Monday, June 22, 2015

Well, this is different...

My kid is at college taking his summer classes, my honey is at work.... and I'm at the park.. blogging, or, something.  I took the day off work and after going out to breakfast with my best girls this morning I have the rest of the day to pretty much do nothing.  I've been up since 5am (I told you my son is taking summer classes at college, 2 1/2 hours away by train and his first class starts at 8:30, yeah -_-) I'm not much of a napper, I was sick with pneumonia over Christmastime and even then when I was sick I didn't sleep during the day.  I was going to bake some biscuits for my buddy Apollo, but it's too hot to turn on the oven and way too nice to just sit inside.

Today feels like summer, it's warm but it's  not humid at all and there's a nice breeze.  I'm parked at the park around the corner from my house sitting under a tree.  I was hoping for a spot at a picnic table, but there seems to be some end of the year thing here with a lot of schoolkids.  Oh well.. it's still a gorgeous day out :)

I guess walking backwards is a new thing? There are two ladies walking backwards around the loop.  Odd.  I have enough trouble walking in a straight line on a good day, I'd trip over my feet going backwards HA!

Well... back to nature for me now :)  Enjoy the rest of your day.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry

I'm a no kid hungry blogger and I can't imagine how hard it is for kids who struggle with hunger.  As a single mom I've struggled and in the past when times were especially tough I've sacrificed my own meals to make sure my kid had enough.  It's really hard knowing when there's not really enough food to go around and it's really something kids shouldn't ever have to be burdened with.

The sad fact is, the summer is the hardest on kids who rely on school meals and that's why the summer meal program was first started in 1968.  Still though, it's tough for kids in rural communities to get the nutrition they need over the summer and that's one of the things No Kid Hungry is working to change.

The No Kid Hungry Chef's Cycle is coming up This weekend!! ( Nearly 50 chefs and restaurant industry professionals are riding bikes 300 miles to raise funds and awareness for No Kid Hungry. The East Coast ride takes place June 7-9 and the West Coast ride happens June 14-16.

Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry

 For nearly 30 years, chefs and restaurants have served as our most ardent supporters raising millions to help end child hunger in America. Now, they are getting on their bikes from coast to coast to raise awareness and funds for No Kid Hungry. Nearly 50 chefs and restaurant industry professionals are riding from New York City to Washington, DC and Santa Barbara to San Diego. 300 miles each! Follow them as they ride - New York City to Washington, DC June 7-9 and Santa Barbara to San Diego June 14-16. And support their efforts by making a donation today or planning your own ride where you live.

Together we can make a difference.  Donate today or start a ride of your own.