Dec 31, 2010

I met with my oncologist today and found out the name of the chemo cocktail....
5-FU.... what a perfect name! Everytime I go to my treatment I plan to tell C here's some FU for you! I also found 2 women who were treated with 5-FU and they both recovered nicely. They also kept their hair.... good thing I found out about that because I was planning to shave my head when I got back home so I would not have to watch my hair fall out. Boy would I have been pissed off if I found out after the fact!
Today is the last day of 2010 and all I have to say is GOOD RIDDENS! This year has been a tough one but I made it. I can feel 2011 will be MUCH BETTER! I am already making plans for my thrift shop.... since I will be on disability for several months I will take advantage of it and learn everything I can about the biz. This "pain in the ass" is my wake up call. I am no spring chicken and even though I take good care of myself there is no guarantee of that I will not get sick.

Great news today though... I met my liver surgeon.... also known as a "God" by his staff... patients fly cross country to see him... how lucky am I to get him!!!! Monday he lops off 10% of my liver... luckily the lesion is on the end and easy to remove... then its killing off the "C" in my rectum with chemo. My doc said the liver was the bigger concern... who knew? I am such a lucky girl... when I came to emergency last Sunday, my blood count was 40% of what it should be and I was still walking around and my vitals looked normal... if they didn't look at my blood I would have been dead by Tuesday. My guardian angel was really looking out for me! I know it sounds cliche but I have been given a second chance and I will take advantage of it!

Since I will be in the hospital over the weekend and of course New Years Eve my family is out getting snacks and soft drinks for the staff and us to celebrate... we have a lot to celebrate and be thankful for. I want to thank everyone for praying for me... it definitely worked... James put me on his Facebook page and all his friends... some from around the world who sent good wishes including stories about relatives who beat cancer. I cannot tell you how inspiring and touched I am that so many care about me... one woman sent a note via the nurse's station (it was after hours) that she was thinking about me... I hadn't seen her for 20 years!

Happy New Year to you! and don't forget to laugh out loud! xo Inge

Dec 30, 2010

I have been catching up on my facebook account and came across a friend that is raising money for an animal sanctuary. Well, anyone who knows me... knows that I will put the word out. If you can help out here is the information...









http://wishes.causes.com/wishes/179510?bws=fb_stream_wish
It has been ages since my last blog entry. I am using my son, James laptop since mine is still out of order. I will cut to the chase... I am in UC Irvine Hospital right now. Apparently my butt has an issue... the C word. I have a great medical team here and am confident that I will get better but I would like to have your thoughts and prayers to help me out as well. I know the power of prayer is strong and miracles happen every day. I will keep you posted... I guess my hemorrhoid issue turned out to be a blessing. If I was not aware of that I would not have come into have it checked out. Thanks in advance for your support.
And don't forget to laugh out loud!!!! xo Inge

Dec 2, 2010

Here I am back at the library. One hour sure goes by fast! I have been at library a few times but did not have time to check in. My world is good... no complaints... no one wants to really listen anyway... ha! ha! no, really I do have lots to be thankful for. Hope your holidays are fun and do not stress out! Stay away from those crazy malls! Shop locally, give money to animal charities ( my favorite! way to donate) spend time with those you love, and take time to relax!
xo Inge

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!

xo Inge

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!

xo Inge

Oct 17, 2010

Fuzzy Rescue




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.

http://www.fuzzyrescue.org/Donate.html

Hope your week is doggone great! xo Inge

Oct 16, 2010

Book Review


I read a variety of books about spirituality, the paranormal, self-help, and the occasional detective books that feature cats. I was recently contacted by the author, Betsy Otter Thompson, via email to review a new book she just wrote. The last time I did a book review I was in college, so to say the least I am a bit rusty. But I agreed and she sent me a copy in the mail. I have to admit I was thrown off at first because it was about Jesus.... not that there is anything wrong with that but I remember reading another book a long time ago that seemed spiritual but the last few pages started preaching about salvation and anyone who disagreed with the author's point of view was taking the express lane to Hell... anyone who knows me knows that if anyone who says (spiritually speaking) it is my way or the highway.... I always take the highway. However, after I put my prejudice aside, I saw that the author was giving a hypothetical interview with Jesus and how he affected the people lives he knew in the Bible. There is a question and answer sheet after each chapter, as well as the personal insight from the author. It is not a quick read and I suggest that anyone reading this book take the time to really think about the questions and write the answers down in a journal. I usually started my day reading and spending part of my day pondering the questions. It is a good book for anyone who would like to explore their belief system about religion, spirtuality and how it affects their choices in daily life. My favorite quote in the book is " We don't take our beliefs with us when we leave here; we take the love we found from having them."
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.
http://www.betsythompson.com/
Hope your week is thoughtful and fun.
xo Inge

