** IMPORTANT UPDATE **
It has been brought to my attention that some of us who are using our blogs and auctions to raise $ for Breast Cancer Research are being targeted by people who it seems have no sense of morals and no common sense either. I was targeted myself via an Ebay Breast Cancer listing, because i stated that anyone who reported my listing for mentioning my blog ought to be ashamed of themselves as it was to direct people to others who are selling breast cancer items.
This is what this person sent me. I will withhold her name because i am better than that, she knows who she is anyway.
Q: You are the one who should be ashamed of yourself selling items to profit amongst a very sacred day for woman. SHAME ON YOU 21-Oct-08
A: Hello *** I will look past this rudeness and see it as just ignorance. So raising money for Breast Cancer Research is a bad thing then?? Directing people to other sellers who are doing the SAME thing is a bad thing then too? DONATING the profits from our sales is also bad then i assume? I have nothing to be ashamed of thankyou very much. I have lost a dear friend from this disease AND almost my husband as well so PLEASE DO NOT accuse me of things you know nothing about.
All i can say is it is a heartless and low act to target anyone who is raising money for such a worthwhile cause, with such venom!
I hope my friends, that you are not a victim of this.
NOW THE GOOD STUFF
BEFORE I START RAMBLING TOO MUCH ( and i warn you, i will)..... I need to say a HUGE THANKYOU to all those who took part and/or supported our BREAKFAST FOR BREASTS DAY ! The messages of support, blog comments, and emails from people who have been touched by this dreadful disease called Cancer were AMAZING ! WE truly are a loving sisterhood and you all showed that with your kind words and support SO THANKYOU from my heart to my tippy toes! There are still some items for sale and auctions running on Ebay if you'd like to show your support some more. Just go to my post below and you will see the links to direct you. Every cent raised will go towards BREAST CANCER RESEARCH.
NOW...onto the WINNER of my guessing competition!!!
This person guessed the actual number....i thought it was NEVER going to happen! LOL.
SO please give a huge round of applause to ALISON @ creativeartandcraft who guessed 116 marshmallows!
Alison i will email you and grab your address from you!
Thanks everyone who entered! I wish i could send you all some marshmallows!!
********* NOW FOR THE CREEPY CRAWLY STUFF *********
yep that's right...creepy and crawly...things with hairy legs...things that make your skin crawl....things that can turn a normally tough chick like me (haha) into a squealing hysterical mess! Hey I'm only human and geez louise can i squeal!
Now the cause of the hysteria???
ONE OF THESE NASTY LITTLE BLIGHTERS..well not so little actually...
This is a Huntsman Spider....you feeling sick right now?? Well read on, it gets worse!
The story goes a little something like this...now i say 'a little something' coz obviously i cannot write the exact words that were used...*wink* I am a lady after all....(except where spiders are concerned).
So late yesterday afternoon im out the front with Sam...we decide to feed the garden...i go grab the box of Aquasol...lalalala...having fun, walk over to the tap and suddenly i feel a 'bite' like a pinch almost, on my finger....Insert extreme expletives here now....picture me throwing the box of aquasol on the ground whilst leaping about, cussing and with Sam saying "WHAT MUMMY??WHAT MUMMY???"...i kick the box over to see the culprit there on the other side of it ! A HUNTSMAN...YES jus like that nasty hairy one up there in the photo!IT WAS HUGE! The sod of a thing bit me! So naturally i take my shoe off and smack the you-know-what out of it ! That'll teach him.
OK now don't panic THEY ARE NOT POISONOUS...but geez you kinda forget that for a moment! After swearing loud enough for the whole street to hear me i run inside and wash my hand under the kitchen tap...um yeah not before i LICKED MY FINGER!! GAWD WHAT AN IDIOT!!! If it had been poisonous id have just licked the poison right...yep! Well shock will make you do all kinds of dumba** things!
ANYWAY...after calming down i go back outside with Sam who goes straight over to the spider and hits it with his shovel (just to be sure it really is dead)...MY HERO !
Then Shane arrives home and i relay the story to him, which he finds pretty darn amusing, he shakes his head at me, tells me I'm an idiot and they aren't even poisonous. THANKS HONEY for your concern there, I'm overwhelmed...groan.
Father then arrives home and tells me my finger could fall off. GOOD GRIEF CHARLIE BROWN.I really needed to hear that.
SO i email my friends and tell them if they never hear from me again THIS IS WHY and if i keel over then please wait a few hours before coming to my house and taking all my pretties...you know, out of respect...LOL.
But I'm here typing so that means i made it through the ordeal with all fingers in tact and my ARACHNOPHOBIA even worse than it ever was!
Usually i find a story like this has a message in it for all of us ....My mum would say the message is WEAR GLOVES (as she did politely point out to me)...But i say the message is.. 'Huntsman spiders with their fluro green guts should learn they are no match for thong (as in shoes) wielding hysterical blonde's'
And so be it.
Hope my escapade gave you a giggle. It may as well have, my whole family and neighbourhood found it entertaining!
LOVE AND PINK KISSES