Last night there was a story about a nine-year-old girl whose best friend has cancer and has undergone a number of treatments that resulted in her going bald. The girl shaved her own head so that her friend would not feel so odd about losing all her hair. The girl was suspended because her school has zero tolerance for dress code infractions and shaved heads are an infraction. The school board ended up apologizing--as well they should have, in my opinion.
Another major storm hit the New England coast. Where is it all coming from?The Washington state mudslide is so tragic. There really is so little we humans have control over and yet we go on acting as though we do. I heard a geologist saying that the mudslide in this location was inevitable. Why were houses built there? Well, people have to live somewhere and I don't know if there is a place on earth that is not vulnerable to some kind of catastrophe. What can we do except hope for the best and shake our heads when the "inevitable" happens?
I have seen a Pepsi commercial a couple of time now--the point of which is that you can get a small can of Pepsi. Does this mean that the super-size-me trend is about to turn around?
There was an article about a small (as in tiny) homes trend in the March Ladies Home Journal. HGTV is also exploring this HERE. Now, my VT home is way more house than I need, but I don't think I could see myself in one of those little places. It looks like camping--okay for a few days.
And on the topic of HGTV: Is anyone else just sick of those home shopping shows where young couples demand gourmet kitchens, open concept floor plan, master bedroom with en suite, etc. etc. -- the "I want everything and I want it right now" starter home? I am probably just jealous because it is not likely that I will ever have granite countertops and stainless appliances. MAYBE ... if I move into a teeny, tiny house with a 1' by 2' counter...
This was my last Thursday to volunteer at InStride. For the past few weeks, the literacy program has been on break so I have been doing side walking with the therapy clients on their horses. I love their program and have met really nice people there. I will definitely sign up again next "season" as they say here (season meaning winter when the snow birds are around).
I fly home next Wednesday. I am planning on a trip back down on June 30 and I will be bringing my grand children down for vacation. Am I crazy? Good question! They will enjoy the beach and the pool, I am sure.