Sep 28, 2010

One of my co-workers is studying to take US Citizenship test. He gave me a sample of questions that will be on the test and he knew the answers. I am embarrassed to admit that I do not know many of the answers to the questions and I attended California public schools. I am attaching a link if you would like to try and answer the questions. Let me know how you did if you like.
http://usgovinfo.about.com/blinstst.htm
xo Inge

Sep 27, 2010

Anugama-Mystical Trance (Shamanic Dream)

I found this relaxing video on youtube. I plan to buy myself a copy as a late birthday gift.

Sep 26, 2010

Another week has gone by.... Monday started out... what can I say... stressful. I arrived at work at 8:25 and by 8:30 I was chasing my ct down the street across busy traffic. Luckily I had 2 other men helping me... If a ct is injured in our care we are responsible... even if ct is running away. He really was not running away... it was all about attention. I lasted about an hour with him (he ran away 4 times during that time and cussed me out when I tried to reason with him) now remember I have no training in this field I have to rely on my own wits and there are days even those are limited. The rest of the week I was paired up with calmer clients who wanted to be at the program... as for the other ct he continued his behavior 4 days in a row... all day ... until the police were called by someone driving by because he was fighting with a coach in the street... the PD does not have time to play such games and have no problem arresting someone sane or not. The ct behaved (sort of) the rest of the week.
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

I have not blogged for it seems like forever. I finally got a full time job but it is the job that is eating my brain! Don't get me wrong in this work climate I am grateful to have finally found a job and since it is Monday - Friday mornings, I have time to work a 2nd job, or on the weekends so I can catch up on our bills. I am working with the mentally ill and everyday is an adventure. I spent one hour last week trying to convince someone to stop licking the rug... what I should have done was find out what drugs this person was taking and joined him! I am able to laugh alot of this stuff off but there are times I want to just cry. It is the most stressful job I have ever had and I figure after this I can do anything! I am journaling, meditating, working on my gratitude journal and watching funny programs to keep myself sane and grounded.
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!
xo Inge

Aug 29, 2010

Friends in Need Animal Rescue





http://www.friends-in-need.org/index.html


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!
xoxo Inge

Aug 15, 2010


FOLLOW YOUR BLISS!!!

And doors will open where there were no doors there before

Joseph Campbell

Aug 13, 2010

Yesterday Cooper and I went to the Dog Days of Summer at the Fullerton Market. We met up with our friends Bob, Caryl and Harley.







Skipper enjoying the market with his new wheels






















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




Cooper and Harley telling secrets



Harley found time for a quick pedicure




Bob finds out that you can lead a dog to the food bowl but you can't make him perform!


Cooper likes his new friend Caryl




Kathy and Lucy having fun at the market





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


http://www.barksoflove.org/









http://www.huskycamp.com/







I also want to give a shout out to the many terrific vendors selling delicious treats, toys, and doggie accessories. Here are their links:


http://www.lisascarsi.com/ Fabulous pet photographer

http://www.my-zen-dog.com/ Enlightened training

http://www.pechangascloset.com/ Adorable hand stitched pets

http://www.laughingmytailoff.com/ Fun leashes for your pooch
http://www.ocdoggiedinners.com/ Delicious healthy food for your pets


Cooper and I had sooooo much fun! It was a great way to spend a Thursday afternoon.

