Sorry to be quiet today. I got locked out of my blog and couldn't get back in. These cyber offices are not for the forgetful. Write passwords down and put them someplace besides the pile of papers on your desk.
It's late, but here are a few things you should know: tomorrow the school book fair begins, and this year it differs from previous years in that the books are all local! (A thousand clapping hands.) School librarian Linda Moyer has teamed up with the Heywoods at the Babbling Book to bring you lots of great books for children and teens, and as a super-duper Save the Sales special, the bookstore will be giving 20 % of all book sales (that's anything in the store) to the school for materials in the library and school literacy programs from Dec.2-Dec.9. The store is open 11-5 every day, and Linda is even volunteering to be there Sunday. It is a huge win-win. Please stop in and buy something for yourself or someone you care about this week.
And, now that I have recovered from the flu, I had a chat with the public health nurse. As of today she has H1N1 vaccines for everyone who wants one, and enough seasonal flu vaccine to go around. She said even though I've had a flu, I should get the shots anyway. I hate shots, and am wary of vaccines. But she convinced me for my new grandbaby-to-be's sake (and for all the precious infants in town). Babies can't be immunized before they are six months old, so we adults must take care not to spread the flu. Call the public health office for an appointment. The H1N1 costs 27 dollars, the seasonal flu shot is free.
I'm a little hungry, and that's a good thing. I attended the simple meal tonight at the school, it was fundraiser for the local food bank, and for five dollars I got a small bowl of really good salmon chowder and a thin slice of really good home baked bread and an admonishment not to eat more tonight, as this is more than about half the world eats on any given evening. Food for thought to say the least. The most painful statistic shared by organizer Mardell Gunn was that 28% of all Alaskan children go to bed hungry every night. The most alarming was that over 50% of the produce raised in the U.S. is spoiled or wasted before it can be consumed.