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DRUGS……………….HATE………………. October 14, 2013


Where do I begin?  Let’s just say that I am going to have a babble session about drugs and the effects that it has.  I HATE drugs with a passion.  Any and all drugs.  What it does to people and anyone around them.  They are killers of relationships and everything else.  I am in such a funk right now.  One of my own children is struggling with an addiction to drugs.  I love this kid with all my heart and I don’t know how to help him.  I want the best for him, as well as all of my children.  He is going to Rehabilitation tomorrow and I am stressing out.  I think the stress is because I want so much for this to be the answer to his life becoming something awesome.  I know sometimes he thinks I am riding him and maybe I am, but it is only because I love him so much.  In my lifetime I have seen so many of my family and friends go down this rocky road, and it feels like I am at a war with life.  I just want my child to be OK and take all the education he can get from this journey.   He as I have said leaves for rehab tomorrow, and he has decided to get as high as he can before then.  I am extremely upset about him doing this and thinking it is OK.  It is not OK and I hope he comes to realize it.  A lot of people say that addicts will get very high before they are admitted.  I can see this now.  It SUCKS.  I am going to post some links to help anyone else who is going through the same thing that I am.  I am going to pray for you also.  Please read the information.  It has been helpful to me.

Heroin (diacetylmorphine) is derived from the morphine alkaloid found in opium and is roughly 2-3 times more potent. A highly addictive drug, heroin exhibits euphoric (“rush”), anxiolytic and analgesic central nervous system properties. Heroin is classified as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 and as such has no acceptable medical use in the United States. Pure heroin is a white powder with a bitter taste. Most illicit heroin is sold as a white or brownish powder and is usually “cut” with other drugs or with substances such as sugar, starch, powdered milk, or quinine. It can also be cut with strychnine or other poisons. Because heroin abusers do not know the actual strength of the drug or its true contents, they are at risk of overdose or death. Another form of heroin known as “black tar” may be sticky, like roofing tar, or hard, like coal. Its color may vary from dark brown to black.  http://www.drugs.com/heroin.html

Heroin addiction is one of the most destructive and painful addictions in the world and rehab can be a lifelong process. Produced from the poppy, heroin is a semi-synthetic form of morphine. It has been estimated to be one of the most addictive substances created.  This is ironic, because when heroin was first marketed, it was thought to be safer than morphine and was used to treat morphine addiction. We now know heroin may be even more addictive than morphine; heroin addiction treatment is very difficult and cravings very persistent.  http://www.myaddiction.com/heroin.html

All I know is, this is a tragic and horrible thing for a parent to go through.  I for one will pray for all.  Thank you for letting me say my peace.

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Pacific Rim July 17, 2013


Oh my was this movie action packed.

My husband and I went to see it last night and got more than we expected.  Action, a bit of comedy and drama all rolled into one.  We really enjoyed it.

The cast made this movie even better.

  1. Charlie Hunnam (Raleigh Becket)~ a great actor and I love anything he does.  This is a totally different character for him.  Sons of Anarchy is probably on of the best shows.
  2. Idris Elba (Stacker Pentecost)~ I have seen him in a few movies and what I have seen I love.  The character is perfect for him. 
  3. Rinko Kikuchi (Mako Mori~ I don’t believe I have ever seen her in anything.  But boy is she good.  I look forward to seeing more of her work.
  4. Charlie Day (Dr. Newton Geiszler)~ Oh Lord he was hilarious.  Same high pitched voice as in every thing else he does.  AWESOME!!!!

I think this movie is so worth seeing.  I want to actually go see it again.  My hubby loved it as well.  He came home from work today saying he could not stop thinking about it all day.  Now that is saying something.

GO SEE IT!!!!

 

Happy Mother’s Day To All The Mother’s Around The World May 13, 2013


I am a Mother of four wonderful, smart and beautiful grown children and I was also given the gift of two amazing step children.  They have made me a proud mommy.  So, now I want to know where and how Mother’s Day came about.  Well, here goes.  Hope you like the information that I find.

I am going to use several references and you can make your own decision as to what is truth and fiction.  Also, I will give you some links.  I am going to put what I think are the more important parts of each link.  Let the reading begin.

First Link ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother’s_Day : Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in March or May.  Mother’s Day began in the United States in the early 20th century.  The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia.  The United States celebrates Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May.

Second Linkhttp://www.mothersdaycentral.com/about-mothersday/history/ : The majority of countries that celebrate Mother’s Day do so on the second Sunday of May. On this day, it is common for Mothers to be celebrated with presents and special attention from their families, friends and loved ones.  But it wasn’t always this way…  Goddess Isis – Early Egyptian Roots – One of the earliest historical records of a society celebrating a Mother deity can be found among the ancient Egyptians, who held an annual festival to honor the goddess Isis.

I will put more links at the bottom, but I found the following and thought it to be interesting :

The first North American Mother’s Day was conceptualized with Julia Ward Howe’sMother’s Day Proclamation in 1870.

Arise, then, women of this day!
Arise all women who have hearts,
Whether your baptism be that of water or of tears
Say firmly:
 
“We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies,
Our husbands shall not come to us reeking of carnage,
For caresses and applause.
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of 
charity, mercy and patience.
 
