Friday, October 12, 2007
You may or may not be aware that my dad was diagnosed with
Every year in the fall, the Huntington Society of Canada sells beautiful “Orange Souvereign” amaryllis bulbs in kits for $12/each that include soil, a pot, and the bulb, to help raise money for research into cures for this disease and others that share similar neurological roots (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, etc.)
The kits, once purchased, can be stored in a cool, dry place until planted and tend to bloom 6-8 weeks after planting. The flowers are a beautiful bright orange, and they really do make great gifts.
I will be placing two orders: one to arrive at the end of October, and one to arrive at the beginning of December. Please consider supporting the Huntington Society by ordering one or more of the kits as gifts or flowers to liven up your office space! Words cannot express how much each vote of support means to those of us affected. If buying flowers is not your “thing”, we would really appreciate your prayers for those affected as well as for the scientists who are busy researching a cure.
If you would like to take part in this, please send me an email ( jennvb[at]gmail[dot]com ) with the details (how many kits you would like, which order you would like it to be a part of – October or December). I’ll collect the money when I hand out the orders. Please note that I live in Hamilton, so if you live outside of Hamilton and will have someone coming to or from Hamilton to you around the beginning of November or the beginning of December, you can order them, but other wise, please visit the website for details on how to support the cause.
For more information on Huntington’s Disease or the Huntington Society of Canada, please visit www.huntingtonsociety.ca
Why the Amaryllis?
The amaryllis is the signature plant of the Huntington Society of Canada. It represents the vitality of our organization, and the hope that we will soon find a cure. With your help, we will win the fight against
Sunday, October 07, 2007
And now, after a long (very long) sleep, and after dropping off presents and picking up dresses and returning rented clothing, we get to veg for a little while... with the projector screen that we took home for Dan from the reception last night. This is what our dining room currently looks like:
Friday, October 05, 2007
In other news, the wonderful people who are Dan and Mira are getting married tomorrow, and I am so excited for them!