Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Caching makes me laugh!!

I thought ..and I was wrong
Everything I thought I knew..I don't.

I'm just going to post some pictures. My friend introduced us to Geocaching....and I love it. I don't have my own "Garmin" yet. Geocaching is when someone hides a stash somewhere, and I (with Garmy) search for it based on Co-ordinates. There are stashes..of all sorts, plastic boxes, ammo boxes....micro key locks. In every stash is a notebook and pencil and when you find sign the log. There are little freebies too from Pencils, keychains, magnets, to of course the Proselytizers Bible portions. Joy Finding the Cache in Binder Park zoo on a trail. Great eye!!
Joy and I decided to take a break from Caching and swing at a park in Ithaca. This one was hidden in a peanut butter jar.
THIS Cache was difficult!! It's by the YMCA near us in Kalamazoo, and it was getting DARK and heavy cover of trees !! Our Friend Mark found it. It was pitch dark!!

This is Mark: our Garmin hero:
While finishing up a move...Don, Mark and I stopped at a Rest Area that had FOUR caches!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I could actually SIGN IN!! WHOO HOOO!!!...Ok...I'll start blogging again. I don't know WHY I haven't been able to sign in for months. I don't WHY it allowed me to sign in now.
I've moved
I've moved IN my mom...after a stroke, after her heart rate was 41, after my husband moved out for a job...
The family MOVED to a new city
My kids...are doing ok...are better than me....
I'm doing what I REALLY love....Making NEW Families through foster and adoption.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


WE NEED MONEY! I have money on the brain.

I FINALLY figured out how to get back to my blog: this after so many incidents I don't know that I will have time to catch up. BUT..Wanted to share THIS important email I got this morning....from Professor Tan Wong. Maybe finally THIS is God's way of reaching me....

Saturday, June 13, 2009 10:10 AM
Add sender to Contacts
I am Mr.Tan Wong director of operations,Hang Seng Bank,I have very
confidential business transfer of (Twenty Four millions Five Hundred
Thousand United State Dollar.) I will give you more details as regards of
your interest.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Supreme Court Granholm?

SERIOUSLY? Yes, Let's let Michigan Gov. Granholm run the rest of the Country into bankruptcy as she has Michigan.

This state is NOT great (Except for the 3 deer I am watching in my backyard). I am just sick about this. Love the fact that the State Website is soooo up to date that it's latest Statements are from March.
In Granholms latest cuts:
Reducing Human Services by 97 MILLION? What so each Foster Child is seen once every SIX months? So that DHS workers have Caseloads of a THOUSAND?
Reducing Mental Health Substance abuse by 92 thousand, and then Community Substance Abuse programs by a Million...Reducing Protection and Advocacy groups by 97,000, Community Mental Health by 10 Million? While forcing counties to take more extreme Mental Health clients, closing institutions and shipping them "home"...I am scared for the future.
Right now, Day Cares are rarely visited..Licensing is MONTHS behind, and cuts are over 3 million. Training is essential, personnel are abysmal AWCKK!!

I have to stop.

AND SERIOUSLY...can Granholm PLEASE use some of her health care to remove that Nasty mole from her face!!!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

My Mom

My Mom had a stroke yesterday. Gerry the guy I hire to check in on her found her lying in a pool of pee a nd poop on her living room floor.
She went to Mt Pleasant Hospital, then I had her transferred to the other hospital where the Old people docotor I just got for her is. She cant feed herself, her right leg drags behind, and it just really sucks.
This..on top of
My job
My interviews
where I going to live
Where I move to
Where kids are going to school
Car breaking down
Toxic dump in front yard from Consumers
Computer getting fried from surge from ballast
Fighting with consumers
Fighting with Hysterectomy or not
Husband living 3 hours away
no church
little support
friend has cancer
I'm on my peiriod

