Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Creative Outlet for me, Yoga for you.

So, you might remember a while ago (April) I posted about wanting to get creative this summer and do somethings i had been wanting to do.

Well, (just so you can see that I do follow through on some things:), here are some of the things I used as my Creative Outlet.

The first two pictures are of a box I have made for my sister Summer. (It is still not quite finished, but I will get it to you soon, Summer, I promise.)

The next picture is of a Halloween Serving Tray that I made to get into the spirit of things.

The 4th picture is of an Oil Painting that I have spent too long working on and am finally finished with. I am listening to my Dad's great advice and moving on to start a new painting. (Some day I will post some pics to show how this painting started out, and how differently it ended up.It began as a 'copy' of Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' but I wanted to change some things and then .....I.......well pretty much changed everything).
So this painting is going in my kitchen for now.

The last picture is of a "Wedding Box" I made to keep all my Wedding treasures that I don't want to loose.

So, these are some of the things that have kept me busy creating. There are many more things(or projects) strewn around my house that are just awaiting finishing touches (which, I am sure, makes Adam so happy. Sometimes it looks like my Studio exploded allover the house......glitter, paint, paper, fabric....everywhere)

Also, I wanted to let everyone know to head over to Lotus Tree Studio blog. My sister Summer is an awesome Yoga instructor. You may have seen her at places such as Gold's Gym or Mountain Side Fitness. Well, LUCKY for us she has opened her own studio and is offering classes for you or your little ones (at amazing prices, I might add!!) You should try to get your little ones into to one of her classes. They will LOVE it!!
I will be at her class tomorrow (Thursday) night.
Will I see you there?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Yippee! Hooray!!! Woo-Hoo!!! Ya-hoo!!

Chase is coming home for Halloween!!!!

..........Excuse me, I don't know if you heard me, but CHASE IS COMING HOME for HALLOWEEN!!

For any of you who may not know what I am talking about.... Chase is living with his Mom, Step-dad and little sister in CA this school year. It was a hard decision for Adam and I to live with, but so far Chase has been really happy about making so many friends there. So anyway, for us, it feels like he has been gone forever and we are so excited to have him home. He will be here from the 25th to Nov. 2nd. And then he will get to come back for a couple of weeks for Christmas. (I'm trying to plan a trip for us to go there to see him around Thanksgiving........we'll see)

Anyway that is our current exciting news and I just wanted to share.

(Check back tomorrow if you want to see all the pics that are going to accompany this post:)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Let's Get POLITICAL !!

Please,DO NOT just ignore this because the word Political is in here.It really is an interesting read and good FOOD for THOUGHT !!!

I'm not really sure what GENIUS thought of this, but they are in fact a GENIUS and I, for one would vote them for the Nobel Peace Prize. (that's if my vote counted or anyone asked me, which it doesn't and They didn't:). But I found it online and thought I needed to share this:

{I'm against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG.

Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a "We Deserve It" Dividend.

To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000,000 bonafide U.S. Citizens 18+.

Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman and child.

So 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up...

So divide 200 million adults 18+ into $85 billion that equals $425,000.00.

My plan is to give $425,000 to every person 18+ as a "We Deserve It" Dividend.

Of course, it would NOT be tax free.

So let's assume a tax rate of 30%.

Every individual 18+ has to pay $127,500.00 in taxes.

That sends $25,500,000,000 right back to Uncle Sam.

But, it means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in their pocket.

A husband and wife have $595,000.00.

What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595,000.00 in your family?

Pay off your mortgage housing crisis solved.

Repay college loanswhat a great boost to new grads.

Put away money for collegeit'll be there.

Save in a bankcreate money to loan to entrepreneurs.

Buy a new carcreate jobs.

Invest in the market capital drives growth.

Pay for your parent's medical insurancehealth care improves.

Enable Deadbeat Dads/Moms (yeah, there are some of those, too!)to come cleanor else.

Remember this is for every adult U S Citizen 18+ including the folks who lost their jobs at Lehman Brothers and every other company that is cutting back.
And of course, for those serving in our Armed Forces.

If we're going to re-distribute wealth let's really do it... instead of trickling out a puny $1000.00 ("vote buy") economic incentive that is being proposed by one of our candidates for President.

If we're going to do an $85 billion bailout, let's bail out every adult U S Citizen 18+!

As for AIG – liquidate it. Sell off its parts. Let American General go back to being American General.

Sell off the real estate.

Let the private sector bargain hunters cut it up and clean it up.

Here's my rationale. We deserve it and AIG doesn't.

Sure it's a crazy idea that can "never work." (or could it???)Can you imagine the Coast-To-Coast Block Party!How do you spell Economic Boom?

I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 Billion "We Deserve It" Dividend; more than I do the geniuses at AIG or in Washington DC ..

And remember, This plan (the Birk plan) only really costs $59.5 Billion because $25.5 Billion is returned instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam.

Write your congressmen. Tell them we solved the problem! }

It seems so simple, Right? How come John McCain or our Celebrity candidate Osama....i mean OBAMA didn't come up with this??????

Let me know what you think, I'm really curious to see others opinions on this one...