Friday, February 29, 2008

mental health parity

from bazelon mental health law center

write or call your represenative (see my favorite website for link to ask him/her to vote for H.R.1424
the Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act. Parity is a fair and affordable solution to insurance discrimination. It will save lives and families.

it is still SNOWING think we'll see spring before june?

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

perfect stranger

the world news with Charles Gibson tonight had a reporter asking perfect strangers where their clothes were made. it seems that clothes made in foreign countries prices are linked to how well our economy is doing. but that isn't what I wanted to talk about really, i want to know where ABC news or anyone else for that matter, found perfect strangers. I don't know about you but I'm not perfect and I don't think I've ever met a perfect person. I will say I am a bit stranger than most. maybe even perfectly strange.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

In the news

O.J. is back in the news....he alegedly tried to steal back some of his football memorabila that he sold to a collector...i wonder what kind of defense he'll concoct this time around.....

Obama and Hillary are at's almost enough for this life long democrat to vote....gulp!!..oh i just can't say it!

more suicide bombers in Iraq and Afghanistan

more favorite web sit well i guess there won't be anymore favorite website links until i can contact blogger to find out what they changed in the proccess of adding links cuz it doesn't seem to working the same as it did a few weeks ago

Saturday, February 23, 2008

who is your hero?

i have a severe profound hearing loss, so i guess it shouldn't surprise anyone when i say that my hero is helen kellerr.she lived an extraordinary life despiste being both blind and deaf in an age that was not was her determination that inspired me the most. she inspired me to find different ways to accomplish some of my goals,to see that my biggest obstical was how i percieved myself as a hard of hearing person in a hearing world. you are what you think you are and you can accomplish just about anything you set out to accomplish. within reason of course, we all have things we're not suited for.
who is your hero? leave me a coment and tell me who your hero is and why.

have you huged someone you love today? did you tell someone you love them?

Sunday, February 17, 2008

got drugs?

i have a question, why does the FDA try to frighten people away from natural remedies and vitamines by using scary sound warnings about the hazzards to one's health, while allowing the pharmacutical companies to blast us with ads for their drugs that include such side effects as lymphoma, heppatitis,tuburculous and posible death?
in my opinon it's because natural remedies cannot be patented and so no one company can makes scads of moneyby manufacturing and marketing them to television audiances. my health insurance will not cover any type of alternative treatment for chronic pain even though they were extremly helpful to me in the past, even allowing me to continue work for several months longer. they will however provide me with pain medications with some very unacceptable side effects. because of my other health problems there are drugs that mess up my balance to the point that i fall more offten. but alternative tretments aint allowed!!!

ok my mini rant is finished, but it is something to ponder these last cold winter nights, sitting in front of the fireplace watching tv ads for killer drugs...

Thursday, February 14, 2008


ummm..i'd like to give a shout-out to the new york giants! i watched the supper bowl commercials, most of them stunk, and i had the sound off so i wasn't really sure who'd actually won the football game. oh well better late than never i always say....yay giants.

happy valentines day to sweethearts everywhere.

chocolate hearts all
around to celebrate this
lovers day with you

Thursday, February 7, 2008


one of my favorite meditations is the prayer of st. francis.
lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness light;
where there is sadness, joy.

o divine master, grant that i may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
for it is giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned
it is by dying to self that we are born into eternal life.

a few months ago i rediscovered the 'benefits' of meditating. i also started keeping a 'gratitude journal' and i highly recomend this as a way to begin changing your thoughts from negative to posative. we are what we think and say.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

my favorite websites

some of my favorite websites write your congressperson!!! lots of info on disabilities and links to other helpful sites lymphoma research foundation info on latest treatment, support for paitents and family of lymphoma surviors arthiritis institue web site thru national institutes of health, info on sjogren's syndrome and more buy new and used books, fund literacy world wide free shipping in U.S. free knit and crochet paterns, blog chat etc.. my fave search engine

mini political rant

what i am hoping for in our new president. i want a president that will be honest and willing to share information. a president that does not opperate under a cloak of secrecy. the united states is a government of, by and for the people, i think it is past time for our elected officals to start listening to us again. i want a president that will follow the consitution and uphold the bill of rights. i want a president that does not misuse their power by evesdropping on inocent citizens, one who will follow up on reports of emmenit terrorist attacks prior the attack. i want a president who acctually works for the better good of u.s. citizens. and finally, i want a congress who will head the call for impeachment if the president overreaches for power and engages in subtrifuge and or intimidation to get what ever they think they want. the consitution does not allow the president to have the power to do just anything they have a mind to. laws must be obeyed, procedures that are already in place must be followed.think we have a candidate that might fill the bill? i don't know.

on a lighter note, the days are getting longer! spring is surely not far away now. i've been studying my seed catalogs trying to decide what i want to plant in my garden this spring. so many wonderful plants and so little yard to plant them in!

happy super bowl! GO GIANTS!