Monday, March 28, 2011

Full Circle Shelters, A Humanity Anser to Disastrs

Delete........phobia or lazy. Yuo deside. Or are you exacly like me?

I seem to not be able to use that button. Anywher. When my hotmail inbox got to over 10,000 REGULR emails not read, i embarsngly sent an email to my peeps that sed due to tech diffcltys I am now swiching to Gmail.
When my gmail got over 10,000 REGULR emails not read.....I sent an email owt saying due to tech diffcltys, all my emails wer acdently deleted so if you had sent me somthng importnt pleez re-send it.

I have over 25 pages in my etsy mail. but it IS all read. why am I holding on to it?? I tell myslf, its so I can quik-grab sombody for my blog...heer. But I blog peepl I reely feel for, so thats not it.
Sombody on the SIMS forum sed thay have a limit message storage, so I have HAD to delete ther. Same for my lymphoma supprt site.

I'm a cyber horder.

Now my hubby wod say alot about that not being only in th realm of cyberland, but hes not heer so I can just keep it at this. ;)

While I try to figr owt why I am delete-shy, lets take a look at somthng reely cool.

Full Circle Shelters
My best frend and her hubby have developd a sereus ansr to sereus humanity problms in the fase of disasters. Kathy and Dennis Fry have truly created a masterpeese. Take a look.

A look at the frrst thing on there gole page speeks volumes on this quest for disaster releef.
"Full Circle Shelters is an idea that has been in process for many years.   An original idea for an easy to assemble, reusable utility building has evolved into much more.   As the need for temporary disaster relief housing became evident, the design was finalized to that goal.  The resulting shelter has been described as too good to use as only temporary shelter... "use it as a permanent house and get people out of temporary shelters sooner".

Heers wher it reely gets cool. The $1 donation. Chek it out!

We are currently building partnerships with aid agencies and relief organizations with the goal of manufacturing shelters in the areas of need.  Our micro manufacturing facilities are designed not only to produce housing but also to employ local workers right in their home towns and villages.  We believe in the adage that the best way to help people is to provide a hand up, not a handout.  Our goal is to provide safe, economical housing and hope for the future through jobs.

How will we fund shelters and low income housing?  There are basically three ways to fund a project like this:
- donations from individuals and companies willing to help others
- grants from government and industry, whether one time or ongoing
- profits from retail sales of our cabins, home offices and small houses
We will be using all of these methods, with a little different approach on the donations.   While we will happily accept donations of $10, $25, $50 or more, our focus is on spreading the word about what we are doing and asking for a $1 donation from many people - plain and simple people helping people.
The current United States population is about 310,000,000.  If only 1% or 3.1 million people donated $1 each, that would equal not only 1050 small homes for those in need but also jobs for low income families.  That is a true "bag for your buck".

Please send us your $1 donation and encourage everyone in your social circles to visit our web sites and donate.

Help us in housing humanity.

Is that cool or what! 
Pleez take a look at this website, 
Tgether, our $1s can make a huge diffrense.

Thanks for sharing a cup of coffee wth me. Have a grate day! 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


You find it in some of the oddest places.
 In the person who finds the time aftr wrrk to care for an eldrly parent.
At the cornr wher a person is wrrking his/her 2nd job to put food on th table.
In the classroom wher 30% of classroom needs are bot by the teecher, due to cutbacks.
in the child who is bustin butt to get a good grade regardlss of what his/her frends ar tryng to entise him/her to do.
in the teen who chooses to just put the joint down.
in the person who is still scared shitless but finds it in them to finly leev an abusive relashnship.
in the person who will leev th relashnship tthat evn tho it is not abusive, it is not what is good for them.
in the 60yr old wrrking at a retale store to suplmnt income.
in a littl kid's fase whn he looks past the grime of the street and smiles at th swingset.
in the single mom who relizes fr th nxt 18yrs at leest.....her life is put on hold. fr now, its all about this amazng littl person.
in tthat same mom who finds a job, figrs owt how to take a class at a time, and make a desent home for tthat child.

women. we have a secret strength. it kiks in whn we are at our weakest. we go into autopilot. and this strength, yuo do not wantt to tangle wth. cos it will chew anythng in its way of its objectv up. it is what gets th needs done.
heer is my ode to th strength of women evrywher.

and I wod like to introduse yuo to my heros.
Sara grandmother and namesake. 

