I’ve been a bad giver, I know…but this is a lot harder than I expected! It’s not that I don’t have enough things to give away…it’s more that I’m not used to being so mindful of something. I tend to live my life a little willy-nilly and take things as they come. That hasn’t been the biggest help in this particular endeavor.
So, here’s the giveaway breakdown:
Day 4 (Friday): My Von Zipper sunglasses to Maggie
Day 5 (Saturday): A free Ruthie Pearl bag to one of my top customers at the market!
Day 6 (Sunday): I failed. I didn’t give anything away on Sunday.
Day 7 (Monday): Does the $20 I gave to the tow-truck driver as a tip count?
See? I told you I’d been bad.
Speaking of the tow-truck driver…I must tell you this story. The nicest man came and picked Scott and me up after our rock climbing session this afternoon. He was explaining to us on the way to the shop that he used to work 80-90 hours a week at a gas station for $15,000/year. He saying that now he has a slightly better deal because he is scheduled 60 hours a week (sometimes working 80-90) for a tow-truck company. He now makes $20,000/year. That is $6.50/hour. How is it possible to live off of that??! For what it’s worth, it made me thankful for the job I have–even if it drives me absolutely nuts some most of the time.
I will try to resume the giving project tomorrow.
PS: Jill, are you out there? I need your contact info to send you the Arc’teryx jacket! If not, I’ll put it back on the market. 🙂
PPS: I refreshed the Ruthie Pearl blog over the weekend, and I’m planning to shift all my focus to that moving forward. So, if you’re sick of my political/religious rants and would rather just enjoy some nice photos, tutorials and creative adventures, check it out! I find that I’m much happier if I have one positive thing to focus on…all my blogs in the past have mostly been fly-by-night attempts to get my voice heard (AKA: negative energy). Ruthie Pearl is a much healthier endeavor. 🙂