We have a food drive at school every December. It breaks my heart to see some of the students bringing food that I know they got from the food pantry. If you look really close at the lower right hand corner, you will see the total of pounds for the last 5 years. Today our total was 1,250 pounds. I weighed it all myself today. I had just finished weighing the cans, when the fire team came to pick it up. They will have a pizza party with the class who won. It was a very inspiring prize to have pizza with the firemen!
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Our Elf on the Shelf, Jovie decided she was going to be the "Golden Rule Student of the Week" with a kindergarten student. On Wednesday, the student of the week, gets to pick who sits at their table during lunch. Jovie packed her lunch bag and perched herself at the table, too!
Our card swap group met at Avanti's to eat dinner together, swap gift card holders and have a scrapbook/card making gift exchange. We have been together for a long time. Some members are newer to the group, but most of us are the original girls who got together at Scrapbook Magic when that store was open.
We didn't have much to do today. We ate dinner at Kaydee Kat's in Peoria Heights. We drove out to Washington to view the lights on Jaden's Way. There is a house decorated to resemble Christmas Vacation and it is called Griswald Way! The neighbors have their house decorated as well. We enjoyed all the lights on this street.
We went to Walnut Grove Farm in Knoxville. I bought a fresh wreath to hang on our front door. This is a working barn, so there wasn't any heat and it was only 30 degrees outside. We didn't stay very long because it was so cold. There were several artists with displays. I had my picture with Santa. There was also a horse and carriage ride.
I bought a new bracelet from KEEP. The I Hate Cancer Club was having a fund raiser and I always like to support my friend AJ. I got the purple bracelet with the tree (family), cancer awareness (for my mom and John) and the camera.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
We have been trying to purchase mini iPad's for the students at school. We finally got them after working to buy them for several weeks. Apple doesn't want to sell them to a school through a retailer. They have to be purchase directly from Apple. I have been putting the screen savers on them, today.
Today was Grandparents Day at school. There were about 200 grandparents who ate lunch with their grandchild. They came to the library where they could adopt a book for their grandchild and I took their picture with their grandchild.
Mary Beth, a friend of mine, posted on facebook the other day about her gas gauge. Her husband was concerned because she always lets her gas gauge go as low as she can. I do the same thing, except in the really cold winter. I hate to pump gas. I can do it, I just don't like to!
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Sunday, November 1, 2015
If you look really close at the photo on the left side of the sign, that little puppy was Coco when he was only 10 weeks old. He is the groom dog of the month, so they put his profile picture on the sign. He was only 3 pounds and 6 ounces in this picture.