Linda, my mother, who taut me to alwas alwas alwas play. Jaden, my 8yr old neese, who carrys owt that lesson!

Amanda, this psycho celtic amazing crazy ass dauter of mine who shows me yuo never no what th next minut will bring.

x2! Amanda and Maddie, my othr dauter, stil a celtic prinsess but not as stormy as her elder i love thees

The pics cod go on forevr. So cod the women in my life. I have ben blessd. I take non of yuo for granted, truth.
and i wish for yuo peese.

Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the infinite peace to you. 

Thank yuo for sharing a cup of coffee wth me. Have a grate day!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Turn To Japan

Doing our part in helping Japan, pleez think abowt buying from this incredbl list of grate items and beutifly generus shop owners.
Evrybody in tthat group is donating at LEEST 50%, and most are donating 100% net profits of ther item to Japan Relief.
It is a drop in tthe bucket. but those drops fill buckets! Rmembr tthat!
I jusst HAVE to point out the shop owner, Treasures4Artemis, "Thanks so much for featuring my photo! %100 of the profits from my shop (no matter what item) will go to help those who have been affected by the earthquake/tsunami in Japan."
WOW. i meen WOW.

Its imprrtnt to rmbr tthat small donashns mattr so mcch. if yuo cant buy, take a look at thees.
American Red Cross Donate Page, Japan Relief is the top choise

I encurag yuo to add to tths list. I am only recmending those 2, due to ther top levels.
Ther are so so many peepl who are doing amazng thngs, to give to Japan.  and what I ws saying abowt evn small gifts? When I do owr lymphoma walkathon, we ask for dollar donashns, and 5dollar donashns. its eezy to do tthat! and it sooooooo adds up! yuo stil get th satisfactn of helping, and yuor not braking yuor own howsehold during tths finansl crisis.

I am amazd and in awe of the Japanese.......ther has ben no looting or rioting or any of th kind, tthat i'v seen at leest.

May we all help rebild them, and the House of The Rising Sun stand agen.

heers to hope!

Thank yuo for sharing a cup of coffee wth me. Have a grate day!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

For those of yuo who love giveaways, click "follow" on my blog, then click this link and give a hay! it also gives how to enter. FUN!

Things we say.
When I was little, my brothr being 4yrs yunger than me, my mom wod say to us whn she was mad, "Your gona think tthat, rite upside your head!"
well, one day
my brillant brother desided to anser back "mom do yuo no how stupid tthat sownds? what dos that evn meen?"
To which, she educated him. rite upside his head. WHOP!
now puttng my absolut glee in seeing my brother whoppd aside, I did lern somthng.
Things we say matter.
Thay also have direct consequnses.
Yuo can't pass to sombdy els yuor consequns of what yuo say. OR YUO SHODNT BE ABLE TO.

We live in a world wher evry action has a reaction. It just dos. So we need to be vry carefl in owr actions. Delibrat.
consius of the possibl fallowt.
and fase up, whn it comes.


 heers a pretty frm my shop, Through Saras Eyes

and THIS is my donation to Japan relief efforts thru the American Red Cross, all net profits of the Japanese Fisherman print will go to that.

and to reflect my mood?
Heer is a totly unique card shop. A girl aftr my own hart, lets have a sneek peek into Cards by AmyBrecker
Each of her cards are $5.95, with $1 shipping alone, or .20 wth another item.  The sentimnts are rite owt of my own hart, some days. hehehe so KUDOS TO AMY!!!

Thanks for having a cup of coffee with me. Have a grate day!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Cranky Cat Selebrates! Mega Giveaway!

