Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Lexi's first Snow

On Oct 28,2008!
Lexi just turned 4 months old yesterday and today she is seeing her first snow flakes!

WOW I can't belive that the ground is actually covered 3 days before Halloween.

So I am inside trying to stay warm. Also trying to motivate myself to attack the back room. The room that some would call the "catch all" room, you know everyone has one, or at least a drawer or a corner. Today I (with my Mom's help) will start sifting, digging and cleaning, throwing and organizing this room. I hope by the end of the week to be able to put the Corner Store back there and a little office space. I want to have the store and S.A.V.E. separate from my creative space, which I cleaned the last 2 weeks. I am happy to say I have been creating more since and already have about 7 Christmas gifts made and ready for wrapping! That is exciting in October too.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture!!!
We are now 9-0 and are facing the 9-0 Lenape Valley team at 10 am Saturday Morning. It is going to be a very exciting game, and I am hoping our boys are the victors. They have been playing so well and it is so great in this day and age to watch them be winners! I know there is all this touchy feely " It is all about having fun , not winning" attitude out there, but start throwing the tomatoes now cause this is one football mom that believes once you turn on the scoreboard it is ALL about WINNING! So lets go GREENJACKETS!!!

Time for another cup of coffee....then I am going to the back room!

Monday, October 20, 2008

545 People

I had this sent to me and it is a scarey thing to look at , but needed in this time.
PLEASE VOTE, take control of what 545 people are in office!!!

By Charlie Reese
[Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper]

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, we have deficits? Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, we have inflation and hightaxes? You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does. You and Idon't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The Houseof Representatives does. You and I don't write the tax code. Congress does.You and I don't set fiscal policy. Congress does. You and I don't control monetary policy. The Federal Reserve Bank does.
One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president and nine Supreme Courtjustices - 545 human beings out of the 235 million - are directly, legally,morally and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.
I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional dutyto provide a sound currency to a federally chartered but private central bank.I excluded all but the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason.They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has thepower to accept or reject it.No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislation' s responsibilityto determine how he votes.

Don't you see how the con game that is played on the people by the politicians? Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party. What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amountof gall. No normal human being would have the gall of Tip O'Neill, who stoodup and criticized Ronald Reagan for creating deficits. The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it. The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating appropriations and taxes.
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 235 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts - of incompetence and irresponsibility.I can't think of a single domestic problem, from an unfair tax code to defense overruns, that is not traceable directly to those 545 people.
When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they wantto exist.If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair. If the budgetis in the red, it's because they want it in the red. If the Marines are inLebanon, it's because they want them in Lebanon.There are no insoluble government problems. Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they canabolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take it.Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exist disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation" or "politics"that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.
Those 545 people and they alone are responsible. They and they alone have the power. They and they alone should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses - provided they have the gumption to manage their own employees.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I love the diversity of my friends, that is what makes it great.

You would all be so boring if you were all to agree with me or another friend of mine.

But I will say I hope you all continue to voice your opinions on here, I love the talk and

you usually bring a smile to my face , or a chuckle to my heart.

I surely hope that it isn't over in 2o days, I hope for just the start of a great new era, and leadership.

I hope that this country can start turning itself around and heading in a better direction.

I hope that we can as a nation we have our voices heard.

I feel there have been alot of mistakes made by our current President, and not sure you will find

that many that feel any different. (not even my republican friends), but I also know that it isn't all his fault. Altho I do feel it all starts with leadership, and how you steer the ship. A good leader has to be able to listen. I think that has been lacking for 8 years.

When Clinton ran and won, I have to say there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted him to lead the country, and I am very proud of that choice I made. I believe he did great things to turn this country around and he is responsible for me being more aware of what is going on in politics and getting me up off my rear and getting involved. This year it took a little more for me to be sure of what I wanted to do. I have to say this is more of a year of what I don't want to see happen. I think that is true in almost everyone I talk to , either party.

It is times like these that you feel like a small fish in a very big pond. But it is times like this that you also should make sure no matter what that you voice is heard. That you get out and vote.

One thing that I HATE is someone that doesn't go to the poll and vote and sits there when it is all said and done and say , "I didn't vote so it isn't my fault." It is more your fault then anything that you didn't feel your country was important enough to take a few minutes and make a difference. As a Parent now, I would be doing my son an injustice not to fight for what I believe is right and what would make an impact on him down the road. This next President , if they serve 2 terms could be impacting my son's education as he would be 17 at the end of his term. (yes I did just shutter writing that) But it is reality. This President could be impacting what is left of the environment. There are so many things that are going to happen in the next 4 to 8 years. Please stay informed, don't just listen to what you hear. Take time to do some research, go to the sites that talk only the facts about both parties. Educate yourself, be informed with your decisions.

So keep the banter going, Say what you want to say here. Cause this is America, and my blog!

Now on to Football!! Oh the analogies I could use about how much better America would be if run like a football team! OY!

That is a happy boy of a 7-0 UNDEFEATED TEAM!!

Here is the fearsome 4 some! I love these guys and coaching with them is just the best!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Almost time to have your voice heard..

PBS has an online poll posted asking if Sarah Palin is qualified.
Apparently the right wing knew about this in advance and are
flooding the voting with YES votes.The poll will be reported on PBS
and picked up by mainstream media. It can influence undecided
voters in swing states.Please do two things -- takes 20 seconds.
1) Click on link and vote yourself.
Here's the link:http://www.pbs.org/now/polls/poll-435.html
2) Then send this to every single Obama-Biden voter you know,
and urge them to vote and pass it on.
The last thing we need is PBS saying their viewers think Sarah Palin is qualified.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Sweet Music and a Winner....