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

You have come out with the Crystalline answer for your soul. Crystalline beings are very reflective. They take a very long time to grow and change but when they do, you can't change them back... it is 'set in stone' so to speak. A crystalline person has an easier time giving than taking. When they do receive something, a debt is naturally implied in their minds whether or not it is expected. This is because of a deep sensitivity to people and objects. Crystalline folks are extremely absorbent of all kinds of energy. They would be wise to trust their instinct when it comes to people and objects in their lives. If it isn't for you, you know.. neutralize, energize, and release. That is the natural flow for crystalline souls.. you must learn about your natural abilities and use them for healing in your life.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Morey Public School Academy

This is my kids school. It is also where I am on the School Board. Tremendous financial decision for EVERY school are having to be made. Michigan economy sucks, the Governor Great "GREEN" Jennifer is cutting the dollars each school will get per pupil, and its tough. Trying to make a budget work in a Charter school, which is FREE Public school, is more challenging because we can't "raise" money through tax bonds etc.
Our school has been a GREAT transition for our kids, coming from Homeschooling for 4 years. This is our last year there. Morey is unusual in that it has a High School. Many Charter schools do not. I hope we can KEEP the high school, as financially High Schools COST money.
This was on the FRONT page of our local morning rag, "The Morning Scum" as we locals call it:

The Morning Sun (, Serving Northern Michigan

Getting their hands dirty: Morey students learn about Earth Day

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sun Staff Writer

Heidi Fletcher of Morey Public School didn’t mind getting down on her knees to dig into the cold, moist soil work with three kindergartners by her side while working towards “beautifying their school.”

Fletcher, 17, and her fellow classmates were paired with members of the kindergarten class who wore winter coats, hats and gloves on the rather cold spring morning.

Two groups of students, 11 in the 11th grade and 15 kindergartners, collaborated on the Earth Day project to plant perennial and annual plants in front of their school.

“(Our economics class) wanted to do (their project) on Earth Day,” Fletcher said. “It’s cold out here today, but the (kindergartners) are great to work with.

“They listen.”

Fletcher said that she picked her helpers because they stood listening with “their hands behind their backs”, and she felt they would work best with her.

The class project was a learning process, and she said that it was difficult coming up with fundraising ideas, and then the taking steps to implement their strategy for the project in hopes of raising funds.

“You have to sacrifice your time,” Fletcher said. “We had a bake sale (last week).

“We had to learn the best prices. When we started, we thought we would make about $50, but we made over $200.”

Students made the baked goods, and sold their products in the school where they were mindful to make the items affordable for their peers, Kevin Fletcher, student teacher and organizer of the “public good” project, said.

“The students chose Earth Day, and they did the planning for the bake sale,” Kevin Fletcher said. “Their science teacher (Joe Trommeter) tested the soil and worked the soil with a roto tiller.”

Tammy Morrison, kindergarten teacher, said that this gave her class an opportunity to learn about Earth Day.

“We started an experiment on how plants grow, and what they need to grow,” Morrison said. “We used the scientific method in relationship to plants.

“That they need sunlight, water, air, and space to grow. We also talked about dirty water and clean water,” Morrison said.

Jennifer Traynor, paraprofessional, said that the kindergartners “brains are like sponges. They just soak everything right up.”

Marilee Kujat, social studies department head and acting assistant principal, said smiling that she thought the event was “organized chaos.”

“I am really proud of them,” Kujat said. “Most of the kindergartners will be able to watch the stuff grow.

“They will be able to tell others that they helped, and that gives them a sense of community. This is an area that we hope to make into a little park,” she said.


© 2009, a Journal Register Property

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

You might be a mom if...

You get spikey hair, dye your hair blue or green put on goth crap and go to rock concerts. This was last Saturday at a local bar that was having a battle of the bands with 8 different bands as an "All ages" venue. I had a van load of high schoolers.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


I've never used a Headhunting search before trying to gain employment..but this one...fell into my lap. I have hope. I am looking for full time employment in Kalamazoo Michigan so my family can be together again. My spouse moved 2 weeks ago, and it is REALLY upsetting 2 of my kids. The other, My semi-goth Asperger boy--not so much.
I love the misson/value statement of this agency. Let's hope it works!!

