Dec 31, 2010
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Nov 6, 2010
Not having a computer at home is really not that bad. I decided to live dangerously today and left the house without my cell phone and bottled water! I am lucky to live close to a library that has nearly a million computers. We don't know how useful our local libraries are until we need them. There are just some things like libraries, fire departments, police, mail service, garbage pick up... well, you get it... that are worth paying our taxes for. All this talk of privatizing these organizations that we now pay for with our tax dollars would really be a mess if we went that route. Not everything has to be about money and making a profit. We are a society and we have to learn to live together whether we like it or not. I am happy with how the elections turned out in California. I am all for seeing women in office but these were not the right women for me. I did not like their track record or ideas.
Hope your weekend is fun and don't forget to laugh out loud!
Nov 3, 2010
A few days ago my laptop went on the fritz, so I called my friend who knows lots about computer stuff and told him what was going on. He suggested I click on "safe mode" and that will fix my problem... well let me give you some advice... do not click on the "safe mode" or any other mode for that matter... run don't walk your nearest Office Depot and they will do a free diagnostic to find out the problem. If I had done that I would not be blogging from my neighborhood library computer because my laptop is fried... kaput... nada... gone to computer heaven. Oh well, I did enjoy paying bills via the net... now it's back to snail mail. The up side... I have more time to play with my critters....
Hope your week is in "safe mode" and don't forget to laugh out loud!
Oct 17, 2010
Last weekend I worked at festival in Whittier, and there was an animal rescue booth that caught my attention. They are another great local animal rescue organization. Here is a link to their homepage if you would like more information or to make a donation.
Hope your week is doggone great! xo Inge
Oct 16, 2010
If you would like to know more about the author and her book check out her website or go to Amazon.com to buy a copy.
Sep 28, 2010
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Sep 26, 2010
Thursday was my birthday but since that day is my 11 hour work day I just laid low and saved my energy. The next day Lucy had to go to the vet, her left eye was swollen and she was definitely in pain. We now have 2 one-eyed dogs. Apparently her eye had an ulcer for months... did you know dogs have 3 eyelids? Me neither... well this ulcer must have been hidden good because no one noticed it me or her vet. They removed the eye that afternoon and cleaned her teeth... she lost 6... I sure hope this is the end of her medical problems... that poor pooch has been through so much! I know I said it before but I will say it again... It is amazing how resilient animals are... even though her eye hurt she was ready for a snack! She is resting now wearing her cone for the next 2 weeks until the stitches come out.
Hope your week is sane and don't forget to laugh out loud! xo Inge
Sep 20, 2010
It will be my birthday on Thursday... no plans that day I work in the day and at the farmers market at night... maybe Sunday John and I can go to the beach... I haven't had my beach fix in awhile.
This fun video was emailed to me and for all you animal lovers out there you will probably enjoy it! Hope your week is sane and don't forget to laugh out loud!
Aug 29, 2010
I was at the dog park today with our furbabies, it finally cooled off enough to take Lucy out... she is prone to seizures if she is in the heat too long even though she is taking anti-seizure meds. A family showed up with a triped dog, a corgi mix... this dog walked and played like normal with the other dogs. What I found amazing is that the woman told us that the dog had just been rescued off the street and lost its leg only two weeks ago. It had apparantly had been hit by a car and the leg bone started mending itself for a while (it was not fresh break) the only way to save the dog was to amputate. These people were not rich by any means but they opened their hearts and pocket book to save this dog.
These stories make me want to start my foundation even more. One way or another I will find a way to open and run my thrift shop so I can help people like the ones I met a the dog park pay their vet bills. For now I have to put that dream on hold because I have to work to pay my own vet bills, not to mention the everyday stuff. I would like to find a local animal organization that I can volunteer at and learn the ropes until I can afford to open my own place.
I found this animal rescue on Google... I sure would like to have something like this as well. For now I will keep dreaming and rescuing as many animals that I can... after all dreams really do come true!
Hope your week is fun and don't forget to laugh outloud!
Aug 15, 2010
Aug 13, 2010
One of the attendees sporting his new summer Mohawk
One of the pooches looking for a wonderful new home
Thank you Doggie Dinners for donating all the dog treats!
Harley laughing at the Doggie Show
Lucy showing off her hula dancing skills
There were lots of animal rescue organizations there.... if only I had a bigger home!
http://www.fastfriends.org/ Greyhound Rescue
Aug 11, 2010
Anyway, back to Steven, he did what we dream of doing and for that I elect him employee of the year!!!!!
Hope your week is fun and full of laughter and close proximity to an escape slide! xo Inge
Aug 9, 2010
I am reading a new book, well, it's not new... but new to me. I picked it up at the library. I don't know what I would do without my library... does anyone in the political scene understand how important it is for society to have access to a free library???? There are soooo many books I never could have read if it were not for our local library.
Gotta go and find out what treasure is inside the pages...
Aug 8, 2010
and type in Rolling Dog Ranch and their postal code MT.
Jul 26, 2010
Her soaps are all handmade and her best selling one a glycerin soap with a loofah inside...clever girl! Her partner is a motorcycle type guy who you would never guess enjoyed making soap! I really like this couple because they enjoy each other and are openly affectionate. It is refreshing to see a couple that enjoy each others company.
