Friday, April 18, 2008

BAD Playgrounds

I'm on a new email list that gives out some pretty interesting information. Today's is a link to a blog site February posting that shows pictures of nightmare playgrounds from around the world. You have to see them for yourself, but I think my favorite pictures are of 2 elephant slides where kids come out the rear end of the animal. What are some people thinking when they come up with this stuff?!?! Of course, I've been to a playground here in KC where kids climb all over some animals, including penguins, but it wasn't quite this disturbing... Have anything that comes close to this stuff? I'd love to hear about it!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Easy Ways to Help

In the midst of yet another busy day here at Habitat KC, I wanted to pass along some information that I got about a great website. I have links on the side of this blog for places you can go to click on a button and donate food for hungry, books for literacy programs, save some rainforest, etc. but this one has a little twist. It's called Free Rice and it donates 20 grains of rice for each vocabulary question you answer correctly. I know not everyone is a word person, but it's great way to learn some new words (which may help you in ways you've not yet realized - Balderdash anyone?) and feed the hungry thru the UN Food Program at the same time. Check it out here.

Do you know of some other really good websites that you help worth causes with the click of a button? Share them with me! Maybe I'll make some new links...

Monday, April 07, 2008

Spring Fever

I've been a blog slacker and just wanted to take a few minutes on my day off to let you know I'm still here. :) Spring is almost here - thank God - and I find that there's too much to do and not enough times to do it in. The gardening bug has struck hard with the warmer weather and the fact that I now have a yard to tend. Trouble and I have been having a lot of fun with that! I promise I'll write more later - too much to do for now!