Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wednesday wanderings ~~ on the west slope~~

  Sunshine today and warmer temps in the 50's--a heat wave for us!!  
  Have 2 surgeries coming up shortly, have a teen getting his driving permit and of course just the usual this and that of chores that pile up amidst chaos!  Wishing a great rest of the week to everyone--my mini doxie says bow wow to ya all ! 

  sending you all a happy ill for the day -o

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Make A Child Smile Organization - and volunteer places to help others

Make A Child Smile Organization - Send a card to a sick child 
please visit this organization that helps make the day of the sick children more bearable--just a card/note!

Other organizations to use your time/crafting skills: angelsforhope.  
make commitment to crochet simple angels, smiley faces or butterflies

 The Jared gift box project is a neat organization that started in PA to help brighten sick children and you can get involved at filling your own boxes! 

Send love today for sending small gifts and letters to those battling brain cancers/tumors.

Project Linus --can start your own chapter to provide comfort through blankets

Register to donate bone marrow ~~~ I have always been in favor of this organization and would invite you to check that out, you can save a life! 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sweepstakes for your health ! ends Jan 29

"Now is the time to get healthy" sweeps is running so you can step up the new year in detoxing, picking some good foods or cleansing! Get rid of unwanted toxins and whatever else could be lurking in that thar body!  I think I may need a truck load of the stuff !!! runs until Jan 29th, so head on over and enter! just click on the "now is the time to get healthy" above

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Homicide in Rural town--last one was 18 years ago~ Colorado

As saddened news last evening, a friend of my hubby's went over the deep end and shot his soon to be ex wife dead.  There was so much more involved that the news never reports of course, as they were going through many difficulties.  A shortened marriage in the rounds with a baby girl involved.  My hubby had just talked to him a week before and he talked to him about the problems he was having, paying 2 mortgages, going through divorce, trying to get custody, and who knows what else behind closed doors.  
  As in this small area, many violent crimes do not occur, but we have heard of so many marital probs, financial, affairs, alcohol, meth/drugs amid  turmoils that it surprises me that more do not.  We live in a coal mining area with very good pay for miners especially and, well,  money doesn't buy love and can buy all sorts of trouble. Please uphold all involved in prayers as that little girl's life has just been changed forever! 
  He did turn himself in and I do not know where that little one is going as he has no family here that we know.

  Years ago we also knew of a man that was killed in an accident locally and the woman he was having an affair with was riding with him at the time--she survived.  Imagine telling the wife that there was another woman with him during the accident in which he was killed.  So many people hurting in this world!  We can only pray for them. 

 Thank you God for the blessings of my family that I hold dear and the friends for which I can try to be an influence on during life's trying times and to know that You are there with us all, even when it seems all is lost.  May we not forget that lives around us can change in an instant and forever change course.  Let us be stewards of prayer to uphold others.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Good Morning Snowland (again)

The storms have not yet passed~~ although we do indeed need them! The cat won't go outside without snowshoes, and the weiner dog is so low to the ground snow drags on the belly!  Alas he got a handsome tie/collar in the mail from a winnings so he can go out and party with the big boys.

The cold has put a lot of elderly down with pneumonia and flu here, so indeed it does make it's mark. 

I pray for those with chronic illness as this cold time of year is so much harder to deal with and if you suffer depression, winter is a down time--I MISS MY SUNSHINE!!  looking forward to garden time and some sun at least, as I have not gotten out of the driveway for 2 weeks.  Have to wait for the hubby to get home with 4 wheel drive to get to town.  When we walk it is 2-3 miles and  I know my kids can do it, but I had an old injury that causes the body of mine to disagree!

  Always thankful for friends near and far, and all the hard working men and women out there in the armed services.  We are so blessed to not be persecuted as in other countries for our beliefs and to have the freedoms we do.  Not tortured, maimed and beaten because we go to church.  
 Blessings to your day wherever you are and what you are doing, for we all have a purpose!!! 

Hugs from snowland!
Freebie of the day for those Armed Service members, A blue star flag in their honor: