Tuesday in Saskatoon, SK and things I’ve learned on this trip…

I finally went to sleep about 1:30 AM after blogging and reading for awhile.  I truly thought I would sleep until late in the morning.  But I was awake y 6:30 AM, reading and playing a game on my phone with my daughter, Laurie, in Colorado!  Then I thought maybe I would go back to sleep, but I didn’t and read most of the morning.  I did have a nice quiet day.  I needed a quiet day! 

Tonight, there was a Steak Fundraiser.  I have never heard of this but I guess it is quite common in this area.  They sold tickets to people and then everyone went to a steak house where a room was reserved and a steak, potato, salad supper was served.  There is no overhead costs and they didn’t even have to cook any of the food!  The restaurant negotiates a price for the meal and “VOILA”  instant fundraiser!  They also got companies and individuals to donate gifts for a raffle and the guests bought tickets to win the prizes.  There were 91 meals served and I thought it was great fun!

The donations were good and there were people there that had never given to the orphanage before.  Then there were people there who had help to load a container and others who are coming on a team at the end of January.  There was a big variety of people there!

I really want to thank Lea LaPointe and Chris Davies for doing this, and Also everyone else that helped make this happen.  Good job!

Tomorrow afternoon, I am off to Nipawin, Saskatchewan (Hurray!  I spelled it correctly without having to Google it!)  I will be speaking at the Nipawin Apostolic church on Wednesday night at 7 PM.

A few things I have learned on this trip:

1. I can wear clothes more than once…even socks. Winking smile

2. Suitcases with nylon zippers are NOT a good idea!  The zipper can pull apart if you don’t zip it just right!  Surprised smileI found that out when my suitcase came off the airplane and it was unzipped!  But thankfully, nothing fell out because everything was packed in there so tight it couldn’t!

3. I always pack way too much stuff!  Confused smile


4. A new coat that says “blocks wind with a warm layer of insulation”  and shows someone skiing on it, really means that you can wear it outside as long as it’s not too cold and you put a warm sweater under it!  Disappointed smile


5. Tim Horton’s coffee shops’ special of French Vanilla Cappuccino Supreme for $1 is WAY too tempting and I don’t even LIKE coffee!  Open-mouthed smile


6. A 50 pound suitcase feels like a 100 when you have to carry it up and down stairs!  Sad smile

Well, it’s almost 1:30 AM again and I really need to get some sleep! Night!

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Marie wrote:
Thank you so much Dixie! We had a great evening and really enjoyed your presentation...may God bless all of you for all you do for His special children! And if I could change the weather I would. Honestly it has been quite nice up until this week...

Wed, November 16, 2011 @ 9:49 AM

2. Jane Blannin-Bruleigh wrote:
Dixie, I thought I was the only one who thought that 50 pound suitcases felt like 100 pounds when you are dragging them up stairs or down a long walkway! So glad you had only open suitcase and not exploding suitcase. We are still celebrating your wonderful weekend here! Praying you will have more energy and endurance for this continuing marathon!

Wed, November 16, 2011 @ 12:48 PM

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