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Day 41

365 Days of My

Today Little Miss did not want to go to school because she was tired and her legs hurt.  Remember I love my Mondays, but I was in no mood for a fight this morning… So I caved. But there was one rule..

Rule: If she was tired,  then she needed to rest on the couch. It wasn’t playtime or jump around time. It was rest time.

The leg thing honestly baffled me, until lunchtime.  Where she ate everything, no picking at all… cleaned the plate and even went after mine too!! Then I fully understood. It’s another growth spurt, and a big one. Later she told me it hurt to always sit cross-legged like they do at school. So after she went to sleep, I sent a quick e-mail off to the teachers asking that she gets to spread her legs out a bit more when they hurt.  Problem solved…

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And after a long day of helping me out with the laundry. She asked, I’d be nuts to say no. It was time for a snuggle before bed. Now she is snoring loud enough I can hear her downstairs.

365 Days of Truth, Confessions of a Mad Woman

Last Mother’s Day.  I was blue and cried when I read  on Facebook how my other Mother friends had breakfast in bed, spa days and pampering. For me it was just another day… I was jealous and feeling left out.

But then I thought about it, and the way I look at it. I might not get manicures, massages and breakfast in bed one day a year, but… I don’t have to share my hugs. I get all the kisses and she tells me she loves  me a million times a day. Those are gifts enough for me.

365 Days of Healthy Living

20 Uses for Coconut Oil

1.  Cook with it, it is a good butter replacement.
2.  Stir a bit into your tea to flavour it.
3.  Warm some up to liquify it and make a yummy salad dressing.
4. Use it instead of shaving cream.
5. Use it as a hair treatment. Work 3-5T into your hair. Comb through and  leave it overnight. Rinse. Enjoy soft manageable hair.
6.  Use it as a diaper rash cream.
7. Extra Strength Moisturizer.
8. Use as an all natural daily moisturizer for face, body and lips.
9. Combine baking soda and coconut oil to make an all natural toothpaste.
10. All natural sexual lubricant.
11. Breastfeeding mothers can use this as a safe all natural nipple cream.
12. It can be used to removed gum out of hair.
13. Use it as a natural deodorant.
14. Use it to help heal small cuts and burns.
15. Use it as a massage oil.
16. Use it to remove your make up.
17. Use it to oil squeaky doors or toy wheels.
18. Apparently you can clean bronze with it.
19. They say if you mix coconut oil and peppermint oil it works as an insect repellent.
20.  Can be used in mild to moderate cases of head lice.

And now for a bedtime laugh…

redbull in my coffee

Until Tomorrow!!

 

 

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Day 40

Today I want to build one of these…

Or these…

Either will do…

I am overwhelmed, over tired and over stimulated and so close to starting a Kickstarter to afford the ‘Wanderlust’ project.  Anyone want to come?

The Wanderlust Project:
Packing up the cats, kid and lizard. Sell everything and drive til we can’t drive any more.  Learn to love life and all the experiences that come with it. Just be free…

Great dream huh? Well that is escapism for you. Sounds great, but a most unrealistic way of dealing with stress and depression. Today has been a challenging day and I just need to remember that tomorrow things will feel differently.

Time to go pull out those proverbial big girl panties and get’er done.  I will not be controlled by my stress and blues. Grr…

Until Tomorrow, when I promise I will get back to the normal!!!

Day 38 and 39… Two for One Special

This was me all last night trying to manage a sticky keyboard.. It took me over an hour to write just one section. The problem seems to be at least temporarily fixed.

365 Day of My

Day 38

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In an attempt to be silly and block the camera, she inadvertently made an awesome photograph.

Day 39

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What does the Fox say? 

365 Days of Truth, Confessions of a Mad Woman

Day 38

I do not like passive  aggressive behavior.

I have been working very hard to stop doing that behavior, instead of simply solving problems head on.

My feeling on it now is…  Not only is it cowardly, it solves nothing and causes unnecessary drama.

