Monday, June 25, 2012

Yes, People, I'm Going to Jail

I've been tweeting and making random Facebook posts for a week or so.  It's time I really get this thing moving.

MY "BAIL" IS SET AT $2400.00!

This is for a good reason.  I'm letting Whitley County, Indiana lock me up for Muscular Dystrophy.
I need to get my jar on the counter at work so my customers can help spring me from the Lock-up.  Maybe my customers will help spring me from the Lock-up. They might contribute more if they keep me locked up.

Actually, I think it was one of my customers that turned me in...hmmm.


I'll be "locked up" on Tuesday, July 10th at 1:30pm.  I plan on tweeting and facebook spamming once I'm there.

I even have a personal fundraising link at the MDA. Can you help the kids out?  Even $10.00 or $20.00 can make a difference.

My "parole officer" for the MDA set me up with this nice poster that does a much better job at explaining what's going on than I can.


Hello Friends!  The authorities have finally caught up with me and I am going behind bars for good (a good cause, that is)!   MDA has put a warrant out for my arrest and to have the charges dropped,  I need help raising my bail.  Take a look at the pictures below! These are all local kids! These kids are amazing and need our support! Please help me make sure we raise enough to help all of them!   My bail has been set at $2400, which is the cost to send three kids to MDA Summer Camp, but MDA does so many other wonderful things for these families, including a no-cost clinic, medical equipment allowance, support groups, and more!  Please visit my website to make a secure donation on-line! All contributions are tax-deductible and will help make a difference in these families’ lives! All the money raised does stay local!  To visit my website, click here:       Thanks for not only helping me get of jail, but more importantly, helping some very worthwhile local families!  Renee McKinley   Pictures from  MDA Summer Camp 2011 65 LOCAL kids attended Camp Potawotami! Your fundraising efforts make this week-long event possible!  The amount needed to send a kid to camp: $800  Knowing you made a difference in the life of a child with muscle disease: PRICELESS

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Random Rambles from a Day Off

I should be ashamed.  I haven't posted here since February.  I have been writing.  Sort of.  On my other blog. Elsetime & Otherwhen, where I practice my writing.  Cause I am a writer.  There.  I said it, or wrote it.

Now, from the more mundane world of me.  I was going to do this yesterday, but just didn't get it done.

Yesterday was my day off.  And it was a good one.  I managed to get the kitchen cleaned, again.  Get a roast in the crockpot and write a couple hundred words on a story I'm playing with.  All by noon.  Go Me!!

Then I did a lot of nothing.  Isn't that what days off are for?

Yes.  I thought so.

I have been busy though.  The restaurant takes a lot of my time.  Worrying about the restaurant takes a lot of my time.  Although things have been going a lot better than this time last year.

And the garden is doing well.  Already harvested radishes and peas.  The green beans look good, and the tomatoes are blossoming already.

I canned some peas and froze some.  I've eaten most of the radishes.  I have this awesome recipe for cooking them. 

Just take some radishes, small can be left whole, halve or quarter larger ones, add some green onion, saute in browned butter for a bit.  Then add about a half cup of water, salt and pepper to taste, cover and simmer until fork tender.   MMMMM!

I've also been obsessively been spinning yarn.  I have a drop spindle and apparently way to much time to waste.

Next I want to save for a ridiculously expensive loom so I can weave my yarn into something useful.  I had the opportunity to play with a loom a couple weeks ago.  So much fun!

What else can I babble about?

Hmm.  Oh yes.  Grandchildren. (You knew that was coming, right?)  The grandson is my great love, he's so smart and quite the character besides.  The granddaughter, (yes I love her too) is such a handful!  Very independent and headstrong.  She has to be watched all the time or she's into something.

That's about all the excitement in my world.  How about yours?