Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Galloway Road's Adopt a School Book Contest

I received an email from my DD this morning, so I am posting my second post for today.  I usually don't have enough to write about for a single post, but this is important.  And funny.  So please read on and watch!  If you came to see my daily photo, just scroll down.  It is right underneath this important message!

My DD's school is taking part in the Indigo Adopt a School Book Contest.  At the moment, her school, Galloway Road Public School in Ontario, is in first place.  But their lead is getting smaller and smaller every day.  The contest is over on Saturday and the school who has had the most votes will win $10,000 worth of books for their school library.  That's a lot of books!  And believe me, this school could really use them.

So please watch this video.  And then follow the message at the end of the video. 

This is what it says to do...
Click on
Click on 'Find a School to Support'
Click on 'ON' for Ontario
Scroll down the list of schools until you come to 'Galloway Road PS'  It is in the 3rd row (row on the right) about a third of the way from the bottom.  This is important.  You don'\t want to vote for the wrong school.  Click on Galloway Road P.S.
To log in you must create an account.  Just follow the prompts.
This is all free.  Yes!  FREE!  You can vote once, every day until Saturday.  I hope you will support our school.  It means a lot to me.  This is where I have volunteered my time in the past.

Thanks for watching the video and thanks for voting!


Feeling Blue

My DD was feeling tired and frustrated a couple of days ago.  I guess that's what being 9 months pregnant will do to you.  (She is due any day now.)  She had planned to bake some cupcakes for the kids in her class - a sort of goodbye treat because yesterday was to be her last day at school.  But she just didn't have the energy for baking.  So I baked them for her.  48 little blue cupcakes.  Don't they look disgusting? But the kids loved them!  I'm telling you... 12 and 13 year olds will eat just about anything.

September 30, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Perfect Fall Weather

The weather was perfect for an outdoor adventure yesterday.  I don't know how many more nice days we are going to have before the cold sets in, so I put my sewing away and went out for a ride on my scooter.

This is Curran Hall Creek that flows through Scarborough, just north of us.  It was beautiful back there.  Lots of birds and hundreds of squirrels.  They all ran away from me as if I would hurt them.
Silly Squirrels!

There was Golden Rod growing everywhere.  I love this bright yellow weed along the side of the creek. Some of the trees were already starting to change colour, but most were still green.

Doesn't that look like it could be made into fabric?!   I don't want things to change colour too quickly. That would mean that winter is on its way and who wants that?  As I drove along I found some beautiful red leaves growing on a fence.  I think they are Boston Ivy.  So pretty and bright red. The same leaves are on my header.

Then I saw this tree.  It was like a tree on fire.  The colours are really wonderful this year.  And look at that sky!  Such a beautiful cerulean blue!   Does it look as if there is rain in the forecast?

This is the kind of weather that makes everything worthwhile.

September 29, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

A Trip to the Library

I got an email from the library to tell me that my books were due.  That was nice of them to remind me!  So off I went.  I love going to the library.  It was quiet in there.  Most people were on the computers.  I wonder if there will come a time when no one will read a real book any more.

Perhaps I'll be the only one left and then all those books will be mine!

September 28, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Look Into My Eyes

Felix is a changed kitty now.  Last winter he was diagnosed with diabetes.  At that time he was lethargic, unable to walk properly and he had lost a lot of weight.  I have been giving him insulin twice a day for the past 9 months and now he is doing very well.  He can once again jump up onto my bed, the couch and the arm of my chair.  He's back to his chunky self and he is happy and smiling all the time.  So why is he not smiling for my camera?  

 Silly cat!
A photo post for September 27, 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Jungle Applique

Working on machine appliqueing my jungle quilt.  I find this quite boring, but it has to be done and someone has to do it.  So, I guess that would be me.  When I am finished with this, I will continue to draw, cut out and fuse more plants, animals and birds.  That is the part I love.

September 26, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

What I Did Yesterday

I baked a lemon cake.  Yum!

September 25, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Little Letters

These are so cute!  I have become addicted to them.

September 24, 2014