About Van Popering, McLogan Executive Search, Inc.

Our Mission, Values and Ethics:

Our mission is to further KRISSCOP'S success by identifying HER uncommon ability – the very talented individual to whom our clients might not otherwise have access.

Throughout all phases of the search process, we will use the utmost discretion to guarantee the confidentiality sought by KRISSCOP and potential candidates alike.

We are committed to providing staffing solutions with the highest level of quality and cost efficiency. Our goal is to match the needs of KRISSCOP with the goals of our employees to insure a long-term, productive relationship. (ESPECIALLY $$ PART)

Our goal is to consistently exceed KRISSCOP’s expectations with ‘impeccable’ professionalism in seeking out and finding high caliber EMPLOYMENT.

Our Code of Conduct:

We strive to develop our relationships around four key operating principles:

1. Integrity: We are committed to openness, ethics, honesty, and candor with our clients and candidates at all times.

2. Client focus: Their complete satisfaction is the key measure of our success. Our clients always come first.

3. Innovation: Anticipating and acting on our clients’ need helps us to think creatively and challenge the “status quo.”

4. Teamwork: Cooperation and shared goals among clients and ourselves optimizes performance.

Um...Yah...some items were changed to aid in my positive imagery! "I CHOOSE HAPPINESS AND SUCCESS"...

From one of the motivation emails I get:

Triumphing over negative thoughts:
Negative thought processes ARE negative affirmations.
They use the VERY same processes that Positive Affirmations use, except they enforce feelings and images that deter us from being at Peace.

Breaking the cycle takes time.

Be Patient and Gentle with yourself. Set long term goals. And be persistent! Remember to Stretch, Laugh and be Unshakable!

Whenever you have a thought that disturbs your peace of mind, or makes you feel down, shout “Cancel! Cancel! Cancel!”. Immediately replace your disturbing thought with your Positive Affirmation. Visualize Bright Images and Feel the Glow Sparkling Light Energy flowing into and through your body.

There IS a difference between “grieving” and negativity. When you lose someone you love, there is a natural grieving process that must be gone through. Do not deny yourself your expression of grief.

If you find that your grief is too deep to endure, make sure you speak to a Rabbi, Priest, Counselor or Friends.

There comes a time, however, that you need to move on if your grief turns into negativity. If we examine negativity, we see that it utilizes the VERY same process as Positive Affirmations, except in the reverse!

Only when you have the Resolve and Determination to lead a Happier and more Positive life, will you be Naturally inclined to use the 3-fold Healing Process of Positive Affirmations. You cannot “force” yourself to be Happy. However, you CAN choose to foster Happiness. And when you make this Choice, you can Reinforce and Invigorate the process with Healing and Positive Affirmations. Remember~ Affirm the Good, Visualize Luminous Images and Feel Sparkling Rays of Strength and Courage fill your Being! You can do it!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Parole probation Stories

So I have been thinking alot about other jobs I've had, and how similar they are to teaching High Schoolers Sign Language.


I remember a parent in Saginaw, SOOO upset that their daughter had stolen a check and written it out for something she needed (or wanted) for school.
First of all, I wasn't convinced the girl hadn't been given permission to do so, if not THAT time then in the past, and the mom was U-N-S-T-A-B-L-E. As I recall the mom was agrophobic and never left the residence. She had every delivery available on speed dial--groceries, prescriptions, food etc.

