Shake It Up – Donate Winter Coats

I was trying to figure out what to do to shake things up last week, and I really could not come up with anything. I realized that I have been doing this for about a year and a half, even though I have only been posting since this past December.

So as I was eating with my lunch buddies last week, I was talking about my dilemma about trying to do things that are really more important. We started talking about what to do for those who are homeless, and are in need of shelter and clothing. Karla, one of my lunch buddies, started talking about collecting winter coats for those in need, and I asked her if it was ok if we did this together — We could come up with a meaningful and useful project, talk about it on this blog, and perhaps get others to do the same or come up with their own idea to do.

I am reaching out to a few organizations about donating winter coats, and I have been told  by one that they would, of course, be happy to accept coats that have been laundered and have no rips, stains, or tears, and have zippers in good working condition. Shelters really do not have the ability to get the coats cleaned, so that would have to be done ahead of time.

Karla is able to store winter coats in her basement, so we are happy to collect them for donation.

We don’t know yet how much impact we will have, but we do know that we are looking forward to it.



We want coats!



It’s the little things…..


It’s the little things that make a difference….

I decided this week that I was not going to focus on anything big, but instead just think about the small things that are very routine. I realized yesterday that because I always wear my watch on the same wrist that it impacts my posture. Seems crazy, but it impacts how I hold my hands together, thereby impacting how I hold my shoulders and my head. So as silly as it sounds, I decided to switch my watch to the other arm. And voila — it made a difference in my posture. Go figure.


These are all cuter than my watch.

I also decided once again to dress differently at work, so I have worn a skirt every day this week. I am not quite in the same rut during the summer as I am during the winter (think Eddie Bauer waffle shirt with a fleece vest), but it is still nice to make a change from the khaki pants summer routine.


An adorable paisley skirt (not mine).

Have a nice week!