The first thing that I have to mention is Irene. I truly do hope all of my friends in the North East are doing well. I know many of you aren’t familiar with hurricanes knocking on your door like we are in the south. The best advice I can give? Do what the authorities tell you. Don’t take storms like this lightly. They may not be deadly, but they can be costly, a nuisance, and all around reminder that on this HUGE planet, we are but spectors to Mother Nature’s show.
Secondly, the Bear-A-Thon started off great, was working itself well….and then my hand went tingly, my back got cranked from all those hours knitting and sleeping on the floor. I had to put the needles down for a minute, for a few days, actually, and got into this REALLY bad funk. I got lonely. I got scared, I got worried.
But, as of last night, I was able to pick up the needles and again and get back at it. I’ve been working on a few custom orders lately, and in the interim working up new designs, thanks to Trasi’s advice. I just finished up one called, “A Lonely Bear,” last night, which totally helped take me out of my funk.
I was able to get 10 bears sold during the first part of the Bear-A-Thon, and I’m pushing for another 30 bears in 15 days. Like I promised, for every 10 I sell, I donate one. So, here’s where I ask YOU to tell me of an individual, group, or charity that could use one, for any reason whatsoever. Leave a comment, I’ll go through them in the next couple of days and figure out where to send the little bear. The world has been good to me, and until the day I’m a wealthy philanthropist, if all I have to offer someone hope is a teddy bear, then at least its a start on my quest to one day help people. 🙂
So, its time to get back to the Bear-A-Thon, raise funds for a long term home for Mario and I, food for a month, and the foundation for all the grand things I hope to achieve someday.