than gears and cogs and bits of moldy string.
I’m a little het up, if you couldn’t tell.
So the raffles are over and I’m picking winners now. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO TRUSTED ENOUGH TO THROW YOUR (HIS? HER?) $5 (OR MORE) INTO THE POT WITHOUT DOUBTING THAT IT WAS, INDEED, GOING TO BRING ORPHANS HOME, AND NOT TO FUND AN OCEAN CRUISE TO SOUTH AMERICA OR SOMESUCH.
You’re the cream, is what you are. The creamiest cream. Please be sure to check over at Kate’s adoption blog regularly to see what sort of progress they are making towards bringing the girls home. Right now she has a really cool thang involving a jigsaw puzzle. You’ll have to pop over there to find out more.
Without further ado (are you paying attention, Paypal droids? Affix your glassy robotic eyeballs this way!), I will pick winners for the jewelry and the HOME letters. Ready?
Okay, the way I went about this was to print out the names of all the folks who donated as per what the receipts showed. So someone who donated $25, say, got their name put in the hat (a literal hat, might I add) 5 times. And so forth. I would have taken a movie of the falderall but that would have required me locating my Flip camera, wresting it away from my 9 year old, discovering that there was no room left on it, deleting 50 movies of stuffed animals shrieking and flying through the air, running out of battery juice, and then finding that I have no more batteries and all my rechargeables are dead.
Honestly. I can do without that sort of stress in my life at this point.
SO. The winner of the jewelry is a sweetheart named AMY WERNER. Amy, congratulations!
The winner of the HOME letters is a generous soul called ROBIN BEEM. Congratulations, Robin!
We already know where you live (pretend like that doesn’t sound as creepy as it does), so no worries about sending addresses and all that. Just sit tight and expect your goodies any day!