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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Twilight has "sucked" me in!

What is all the fuss about Twilight?

I became intrigued when several of my mommy girlfriends spent their holidays this past year with maybe 4 hours or less of sleep per night. The sleep deprivation was not even related to any of their kids. Not the newborn who constantly wants to nurse or the toddler who might have woken up from a bad dream.

It was because they would rather read Twilight, than sleep! I could not understand why they would subject themselves to such sleep deprivation. I relish any chance I can get to sleep.

So at the recommendation of several girlfriends, I thought I would go ahead and pick up the novel Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. I figure, heck,
I haven't read a fiction novel (especially a good one) since I was probably in high school or college anyway. Sad, I know.

After the first 3 chapters or so, at first I still could not figure out what all the fuss was about. It's just a book about vampires and I'm not even into those types of books. Then halfway through the book, instantly I got sucked in! No pun intended. I could not put it down. I just had to finish it. So, here I was... sleep deprived so that I could finish this amazing novel in 3 nights. My girlfriends were right!

It's now become an obsession and I am almost finished with reading New Moon, book 2 of the Twilight saga.

To top it off, over the weekend I just had to see the movie, Twilight on the big screen, before it was no longer in Theaters.

Didn't think it could happen to me, but yes I now understand the euphoria and I too have suddenly gotten this surge of adrenaline to get through all of the novels that complete the Twilight saga. I'm picking up Eclipse & Breaking Dawn at the bookstore during lunch today.

AND as you can see from the counter below, I am also anxiously looking forward to New Moon in Theaters, later this year.

*** UPDATE ***

02/25/09 - Official Movie Logo & Release Date Announced!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Blog it Forward...

In following Thoughtfully Simple & Unique Designs, this MicroBlogginMom is very happy to support a great cause and Blog it Forward!

Let’s Eat Cake!, a wonderful fundraiser hosted by Melissa Margarita-DiStefano, is coming up on Tuesday, February 17th at the Plaza Paramount Hotel in Florida! Let’s Eat Cake! is a cake decorating competition with all proceeds going to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Learn more about the fundraiser right here.

In an effort to make sure they get the word out to everyone (and raise LOTS of money), Unique Designs started a “Blog it Forward” campaign.

Want to help? Here are ways you can help too!

If you blog:

Repost this post (or create your own version) on your blog and ask others to post it on their blogs too.

Here's the best part: Melissa will donate one dollar to the fundraiser for EVERY BLOG that posts on Let’s Eat Cake!, by Monday, January 12, 2009! Let's raise as much money as we can for this great cause!!!

Once you have created & posted your own “blog it forward,” leave a comment here letting me know that you posted it along with the url to the blog. They will be following the posts from blog to blog to see how many posts there are. Also, contact Melissa so she can feel your support!

It’s for a great cause and it will be fun to see how far it will go! So lets do it... Lets blog it forward and raise money for a great cause!!!

If you want to make a general donation:

You can donate any amount you'd like via PayPal. You can access the "donate here" link via the right sidebar of the Let's Eat Cake! website.

If you are a business owner:

You can help with a matching challenge. Contact
Melissa directly at melissa[at]masterpieceweddings[dot]net.

Melissa… kick in another $1 for MicroBlogginMom!

P.S. If you are on twitter... you can easily tweet it forward with “Earn St. Jude's $1! Blog it forward!!! http://tinyurl.com/6mgp4c”