Hope your week is fun and full of howling laughter! xo Inge

































Aug 11, 2010

I know there has been non-stop news coverage about the infamous flight attendent, Steven Slater, but I have to put my two cents in. I have worked in customer service for well over 20 years, mostly as a food server and let me tell you serving food to the public can be a pain in the ass. If I had access to an emergency slide I would have used it at least one a month if not at times weekly. If you have worked in customer service then you know what I mean. If you haven't then you would not believe how people can treat others... not all mind you but a fair amount. There are people who think that food servers are stupid and are not capable of doing anything else... I am here to tell you it is one of the hardest jobs around. Try taking care of 6 tables at once with 4 people at each table and keeping everyone happy until their food arrives.. you try it! ... most of them think they are in their own private restaurant and cannot order off the menu, they must create their own version of the meal... which slows things down. Then there are the ones who must tell their whole life story right in the middle of dinner hour. If the food is cold, undercooked, overcooked, slow coming out it is always the server's fault. I think the best story is when I was Assistant Manager at Marie Callenders last year... this woman paid for her and a friend's meal with her bank card... the money came out of her checking account and a couple of hours later she came back angry at me that I did not tell her that the bank would put a hold on her funds and she did not have money left to buy essentials (it was a Friday and I guess the money was on hold until Monday) anyways somehow she decided it was my fault and I needed to refund her the money! How crazy is that! Not only are we to bring her food but now we must offer financial counseling? She threatened to call Corporate on me if I did not do what she said (If you have ever had to deal with Corporate you know that they will throw you under the bus in order to keep the customer happy) so as a compromise I gave her 2 free pies to take home. Which tells me she just wanted something for free.
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...
xo Inge

Aug 8, 2010

Rolling Dog Ranch

is in a contest to win money for their sanctuary. All you have to do is vote. Go to this site
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/shelterchallenge.faces?siteId=3

and type in Rolling Dog Ranch and their postal code MT.

Thanks!!!!! Inge

A Tribute To My Friend Toofie







I did not know Toofie for long.... only about 2 months but I connected with him instantly and felt that I knew him forever. He was a 5 pound, 18 year old Chihuahua and we met at the Fullerton Farmers Market where I gave chair massages every Thursday evening. He was one of those old souls that leave an impression everywhere he went... he wasn't just an ordinary dog. You have met them and probably have one in your family... they have such personality and character that you know they are special souls.

His life with Bob & Caryl began 4 years ago at the Orange County Pet Expo. He was sitting inside a cage waiting... hoping to find a loving home. He was 16 years old at the time and had been through more than most humans his age... he was missing all but one front tooth... hence the name Toofie and had lost half of his bottom chin from cancer. The rescue organization told Bob & Caryl that he had probably lived on the streets of San Diego for a very long time and had been picked up in the middle of a busy intersection. Talk about Divine Intervention! and finally after lots of medical care he was ready to start a new... happier life with someone else. Bob told me that no one paid him any attention though... he figures it was because of his age and he did look a little rough around the edges... but for Bob it was love at first site! He knew Toofie was meant to go home with him and Toofies new and better life journey began.

Toofie's new home consisted of a couple of cats and 4 other dogs.... Bob & Caryl devote their lives to caring for what they call "misfits" and Toofie from the very start was the new boss. He went everywhere with Bob & Carol... charming anyone he came into contact with and that included me. Toofie also particpated in the Dog events that are held around the county, including Dog Days of Summer at Fullerton Market in August.
About 6 weeks ago just after his 19th birthday, Toofie crossed over (heart failure) and now rests in Bob & Caryl's backyard. I am glad I met Toofie... he is a wonderful example of how to live life in the moment and not let a little thing like, missing teeth, cancer, or heart disease stop him from enjoying life. I never heard him complain... not once... he knew he was special, handsome, charming, and a survivor. I am also glad I met Bob & Caryl who see the inner beauty of special needs animals and are willing to open their home and hearts to them. They are a perfect example of loving compassion and walk their talk. Toofie will be greatly missed but he will live in our hearts forever.
xo Inge

Jul 26, 2010

Well, I am back to 3 jobs... apparently the chiropractor lost his staff when he finally paid them and he told me that I was never "let go"... (hmmm) and would I still work with him at the farmers market... so here I am back at the market. There are a couple of people who I enjoy seeing, one of them is Miss Kitty Girls Soaps... here is her website

http://www.misskittygirl.com/

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.
http://www.ecosmart.com/

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

Get Happy!

This video speaks for itself...






Have a fun day and GET HAPPY!!!!
xo Inge

Jul 13, 2010

I have not blogged for a while because life has kept me busy. There just are not enough hours in the day! I am hustling looking for another part time job... everytime I get 3 which helps me pay my bills I lose one. My latest being the chiropractor I worked for the longest. Apparently business is worse than he let on and last week on payday, he did not have the money to pay his staff... and we were being let go... at least the massage therapists that were part of his special event marketing team. He said he will get us the money this week... meanwhile, I need a 3rd part time job or at least a stable full time job.

