Archive for November, 2009


Week 59 – Giving Thanks

November 22, 2009

With Thanksgiving on the horizon, Ben and I have almost whipped ourselves into a frenzy.  We’re hosting our favorite holiday this year with those we love.  We have so much to be thankful for and we are so lucky to have family and friends so close to make it special.

Before we sought after the largest turkey we could find, we headed to an abandoned spot in West Seattle to quickly fill a couple buckets.  Talk about bounty!  But we give thanks for where we live and the people we live near and we do our part to help the community as much as we can.

Speaking of help, we also help with collecting donations to Seattle’s Northwest Harvest. They are a wonderful organization who helps in feeding the hungry.  Please visit their website to find out about their convenient drop off locations or giving in other ways.

Last year when we dropped off buckets of food that had been collected at my work place the people who worked there ran to help us in the rain.  They commented on the hundreds of pounds of food that had already gone out that day and the thousands of people they had lined up the previous day.

Picking up (in more ways than one) and dropping off never felt so good.





Week 57 AND 58!

November 15, 2009

Our colds came back in force.  Blame it on the lack of sleep which induced lethargic picker uppers.  We skipped week 57 <gasp>.  The constant cold, rain, runny noses and fevers made it an easy decision.

Ben was convinced we had the Swine flu.  Speaking of Swine Flu, thanks to our voters, my pumpkin (Swine flu pumpkin) won last week’s Halloween contest!  Of course we both looked like my pumpkin for awhile.

Happily we are feeling much better and picked up 4 buckets this weekend to make up for last weekend.  Even with all the fall leaves covering up the streets, we had an easy time picking up 4 buckets of litter.


Week 56 – Halloweenies

November 2, 2009

Ben and I did a quick pick up today after work.  We had every intention of picking up litter on Sunday but we were still recovering from our colds.  Or maybe it was the debauchery at the Halloween party we went to on Saturday night. 

Ben carried his parasitic twin Sven upon his chest and I went as the Octomom. We brought our pumpkins for all to see and our 3rd annual pumpkin carving contest of Ben vs.  Lori is now under way so click here to vote for your favorite!

Either way, we weenie-d out and went for an easy pick up of litter at the bus stop on 35th which, unfortunately, never disappoints.   Five minutes and two buckets later we were done.

Hope everyone had a happy and safe Halloween.  If you haven’t already, don’t forget to vote!