Author: <span class="vcard">klds</span>

bara (10k image)

Well today is Sue’s Birthday- don’t forget to wish her well!(Notice the pictures at the top- these are the birthdays we celebrate this month)

Uncategorized

rasberry (39k image)

Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed. — Mark Twain

Uncategorized

The grass isn’t greener- just another shade of green!

Uncategorized

I lost my lip gloss. It was a special one from a health food store- I liked it. I lost it, I prayed to St. Andrew,(I think this is the saint you pray to for lost things) I searched my house, my pockets and could not find it. Linda gave me hers and time went on. Yesterday I started my period (I know-too much information)I went into the tampon box and pulled out my lip gloss! Who would have looked there. I must have replaced tampons I didn’t need and had in my pocket from last month. Imagine my surprise!

Uncategorized

How do you know when to make a change in your life? I’m contemplating quitting my job and venturing into “private practice”. Oh but it feels good to finally have two incomes where we can fix up the house- get a new car and to go out and say here I am- come to me! How do you know there is a market? How do you know you’ll be good? People tell me there is a market in the Northland. People who I know and suck at therapy are doing it; I know I do a good job so I should feel confident- right? I like the term “therapist” better than “school social worker”. I’d like being my own boss since I’m not getting along with one of mine right now. I’d like the challenge. But…how do you know.

It worried me about health insurance- then tonight I got home to a package of VA benefits and I had forgotten I could get insurance through them- is this a God wink? My friend I teach with is going to retire next year- she is “dumping” some of her ventures, which she is happy to send my way- another God wink?

I’m not as happy doing my job as I use to be- but it is two months off in the summer and holidays, a steady paycheck in hard economic times? Is this just FEAR? Advice welcome.

Uncategorized

We all need a good laugh now and then…my hair is short- I like to “punk” it on top. On Monday my hair did what I wanted- I was feeling good! During one of my groups a student asked me “if I was having a bad hair day?” I laughed loudly and told him no it was doing exactly what I wanted it to do which resulted in a OH!(Couldn’t figure out why I would do that on purpose I guess).

Uncategorized

Tonight in class we had a Mexican family in- they are illegal- the process to become legal is mind boggling. They have applied- they have done no “underground” tactics (buying SS#’s) they work 12-14 hour days- own their home, own two cars (that they can’t drive legally- no SS#’s) can’t have a checking account but do pay taxes! When their paperwork finally goes through- they pay a $5000.00 fine for being illegal before they become legal. So far it has taken 12 years and things look slow because of 9-11. The women cried in class because she would like to she her parents before they die but can’t go back there because then she can’t get back here.The difference- there they can’t own a home, they are violated by guards, they receive no education so living here in fear of being deported and missing your family is better- she says it is for her children who are US citizens. Crazy system.

Uncategorized

I feel like a change- I am going to work out a new look and I really want to start a photoblog. We have so many digital cameras I think we could start sharing pictures and poetry and artistic things- check out CandidColors. I have asked Erin to help me come up with a new design (others with suggestions- love to hear or see). With all the uck in the world- lets share the beauty!
PS- STILL LOOKING FOR PEOPLES LIFE CDS!

Uncategorized

dsmile (16k image)

So our children can grow up…
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.
Albert Einstein

Uncategorized

NBC’s Dawn Fratangelo (home girl)reports…Antiwar protests circle the globe

“We must be the change we wish to see in this world” I want mine to be of peace.

Uncategorized

banner (17k image)

Darian and Matty are celebrating their dad’s birthday today- hope you have a great time!

Uncategorized

B231ani (10k image)

Peace Today- No War in Iraq…many are saying it- our vets, the rest of the world, and many others…Bush turns a blind eye (An eye for an eye leaves the world blind!)

“Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind…War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.”
— John F. Kennedy

Say a prayer today for the ones who will give their lives- the people and children of Iraq, our armed forces and all the people who die from another attack on our soil.

Uncategorized

bobbd (9k image)

Today is Bob’s birthday- he will be going to Flordia to celebrate so send your wishes south or east or north depending where you live! Happy Birthday Bob- ENJOY (take in some sun for me and maybe a drink or two).

Uncategorized

Way # 4 Tasting the mango by giving it away
The day was “Somasha Tahtee”- loosely translated it means “Day to Honor Abundance Everywhere”. The people gathered and not one mango picked on Somasha Tahtee is consumed by the islanders. Every mango is given away.No one ate anything until the coming sunrise as a symbolic act of faith in Sister Earth, for they knew that again tomorrow She would bestow more of her abundance for all to enjoy and share.

Uncategorized

Bush disregards the Popes request for peace!

Before you read further- remember- I served in the military- I believe in America- I believe in defending my country. I don’t believe in bullying the world in to submission of our beliefs, of killing our children because the world doesn’t move to your every demand or because you want to avenge your father. I believe in peace (as does everyone in the world but Bush & Blair)

Erin posted this on the Culver site- since it relects my opinion (maybe not exactly but a lot like how I feel I thought I would share – even though I know most of my family doesn’t think this way).

Uncategorized