Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wow.....just....WOW! RIP Michael Jackson and Farah Fawcett

I can't believe it still, they're both gone. His music was awesome and I will always love it, and Farah I will never forget her in Charlie's Angels. She was a beautiful person.

May they both Rest In Peace.

I hope the rumors of him dying from a drug overdose ( enabled by people in his life) isn't true. So sad.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

RIP Neda!

I have been touched by yet another senseless killing.

I still can't shake the chill I got when I heard about Neda Agha-Soltan a 26 year old Iranian woman. Then I saw the video that shows her dying, and I teared up for Neda, her family and friends. It is sickening to think this woman died this way! She did nothing wrong, she was innocent, she had her whole life ahead of her. As far as
I can tell, from what I've read, it was BECAUSE of the rigged elections in Iran that she started protesting and as a result, gunned down. If the elections had been FAIR, this would probably never happened.

In case you haven't heard, here is the story (not the video, I won't post the video, it's too sad) .

I will warn everyone that if you have access to the video (which is all over the internet), you had better have a strong stomach, as the video shows her dying moments after she is shot and is heart wrenching. When I hear of people dying in the middle east, it saddens me deeply.

I think there are people in the world who don't even give it a 2nd thought when they hear of the killings in the middle east, it's old news to them hearing that. Not to me, it affects me. I can't imagine not having freedom, not having the rights we have here in the USA. The USA isn't perfect, and we are hated by some because of the choices our government has made, but people here DO care!

I pray for the Iranian people, that they achieve freedom, I pray for Neda's family and friends, that their good memories of Neda when she was alive will help them through this and that if anything comes of what happened to her, it's change in Iran. How DARE THEY say this was a staged event, she died!

If I was able to say something to the Iranian people or anyone who is living in Iran it would be this: DON'T GIVE UP! Don't let them silence you! Yes, I am an American.....and I care. I feel for the Iranian people.

Rest In Peace Sweet Neda, I won't forget you and the things I've read about you when you were living and the fact you should have never been killed most of all.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Container Gardens ROCK!

We're going to use container gardens again this year. Pop 'em on the deck, put in dirt, plant the seeds or plants, water and away we go! Broccoli, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes and carrots are the plan.

SUCH fun!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

I'm back!

Oy....been very busy with my online shops, Tae Kwon Do and my family so I haven't had too much time to post here. Will post more later, hahahahaha.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Conan ROCKS!

Is it me, or is Conan even more funny since he started hosting The Tonight Show? Have always loved him! And Andy is back? WOOOO HHOOOOO! I hope he's back for good!

I miss Jay, but he'll be back soon enough!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Causes close to my heart and other Causes.... I finally did it.

Rain rain go away! Ugh, not motivated to do too much! Oh well. I got somethings for the garage sale sorted so I can put them on hangers now that most of it is washed. One thing I recommend to people, ALWAYS a good idea to hang things on hangers in your garage, rather then have people see them folded on the table, it looks much better hanging up! I even take a spray bottle of water to things to get wrinkles out! I know, I'm crazy! I need to still get on Ebay and post something that are Gymboree, ugh, I don't know how I will get it done in 2 weeks!

So one thing I have been motivated to do (finally) is work on my shops that are online, and so I proceeded to do that. So I piled up my chocolate and chips (I know, I know, it probably doesn't sound very appealing to eat some chocolate and in the next breath some chips, but I do it lmao) next to me on the couch (I create my designs on my laptop usually), got my java and away I went.

I am proud to say, I have finally opened my "Causes" shop.

It will have a huge variety of Causes to choose from. One thing I will be sure to do is make designs of Causes that might not be as "well known" available.

A big reason for wanting to open a shop for Causes is that in the past, I have been soooo frustrated with trying to find a simple t-shirt (or one I like for that matter)to buy and wear, to bring awareness to finding a cure for Eczema (my son and I have it very badly at times, not just patches here and there either). There's barely anything out there.

It's just not a huge cause like Breast Cancer, Epilepsy and such. I started thinking "there has GOT to be other people who look for their cause online and it's just not a large enough Cause or it's not as well known (or whatever the reason it), so there isn't much to buy (or nothing) out there to spread awareness".

I am very excited to get this going and have some things in the shop already but I don't think I am going to make it available just yet, I want to have lots in there before I do. I am thinking of posting a list of Causes I have in the shop here on my blog, but I don't know if that would interest people.

I have many Causes that are close to my heart as it is, and I have wanted to open a shop for Causes for over a year but have been too chicken to do it.

Some of the Causes that are dear to my heart are because of my loved ones of course, like: my son suffers from Epilepsy and a few other things, my dad has Diabetes and Peripheral Neuropathy, an Aunt has Alzheimer's Disease, my grandfather died from Heart Disease and an Aunt from Breast Cancer ....and there are many others. I donate to them when I can, and if I were rich, I'd do it more often and to many others!

Anyway......tomorrow my kiddos and I are going to go see the movie "Up"! I can't wait! Although a friend told me that it's kinda sad at times, overall, it's great she said.

Love going to movies!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Garage sales and Ebay....

So each year I take my daughter's best clothes (Gymboree stuff) and sell them on Ebay (she's 8 years old and most of the stuff is sizes 7, 8 and 9 that I am going to sell, as she is in a 10 now ..sometimes 12). ACK!

It's allot of work some years, depending on how much I have to sell, but it's worth it. So then anything that doesn't sell (most things usually sell though) goes in the garage sale.

I am dreading it but yet looking forward to it!! I need someone to twist my arm to get me going!

Whatever doesn't sell (everything) in the garage sale, goes to goodwill or Salvation Army. The money I earn from Ebay and the garage sale goes towards more clothes of course. I have GOT to start some of it tonight, I need to have the garage sale in about 2 weeks! BLECK!
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