Monday, December 27, 2010

Mission Monday, Soles for Jesus

My friend Ashley suggested that I come up with some themes to get back to blogging. She actually suggested that I do Menu Monday, but we all know that no one is going to come knocking on this blog door for recipe and weekly menu plans. But I came up with another "Monday"...

Welcome to Mission Monday!
Today I will tell you about an upcoming mission trip or an organization that is changing the world. It might be the organization down the street or it might be an organization that travels around the world.

Today's organization is Soles for Jesus, and my mission team gets to partner with them. It was just like Christmas in December when the UPS man showed up with these 6 boxes this past Wednesday. Oh, it was Christmas week and it was December, I guess that's what made it just like CHRISTMAS! I felt a little bad for the UPS man who had to carry them to my front door and then had to carry them to my garage...(Hello UPS man! My name is High, last name, Maintenance.) I wanted to say hey, this isn't your typical Pottery Barn delivery. The contents of my special boxes are for orphans and you should be excited! but I did not because I'm cool like that.

Wanna peek inside...
250 pairs of shoes from Soles for Jesus!
The founder of Soles for Jesus, Diane Studer, sent me these last week. She has helped Project 61 with shoes before and we are so thankful. My team that leaves next week will get to put these on the feet of our boarding school kids for what I'm calling Ethiopian Christmas Party Extravaganza 2011. The great thing about this year's Ethiopian Christmas Party Extravaganza is that it's not located in a dump, and we're not slaughtering any goats...I think:)
If you are reading this blog and you have no idea what I'm talking about then you need to go here.

Check out the Soles for Jesus website and watch this video to hear Diane's amazing story...

P.S. I was very impressed with the Soles for Jesus boxes and how they were organized. All the shoes have rubber bands around them and then there was a slip inside the box that said how many shoes were in the box. I think everyone knows how much I love an organization with some organization :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Losing my Bloggin' Mojo

Dear Blogger,

I would like to apologize for my blog slacking ways. Not sure how this happened, but I've always been annoyed by people that start a blog and then never blog. I'm sure it bothers your organization as well because those people that start blogs and never blog are taking up valuable space on your super big server.

But you see...

I don't have a tiny tot to blog about and you can only take so many pictures of a 13 year old...she really doesn't change much from day to day. Well, she changes her outfits often, but she would not think I was cool if I took a picture of the outfit every day and posted it here.

I've been doing this job for almost four years now and I think I've covered all I can without getting fired. I could write a really long dissertation on the 101 excuses I've heard to get out of serving in worship care but you don't have that much space on your server. And it's really only 100 know how I like to exaggerate.

You all know that I've got some fruity friends and we're funny when we're together, but we're all running in different directions right now, so we're rarely together.

It's not summer so I don't have any pics of Lawnmower Man mowing the lawn.

The Medium Nanny is at university doing all that studying...which doesn't really make for funny blog material.

I've blogged about Africa and blogged some more about Africa, but I'm not sure how much more anyone can take. But I'll be back there soon, so you never know.

So, I'm at a loss of what to blog about but if you will keep me on your server a little while longer, I'm willing to try to get back to my mediocre brand of writing.

Your friend,

Big Nanny

P.S. Dear Blog Reader (Yes,I'm assuming there's only one left.), I could use some topics :)