Polliwog Farm

Pumpkins will save us

As much as I don’t want Jeff to have to work on Saturdays, I really appreciate my home-alone time in the mornings. It’s so sunny and quiet and slow.
I need to spend more time with my little brother.
I just read an article about how pumpkins help prevent cancer and heart disease. I think it’s so funny that there’s a wealth of information out there now that points to natural foods as a means to a healthy life. Before it was all “the miracle drug”, and now it’s like “use mayo as an exfoliant” (I made that up, but seriously…). Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s wonderful that we are coming back to “natural” foods. But I wonder how we could have taken something that has worked for all of the life on this planet for so many thousands of years and thought “Hey, lets scramble up all of these genes and see what we get!” What a mess we have to clean up. Anyway, no use in thinking about it like that 🙂
Did you know that apple cider vinegar gets rid of heartburn?
My sister is coming over and we’re gonna think of art projects for the shelter clients to do… If you were 16 and going through a stressful time, what would you like to do as an art project?
Did you konw taht you can mix up ltetres and you can sitll raed waht is wirtetn so lnog as the frsit and lsat lteter are at the rghit plcae? Wlel, now you konw.


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8 thoughts on “Pumpkins will save us

  1. Does the shelter need to be painted? Is it artistically decorated? Because, seriously, if it’s not, slinging paint on a wall, getting it all over yourself, and feeling expressive all at the same time–well, I think it would be a great project. Plus, you get to feel like you’re doing something useful for other people.

  2. Where you at? I’m going through a few types of withdrawl, but I got me some Tamethco bell to help me out.

    K. Well maybe I’ll hear from you soon or something. Who knows? Not me.

  3. Strength Beads

    I have my therapy kids make strength beads. Well, its actually part of a whole therapeutic thing where a kid makes both pain and strength beads, but I can see doing a “therapy” project as a potential no no by direct care staff.

    Anyway, there is this stuff called sculpy. Kids make beads that represents their strengths. It gets baked in the oven, then kids can paint them with acrylic paints. When they are done, they can make a necklace out of them (or whatever they want…keychains, bracelets, etc) It’s a good reminder of when things get hard, they can think of their strengths to help them get through it. It’s a good hands on project.

    A really good resource for art projects with a therapy tone or therapeutic tone can be found in the book called “Paper Dolls and Paper Airplanes” It is a book for sexually traumatized children, but a lot of the activities can be changed so that it fits a teen. Just get a bit creative.

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