Friday, August 13, 2010

Last of the Free Fridays

Today is my last Friday off. During summer I have a reduced schedule, with a short Thursday and a free Friday. It's been lovely - but honestly? I don't really spend a lot of time out and about doing fun stuff. It seems most of my free Fridays this year have been taken up with errands and housework.

I spent a lot of time thinking about what I wanted to do today. Massage? Road trip? Bookstore? Exploring my city? But a phone call earlier this week settled it.

"Hello, this is Jane from Bloodsource. We are in need of donations from your blood type and wonder if you could come in soon. Please call us to set up an appointment for a life-saving donation."

They made me an offer I couldn't refuse.

So today, it's off to an extravagant breakfast, then a blood donation, then home to rest. Kicking back, an excuse to eat good food and lots of it, and saving lives. Does it get any better?

For more information about donating blood, please see the American Red Cross website. They can help you find a local blood drive or blood donation center. Please consider being a donor - each donation saves multiple lives, and only 8% of those eligible to donate actually do so.

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