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East Coast Snow Storm (Saturday 1-23-16)

I did not leave my house today, but I heard that there are piles of snow out there that are my height, and the cars on Snyder were completely covered. My children are loco, so they were out there with their friends.

MANNA - Delivering Nourishment, Improving Health

On MLK Day I volunteered my time at MANNA. I don't usually blog about my volunteer work. I think this is the second post I've ever done about volunteering and I started this blog in 2008. The last time I blogged about volunteer work I was talking about the Wissahickon and restoring the forest. That was a really good experience and it inspired me to teach the children more about the Earth and taking care of it. Monday I went to MANNA with some co-workers to do volunteer work. I had heard of MANNA, and I knew they were a non-profit, but I did not know their story.  MANNA cooks nutritious, medically-appropriate meals for people batteling life threatening diseases like  cancer, renal disease and HIV/AIDS. Not only do they cook the meals, but they also deliver the meals to the patient's doorsteps, and they counsel clients on how to prep their own meals according to their ailments.  MANNA has a full commercial kitchen full of volunteers chopping, cooking, packaging and

TWD & Talking Dead

I am up, because I had to wait to watch Talking Dead. AMC decided to air Bad Lands in between The Walking Dead and Talking Dead. That makes no sense. I watched part of Bad Lands, then I turned the channel until Talking Dead came on. Now I won't be going to sleep until midnight. Okay so, big news: TWD has a new emoji :-) Just hash tag The Walking Dead on Twitter and it will appear. Okay. I'm going to bed now.

Family: Happy Halloween

Family Photos Pumpkins our children made Pumpkin I made :) Costumes My 14yo was this creepy Clown for the costume contest at school. (I did the make up).  My son was a shadow My youngest daughter was Cleopatra I was Queen Nefertiti :-)  I didn't have time to make the part that goes around the neck. But since we live in Philly and a sweater was needed, I think this one was a good pick. I made the headpiece myself.

JDRF Walk for the Cure 2015

Some pics from the walk today. November 11th will mark 10 years of my daughter having Juvenile Diabetes (T1D).

Cute Burberry Trench Coat

I love this! ...Can't afford it, but I do love it. Burberry Trench Coat, $2,995

A Few Good Things

With so much negativity all around, sometimes I forget to mention the good stuff: Like the teachers at Toby Farms Elementary in Brookhaven and Chester High School who started the first day of school last week with no pay. The  Chester Upland School District is one of the poorest districts in the state. The district is currently $22 million in debt and while politicians work for a solution, dedicated teachers showed up to work despite not having a paycheck. Some teachers even bought supplies for the students with funds from their own pockets.  Special Education teacher Dariah Jackson.  CBS NEWS Also,  Barbers that Care were at the YMCA in west Philadelphia on the 6th giving fee haircuts to about 200 boys. The cuts would have typically cost around $10 - $15 at the barber shop. Students walked away with a fresh and cut, and new back backs filled with school supplies.