Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Spreading the Love

Edited to add an update at the end.

Lately its been a bit angsty here in But Why Mommy land. A sample of the things running through my head go like this:

Me, Me, Me, Whine, Whine, Whine, Bunny, Bunny, Bunny, Worry, Worry, Worry, Turtle, Turtle, Turtle, Obsess, Obsess, Obsess, Me, Me, Me, Bubs, Bubs, Bubs, Me, Me, Me, Whine, Whine, Whine, Whine . . . well you get the picture.

Its gotten to the point where I can't stand myself. I hate to think what others feel about being around me.

I've been looking for a way to break out of the funk, to find a little ray of sunshine in my grey and rainy days. And then it happened. I was catching up with the blogs in my Google reader (and there are over 500 I haven't read - yes I know I could delete some but you all are so talented and funny I don't want to miss anything) and I found that little ray of sunshine in the form of Denise over at Eat Play Love. If you haven't read her, you should, she's fabulous.

Denise was spreading a little love in the blogosphere by paying it forward. I was one of the lucky winners of the pay it forward sunshine and it made my day. Heck, the rate things are going it may well make my month or year and I haven't even recieved my goodie bag (I'm sure I'll be over the moon when it comes).

So rather than sharing my doom and gloom (at least for today), I'm going to share this sunshine with you, my beloved readers. The way it works is the first three commenters on my blog today will receive a little goodie bag (a little present if you will) from me filled with some goodies from Milwaukee and maybe some craftiness too. If you are one of the lucky winners, you get to spread some of the sunshine and love to your readers. And so on, and so on, and so on. Even if you don't win you can still share the love on your own.

(Also don't forget to include your e-mail address or make sure I can contact you through your blog.)

UPDATE - Sometimes when you share the love good things happen. We just got the approval to use our home study agency from our first adoption. This is the best news that we could have gotten and we are now moving ahead full steam. Thank you universe.


Kari said...

I love this!!!

And congratulations on your approval - awesome, awesome, awesome!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I like this idea! And I could use a little love these days...

Anonymous said...

I am sooooo happy for you. The universe heard our prayers! Don't count me as one of your three comments pay it forward to someone else. We are overjoyed for you! This is a great day. -B from the OC :)

MamaCarter said...

WOOHOOOOOOOOOO good turtle news! send us wishes am back at work AND we decided this was the week to potty train. what the heck let's do it all at once. WHEEE good news about the home study! xoxo me

Kari said...

I realized that I hadn't left you my email address... it's heartatpreschool (at) gmail (dot) com

EatPlayLove said...

congrats! (and thanks for making me blush)

bernthis said...

I have been feeling the same way. I am just so frustrated and want so badly to throw in the towel and yet I know that this is the time to do for others and just let go.

I work as a volunteer at a hospital, my shift is tomorrow night and it couldn't come soon enough. Thanks for the reminder

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx said...

THANK YOU for thinking of me, again, by the way!

So glad that I am behind on reading this, because it means I got to see the update, which means I get to say YAY! to moving full-steam ahead with the adoption. Good luck!