Monday, June 22, 2009




Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Carlisle Cullen (Peter Facinelli)... on Twitter

Hey.. We gotta help Carlisle!! If we can help him get to 500,000 followers he's giving away his Twilight Chair Back...

You may also want to follow (if you are a crazy obsessed Twilight Fan like myself...)

Gil Birmingham (Billy Black) -
Billy Burke (Charlie Swan) -

Sunday, June 14, 2009

It’s a Lazy Sunday..

Friday was my 10 year wedding anniversary. My husband and I have been together for almost 14 years, but only married for 10. So we did something we never (and I mean never) get to do.. we went away over night, just the two of us! We stayed up in Healdsburg for the night at a cute little hotel. Our room had a Jacuzzi tub and a fireplace and a balcony overlooking the courtyard. We enjoyed some wonderful meals and walked around the adorable town of Healdsburg. If my son wasn’t so content at his new school, I would move our whole family up to Healdsburg in a heartbeat.. Ever since my first trip there I just feel like I belong there. It’s such a hard thing to explain, but I know in my heart it’s meant to be my home.

Today.. I really meant to get something done. I’m not exactly sure what (and I guess that’s my problem right there, lack of a plan), but instead I’ve just been relaxing.. trying to keep my mood in check, since it’s emotionally taxing for me to leave the house. I’ve been eating lots of fresh raw organic foods and drinking my green foods detox drink… hopefully it won’t take me long to readjust.

I’ve been listening to The Secret CD every night for the past few weeks. I’m getting ready to make some major life changes and listening to The Secret helps remind me of what I’ll need to do once I make my final decision on which path I’m going to be taking. I whole-heartedly recommend using The Secret to assist in all sorts of manifesting.. I find using it for even the smallest of desires is excellent practice and helps to build your manifesting confidence (which really helps when you get to the bigger stuff!)

Anyway.. I just thought I’d take a few minutes to check in.. see what everyone else is up to this weekend. Has anyone read any good vampire books lately?

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Rob Pattinson....

He's just such a cutie...

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Special Education... Heartbreaking

The little girl in the above picture is named Angie - a 7 year old Wisconsin girl with special needs who was killed while being physically restrained and secluded at her school.

Recently my six year old son, who has autism, was restrained at the public school that he attended before we moved him to a private school for children with mild disabilities. The school district we are dealing with is now denying the incident ever happened. The lawyer we have, who is helping us to obtain a Free and Appropriate Eduction (FAPE), is telling us that eventually we're going to have to sign a paper that releases the district of any liability.

It's complete Bull Shit.

Over the weekend I was doing some research.. because we can't be the only family in this situation, my son can't be the only one that's ever been restrained at school. What I found was horrifying. It actually made me sick to my stomach to read the report I found..

School is Not Supposed to Hurt:
Investigative Report on Abusive
Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

If you decide to read the report.. please be forewarned, it's very heartbreaking. I cried through reading most of it.

So.. earlier this week I spent most of my time doing Internet searches, trying to find out what to do, who to tell, about what happened to my son. He's showing signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He's been back to the campus twice since the incident happened and both times he tells us, "This is where they held me down. This is where they were mean to me." And now the district is offering us a FAPE in a classroom at the same location the incident happened.

Are they insane?

I've sent complaint letters to the California Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Education. Will they even care? I've been calling agencies and advocates trying to find someone who can help, someone who even cares.

I can't believe that this is the best the government can do. One poor set of parents from the School Shouldn't Hurt Report... they got a million dollars for their pain and suffering and the teacher that killed their child STILL GOT TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND TEACH AGAIN, the death was reported as accidental.

It makes me sick.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Johanna Parker Design ~ Halloween Art Giveaway Contest!

I love, love, love Halloween Art!

I just stumbled across this wonderful contest to enter on Johanna Parker Designs Blog.

So, if you'd like to enter.. there are many ways.. go take a peek at her
blog or follow her on Twitter (have I mentioned how much I love Twitter??)

Have a Great Night~