By now, you know how things work here, if not, it goes something like this:
I huff and puff and fail to get the wife knocked up, then I come on here and moan like a big gin soaked tart about it.
Repeat over and over, I get more desperate and idiotic, I fail some more, and moan some more and miraculously, some of you stay interested enough to come back for my next moan.
Anyway, some time ago, a reader, Lyssa mentioned that her work colleagues swore on the effectiveness of a fertility doll they had purchased. Being the open minded free spirit that I am (or desperate internet saddo, whichever you prefer) I decided to buy one.
Order placed and off I trotted happily, that was until a couple of days later when I received an email saying the sellers wouldn't ship outside the US.
'Boo on them' I thought, but never mind, no great loss.
A few weeks back we hit what was probably our lowest point to date.
Then came some pleasant surprises.
The day afterwards I received an email from Lyssa, and out of nowhere she offered to order and ship the fertility doll to us.
If this wasn't enough of a gesture of kindness, she refused to accept repayment of any kind.
Mulling over the offer, we decided we wanted the doll, (any and all help is welcome here, trust me) but we couldn't accept it freely.
We asked Lyssa to nominate a worthy cause of interest to her and we would make the a donation to them on her behalf.
Lyssa wisely chose Wolfson's Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.
We shook cyber hands on the deal, Lyssa ordered the doll and I set about attempting to donate.
Of course, as with everything else I attempt, it didn't go according to plan, the hospital didn't have an online or credit card donation facility, and cheques haven't existed in this part of the world since Henry VIII paid his last executioner's fee.
So we had an issue. We had the 'will', but no 'way'.
Then I had me a wee idea. Angie of A whole lot of nothing fame, is of course the owner of the Good For The Kids online store. I contacted her, and sounded out the possibility of choosing some of their toy selection that we could have delivered to the hospital.
The uber goodness didn't stop there though, no sir-ee. Angie, probably due to the various medications she was on, decided she would offer a 20% discount on what we ordered for the hospital.
This meant we could order more toys for the amount of the donation.
So thanks to the unsolicited generosity of Lyssa & Angie , the babies at Wolfson's Children's Hospital have already received a really sweet set of 5 WubbNub Soothie pacifiers, ( in Blue & pink ponies, a dog, a penguin & of course, a frog) and ALSO 3 Ty beenie babies (in cat, hamster, and of course, frog!) as seen here on Angie's dirty carpet.
So I can honestly say that these two ladies are very much deserving of a visit and a 'Hello'.
Lyssa writes wonderfully well over at Fusemoms, thoughtful and funny, a delight to read. Angie makes no sense over at A whole lot of nothing (one of the few blogs listed under 'funny' in my blogroll), and flogs her goodies on her recently relaunched online store Good For The Kids.
Lyssa, we both thank you very much for your kind act and generosity, it's worth so much more than dollars. Thank you for choosing the cause you did.
Angie, thank you for adding to Lyssa's generosity and making her donation go further.
Now folks, for the moment you've all been waiting for. I present to you our new Ashanti fertility doll, hand carved in Ghana. Said to induce pregnancy and safe delivery.
Spencer had his chance to shine, but now it's the turn of Ms Ashanti. (Stop sniggering you down the back or you'll get a clip round the ear)
Work your magic, mama, work it. It's threesomes from here on out.