In Saginaw..there is a Food Delivery taxi that will pick up from several places and deliver it to one residence. If one wants Chinese and another Pizza...-No prob- the Food Taxi does it all.
But I am getting off track. Yes..I was really GOING to say..But I DIGRESS and stopped myself. Who ever uses DIGRESS except in writing? BLeh
The mom calls the cops. The kid is in tears. Mom "wants to teach her a lesson"...Cop...TRIES to talk the mom out of it..saying getting kid involved in the criminal justice system is NOT going to help, tries to give alternatives....but NO WAY..Mom Insists.
So..Young girl...ripped from the home goes to Juvy for the night until she is arraigned. Well...Juvenile detention is NOT a good place..even for one night, and horrible things happened.
The story goes on and on..bottom line, the mom just kept getting madder and madder because SHE had to pay for her daughter's attorney, probation costs, supervision costs etc.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Quiz? Who Am I?

I know I am brilliant, but I DO believe in the "Supernatural"...

Donna completed the quiz "Which House M.D, character are you?" with the result You are House.
Dangerously observant, highly self-confident with incredibly smart wits to match. You do what you want, when you because you felt like it - and occasionally save a life. Although you have no beliefs in the "supernatural" you're hyper passionate about the human race, and have a higher sense of morals than your counter parts would care to believe. It may all sound good, but because you live life on the edge, you're often found partying alone..

Power of a Positive No

How to Say No and Still Get to Yes
Article below on Harvard Site:

by William Ury
This challenge is vividly captured in an old Japanese story about a samurai and a fisherman. One day, the samurai went to collect a debt from the fisherman. “I’m sorry,” the fisherman said, “but this last year has been a very bad one for me, and I regret to say I do not have the money to repay you.” Quick to anger, the samurai drew his sword and prepared to kill the fisherman on the spot. Thinking fast, the fisherman boldly said, “I have been studying martial arts and my master teaches that you should never strike out of anger.”

The samurai looked at him for a minute, then slowly lowered his sword. “Your master is wise,” he said quietly. “My master used to teach the same lesson. Sometimes my anger gets the better of me. I will give you one more year to repay your debt, but if you fail by even a penny, I will surely kill you.”

The samurai returned to his house, arriving late at night. He crept in quietly, not wishing to wake his wife, but to his shock, he found two people in the bed, his wife and a stranger dressed in samurai clothing. With a surge of jealousy and anger, he raised his sword to slay them both, but suddenly the fisherman’s words came back to him: “Do not strike out of anger.” The samurai stopped for a moment, took a deep breath, and then deliberately made a loud noise. His wife instantly woke up, as did the “stranger,” who turned out to be his mother.

“What is the meaning of this?” he yelled. “I almost killed you both!”

“We were afraid of robbers,” his wife explained. “So I dressed your mother up in your samurai clothes to scare them off.”

A year passed and the fisherman came to see the samurai. “I had an excellent year, so here is your money back and with interest,” the fisherman said happily to him.

“Keep your money,” replied the samurai. “You repaid your debt long ago.”

When you want to say No, remember the samurai’s lesson: do not react out of anger — or indeed out of any negative emotion such as fear or guilt. Take a deep breath and focus on your purpose — your Yes — in this situation. Ask yourself what you really want and what is really important here. In other words, shift from being reactive focused on No, to being proactive focused on Yes.

No is perhaps the most important and certainly the most powerful word in the language. Every day we find ourselves in situations where we need to say No — to people at work, at home, and in our communities — because No is the word we must use to protect ourselves and to stand up for everything and everyone that matters to us.
But as we all know, the wrong No can also destroy what we most value by alienating and angering people. That's why saying No the right way is crucial. The secret to saying No without destroying relationships lies in the art of the Positive No, a proven technique that anyone can learn.

This indispensable book gives you a simple three-step method for saying a Positive No. It will show you how to assert and defend your key interests; how to make your No firm and strong; how to resist the other side's aggression and manipulation; and how to do all this while still getting to Yes. In the end, the Positive No will help you get not just to any Yes but to the right Yes, the one that truly serves your interests.

The Power of a Positive No offers concrete advice and practical examples for saying No in virtually any situation. Whether you need to say No to your customer or your coworker, your employee or your CEO, your child or your spouse, you will find in this book the secret to saying No clearly, respectfully, and effectively.

