This seems to be a “non-hero” action by John McCain. A friend I trust sent me this.

July 22, 2015

I think our politicians and leaders are the only ones in the world who sell out their own Native people by selling our country out from all of us.  It does make me sick.  I love my country.

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While we were all looking the other way, sacred Apache land (that was also property of the American people as a whole) was sold to an Australian-British mining company that will soon have the rights to leave a 2-mile crater in the area. How did this happen? Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake slipped the deal in at the last minute at the bottom of a much-needed military defense spending bill. Apache have been camped out on the sacred site of Oak Flat ever since, and this young warrior, along with a handful of others, traveled to NYC all the way from Arizona to try to bring attention to her people’s plight.

Let’s help this story spread and let this real life rebel know that she is not alone, and that the American people won’t stand for this betrayal to us all.

Petition: https://secure.avaaz.org/…/stand_with_the_apache_global_l…/…

Article: http://www.nytimes.com/…/opinion/selling-off-apache-holy-la

Celebrate!

July 18, 2015

This is the moment!  CELEBRATE the moment as it is the only guaranteed thing we have.  That statement is not negative, but the truth.

I am not going to allow any media frenzy, personal problem, or anything – usurp the moments of the day.

I see wisps of clouds.  I see a blue sky.  I see these faces upon waking.  My darling husband has already left for work…as you can see, my 5 year old is trying to get past the puppy to say hello.  The puppy wants to be first!

Gosh, and my kiddos are grown with kiddos.  I loved having my kiddos home.  I love my doggies!

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Life is the best thing I’ve ever known!

And if you think I couldn’t be raging mad, enveloped with sadness and depression, or flat lined – you would be wrong.  It takes practice to be happy.

Pardon me, I have to go practice for the entire weekend.  NOW SMILE and LOVE YOURSELF by taking care of some “fun” stuff!  Blessings by the ton to you all from a perfect (well, I am far from perfect – hee-hee) stranger.

As my kids say, “I couldn’t be any stranger!”  Wow I found my funny bone this morning.  Yahoo.

Here is a bouquet for you!

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……I’m Just saying

July 17, 2015

…………………………..I’m just saying

Statistics can mean something, as long as they are from qualified, and multiple sources. The “small sampling” ones are just advertisements and not representative of anything but people trying to put their ideas into the mind, as if they are a majority. Not so subtle brain-washing. The media does it every day and in every way.

Did a bit of research and these statistics seem to be reputable. Found them quite interesting. By the way, if ever you and I meet and are the types of people who can carry on a conversation without bullying and degrading another’s platforms, I will be happy to share with you my beliefs and philosophy regarding my life. I will not argue on line, nor degrade another’s beliefs.
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2015
Current statistics: 321,043,000 million people reside in the USA.

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There are 770,000 same-sex couples living in the United States.

9 million (3.8%) of Americans identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

33 states opposed same sex marriage.

California residents voted three times for no same sex marriage.

Gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender scenarios will be taught in schools.

The Supreme Court decided for all of us, that ALL states recognize same-sex marriage.

.03 percent are transgender.

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36 states opted out of mandatory Obamacare.

The Supreme Court decided, for all of us, Obamacare will be recognized in all states.

8.7 million people will receive a monthly subsidy of $272.00 for their premium.

Working citizens will receive nothing.

The Governor of CA. has just made it impossible for children to attend school
unless they are completely vaccinated. (There was no mention of who will pay for those who are illegal aliens or are unable to pay because of poverty).

The right is no longer a right for parents to accept or deny vaccines.

No matter what your spiritual beliefs, vaccines will be required in CA.

It is now legal for residents of the state of CA. to collect rainwater. (Yes, it actually was illegal).

Californians with water wells on their own land will soon be taxed for usage.

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The votes that citizens in many states do not matter. Anything can be changed by the people who “rule” the laws of the land.

We did not VOTE for the Supreme Court Justices. Those on the Supreme Court have lifetime jobs, with perks of course.

The Supreme Court is the highest court in the nation, so if rule on something, or they say jump, we are forced to ask,
“how high?”.
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The projected cost of the high speed railway to be built is *68 billion dollars – From LA to SF. This is the most expensive
public works project in United States history.
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The cost to repair roads and highways in CA. is 40. million.

To build a desalination plant that provides 50 million gallons of water a day in CA. would cost 1 billion.

We are in our fourth year of drought.

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I HAVE AN IDEA!*  I’m just saying…..

An Eclectic Post

July 7, 2015

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6 weeks old – Axel Bear

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4 months old – Axel Bear

Cherish your pets. They are gifts to us and are really great friends. They depend upon us. They are precious.

If something breaks don’t sweat it. Material things come and go. Our human counterparts are the “things” we must take care not to break with our words, or our actions.

