Thursday, January 23, 2014

Thank You School Bus Drivers ~ A Kindness Mission Blog Hop ~ by Karrlin Bain

I am so happy that I get to take part in the Flying Sisters Blog Hop!  (We are "Flying Sisters" because we took Kelly Rae Robert's Flying Lessons together!)  At the end of this post you will be given the link to another wonderful blog post by another creative friend of mine, then at the end of hers will be another link, then at the end of hers.... and so on... until you get all the way back to my blog! We all blog on the same topic... It is a Blog Circle... or a BLOG HOP!


My Kindness Mission:
  APPRECIATE OUR LOCAL SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS:

An inscription on the James Farley Post Office in New York City reads:
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.[1]

The above quote is about mail carriers, but I also think it applies to School Bus Drivers.  The difference is that their cargo is much more precious!

          The only thing that stops our bus drivers is the much beloved "snow day" or, as of late, the "polar vortex".  A bus driver has to work hard to get their special driving license.  I am so impressed by anyone that can drive such a large boxy vehicle.  I would be impressed if the vehicle were empty.  Add in 1 to 75 lovely beings and the feat becomes simply amazing!!!

My Kindness Mission is to
  APPRECIATE OUR LOCAL SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS by:

1. The "Thank You School Bus Drivers" poem (below) is the cover of a FABULOUS Thank You Book that will be dropped off for the bus drivers to keep in their meeting room.

2. I joined with another teacher to have over 100 local students write thank you letters to bus drivers.  These letters mean an awful lot because they are from grades 6 and 7!!!  The letters include favorite stories about, and appreciations for, their bus drivers. These make up the pages of the book. These student created letters AND poems are simply AMAZING!!

3. CHOCOLATE!! Chocolate will be delivered too! Nothing says thank you like CHOCOLATE treats!

  4.  We can show our appreciation every day by helping school buses out when we see them on the road.  Research universal and local laws in regards to driving near school buses.  Help a driver out by giving them access to the road before you during high traffic times.

I have a special place in my heart for school bus drivers...
Because one of them is my Mom!!!!

Thank You School Bus Drivers
                                        by Karrlin Bain

Thank you school bus drivers
That go the extra mile
Driving safe and caring with
“Good Mornings”
Treats and
Extra smiles

Seating charts and mirror checks
Safely driving kids to school
Bus drivers kind and thoughtful
Gets points for being extra cool

Sometimes they play the radio
Sometimes seat choice is free
The role of bus driver is not simple
This I can easily see
Because sometimes driving my TWO kids
Is hard enough for me

Imagine seventy plus kids
Fog, freezing rain, or snow
They keep our kiddos safe each day
And befriend them as they grow
From tiny tots with GIANT backpacks
To teens refusing coats

So thanks again Bus Drivers
For the many things you do
You are appreciated
For your services so true


  All the lovelies in the Blog Hop have posted their
Kindness Mission:

Heart Soul Create, USA
Ginger Deverell, Canada
Sandy Mair Art, Atlanta
A Gentle Rebellion, Australia
Bag Lady Lulu, USA
Lulu Bea'sUSA
You Are Here Karrlin Bain Creates, USA

Thanks to Kelly Rae Roberts for sharing our
 Kindness Mission Blog Hop on her awesome website Here
 
Photo Credits
School Bus in the Sun ~ belongs to Karrlin Bain

Works Cited:
[1]Wikipedia contributors. "United States Postal Service creed." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 18 Aug. 2013. Web. 24 Jan. 2014.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Cleaning Tip #3 ~ Pretend your home is being used to film: Anne of Green Gables!!! by Karrlin Bain

~ Cleaning Tips for the Creative Clutterbug ~
How to be extremely creative, slightly distracted, somewhat
 inattentive and still keep an amazingly CLEAN home...

(...and yes, some of you are right to be laughing 
~I am pretty sure it is those of you that know me...)

My short lived (yet self declared famous) "Cleaning Tips for the Creative Clutterbug" stopped after I accidentally deleted them ALL  and was too irritated (and then too busy) to do any more.  I think I wish to start them up again.... :D  Here goes:

Cleaning Tip #3:

Pretend your home is being used to film an Anne of Green Gables series (!!!) and you are going to get paid $4,000 * per week (52 weeks!) for each episode! *Only if your house is clean!


oh wait... by the way:
* This post is dedicated to MY own Favorite Lovely Kindred Spirit Friends who also happen to LOVE LOVE LOVE Anne of Green Gables as much as I do.  They each also have their very own Amazing Sites that you must visit:
and

Cleaning Tip #3:

Pretend your home is being used to film an Anne of Green Gables series (!!!) and you are going to get paid $4,000 * per week (52 weeks!) for each episode! *Only if your house is clean!


This would TOTALLY motivate me to clean!!!

They will of course be needing to redecorate and remodel my ENTIRE HOUSE! They will also add in lovely antiques! When it is done my house will fit in with the style of the wonderful Green Gables Homestead that is located in the Canadian Province of Prince Edward Island!

My favorite original cast will be playing all the best roles! I will have an important leading role too! All of the important extra roles will be filled by my best "kindred spirit" friends.

Uh oh... now I am making a fine salary as an actress in the series (in my lovely Green Gables home) and I am much too busy to clean at all. I will have to hire a cleaning lady! This is not good... So either I pretend to be my cleaning lady that I hire...

Or please just tune in next time when I come up with a more effective cleaning tip.


I absolutely love the book 
Anne of Green Gables
by 
L.M. Montgomery

The entire series is FANTASTIC!!!

Here is a site dedicated to the wonderful author
 L.M. Montgomery (clicky link!)

Please tune in next time when hopefully I come up
Facebook is fun! (clicky link)


Cleaning Tips for the Clutterbug by Karrlin Bain is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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