A world-renowned negotiator, mediator and bestselling author, William Ury is a co-founder of the Program on Negotiation and the director of the Global Negotiation Project.

Purchase the book now at the PON Clearinghouse.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

St. Patrick's day 2009,

We went to the local Irish Pub, were bummed as they were out of Deep Fried Pickles.

The long haired dark girl is Lori, She is the one who has the son many have prayed for over his pluroblasonoma Cancer. He is back in school 1/2 days. The Red haired Shelly, my friend and In TKD with the kids, and Jamie is Lori's Hairdresser and she is a WILD one. She has a PURSE that is like Dora's backpack and had EVERYTHING in it!!

My hub Don posted these, I will post more later. Thank you to Shelly for buying for us tonight. I was drinking Tonic Water (refreshing!!), and Don his No alcohol beers.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ok. I'm a School Board member. Granted I don't ALWAYS speek or speel rite, but...REEELY?
Yes. I judge you when you use poor grammar. (facebook group )

"We can't afford to keep open all the schools we got," said Scott Plotkin, who heads the California School Boards Association.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Go here, get something free!

I will GIVE something to the first 5 who respond..I can't make anything..but it will be something. A book? Scrapbook stuff? I'm in the gut out my house mode so who knows..BUT..It won't have to be FED. How's that.
Follow the link to other freebie Friday offers.

I'm playing along with a game for "blogger" types from Missie Jean over at Death By Chocolate Martini.

Here's how it works: the first FIVE people to respond to this post will get something made by me personally. (I say GIVE something to).

My choice. For you. (calicobebop adds: Do not be surprised if it is knitted.)

However, like all things that sound too good to be true, this offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

1- There is no guarantee that you will like what I make!
2- What I create will be just for you personally.
3- It will be completed sometime this year.
4- You will receive no clues as to what it's going to be.
5- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange if I so desire... it may blow your mind! Or it may not. It may be very simple and predictable... but hopefully you will benefit from it!
6- You must re-post this on your blog and offer the same deal to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog.

Not too bad, huh? In fact, I think it'll be a lot of fun!!

So-- on your mark, get set, GO! The first 5 people to leave a comment telling me they posted this on their blog and want to win a free, FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift from me will receive just that!!! (I will email you and ask for your address)

**Remember: You have to post this on your blog before you can be guaranteed one of the five slots!**

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The JOB interview..a GROUP interview

I've interviewed a lot. I know how. I'm REALLY good at it. I give pointers. I could give seminars. (note to self: $$?)

But really...a GROUP interview? Now..YOU may think that I misspoke and meant to say a A panel interview--You'd be wrong. A Panel interview consists of more than one set of eyes, 2-4 people interviewing you alone.
THIS interview...there were like SIX of us, and two people from the 'firm'. One, in jeans. This made my suit seem...out of place. the SAME TIME. REALLY? Yes, all interviewing for the same spot.
I get the time factor savings for them....they can tell us all about them...get it. I get that it's a human services field. Got it.
But really...
Waste of time...and it was over 2 hours.
"Give each group member time and space to answer".

GO: Crying waitress girl: Her nice homemade tattoo sticking out of her too tight black and white smock top: "my parents are alcoholics and I have a lot of druggies in my family"...she begins to cry..I look for the kleenex box as nobody else was. I spied it in the bookshelf. I stand up...get it...give her the box...and's ok...just breathe for a moment" Next answer from waitress crygirl: "well..I can't even TAKE this job as I have young kids and it's an afternoon shift...but I just wanted to MEET you all...".
I about shit myself.

Next: Aging ex Hippie, clean 18 years and wearing it on his sleeve. Getting the shakes from wanting a smoke so badly during interview. It's a Smoke free campus-- how will he do for 8 hour shift? Run out to the end of the driveway? Light up with the clients in the field?...been in the State 2 weeks, "living with a friend"..I'm betting one he met on the internet...(Not that it's bad, I'm just sayin..)