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Material things can (and usually are) replaceable. Even if they are a cherished item that gets broken – just look in the eyes of the person you are upset with and remember words are like double-edged swords-they go directly to the heart. For women sometimes they remain there for years. It is sad, but true.

Here is the tip for the day. Don’t forget to pierce the potato your are going to bake. Just a few with a fork or small pokes with a paring knife. If you do that your potato won’t blow up! (I forgot!)

potatoPlease say a prayer for those who are homeless because they are just unable to do anything else – no matter what the reason.  If they are on drugs they need prayers.  If they are “takers” they need prayers.  If they have lost everything in a fire or flood – they need prayers.  Be generous with your prayers as we all need them and there is absolutely no charge to pray!  Remember with time and circumstance it could be any one of us in need.  Be grateful for every moment and every thing!

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Create a beautiful day for you and your family and friends. Does anyone remember the song “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine…..”?

We all have that light within. Just prompt it to release in the form of a smile, a kind deed or word, or better yet, a great big hug.

Cherish yourself!  So often it takes years to really learn that one!  Somehow I felt cute as a button a few days ago, so I took my first selfie.  (heeheee ) Felt kind of silly, but I hope you can see the joy in my heart.   1st selfieIt still seems really TOO FUNNY to take and post a photo of myself – but I did it anyway!  Pheww! That’s off my bucket list now.  LOL  I know – must be a pretty dumb bucket list!

I can’t stand it.  I have to tell you.  I stood in front of a fan to have that wind blown look.  I don’t know why it still makes me laugh!  That is the silly child within me.

I send hugs and love and blessings to all my family and friends. I don’t take the time often enough to tell each one of you individually how much I love you – so here it is –

I love you! You KNOW who you are…now let’s have a giant air hug!

An URGENT PLEA

July 4, 2015

I never ask for money!  I may have put a “donate” tag somewhere, but it’s not important to my writing.    I AM asking for donations today and here are the reasons why.  I have a very close friend in Redding that knows this young woman.  She said she is a lovely woman who shares blessings with others.  She has an immediate need!annies journey

I copied this from the website: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/annie-s-journey#/

Please go to the site – read the story – and donate!  I know we are all stretched beyond limit, but look closely at these children and their sweet little mama.  She needs help and all the prayers she can get.  Take a few moments from your life to do something wonderful!  I may be disabled, but her prognosis is much more heart-breaking.

Even if you donate $5.00, every penny will help.  I promise you will feel better in your hearts knowing that you’ve done what you can.  I am donating and I hope you do too.  “As ye give, so shall ye receive”….

God bless you all, and God bless this little woman and her beautiful family.

Robot kills

July 3, 2015

Don’t know if you read my post about the pace technology is accelerating at, but it was a bit thought-provoking for sure, and a bit frightening.

Found this and wanted to post it:

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“A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen’s production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday.

See also: A robot called Hadrian wants to build you a house in two days

The man died Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of Frankfurt, VW spokesman Heiko Hillwig said.

The 22-year-old was part of a team that was setting up the stationary robot when it grabbed and crushed him against a metal plate

The 22-year-old was part of a team that was setting up the stationary robot when it grabbed and crushed him against a metal plate, Hillwig said.”

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Now if that isn’t frightening, I don’t know what is!  The people in charge are dismayed because they don’t know who to hold responsible.  If you don’t mind digging a bit, you can read the post I wrote a while back. I will try to find it myself and re-post it.  We really needed something else to be worried about, eh?

I’m just saying…………..

No worries though, just override all the problems – just enjoy the moments of this day, and share love and kindness! These moments are all we have! Don’t think I’ll ever get a robot to clean my house or replace my dog!

Make it so!

June 29, 2015

This day is yours – CREATE a beautiful one for yourself and those around you.

THINK before you speak. Take a breath and it will spark your intellect.

Remember words are sharper than any knife and they pierce the heart.

Take THIS opportunity to tell someone you love or appreciate him or her.

Make these moments of value and the worth of your actions will ultimately return to benefit you!

It always works!

A few more lovely flowers for you! I hope your day is OUTSTANDING!

June 7, 2015

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It is going to be over 105-112 this week.  If you are in this kind of heat be sure to hydrate and use sunscreen.  Take care of YOU (and your family)

God Bless You all!

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Flowers

June 5, 2015

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If you know the names of the flowers in the second and third photo – please share with us.  Of course the first one is Orchids.  Have a safe and wonderful weekend.  If you find yourself tearful or terribly unhappy read stressmanagementmagic.com.  I hope it will lighten your load!  God bless us all!

IMPORTANT! Vehicle recall. (Also a post regarding “Madmen”)

May 20, 2015

IMPORTANT: In case you didn’t know – there is a recall of millions of vehicles because the airbags are defective. If your vehicle is in the recall, the bags can blow up like a bomb and have actually killed 5 or 6 people thus far. It is easy to check your vehicle.

