Last night Navy Blue Dress and I went to this project showcase after school. You know how Navy Blue Dress and I are doing the banana bread project? Well, you got to choose what you did for you projects and the showcase was to see what other people had done for their project. We helped set up everything and afterwards people started setting their things up. The people at tables had more of a walk-around and see what each project is about and then there were also seven or so groups that presented in front of everybody. We had a lot of fun and some of the projects and people’s ideas were impressive and/or creative and fun. The only problem was that the presentations were taking too long and we had already been there for three hours not including school.
Overall, it was neat to see all of the projects and we also got extra credit for our class by doing this. We had no expectations when we went since we didn’t really know what to expect. I also had a problem, or something working in my mind because if we were to present or even be at one of the tables it seems so simple or plain to say that we make homemade banana bread, sell it door-to-door, and then donate the money. The problem is that it is so much more than that between meeting both rude and lovely people and everything that we’re learning while doing this. I didn’t know how we would be able to express that to anyone though and have them truly understand. I told Navy Blue Dress and she agreed with me and I said that we should do something bigger or something to show people its worth or even go along with our idea of selling things at school. We don’t know what to do but the awesome thing about our project is that it doesn’t ever have to stop.
If you have any ideas to help with this conundrum then it would help so much!
Be good humans.
– Gold Glitter Pumps
One thing incredible that the Grapes Of Wrath show is how to give love freely and in different forms. And that none of what I am about to talk about has to only take place on Valentine’s Day.
The Oakies, in the book, never hesitate to give to the next stranger even if they have nothing to give. They understand that they way to survive is a team effort and to keep everyone afloat. You not only give to someone else but you must do it with your whole heart. The people and the Joads don’t give grudgingly or half-heartedly but they would never think to keep from others what they can keep for themselves. One really good example is when Ma has made breakfast for the family and she has cleaned everything and put it away and when someone comes walking down and stops to say ‘Good Morning’, she offers coffee and breakfast, both of which have been put away, dishes clean, and are in very short supply. It’s even more awesome that these people were brought up that way and they are teaching their children the same things.
Although the Oakies tried to give freely and by doing this giving love and generosity, the people already living in California were hard-pressed and was trying to take everything from the Oakies because they wanted the Oakies to leave. The funny thing about this is that if they hasd just treated them fairly and like descent human beings then the Oakies would probably have been able to support they family and make money quickly and move back home or to another state to start life over. Instead, the Oakies were forced to not only stay in California but roam the land as well while they would get enough to only continue to move from place to place on an never ending cycle.
You see, one group of people have everything but are unhappy and angry while the other has nothing and lives to give more and more and are happy to have their family beside them and strangers, who quickly become friends, all around them. I feel like more and more people these days are starting to view the world as a every-man-for-himself when that is exactly why we get problems like the Love Canal, Pollution, Bankruptcy, Crimes, and so many more. It’s kind of funny actually because Capitalism is based on the ability to improve one’s situation and better oneself but we tend to loose sight of other people and focus only on ourselves and then blame the system.
Don’t forget about those around you. Don’t be self-centered and hang your head in the corner while you pity yourself while someone needs you help and can’t do it on their own even if it is just to make them smile or take them out and get their kids off of it for a little while.
Let them know that you won’t leave them and you will help them get through it. Extend yourself for others and you’ll be amazed at how far they’ll go for you in return. Ma did this for the family that they found along the road and never wanted to stop helping them.
Be good humans.
– Gold Glitter Pumps
I know that this doesn’t seem like it’ll be about banana bread or anything happy for that matter but just trust me for a moment. Recently I have been more quiet, exhausted, and anxiety ridden because my schedule is so busy that I have to try to figure out how to fit sleep in. So I am naturally enjoying the things I wouldn’t get excited about and they are what get me from day to day. I have had a few people ask me if anything was wrong or if I was mad at them and I assured them that they were not the problem. But! I cannot wait for this weekend because me and Navy Blue Dress are going to make banana bread again this weekend and even though I enjoyed it a lot before, I am incredibly excited about it and am looking forward to doing it with my best friend. Especially since it will be her birthday in 12 days! I would also really like to tell every single one of you that even though it sounds redundant and cliché, I believe in you and more importantly, believe in yourself because I know you can do it and when you believe you can do it you’re already half way there. I am also glad to say that I will have my bestie there to also make sure I don’t eat all of the banana bread before we even sell it!
