Thursday, October 1, 2015

Drafts- and more drafts

Like I said, I've not been blogging as much as I used to,
 but I have been jotting down ideas for blog posts.

I have a good list of blog drafts I have yet to complete and post.
The topics are across the board from your heart, friends, your attitude,
the Confederate flag, animals, and more.

I just need to finish each draft, add images and or video that would compliment
the topic, edit and post.

This looks like a quiet place to write.

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Sounds easy. But if it's too easy I have to make it

Totally into Hello Kitty™

There are some who adore kittens and some who can't get quite enough Hello Kitty™.

Hello Kitty is BIG! and not showing any signs of slowing any time soon.

Hello Kitty is everywhere! I'm not surprised there isn't a Hello Kitty house.
Wait! There is a Hello Kitty™ house.

Here's Hello Kitty's family.

You can even have Hello Kitty™ in your green tea.

I came across some interesting things out there for those who must have their Hello Kitty® fix
satisfied in a big way.

Restaurant- You can eat in 'Hello Kitty' style.

A girl can sleep, wear, eat, drink, wake up to, fall asleep on, walk on, be adorned by, carry, tell time on, etc. Hello Kitty. Hello Kitty™ is a way of life and making many girls and women happy.

There are two destination theme parks for those who need to be surrounded for taking in all the Hello Kitty™ one can imagine.

Eat your heart out Mickey!

Theme park.  Japan
Theme park.  China

There's probably lots more, but that's enough Hello Kitty™ pinkness for this blog post.

One Week- Early Fall, 2015

I haven't been blogging regularly and that bothers me because I like to write.

I have too many daily 'to-dos' on my plate, so some things get put off for a while.
Come to think of it, it's been a while since I've gotten an email from one of my favorite writers.
Maybe he's not been writing regularly either. His book,"Out Where the Buses Don't Run', is good.

Life seems to get crazier and busier in spite of all the modern conveniences we have. I don't see
my daily schedule slowing down. And everyone I know seems to be just as busy.
It's mid-afternoon and I haven't been outside to see about the goat. I'm sure she needs water,
and food, of course, even though she has plenty to grass to nibble on. And Zeus. He's 21 years old and he's not doing much more than sleeping day and night.

This is my week of vacation and it's half over and so far I've spent it being downright lazy.
I'm busy all day, but when I look around I can't see what I've been so busy doing.
So I thought I'd make myself a list of things to get done. That didn't work either.

But is has been quiet, relaxing, and I'm enjoying the peacefulness of not having to think about
going in to work. That alone has been delightful for me emotionally and physically. I've been enjoying sleeping at night like a regular person, and waking up when I've had sufficient sleep.

My stay-cation has been lovely, however I wanted to get more things accomplished while I'm home
day and night.
I still have a few more days to myself, so I if I apply myself I can get a few tangible items accomplished.

Writing this blog is one of a dozen things I want to get done. I still want to clean out my little shed, clean the inside of my vehicles, wash mold off the siding, wash the SunPorch, and pull up weeds in the garden.

And today just happens to be my birthday, though it doesn't feel anything like a birth day should
 feel. But that's okay. I'm not complaining. And I have received 'Happy Birthday' wishes from five people.

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I need to do something nice for someone on my birthday. That will make my complete.

I must end for now to get busy on my list. And if all goes well, I'll can some persimmon jam and squash and okra and juice some carrots later and I want to go through the old family photo album
to find pictures of me as a Camp Fire girl.  I'm considering purchasing an old Camp Fire Girl book I saw on Amazon.
I wish I could locate my blue vest with my beads I earned.

And I still yearn to have a tepee.

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And just maybe one day I will.

Thank you Lord for allowing me to be well and enjoy another birthday.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Swearing & cursing outbursts

I ran across this article on kids swearing at such an early age.
After reading it, I thought parents don't normally encourage their child to curse or swear,
but do so by allowing them to hear them talk speak such language.  So what 
should a parent do to discourage or change behavior if their child starts cursing?

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I think adults who use profanity or strong expressive curse words should take notice to limit certain words if within hearing range of tiny ears so kids don't hear or learn such descriptive words. I remember my parents spelling words around us kids, but I seriously doubt they were spelling swear words.

I understand swearing and using 'choice' curse words for expressing one's true feelings and emotions is called for at times. I don't deny using expressive words, but I do not use the Lord's name, or say, 'g.d' no matter how emotionally frustrated or upset I sometimes might be. And I didn't pick up any of the mild words I use from my parents, but I really can't tell you where I first heard them.

I believe if you have a decent vocabulary or use of one's language, you will be more equipped to verbally express feelings in a tactful and intelligent manner so that resorting to profanity or cursing is last rather than first or the prime way of expressing self.

Kids get emotionally charged and they mimic exactly what they've seen and heard from adults.

