Thursday, 9 December 2010

Santa Claus is Coming to Town...



So snow is late-r this year. But it came with a vengence...




Outside the CAS in one of the first snow-falls this year...


I was on my way to CAS (Children's Aid Society) early one Wednesday morning, and when I got off the bus, it was raining. In fact, it was raining from before I woke up, and all through the time I traipsed across campus to the bus I wanted.

But in that short time I got off the bus and walked to CAS (less than a block from the stop), it changed from rain to snow! I actually saw it change!

By the time I was done with my volunteer work at the CAS three hours later, it was completely WHITE outside. But oh-so-pretty! My friend, Irene, and I, ran out to play without our coats.




My friend, Irene, and Me...



We had a couple days snow previously, but this is the first one that has stayed. That was last week, when we could still play (briefly!) in the snow in light clothing.

Today...it's -15 degrees. Bah!



Gingerbread House...It's actually quite nice to eat too!



And I made my first gingerbread house at a Christmas Party hosted by Kinark Child and Family Services, a volunteer organisation I'm attached with.




My Elmo spray-paint t-shirts...




The child whom I'm working with, we had made our own spray-paint t-shirts the week before, and so we wore it to the party! I can't post a picture of us together for confidentiality reasons, of course...The kids got their own stuffed-to-the-brim stockings and the adults (volunteers, parents etc) got a plant (it's got pink flowers!) each...



Lol...As pretty and thoughtful as a plant is, I have the lousiest fingers ever for plants. I tried having one in my room once--it was such a pretty pot of dark African Violets that I had to get it when I walked pass it in a store!--but it died a couple of months later.

Another plant that CAS gave me last year as a thank-you gift has now being semi-adopted by my uncle because his fingers are uber-green! And I didn't want to risk another pretty pot dying...



Let's see how long this one lasts!



Thursday, 2 December 2010

Wear White to Black Out Cancer Day...



November 30th was "Wear White to Black Out Cancer Day". I wore white to honour Aunty Dalilah and Aunty Ruby who passed away recently from cancer...

I'll be wearing purple on March 26 for Epilepsy Awareness Canada. Which isn't hard because you find me in at least one purple thing more than half the week. I know the first time I wore purple on March 26 was last year. It happened to be Mother-Goose day, and one girl thanked me for wearing purple. She had Tuberous Sclerosis and Epilepsy.