Day 39

When I was a panhandler my best money making line was …

” Excuse me, could you please spare some change. My goldfish flipper has the ick and needs some medicine.” *cheeky smile

It got people to stop, think and most often laugh.

 

365 Days of Healthy Living

Day 38
‘After paying off everything this month this is what I have left. $80 per week for groceries and $9 for any emergency that may happen. There is additional money that comes in but it has already been allotted else where. ‘

This is the life of a single parent who lives under the poverty line. The everyday choices that you have to make to ensure your child has what they need provided for them: Food, clothing, school, medicine, creative/imaginative/educational stimulation.

Sadly that means..
1.  So no money for transportation, if I can not walk to  it we don’t go. This includes days where Little Miss misses her very early morning school bus. 7am. So we must be ready and out the door no later then 6:54am. Even in the snowy conditions I push her  on her little tricycle. If I didn’t and made her walk, we would have to leave the house by 6:48am… I know I tried a few times.
2.  So no money for clothing, I rely on hand me downs and donations for Little Miss, and she is growing like a bean!! This is why I was talking the other day about upcycling clothing, learning to sew and so on.
3.  So  no money for laundry, so I spend hours hand-washing everything. I have a bathtub, a bucket and a modified plunger. Trust me when I say…ONE of the best upper body workouts you can ever get!! Although, it is time consuming and my kitchen is the only place to hang a clothesline.
4.  So no money for fun outings…. Little Miss and I used to love going to the Museum and seeing the dinosaurs. Now I have to hold back my tears, as she cries when I tell her no, maybe next month.
5.  So no money… means added stress and anxiety with a side order of the blues.

BUT… I can sit and be upset by what we do not have or I can be happy and thankful for all I do have, because many do not have even as much as I do.

We have a roof over our heads. We have good healthy foods in the house. We have fun making up games or just cuddling watching a movie or reading a book. We both love to be unique,  so we are both looking forward to designing our own clothing. We are doing alright.

Instead of dwelling and getting upset, which just ends up in me falling into a depression. I tried hard each day to look at the positive side of things, a difficult thing indeed. Then one day I was hit in the head by an inspiration ah-ha! moment… It’s a wacky crazy idea, but if  successful  it will be community and life changing. It’s going to take planning, and careful decisions and funding. At this point though I am ready for the challenge.

I am not ready to accept that this will be my life, but no one can change my life but me… and I am not ready to throw in the towel yet.

Day 39

Healthy Dessert Options… for the whole family!

Soy Free, Dairy Free, and Gluten Free  Paleo ‘Reese’s’ Cheesecake
Paleo Reese's Cheesecake with Fauxreo Crust

http://cleaneatingwithadirtymind.com/2013/06/03/paleo-reeses-cheesecake-with-fauxreo-crust-is-a-must/

Dark Chocolate Paleo Mousse Hearts
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http://cleaneatingwithadirtymind.com/2014/02/03/be-my-paleo-valentine-dark-chocolate-mousse-hearts-for-two/

You know what… I am drooling trying to choose the desserts to offer up. So how about you just head on over to Clean Eating With A Dirty Mind, Sweet Life/Desserts… Here’s the link. Please enjoy!!
http://cleaneatingwithadirtymind.com/recipe-index-3/

Now for a before bedtime laugh…

Until Tomorrow!!

Day 37

365 Days of My

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Today Little Miss went back to school. I was nervous we would have tears of tiredness when she got off the bus, thankfully she was full of smiles. Sadly there were no stories as today was TOP SECRET!

It was a happy day and T. missed her. At least she let me know that much.  I love my mini-me.

365 Days of Truth, Confessions of a Mad Woman

A few days ago I mentioned in my confession that I did not like change. It goes right up there with surprises, both of which give me severe anxiety. My reluctance for change though has always damaged my happiness quota. The following are some examples of how…

1. I fear trying new places, for example restaurants. I always have had my ‘safe spots’ where I know the food, the layout, the atmosphere is right… There is a list of things. Going somewhere new intimidates me and causes me a lot of anxiety.