There are some general reasons why a person chooses to swear- for expressive, verbal emphasis, to feel 'macho' in a situation, and to help deal with feelings of discomfort.

All in all, heightened emotions are behind profanity, and often those words can be vile, hurtful and cruel of spoken to or about a person.
There are occasions when swearing is an appropriate means of expression, if done with respect for people who will be in earshot, especially children who are prone to repeating what they hear. 

Unfortunately, children do hear cursing and profanity, and may not fully know what those words mean. Before their 'foul language' becomes 'habit' I do hope some adult sits with them and explains there's a more acceptably approved way of voicing one's thoughts and feelings that will be more apt of getting help and attention.

I much prefer hearing kids saying the 'darndest things' like on the old Art Linkletter show.

or these kids....

And I wanted to end with this...

This was an April Fool's joke- I thought soap flavors for washing a child's mouth was creative.

Friday, July 3, 2015

The poisonous vs non-poisonous cancer treatment

I've been around long enough to remember when a cancer diagnosis was a rarity.
Today a cancer diagnosis is common and no person is immune- the very young and the old have receivde this dreaded diagnosis.
The treatment most likely will include radiation and/or chemotherapy.
Chemotherapy is chemical therapy, administered to kill tumors and cancer cells.
It's a poison.

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Chemotherapy is designed to disrupt and kill cancer cells which divide more rapidly than normal cells.

This treatment has come to be the norm, but chemical therapy renders some negative side-effects, which can be almost as detrimental to health as the cancer.

Some info the Cancer Industry doesn't want you to know about chemical and radiation therapies.

Cancer, any type of cancer diagnosis should not be ignored. Seek medical attention.

Of course I'm not an oncologist, but there are a number of natural remedies that are also worth looking into.
The premise is to halt the growth of these quick dividing, invasive cells.

A short list of natural therapies are-

PH treatment- making the environment counter to cancer cells inhibition and growth.
 Oxygen deprivation- starving the cancer cells of what they need to sustain and grow.
Frequency/vibrational therapy- making the environment counter to the presence of cancer cells.
Increasing immunity-strengthening and increasing natural body defenses against attack.
 Cutting off nutrients to the cells- starving cancer cells of nutrients to slow division and invasion

 These are all potential, non-poisonous methods of halting the growth and making the unwanted
cells die or at least be made vulnerable and/or not as invasive in the body.

Cancer is a microbial disease. Read about these alternative cancer treatments.

Here are 20 herbs that cancer cells do not like.

Is there a link between cancer and oxygen?
Also this article about oxygen and cancer.
And a biochemical outline for a cancer cure.

Frankincense essential oil possesses powerful anti-cancer properties.

Cancer loses against this substance.

Frequencies from substances and our environment affect our bodies. Essential oils have the highest frequency and can be used for our benefit to combat dis-eases.

Health IS energy. 
And essential oils can be a tremendous benefit to help return to a healthy state on multiple levels.

The distillation, how the plants are grown and harvested is very important for the quality and properties of essential oils to be effective for their intended purpose.

There's more than one way to assist the body help return to a natural state of health that don't involve poisoning healthy cells.

Of course, speak to your physician and get more than one opinion. Sometimes a multiple attack against cancer or any attack against your health is very good plan-of-attack. Your health is your wealth.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Before you tee off, Mr. President

The author of this article, and I are on the same page.

I've given thought as to what must have been the deciding factor or factors why did the
Obama administration decided not to voice acknowledgement, condolence, or send a White House official or aide to the funeral's of those who served this country with honor or been a great friend to this country.

I've given thought as to why did the Obama administration sent three aides to the funeral of an 18 year-old man who shortly before his death was in a physical altercation with a policemen, and who had also been videotaped stealing from a convenience store. Unfortunately, Michael Brown lost his life when the police officer had to shoot him in self defense to stop Mr. Brown's hostile advances.

Mrs. Black had served this country as a diplomat in the United Nations general assembly, and appointed as an ambassador to two countries, Ghana and Czechoslovakia. I've also given thought to why the Obama administration didn't acknowledge the passing of Shirley Temple Black last year?

This ordained minister writes that the Obama administration was wrong to not acknowledge the passing of Shirley Temple Black.

I believe the person holding the office of the President of the United States should represent and be accountable to all citizens of the United States.

United States citizens include...
those who are light-skinned...
those who are politically conservative....
those who are of Jewish heritage....
those who call Jesus their Lord and Savior...
those who abide by the law of the land...
and, those who respect those who wear a uniform and work to uphold peace and lawfulness in society.

Teeing off vs showing respect of the passing of those who've served this country
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It only takes a few minutes to send a condolence or appoint a White House aide to attend a funeral to send some honor or a gesture of respect from the Presidential office.
This gesture would mean more to United States citizens than a Presidential teeing off.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The one ingredient for peace

The path to peace can only be reached through peaceful means.

