The good news is, they've offered severance pay. Supposedly. The bad news? I'm about to be out of a job.
In the apt words of my friend T, a member of our workplace is quitting, and poisoning the well on his way out by eliminating our entire department. The job I do is going to be outsourced to a town in another county, which will put nine people out of work. There are lots of fun and exciting details, but it all just drives me up the wall and I don't want to think about it because we're here to think about happy stuff.
So here's the deal.
Since good triumphs over evil, we have to have a good deed done. YOU can help by entering my contest!
I haven't got a picture handy, but there's some yarn on the table in front of me. The color is, to quote another friend of mine, "pale red". Think Strawberry Quik. Maybe bunny slippers. It's made of merino wool, alpaca, and some locally grown angora bunny fuzz. Come to think of it, the alpaca is local, too.
Anyway, this yarn is soft and fuzzy and pink, handspun by moi on my favorite drop spindle. What I want to do is send it to one of you as a prize. There are two rules in this contest, and they're pretty simple.
Rule 1: To enter, leave a comment telling me about your favorite charitable organization. It can be your local animal shelter, UNICEF, whatever. Tell me about it.
Rule 2: If you win, your task is to send an amount equal to the postage paid on the package to your chosen charity.
The way I see it, this is a triple win. I get to share some fuzzy love, a worthy cause gets a donation, and somebody gets a treat! It may not be poker, but three smiles beats one mean deed in my book any day of the week.
The contest will be open until midnight on the 31st, so choose your cause and help good triumph over evil!