March Foodie Pen Pal

I’ve gotten a lot of feedback from my Video Game post the other night.  We’ve still got the Super Nintendo hooked up to the television in the front, where I teach, and today all of my students seemed to want to weigh in on it.  One was delighted to see the “Gamecube” which made me feel really old…to him a Game cube is as ancient as a Super Nintendo.  But it seems that all men and boys like video games, and I’m told some women even do.

I’ve also gotten a lot of questions about oatmeal.  Well, just from Leslie.  But I’ll address some of those in my next OATMEAL MADNESS post.

So…I had to cancel my appointment with my trainer this morning because my shoulder is still a mess.  I was freaking out yesterday, about running, about the upcoming half marathon, about playing the violin.  Chris said something very wise.  “Calm down, and just focus on feeling better.  The rest will be fine.”  (He is the calm one in the relationship, fyi.)

So, today is Foodie Penpal Reveal day!

I received goodies from Kelly at Laughter, Strength, and Food.  Thanks Kelly!


I’m going to be honest.  I have only had the chocolate.  I’m suffering from serious sugar problems.

And now it’s time for some details about Foodie Penpals.  In case you’re a new reader, here’s a reminder of what the program is all about:

-On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal!
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you are to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month.
-Foodie Penplas is open to US & Canadian residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. We’ve determined things might get too slow and backed up if we’re trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa. So, I’m going to keep two separate lists and match US w/ US and Canada w/ Canada!

If you’re interested in participating for April, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.

You must submit your information by April 4th as pairings will be emailed on April 5th!

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