2. I’ve done a lot of thinking over the past year on how my subconscious negative quirks impact my life. One thing I have battled for almost my whole life, is my weight. I find I frequently sabotage my own attempts to lose weight. This causes a spiral effect that bumps me all the way back to the starting point, which means… No change. Physically or emotionally.

3. Many times I have times I have gotten stuck in negative situations because I am to nervous to make the necessary change to remove the negative from my life. This has caused me the greatest amount of pain and upset to be honest.

Well, it’s time to stop digging in my heels… My shoes are worn through.

Although it scares me to no end, I am pulling up my big girl panties once more, holding my head up high and charging head first at the situation.

Things need to change around here!

Metathesiophobia- Fear of changes

A few articles from The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tag/fear-of-change

365 Days of Healthy Living

De-cluttering your life is a necessity after a while and can have many benefits.

De-Cluttering you Home:
So ask yourself this.. do you really need three sets of dishes? How about a million glasses? 17 pairs of shoes? Three tents? 673 toys that are never played with? Or how about the stack of boxes that haven’t been opened in year that hold ‘Precious memories’ collection dust in storage?

I did and my answer was simple… No.

So I began the purge yesterday. In no way will I ever be a minimalist, but getting us down to ‘Just enough’ is my goal. I am tired of the clutter that takes up so much of my time everyday trying to combat. I would rather have just enough stuff, if it means I get more time with my daughter during the day or even just be able to invite guests over without having to feel bad that my home is so cluttered.

De-Cluttering your Life:
So here is the hard one, this one involves bigger changes then donating a few items to Value Village. This one involves really looking at your life and again purging the things that cause the most negativity in your life.

Sometimes this could be a habit, a person, going to a certain place, a family member, a fear… It takes a lot of thought and is never easy.  Then it takes a lot of courage and willpower to follow through on the purge.  It’s never a nice feeling to walk away from someone or some where that makes you feel wanted, but sometimes it is necessary to bringing joy back into your life.

De-Cluttering your mind and body:De-cluttering your body, by this I mean eating healthy, getting rest and exercise.  It’s shown now that just making small changes to your diet earlier in life… can help prevent things like heart attacks in the future. Sounds good to me!

Home cooked healthy meals do not take hours to make, you can have great tasting homemade (not prepackaged) family food in 20-30 minutes. This can also be used as a ‘family time’. Have family help out cooking, setting the table or just talking… No technology!! Just old fashioned family time.

De-cluttering your mind involves taking control of your stress and fears. I have started a journal, and write down daily what caused me stress and fear. It helps to remove those thought from my mind and I can review it later and try and determine the WHY triggers behind it, and come up with solutions.

And now for a bedtime laugh…

We are big into My Little Pony in this house. Mostly the villains though. Have I mentioned I love love love my daughter? Well I do.

Until Tomorrow!!

Day 36

365  Days of My

Today Little Miss was all better. I even got a smile first thing in the morning!!!

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So guess who’s  off to school tomorrow!!
I’m going to clean the house!! WOOHOO!!

365 Days of Truth, Confessions of a Mad Woman

A lot of Little Misses plush toys were mine… I still get feelings of possessiveness when I see her playing with them roughly and want to take them away and say “Mine”.  I never have and I never will… But the feeling is there.

365 Days of Healthy Living

Lately I have been trying to figure out ways to cut corners on costs, and while I might be good at painting and my sculpting. I am no seamstress. I have been hearing about upcycling clothing, and I really need to try this.  I have challenged myself to really learn, beyond the basics of sewing, embroidery, arm knitting and nålebinding.