Then...PICK ME PICK ME boy. Sitting on the edge of his chair, leaning into the balls of his feet, just CAN'T wait to answer any question. I thought he was going to raise his hand..and say...OHHH I KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION!! Actually 27 years old..just graduated college last August. Honest to Fuck he said..."I'm a People person". I groaned and couldn't wait to text that to my honey after the interview. A PEOPLE PERSON...god spare me from people person's.
Then...Pickme Boy says, "I JUST WANT TO HELP PEOPLE"...

My response was...I'm Not a people person, and I know I can't help anyone...I can only give them the tools to help themselves...

PICKME Boy, actually asked after the interview "were either of you interviewers in recovery?"...and...asked them.."Well how do you get YOUR job satisfaction", as clients are only here for 2-5 days max in detox...then moved along the chain of recovery.

Taxi driver guy...a good pick, very similar to me, Corrections background except he's been clean for 8 years...ex-Marine (Excuse me FORMER Marine as the EX would say-- there are no "EX" Marines).
He wins pretty much with the question that was asked, "Ok We are going to find it out sometime--WHAT IS IT?"

Silence enters the room. I say..WOW THAT'S A GOOD ONE. Silence continues, each pondering how to answer..silly? Light hearted? Wait..this is SERIOUS stuff..

Taxi guy..."I had a brain tumor removed that was the size of a Softball"...Shit. I'm done for. I only was in traction a while and my right side rebuilt..I had to learn to walk again...Tumor? I can't compete with that.

Crying Waitress has left the interview before this question was posed. She..had to start her shift as a waitress.

Me...Yah...Still waiting on that 2nd interview phone call......

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

JOB interview coming

Another one...Friday morning...I think I could like this one.

It's counselor/Case Manager at an inpatient drug rehab house. I like that they are looking for a "good fit"...I guess EVERY job says that but for some reason I believed her when we talked on the phone. Hub loses his job next Friday....He is peaceful..I am full of anxiety..while not trying to be.

Got a Thanks no thanks letter from many app's.

Friday, February 20, 2009

What I'm THINKING about...

Or REAALLLLY really Trying to think about:

Today's affirmations are in the areas of - "Relationships"


* I imagine only loving people coming into my life.
* It's safe to have an open heart.
* I deserve loving and nurturing friendships.
* I am in the process of attracting fantastic relationships.
* I am now open to receiving love.
* Love is perfect, love is good for me.
* Love is what I give and receive.
* I find it easy to communicate my needs to others.
* I have wonderful relationships with special people.
* Others are supporting me in loving ways.
* I am playful when meeting others.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Rory Gallagher...

Rory Gallagher - I'll admit you're gone Lyrics

“I'll admit you're gone”
I'll admit you're gone - when I think I'm able,
Just like in that song, you turned all the tables,
Now I know I'm wrong, life is hard to shoulder,
I won't last too long, each day is getting colder.
Falling constantly, shadows haunting me,
Moving silently, day by day,
Watching hopefully, waiting anxiously,
That you might hear me, someday.
That's what I pray,
That's all I pray,
I'm gonna be ok, it's gonna be okay.

Looking ahead, there's nothing but blue days,
But somehow I keep hanging on.
I should spend time looking for new ways,
'Cos blue days have taken quite a toll.

The journey we were on - can't believe it's over,
I can feel the storm, but I can't run for cover.
Where do I belong I just keep on searchin'?
I want to see the dawn of the day when stop hurting.

Falling constantly, shadows haunting me,
Moving silently, day by day.
Watching hopefully, anxiously,
That you might hear me, someday.
That's what I pray,
That's all I pray,
It's gonna be ok, I'm gonna be okay.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

the god stuff.......

PSA 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

PSA 46:2 Therefore will not we fear,PSA 73:26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart,
and my portion for ever.

ISA 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the
LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song;
2CO 4:8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed,
but not in despair;

2CO 4:9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
2CO 4:8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed,
but not in despair;

2CO 4:9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
1JO 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any
thing according to his will, he heareth us:

1JO 5:15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we
have the petitions that we desired of him.


