Morning Meanderings… is it Monday yet?


Morning.  I had no idea it was possible to wake up this tired.  Coffee Cup is trying to be supportive but you know…. it’s a cup.  How much can it do?

Yesterday was a whirlwind of events from the feed The Children event for Haiti which was a big success – our goal was 80,000 meals to be shipped and we reached that and went beyond it.  It was fun to see friends, family, and the community get together and make this happen.  My hubby Al, boxed up meals all day long.  So proud of him. 

This is 2 of the 4 ingredients that go in each bag. The left is a soy mix, the right is rice. The other two ingredients are a dried veggie mix, and a seasoning part. All four ingredients are put in a bag and sealed. Each bag feeds 6 people.

We started set up for the Homeless who will arrive this afternoon and then went to church to hear and see the girls that were here from Honduras.  They were also at the food bagging event which was so emotional to see these kids who once lived on the streets of Honduras, now bagging food for kids in Haiti.   I tear up as I type this.

The highlight of my day: Left: Ava, me, Rita, and Sayda (three girls from Honduras who I met in 2004 and have seen every year since when I go to Honduras. They have never been to the states before)

I arrived back home around 8:30 at night.  I read – nothing.  I went through a few of the Blogfest blogs which was fun, and then talked to my college son on the phone for about an hour.  That was it – bed.

Today I am off to finish setting up for the Homeless and then a tailgate party at noon, then groceries and home for a couple of hours I hope before I have to get moving again.  By 6:30 tonight my duties should be all done and I can just come on home and relax….

until Monday morning….. but that…. is another meandering.  😉

30 Comments on “Morning Meanderings… is it Monday yet?

  1. I saw the pictures on this post before reading, and thought it was about kitty litter! LOL Congratulations on your great accomplishments yesterday!

    • Kitty litter Jill – LOL…. I hope not! 😛

      Thank you – it is our fourth year doing this even t and it amazes me every time.

  2. OMG, like rhapsodyinbooks, I also thought that was kitty litter at first!

    On closer inspection, of course, I can see I was wrong! lol

    Have a productive day….

    • Thanks Laurel….. I had to go look at the picture more closely. I know I have had some odd posts…. but I have no connections to kitty litter 🙂

  3. We have done this event at our Elementary School the last couple of years. The kids really enjoy helping. However, the fund raising to pay for it is getting more difficult. It is a very worthy activity though.

    • That’s exactly right Kathy and this year was the first year we made sure we had all the money in before we started the event. In past years we did the event and then sweated trying to make up the difference of the cost.

      We took an offering right after the whole Haiti thing for this purpose and that is what paid for it this time. 😀

    • Thanks Book Whisperer – once I get a little down time I will be back stalking… I mean… reading everyone’s blogs again 😀

  4. Whew, I’m exhausted just reading about it all! Good for you for doing all that you do!

    And I thought it was kitty litter, too.

    • It was a heavy weekend of events Jill – a couple more to go today – Tailgate and then orientation for my guests this week for the homeless and then REST! 😀

  5. Sheila, you are truly amazing for doing this and I know that everyone appreciates your efforts.

    • Thanks Esme….. it’s certainly not about me and to help the kids and families it is so worth it and I do enjoy being a part of it with so many others. 🙂

  6. You will no doubt be Blessed for all you do!

    Love the photos! It must have been wonderful seeing the girls here, in your hometown. Hope they enjoyed their visit.

    • Vicki it is one of those things you can not even believe happened…. I would have never dreamed that the girls would ever make it to the states – I am thinking as amazing as it was for me…. I can not even imagine what it had to be like for them.

      All the cars, the traffic…. the people….. whoa.

  7. Your post was pretty inspiring..it’s amazing that just those few ingredients can feel a family of six. What a great weekend you had. Now I hope you get some rest!

  8. Sounds like you are crazy busy. 🙂 Not a bad things though. Lots going on. Hope you are enjoying your time.

    Just had to stop in and say hello. 🙂 It’s been so crazy here that its hard for me to get through to chat with everyone. Hoping this will all slow down soon, but its not looking like so until after the new year. 🙂 Oh well, I’ll try to stop in every now and again to see how you are doing.

    Take care.

    • Melissa I know what you mean. So many bloggy friends I want to pop in on and I feel like I am running from one thing to the next. 😀

      I need to come visit you too!

    • Thanks Jill…. I had big plans to get lots of pictures but I was so tired and everyone was so busy … I just kind of popped in and got the one. 🙂

  9. What a worthwhile weekend. You are tired, but it is a good tired – well earned and deserved. I need to get back on the committee at church. We have a twin parish in Haiti. I need to find out what they have going on. Church is 20 miles away, which makes it a bit hard to just pop over for a meeting or whatever. We will be starting to help with the food pantry and distribution soon I hope.
    We had a “musical” weekend of sorts. Our town closes main street and has a concert in front of the court house every Friday evening from May through Sept. We haven’t been able to make very many this year. We went this past week and sat under umbrellas half the time. It rained just enough to keep most people away. Too bad. It was a good couple from VT. (we are in TN) and there wasn’t much of a crowd. Part of the hazards of outdoor events.
    Saturday it poured until mid-afternoon. It was the weekend for the big Celtic Festival at one of the State parks. We went about 3 and the rain had finished. We visited with other regulars and stayed for the big concert at night. The four groups that played all day took turns performing from 6 to 11. Unfortunately, a thunderstorm rolled in about 8:30 and cut things short. We went back for the day on Sunday to help out and listen to the groups. It finished at 5 and we headed over to a county park for the symphony’s pops concert. Was pleasant sitting by the river and listening to a different type of good music. My friend plays violin with the orchestra. We didn’t get much done at home, but it was fun.

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