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Three Days Until Takeoff! 
Jun. 23, 2009 9:32 am 
Updated: Jun. 25, 2009 10:20 am
Oh, how I wish I had more than three days to prepare for vacation.
I always do this though; life seems to operate in slow motion up until the day before I leave. It’s only then I remember the list of things I really should’ve done a week ago. I will soon switch into high gear, the washer and dryer will be running nonstop, I make endless trips to the store for that last thing I forgot, and I’m packing and repacking, and in and out of the bathroom, weighing my suitcases. When the airline tells me I have 50 pounds, I pack it to 49.9 pounds. Yes, I’m one of "those" people!
A little more than two weeks ago I had asked you all for suggestions, and boy, did you all come through! I’ll be on a volunteer trip in the Dominican Republic, and I really needed project ideas to lead during a three-day camp for Dominican children. I was shocked when I logged in and saw I had more than 70 comments!
I loved all the ideas, but of course I had to whittle it down a little bit. I took all of the other suggestions and emailed them to the program organizer too, so other volunteers who were having a rough time coming up with ideas could use your suggestions. They organizers loved your ideas! I promise to take pictures of the crafts so you can see the results! The two projects I plan on doing are paper plate animals and coffee filter flowers and butterflies. I know I’ll have extra time down there, so I also have a few ideas for paper plate masks and friendship bracelets too.
I do want to say thank you for all your help! Not only your suggestions and helpful crafting websites, but for your support as well!
Jun. 23, 2009 11:05 am
Have fun Jenny and again, thanks for your unselfish contribution to better the lives of these children. Godspeed.
Jun. 25, 2009 7:51 am
We'll be thinking of you and waiting to hear your stories when you get back. Have a safe and happy trip!
Jun. 25, 2009 10:20 am
Thanks, I can't wait! One more day...!
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I love to cook and bake. I live to eat, not eat to live. I love eating out and trying new things! I’ve been a vegetarian for my whole life, but I do sneak the occasional slice of bacon or pepperoni.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are usually vegetarian; Indian, Vietnamese and Thai cuisines are a few of my favorites. I also have a sweet tooth; cheesecakes and cookies are my specialties!
My favorite family cooking traditions
People often wonder where I get my love for cooking; my Mom cooks out of a box and my Dad was always too busy to cook. Perhaps I am a foodie at heart and it was an instinct for survival?
My cooking triumphs
I enjoy cooking for large groups, but it’s such a big task! Lots of planning, shopping, cooking and cleaning! I always feel a great sense of accomplishment once everyone has food on their plate!
My cooking tragedies
Most recently I dropped an entire quiche on the floor. I was trying to move it to a different rack in the oven, and I dropped it upside down. What a mess!
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