Friday, December 19, 2008

Where's Molly?

My last post was on the eve of election day, which was more than seven weeks ago. Since that time I have been busy and have not had the time or have not set aside the time to post an entry on my blog. So, "where have I been and what have I been doing?", might be the question to ask. Of course, I have been doing the usual stuff of teaching school, sleeping, eating, buying Christmas presents, visiting with family, and going to church.

However, there are some other commitments that have kept me from blogging. I am part of an organization, Coats for Kids(and families), that collects new and gently used coats to give to people in need in our community. This year with the help of the local school systems, two churches, and some other agencies, we collected and distributed over 900 coats in November.

In December, the guitarist in our church Praise Team, Bryan Lubeck, organized a benefit concert for Coats for Kids(and families). Additionally, Bryan and his band gave a free concert at our local mall, Westfield Shopping Centre. At the free concert, we sold holiday CDs created by Bryan and purchased by Westfield. All of the proceeds from the holiday CDs went to Coats for Kids(and families).

Besides the coat and concert responsibilities, we have spent some wonderful time with our family in Indianapolis. We spent a festive Thanksgiving with our son, Luke, his wife Frema, and our lovely granddaughter, Kara. The day after Thanksgiving our daughter-in-law, PJ, fed us a delightful meal, and we played with our oldest granddaughter for a few hours. This past Saturday, we traveled to Indianapolis again to visit with the family for Kara's first birthday. Unfortunately, Kara was ill and was not able to fully enjoy her party.

Today is somewhat of a break for Daddy D and me. School was cancelled because of the ice storm that hit our area. This provided me with some extra time to compose a post. I hope that you all have been well in my absence.

Note: I am not in the picture as I was the photographer at the Barack Obama Rally in Highland, Indiana on October 31.

13 comments:

ChrisB said...

Hello Molly it's good to catch up on your news. It sounds like you have been having a busy time. It's always lovely spending time with family. What a shame Kara was ill and couldn't enjoy her birthday to the full.

Beckie said...

I wondered where Molly was!

WT said...

Did you know that mall is owned by an Australian? His name is Frank Lowrie.

Molly said...

No Peter, I did not realize that the mall was owned by an Australian. I did know that there were other Westfield malls in the world.

Cazzie!!! said...

YEs Westfireld Malls are awesome! Great image Molly!

Margaret said...

I'm so glad that you have been busy in a good and productive way! The Coats for Kids sounds wonderful. My younger daughter is home from college for the break and has been visiting rest homes, volunteering at a homeless shelter and tonight will carol for cans for our Food Bank. I'm delighted to see this spirit of charity in her. (as she has always been my more selfish child) Stay warm!!

Judith said...

Hi Molly
Glad you found me and great to read your news. My word you have been a busy girl!! the Coats for Kids is a wonderful idea and well needed.
We do Christmas Day meals and home visits at and from The Salvation Army on Christmas Day so are busy getting things organized.
I now have you listed on my blog so I don't lose you :) Judyx

Bryan Lubeck said...

thanks again for all your work on the concert molly. without you and mickey it wouldn't be possible. in fact a lot of great things wouldn't get done...

kitten said...

Wonderful job!
Hope you have a wonderful & blessed Holiday!

Karmyn R said...

Your reasons to be away were good ones...your business was for the good of others!!

storyteller said...

How lovely to catch up with what you've been up to in this manner. Seems like lots of worthy activities to me and methinks the real world must always come before this virtual one. Thanks for sharing ... and for visiting Sacred Ruminations.
Hugs and blessings,

daddy d said...

Busy and more busy. It is the way it was and the way it will be to a degree well into the future. The life style of productive worker is the Molly Way. Some of us just follow along and try not to get in her way. Rule: don't get in the way of the productive worker. You might have to do that work your self. That is in addition your own stuff, of course.

karisma said...

Wow you have been busy! Poor Kara, I remember way back when TBF had her first birthday she was also sick. That was a long time ago now! Glad you are still around even if fleetingly! Have a great Christmas!