Sunday, March 22, 2009

Starving to Learn

Last Friday and Saturday I spent 30 hours without food! I had been going around for 2 or 3 weeks asking everyone and their pet rat for money!! I did this to feed kids and their families in China, India, Africa, and South America. I spent the night at the church with 15 others who participated, and we learned about what we can do to help those kids get fed. I was in the Ecauador tribe with 3 others from my church. We played a lot of fun games and learned lots of new things. I realized how much God has blessed America. Do we really ever sit down and reflect on what we have. So many times a day we look around and think, whoa they have a really sweet car they must be rich! Wow she is carrying a Donney and Burk she must have money! But we never realize that since we have a bed to sleep in, a car to drive, food and CLEAN WATER! that we are truly blessed. We watched a show called Rich out of a series called Nooma. It was amazing to learn the statics of how many people don't have a car, how many people don't have homes, how many people don't have clean water whenever they want it. I finally realized (while the hunger pains started to naw) how much I complain and whine about what I do and don't have. How so many times a day, I take things for granted. I really just needed that small 30 hours to find out what I really am blessed with. I don't ever think about how many people don't get up at 7:30 am on Sunday morning to go to church, because they can't, and I complain most of the time about how early I get up, about how I am so tired and wish I could sleep late instead of going to church. I realize that what God gave to me is a blessing. My clothes are a blessing, my food is a blessing, my water a blessing (most of the time I complain about having to drink water!), my house blessing, my church blessing, and even my breath is a blessing!! I have heard the song Count Your Blessings so many times, but have I ever took the time to realize the blessing that I truly have, have I ever heeded the words?
Count your blessings, name the one by one, count your blessings see what God has done! What little words that so often I forget, when I have a bad day, when I see someone with more than me, when I have to drink water and not soda, do I ever stop to realize that someone out there has so much less?? I guess that what I am trying to say is that I realized that God gives me blessings and that I need to take them into account and thank Him for them!
I earned 825 dollars for the 30 Hour Famine. I am able to feed 2 kids for more than a year!! $1 can feed a child for a day. If you would like to figure out more about this or donate to it just go to I really appreciate all that everyone donated. Because I know that 2 kids will get to see another year of their life. This was such an amazing oppurtunity for me to realize that so little can do so much!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Gardening is Fun!!

I love gardening. I am not really sure why, because I am not one for outside or getting messy. But last year I grew tomatoes, they were really fun. We got to eat a few. This year I am growing tulips and some other really pretty flower. I think that it is all such great fun, I loved planting them. Sadly though some of the tulips were rotten. I think that watering them is my favorite part. I think it is so fun to watch as they drink up all the water that you give to them. I decided to make bees my background because they will definitely help to pollinate my flowers. I really like gardening because you can see the fruit of your work when fall comes along. You can see them growing during spring and summer, but you don't get to see the actual product until fall comes. I am excited to do flowers this time though because they will bloom and grow much faster than any veggies or fruits do. I am really excited about our new big yard, my mom says that I can have a much bigger garden than the little tiny bucket on the back porch which is currently my garden. When I planted the flowers we didn't have quite enough soil so I had to press them in really far, it was fun though beacuse I watered them before I realized this so I got to play in the mud!!! Which is kind of little boyish, but I liked it. I can't wait to see if anything will come of my hard work and toil.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Angry Kelly is very angry. Today I got assigned the hateful task of matching up socks that previous laundry persons have failed to match!! Yeah, not fun!! We have a basket and when you fold a basket of laundry you almost always come across those terrible socks that have no mate. You then place them in the sock basket and continue putting away the rest of the laundry in the basket. You never realize that by doing such an easy thing you are creating a 20 to hour project for some other unspecting undeserving soul to have to attend to. You sit on the living room floor and dump out the basket. You may immediately notice 3 or 4 pairs that are easy to match. You being searching through the 2 foot high pile for other matches. You have many ways to make doing this slightly hateful task more enjoyable.

  1. You can play sock basket go fish if you have another person willing to help you. Essentially you just play the card game go fish with socks instead of cards.
  2. You can sort all the socks in to piles such as plain white, colored, brown, dark, and other types.
  3. You can simply pick out 3 or 4 socks and search for their mate until you find it or your eyes begin to blister from searching.

So that is my terrible saga about how much I hate searching through mismatched socks!!! (Now maybe you too can have a more enjoyable time of doing this terrible task!)