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A Few Shots From The Traveling Vietnam War Memorial Wall

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Mia In Green and Lace

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Momma Always Said, “Don’t Play With Your Dress.”

I probably didn’t listen then either.

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Mesothelioma Awareness

Originally posted on The Happy Lifeaholic:

I apologize for not having this up earlier – I wanted to have it up on the 26th which was Mesothelioma Awareness Day, but I got ridiculously busy with some research scholarship applications, homework and GRE stuff. Despite that, I believe today is as good a day as any to spread awareness, so here we have it!

I was approached a few weeks ago by Heather Von St. James with a request for a special blog post.

Eight years ago, Heather was diagnosed with mesothelioma; a rare and preventable cancer caused only by exposure to asbestos. She had just given birth to her daughter and was given 15 months to live. After a life saving surgery that included the removal of her left lung, she has made it her life’s mission to spread awareness about mesothelioma and the dangers of asbestos.

Heather and her beautiful family

Heather and her beautiful family

September 26th, 2014 marked…

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Why don’t they make Bubble Wrap that looks like this?

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Psychics, Mediums, Readers

While most of us don’t believe in the abilities of these people sometimes it might seem tempting to just give it a try or to think what could it hurt. Well it could hurt a lot.

You aren’t being told the truth. Your loved one didn’t really say whatever you are told. God tells us in His Word not to have anything to do with psychics, mediums and readers.

So you might stay away from them but how are they fooling so many people? How do they make it look like the real deal? If you look up Cold reading on Wikipedia it tells you all about it. Cold readings, Warm readings, Shotgunning, Barnum Statements and the Rainbow ruse. So read up people, don’t be fooled! Knowledge is power!

Here is the link to the Wikipedia article.

Pitbull Safety

I had an interesting experience this afternoon. A friend in my neighborhood recently took in two dogs from a rescue to foster. When she got the first one, a large, strong, handsome faced blue Pit, I walked over to the fence to meet him. He was very friendly. No problems at all. I visited them several more times with no problem, even after she obtained another dog who was possibly a Pit mix. A very nice dog who was no problem either. So I thought how nice, they are treated well and have a great home and they are good dogs. No problem to be around. Until today.

They came outside and I along with another neighbor who has petted them many times before went to the fence as usual to pet them and the first one barked a bark from hell and acted very aggressive! The bark alone scared the daylights out of me. I didn’t try to pet him. My nieghbor did carefully put his hand towards him to see if he would calm down and lick him. NO! He tried to bite him! The foster-mother said that he seemed to have become very possessive of her in the last few days.

So my advice is not to fear all Pitbulls and never rescue one but to proceed with extreme caution and keep an eye on how the dogs attitude might change over time. The dog might appear calm and friendly for a while and then change for the worse. If a child was involved that would be very dangerous.

As I have mentioned before in another post, I have been chased and bitten by a Golden Retriever and kissed by a Pitbull who was days later given away because his owners thought he was getting dangerous. Be careful and extra observant if you have a dog who breed is considered by many to be dangerous. Don’t leave children alone with them or leave the dogs loose where they could possibly hurt other people or animals. When a neighbors small dog came outside the big dog ran to the fence aggressively and stood by him ready to grab if he decided to jump the fence. Then she took them inside because she recognized that this was not a safe situation.

In a few days they will unfortunately have to move on to another foster family. As much as we all want to think of dogs as cuddly and sweet man’s best friends they do have to have proper assessment and supervision.