Life Update 1.14.15

I haven't knit in a number of days, and I don't feel bad about it at all.

Saturday was spent at work then at a game night with some of Andrew's friends, so no time for knitting. Sunday was spent sleeping in late for the first time in who knows how long, and spending much of the day working on my resume. (Shout out to the best guy I know for working on it with me for hours.) Monday was work and grocery shopping and meal planning and making lunches and reading and tiredness. And yesterday was full of cold weather, me feeling gross all day, a post-work nap, and getting to bed earlier than I have in months.

I usually make some sort of time to pick up my needles, but I didn't do that these past few days, and I'm okay with it. I still have a list of things I'd like to finish up soon (including my second attempt at a gone-horribly-wrong present I'm making Andrew) but sometimes you just need to take a break. I know you guys get me.

IN OTHER NEWS: This weekend, I was contacted through Etsy by a woman named Myndi. Her son has autism and his school, Spectrum Academy in Pleasant Grove, Utah, just opened this year and specializes in children on the autism spectrum. They've arranged a charity gala for April (Autism Awareness Month) to raise money for supplies and technology for the school, and each class is putting together a themed basket to be auctioned off.

"My son's class was given the theme 'Disney Delights' and I have volunteered to be in charge of seeking out donations for their basket," she wrote. "I wondered if you would be so kind as to donate a Disney related item from your shop?" I said yes, and she requested one of my Ariel dolls, so I'll be getting started on that to send out soon!

Now, I know there's the chance that some of you may be thinking, "This is all fake! She's just trying to get some free stuff!" Firstly, wow, slow your roll. Of course there's that possibility, but I highly, highly doubt it. Besides, the school exists, I promise, so if this is some huge ruse with a fake website JUST to get a free knitted doll, I applaud Myndi's time and commitment, and someone with that kind of dedication deserves a free doll!

I'm excited about it. I like supporting grassroots causes like this, even if it is by just knitting a doll. Makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. :)

Have any of you ever knit anything for charity? Let me know in the comments!