Monday, November 23, 2009

Help a friend and donate to a good cause

James is an old friend from my high school days whom I lost touch with for a decade (or two). I found him again last year through LinkedIn, and was thrilled to chat with him and catch up on our lives. I found out that he's become quite the runner, and just finished his first NYC marathon. He's participating in a racing series next year that will consist of 8 marathons and 6 half-marathons over 2010. Impressive!

James is part of the Team in Training program, which raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I've supported this organization over the years as friends and acquaintances have participated in some of their events. I encourage you to take a look at James's website and consider contributing. Remember, it's tax deductible, and it's for a great cause!

Good luck James!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Yarn, glorious yarn!

So my favorite yarn store had their 5th anniversary party tonight. An evening of comraderie, treats, and yarn. Yay!

To prepare, I joined in a knit-along, making a bag for the occasion

I also made a cupcake (but I didn't take a picture)

We all got goodie bags, including this mug that is coming to work with me. And a string of green pearls

While I was there, I won a door prize!

Isn't it beautiful?

There was also a tricky tray/Chinese auction, and I won TWICE!

A knitting for men book and 10 skeins of 100% silk yarn

A pack of pattern books, and 3 skeins of gorgeous wool

Here's my stash. I'm stoked!!!

But the best part of this party was that the proceeds from our evening went to 2 great programs--Angel's Closet and VNA/Hospice. The evening raised $1300 for them.

Congrats on 5 years, Joanne! I had a great time.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

And now for something completely different

In May I looked like this:

This morning I looked like this:

And no, it's not just the light. I went to my hairdresser yesterday and said, "Do we have time to go dramatically darker?" Her eyes lit up (she LOVES color) and she said yes. So now I have a new fall hairdo, with lots of chocolate brown with copper highlights. I love it!