Have an amazing day and got do something you love with someone you love. ❤
– Gold Glitter Pumps
For today I wanted to share something exciting and a little neat with you, if that’s all right.
Next year will be my last year in high school and the time is coming for us to choose our classes that we want to take next year. I pretty much had it down; three AP’s, math, and food and nutrition. Recently however, I learned that we have a new class called physiology and it is all about the body, science wise not health wise. Shocked was I when I heard this because this subject was the only thing I found interesting in freshman year biology and I still remember things I learned about the body that year. Now I was in a pickle because I did not want to have six classes next year because that is a lot with three AP’s and I did not want to have to stay through lunch if I could help it. We are required to take at least five classes next year and my issue was that I could not choose between food and nutrition and physiology. Not that you have the same interests as I do but I am sure you can have been in a predicament like this before. I finally decided that food and nutrition would be best because I am excited about it and I love working with my hands, especially when it comes to food. Another thing, this is a class that will help me for the rest of my life because it is obvious that there will not always be someone there to make all of your food for you and you will have to know what you are doing, and maybe have some fun with it even. One of the big reasons why I ended up deciding on food and nutrition was thanks to a very enjoyable and unique ten-minute “speech” on the class. I wrote the word ‘speech’ the way I did because I liked it so much and was caught up in it that it did not feel like a speech by another teacher, but rather something greater. I was not so much her use of big words or a super-smiley attitude but her excitement to even talk about it and share what it was like. It sounds silly and unimportant but when teachers love to teach and do it with true heart, that is when they teach students how to love to learn.
I am telling you all of this because I wanted to give you some hope or support in whatever you are doing and do not think that it will get better. I can understand to some degree how you might feel, especially if you are another student trying to just get through high school. Being in high school has made me not enjoy school and really become a bitter and syndical person about everything and I know this because it tears me up inside to see this change in me because that is not who I am. My goal then in high school was to just finish it and get it out of the way, like a grueling task of picking up spilled salt or trying to catch pillow feathers in the wind. Your high school years are supposed to be looked back on with happy smiles and a good remembrance and an enjoyment of going through them as well but for me it was a get it done and move on to bigger and better things. I did not realize the potential, however small or big, I had to making my last year one that I did not want to end instead of counting the minutes till graduation. Even though I was only encouraged by two classes that I was eager to do, I am grateful that I had them to show me that I can make my last year however I want it to be. I saw that possibility of what could be and the only person who has the power to take me there was me. And I have decided on savoring and delighting in senior year.
I hope that you find the good in everything you do even if it is hiding so much from you that you need help from someone else to find it. Do not give up and please realize that you can decide on exhilaration or tediousness. See what you have before you before it is too late.
Have a good day and go tell someone that you love them and make them smile.
– Gold Glitter Pumps
Another week has come and gone and more bananas fill the oven and the heavenly aroma of bread fills the air of the house once more. Navy Blue Dress and I are making more banana bread for the project and it takes some serious self-control to not eat them all. Some are out of the oven and we are still making more. However I will not be able to sell them with Navy Blue Dress this time because I have a play tonight, a tournament tomorrow, and then Super Bowl. I am really upset though that I can’t help her and I made sure that she was okay doing it because I would never push her to do something like that and she said that she wanted to do it so more power to her.
We are going to put some pictures up of us making the banana bread and if you guys want the recipe then comment and like our posts so that we know. Go eat some bread, watch a movie, and enjoy life. Love you. (In a totally friendly way lol.)
– Gold Glitter Pumps
Well, I’m back in school from Christmas break and I’m really dreading finals. But besides that, Navy Blue Dress and I get to make loads of cookie, brownies, breads, and other things and sell. I can’t wait for this weekend, when we plan to do most of it and then start selling. We’ll probably eat most of them before we can even sell them, knowing us. hahahahaha. So, we have something really fun to do to help stress during finals but it does add some since it takes time from homework and studying. We do need to figure out what we are going to make though. I’m really happy to get to look through all of my Pinterest recipes and figure out, together, what we will make and also relieved that we can choose them ourselves. We may want to do too many though and might have to roll or flip for certain ones to stay or go.
