Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Maggy asked me to pass on her story so here it is in her words.
Many of you may not know, but I'm not the youngest in my family. When I was 3 years old, my mom had my little brother. He was born with a barrage of health problems, and was sent almost immediately to Children's Hospital in Seattle. C spent much of his short time with us being cared for there. He passed away when he was only 15 months old. My mother slept, ate and basically live at Children's during that time. We have always been very grateful for the care and compassion all of the doctors and staff showed C and our family.
For the last 11 years, one of the local radio stations (KISS 106.1) has held a Radio-thon to benefit Children's Hospital. A few years ago, they also started their own endowment fund for uncompensated care. This year, the Radio-Thon is only 2 days long, and end at 7 p.m. tomorrow (March 1), and they are trying to raise 1 million dollars for the hospital. People can donate online (all year long) or over the phone for Radio-thon, and can donate either a flat fee of any amount, or join Kiss for the Kid's Club which allows someone to donate a smaller amount of their choice every month. I have been donating for over 7 years. Each year I join the Kiss for the Kid's Club for the dollar amount of years C would have been old, in his name. So for example this year, I'm donating $25 a month. One year Monster also asked to donate some of his own savings, and I matched that amount as a flat donation. My mom also donated a large amount in a single donation to the endowment for uncompensated care, to help be sure that every child can experience the generous and loving care that C himself received.
I'm sending this out in the hopes that you would like to donate to Children's Hospital in C's name. It doesn't matter whether you can donate $5, $25 or $100. Every dollar goes directly to the care of these kids, and every single dollar is needed. You can donate online anytime at the link Lila put up, and if you'd like to listen to the Radio-Thon, you can listen over the internet at http://www.kissfmseattle.com/ it ends tomorrow at 7 p.m. and you can donate directly to the Radio-Thon by calling 1-866-987-1061.
Thank you so much on behalf of me, my family, and all the kids helped by Children's Hospital.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
His buddy wasn't a very good lookout, he just stood and stared at me. He finally spooked and took off for the neighbors apple tree and the big guy followed.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
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Friday, February 17, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Grabbed some drinks. Only one is actually coffee heh. I bought some iced vanilla thing for my guy to take to work tonight. (Yeah I got a funny look when I told her to not ice it.) Tea for Niece. Hot Chocolate for my girls. Strawberry Cream thing for me. If you can't tell Oil am not a usual Starbucks customer but today deserved it. Any company that is happily supporting Constitutional rights ostensibly a good one to spend my money at.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
(I have to admit the "Chuck Norris wears Tommy Jordan pajamas" comment will stay with me for the rest of my life. I want that on a bumper sticker!)"
Friday, February 10, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Well I finally went to the doc (After TinCan and JW both gave me some lectures! ;)) and got on antibiotics. I scheduled an appointment with the new doc. I am slowly making steps.
I realized though that the confidence I have been building doesn't seem as evident to others. I look in the mirror and think, "She is not the beautiful woman I think she should be." I have put off things I did for myself to take care of other people. I stopped getting my nails done to save money. I stopped eating the foods I need and want to eat because the live-in folk don't like my healthier meals. So I am changing that. I am going to make the foods that are good for me. If they don't like chicken they can eat something they make. If they don't like salad they can make their own meals. If they don't like cheap cereal (gotta save somewhere, lol) they can get a job. I need to feel that I look as beautiful outside as I think I am. Make sense?
I am looking forward to really retaking myself. I want to be the best mom and wife I can be. So I plan to dig back in to the book, to shoot more, to pamper myself with the food I need and the fun things I like.
I might even save for a few gun courses not just one. I really do like the idea of getting certified to at least help out at the range near me.
Monday, February 6, 2012
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*Framboise Manor*- Kymber's blog, very cool!
Defends Her Own - Pam's blog. A big favorite!
Ghost Prepper - He seriously rocks!! Some majorly awesome survival info going on!
An Ordinary American - He is one of the most amazingly blunt and honest men. He is sick of the crap and tells it. I adore him!
Lagniappe's Lair - He always answers my annoying questions, lol. Great fun to read about his gun knowledge. Murphy is pretty darn cute too!
Lawyer With A Gun - Mixing the law and guns. Who knew it could be this fascinating?
Nine Pound Sledge Hammer - He has become a great friend along with his sweet wife. He is a no-nonsense blogger.
Nobody Asked Me - NFO is one of those men I wish had been around to father me. I love my dad but he and I are completely different and he has no patience or desire to like the woman I am. NFO is one who makes me remember I turned out pretty okay.
Red Woman - She loves the things I do and makes the great green PNW her home which means she lives in a piece of my heart.
Rock In A Sea Of Chaos - He is just awesome. Read, absorb.
Small Holding - He guides us, he is an example I hope to emulate one day, and he is nicer than peach pie.
Standing Outside Looking In - Stephen is another great man I wish had been around to father me. His heart is huge and his knowledge great.
Tales From The Clothesline - She is my kind of Mom!!!
Orange Jeep Dad - He has a gaggle of girls and works very hard to provide for them, love them and prepare for them. Awesome guy!!
Zydeco Ranch - Mudbug is fabulous and living the dream!! My dream anyway lol.