Baking with a purpose

Hello All, I will be having my third annual bake sale next week on Wednesday September 17th, as always the ALL proceeds will benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund AKA JDRF, in addition, though, this year the bake sale will also benefit Geneva’s Neuroblastoma Foundation A charity set up my my friend/co-worker and her husband, just over a year ago, their daughter Geneva, was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, through out their battle to get their daughter healthy Nichole and Jason discovered there is virtually no support group in our region for children with cancer, so with this thought in Mind, they decided to create a non profit, one that would not only help families in our area who are effect by pediatric cancer but also raise funds to help find a cure. Now as for JDRF, most of you know the story as to why I support this wonderful organization, but for those of you who don’t, let me tell you our families story, five years ago, my cousin’s son Nathan was diagnosed with Type one or, Juvenile Diabetes, ever since then, our family has proudly taken part in the JDRF walk in our area (s) for Nathan and his family, this means they walk in Portland, Or, then me my mom, and my aunt AKA Nathan’s Grandmother do the one here in Spokane. I am happy to say that today both Geneva, now 1 1/2 and Nathan now 11 are happy healthy kids, its up to us to keep that way, lets put and end to these horrible diseases, if you live in Spokane, come by the bake sale if you can, its from 11:30am-5pm(unless we run out of stuff before) next Wednesday at my place of work Emilie Court Assisted Living, 34 E 8th Ave (Just east of Sacred Heart Medical Center) the baked goods are cheap, prices ranging between .25 and .75 if you do not live in Spokane or even if you do and don’t want to come to the bake sale, you can donate online the link for Geneva’s Neuroblastoma Foundation is and to donate to my team for the JDRF Walk (Nathan’s Sky Walkers) go here

One “Cartoon” on Facebook I just don’t think is funny

We have all seen them. those little comics that show up on our Facebook walls. most of them I enjoy, but there is one that really hits a nerve with me it reads “No matter what life throws at me, at least I don’t have ugly children” I just don’t get it. Why would we, the supposed adults of the world even begin to imply that there might be ugly children out there. I thought we were supposed to be ending online bullying, not starting it. Now you can make up every lame excuse you want, but at the end of the day, this “Cartoon” as its called, in my opinion is just wrong, and what really shocks me is that is parents that are posting it. 


Lets set this up differently, your out in public with your children, they are misbehaving, whatever, now you could be a wonderful parent, whose children always behave, but today, its just an off day, then someone comes up to you and says “Man your children are ugly” you would more then likely jump down there throats, so if its not okay for them to say it in THAT situation, why is okay for there to be a cartoon floating around on the internet about it, just think about it. 

Perhaps I Just Don’t Get It

By now, most people know that Target has banned people from carrying guns in their stores, and if you don’t you either live under a rock or are under the age of 21 and don’t pay attention to the news. I am all for people being able to protect them selfs however they see fit, but why on God’s Green earth would you need a gun to go shopping, If you carry your gun with you at all times (and are doing so legally)Fine, but if you are going to be in a place where children can get to it, or some insane person (it can happen ya know) then lock it in your car. I want to state yet again that I am all for people protecting them selfs however they see fit but I just don’t see the need to carry a gun when going shopping.

Dancing With The Stars, Before You Judge, Take a Dance In Her Shoes, Amy Purdy

I am an avid fan of Dancing With The Stars. rarely miss a season, and this season, like most, I am in awe of Derek Hough’s partner, Amy Purdy, and double leg amputee. Every week she glides, so it seems effortlessly across the floor as if she has done it this way her whole life, when in fact she has not, its just been in the last few year that Amy has had to adjust to a new normal with proscethic legs after contracting spinal menigitous in college. Last week we watched and listened in disbelief as we heard Amy was being taken to an area LA hospital after suffering muscle spams in her back just moments after her and Derek had danced. Later we would learn she also had a displaced rib, leaving both her and Derek to wonder if she would be able to compete this week, luckily she has been cleared by doctors to dance, Derek has been practicing with a stand in while Amy has been sitting in on practices watching and learning the moves.

Unfortunately, this show, like others show me societies dark side, that there is a lack of empathy in the world today, for among the well wishes and bravo’s there are whispers, no forget that, shouts of there being pity votes for Purdy, suggesting that she is not really earning the scores she is given week after week, now weather or not that is true is beside the point, Amy does not control the scoring, the judges do, people talk about her continuous crying, show me one single person who has ever been on this show, judges included who has not cried, I don’t know, I just look at this beautiful women and wonder how people can be so cruel.


I am getting so unbelivably sick of people whining and complaining about the insignifcant things that don’t really matter, or worse yet complaining about things they can change. We choose how we live our lives, we choose how good, or bad our lives can and will be. We choose our outlook on life, its not always easy, I know, but you are the only one that has the ability to control how your life is ultimately going to be, so you can choose to whine about your life or you change your life, again, easier said then done I know.


I think one of my biggest pet peves are people who watch TV Shows and whine and complain when it does not go exactly the way they wanted (I have been guilty of this my self, but am working on changing that) if you do not like the way a particular show is going, either except that you are not always going to get things your way, or stop watching, its that simple, I know but they you would not have anything to complain about, but is that really a good life, the life that you want to lead?


Think about it this way, how do you want people to remember you? Do want them to remember you as the person that was never happy about anything in life or do you want them to remember you as a person who could take the worst possible scenarios in life and turn them around? 


In the last year, I have been faced with the fact that I may have a condition that would one day kill me (luckily we later found this to not be true) someone I know was faced with the possibility that her daughter, less then a year old may not make it to see her first birthday(this child is now doing well, thriving really) I have been faced with many other personal issues (that are to personal to mention here) and yet through it all I chose to believe that everything was going to be alright.


I am going to use a line from Dr Phil “What you fear you create” meaning if you fear something to much. ultimately it probably will happen I chose to believe everything was going to be okay, and now, I am more grateful and happy with life then at any other point in my life.  














Valentien-less, On Valentine’s Day, Nah not me

I may be single, but I am not with out a Valentine, in fact I have two, my nieces, Malia 4yrs and Haley 8mnths, they maybe 300+ miles away, but they still hold a very special place in my heart. I am not sure why it has the label of “Singles awareness day” as if that is a negative thing, I certainly don’t see it that way, I am thrilled for all my friends and family that have seem to have found “The one” but for me, I am very happy it just being me. This blog is short and sweet, I hope all of my readers, in a relationship or single have a wonderful Valentine’s Day

Amanda Knox: Due Justice, Or Italian Witch Hunt?

Again the verdict came down today from an Italian Superior Court, Amanda Knox, presumed murderer of her former British Roommate Meredith Kertcher; found Guilty, not the first, not the second but the third time, now if this had take place in America, well it wouldn’t have cause we have thing called Double Jeopardy, no such luck for Knox in the Italian Judicial system (if they can call it that) 


The supposed DNA Evidence used to put Amanda in Jail, was found to be contaminated, that alone in America, would have set her free, guilty or not, but again, not in Italy, apparently there once they have decided who they want the criminal to be, that is it, all other suspects are ruled out, no matter how damming the evidence, now, am I sticking up for Amanda just because she is an American, or just because she is from Washington like my self, NO, I am sticking up for her because she a truly innocent person, was her DNA on the knife supposedly used to kill Meredith, well of course it was, she used, in the kitchen of her now ex-boy friends house. 


I have watched perhaps every interview Amanda has given and not once has she wavered in her side of the story, details have not changed her reaction has not changed, her want to apologize to Meredith’s Family has not changed, nothing has changed, these are all signs of an innocent person, who, I would not blame if she never wanted to go back to Italy ever again, I sure don’t.