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Keepin' it short and sweet today, and a giveaway!

'Cause it's a work day. And 'cause I need to walk before work, which means, um, SOON!

Pop over to Aud the Broad's blog and leave a comment and you might be a winner. There's one condition: You have to promise, if you enter, that you'll pay it forward. Audrey's celebrating her 100th post by giving three commenters a handmade treat, to be delivered sometime before the end of the year.

Since I entered her giveaway, here's my offer to you:

I really, really need to reduce the number of knitting books and yarn around the ol' shanty here. To benefit from my excess, leave a comment on any blog post between now and midnight Eastern time on Sunday, April 29.

I'll choose three commenters' names on Monday morning. You'll each receive a knitting book AND yarn. My books are used, but not defaced or tattered. My yarn is stored in a cedar-lined closet in a smoke-free environment.

For the pay it forward part, well, you're on your own. I realize a lot of my readers don't blog, so asking you to do the same thing isn't going to work. But how about this? Next time you go through a toll booth, pay for the vehicle behind you. (I love doing this!) Or drop a dozen muffins off at your local fire station. Hand-deliver a cold iced tea on a warm afternoon to the traffic volunteer at your kid's school.

Help me out here, what are some other "pay it forward" ideas? You could even leave a comment and, if you don't knit, pay your book-and-yarn prize forward to the local senior center or charity knitting group or 4-H club.

Let's do it.

Comments

Rosie said…
Well you KNOW I don't need more yarn, but a pay it forward idea I've done is to take all those odd balls, even tiny little balls, to my local nursing home. They have a lady who crochets and she will use anything she can get her hands on. I'm sure she's through everything I dropped off last year and I need to get another trash bap full to her soon.
Vickie said…
high school group makes charity something or the other with yarn. so if you are ever having a massive clean out, you can send any NON wool yarn that you like to me and I will pass it on for you.

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Well. Well, well, well. Should this morning's scale number be divided between two weeks, or did all of it happen this past week? It's an easy number to divide, and I've been consistent for two weeks, so it should probably be split, doncha think?

That means I lost three pounds for each of the last two weeks. SIX pounds total. Excuse me, I mean
SIX!!!!!! I'm going to do everything I can to stay on track while I'm gone this week. There's little more I can promise. I'm really motivated to keep it up. The dumbbells are packed (and my luggage weighs a ton!), I'm taking a thermos of water in the car and I know where are the rest stops are between here and Nashville. I think I'll walk a bit at each of them, then walk again when I arrive at my destination. Hope to get a total of 80 minutes done by the end of the day. SIX!!!!!!