Go to safercar.gov and click in your vin number (or numbers). The process is short and may save your life or the lives of someone in your family. Share this information. We need to channel important things “between” the people we love and know. I had a friend seriously injured by an airbag blowing up so I urge you to take a minute to do this. Be safe and have a wonderful day!

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Regarding the television show MADMEN.  The only reason I am posting this is to actually write a post from someone who lived in the sixties as a single woman.

I heard an excerpt from a post declaring that single women were better off in the same time Madmen was portrayed. That is a comment from someone who never lived the time.
It was a horrible time for both the married and single women I knew. Husband’s were drinking like fish at office parties and martini lunches, and cheating on their wives with every other breath they took. Hmmm.  Just like on the show.
Women who were married were “the little woman”. They were someone capable of cleaning and cooking and looking nice when the husband had friends over for dinner and drinks. They were never asked to office Christmas parties or any business conventions, for sure. They just cleaned and took care of the children..which was declared “an easy job” by most men.  My father-in-law (married 55 years) still calls his wife his slave – and to her face!
I was a single woman during that time and it seemed all I did was work, care for my young son, and then secretly hope some handsome man would walk into my life and sweep me off my feet. That happened a couple of times.
The first was a good-looking single guy and we dated for quite sometime. We always had a great time, but he did two things that caused me to break off the relationship. First he was very impatient with my year old son. I saw him jerk his hand. That was enough for me, but he also kept getting uglier as we dated. He was so particular about his looks. Fair enough, but he was getting more and more tied up with how handsome he was. Vane men are a real turnoff for me.
The second man tells the truth about Madmen. It was a lesson hard learned. A handsome sales man came into the entry of the business I was employed with (I knew how to run a switchboard,and was good with people) so when the regular gal was sick, I just took over for a few days. I actually worked as secretary to the president, so I pretty much could make make own decisions about my work – as long as he was set up with appointments, lunches, etc. It was a sweet job. No hanky panky expected either.
I have no problem naming the man as I will never forget what he did to me. He told me he was single and asked me to lunch. We had a great time so we had more lunches and then began dinners. He introduced me to steak and lobster and martinis. He was breath-taking in the looks department and kissed as good as he looked.
I began the only real “affair” I ever have had in my life. I quickly fell for this guy and we were amazing together in every way. After about six months he invited me to his place for a party. We had always gotten a suite at some posh hotel. He said because he was hosting, his buddy would pick me up. I was so happy and thought I was falling in love with this perfect “replica” of Don Draper in Madmen. However he was too close a replica!
His friend ran the bell and a lovely woman answered the door with three little ones snuggling her closely.  “Welcome to our home” she said sweetly.  My husband said you are a lovely young woman.  She was, of course, married to DICK PROTEAU -I will never forget that name, nor what happened next.

I was stunned and not quite sure what to do.  Dick (I mean Pig Proteau) stepped in and asked me how I was doing.  I told him I had a back that ached and thought I would go home as I needed to see a chiropractor.  “No problem,” Pig said, “A chiropractor is here tonight.

He went to a closet and grabbed a blanket and put it on the floor of the living room.  I was still in a state of disbelief.  He said “this is (what ever the heck his name was – probably pig2) and he can give you an adjustment.”  Like an idiot I lay on my tummy on the floor and the man actually sat on me and TRIED to feel me up (as we used to say).  Like a weightlifter setting a record, a trigger went off and so did he.  I stood up and demanded a phone.  I called a cab and stepped outside to wait.

I was horrified and humiliated.  I had cared so much about this totally lying PIG.  I said my prayers and asked for forgiveness for being with him.  I really knew NOTHING about his other life.  I felt like I had stabbed her in the back too, and her children.

I never spoke to him again and when he stepped into the office I simply turned and left.  Of course that was after I told him loudly what a lying, stinking, filthy, cheating, PIG he was.  From that point I simply avoided him 100%.  I felt terrible.

What made it worse was my friend, who worked in the next office over, called me on the phone and said, “Look towards my office”.  She stood there being sexually “manipulated” in the hallway by a red-haired young man who was married and whose wife had just given birth to his first baby.  I felt physically ill. His name was Bill, but I can’t remember the last.  Her name was Barbara, and she gave me a different view of her morals.  Didn’t speak to her again.

I quit my job with no notice.  I felt bad about doing that, but I couldn’t stand being anywhere near that place one more minute.

Sure…..the time period Madmen was in was lovely for single young women.  NOT!  I actually couldn’t believe the show was so true to life – the writer must have lived it too.

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Have a good day, and for you single young women, keep in mind you don’t really know someone for at least a year…my husband calls that time “the impression stage”. Take it slow.


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