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Saturday, Jan. 01, 2005 - 9:50 p.m.

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A few of the Aid agencies whose donations requests I sorted through on the night of the 30th:

Hehe that last one is the one I signed my dad up for, to adopt a marmot. I hope he is happy with his marmot. They're darn cute!

(10:55pm) Well, that's the end of the list of envelopes accumulated on my floor. I am sorry to say that I did not manage to donate to all of them, though I did manage most of them. Whew! Well, do your thing people!

These are all worthwhile causes. You can click on them to learn more about them and what they do, or to donate. Please remember the people in your neighborhood who may be suffering quietly from a chronic disease, or the environment, while you also are concerned with the ongoing tragedy in Southeast Asia. The numbers behind each entry are how many envelopes I have from that place in my pile here.

OK, now they are all going into the recycling (the checks went out yesterday, talk about last minute!!)

Well, writing this and googling all those has been a joy, but I must get back to work now. No rest for the wicked! I'm tracing and transfering the dog gang book to watercolor paper. The finals are due on Friday and it is a fairly heft book. Back to work! Tah!

I hope all of you had a wonderful New Year's Eve and are enjoying a day off. Unless like me you are wicked!

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