The prizes are awsome, the shops are uber-cool. You do not want to miss owt on this giveaway! Cranky Cat's Studio Baby and Toddler Fashion is having this amazing giveaway! Like, comment, and win on all yuor faves! You have til March 26 so hurry!

I'm happy to offer the winner's choise of any 8x10 floral print in my shop.
be shur to click on the collections, as sevral have 3 and 4 other pics within the sets.

And dont forget to stop by and thank Deb, Cranky Cat shop! Her baby stuff is amazng! too cool. You wont find bunnies and ducks heer! I can persnly attest to the quality of thees items too. I have some fr my grandson, and thay stand up to wash aftr wash!

I will rite more later, regardng prayrs fr Japan among othr stuff. but i want a seprat post for this giveaway! Like, comment, win!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Scary Times

Wisconsin went ahed and voted withowt the Democrats, which is illegal.
Wisconsin's latest

Michigan has voted into law thtat any town/city declared by the govnr to be in fiscal crisis will be subject to the mayor/govrmnt of tthat town/city to be taken ovr by a contractr put in plase by that govnr. I cant begin to name how many thngs are rong wth this, but agen it is abslutly illegal.
The Michigan ordr to gane cntrol of Detroit?

In New Hampshire, colleg students are calld foolish by the republican Govnr who is trying to take away ther rite to vote.
Partys Clash on Students Voting Rites

I find all this horifyng.

I wondr. Bfor the Bush Admin, I was a republcn. truth, I was. But for a party tht professes it wants smallr govrmnt, it shur is wantng to micromanag evry sngl aspect of my life. Thees 3 storys , taken tgethr, look like a presise way to get rid of the democratic vote.
Ther is a claus of FEMA, ttht ses if the nation is in a state of natrl disastr emrgnsy, th presidensy will not chang until said emrgnsy is declared resolvd. um. by th president.

I am angry.
President Obama is not the Mr. Obama I voted for. President Obama has made some needed changs, but his constant atempts at bipartsnship in th fase of the constnt repub NO has changd him into an inept president. I voted for a strong willd man wth his own visn of how change can wrrk, and i shared tthat visn. his wrrk to th white house exsited me and gave me hope.
Repubs have ben quoted (Bohner) saying, 'my job is to get him owt of offis'. thers no room fr bipartisnship ther.
jusst go in and do how yuo do.

Im shockd and dismayd at how the Republicns are taking blatntly illegal meshurs.......and nobody is standng up saying 'AY! YUO THER! YUOR UNDR AREST!'

ok. sed my peese. and I am open to polite debate.

on a liter note.......(or not) th prise of gas is going up.
evrybody is freekng owt.
gess what.
it gos up evry summer.
chek it owt. it reely dos. we'v got commitees on it, speshlists, peepl dedicated to findng owt why.
to me?
ths is like saying "ok. has anybdy notisd.....the sun is stayin in th sky a bit mor evry day?????? sersly! nobdy nos why! but we have teams dedicatd to findng owt why! just relax peeepl!"

*snark* yeh, i no. shudddup alredy.

ok. worky!

doncha jus love spring? heers one of my latest, avalable in my shop
I'm begining to use gilcee printing on my work.

What is a giclee fine art print?
IT is a process that utilates a high quality art paper and a high quality inkjet print that allows for a greater complexity of colour and tone, creating a truly superior art print.

Lets take a peek into Alecia O'Flaherty's shop
The water has me addicted. beutifl. heers a few choises.
Peacefully timeless $30, free shipping in the USA

set of 3 5"x7" glossy photographs matted and framed to 8"x10". Photos include one black and white photo each of East Quoddy Lighthouse, West Quoddy Head Lighthouse and Mulholland Light.
$80 for that beutifl set and $10 in shipping in the USA.

I love this . $30 with free shipping in the USA


and becos I want this post to end beutifly, my son Donnie, who has cherokee blood, fownd this and it is beutifl.

Amazing Grace sang in Cherokee.....enjoy

Thanks for sharing a cup of coffee wth me. Have a grate day!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Brand New Day!

