Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions. MSF also assists people who face discrimination or neglect from their local health systems or when populations are otherwise excluded from health care.This was actually the first thing I thought of when I woke up this morning! I have been a supporter of Doctors Without Borders after learning about them through a fundraiser I participated in during my time as an undergrad at Texas Tech. They are an absolutely incredible organization and their mission and what they stand for is amazing. Their website even has an online fundraising website builder- you can fundraise for Doctors Without Borders for a personal cause, in memory of someone, or even by hosting an athletic event like a race or a triathalon!
If any of you want to join forces and set up a fundraising page...I'm thinking a blogger bake sale/auction...please let me know if you would be interested in doing that! I know all of my readers are talented in the kitchen and we can use those skills to raise money for the situation in Japan.
Here's how it would work: Bloggers or readers (hi!) who are interested in participating would donate a baked good to a virtual bake sale. I will post a list of the baked goods that have been donated and we will accept bids for each baked good. There will be a deadline to bid, and once the bids have been finalized, the person who donated the baked good will mail the food to the winner, and 100% of the proceeds will go to Doctors Without Borders. We can organize the the payments through PayPal or through the DWB website.
But I know I can't do this alone, so who's with me? Or, if you have a better idea please do let me know! If you want to email me, you can do so at: smshah at eiu dot edu
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So, for the past almost 2 weeks (!!) I have felt like I'm on the brink of getting sick. I've been extremely fatigued, had a mild sore throat, and been warmer than usual. I assumed that the moment Spring Break started, I'd get totally sick, because my body seems to know when I'm in school and holds off on most major illnesses until I'm on vacation. But, nothing happened. The weekend has come and gone and I'm still feeling the same.
Today was spent in this position:
I'm incapable of not smiling for the camera
I've been sleeping on and off all day and hopefully that is helping! I don't feel like going anywhere or doing anything but resting. Thankfully I am able to do that!
I also whipped up a huge batch of Cheezy Kale Chips today because I just received the motherload of nooch in the mail today!
Massaged into my kale...
And spread out on a baking sheet to bake according to Averie's directions:
I actually had too many kale pieces for one baking sheet so 10 minutes into the baking process I had to separate them onto 2 sheets- did not harm the chips though :)
I can't believe it has taken me so long to make these- they were fantastic!
Mandatory cheezy nooch-ey goodness, as Averie says!
Hopefully these healthy chips will get me back on my feet.
Good night my friends! I'm hitting the hay early tonight because I have a big interview tomorrow morning. Do you have any interview tips or do's/don'ts you would like to share?