What is Upcycling?
http://hipcycle.com/what-is-upcycling
Basic Hand Sewing Tutorial:
http://www.simplicity.com/t-teaching-tools-hand-sewing-basics.aspx
Embroidery: How to Videos, multiple stitches
http://www.needlenthread.com/videos
Arm Knitting Tutorial:

Nålebinding: Oslo Stitch
http://vikingladyaine.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/nalbinding-getting-started-with-the-oslo-stitch/

I am hoping to soften the summer clothes expenses by making a lot of Little Miss and my own clothing from things we already have. That way money can be set aside for when the new school year comes, with all of it’s expenses. In these times it really is hard to be a parent, single or otherwise when it comes to affording it all.  So instead of worrying or whining, I’m going to find a way to make everything alright. I think it will be fun!!

So how is all this  healthy aside from saving some money?  Well I need a distraction from the internet. I intend shortly to almost completely unplug. I am going to allow myself 1 hour of internet sometime between 7am-3pm. Then after my daughter goes to bed, I will allow myself 2 hours to write up my blog posting and check up on social media to see how people are doing.  I need the disconnection, I need to reconnect with the real world.  These projects will give me something to do in my limited free time… something that is not being connected.

And now for a before bedtime laugh…

There has been a lot of this movie (Disney, Frozen) playing in the house over our sick days. The Grumpy Cat version is funny too…

Until Tomorrow!!

Day 35

365 Day of My

Little Miss told me a story today…
“Once upon a time, there were many many metal warriors.
Their job was to protect the magical golden arrow.
Many bad guys came to steal the arrow, but the warriors beat them.
Then one day a bad bad man came, and he killed the warriors. Then they went over the bridge to the hall where Odin was waiting.
That’s it! ”

Then she shot me with an toy arrow and smiled!

Yup, she is defiantly on the mend from the flu.  Which is good, because on top of my dual ear infection. I think I may be coming down with her flu.

365 Days of Truth, Confessions of a Mad Woman

I am a COMPLETE Control Freak.

I am completely disorganized and lose everything.

I do not like change at all.

I suck at any money management skills.

I am a master procrastinator.

Five things that need to be changed.

Please refer to point three. *head desk*

 

365 Days of Healthy Living

According to some sources smiles and looking at baby animals can help add time to your life. So I’d like to give you some life back…

Baby Bacon

This little chap seems so happy!

I can FLY!

…and just to add the last bit of mana. Please  enjoy this video from he Toronto Zoo of a baby Polar Bear going in the snow for the first time.

http://grist.org/list/watch-a-baby-polar-bear-have-his-first-experience-with-snow/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=update&utm_campaign=socialflow

And now for some bedtime laughter…

Until Tomorrow!!

Day 34

365 Days of My

My daughter shared her dream with me…

Little Miss: ” I dreamed that I was walking in the woods. Then I finded a puppy. The puppy and I played and walked in the woods. We got losted though and we got scared. Then we finded a magical doorway so we weren’t losted anymore. The door led to the ‘pink room’ (my office/crafting room) so we were happy we were home. I showed you the puppy and you said he was super cute. So I asked you to keep him…”Me: “And what did I say?”
Little Miss: “Yes. So we need a puppy…”

She wants a Great Pyrenees… Like her Auntie M’s  ZooZoo.

I on the  other hand would love one of these handsome pups.

What we will probably end up with, and it will be just as loved if not more.

Yes,  I knowingly walked into conversation, but the puppy talk is not new. So I assured her that when she was older and we had a larger home, also we could get a puppy or a dog but we had to rescue them.

If you’re considering a new member to your family, please consider a rescue dog. Here are some links to rescue shelters in Ontario, consider an adoption or maybe just a donation.

Hopeful Hearts:
http://www.hopefulhearts.ca/
Friendly Giants Dog Rescue: http://www.friendlygiantsdogrescue.com/
PAWS – United:
http://paws-united.webs.com/
Ontario Rescue Organizations in Ontario:
http://www.canadasguidetodogs.com/rescue/onrescue.ht
Poet’s Vision Aussie Rescue:
http://www.poetsvisionaussierescue.org/

**Please feel free to add any Dog, Cat, Animal rescues that may be in your neck of the woods in the comments below.

365 Days of Truth, Confessions of a Mad Woman

By the time half of my grade nine year was complete, I was a mess and being expelled from one of the worst high schools in all the city. It was time to look into the private boarding school route.  My mother encouraged me to be part of the decision for which school I would be going to. We looked at many schools and eventually settled on the one that seemed to be the best and although it was a Christian school, we were assure that religion was not enforced in the school and it was the students choice to participate in the services and worship.

