Sunday, October 26, 2008

Spread The Light

SparkPeople Translation:

Word of mouth is more than just spreading rumors; it’s also a way to help out others. So many of us learn something new and promptly sit on the information. But instead of keeping this newfound knowledge to yourself, why not help out someone else? Say you learn how to use a CD burner; why not show your brother, Mr. Music fan, how to as well. We all possess information that someone else does not have, information they probably would find useful. It might even be someone close to us. So take a new lesson or skill you have learned and share it, and hopefully a friend will return the favor to you.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Blog For Peace Meme

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Join The Revolution
Here are the rules and the story.

(1) Copy this into a post

(2) ADD YOUR NAME to the bottom of the tag list

(3) Tag as many people as you'd like.

The Peace Globe project began in the fall of 2006 with a simple post from one blog, Mimi Writes. The post ignited a flame in the blogosphere. The flame became a passion. The passion became a movement. It amazingly traveled from blog to blog to blog across the globe. Bloggers wrote passionate articles on what peace means to them, along with the promise of three Latin words scribbled on a globe - Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace) - branded with the integrity of their names or blog names. It was positively inspiring to watch. And it began to happen all over the world - from Singapore to China to Afghanistan to Brooklyn.

It was simple. And powerful.

In less than three weeks bloggers from all across the globe will blog for peace.We will speak with one voice. One subject. One day.

Won't you join us?November 6, 2008

How To Get Your Peace Globe

In 4 easy steps!

1. Right CLICK and SAVE the peace globe below or choose from other designs here.

2. Sign the globe using Paint, Photoshop or a similar graphics tool. Decorate the globe anyway you wish. You can even include the name of your blog. Click here for hundreds of inspiring examples from previous BlogBlasts.

3. Return the peace globe to me via email ~ mimiwrites2005 at - Let me know your blog's name and url by leaving a comment here and signing the Mr. Linky. Your submission will be numbered and dated in the official gallery . Your globe and post will be listed on the Official BlogBlast For Peace website and The Peace Globe Posts page.
Here's the most important part.

4. On November 6, 2008 DISPLAY YOUR GLOBE IN A POST. Title your post "Dona Nobis Pacem". This is important. The goal is for all blog post titles to say the same thing on the same day. Write about peace or simply fly your globe.

Go HERE for the other 3 globe template choices!)

If you'd like to help spread the word, take this button to your site. The code is in Mimi's sidebar.

I, Mimi Queen of Memes, hereby royally tag the following.......

