Saturday, July 9, 2011

BPA in Store RECEIPTs! YES, really.

My sister, who is up on such things, posted this today, and it is soooo very important,

Please read it and pass it on, and start asking your stores, DO YOU HAVE BPA receipts??
One thing to note, is that the AMOUNT Of BPA in receipts is much much higher than in other sources, and comes off easily in your hands, or in your children's.
Please, take a moment, read, and DECIDE what you will do.
Have an empowered day!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Pete and Repeat, Disaster Preparedness!!

This is a post that I did last year and RE POSTED several months ago related to DISASTER PREPAREDNESS. This has been on my mind again, and so I am re posting it, AGAIN!

and adding a cutie picture of MILO Dog, who is in some back pain, please send loves, and read on!

Also, check out my sister's post about Preparedness today......

I was so thrilled to draw this card from my Healing With The Fairies deck.
Just hours ago, I was engaged in an all too familiar conversation with a friend regarding “3 days 3 ways” preparedness.
We live in the Northwest, an area ripe for an earthquake, or other seismic event, like umm, a VOLCANO!
I am a HUGE fan of being prepared for anything. Part of it is my hyper-vigilance, and part of it is my astrological “blessing” (I am a double Capricorn). There is nothing more satisfying to me than a full cupboard, paid bills and a clean house. Then, I just sit and wait. I am kidding.. sort of.
I have been harassing my friends for years to get ready. Drawing this card is just the impetus that I need to remind you YET again, please get your earthquake kits ready.
If you are so inclined, there are a variety of pre-made types available at Amazon. Just order one, (dammit) so I can stop thinking about it!
For me, I feel better knowing that I have walking shoes, water and snacks in the car, in case I have to walk home. I also know where I will meet my family should we become separated for any reason in an earthquake, and I have a document with all my important account numbers on it with a relative out of state. These things are simple but would make a big difference in a crisis.
We are living in amazing times! I do believe in the goodness of people in times of crisis, to aid and assist each other, and to turn tragedy into hope, as is happening in Haiti right now! That said, there is nothing like Self Reliance, knowing that we have our own backs, and that we are our own best friends. We are the ones who can best care for ourselves, emotionally, and physically.
This card reminds us that when we feel frightened and overwhelmed, we sometimes look for someone to tell us it is going to be all right. Know that it will be all right. In reality, everything is as it should be at all times.
The message from the fairies in this case is that everything we need will be provided for us. We are capable of handling whatever comes our way, and when we don’t know, we will be guided onto the right path for us.
I have seen in my own life that this is what we learn through crisis. Real self reliance is really trust and confidence in your true self.
This card tells us that even when our manifestations funnel through others, they originate with our own thoughts. Being self reliant doesn't mean doing it all ourselves. It means knowing that we are part of the world. It means taking responsibility for ourselves and our environment. We really are the creator of our world.
You are as qualified and deserving as any other person. Your inner voice knows the way for you, and you can be confident that you will know what to do in each situation.
Soooo, PREPARE, and relax, and know you are in good hands.

For further resources on preparedness, I recommend this book!
JUST in CASE, by Kathy Harrison.
She is a fascinating and super hyper vigilant foster mother of hundreds of special needs children (really!) living somewhere in middle America with 2 cellars, and a 3 months supply of EVERYTHING. I ll bet she makes soap out of yams, too. It is written in a non alarmist manner with very practical advice. I highly recommend it.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Keep Calm and Carry On!

I had a dream last night where I was in a water-filled community style living place with all my luggage, kids, toys, and general crap. There was water everywhere, not yucky water, but everything was damp and moist, kind of like living at the Y in the locker rooms.
Then I went out to where the pool should be and looked up. The sky was a pool of water, just hanging there.
I was overwhelmed..
I wanted to go home. I realized that my luggage was everywhere, toys strew about, and on top of it all, I had a ton of dirty laundry to do before I packed.
I thought perhaps I should just stuff the laundry in a hefty bag and leave the crappy plastic toys at the Y, grab my kids and dogs and high tail it out of there!
Then, I saw my neighbor, Ann, getting ready to do her laundry at the facility we were in.
I thought about what might happen if my hefty bag came apart in the area where they will (certainly) inspect my bags at the airport…
Then I woke up.
If you are a dream analyzer, you’d have a great time with this one. But what I came up with is this:
While things are really looking crazy right now, and likely really to get much crazier…
It is tempting to think of stuffing our dirty laundry in a bag, abandoning our crap and heading “home”.
But in truth, most of us will be here long past 2012. There will most likely not be a neat and tidy end to the problems that we have created in this world. We will be here, stuck in this beautiful and treacherous community center, and sooner or later, we will have to wash our clothes.
Imagine showing up at the doors of the great beyond with dirty socks (or worse!) hanging from a shredded hefty bag..not pretty.
So I will keep calm and carry on, or in the words of my wise dad, (or really, Ivars) Keep Clam Man! And start scrubbing.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

What you looking at 2011?

Welcome 2011. Shemeck 2010. No really, 2010 was not all bad, just challenging for me in many ways. I am here, back and ready for my next assignment, UNIVERSE! Bring it.