Tuesday, September 30, 2008

September Remembered

Ahhhh...the final hours of September. This month passed so quickly because of volleyball games, but slowed considerably as I endeavored to post each and every day in order to win the coveted 'Blackberry Grits!'

The challenge was met! Life at Lonesome Pine has managed to show a new post on the front page each and every day. Some of those days, with mere minutes to spare. This is certainly an accomplishment worth celebrating...grits sound real good right now!

This accomplishment, however, pales in comparison to the hard work our volleyball girls have put in this season. Tonight our team played their last regular season game; finishing the season with a 17-1 record! We sooooo wanted to be undefeated...

Now, we're looking forward to our Regional Tournament and the Conference Final Four Tournament, both in October. Winning both of those tournaments would set us up for a bid at the National Tournament in Dayton, TN at the end of October where we would have the opportunity to play Christian schools from all over the country.

But even if we qualify, there is still a matter of raising the money necessary to travel to Dayton for the tournament. To participate in the tournament, our team needs to raise about $4,000 to pay for the trip (in the next 3 weeks). So, if you have any great, fast, fundraising idea's or know who we could get to sponsor the team, PLEASE leave me a comment!

September brought a boat-load of blessing, many small triumphs and a few failures, but on a scale of 1-10 it's been pretty close to a 10. Life is good at Lonesome Pine. God is good--ALL the time!

Bring on the Grits!

Stay tuned.

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Laura said...

And all the time, God is good.

Its been fun. Glad it is over. See you at the grits party. Maybe we can actually fellowship then.

lea said...

grits party on thursday the 17th, 9:30ish.... you deserve a BIG scoop of blackberries!

Kelley said...

Well, I'm disappointed that I can't count on all of you ladies posting (almost) every day! But it was fun while it lasted...especially for me who got to just enjoy the posts and not have to write them!

For fund raising...I know that a car-wash isn't creative at ALL but I had some friends who did it a bit differently and made a ton of money. What they did was sell tickets before hand for the car wash...a few weeks in advance. And they sold the tickets for like $2 each (really cheap). So just about everybody they asked bought one but only about 1/10th of those who bought tickets actually showed up. So they had their car-wash open from like 8-12 on a Saturday and just washed whatever cars showed up with a pre-bought ticket. And those who didn't show up didn't pay much for the ticket in the first place.

Here in Brazil the kiddos have what they call a "slave sale" where they auction off the teenagers participating in front of a large group. If you have the highest bid you get to put that kiddo to work for a set amount of hours (here I think they say 8 hours but there it might be safer to say 4?). It might be more complicated there though since you don't all live within 3 blocks of each other!

I guess I better leave some comment room for some other people...

lea said...

you are right, THURSDAY the 16th!!!!

lea said...

oh, and the point is that you DON'T carry a checkbook or a credit card... cash only. and once you have spent it all.... it is GONE.

i actually do carry a gas card too. but that is it...

Jodi said...

hi Meg - thanks so much for visiting my blog & commenting! Good luck on getting your pantry space under control - for the last 6+ months, we had a baby gate up across ours, and it became a huge disaster bc you couldn't reach anything...so nice to have it mostly straight and organized again! Take care!