I am still dealing cards Friday and Saturday nights... I learned roullette on the fly the other night... it looks harder than it is... so I can now do two things at a Casino Night Event. Woo Hoo!
The weather has been hot on and off and remember when I mentioned that I had lady bug visitors in my house? well, they have been replaced with ants. I looked up the spiritual meaning of ants and all it said is... you have an ant problem... soooooo after taping up half my house to seal off any entry way and still finding ant parties when I get home... I decided to find a non-toxic way to get rid of them. I really do not like killing anything and there have been alot of ants that have been spared and relocated outdoors but 100 ants is just too much to deal with.
I found this terrific ant killer, non-toxic, and it works!!! It's called EcoSmart Insecticide and I found it at Albertons Market. The ingredients are essential oils, no bad stuff that hurts animals, plants, or humans. I was able to use it inside and out. Check them out for yourself.
Since I am on the subject of bugs... I have to speak my mind about what bugs me... especially with this huge and never ending plethora of reality shows. Most of them showcase self-centered, spoiled, irresponsible and just plain stupid people. Just channel surf any night of the week and you will see what I mean. If I have to watch a reality show I would rather watch someone who is doing something positive with their life. These Bad Girl shows are not only boring but these women are an insult to all women who do not live their lives this way. And thats all I got to say about that.
Hope you have a fun week and don't forget to laugh out loud! xo Inge
Jul 13, 2010
I have not forgotten my thrift shop idea that will benefit low income pet owners to pay their vet bills...I put together a vision board to make that happen. I also plan to visit some upscale thrift shops and see how they operate.
I hope your week is going well and by all means do not forget to laugh out loud! I swear if it were not for my ability to laugh at the events in my laugh (after I scream and bitch about an hour) I would have hung myself... no I take that back... I would strangle the offender!
Jul 2, 2010
Hope your day is full of laughter! xo Inge
Jun 29, 2010
Hope you have an inspiring week!
Jun 28, 2010
I know its all about manifesting the world we want but I also believe action is also required. I want to have the courage like Senator Byrd to speak up against injustices and morally corrupt behavior when I see it. I also want to attract like minded people into my life. I will miss watching him rant and rave on the Senate floor...
Jun 21, 2010
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Jun 14, 2010
I mentioned before in one of my posts that I joined her site
It is her site and the support of the other co-creators that have helped me change my life for the better... well, now Lilou has a chance to have her own show on the Oprah Network... I believe that her show will be an asset to the many great shows that will be on the Oprah Network. She needs your support... all you have to do is sign up with Oprah online and vote for Lilou. You can vote up to 1,000 times in one day. Soooo if you want to be a part of the positive revolution... VOTE FOR LILOU !
Here is the link to the Oprah site:
In case the above link does not work here is another one:
VOTE FOR POSITIVE UPLIFTING, INSPIRATIONAL, PROGRAMS!!!
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Hope you manifest a fun day!!!!
Jun 13, 2010
My affirmations have been for a fun job that pays well... maybe I should throw in... that I am qualified to do!
Live and learn!
Hope your week is fun and don't forget to laugh out loud!
Jun 12, 2010
John brought this story home from work the other day and I thought I would share it with you. He works at a Doggie Resort... what a lucky dog!
Hope your weekend is fun. Don't forget to live in the moment and bark out loud!
"From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a
dog," or, "that's a lot of money for just a dog." They don't
understand the distance traveled, the time spent,
or the costs involved for "just a dog."
Some of my proudest moments have come about with
"just a dog." Many hours have passed and my only
company was "just a dog," but I did not once feel slighted.
Some of my saddest moments have been brought about
by "just a dog," and in those days of darkness,
the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me comfort
and reason to overcome the day.
If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you will probably
won't understand phrases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise,"
or "just a promise."
"Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of
friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy.
"Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience
that makes me a better person.
Because of "just a dog", I will rise early, take
long walks and look longingly to the future. So for me
and folks like me, it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment
of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond
memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.
"Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my
thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday they can understand that it's
not "just a dog", but the thing that gives me humanity and
keeps me from being "just a man or woman."
So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog",
just smile -- because they "just don't understand."
-- Author Unknown
Jun 1, 2010
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The main thing I remember is they lived in the moment everyday. They were happy and showed it. They were persistent when they wanted something. They did not dwell about the past or worry about the future. They loved unconditionally. They adapted to change in their environment. They were grateful and showed it often. They relaxed and slept when and where they felt like it. They knew how to "go with the flow". They never held a grudge and were willing to forgive and forget. They lived in the now. They didn't need to read a book to teach them they just lived it - naturally.
I have other pets whom I love and I am grateful to share my life with. I see them differently now and want to learn from them. They each have their unique personalities too and live the same lifestyle Olive and Austin did. I see it now - I didn't notice it as much before. I want to learn from these wonderful furry teachers and live my life the same way.
I am grateful I was trusted by Source to take care of these animals and for them to trust, love, and teach me about life. I wish I had seen it earlier - but I guess better late than never and I "get it " now.
I am forever grateful!
Hope you have an "aha" moment this week and don't forget to laugh out loud.