Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Humane Society Volunteer

Here is the scoop, for those that have asked how they can help give to the Humane Society I will be collecting at our Englewood Office (713 Taywood) you can drop off now until Oct. 22nd then I will be transporting it all over for delivery on that day at 1:30 you are welcome to come and bring things that day and drive with us over to deliver the goods to the animals in need. If you want to teach your kids the importance have them buy some of the things the shelter needs with their own money. I have attached their list of needs:

Wish List

Animal Care

  • Large dog cages
  • Cat toys
  • Kong® dog toys
  • Sterilized natural bones
  • Canned cat/dog food
  • Royal Canin® Babycat 34 kitten food
  • Dry kitten/puppy food
  • Iams® ProActive Health™ Adult Original cat food
  • Wild birdseed
  • Havahart® live cat traps
  • Bunny toys
  • Plastic baby keys
  • Large towels
  • Kuranda pet beds

Veterinary Care

  • 35mm film canisters
  • Paper bowls
  • Distilled water

Cleaning Supplies

  • Liquid hand soap
  • Liquid dish soap (not for a dishwasher)
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Bleach
  • Fabric-softener sheets
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper

Office Supplies

  • Copy paper (white, blue, pink)
  • Dry-erase markers
  • Sharpie® markers
  • Avery® 5160® mailing labels 
  • Manila file jackets
  • Cardboard storage boxes (letter size)

Office Furniture

  • Lateral filing cabinets
  • Small Safe                 
 And well, if you can't donate this time....
maybe next time!!!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Beautiful Things...

I love this song & I love so many beautiful things...Love the  morning sky, sound of thunder, hearing my kids giggle, black straw therapy (aka - eating at cheesecake factory), smell of fall, the beach, the night sky in the country, love fresh cut grass, love miracles, love so many people, love small town life, love giving, love the human spirit, love my children's innocence, love to be loved, love Friday night date night with hubby, love my hammock. Okay this list could go on and on forever!! I just love so many beautiful things :-)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Things I love on Wednesdays....

First and foremost I only work till 1:00 on Wednesday's, yes I said 1:00 and everyday when I leave I feel like a high school kid sneaking out for lunch (only did it twice okay maybe three times Mom). I feel like I can change the world in those brief three hours before the kiddos come racing down the lane off the bus. Funny how such a simple thing in the middle of the work week can make me such a happy girl. It's my smoothie day, it's my take the long back roads home day, it's my listen to my favorite songs day, it's my call a friend and catch up day, it's my what can I find to take a picture of day......It is Wednesday and it is my favorite day of the week. Happy Hump Day All, Be Well, Be Safe and Love Life!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Grounding the kids....

Nope, not that kind of grounding, I mean really grounding your children. What a tough obstacle this is. I think my problem is that I didn't have much as a child so I want to give my kids all the things I wanted and never had. The funny thing is my mom will apologize for the life we had when we were little and I thank God everyday for our life it made me so appreciative of things. My brother and I slept on foam mats because we didn't have money for mattresses, we had cock roaches that would crawl on us every night and invade the house because it doesn't matter how clean you lived when you live in the hood like we did in Georgia if your neighbors had them, so did you. There wasn't always enough food but we survived on powdered milk and leftovers from one of the restaurants Mom worked at. It amazes me that somehow with my Mom working two jobs and my Dad working two jobs and going to school that they could accomplish so much with us. Thanks goodness for their families who helped us out so much!! When we moved back to Ohio we moved into an old farmhouse where the water we showered in was red from all the rust. There was no drywall left on the ceiling where my brother and I slept so it was open to the rafters above and their were always birds in our room. Never heard my parents complain, I think they were happy to be back in Ohio near family and to have a place to stay. Before the school year started my sweet Uncle Terry took me clothes shopping at the Salem Mall so that I wouldn't get picked on by kids, wow what a memory we walked into a store and he said go ahead pick some stuff out, I get teary eyed thinking of what that day meant to me. It is hard enough to be a new kid but to have to walk into a school as a new kid with pants to short is even worse.

And then there are my kids and between us as parents, and grandparents that spoil them, how do my children stay grounded??? I would love for them to get out in the community and volunteer the last time they volunteered it was cleaning dog cages at the Humane Society and I really think there is something humbling about cleaning dog poo and walking animals and cleaning there. However, like anything now days there is a big liability for companies to have children volunteers so unless your with an organization good luck getting your kids in the door. So parents I am going to start my own volunteer program and once a month we will be baking cookies for the fire department, or taking paintings to the retirement home, etc. So if anyone is interested in joining my group just email me. kids4dogs@hotmail.com

1st Stop - Lewisburg Fire Dept. 9-25-11 @ 12 cookies for fire dept. bake your own and meet us there at 11:45