Woke up to thunder! Sheets of rain! Cleen beutiful rain. how i love it. as soon as the temp got to 49degrees, i threw open the doors. how can the smell of water and mud smell so so cleen!
I love it.
It just quenchs me.
(altho cleening my dog off evry sngl time he gos owt is a chore lol)

what is 'it' for yuo? what gets yuo going?

Boy I have needed a kick in the pants too! I tend to spend more time lookng owt my window, on my iPad now. hehe but! but! I do have etsy apps on it so no exuses now! *wink*

have yuo evr thot boy, this day is just too mcch. I want to share wth yuo "Just For Today". most of yuo probly alredy no it. but it is a wondrfl upliftng peese. Its rittn by Kenneth Holmes, for Al-Anon, famlys of alcoholcs. My dad was an alcoholc. I have my own vews. For those who are helpd by AA and Al-Anon, Blessed Be. Prsnly, I had a problm wth my dad waking up evry day and saying to himslf, 'im an alcoholc'. it seems so self-defeetng to begin a day defining yuorslf that way! I start my day, and say to myslf "I fucking ROCK!'.......or if i dont feel good, i can find somthng awsom abowt myslf. i was like tthat abowt cancer too. I refusd to let it define me. I am not a cancer patient. I am a photographer, a wife, a mothr, a nana, a dauter, a frend.......who is enjoying remissn from cancer.
But this riting has sertnly gottn me thru some ruff days. somtims yuo cant take one day at a time. somtims yuo have to go one hour at a time. and tthats ok.

 Just for Today
 Just for today, I will try to live through this day only,
 and not tackle my whole life problem
 at once. I can do something for twelve hours
 that would appall me if I felt that I had to
 keep it up for a lifetime.

 Just for today, I will be happy. This assumes to
 be true what Abraham Lincoln said, that
 "most folks are as happy as they make up
 their minds to be."

 Just for today, I will try to strengthen my mind.
 I will study. I will learn something useful.
 I will not be a mental loafer. I will read
 something that requires effort, thought and

 Just for today, I will adjust myself to what is,
 and not try to adjust everything to my own
 desires. I will take my "luck" as it comes,
 and fit myself to it.

 Just for today, I will exercise my soul in three
 ways: I will do somebody a good turn, and
 not get found out. I will do at least two
 things I don't want to--just for exercise.
 I will not show anyone that my feelings are
 hurt; they may be hurt, but today I will not
 show it

 Just for today, I will be agreeable. I will look
 as well as I can, dress becomingly, talk low,
 act courteously, criticize not one bit, not
 find fault with anything and not try to improve
 or regulate anybody except myself.

 Just for today, I will have a program. I may not
 follow it exactly, but I will have it. I will
 save myself from two pests: hurry and indecision.

 Just for today, I will have a quiet half hour all
 by myself, and relax. During this half hour,
 sometime, I will try to get a better perspective
 of my life.

 Just for today, I will be unafraid. Especially I
 will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful,
 and to believe that as I give to the world, so
 the world will give to me.

ok. a littl humr heer. blond or polock, take yuor pick.
so I'm talkng to an insurans rep on why i NEED to see this particulr gastro dr evn tho he is not in owr PPO. shes saying I can still see him , but it is owt of netwrrk. and I am apeeling it cos of exseptnl circmsttanses.
and she ses
'ok, miss, what are th exseptnl circmstanses.'

i tell her my stomak is prmntly paralizd! like it dosnt move at all. if it was my hart, wich is like 4 inchs from my stomak, i wod DIE. and we dont no if this is contagus or not! what if my hart cachs what killed my stomak! I have to stay wth this doc cos he nos all the histry of my medicl crap. i  cant start ovr wth a newby!

in the end, i offr to send her my medcl transcrips frm his offise......whch is ALOT. hehehe i'm prety confdent.

SO. Heers my newest offering. I amm in love with it. :) Let me no yuor thots. or stop by my shop, Through Sara's Eyes and buy it. *smile*
Thanks for sharing an aftrnoon coke with me. Have a grate day!