We've been talking a lot about Thanksgiving in school lately -- and thankfully, not so much about the food part which is good, because I'm usually already pretty hungry during school to begin with - especially given the state of our lunch menus. (Did you miss that post?)
Anyway, we've been talking more about stuff that we're thankful for. You know like having a place to live, and being warm, and having clothes, and toys, and electronics, and stuff like that. Well, I guess we were talking about food, because we are thankful for food - but food in general, not Thanksgiving type food in particular, like turkey, and stuffing, and pie, and ice cream, and cookies, and ... oh snap! Now I AM getting hungry!!
I'll bet you're wondering where all this is going, huh? Well we started talking about sad stuff like the tornados in the midwest and the storms in the Philippines and how those people lost so much, and THEN, we started talking about all of the people in general who don't have things and that made me even sadder!!
Then we started talking about what we could do to HELP people who don't have things, like donate food and clothing to local shelters and other organizations that are helping to collect stuff for people in need. My teacher suggested that you can even organize your own collection in your school to collect things like canned goods, toys, bottled water, and even coats and blankets. That's what my school was doing. So I thought, I'd come here and tell you, in case you wanted to do it in your school, too.
Mom and Dad thought it was such a great idea, we spent the entire weekend going through all our closets collecting things we could donate. Even Doogle got into it. The real shocker was when Mom came up from the basement with boxes of food from her private stash. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY is allowed to touch that food.
Dad loaded up the van and we drove it over to the school where trucks were on hand to collect everything. When we got home, he logged on to the computer and showed us some pictures from the midwest and the Philippines. Doogle and I both decided to donate our allowance. Sometimes that kid is ok. If you want to donate too, here is the link:
Happy Thanksgiving and remember those in need!
Until next time
Hey everyone! I'm so excited because today I FINALLY get to introduce you to my new friend, Georgie!! I've been trying to get her on my blog for like forever (okay, well maybe not forever, but definitely since that Toz lady created her which has been at least a few months now). She's kind of shy and has been really busy, but she's finally here, and I'm super excited. Even more exciting is that she agreed to let me interview her!
Hi Georgie! Welcome to my blog!
Hi Millie - Wow - this is pretty cool. I've never been on a blog before! I'm kind of nervous. I brought you a pie. Apple Walnut. It's one of my favorites.
Whoa - that's for me? Thanks! I knew you were awesome! I read in your book how you love to bake, and I was secretly hoping you'd bring me a pie! Speaking of your book, I notice that we kind of have some stuff in common.
We do? Like what? Do you like ballet and baking pies also?
Well no, but we both have younger siblings who can be kind of - um - annoying. And we both have super cool best friends.
Ah - yes to both of those!
But you have something really neat that I don't - you got to meet someone really special. Tell me what she was like.
Oh, you are talking about Eve, right? Well, I guess I should start at the beginning of my story. See, we had to move towns because my grandma was going into a nursing home, and my parents wanted us to live closer to her. I had always taken ballet lessons with my best friend, Amber, but in this new town, they were way too expensive, so my parents said I wasn't going to be able to take them. I was totally bummed. TOTALLY. Anyway, I spent a lot of time baking and visiting my grandma instead, which was still fun but not the same, you know? One day, my grandma got a new roommate. A woman named Eve. When I first met Eve, she told me she used to be a ballerina in Russia back in the 1940's and 1950's. Only back then it was called the Soviet Union. Not only that, she said danced with Paulina Strofsky, one of my favorite ballerinas! I couldn't believe it when she first told me! I was starstruck.
I'll bet! Eve seems like such a sweet lady.
She is - she always has stories for me about what it was like to dance back then, and what it was like to live in the Soviet Union. I had no idea things were so different there than they are here. We became really great friends. Amber came to visit me, and she loved hearing Eve's stories, too. It sort of made me feel like I was dancing, even though I wasn't and in the meantime, Amber helped me think of ways I could try to make money to pay for the lessons. She's a good friend.
She sounds like my Natalie. So did it work? Did you make enough money?
Well, I can't give away all the secrets in the book (that Toz lady would get real mad at me) but I can tell you that some of the stuff we tried was kind of disastrous. Toz thought it would make kids laugh, but honestly, all it did was get us in trouble.
Yeah, she did some stuff like that to me, too. It was embarrassing! Anyway, thanks so much for coming on my blog!
Thanks, Millie! This was a lot of fun!
I'm so glad to have another girl to hang out with here! You can come hang out whenever you want!
Until next time
Hi - I'm Millie. Well, Millicent Marie really, but you can call me Millie. I'm twelve years old. This is my blog. I hope you like it. Tell all your friends, but don't gossip, because gossiping is wrong. So is bullying. I know this for a fact. If you want to know how I know, read my book. Thanks for stopping by!