Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Happy Chinese New Year

I LOVE Chinese New Year! This past weekend, I took my almost 3 year old (Ava) to a Chinese New Year celebration. It was so exciting. I harbor a secret (or not so secret) desire to be Asian! I had asked my husband to buy me Korean and Mandarin Chinese language CDs for X-Mas this year but then changed my mind in favor of a gym membership. I did enroll Ava in Chinese school which was actually really hard but she didn't want to go after the first few weeks...I am going to try to get her to go again....yes, I am one of those parents that make their kids learn Chinese! I guess I always knew I would be :)

Friday, February 9, 2007

We Want YOU!!!

POWER OF WORDS is a free one-hour event created to
provide the community with a better
understanding of our organization.
The dates for upcoming POWER OF WORDS are as follows:
We hope that you and/or your friends and colleagues will be able to
attend one of these events. This is a great way to meet some of our
staff and board members and get a tour of our historic building!
All events will take place in the Literacy Volunteers office
located at 1313 Main Street in Buffalo.
Please contact us at 876-8991 to let us know which date works best
for you.
Our mission and commitment is to improve the well being of families in Buffalo and Erie
County by providing reading, English language learning and literacy services to anyone
wishing to improve their literacy skills. We achieve this through recruiting, training and
supporting a dedicated group of volunteers who work one-on-one with adults or
children as tutors and mentors. Literacy Volunteers changes lives, word by word.
Wed., Feb. 7th 8:00AM Wed., May 23rd Noon
Wed., Feb. 14th Noon Wed., June 6th 8:00AM
Wed., Feb. 21st 6:00PM Wed., June 13th 6:00PM
Wed., March 7th 8:00AM Wed., June 20th Noon
Wed., March 14th 6:00 PM Wed., July 11th 8:00AM
Wed., March 21st Noon Wed., July 18th 6:00PM
Wed., April 4th 8:00AM Wed., July 25th Noon
Wed., April 18th 6:00PM Wed., Aug. 8th 8:00AM
Wed., April 25th Noon Wed., Aug. 15th 6:00PM
Wed., May 9th 8:00AM Wed., Aug. 22nd Noon
Wed., May 16th 6:00PM Wed., Sept. 8th 11:00AM


Today is Friday....but what exactly does that mean? For me, it means that "Law & Order" is on tonight although chances are that I will fall asleep and never actually get to watch it. It means that I may get to sleep until 7:30 am tomorrow, and that when I wake up I will get to watch an endless array of children's television shows--my favorite being "The Little Einsteins" (8:00 am on The Disney Channel). Let's see....has my life really come to this???? I think it has. It could be far worse. I began reading Derailed the other day and am horrified, just horrified by what happens when married people try to alleviate their boredom. I heard the move is no good but I may have to rent it as it has Clive Owen in it.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Maternity Leave Has More Than One Purpose

Welcome to LitMama!!! I have been so interested in blogging and using the internet for just about everything since its early days...if anyone who knows me actually reads this, you may remember back in the late 90s when I was obsessed with online voting...I guess I still am but that is not the point of this post. The point is that I am here, and over the next three months of my maternity leave we can explore some interesting territory. Of course I need to figure out what the heck I am doing first so please bear with me. Many thanks to Allthingsjennifer for her encouragement and technical expertise!