Saturday, September 27, 2008

WEE what fun. I just created my first treasurey and got a note that I was added to another. WOW. Take a look at mine:

And I am in this one, the very first photo!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

More on The Petaloma Situation

Here is another link to the story. BUT I would add, I don't think the goverment is being too harsh. The families that send their kids to these programs want some kind of promise that their kids are coming home. That a selfish teenage who decided to stay won't be allowed. Or that a well meaning family doesn't keep a younger child. If you were sending your 7 year old to another country wouldn't you want to know that they were coming home. By Tanya staying she puts the whole program at risk.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Another Fablous Treasury

This is just beautiful, the reds are quite stunning. Not just because my pendant is on it either! But I am glad it is!!

Monday, September 15, 2008


Not sure if I did this right, but check out the news reporter talking about the burning of siezed drugs as he is standing right in the clouds of smoke from it! Too FUNNY!

Seaside Enchantment: My Dreamboard

Seaside Enchantment: My Dreamboard

Saturday, September 13, 2008


URGH!!!! I must have a HUGE sock monster living in my house. I did all the laundry I could find, and still only have 5 pairs of my thick socks I wear to work. I just bought another 6 pack a month ago......where, oh where are my sock???@!!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

A wonderful post from the founder of Children of Chernobyl U.S. Alliance. And here is my comments to the paper:

Very Well Said! I truely hope that this child goes home, so that the thousands of others in similar situations as hers are able to enjoy the same summers that she has been given. IF this was a fresh air program and a family tried to keep the child, there would be instant police action to return the child. This should be no differnt. She should be taken into police custody and returned home without question. The visa she was issused is within the guidelines of the COC program, and since she has broken the agreement, her visa should be revoked at once. She doesn't have a legal guaridan, is an underage minor, and doesn't have any insurance. She needs to go home and finish her schooling, and if as a mature adult wants to return, then she can. The host family needs to be a good role model and follow the contract they agreed to. And yes, I miss my Bella-daughter every day, and it breaks my heart at the thought of not seeing her next summer. And at then end of her summers here, then yes I would let her go, and hope to someday visit her. But I would never knowlying force thousands of children to pay by keeping her here.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


I had to take a break from researching and email news shows about the situation in Ca. Though I did read that now the Belarussian goverment has also cancelled holiday trips to Germany. I really hope that with some international pressure she will go home, finish school, and then decided what she wants to do with her life. Right now, she has no guardian, no insurance, no one has legal custody of her.

So I cleaned my house yesterday after working 12 hour shifts all weekend, and Monday was my holiday to work. My tub is sparkling, as is the toliet, and even the laundry is washed, dried, and mostly put away! Tomorow I am taking my daughters senior photos at the stable where she rides, and then we have a dr & dentist appt!

Last night I got some beads in that a wonderful Lady named Carrie told me about, and started to play. She is writing a tutorial on them so they aren't in my store just yet! But what do you think so far???