Friday, December 28, 2012

Ukelele Club

My living room was filled with over 25 members of
the Long Beach Uke Club for a holiday gathering...

My home was filled with joy, laughter, food
and the extraordinary folks who belong to the club.

Uke players are the best people...
and making music is the greatest way I  know to
get by in this sometimes harsh and troubled world.
It eases stress, people like it and you fill your time with a productive
and entertaining.

My home glows and comes alive when it is filled with
living breathing musicans.

Playing the uke is easy and fun...I have played it
all over the country, as many places have clubs,
retreats and festivals.  I have played with strangers who became friends.
  If you never thought you could
play a musical instrument give a uke a try...
or get one for your kid...

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Happy Boxing Day and Novica Contest Winner


Congratulations to the winner  of the Novica contest...
Deb from Deb’s Desire.
Please contact me Deb so I can mail you your coupon code.

enjoy your shopping adventure at NOVICA.
Thanks to all who entered the contest.

Monday, December 24, 2012

'Twas the night before Christmas

Merry Christmas

from my house to yours....

Cynthia, Giuseppe and Ginger

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Novica Boxing Day Giveaway

There are many stores online that offer gifts for the special people in your life, but one store stands
out and that is NOVICA  They are in association with National Geographic who have searched out
special artisans from impoverished areas of the world, and given them hope and a chance at a better
life through the selling of their handcrafted goods.   A real win win for all of us.
You get a chance to “meet” the people who you buy from, hear their stories, and then choose from
a wonderful array of high quality goods.

  They have recently added some new features to make shopping even easier... The Novica Gift finder.
Now you can dial in to what it is you are looking for...romantic gifts for her for the man in your life hostess gifts and even by how much you want to spend gifts for under $25  This new feature takes the guess work out of selecting gifts and the time spent looking for them.

 Now, Novica has kindly offered a shopping gift certificate for $40 to one lucky person, who I will
choose in a random drawing.  Follow the link above to go to their homepage or one of the gift finder
links, come back here and tell me what it is that you would want to choose should you win.

So pop on over to Novica, read about what a fantastic company they are, look at cool
stuff ( I especially love their shawls and scarfs) and then come back here and leave a comment on
what you would select should you win.  Contest closes Christmas Day, winner will be announced on December 26...please make sure I can get in contact with you via email or Etsy store...

They send their items in lovely gift get a picture of the people who made the items, a chance to share in their journey and what Novica has done for them...not to mention the quality merchandise...hand crafted and on top of it all you are supporting the very real people who make them.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Gun Control....

  What more has to happen?  Why  do people fight so hard against gun control?  Where does
a 2o year old kid get semi-automatic weapons?  These guns are not for hunting...they
are for killing people.  And if the gov steps in and trys banning them all the pro-gun
idiots will be out there claiming its against their rights.   Would they feel the same if
it was their 6 year old kid that was killed? 

I feel sick today.  When will we learn?  when are things going to change.?   These kids have spent
their whole lives sitting at home playing violent video games and we wonder why this is happening.
They watch horrible, violent movies and Hollywood doesn’t want to take any responsiblity either...
they just want their millions.  Ask yourself why is this happening?  Violence is a way of
let your kids watch and do what they want...heaven help you if you have to discipline them or say
no.  Music is the worst... I'm open minded and love a lot of current music.. I even like Taylor Swift now because I think she is a positive role model to young girls and gives them information in her songs how to take control of your life.  This wasn’t happening when I was a kid...unheard of!

More will come out but i betcha its a kid who was home all day without supervision and had violent
video games and a bunch of money to buy semi-automatic weapons...and oh yeah, they always wear
protective clothing....bullet proof stuff...why is that?  So they don’t get shot?   No I think its because
they are copying what they see in the games and movies.  Why does this young kid have the money to buy this stuff?  Does he have responsibilites at home?   Does he pay rent and bills?   If he  did he wouldn’t have money for such stuff.

  Something has to
be done...and it starts with a banning of semi-automatic weapons...period.
It starts with the makers of these games... take responsibility for what they are putting
out there.  Some are R rated but still the kids watch and play them.
And go out there and throw a ball to a kid...why too is it always boys?
You never see a young girl doing this...yet.   She’s to busy copying
the slutty stuff that they are being fed by the media.

Who needs the fiscal cliff...who cares about 12-21-12
we are already living a nightmare that seems to be
getting worse...

Think Peace...

Saturday, December 1, 2012

More stuff...and not the pretty kind

Little boy Mr. Ginger was poorly for several eating,
no drinking, bones protruding...well I thought, I’m loosing my
little guy.  He didn’t crawl out of his basket for days.  I played healing
Reki music, massaged him, lit candles...

In the middle of the night, he jumped up on the bed and barely breathing
snuggled oh so close as I cried and with tears streaming  down my cheeks
I said my good-byes.  He came up to die in my arms I thought.

I didn’t expect to see him in the morning still alive...  then we noticed a big lump on the side of his throat.  Mr. Beatnheart took him to the vet where he was rushed into surgery for
a puncture wound.  A puncture wound?  Now where in the world would this indoor cat get a puncture wound? I can’t even imagine.But after an overnight stay, he is back with us,
humiliated with his plastic collar...eating, drinking. even jumped on his
favorite chair in the window and stratched the couch for good measure.
So a big sigh of relief and maybe now I can get some work done as our little home
is back to a certain degree of normal.

He is 14 years old and since his momma died he is a different cat.
He is very “verbal” now...lots of talking and chatting.
A friend came over to play guitars and was wondering what a missing
chord was...Ginger just chirped it right out...pitch perfect...
That’s my boy...


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