(Before you copy this list on your blogs, ADD YOUR OWN NAME to the bottom of the list. )
A Great Pleasure
A Journey Into The Mind & Life Of A Teenager
A Nice Place In The Sun
A Piece Of My Mind
A Room Of Crazy Scrapper
A Simple Life
A Word In Edgewise
Alasandra & The Cats
Amazing Life
Amel's Realm
Amori,poesie,arte,chat by Hanna
And Miles To Go Before We Sleep...
Angell'z Secretz
Another Desert Rat
Anyhow Blogs
Anything Goes
Apples Of The Eyes
Are We There Yet?
Are You Grateful?
Asara's Mental Meanderings
Ask A Lesbian
Attitude, The Ultimate Power
Backroads West Virginia
Balitang Kalye
Beggar's Shot Glass
Betty's This and That
Bijoux & Banter
Billy Warhol's Billion Dollar Baloney
Bits and Pieces by Jan
Blessings In Life
Blogger Happy
Blue Dreamer's Top Five
Bogie's Wonderland
Byrningbunny's Challenge Page
Cafe At the End Of The Universe
california is a recipe for a black hole
Candid Karina
Cap'n Dyke Lesbian Pirate Queen and Rogue Blogger
Captain Picard's Journal
Carver's Site Or Is That Sight?
Castle Of Nannbugg
Cathy's Resurrection Corner
Caught In The Stream
Chanel's Journal
Chocolate Mint Girl
Chronicles and Tales Unlimited (RED)
Chrysalis Angel
Clean And Simple
Comedy Plus
Communique by Ivanhoe
Crazy Working Mom
Crows and Daisies
Daisy The Curly Cat
Dana's Random Blatherings
Dating Profile Of The Day
Deep DownThe Heart
Diario de Iza
Dixie's Heart And Soul
Dottie's Place
Down River Drivel
Drowsey Monkey
Duward Discussion
Emila's Illustrated Blog
Everyday Healy
Everything and Nothing
Expressions and Thoughts
Feathering On My Nest
Fil-Am Never Ending Stories
Filipina In Hawaii
Find Out What Jen Finds
Fishing Around
Foster Me Up
Foxxyfyrre's Honk 'n Hollr
From The Roads
Good thoughts, good trades, good life
Hahn At Home
Happy and Scrappy In Ohio
Happy Life
Health Psych
Heart Of Rachel
Hello?....Is This Thing On?
Hnetka Goes HMmmm
Hobbies And Such
Home In France
Hootin' Anni's
Idaho Daily Photo
In Search Of Life
Inner Wall
Isis Dominguez Lahora
It's All Good
It's Not A Weekend: It's A Lifestyle
It's Sanni-licious
JB's Small World
Journey To Authenticity
Julie Pippert: Using My Words
Julie's Blog
Julie's Jewels & Junque
Just About Scrapping
Just Me And My Creations
Just Write
Keep Fondly In My Mind (Twinkletoe)
Kids, Cats, & Books....What Else Is There?
Lakeside Lair
Larry Hnetka Goes HMmmm
Last Minute Lyn's Life
Late Bloomer Boomer
Late Night Latte
Leaf Float Down River
Leaping Before I Look
Life and Adventure
Life Is A Roller Coaster
Life's A Dance You Learn As You Go
Lowdown From Lois
Luz de Luma, yes party!
Mama Pajama
Managing Autism
Marie Millard
Mattress Police
Maya's Window
Meezer Tails
Memoirs Of A Chaotic Mom
Mickey's Musings
Mighty Mom
Mimi Writes
Minnesota Mom
Minority Kills
Modern Musings
Mom Knows Everything
Mom's Musings
moms...check nyo
Monday Morning Power
Mother Of Shrek
Ms Cellania
Much Of A Muchness
My Blog Rules
My Colorful World
My Dogs Keep Me Sane
Namnet's Philosophizing Playground
New England Lighthouse Treasures
No More Mr. Nice Guy
Nyumix's Blog
O'Ceallaigh & The Quill
On A Limb With Claudia
On The Wall
Opinionated Black Woman
Our Two Little Princes
Pet Monologues
Pimp Your Blog
Pinaymama's Dairy
Points Of View
Precious Moments
Queen-Size Funny Bone
Quilly's Pacific...Paradise?
Ramblings and Whatnot
Ramblings Of An Idle Insomniac
Random Autumness
Rants, Raves, & Random Thoughts
Rojoy's Daily Update
Rooms Of My Heart
Rose Of Sharon
Rose' World
Royal Kitties
Run Away Thoughts Of EMZ
Sacred Ruminations
Sarah Spelled The Right Way
Sarge Charlie
Saturday 9
Screw Perfection
Second Effort
Secret Agent Mama
Secret Monologues
Shannon's Moments of Introspection
Ship's Log Of GT281
Simply Sassy
Slavery Bliss
Space Of Reality
Speedcat Hollydale
Straight Forward Comic
Strange But True
Stray Thoughts
Sunday Stealing with Judd Corizan
Tangled Up In Twyla
Tarheel Ramblings
Teacher Julie
Tell Me About It
Teri Teri Quite Contrary
Tertium Quid
That Grrrl
The Backwoods Drifter
The Beacon
The Best Is Yet To Come
The Big Leather Couch
The Calalilly Space
The Cookie Sheet
The Evil Blogger Twin
The Furry Bambinos
The Furry Diva
The Gaytheist Agenda
The House Of The Flying Monkeys
The Ice Box
The Junk Drawer
The Kat House
The Morning Meeting
The Painted Veil
The Puppy's Palace
The Random Forest
The Rising Blogger
The Salty Mooch
The Starr Ann Chronicles
This And That
this is Jo Kate Moss, but not
This That and The Other Thing
Trav's Thoughts
Twisted Sister
Vaguetarian Tea Room
Valerie Joy
Valley Girl
Vixen's Den
Wading Through My Stream of Consciousness
Wandering Consciousness
Weird Sanctuary
Weird Sanctuary
What She Said Too
When Silence Speaks
When Your Only Tool Is A Hammer
Will Think 4 Wine
Will Write For Food
Witty Writer Gal
Wonderland Or Not
Work Of The Poet
World So Wide
Writer Cramps
WTIT Tape Radio
Your Caring Angels
Zaius Nation
Driven To Distraction
Why? What Have You Heard?

