chez Colleen is the internet blog and creative outlet for Colleen Berding, located in the middle of America. Recipes, reveries, and recess in no particular order.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
New year, new challenges
You know it's going to be an interesting year when you look at the amount of excitement in the first two weeks.
On a global scale, the Haitian earthquake happened a little over a week ago. It's a scary thought, not only on the scale of things, but as a resident in a famous fault area myself, it is telling...almost looking in a mirror as to what could happen in our neck of the woods, should the big one hit here.
Rather than feel distanced, donate. And if you want to keep your donations local, check out Wings of Hope. They are a charity located in Chesterfield and their primary mission is flying and by doing so, making a difference in the health and welfare of people all around the globe. Check out their charity navigator rating, too. You'll see that they have a four star rating and use their donations appropriately. They need your help to keep their Haitian and Dominican operations running to help the aid organizations in the area. Please donate if you can.
On a personal note, I'm getting ready to Master the Met, Saturday March 6. What does this mean? Yours truly will don the sneakers and march up fortysomething floors to the top of the Metropolitan Square Building downtown. Note: I didn't say I was running. No thanks! Just know that I will make it up to the top, just a little slower than the marathon runners who race up the stairs. I truly believe the race is not just to the swift, but to those who keep on going.
If you'd like to contribute to this effort, which benefits the American Lung association, click on my fundraising page to donate.
Graduate school starts again soon and I will be taking a road trip cross country. It should be interesting.
Last but not least, one little fellow at our house has a birthday soon. He will be donning the bowling shoes and partying with his friends and a Transformers cake. I can hardly believe I've been a mother for seven, whole years.
Happy Birthday, sweetie! Mama loves you!
More to come...stay tuned.