I literally had the car running when my husband got home from work yesterday. I declared the Great Flu Week of 2008 Officially over yesterday afternoon. I disinfected, washed, scrubbed, and sprayed all of the germs who dared remain in my presence. I was ready to GO!
This brings me to the first thing I want to talk about from the Women’s Expo. Well, actually the second. OK, the third. The first is a printable coupon for $1.50 off the admission price. Most other coupons are $1.00 off so here you go; Money Mailer will hook you up.
The second is the Dash Bus. Take it! It’s so much easier and less expensive than parking by the DeVos Place. The drivers are very friendly and they have special Women’s Expo busses. They are very understanding that most of us are not regular bus riders. Also, riding back to the parking lot through town after dark on a bus made me feel very ‘big city’.
And on to the show. As you know I am totally dedicated to disinfecting my home with horrible caustic chemicals, a.k.a bleach. Friends have given me bottles of stuff that are much healthier for my children and the environment. Despite their puppy dog eyes, I perservere. Yesterday, I met the woman who started Green Goodness, a local company that produces environmentally sensitive cleaning products. I must say, I was impressed. I had no choice. Her brother, also at the Expo, could sell ice to eskimos as the saying goes. Although I could not commit to buying some, I have to admit I am interested. I know many of you will be. The produts are coming onto the market this week at a few stores around town, one being Creative Learning which I am sure you are familiar with. Here is an email address if you need more info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next thing I found to be really interesting was learning about SowHope. This is fascinating. It is an organization that is focused on helping women who live on less than $2.00 per day. They told me that when ‘outside’ organizations come in and give children toys, they have fun but then feel deflated after the outsiders leave. When they give resources to men, they tend to hoarde them. When they give them to women… now we’re talking. Women tend to make great use of outside resources and this is where positive change occurs. Please take some time to look around the website and learn more.
I also attended several seminars about cooking (thank you Meijer! Good stuff!) and at more chocolate than I do on Easter… which is a lot. This may have contributed to my body fat analysis provided by the good folks at Curves. I like being above average in most things; but not this. We’re friends, right? So I can tell you. I am 28.2 percent fat. YUCK! Time to hit the YMCA (sorry Curves) a little harder…
We’re off to the Teddy Bear Picnic. French Mama wants to let everyone know to bring your teddy bears or a favorite stuffed animal. Between that and that kazoos, I think it is going to be a madhouse. I’ll be back later with a fun little something to make. Here’s hoping for a very quiet afternoon.