Yes it is a proud Mama moment. Our rock em sock em football player/wrestler is making sweet, sweet music!! (Well probably only sweet sounding to his Moms at this point).
Josh is taking Cello Lessons!!! I couldn't be more excited and happy that he is showing an interest in the arts. I do believe they are so important in a young persons life. It is very scary to think that some schools don't have art /music programs and that children are missing out on this.
You that know me know I am a real sports mom and look forward to each week watching Josh play football or wrestle, but I have to admit I love this gentler side to him also. He knows it is a commitment and that he has to practice this just as dedicated as he practices football. He is very excited to do so. We will get to see all his hard work at the end of the school year in the Spring concert. Go JOSH Go!!

and now for the Winner of the Blog giveaway!!!!

Bridget said...
Love the banner!!! Just booked our first ever Disney trip for next April....can't wait!!!
6:26 PM

Congrats Bridget, you will have to send me a picture of it when it is finished!! Stay tuned blog readers, because GIVEAWAY WEDNESDAY is BACK!!!

Happy Yom Kippur to all my Jewish Friends today!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Wednesday, and yes a giveaway!

First tho.....So this face is the one that I look at and see the sweetness of her.

These eyes melt me everytime.
Josh practicing his punting, which he just loves to do.
And I have vowed to myself to create more! So this was my project yesterday.
So here it is, I have decided to give away the same kit I used to make this Great Halloween banner. All you have to do is comment on the blog today. I will pick a winner tomorrow.

So that is about it for today, because I have another project I am going to go and work on. I am loving the kits I have and am so happy to be making things.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Was that an 80lb football game or the Superbowl??

WOW!!! Saturday , High Noon....approxmently 340 days from the last time these two teams met. We went to Abington with a 9-0 record, it was the last game of the season and we were going to have some pizza after the game. The game from HELL that is!!! With less then 1 minute to go we are up 12-6, and then that series of plays started, just one thing went wrong after another. Abington tied it up with only seconds to go and we went home with a 12-12 tie and our 9-0-1 record. I don't think the coaches and parents stopped thinking about that game until Saturday. Now we have filled that with new memories....memories of a 12-6 game where in the last 30 seconds we scored the winning touchdown!!! Oh yeah, I don't care how many people watch the superbowl, there is no other game I have ever seen that was as exciting to be part of as the one Saturday. We had 22 of the most determined 8 year olds ever to come on the field. These guys were warriors, they stepped it up, they did their jobs and they got it done! I have never been so proud of that many little guys ever. I watched them play with emotion, they never stopped running, blocking and tackling. They gave it all the heart you can give in 4 quarters of ball. I really hope they remember this one, it was something to be a part of. Now back to reality....they are 8 and probably won't remember this game as well as the coaches will. But we have DVD's!!!

So below find a few photos of "Stills" in action. He had some great runs, gained quite a few yards on the day. Ended up about 10 yards from a TD after about a 40 yard run. Made some great tackles , including one late in the 4th quarter that caused a fumble and allowed us to get the ball back and score our touchdown. He also layed a block on thier Linebacker like I had never seen him block someone before. He told me after he wanted to make sure that he didn't mess up the play. (That play was our TD run!) I can't wait to see what the rest of the season holds, right now we are 6-0 and going strong!!

I have to say one more thing about the team. Our Coaches, Mike, Rick and Daryl are one of the best group of guys I have ever been around.

I see the Goal....
I just love how they all close thier eyes
Josh has his eyes on the prize!

1-2-3 PLAY HARD!!
They work for the Cookies!!
This is one Happy Coach Mike! After the game he had to admit to me that he thought he was going to puke at different times during the game.
Smiling Coach Daryl, He is very set in his ways and wants the defense to preform each and every play. He is what I call the "Bee Keeper" of our "Killer Bees"
Mr "I ain't shaving till we win this game" Coach Rick! Glad to say he can shave it down to his baby face now. This guy is an Offenisve Genius, and has these boys running over 70 plays per week. He puts the points on the board, and leaves it to Daryl to keep the other team from doing the same.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Finding Joy again....

In Taking pictures.
I have to thank Karen Russell for that!
I am taking her Photographer's workshop and am in the 2nd week. LOVE IT!
I am picking up my camera again, not for the football game, but for the everyday stuff.
I think I am almost ready to even take it out of "AUTO" mode!!!
I actually am starting to understand that I can trust myself to be in Manual mode.

Yesterday was Picture Day at School, and I just loved it when Kate asked Josh what he was going to wear....
Josh said , and I quote. " Mom, do you want to pick out what I wear for picture day"
Yes insert signing angels here!!!!
So here is what I picked.

and then Lexi had to give him puppy kisses before he left for school.
And then it is back to playing with her bestest pal Cricket!
Tomorrow we play Abington , and we are very excited! This was the one team last year that we tied with, it was the last game of the season and we were undefeated going into the game. We wanted to put that last one in the win column and just couldn't do it. So we have been waiting roughly 340 days to get this game again. The boys practiced really hard this week. 16 of our players returned from last years team. So they also want to get this one in the win column very badly.

I am slowly getting things done and in order. The Store is taking a lot of my day. It is very time consuming putting the items in and keeping the inventory. Shipping has been keeping me very busy also. It is all great and I am very happy it is doing well. Now that Josh is in school I am getting a good day routine here. So back to work I must go!