Sorry I didn't check in yesterday.
My dad got to come home Friday night. He is a a bit sore of course, but otherwise doing well.
Thank you to all the posts and emails I received asking about him.
Saturday I spent straightening up my house and then going to his home. I made a big pot of chicken noodle soup while I was there.
I was going to take a picture of dad but he wasn't having it. :)
Last night I went to watch the court house lights again . I just love them and think this is one of the best things our town has ever done.
CLICK HERE -to watch the awesome light show
I am on the volunteer committee and thoroughly enjoy being involved.
After the first of the year, I am also going to be doing some community outreach activities with a local thrift store, "COMMUNITY TREASURES".
There are numerous food giveaways and a hot meal program in our area.
We need some type of program to assist with personal hygiene products and cleaning suppplies and resource information. Colgate is within 10 minutes of my home, BUT they are asked to donate to everything. There has to got be other resources out there to check into.
We would also like to be able to offer a free hot meal on Sundays too. Right now, the church that does offer a free lunch does not do so on Sunday due to church services. They do offer carryout on Saturdays of a packaged lunch for 25 cents. The only reason the carryout is 25 cents is to cover the cost of the styrofoam container.
Another idea is to recycle some of the clothing that is brought to the thrift store. There are wonderful fabrics, buttons and laces that can be salvaged from clothing no longer worth wearing. We need to come up with some ideas of where to sell or what to do with it to supplement incoming funds.
In the future the store would also like to be able to offer child care to those working; we just need to move somewhere bigger. I found a place, a perfect place. It used to be a day care and office center. The play area is already fenced in, lots of window space and parking. It is 6,000 sq. ft. The downside is the owner wants $2,000.00 a month rent-regardless to the fact it has set empty for at least 6 months.!! This just isn't feasible. The store is nonprofit. All money stays in the community. The workers are those that are doing community service to "work off" thier food cards and/or cash assistance. Dorene, the store owner, does not have the funds to pay that kind of rent. So, we continue to look.
Oh, I did go shopping at KMART yesterday. They were having double coupons. My total before coupons was $61.02 , after coupon reduction- $22.12 . I was/am more than thrilled!!!
The lady behind me even asked the cashier how much I saved. lol
She said she was very proud of me. :)
Anyways, how was your weekend?? Are you ready for Christmas? Shopping all done? :) Mine is not.
Off to read what you have been up to,