Sunday, December 07, 2008

Es gefelt mir!

(That's Yiddish for "I like it!")

If only more people really got into the Holiday State of Mind...

Today was a beautiful, albeit tiring day. Beth Adam, a synagogue here in Loveland, ran a "Mitzvah Mall" for their Religious School students and the public. The children had a roomful of charities and non-profits to choose from, and when they made their donation, a card was filled out for them to give to someone. Like, if little Timmy gave me $5, I filled out a card that said, "A donation was made for "food for a great horned owl for a week", to "RAPTOR, Inc." from "Little Timmy".

A few photos from the Mall:

Rufus close up
Everyone thought Rufus was animatronic, he was so still...

When in fact, he was thinking,
Rufous Mitzvah Mall
"This is just too much for me, so I think I will just be invisible and blend into my surroundings."

Lucy had her own spot on the floor, "behind the blue line".
My presentation table
I thought about feeding her to really knock everyone's socks off, but then thought better of it. I had so much to do, I couldn't really think of much else besides all the paperwork I was doing.
Every donation needed to be added to the tally sheet, then the card needed to be filled out, then a receipt had to be written. The kids flocked to my table (hardly seemed fair to the other participants...I had real live birds!)
The final total: $204.44. (The 44 cents came from a sweet little boy who instead of asking his parents for a check or a big wad of cash, had a bag of pennies.)

Isabelle is feeling better. Lorelei is still running a fever over 102. This sucks out loud.
I'm not feeling all that great, either. But she has a Christmas show tomorrow night, that she has been practicing for and looking forward to! And I have a program tomorrow!

Not to leave you with a sour taste, here's a few drawings from our little darlings:
Loreleis duck drawing
I asked her if that was a bug near the duck's mouth, she said, "No, Mommy. That's a note."
"A musical note?"
"Yep. He's quacking."

That is so cute, I may never recover.

And this one just made me laugh hysterically:
Isabelles drawing of us
Isabelle's drawing of Geoff and me, sleeping in bed. You totally have to click on it to really appreciate it. Geoff is sporting a 5 o'clock shadow, and I seem to have become Pippy Longstocking.
The "things" at the end of the bed are our toes. See how mine are just about normal-size, while Geoff's are like, monster toes?


Lynne said...

Um...are those boobie bumps in the blanket?

LOVE the duck quack note. I knew what it was right away.

I think Geoff needs a toenail trim.


KGMom said...

Too funny. Apparently, your toe nails have been painted?

Love the birds--and the still owl . . .maybe if I don't move, they won't see me.

Susan Gets Native said...

I think the boobie bumps are supposed to be our legs or something.

Yeah, I have a French pedicure. The girls love them.
That owl was so darn funny today. He even blinked like a mechanical owl.
: )

Kallen305 said...

I am sitting here cracking up over your daughters photo. It is so cute and hysterical at the same time!

I am not at all surprised that you were able to raise all the money and the kids flocked to your table. My kids are not birders per say, but if I even hint at an owl sighting, they want to come with me. Owls are cool and children know that.

I hope your other daughter feels better soon.

Heather said...

Love the drawings! I appreciate the music may be an A flat :) ha ha

Anonymous said...

Totally love the drawings. The duck note is priceless. Amazing. The toes on Geoff's feet frighten me deeply. :)

Anonymous said...

Es gefehlt Mir auch.

Frohe Weihnachten

Jayne said...

Heck yeah, I'd visit your table first too with live birds!! :c) Glad it was a good success. LOL at the photo, esp. Geoff's toes.

beth th ecousin said...

I also felt compelled to wonder if those were boobie bumps.

NatureWoman said...

OMG I thought the same thing as Lynne - booby bumps - except Geoff has them too, hmmm.
Oh yeah, you didn't play fair bringing real live birdies!! Good job!!

NCmountainwoman said...

What a clever marketing tool to bring the birds. And great for the children to be able to see them.

I loved both drawings. I hope you are keeping them for the future.

RuthieJ said...

I like the Mitzvah Mall idea. I'm glad you and Raptor got to participate Susan.

Julie Zickefoose said...

Agggh!! Isabelle's drawing of you and Geoff!! Liam has been drawing me and Bill lately and I always double over at the hairstyles he gives us.

And I think Lorelei's duck would make a bodacious T-shirt exactly as it is. Perfect and gorgeous.

Mary said...

Susan, that last photo has been viewed 34 times!


My God, that drawing is a keeper.

I hope you have your Nyquil on hand. Plenty of OJ (sound familiar)?


Mel said...

Hi Susan,
I just gave you an award!
Thank you for the great posts :)