Wednesday, January 28, 2009


So I am really ecstatic that I joined facebook about a month ago. So many friends from my past have found me or I have found them.

It is amazing how your friends join, add you as a friend. Then you check out their friends, and find another friend you have thought about or tried to find. It is just crazy what a small world this is.

I also like the fact that I can talk to my friends who are online at the same time I am. Even though its only sending messages back and forth, it gives me a sense of talking on the phone with them. You all know, how I just love talking on the phone... NOT!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

100 Things...

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower (I even saw a satellite move across the sky in the desert)
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a Solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (would have, but the darn thing was closed when I was in New York for a few hours)
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke (been told I am a good singer, but never had the guts)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been on television
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (no, but I enjoy buying and eating them)
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (Gay people are not allowed in CA to give blood)
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job (Try three of them)
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Totally copied a post from someone's blog to your own

Monday, January 12, 2009

Share That You Care

So I got this idea from a book that Julie gave me last year. "The Message" by Lance Richardson. He gave his family this great idea of handing out business size cards to people who looked like they could use a dose of pick me up.

They would hand people these cards to those that looked like they could use a dose of careing that would say on the front, "Sometimes it's just nice to know somebody cares. Have a great Day!" People were truly touched.

So, I decided to take it a step further. I am creating a website at SHAREYOUCARE.BLOGSPOT.COM. I am going to print up some business cards that are numerically numbered 1 - 100. Hand them to people who could use a dose and hope that those who received the cards will go onto the site, pick the numbered card they received and tell their story of what was going on, what happened when they received the card, etc.. etc...

On the back of the card, I will place a phrase that they should share you care by passing the card onto someone else who could also use a dose and will also visit the site and tell their story... Thus stories going on and on for each numbered card. Spreading the caring over and over again. Of course on the front of the card will be the website. Tracking the cards and seeing where it goes..

I might just pay the $10 a year to host the site so that it has a web address of so I don't have to have the blogspot address on there.

I got this idea from a website I visited years back, where some guy wrote a web address on dollar bills. People who received the bill would go onto the site and register what city & state they received the bill. Thus tracking the dollar bill across the country. It was pretty cool.

Tell me what you think, visit the site and give me some ideas.. Not even sure that any businesses can print cards numerically without costing me an arm and a leg, so I might have to print up my own.

The site was a quick draft last night, so I need to improve my wording, etc... I need ideas.. I think it could be a lot of fun and very rewarding. I am just afraid that if I hand out 100 cards that the right side of the blog might get to annoying or too long. As of now I only have Care Cards #1 - 15. So if I add 100 cards or more...well you will see what I mean by that when you visit the site.

This is a dream of mine and I don't have a lot of time or cash to get this up and running as I would like to so it may take a few months to get this going.. but, eventually it will happen if you think its a good thing.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Bryce Is Home Again

Sorry I keep posting about Bryce. This will be the last time, I promise. This has been harder on me then I thought it would and I need to get it out. Sorry, that you all have to bear it with me.

I had a really hard time deciding on Cremation and now that I see how my big handsome boy was reduced to the size of a small box, I wonder if I made the right decision. Don't know why it's such a struggle for me. I know that God is all powerful and that everything reduced to dust will be miraculously spun around and placed back to its original state.

I do know that I didn't want to bury him because if I ever had to move away from California, he would be left all alone. Also, this way he can be with me all the time. And when my time comes he can be buried with me. Sounds crazy right?

I was going to buy him a different Urn, one more fitting to how we feel about his life but now that I have him back, I don't want to disturb him, by placing him in a new one. I would rather he stay in peace without being disturbed. Besides, I am not sure that I could bare to actually see the ashes. I think it would be demeaning to him to actually see him that way. The good thing about this company is that they handle individual cremations. Meaning that they insure that all the remains given to you are your pet only. That they are not mixed with the few small remains of another pet.

This is a picture of his resting place and it came with a pawprint as well. (It's not an actual picture of his, but one off of the website). I worried that as we didn't have him back until two weeks later that he was just laying there alone for too long. As it turns out, he was cremated on Christmas Eve.

As you may have read earlier, I truly believe that Bryce visited me the night of his last day. I was hoping he would come back to visit again but he hasn't. Maybe now that he's back home, he will visit me one more time tonite.

I feel truly blessed to have had him in my life. Because of the "Dalmatians" movies, I can't tell you how joyful it was, every time we took him somewhere, that everyone was just in awe of him and just wanted to be near him. Not to mention that he was one of the most handsomest/beautiful Dal's I had ever seen. Every time I see a Dalmatian my heart just jumps for joy. They are my favorite pups of all time.

Listen to your dad Bryce and be a good boy Okay?!!!