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Please help

Posted: August 28, 2013 in Uncategorized
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I haven’t posted in a while as my life has become incredibly hectic and not in a good way.

Our oldest female cat, Drusilla, needs surgery. She has had lumps along her mammory glands for a while and the vet has been watching them. Recently they have changed and we fear it is cancer.

Both my husband and myself are disabled and on a very small fixed income. Our savings have been depleted due to one of our younger girls needing this same surgery earlier in the year.

We are now asking for donations, no matter how small. If you cannot donate, we ask that you share Drusilla’s fundraising page.

Because we feel bad about needing this help, we will be setting up reward levels in the next few days so that, if you donate, you will not only help us but you will receive a small token of thanks.

Dru’s page is Please donate/share this page.

Thank you.


Therapy really does come in many different flavors. Counseling is the one that everyone thinks of when they think therapy but for me gardening and photography work alongside my counseling to make me sane.

Yesterday, my therapy consisted of photography. The friends that I am staying with have a backyard filled with birds, squirrels and chipmunks. They also have the perfect window in their bathroom that can be opened in order for one to photograph these creatures.



Squirrels cavorted with one another as I looked through my viewfinder.   There was a huge smile on my face as I watched them chase one another.  I mean, how do you not smile at that?  It’s a riot.



Squirrels were not the only creatures out and about.  There was a beautiful male Cardinal who came to visit.  Cardinals always make me think of my Mom when I see them as they were her favorite bird.  She loved them so much that I am planning to get a cardinal tattoo on my wrist in remembrance.


The last creature was another bird, the Downy Woodpecker.  Though, as you can see he was using the feeder and not pecking on the tree.  It was entertaining to watch him bob back and forth as he ate.

They also have Goldfinches, Sparrows, Nuthatches and Wild Turkeys to name but a few.  I am hoping to get shots of all of these over the next few days.


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The Plan

Posted: March 1, 2013 in Uncategorized
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How wonderful but how scary is starting a new venture? One that you are not experienced in but one in which you have enthusiasm enough to make up for that lack. It is the feeling that you get right before you step off a cliff and land in an ocean of opportunity. Heart pounding and nerves humming as they give voice to all the reasons that this would be good for you and your family.

At this moment, failure is not in your vocabulary as you begin to write out “The Plan”. Yes, it has to be capitalized and put in quotations because it needs them to convey how much this means to you. Anyone can have a plan, but you have “The Plan”. Those capital letters are what will thwart any negative thoughts you might have. They fight on the side of the good. This is the moment when you visualize how well this will work. There is even an aspect of it where you can lead seminars on the subject – one more way to earn money.

But money isn’t the only reason for “The Plan”. It’s a way to lower my family’s carbon footprint and a way to give back instead of taking. It is a means to help those that want to eat healthy but feel they cannot afford to grow their own vegetables and fruit. It can give them a way to feel better about themselves and how they are caring for their own families.

As “The Plan” evolves, there will be more posts about it. Right now it is too new and only a plan but there is hope that, in the very near future, it will be a reality.