............................................................................................................YOUR NAME HERE.


Please passing this meme through the blogosphere. Peace + PowerThis is Mimi Pencil Skirt reporting from the lovely land of the Peace Globes.

Memeing the Movement.

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Dirty Wash

A young couple moved into a new neighborhood.The first morning, while they were eating breakfast, the young woman saw the neighbor hanging up the wash outside.

"That laundry is not very clean," she said. "She doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs another laundry soap."

The husband looked on, but remained silent.

Every time her neighbor would hang out the wash, the young woman would make the same comment.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband, "Look! she has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this?"

Her husband said, "I got up early this morning and washed the windows."

And so it is with life: What we see while watching others, depends on the purity of the window through which we look.

Things aren't what they appear to be.

I just had to share this little parable with all of you. It sure does speak volumes, doesn't it! As I read it, I thought about the campaigning that is going on. For the most part I try to keep my politics to myself. I guess because I hate to offend any one. I have to say this though, I will be one of many that will celebrate the end of the up coming election. I watched all of the debates and with every one of them ended up angry and upset because one candidate repeatedly answered questions asked of him with accusations and digs about the other candidate. If he answered any of the questions with a straight forward ....... "This is my plans if I am elected _____" then I missed it because I was still fuming over his last dance around the question with yet another slam of his opponent.

With that said, I will close this topic before I really get started on it. I will be posting again on a fairly regular basis. My blood sugar numbers are starting to come back down into a reasonable range which means that I am feeling some what better. I hope all is well with everyone. I will be around for a visit soon.

May your blessings be many and your disappointments few.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Baby Gracie News

Do you believe in miracles? Do you believe in answered prayers? I sure do!! I had a phone call this morning from Melody with an update on Baby Gracie. Well folks the news is wonderful to say the least. The Doctors did 'Gene Testing' on our little Baby Gracie and the results are in. Baby Gracie is a fine healthy baby girl that does not have Smooth Brain Syndrome. Not only that but they did a few more test and she is in the 98 percentile for her age. Just how wonderful is all of that? Just a few short weeks ago a prayer request went out for Baby Gracie and her family and thanks to the many people that honored that request with prayer, God heard us and touched this sweet Baby with His healing love as only He can. If you react to this news as I did, you have tears streaming down your face right now. I take comfort in knowing that all we need to do when the burden becomes too difficult to bear is to offer it up to the Lord and He will take care of it for us. Thank you all for your prayers and if you posted the prayer request on your blog for Baby Gracie, please be sure to spread the good news.

We also have news about Mindy's health issues. The lung specialist told her that he does not believe that she has lung cancer. He did say however that she could very well have something else wrong that can be just as dangerous to her health as cancer. He wouldn't go into any detail until after she has gone through a series of tests. Mindy is a smoker and is trying very hard to quit. She also went to a Diet Dr. in Kentucky for quite some time. The lung specialist told her that between the smoking, diet pills and caffeine she has done considerable damage to her heart. He has ordered an EKG for her before he will scope her lung. He also told her that if she doesn't kick the smoking habit she will be dead by age 31. She will be going back to him the end of the month. So please keep her in your prayers. I know when I quit smoking, I did it with the help of Chantix. Mindy is going to have to quit on her own. I tried that and I failed numerous times. So your continued prayers for Mindy will be so very much appreciated.

Operation 'Git-r-done For Winter' is still in full swing around here. I was going pretty good for a few days and got side tracked with a Doctor's appointment. I also had a bad flare with the fibromyalgia and the Doctor took me off of Byetta and replaced it with Humalog. My blood sugar readings have been yo-yoing between the mid 200s and high 300s, which makes it difficult to function. I have been working with the Doctor trying to adjust the dosage, but haven't hit on a winner yet. I have a date with JD this afternoon to get the screened porch cleaned up today, then I will probably look for a spot to curl up and take a nap.

May your blessings be many.