Hopefully you will give us some great recipes, tips, howdy-dos, and helpful advice.
Have a fabulous day!
– Gold Glitter Pumps
Hello there! Good to see you again so soon! Sadly, I do not bring good news.
Like we have been, I am going to tell you how our english DIY project has been coming along and, well, the truth isn’t so good. Navy Blue Dress and I have put up the Google doc for people to sign up for the first food competition, which would have been today, but people just aren’t signing up. It is really heart wrenching to be so excited and ready for something like this and have it fall down flat in front of you. No matter though because we have a plan! What we plan to do is very simple. Navy Blue Dress and I will make and sell ridiculously fun and tasty treats ourselves. We were considering making things and having a competition, or rather food taste in this case, and just make it ourselves instead of waiting for nobody to sign up and do that. However, we decided against it because we’re so busy and we figured that if people weren’t even commenting about this saying they were going or even signing up then how would we know that they would show up this time. And, again, it would just waste our time and lower our spirits further.
So, thank you all for letting us talk about this with you but I guess that’s where this journey ends with us and continues with Navy Blue Dress and I. If you guys comment and like this post enough then I’ll put up some pictures of us making our recipes and maybe even put the recipes up here. I hope you guys do respond at some point though because otherwise it feels like we’re talking to a wall or an animal who just watches you while you talk and then goes back to grooming itself when your done, as if you hadn’t said a word. Or even a hot cup of coffee now going cold waiting for someone to come along and pick it up. The little things can also hurt and tear your heart a little too.
Adieu to all of you.
– Gold Glitter Pumps
Hello my darling. How are you doing? Well, let this make your day even better.
A little about me. I love the little things in life. Who doesn’t? It’s what makes everything so special, creative, magical, and definitely nostalgic. The way the rain sounds when you are going to sleep. The moment when you come home after buying all of your favorite foods. How no matter grumpy, tired, or exhausted, you will always have your family there for you. Waking up to breakfast. Falling asleep in the car or on the couch and waking up in your bed. When things go better than planned or expected. Bumping into a guy and looking up and having your stomach do cartwheels. Staying at home, reading a good book with some tea and cookies. No homework. British accents. Accents in general. Holidays with your family.
You get the point.
Hey everyone I just put the address of the place we are doing the food competition and the times as well up and Gold Glitter Pumps put up the google doc to sign up so please go look at that and sign up! All of this stuff is on the Eat to Cure page that you can get to at the top of this blog. Thanks guys!
-Navy Blue Dress
Happy Late Thanksgiving!
Goble Goble. Hahahahahaha. Phew, I cracked myself up I’m just that hilarious. Just kidding. Our project is coming along nicely guys and gals and I can’t wait to spend that first night with all of you lovelies! Except, I really wish that Navy Blue Dress had put up the Google doc so that you all can sign up to bring some food if you want to and the dates aren’t up there either. I think I’m going to go over right now and put them up there. In light of progress though we have made posters, well, Navy Blue Dress has and we are going to put them everywhere we can so that the event will be huge! More food the better right? I agree!
So now we have posters and we have a bunch of social media profiles and stuff but do you know how hard it is to create a Twitter or Pinterest account for this thing?? Like how do you even pin stuff about what we are doing?
That’s enough for my two second rant, thank you for letting me do that since you are so kind enough as to continue reading this but you are probably now wondering, as am I, if I’m going to take this anywhere anymore. Probably not but it’s still fun to talk with you guys.
Okay, so I’m going to go and put up the dates, and they aren’t written in stone either but if we were to change them you guys will be given plenty of notice. Go and look at them and hopefully they will work perfectly with your busy busy schedule and then you can come eat some food with us! Just remember that if you do plan on making something please make sure you sign up and tell us so that we can know about how many tables and how much food is going to be there.
Parting is such sweet sorrow! I refuse to say goodbye in hopes that we will talk again soon!
– Gold Glitter Pumps