I believe it's self-defeating to want peace, but go about killing and murdering thinking that will bring peace.

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Killing can't bring about peace. If so, give me one instance of killers living peacefully.

Perhaps peace isn't actually the goal for those who resort to killing in the name of peace.

Peace is having no conflict or quarrels with others.
Peace is living in harmony without the threat of fear.

The Earth is inhabited with many people living on different continents. I can confidently say all people wish to live in peace rather than live in fear or in threat of being killed for their beliefs.

Killing is not the way any person should go about to have no conflict or quarrel with others or to live in harmony without the threat of fear. 
The killing one person, a group of people or wanting to annihilate a certain race is not going to bring about peace.
Being a murderer, for whatever reason a person has to against someone else does not guarantee a peaceful existence once you've gotten rid of who you think is preventing you from having peace.

No one should go about demanding change upon another person.
It's impossible to change all the different people and all their customs and beliefs that are different from yours. The way they live their life doesn't have anything to do with you having peace.
That would be the equivalent of all birds except blue birds must not be allowed to fly.
That's impossible and who'd want only one color of bird in the world?

This earth is home to diverse groups of people speaking different languages, with different ways of dress and dance and customs and shades of skin coloring and hair textures and religious beliefs.
One group of people aren't better than another and shouldn't hate or make demands to submit or change and take up another way through fear, intimidation or harm of any sort.

Wanting to kill someone because they don't wish to conform to a certain set of rules will never
bring about any real, just or sustainable peace.

Manipulation, physical force, brutalizing and killing, fear and intimidation only gives birth to more hatred and evil, not peace.

Peace is painted with strokes of love.

Loveliness and peacefulness make a lovely, attractive scene,  blending in harmony without conflict or fear.

There is only one way to attain, experience or usher in peace- it's done with love.

(See my other blog entry- 'The source of Peace')

Donna Douglas played Ellie Mae Clampett

I don't usually write about actors and actresses but today I will.

I liked watching sitcoms of the sixties and seventies. The The Beverly Hillbillies was one of my favorite shows to watch.  274 episodes were filmed.

All the characters were great, but Ellie Mae, was one character in particular I could relate to because of her love for animals.
I tend to believe she and her character had a lot in common-caring about the welfare of animals.

She acted in other shows but I've only viewed her playing Ellie Mae.

She passed away on the first day of 2015 in a hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana from pancreatic cancer.

She was a believer.  

In reading about her life, she seems to have been a lovely woman with a beautiful and humble spirit. She was also a writer.

I know she's missed by those who loved her.

I know there are lots of people with humble spirits and are beautiful inside and out.

I'd like to think I'm one.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Recidivism- of course

The first time I heard this word I had no clue of it's meaning.
Recidivism is an interesting word. It's repeating a bad habit and it's usually associated with
repeatedly doing what warrants another deserving reservation and stay in jail or prison.

an incarceration cell with bed furnishing

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I question why would anyone decide on repeating what could lead them back towards being incarcerated?
Granted, I've never been in jail, but isn't the entire premise of incarceration the removal on one
from society where that person is kept to dwell with a loss of freedom in a controlled, confined space?

Perhaps I should take a different approach and look at recidivism from inside to see
what's going on in the joint I might need to know about.

The perks and benefits-

Here are 7 benefit/s perks you get when in prison.

There are consultants for hire to help a prisoner more comfortable with prison life.

And prison doesn't necessarily put a halt to prisoners drug habits.

This author writes the perks in prison are better than the perks in nursing homes.

And a few more benefits of being incarcerated.

Activities can be pursued in the joint- 

Some prisoners use art as a mode to express their creativity.

The meals-

The food may be edible, but quality and goodness far from grandma's home cooking.


Read what a few share about privacy in the joint.

A debate on whether prisoners are enjoying too many comforts in prison.

I've seen enough television shows and movies of prison or jail cells to know I wouldn't enjoy
being in a jail cell for one minute.
I like choosing what I want to wear; where I want to go; and when I want to do something.
I like plants and flowers and greenery around me.
I like my pets and my garden.
I like going outside to enjoy nature instead of a concrete yard surrounded by armed guards.
I like an unobstructed view and having the keys to my own doors.
I like deciding what I want to eat and when I want to eat.
I like peace and quiet.
I like calling up my friends and making plans to meet and do something we want to do together.

Knowing some of the perks of incarceration, I can now see why some would choose to repeat
bad habits offering them a chance to be returned to a state of incarceration. Prison life doesn't
seem appealing to me on any level, but I do understand recidivism much better.

My opinion is freedom means far more than all the perks combined in any prison.
And besides, I have freedom for all the perks I want versus the limited perks in prison.