The Friday Six: Weekend Prep.
Shannon tells me it's snowing like 8 inches up in her neck of the woods. My mother reports rain in Providence. And it's chilly with a side of potential frogs raining down here in Connecticut - what the heck is up with this weather? Here's the Friday Six for this bizarre-weathered Friday.
As I stated in my earlier post today, Children With Diabetes is now a part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. See it ... look closer - it's diabetes, right there on the map. Nice. I'm excited to see how this will affect the diabetes community on the whole. Big news!
In other diabetes-related news, April 14th is Raise Your Voice: Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Day! There's a Facebook event if you haven't seen it already (and it's not hard to "attend," seeing as how this is a virtual event.) Now that the troops are rallied, all we need is a logo ... and here's where you come in. Bill over at EatSmart has offered one of his nutrition scales as a prize for our logo contest - that's a $75 value! Here are the rules:
- Design a logo (the size cap is 200 x 300 pixels).
- Include the event name: "Raise Your Voice!"
- Have fun designing it.
- Maybe have a snack while you're designing - apples are tasty.
- Email it to me as an attachment to kerri [at] sixuntilme [dot] com with the subject line "LOGO CONTEST" no later than 3 pm on Thursday, April 3rd.
- Grin because it's done and submitted.
That's it. The winner will be decided on Friday morning and Bill (thank you, Bill!) will send you an EatSmart nutrition scale of your very own.
And one last thing on the scale: After I posted my review of the EatSmart nutrition scale yesterday, Bill over at EatSmart gave me a call and told me that if you guys want to order your own scale, enter "KerriSentMe" into the coupon field during checkout on the EatSmart site and receive 10% off your order. I thought that was right-kind of him - so if you're thinking about ordering a scale, score your 10% off, damnit!
I know many of you have seen the Gaping Void cartoons (this one is my favorite today), but did you know you can get business cards with these quippy little suckers on them? I was unaware. Now I am intrigued. I like my business cards, but it would be kicking to have something so bizarre. Food for thought. And just as a sidenote: I love these cartoons.
Tomorrow is my wedding shower. (Yes, I know I'm not supposed to know, but since I live out of state, I needed to know what day to come home. So I know it's tomorrow.) I know I need to be there at noon-thirty. And I know it will be fun, because with my mother and my terrific bridesmaids at the helm, it's sure to be an awesome time. Everything is happening very quickly now: the bridal shower, then bachelorette party, then the last meetings with our vendors, then the rehearsal dinner, then the wedding ... I'm afraid if I blink, I'll find myself on the plane bound for our honeymoon. I wish I could slow this time down so I could actually enjoy it! Instead, I will blog it. (This may be the mark of a blogging addiction.)
And six. Ahhh, the final moment for me today before the weekend cracks wide open and swallows me. This morning, at about 3 am, I woke to the sound of scritch scritching, coming from the bedroom floor. I ignored it at first, thinking that it was just one of the cats lolling around. But it came again, louder this time: scritch scritch. So I leaned up, looked to the floor, and saw Siah completely wrapped up in toilet paper. She had completely unraveled the roll from the master bathroom, dragged the bulk to the middle of my bedroom, and made a nest in it. Like an enormous hamster.
I do not need a dog. I have a Sausage cat who laughs at me.