Hello and Happy Thursday! Today I have 3 things for you that are sort of . . . public service announcements. One is something for you to support, one is something for you to watch, and one is something to make sure you do. Ready?
- First up, something for you to support. Lady Dye Yarns is collaborating with Romi Hill to commemorate and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. That’s the one that gave women the right to vote, in case you weren’t sure. Diane Ivey (the Di in Lady DYE Yarns) is planning to travel across the country to visit different yarn stores and have open and honest discussions on race, diversity, inclusion and current events in politics. I love the idea of face-to-face conversations about these important and often difficult to discuss topics and have joined with others to support this project. You can, too! It costs just $19 and all of that money will go towards lowering the cost of Di’s visits to these yarn stores. You can read more about it and sign up here. There are only 97 slots left so hurry and grab yours and let’s get this sold out!
- Second up, something for you to watch: Unbelievable on Nextflix. This 8 episode show is based on the true story of Marie Adler, a young woman who is accused of lying about being raped, and the two female detectives who eventually capture her rapist after he has committed the crime several more times. Dale and I both really enjoyed this show. The writing is great, the actors are terrific, and the story will not only break your heart but also fill you with hope. After you’ve finished watching the show, be sure and listen to Episode 581 of the This American Life podcast where they tell Marie’s story, complete with interviews with several of the parties involved.
- Finally, something to make sure you do: have a colonoscopy when you hit the appropriate age and then have follow ups as recommended by your doctor. I’m having one today . . . lucky me. Does not eating the day before suck? Yep. Does the actual preparation part of the procedure also suck? Yep. But do colonoscopies save lives? You bet they do. And if my mom had had one when she turned 60 then she probably wouldn’t have died at the age of 66 from colon cancer. Because of that history I started this business in my 40s and I go back every 5 years. Today is my 3rd time having all this fun and I’m actually a little late getting it done. My fingers are crossed that they don’t find anything and I’d love you all to send good vibes my way for a perfect outcome. Thanks.
And that’s what I have for you this Thursday. If you wrote a post for this week please add your link below so we can all read what you have to say.