With one foot in the preschool years and one trailing behind in toddlerland. A blog about my life, daily goings on, my children, and what is important to me. Feel free to comment! I love a good discussion and new friends.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Back To School Mania

I am completely new to this back to school mania that has suddenly taken over every conversation around me, all sale papers, and the aisle of every store. I feel like I need to buy, buy, buy even though my little ones will not be starting kindergarten until next year. They go to preschool now so I have to pack their lunch every morning and make sure they have their swimsuit on Tuesday, etc. We don't have to worry yet, though, about new clothes, pencils, crayons, or any of that. On one of my favorite blogs (http://www.thisfullhouse.com) today I saw this back to school event being discussed where different products will be reviewed and also given away. I can't wait to see what is posted so that I can begin to prepare myself both mentally and financially for next year!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wonderful Opportunity for HP Laptop

I saw this post on the 5minutesformom blog and I knew I had to write. They are selecting a family or individual to giveaway a new laptop and printer. I am writing this post on behalf of my beautiful younger sister.

My sister is such a wonderful person and she needs this computer so much. She is 24 and she recently had a stroke. It has been a really difficult year for her and, as a family, we have been terrified about her health and well being. She is doing wonderfully in recovery and has even returned to work and other activities but she lives in a rural town about 2 hours away and doesn't have access to computers. A few years ago I gave her my old Dell laptop to use but it was very old and doesn't work anymore. As part of her recovery she is supposed to be working on building her vocabulary again and communicating as much as possible with family and friends but she can't because she doesn't have a computer.

She was working full time when she had the stroke but she was uninsured so there will be no money to purchase a computer any time soon as her money will be spent paying medical bills and buying medication. My sister has such a promising future and we are thankful everyday that she is still with us. This computer could change her life in so many wonderful ways and help to bring her recovery to that next level.