Within the first few days, I knew almost everything we had been told was a lie.  My first Sunday, I was under the assumption that I did not need to go to services if I did not want to. I was quickly laughed at, told I was a liar and trying to cause problems, and given two choices: Church or I could be Disciplined.  I went to church. I was forced to speak the prayers, sing the hymns and take communion or again I could be disciplined.

Basic Explaination of ‘D’ : When a student at the school broke a rule one of the punishments was called Discipline. The student was removed from general student population for a period of 1 day up to 1 month… even longer sometimes.  The student was not allowed to wear their uniform, instead they wore ‘Normal’ clothing. The student was not allowed to speak to anyone, unless directly asked a question by their Prefect/Leader keeper or a member of the staff.  The student was made to ‘clean’ the school instead of attending classes, but still expected without learning the subjects to complete all homework and tests.

I was at this school from 1989-1992, but that was long enough for me to lose what little faith in God I had gained in my short life.  Here is a basic list of examples of why…

1. I was taught that it was the woman’s fault if they were raped. 2. I was forced to participate in extra prayers to help save my soul.
3. The headmaster many times used my breasts or other personal body parts to move me out of the way. Even if I was the only one in the hall or room.
4. I was nearly put on D because I said I believed in evolution.
5. By grade 12, I was cutting again, I was held in a room in the basement of the girls dorm, prayed over and told it was a demon. I was not permitted treatment or to call my mother.
6. I was suspended for not telling on another student.
7. I was mocked for my weight by the girls Physical Education teacher, she even encouraged other students to join in.
8.  One time while on D I was refused food for a day and a half as a lesson… For eating a half eaten cookie because i was starving.
9. I was lectured on being a ‘slut’ because I had accidentally sat to close to a boy… breaking the 6inch rule.
10.  I once forgot that I had a sci-fi book in my bag. When I realized, I left it in my suitcase to just take back home next break.  It was found and destroyed. Instead I was given a bible and made to sit in silence reading it through study hall, unable to complete my homework for the next day… which also had punishments.

These are only 10 of the things that happened at that school, the others vary in degrees of good to bad.

For many years I held a hatred for God, Jesus and anyone that followed them. As I grew older though, I began to understand that this had been happening to a lot of students, Christian and Non. That it was the fault of the people running the school and the Christian community that backed them. It had nothing to do with God, Jesus or even Christians World-wide.

I am now part of a long on-going class action lawsuit, the leaders must be held responsible for their actions or in some cases their non-actions towards the horrible things that happened to some of us there.  As well I’ve made my peace with God and Jesus… but I will never again have faith for him.

The Courtcase: http://www.kmlaw.ca/Case-Central/Overview/Status-Of-Case/?rid=155
CTV News: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/appeal-filed-in-ontario-school-abuse-case-1.929519
More Information: http://digitaljournal.com/article/223036

365 Days of Healthy Living

Healthy Skin Tip!!
Use cheaper Coconut oil as hand creme. Completely natural and non-allergenic and works like charm!!! Since cooking with coconut oil I have noticed that my skin and hair is softer and more luminous. Suggested by my mothers roofing contractor.

Urban Gardening

I am a huge supporter of growing your own foods. There is something so tasty about eating fresh produce that was grown by your own hand. I used to have a nice big garden, and grew everything. Peanuts, corn, tomatoes, beans, peas, pumpkins, potatoes, sweet and hot peppers, broccoli, spinach, kale, grapes, raspberries, and so much more as well as all my own herbs and spices.  It was so lovely to have all this food coming from my small backyard.  This past year I had to cut down my choices to Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Figs, Beans and a handful of herbs,  as sadly all I have now is a balcony.  But it was done!! So before you think that you don’t have room to grow anything, take a look at the following links for some great Urban Garden ideas that help grown optimum food within minimum space.