Fed downgrades economic forecast for this year
WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve on Wednesday sharply downgraded its projections for the country's economic performance this year, predicting the economy will actually shrink and unemployment will rise higher.

Last one out.....

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Headplay personal Cinema

William won one of these from the radio station Z-93 a year or so ago. I can only tell won't believe it!! It's like watching a 7 ft screen. Sound is fabulous. Clarity is impeccable. JUST DO IT.


Headplay would like to take this opportunity to inform you about our refurbished program. These Personal Cinema Systems will be sold for $349.95 (limited quantities), Headplay will provide a 1 year warranty and our 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee. For more details please visit www.headplay/store.

A wish

That I could share this with my family and friends....

Friday, February 13, 2009

AND I look lyke a dyke

Ok..I can take a lot...roof falls in, no prob. Get a U SUCK letter from a job I applied from...Take it in stride...But REALLY? Do I have to have a head that looks like THIS????.....not that there's anything WRONG...etc....

My Hub's Job...GONE

87 pink slipped yesterday...

State officials will seek community placement for many of the remaining 88 residents and eliminate more than 400 jobs as they work to close the Mt. Pleasant Center by October.

Budget constraints and a goal of placing residents with developmental disabilities into communities were cited as reasons for closing the facility, one of only three left in the state.

Employees of the center were told of the pending closing Thursday.

In addition to saving money, officials at the Michigan Department of Community Health have been working toward moving developmentally disabled residents at state facilities into community-based housing, James McCurtis, MDCH spokesman, said Thursday.

"We're still committed to providing service for persons with developmental disabilities, but at the same time incorporate them into the community," McCurtis said.

The Mt. Pleasant Center has housed developmentally disabled residents with major medical needs, with dual diagnoses of being both developmentally disabled and mentally ill, as well as a program for mentally handicapped people accused of crimes but who cannot understand the charges against them.

There are some residents at the facility, however, who do not meet the criteria for community placement; those residents will be sent to other state facilities, McCurtis said.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Concert Face

I so rarely get to really see this kid smile..I guess two concerts in a week may do it!! This is at the Pancake joint after Seven Mary Three, Sponge, and Days of the New.
I danced,and danced.

Joy, TKD High Blue Belt

Sat. Feb 7, 2009, Ionia
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Seven Mary 3, Concert, Sponge, Days of New

I was trying to get into some trouble Friday night, when William (little darlin that he is) suggested the $15 concert at the Soaring Eagle Casino...After thinking about it 30 sec..I said Sure why not.
We picked up TY on the way...funny. Jerry and Beth, were meeting us in Shepherd with TY, I had NO cash...knew because I'd been charging TONS of stuff my credit limit on the card (one and ONLY credit card we have) was getting close..asked to borrow cash till Sat. Morning. He: "how much do you want" Me: thinking are you SERIOUS but say:" how much you GOT?" LOL. I did indeed took it all...but he had lost... so wasn't much.
We WERE able to score TWO free tickets from some Native Americans when we were in line!! WHOO HOO!!

THIS is MATT THE HAT from Z 93 Radio!! WHOO HOOO!!

MATT the Hat with Ty, William and Brice

Ty, Will, Brice goofin..and SO happy to be at Concert..TY's FIRST ONE!!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Then, Now

So, the renter at one place, has the CEILING fall in, and never calls me. HOW do I find out??? The INSPECTOR for the annual LICENSE goes through. REALLY? having a HOLE in the CEILING is a problem??? No kidding!!
Thankfully, I have a GREAT fix-it guy who can do anything.

This is an older home. The ceiling was loose, and unrepairable as it was. So down came all the old lathe board, and with it, 1/2 ton or so of insulation, boards, and plaster.

Dry wall going up looks Great!!

It's a slow process. Mudding got on and stamped up, tomorrow we prime, and paint.