Saturday, May 31, 2014

A RAOK A DAY, IN THE MONTH OF MAY: Day 31

A RAOK A DAY, IN THE MONTH OF MAY:
The final day.

Today, I left a little RAOK for our waitress at lunch:

I hope you have an EXTRA great day:

Until next time.... :)

Friday, May 30, 2014

A RAOK A DAY, IN THE MONTH OF MAY: Day 30

Today was a rough one for me.
I left the house in a great mood....
And... well, it just wasnt the best day.

So my RAOK today... was for myself.

I bought myself flowers.


Thursday, May 29, 2014

A RAOK A DAY, IN THE MONTH OF MAY: May 29

I dropped off some clothes as a donation to The Rescue Mission in Tustin today.


I also had a few bags of toiletries that I had planned on donating elsewhere, but gave to the Rescue Mission as well, while I was there.

I also donated $1 for "Stars for Heroes".

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A RAOK A DAY, IN THE MONTH OF MAY: Day 28

Today was one of those crazy days where as soon as I have a second to sit down, something else happens.

On my way home tonight I realized I hadnt done a RAOK yet.
I stopped at the pet store... they had some toys on clearance, so I spent a whopping $3 and asked the cashier to donate them to the pets waiting to be adopted in the back.  They were all sleeping when I went to look at them... but it still made me sad.  So hopefully some toys will cheer them up!


Of course, I got my boy a new toy too...


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A RAOK A DAY, IN THE MONTH OF MAY: Day 27

I have always wanted to do a RAOK for a police department... You all know by now, most likely, my love for policemen, LOL

I have been told though, they (understandably) dont take well to things like baskets being delivered like I have done for the fire department.  And honestly, I get it.
I have bought lunch for an officer in line behind me before... but yesterday I realized, hey, I can give them a Starbucks gift card with a thank you.  And that is what I did.

In Rancho Santa Margarita, there is a small subdivision of Orange County Sheriffs Department, by City Hall.  What I didnt realize, was they close at 5pm.  (The office, not the deputies on duty)

I got there at almost 5:30, and crossed my fingers there would be a deputy outside.  And... there was.  (Its my lucky week for that, since it happened at the fire station, too!)

So I gave him this, and said, "Since I think the office is closed, I would like to just give you this and to say thank you..." and he said I just missed it by 2 minutes... looked at me funny, and then read it and said, "Oh... thank you ma'am" and I said, "Thank You" and I went on my way.


Monday, May 26, 2014

A RAOK A DAY, IN THE MONTH OF MAY: Day 26

Today I made a donation towards an amazing cause.

NEGU  
Never Ever Give Up
The Jessie Rees Foundation
Supporting children with cancer.
No family fights alone.

https://www.facebook.com/JessieReesFoundation

http://www.negu.org/


Sunday, May 25, 2014

A RAOK A DAY, IN THE MONTH OF MAY: Day 25

Today was an AWESOME day FULL of RAOKs.


 First, at the Fullerton Arboretum, I left three bottles of bubbles in random places for kids to find.





Second, I left a basket of items in a restaurant restroom for any emergencies that may come up on the changing table.
It included powder, wipes, pacifiers, stuffed animals, baby lotion, etc.


Third, at Starbucks, I needed a gift card for my final RAOK of the day, and Melissa bought some coffee to donate to the troops.


Fourth and final RAOK today...
I had a red bucket of candy (Cinnamon bears, Hot Tamales, Cinnamon gum, Red Hots, Etc) and a $25 gift card to Starbucks with a note thanking firefighters for what they do.  We went to one firehouse that I think was abandoned.  Then, the went to the Trabuco Canyon Fire Station.  I prefer to do these when the firefighters are outside, so I dont have to ring the bell and disturb them.  This is a HUGE fire house, and there were guys outside, so I get out of the car and walk over.  There were about 40 firefighters outside, and I seriously thought I was going to throw up, I got so nervous.  HA HA! I handed one guy the bucket, and said I just wanted to say thank you for what you do, started rambling, then walked away!  HA!  I cant believe there were SO many people there.  

(So bummed I never got a picture of the actual contents of the bucket.  BOO!  I thought I had one.  Oh well.)