Thursday, June 21, 2007

Puppy Mills

Wear red every friday!!!

I got this in an email. I think everyone should do this-whether you're happy about the war or not, that doesn't mean you shouldn't support our troops.

"As a Company, Southwest Airlines is going to support "Red Fridays."

Last week I was in
Atlanta , Georgia attending a conference. While I was in the airport, returning home, I heard several people behind me beginning to clap and cheer. I immediately turned around and witnessed one of the greatest acts of patriotism I have ever seen.

Moving thru the terminal was a group of soldiers in their camos. As they began heading to their gate, everyone (well almost everyone) was abruptly to their feet with their hands waving and cheering. When I saw the soldiers, probably 30-40 of them, being applauded and cheered for, it hit me. I'm not alone. I'm not the only red-blooded Am
erican who still loves this country and supports our troops and their families.

Of course I immediately stopped and began clapping for these young unsung heroes who are putting their lives on the line everyday for us so we can go to school, work and home without fear or reprisal. Just when I thought I could not be more proud of my country or of our service men and women, a young girl, not more than 6 or 7 years old, ran up to one of the male soldiers. He kneeled down and said "hi." The little girl then asked him if he would give something to her daddy for her. The young soldier, who didn't look any older than maybe 22 himself, said he would try and what did she want to give to her daddy. Then suddenly the little girl grabbed the neck of this soldier, gave him the biggest hug she could muster and then kissed him on the cheek.

The mother of the little girl, who said her daughter's name was Courtney, told the young soldier that her husband was a Marine and had been in
Iraq for 11 months now. As the mom was explaining how much her daughter Courtney missed her father, the young soldier began to tear up. When this temporarily single mom was done explaining her situation, all of the soldiers huddled together for a brief second. Then one of the other servicemen pulled out a military-looking walkie-talkie. They started playing with the device and talking back and forth on it.

After about 10-15 seconds of this, the young soldier walked back over to Courtney, bent down and said this to her, "I spoke to your daddy and he told me to give this to you." He then hugged this little girl that he had just met and gave her a kiss on the cheek. He finished by saying "your daddy told me to tell you that he loves you more than anything and he is coming home very soon."

The mom at this point was crying almost uncontrollably and as the young soldier stood to his feet, he saluted Courtney and her mom. I was standing no more than 6 feet away from this entire event. As the soldiers began to leave, heading towards their gate, people resumed their applause. As I stood there applauding and looked around, there were very few dry eyes, including my own. That young soldier in one last act of selflessness, turned around and blew a kiss to Courtney with a tear rolling down his cheek. We need to remember everyday all of our soldiers and their families and thank God for them and their sacrifices. At the end of the day, it's good to be an Am

RED FRIDAYS ----- Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing Red every Friday. The reason? Am
ericans who support our troops used to be called the "silent majority". We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in record breaking numbers. We are not organized, boisterous or over-bearing. We get no liberal media coverage on TV, to reflect our message or our opinions. Many Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops.

Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday –and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that.. Every red-blooded Am
erican who supports our men and women afar will wear something red. By word of mouth, press, TV let's make the United States on every Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers.

If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, co-workers, friends, and family. It will not be long before the
USA is covered in RED and it will let our troops know the once "silent" majority is on their side more than ever; certainly more than the media lets on.

The first thing a soldier says when asked "What can we do to make things better for you?" is...We need your support and your prayers.

Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example; and wear something red every Friday."

IQ Test

Okay, I'm going to post a series of questions and then after all the questions at the bottom will be the answer. Don't cheat! Write down your answers and then leave a comment about your score!

1.) Is there a July 4th in England?

2.) How many birthdays does the average man have?

3.) Some months have 31 days. How many have 28?

4.) A woman gives a beggar 50 cents. The woman is the beggars sister, but the beggar is not her brother. How can this be??

5.) How many outs are there in an inning of baseball?

6.) Why can't a man living in the U.S. be buried in Canada?

7.) There are three apples in a basket, and you take away two. How many apples do you have?

8.) How far can a dog run into the woods?

9.) You have two coins which total 55 cents, and one of them is not a nickel. What are the two coins?

10.) A clerk in a butcher shop is 5'10'' and 28 years old. What does he weigh?

11.) What was the presidents name in 1960?

12.) How many two cent stamps are in a dozen?

