New Projects and Adventures
I never like to be without a project to work on – I just feel naked without plans and goals.
Only one lug box of apples to finish juicing and saucing and so the end is in sight.
I am still working on healing my Adrenal Glands, Kidneys and Liver, but I have a working routine that is producing great results right now and other than preparing my food I just have to do it and am finding success. A bit of patience goes a long way in the process also.
I want to remind folks about the Harvest Potluck free ebook which was published last autumn and at this time of the year the donations go to UNICEF and the Mother Infant program – here’s a way to help out.
My Project for This Autumn:
Yes, I am fundraising again, this time for Fruit Valley Elementary School in Vancouver, Washington. Librarian Girl got her first career position at this school, it is only half time and the school decided they would hire a Librarian Media Specialist instead of purchasing equipment. Other than a computer lab for test taking, the students do not have access to computers that are Internet savvy or can run videos – There are 4 ancients in the library.
Each of the teachers brings their own laptop to school. Library Girl uses her own laptop to attempt to teach discernment and search engines and research. Some kind person gave a generous donation of software to the school (PC), but the students and teachers cannot access this software.
There are lots of books in the library, but not enough computers to help these students be competitive learners in the world around them.
This school is in a very tough neighborhood and most of the students speak Russian or Spanish at home. The exodus to private schools has truly made an impact on this school.
So I am working on all the steps to write some grants to get items on the list:
This is an Intelligent Laptop Cart or Computers on Wheels Cart which can be moved to
Each classroom for instruction – This school needs a cart that carries at least 30 laptops…This one I found is $2,249.99
I am talking to two Computer Companies right now about Laptops , my best guess right now is that 30 computers will cost about $12,000.00 with sales tax, not included.
I am also waiting on permission to go ahead on this project from the Principal and the School District, but so far that is looking like a positive.
The chairs are just too big for the kindergarten children in the Library and the space is very small for them to sit on the floor. It also helps to have a target and a space designated for the wiggles to make a connection. I am trying to crochet a chair rug for each of the 50 bottoms from the Kindergarten classroom – well they come in batches of 25!…so only 25.
Rules say NO TAPE ON THE FLOOR, NO PILLOWS ETC. that cannot be washed (head lice love these.) My making fabric Sit Upons which get better with every washing – I think we have found the solution.
It takes me 4 hours to crochet one – so this is a slow process.
I am now employed reading completed grants for the state to see if the grant receivers complied with the rules and had successful outcomes. It is a one month position which involves a tremendous amount of reading and evaluation. I have done this job 3 times before, and absolutely love seeing what so many volunteers are doing to help children in this state succeed. It is pure joy for me.
This is a paid position.
I may not be so regular with my blog writing until after November 10th! Because the employment and projects need to be top priorities right now – So forgive me if I do not write a comment on your blog for the next few weeks, I am still going to be reading….
I want to remind folks that the GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION book Giveaway is going on until October 30th……keep making comments and each comment gives you an entrée into winning the book – which is excellent by the way! The more comments the better chance of winning a copy!)