Monday, February 18, 2008

And the Winner is....

Grandma Goddess of the Garden!! This was her winning post for our COLLECTING KINDNESS CONTEST: "I paid a woman's library fines, so she could use her card for herself and her family. She's a nice woman and a good mother. She's having a hard time making ends meet and her teens "forgot" to return their borrowed items for quite some time. When she came into the library she was devastated at check out that her accumulated fines had blocked the use of her card. Her little boy wasn't very happy that he had to put his chosen books back. I reminded her that February was Food for Fines month and she could use canned goods in leiu of cash. I thought she was going to cry when she said even that would be hard on her right now. On payday I went in before my painting class and paid her fines. I told my coworker to call her and tell her she had been "gifted" and that her card was paid off and she was free to use it. I also made him promise not to say who did it. I enjoy doing things like that on a regular basis...it makes me happy!" Heather will be sending "GGG" her beautiful bauble...

I haven't fallen off the face of the earth...I still have a wacko story to share...I had a house full of sickies this weekend, a major church project with my 4th & 5th graders and I was watching a friend's children for a couple days....today everyone is off school and my project with my girls culminates with me taking them to a Children's Home to deliver their wares...now, I am coming down with what everyone else has and I am supposed to be at a foster care meeting early this evening...

WHERE'S MY MAMA CAP???!!!!

8 comments:

Julie said...

Oops, I missed the chance to vote last night...but I agree that GGotG was a great selection!!

nickernoodle said...

You are one busy mama!!!! Hope everyone, including you, is feeling well. Both my parents had Influenza A this weekend so we have been avoiding them!

Grandmother Goddess of the Garden said...

Take care of you, Michelle! Thanks for the Kindness Award everyone! I'm a little overwhelmed and slightly embarassed!

peach said...

Awesome i am so happy GGOG won! i was rooting for her:-) hope you and the masses are feeling better!
HUgs Laura
Ps the baubble is lovley!

Heather said...

Yeah GGOG....I can't wait for you to receive your bauble. Please email me your home address so I can get it in the mail to you tomorrow. Enjoy! Thanks Michelle for hosting such a fun little contest. Will pray you get to feeling better. Heather

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Sue said...

Drink lots of OJ (my husband believes that OJ and vodka do the trick)! Whatever you choose!

The Journey Begins Here said...

Sympathizing with you! I have 2 sicko's too...I mean sickies. So much for a day off from school. And it is so warm today. Laundry is done. Nap time! Theresa

Shellie said...

Oh, I love Grandma Goddess' story. I'm so glad she won. Hope you survive the week and get over all the sickness soon!