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

Rolling Dog Ranch


There are sooooo many wonderful non-profits that help our furry friends and I want to spotlight one of them today... Rolling Dog Ranch.... they care for animals with disabilities. This group touched my heart because we have pets with disabilities and health issues. We did not intentionally seek out these animals they just found their way into our hearts. I think I mentioned before that it is my dream to have a shop that has new and used merchandise and the profits will go to help low income people pay their vet bills. I don't know how it will come about yet but I will let the Universe provide the way. I am glad to see there are others out there who devote their lives to helping these beautiful creatures. If you find yourself with some extra change this month, please give to a animal charity of your choice... it will definitely bring you excellent karma!

http://www.bestfriends.org/slideshows/rollingdogranch/index.html

http://www.rollingdogranch.org/

Hope your day is full of laughter! xo Inge

Jun 29, 2010

I finally got to watch the entire show "Excuses Be Gone", with Wayne Dyer on PBS last night. He introduced someone that literally blew me away. I could go on and on about him but I would rather give you the link so you can check him out for yourself.
http://www.myspace.com/dancaro

Hope you have an inspiring week!
xo Inge





Jun 28, 2010

I have been interested in politics since I turned 30... participated and helped organize some protests... volunteered for presidential campaigns. But this past year I have been angry with the way things are going. (I know we manifested the government we have) but there has been one man I always stopped to watch... Senator Robert Byrd. I was fascinated by him when I watched a biography of his life a few years ago. He is (in my opinion) one of the few willing to stand up to the b*#st being thrown around our political offices... I don't know if it is his age 92 that made him speak his mind or what. He also turned his life around and apologized for some choices he made when he was young, which made me respect him even more. He really took his public office oath to heart and I believe lived from his heart. I am sad he has crossed over... not because of the votes he cannot participate in but because he was a great role model.



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...

xo Inge

Jun 15, 2010

I'm Staying in the Vortex!!!




Hope you find your way into the Vortex today!
xo Inge

p.s. If you don't know what a Vortex is, watch this short video:

Jun 14, 2010

Help Lilou Mace...

Get her own show on the new Oprah Winfrey Network. If you don't know who Lilou is check out one of her YouTtube videos:



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:

http://myown.oprah.com/audition/index.html?request=video_details&response_id=9298&promo_id=1

In case the above link does not work here is another one:
http://bit.ly/9dFRzF

VOTE FOR POSITIVE UPLIFTING, INSPIRATIONAL, PROGRAMS!!!
VOTE FOR LILOU!!!


Hope you manifest a fun day!!!!
xo Inge

Jun 13, 2010

I got a call yesterday to work a card party (I am grateful!). I mentioned before that I got work a couple of days ago doing the samething. I learned how to deal Blackjack to make extra money at local parties. Anyway, last night a new company gave me a call to fill in last minute for a party in Los Angeles. I get there 15 minutes early and discovered it was a poker tournament. I do not know how to play poker... which could be a problem since I am supposed to be a professional dealer. Looking back I probably was told it was a poker tournament but because I was so excited to get work I heard blackjack tournament. I got a 5 minute lesson on how to deal poker. I was nervous and I decided to confess to the players at my table that I was a newbie to the game and they were good sports about it. They basically walked me through it. I was going to leave but I am glad I didn't... I chose to laugh at the pickle I was in, afterall I did manifest this situation. I found out later from the owner of the party company that the customer was upset (he did not tell me that though at the party) and the owner had to refund part of the money. The owner went on to tell me that he thought the customer probably wanted a discount anyway and me being a non poker playing dealer helped his case. The owner new this because when he was younger he was always tryng to pull a fast one on people to get a discount for things. Sounds to me like his karma getting back at him, but I was smart enough not to tell him that. ha!ha!



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!
xo Inge

Jun 12, 2010

JUST A DOG



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!
xo Inge




"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

I found another website that might interest you...


http://www.healyourlife.com/?utm_id=3198

May 30, 2010

Two of My Greatest Teachers

I have learned a lot from my pets lately. I lost 2 of them these past 12 months - Austin, a male orange, tabby cat and Olive, a teacup Chihuahua. I miss both of them everyday and think about how they lived and how they enriched my life. They had unique personalities and people were drawn to them like they were celebrities. There was something about their vibration that people wanted to be around.
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.
xo Inge

May 24, 2010

I sold my container gardens at the Avocado Festival in La Habra on Saturday. I had a good time. It had a small town feel to it... you wouldn't know LA is only minutes away... ok, depending on the traffic!


































I was told these are called scat... they looked like turds to me!
xo Inge