Use any available space:
http://www.skinnymom.com/2013/04/21/urban-farming-growing-a-garden-in-small-spaces/?_szp=336154

A few pictures to give ideas. I have tried the shoe organizer idea to grow herbs. Make sure you puncture the pocket to allow good drainage though or the roots will rot.
Your Urban Space Saving Garden

Do you Rent? Check out this blog and think POTS! http://www.greenyourdecor.com/8699/ideas-growing-food-renter/

How about Recycling or Reusing old household items?

Vertical garden using recycled plastic soda bottles.

Recycle old pop bottles or milk jugs.

Re-purposing a vintage tackle box for a mini urban garden.

Old drawers used to conserve water and money!

Reuse old household items giving them new life outside the local dump.

Like Potatoes? This one is simple and can yield a years worth of tasty tatters.

Grow potatoes yourself

Or check out more…In a garbage bag: http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/how-to-grow-potatoes-in-a-trash-bag/index.html
In a bucket: http://www.sproutingoff.com/planting-potatoes-in-buckets/

How about a Laundry Basket…Growing potatoes ina laundry basket

Everything now a days can be grown at home or in an Urban setting.  Check it all out!! See if your community is willing to start their own farmers markets where produce produced with in your apartment, condos, co-op or neighborhood can be traded and bartered for. Defiantly food for thought…

And now for a lunchtime giggle…

 

Until later tonight!!

Day 33

365 Days of My

Well after a long, long day at CHEO (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario) we are back home.  Little Miss has one of the many strains of flu that are floating about. Although they did test for other possibilities, results available in a couple of days.  Until then it’s Tylenol, Advil, Ventalin (Blue Inhaler) and Flovent (Orange Inhaler) and to Little Misses displeasure, no school.

(Parents Note)
1. I didn’t know this, you can give your child both Children’s Advil and Children’s Tylenol together. **–> Although contact your doctor first to ask about timing and dosages. <–**
2. Unless your child has a fever of over 100oF, it’s not considered a fever. 100-102oF is considered a moderate fever and 103-104oF is when you need to worry.
3. Do not be concerned if your little one doesn’t want to eat.. Be concerned about not drinking and becoming dehydrated.
4. An ear thermometer is one of the least reliable temperature taking methods.  Under the tongue or in the bum are the most reliable forms of taking your child’s temperature.

The writing of this blog was just put on hold by Little Misses fever spiking to 103.9oF. Took me almost an hour, but it is back down to a more manageable 100.1oF and tears have once again been replaced by smiles. We’re curled on the couch together, she is watching Ninjago and I am typing … and secretly hoping this is the beginning of the end to this ‘ick’ that has made my little light so miserable.

So again she has asked to not have her picture put up for everyone to see. Instead she has chosen for us to highlight my other ‘Children’.  So I am pleased to introduce…

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Toothless, our Mali Uromastyx.’

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‘George D. Fancypants and Mr. Flakes’

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‘Endora ‘Dorrie’ Doodles’

365 Days of Truth, Confessions of a Mad Woman

I once tried to cheat on a high school math exam. I wrote out some of the mathematical formulas that gave me the hardest time. I still failed…

1. Don’t cheat, just study. If you still do not understand something, ask someone to try and explain it again.
2. If you are going to write something on a body part… make sure your pen of choice is waterproof!!
3. If you have a breakdown about your pen smearing on your skin due to sweat… Do it after the exam, and not when guilt of your actions cause you to blubber a confession to the moderator.

I was not punished as I had not been able to complete the cheat and came clean without being asked. I was however allowed to retake the exam again. I still failed. Math is just not for me…

Funny thing is, that years later when I became a teacher overseas. I was known for how strict I ran my class room and my great disapproval of cheating.  I tried it only that once and learned I was only doing myself harm by cheating. It is better to honestly try and fail, then to cheat and get false success.

