I'm not sure if any of you have heard of it - but Steptember is currently the new monthly fundraising campaign that is going on - similar to Junk Free June, Dry July or Fab Feb. I'm sure there is one for every month, but I'm not sure of them all.
Anyway, I think this is the first year of Steptember in New Zealand, it's a world wide campaign raising money for people, mainly kids, with Cerebral Palsy. The aim? For the people involved to walk 10 thousand steps each day for 28 days and getting people to sponsor you.
So, Mum and I have decided to take part, and Andrew H has joined us in our team - I think this is going to get quite competitive! We were meant to start yesterday, but the pedometers didn't arrive in the mail until this morning. So today, our first day won't get a very good start, but I reckon it'll be easy enough to reach those 10 thousand steps....I've already clocked about 300 since I walked in the door and organised breakfast - it's quite interesting really. The unfortunate thing is that the pedometers only reach 9,999 steps - so if we were to exceed that, I'm not sure whether it will re-zero itself, or what...
With me doing a heap of milkings and the calves this month, I'm sure it's going to be super easy to achieve. Mum has suggested she might attach her pedometer to the cat....hehehe, I could see that happening too! Just as well I've got plenty of work to keep me busy and stepping :P We've been sponsored $15 so far (thanks Miriam and Nana!), and I think a good aim would be $100.
Frodo has delighted Mum and Dad these last couple of days - bringing them gifts early in the morning. This morning it was a dead bird, attached to a small branch, in their room at 5:15am. She woke them with her "battle cry" as Mum calls it, as she always does it when she has been hunting. At least it wasn't on their bed?! hehe, then Pippa promptly brought it back inside a little while later, feeling very proud of herself!
Yesterday morning there was a disemboweled baby mouse at the bottom of the stairs, again, Pippa got super excited to see it, thanks Frodo.
And a couple nights ago she brought in a LIVE mouse, through the catflap. Thankfully I'd gone to bed, but I suddenly heard a some yelling, laughing, mighta been a few bad words mentioned....Apparently Frodo was really pleased with herself, had it in the kitchen, sung her battle cry alerting Mum and Dad to it, then let the mouse go. Ooops, says she. It nearly got inside the base of the fridge, but Dad caught it by the tail, and threw it out the door. Phew.
Finally I finished my last assignment for my second course, a couple days late but not entirely my fault - I was waiting to speak to a tutor and they took a few days to get back to me...This level 5, 8 credit assignment wasn't too bad, but there was one section where I don't think they'll appreciate too much as after doing my own research I couldn't find the answer. And I was then waiting on PGG Wrightson to give me some prices...It was funny, I emailed through to enquiries, told them I was doing an assignment and needed some theoretical prices for a tonne of Barley, and the delivery fees. She got them to me yesterday, but obviously didn't read my first email correctly. Said that payment would need to be made in full, since I didn't have an account, before the load would be dispatched to my current address. Hehehe I'm like, oh shoot, PLEASE don't send us any Barley! Mum and Dad thought it was a huge joke.
But it's nice to be finished my second of four courses, finally. Until they send them back anyway, hopefully passed. Now I've got a few days to wait for the next lot to arrive - perhaps should take a chance to actually read a book? Which one though, is the question...still haven't read any of the Charles Dickens that we bought months ago.