13.) How many animals of each sex did moses take on the ark?

14.) A man builds a house rectangular in shape. All sides have southern exposure. If a bear walks by, what color would it be?

15.) A plane crashes on the border of the US and Canada. Where do they bury the survivors?

16.) Why can't a man marry his wife's sister?


1.) Of course there's a July 4th in England! There's a July 4th everywhere!

2) Every man, woman, and child has the same number of birthdays. One!

3.) Every month has 28 days- most have more

4.) The beggar is the woman's sister.

5.) There are 6 outs in every inning. 3 in each half.

6.) A man who's alive can't be buried.

7.) You have two apples, you took them away!

8.) A dog can only run INTO the woods halfway-then he's running OUT of them.

9.) One coin is not a nickel-but the other one is! A quarter and a nickel.

10.) A butcher weighs meat!

11.) The president's name in 1960 was still George W. Bush.

12.) There are 12 two-cent stamps in a dozen.

13.) Moses took one animal of each sex; one male, one female.

14.) The bear is white, it's a polar bear.

15.) You never bury the survivors.

16.) The man is still married!

Hee hee hee.... now tally your total out of 16 and let me know!!


Wow! It's been so long since I posted that when I got here I was like "This isn't my blog..." because I didn't remember the last post and I forgot that I changed the layout lol! So, new stuff... well, we'll start with the knitting news. I started making a teddy bear from a book called... um... well... I'll have to tell you later cause I can't get up and get it (too tired). I'm making it out of some brand of plymouth yarn in a weird brown color (Plymouth Encore, click the link then color card and it's at the bottom, number 6003. Anyway, I started it Tuesday afternoon... and I'm finished with most of his body Tuesday and a leg yesterday. Except the sewing, and stuffing of course. Um... still working on Dublin bay #2 and I ordered some more str in the colorway Little bunny foo foo. What else... I think that's it.
Let's see... I told you I got a job. I like it. It's not too hard... the worst is when you open, cause the air isn't on till 8 and you have to be there at 7:30 and it's HOT. Then after work (as long as I don't close) I go work out. That's the only time I go because it's easier to motivate myself then.
What else is new... my best friend Emmy is HOPEFULLY breaking up with her dumb, jerk ass boyfriend. (We hatessss him preciousssss.....) He's evil and I'm so sick of him being mean to her.
I know what else is new. I haven't gotten any sleep lately because I'm having such vivid dream that it keeps me from resting. Dave says I'm talking, kicking my feet, grinding my teeth, and tossing and turning all night. Last night we didn't go to sleep till around 1 (wide awake) and then I had to get up at 6:30. So I'm like seriously freaking tired lol. I think that's all for now. Lata!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

How many of me?
LogoThere is
person with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Seriously short post

Wow, I was just messing with my blog and realized I haven't posted in almost a month, so I thought I'd post something. Not much is new... oh, yeah, that's a HUGE lie. Everything is new. For starters, I got a new job. I'm working part time at Kohl's, at the Jewelery counter. It's fun. It's easy work... but my feet kill me after a few hours. I'm just not used to standing up all day long. It's painful. My heels and the balls of my feet hurt worse. Surprisingly, not my ankle though. And yesterday I turned wrong and hurt my hip. And I have a cold. That's all the complaining, I promise. :)

Anyway, I finished Dublin Bay sock number one. I have serious second sock syndrome though. I tried to deny it. I even cast on the second sock. It might not be as bad as I feared until I get past the heel though. I mean, I haven't worked on anything but stockinette stitch forever so it's almost FUN to do knit one purl one. I just have to keep telling myself that.

The only other wip I have right now is the Party Scarf from Magknits. I'm doing it in baby alpaca with silver beads on the end. It's Pretty... but the baby alpaca is so hard to work with. I usually don't have the patience for it.

I'm also working on a Care Bear (Share bear actually) cross stitch for Emmy. She asked me to help her with it, but I'm afraid she either won't be able to do it (not that I think she's not smart enough, but she probably doesn't have the patience for it) or she just won't want to and I wanted to finish it, to surprise her. *frown* I wonder if she reads this blog... hmm... anyway. That's all I've got going on at this time, but I'm hoping to start this tank top I saw in my Creative Knitting magazine soon. It's cotton, and it's very cute. Anyway, that's all for now!