Monday, October 24, 2011

Charity: Water Fundraising

As you guys know, this November I will be heading down to Palm Springs to attend Camp Mighty, a blogger-centric camp with a focus on planning our life goals and raising some money for a good cause.

This is the part where I ask you for money!!

Each camper is in a group of 25 and we've been asked to raise $5000 as a team. I know I've got the best family & friends in the world so I know we can be a big support for my team!

The charity that's been chosen is "Charity: Water". While us Canadians/North Americans take for granted our seemingly unlimited supply of clean, drinking water, nearly 1 billion people worldwide don't have this privilege. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. The great thing about this charity is that 100% of donations go directly to the project. Have a look here for more information.

Donating is easy and I appreciate every penny you can spare, there is no minimum donation limit. Head over here to donate to my team's campaign: Camp Mighty Team Four. Please put my name in the comment field.

As a bonus, if you donate $25 or more I will happily bake you a loaf of banana bread... or something that travels well if you're far away ;)

Thanks guys, I appreciate the support!!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Fall & FEAR

Fall has arrived in KW. There's no question and there's no more hanging on to the last drops of summer. Let go and embrace FALL.


I like fall for a few reasons.
I like fall because it means a wardrobe change and I'm sick of wearing the same pair of shorts everyday. You know the ones - the only pair that that fit just right, look just right, and match everything? The ones that you went back to the store to buy another pair only to see that all the fall clothing that you were supposedly waiting for are in the place where you first found those coveted shorts.

Just me? It's ok, I'm used to being alone in my senility.

Fall is good for that. The wardrobe, and the senility.

You know what else fall is good for?

NO. MORE. BUTTERFLIES.

I. HATE. BUTTERFLIES.*

I'm sure there's a phrase somewhere that says something like "every time you curse a butterfly, God allows 800 more butterflies to hatch from their creepy cocoons" God loves me like that. More like love/hates me like that.

Butterflies. They make me cringe. Their little creepy legs and creepy paper-like, unnatural wings. Sure, they are really pretty. They would be even prettier if they were pretty over there... away from me. Bleh. I am cringing while writing this.

Don't even get me started on moths.

*To reference the title of this post, along with hating butterflies, I am also afraid of them. Writing that I hate them in all caps just makes me feel tough, you know in case I ever have to battle a butterfly army *shudders*