Wow, this one sneaked up on me. I knew #500 was coming, but didn't know it was coming up so quickly! To celebrate reaching my 500th post, and still having readers (thank you one and all!), I am going to do a double give-away. If you leave a comment, you will have your name put into a hat for a prize drawing. One person will win something. I don't know what yet! You'll just have to wonder. I'll try to make it nice, though not too spendy. It'll be kind of a grab-bag gift of thanks to my readers, though I'm sorry to say I can only gift one of you.
AND, for every comment I receive, a certain amount of money will go into a collection. $1 per comment, 10 cents per comment... whatever amount I can afford when the comments have all arrived (deadline for counting the total number of comments is Monday April 6 at 6:00 p.m. Minnesota time). I would like to do $1 per comment.. let's test it and see how high it goes.
The money will go to: TA-DA - Ampersand Families! They are a new non-profit in Minneapolis whose goal is to find permanent homes for the double digit foster kids - kids aged 10 and up who often end up with no permanent family of their own. I love what they are doing, and I am trying to support their work. You can read about them here: Ampersand Families.
I have been telling Charles that he is taking me out for dinner tonight, though I couldn't think of a good "excuse" (if being with me isn't good enough, I don't know what is... but sometimes I need even more persuasion powers than that!) Celebrating my Post #500 will be an ideal reason for going out on a date tonight with my favorite husband.
Let's see those comments pile up! 1...2...3...4.............