“We women of one country
Will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.”
  
From the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with 
Our own. It says, “Disarm, Disarm!”
The sword of murder is not the balance of justice!
Blood does not wipe out dishonor
Nor violence indicate possession.
As men have of ten forsaken the plow and the anvil at the summons of war.
 
Let women now leave all that may be left of home
For a great and earnest day of counsel.
 
Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.
 
Let them then solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means
Whereby the great human family can live in peace,
Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,
But of God.
 
In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality
May be appointed and held at some place deemed most convenient
And at the earliest period consistent with its objects
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions.
The great and general interests of peace.

With that being introduced, I want to wish all Mother’s, soon to be Mother’s and those who step in and act like Mother’s,  Happy Mother’s Day to you all.

http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/question634.htm

http://www.chiff.com/a/mothers-day-history.htm

http://mothers-day.123holiday.net/

http://homeschooling.about.com/cs/unitssubjhol/a/mothersday.htm

 

Part Two ~ Richard “Grasshopper” Leslie May 10, 2013


Richard “Dick” Arthur Leslie
Born to Charles & Esther Leslie on August 24, 1927 in Ashland, Kentucky. Dick had 2 brothers and 4 sisters and was a loving husband, father, Brother and Grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 42 years Mary, 8 children Sheila, Jim, Chet, Chris, Steve, Charles, Sandy and Sue; 23 Grandchildren and 35 Great Grandchildren. Dick was very proud of the service he was able to give his country and spent 23 years in the US Navy and seven years in the reserves. He enjoyed dropping a line in to the water, throwing a bowling ball, and shaking a leg on the dance floor. He spent many hours around the kitchen table playing games with friends and family. Dick cherished his time with his friends and family.  He cherished the Church also.  They were also his family.  More to come. Please come back again.

 

Richard “Grasshopper” Leslie ~ Part Two May 6, 2013


Richard “Dick” Arthur Leslie
Born to Charles & Esther Leslie on August 24, 1927 in Ashland, Kentucky. Dick had 2 brothers and 4 sisters and was a loving husband, father, Brother and Grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 42 years Mary, 8 children Sheila, Jim, Chet, Chris, Steve, Charles, Sandy and Sue; 23 Grandchildren and 35 Great Grandchildren. Dick was very proud of the service he was able to give his country and spent 23 years in the US Navy and seven years in the reserves. He enjoyed dropping a line in to the water, throwing a bowling ball, and shaking a leg on the dance floor. He spent many hours around the kitchen table playing games with friends and family. Dick cherished his time with his friends and family.  He cherished the Church also.  They were also his family.  More to come. Please come back again.   Thank you for sharing this wonderful man with me.  He is in Heaven looking down on all of his friends and family.

 

 

My Good Life May 3, 2013


I so appreciate my life today. I have come to realize what tragedies I have made for myself throughout the years. Why? I ask myself. God is the only one that knows. He has obviously had a purpose for me going through the hell that was in my life. It has made me a strong but changed individual today. I am in a very loving marriage, even through our trials and sins. I have beautiful children and an amazing family. I may have taken some or all of them for granted at some point, and for this I am truly sorry. I also have the most faithful and loving friends anyone could have. I know I have had to let some people go that I thought were friends, but have come to realize they were not helping, but hurting me. I pray for them. I think this has come about because I have learned to trust in God. I know not everyone believes in God, but please do not judge me because I do. Things will get even better the more I live my life in a great and positive way. And I have the help of a fabulous husband that keeps me on the path of good. Thank you all for letting speak these words. It is something I have needed to do for a long time, so that I can forgive myself for all the wrongdoings I have done over the years. God Bless you all.

 

Richard “Grasshopper” Leslie 1927-2012 April 23, 2013


Today was a day to celebrate the life of one of the most amazing men I have ever known.  His name is Richard Arthur Leslie.  He was my Grandfather or as we called him, Grasshopper.  I can’t remember a time when he was not in my life.  I have so many memories that it is hard to know where to start.  So, I will start from the time I can remember.

One of my youngest memories is when he was driving for Tri Met public transportation and I would wait for him to come home.  There was a small stool that would sit by the front door and I would sit there ad wait for him to walk through the door.  I was always excited when he came home.  ALWAYS!!

In that same house there was a huge backyard with some trees.  Grandpa would tell me to go out and check the “Bubble Gum” tree.  LOL.  Most of the time there was a piece of Double Bubble sitting in the crook of the tree.

I have so many more memories, but I am going to do a few at a time.  I want everyone to know this wonderful human being like I did.  So, please come back and check to get a new story about him.  I promise it will be worth it.

A Celebration of Life

Gather ’round and celebrate the joy that has been given.
A gift of love – of flesh and blood. A tiny bit of heaven.

See the wonder of it all, and marvel at the sight,
Share the happiness we know, celebrate the life.

Make memories of the times to come, of hours and days and years.
Mark down each step, each task, each word – the laughter and the tears.

For a celebration of life is such, that one must never be
In too big a hurry to stop and smell… to feel… to touch… to see.

Yes, gather ’round and celebrate the life that has been given,
A gift of love – of hope eternal. Our tiny bit of heaven.

 Author: unknown