Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I've hung up my dress-for-success clothes, and pulled my domestic "genes" out of storage.

Monday, February 26, 2018

PAYING OUR RESPECTS TO MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL VICTIMS




#NeverAgain  #MDSstrong  #Parkland | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


I didn't know I'd be writing this post today.
That's because I didn't know I'd be going to visit the memorials 
at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

#NeverAgain  #MDSstrong  #Parkland | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I don't spout politics on my blog,
and I usually keep things pretty light.
But some things need to be said.
Some things need to be shown.

#NeverAgain  #MDSstrong  #Parkland | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

When I first heard about the shooting 
at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL,
I felt many things, but shock wasn't one of them.
Shock is reserved for the unexpected.
But unfortunately, mass shootings happen too frequently 
to qualify as shocking. 

I felt saddened, heartbroken, and angry.
I felt hopeless.
School shootings......mass shootings........
they've become a fact of life.
If the massacre of 20 elementary school children 
didn't move the needle towards change,
would anything?

And then the Parkland students mobilized,
using their voices.........their grief.........their anger........
and for the first time, there is a flicker of hope that
SOMETHING WILL CHANGE.

Right now, I am in Florida, just 15 miles from Parkland.
I noticed on Facebook that some of my friends who live in this area 
were going to the school to visit the memorials to the students.
I told Mr. Goo Shoes about it, 
and we both knew we had to go.

Yesterday, we went to pay our respects to the victims,
their families and friends.
We went to show our support for the students 
who are relentless in their demand for change.

Standing outside the school, it drove home the fact 
that this could be Any High School, in Anywhere, USA.
In fact, I know several people 
who know someone who goes or went to MSD HS.
This one hit so very close to home. 

Some students from the school were there yesterday.
We could tell from the t-shirts they were wearing.
They looked exactly like your kids' friends, or mine, 
only these kids will never be the same.

There were 17 markers for each of the victims,
with their names, ages, photos, and written tributes
from friends and family;
piled high with flowers, cards, balloons, stuffed animals and more.

#NeverAgain  #MDSstrong  #Parkland | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Posters lined the fences around the school......
Posters about death, rather than posters about school spirit.

#NeverAgain  #MDSstrong  #Parkland | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

#NeverAgain  #MDSstrong  #Parkland | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

#NeverAgain  #MDSstrong  #Parkland | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

#NeverAgain  #MDSstrong  #Parkland | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

  There are no words to describe what it felt like to be there.

This shouldn't be.
  This is all wrong.
Something has to change.
Maybe this time, it will. 
#NeverAgain
#MSDstrong 


Friday, February 23, 2018

BEST OF THE WEEKEND 2.23.18









Hidy Ho! 
Welcome to Best of the Weekend!
Thank you for spending a part of your weekend here with us!

There's been some wild weather in NJ this past week --
one day, there's seven inches of snow.........
two days later, it's 79 degrees!
Crazy!
I actually missed all of that meteorological drama,
but l can't tell you why just yet. 
Not to worry, it's all good!  Ready to party? Let's go!

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Traditional Irish Soda Bread | 5 Minutes For Mom


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Chicken Adobe and Black Bean Tacos | The Bearded Hiker

  Relaxing Tea Foot Soak | Happy Mothering   



10 Indian Home Remedies For The Common Cold | Fivespot Green Living



Why You Should Visit Lapland In Winter | The Kittchen









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Friday, February 16, 2018

BEST OF THE WEEKEND 2. 16.18








Greetings, friends!
Welcome to Best of the Weekend!
Lately, it seems like the only time I show up in blogland is for this party. 
As much as I keep intending to get back on a regular posting schedule,
I seem to fall short of that goal.
For the month of February, I've got a darn good excuse,

although I am hoping to crank out a post or two in the next couple of weeks. 

Ready to party? Let's do it!!
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Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas | Marilyn's Treats



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Friday, February 9, 2018

BEST OF THE WEEKEND 2.9.18









Hello, all!
Thanks so much for spending a part of your weekend here at our party! 


I'm going to cut right to the chase........
let's get this party started!
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15 Weight Watcher Dinners Under 6 Points | Carrie Elle



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