Monday, September 30, 2013

Loving Local Community

The month of October always fills up quickly with fall activities. General Conference is right around the corner, R is working at the pumpkin patch, my COMO library conference is next week, and pretty soon we will find out the gender of our baby!

I was called as the Young Women's Secretary in our ward and I couldn't be more excited. This will be my first calling in YW, even though I've always helped with activities and interacted with the girls. I admire the president, she is a go-getter and lover of education. She will do great things for our young women and I'm thrilled she wants my help in working with the girls.

So between growing a healthy baby, supporting a full time student husband, working full time, nesting, planning for future arrangements, and both our church callings (R is in the Elder's Quorom presidency) we are busy, busy, busy, busy, busy, busy, busy!!!!!!   

Even still, I hope to make time for a fall bucket list.
I found these two on Pinterest, think I'll shoot for a mixture of both:

This weekend the public library held their annual library fair. There were books everywhere, they offered 4 bags, get the 5th free. There were thousands of used hard and paper back books. 
These books were over in the corner of the parking lot. I'm not a fan of taking pictures of strangers, even at a public event, so I just added pictures from the boxes.
Just imagine tables covered in books, ok?!
Aren't books lovely? So much imagination and education in one small box.
The local farmer's markets were at the fair selling fresh vegetables, breads, and jellies. We picked up an Apple Pie jelly. Plan on adding ice cream and whipped topping to that treat!
Over the past couple years farmer's markets have really grown popular. I love it, it's more personal to talk to vendors, the veggies and fruit are fresh, and baked goodies are always tasty.
Inside the library there were yard sale items, a bounce house, tons of games for kids, and more baked goods. They sold grill items outside and all profits went to running the public library.
 The weather was perfect for a day outside. Afterwards, we stopped by the local animal shelter. I love that businesses now have Facebook pages where they can reach their "fans". ARF recently posted that they needed cat food, bleach, and kitty litter. Those items are cheap, so while in the area why not help the local shelter?
Recently I've become more involved with local community activities, it's rather addicting. Our campus has started collecting food items for the local food pantry, to equal the population of our county. Around 46,000 people.
What an amazing goal and a great way to uplift our local community!
 We ended our Saturday with the UGA game and cheered on the DAWGS!
It was a close game and we BEAT the LSU Tigers!! 
What types of events do y'all support in your local community?

1 comment:

Giggles said...

Take a bubble bath is on my weekly to-do list, it just doesn't always get crossed off. And I love a good homemade soup.

Those boxes of books look so tempting! It was interesting with my last big move to realize how many boxes of books I have. I know I have a lot of books, but I was still surprised at the number.