Sunday, October 21, 2012

Two BIG things, BIG!

  • The BIG Blue Test event is happening! 
    • November 11th 2012 @ Westminster ICE from 12-2pm. 
    • Free skate rental to all participants, just mention the BIG Blue Test at the box office.
Please come out and participate, it's a great event that raises diabetes awareness, promotes exercise and provides diabetes supplies to those who cannot afford them. I'll see you there!

  • I was accepted to the Nursing Program at Loma Linda University. I am so excited.  

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Halloween Party!

I am just full of bright ideas right now! I left a hint note sitting in Mr. Harer's easy chair, listing items I would need to host a Halloween Party.
Mr. Harer actually agreed to host a Halloween party! This is a big deal, because he is very anti-holiday and refuses to dress up for Halloween. I am so excited! So here is what I'm thinking; since I know that Mr. Harer will not be happy with a costume party, I won't push my luck. I'd like to keep the front yard pretty and classy, very kid friendly. 
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Like this but, with lace covered white pumpkins, and twigs covered in spider webs instead of hydrangea.
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I am thinking I'd prefer party guest to enter through the back gate.  In the back yard I want to make it look like a haunted forest. 
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I think I can use cardboard carpet rolls to make haunted trees in the backyard. I'd like to have a werewolf hiding in the haunted forest.
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We are going to set up the big movie screen in the back yard and watch Sleepy Hollow and Red Riding Hood

Inside the house I want to decorate it like a witch's cabin. 

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I am still trying to figure out food details, but I know I want to serve Diet Butterbeer!
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I think it is going to be a great party, if I can get it all planned out and put together on time. I need to get invites sent out this weekend!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Am I Crazy?

Last year, Sister C and I participated in the BIG Blue Test, by skating at IceTown. Since then I've had the idea of hosting a BIG Blue Test event at the rink.

What I would like to have happen is, the rink would host the BIG Blue Test during a Friday night or Saturday public session. If the skater comes to skate wearing a blue shirt, they will get free skate rental, but if the skater participates in the BIG Blue Test, they will get a pass for a free public session! 

In order to make this happen, I need to;
  1. Get the rink to agree
  2. Find someone willing to donate all the testing supplies (meters, strips, lancets, alcohol swabs, cotton balls)
  3. Find some Medical Assistants/Nurses who are willing to volunteer their time to do the finger sticks.
  4. Advertise the event, via press releases, radio/tv news reports, flyers.... 
A big box electronic retailer has already said they will allow us to use laptops to log the skater's test data. 

So am I crazy? Will this work? Can I get everyone/everything necessary for a successful event? Any suggestions or volunteers are greatly appreciated!