Friday, February 22, 2013

Good Luck and Ugandan Water Project

This week went fast! And I can't even say it was eventful, except for yesterday. Yesterday I got a package with this cute little project inside:

I had to beg my friend to let me put it on the blog. :) She has been a huge support while I am going through unemployment and a good sounding board on tips in applying. This is her amigurumi hamster attempt number one, also referred to lovingly as "turd with a face" and "good luck turd."

Leela loves it as you can imagine. Right now it is taped to my monitor. I will say that shortly after receiving it I did find another job I was excited about and got down to applying. Who I am to question sources of luck?

Ugandan Water Project

Peas and Thank You had a post this week with a giveaway to support a kid's group that was raising money for Ugandan Water Project. The giveaway is now closed, but it did give me a chance to learn about another charity.

Ugandan Water Project in addition to collecting funds to facilitate clean and safe drinking water also sends teams of people to Uganda for hands-on participation.Their premise is a compelling one: if kids are not spending hours a day collecting water than more of that time can be spent in school learning. Not a bad mission to support.

Have a great Friday and hopefully a wonderful weekend.


  1. That little hamster sounds like it is sent with luck for sure. Good luck with the job!

    What an amazing group of kids! We really don't know how good we have it here sometimes until we are reminded.

    Have a great weekend! I believe your getting snow, aren't you? My friend posted pictures of Snoqualmie Pass on FB this morning with snow in them. I assumed they were from this morning. It's in the low 80's here, blah!!

    1. Thanks! I swear, I need to add obsessive e-mail checking to my job applying fast. :) I have applied for a couple of really interesting ones lately.

      At my level it was a lot of rain (some hail) and some wind - today is really windy.

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    1. I know. I ADORE him! He just lights up my computer area. :)

  3. Thanks for passing on the word about a deserving cause. And I love the "good luck turd," it's adorable!!!!

    1. I know. It made me so happy to get this package and have him on my computer. :)

  4. The mouse/turd is actually pretty adorable! I know it would be a kitty cat favorite in my house!