365 Healthy Living

Breakfast, it’s apparently the most important meal of the day.  Here are a few yummy recipe ideas to help kick start your day!

Prosciutto Bowlshttp://accidentalchefm.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/prosciutto-bowls.html

Sweet Potato Cinnamon-Hashieshttp://www.wholefamilystrong.com/2012/01/24/whole-family-sweet-potato-cinnamon-hashies/

Chai Pumpkin Bread http://paleomg.com/chai-pumpkin-bread/

So go enjoy your breakfast!!

The Sunday Soapbox

R*dskins logo and name needs to be changed… Like yesterday.
Watch this. It was very well done. The people who made it did not have the money to have it aired during Superbowl Sunday. So instead I made it my mission today to make it go viral… and share it everywhere I could.
http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/heres-an-ad-about-rskins-that-its-makers-dont-have-the-money-to-show-during-sundays-superbowl/#.Uu3NunszvP0.facebook

The Milky Way Project needs your help!!
Do you have a love of Science and Astronomy? Then the Milky Way Project is definitely for you. Go and check them out!

‘The Milky Way Galaxy is massive!

There’s no way we could do this on our own. We need the help of the public to classify the thousands of images we have on file. If all 900,000 of our members classified a few images, we’d be done in no time!’
http://www.milkywayproject.org/

I am PRO-VACCINATION and Autistic!
No, I do not believe that my parents making the right choice in vaccinating me led to me having Autism.  Actually when I hear people saying things like that it angers me A LOT!  So why is Autism on the rise? Maybe it’s not, maybe it is because awareness has made it easier to diagnose with in people? So maybe with more freedom to information and awareness, it’s just more commonly found now.  I am not sure,  it is something that interests me though.
As for vaccinating, I am a Vaxer and proud. I have seen the damage Polio did to my Aunt, who still suffers daily with Post-Polio Syndrome. I have seen children get sick and die in third world countries from diseases that I had been vaccinated for.  I have also see a friend in agony because his parents did not vaccinate him… and then he contracted Rubella while teaching English in Asia.  If you think for any reason that you or your children are safe from the dangerous diseases out there… Watch and Think again.

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/one-map-sums-damage-caused-anti-vaccination-movement

and this..

And now for some laughter before bed. Today I dedicate these to Chris Hadfield for inspiring my daughter to want to learn about Space and all the mysteries it holds…

And…

Until Tomorrow!!

Welcome to February, Day 32

365 Days of My

Little Miss did not feel like having her picture today and I can understand and respect that.  The poor wee thing has been very sick now since last Monday night. She seemed to have been getting better over the past few days, but then today again her fever shot up past 100oF.  I  got her cooled off and medicine into her, and she is resting now. Tomorrow though it’s off to the doctors office or Children’s Hospital, whoever can see us.  With both of us sick and out of commission, we need solutions and we need them now.  So instead of a picture today, she chose three of her favorite pictures from her past.

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“Rainbow Girl. Age: 3”

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“Rainy Day Puddle Jumper, Age 2”

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“Rainbow Dash Cos-Play, Age: 4”

365 Days of Truth, Confessions of a Mad Woman

I was once approached by CSIS to feed them information about certain white supremacist people and organizations around Ontario.

Weeks prior to this encounter, I had had the every living tar beaten out of me… for being nothing more then against racism. So, I agreed to get them as much as I could… one time only, for vengeance sake. Then I wanted nothing more to do with it. I wasn’t willing to risk my life.

So I went back to the house, wrote down all the addresses and phone numbers from my roommates phone book. I collected all of the Heritage Front propaganda, meeting times and places and literature. I wrote down names of those I knew affiliated… and then I called up the agents, met them for coffee and gave it all over.  So for a brief moment I can say I was a informant to a spy.

365 Days of Healthy Living

I am so tired now that I have fallen asleep three times already. So I will leave you with one of my favorite TED talks.

Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life: http://youtu.be/lfBpsV1Hwqs

And now for a good laugh before bed…

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Until Tomorrow!!