Wednesday, March 17, 2010
There's something about life, and sharing who you really are with those who you love the most that both changes you and effect you the most.

Yesterday, I dececided to share a story of something with someone who had saved my life.

I was scared to death to see their reaction, but more I was happy to feel free. I was happy to be able to get it out in the open I was happy to say it.

I was rewarded this evening with something I never thought possible. Even greater love!

My heart is softening more from past crisis' and becoming more trusting and open, and to them I am more grateful!
Wanna go to Vegas but cannot afford the trip?

I know I am not lucky enough to be able afford to go to Las Vegas Nevada. I have wondered what it might be like to visit the scene and explore the legendary casinos.

Well, Vegas Red is an Online Red Casino. Vegas Red offers quite a few enjoyable games.

I don't promote gambling, because we all know that it can become addicting and has been known to ruin lives etc. etc. etc.


Gambling responsibly by Jan Jacob Mekes:
I don’t gamble, and I don’t exactly endorse it. Because let’s face it, gambling will usually cost you money.
So, why then, do people gamble? I guess it is for the same reason that people play video games, (which cost you money) or watch movies (which cost you money) or play card games (which cost you money) or do anything (that COSTS YOU MONEY) I'm not saying go out and spend all you're money on Vegas Red, I'm not even telling you to spend any money on there. I am more or less visiting the gambling "thing" and wondering what it is that draws people to the "luck".

"Will I win or won't I?"

Lottery tickets are gambling, in fact more things in our lives are gambling than we know, well then we really realize.

The key to staying out of trouble when gambling is recognizing when there is a problem.

What is problem gambling?
Problem gambling includes all gambling behavior patterns that compromise, disrupt or damage personal, family or vocational pursuits. The essential features are increasing preoccupation with gambling, a need to bet more money more frequently, restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop, "chasing" losses, and loss of control manifested by continuation of the gambling behavior in spite of mounting, serious, negative consequences. In extreme cases, problem gambling can result in financial ruin, legal problems, loss of career and family, or even suicide.

Gambling can become addictive, just like any drug. The internet can be addictive. The key is to maintaining moderation! It's a thrill to win, and winning is fun, but, people don't realize they are loosing a lot more than they are winning in most cases.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Everyone hears about how best friends are there for you through the bad times and all the woes of you life. Well, this is true. I am glad that my best friend(s) have been there for that too, but my best friend(s) have been there for the best times of my life too.

I only have one husband, (which is the law where I live, honey if you're reading this, believe me law or not, that's the way it's going to stay) and he is my best friend. Outside of marriage a girl, anyone needs friends. You know those people who you go to when your spouse or child is driving you up the wall!

Have you ever had string cheese? It's really best, although not really at all like string, more like a cheese log!
Oh wait, I was talking about my best friend....

Anyhoo, I have a wide variety of friends. Only a very few really know me. (which makes life a whole lot easier on everyone believe me!)

I met my best friend's husband before I met her, (wait that sounds bad) I was 14 (that sounds even worse) I was in the worst time of my life. I wanted nothing more than to kill myself and to just make the pain of highschool and life stop. He saved my life by these simple words.... Wait for it.... "What's wrong.... I can't help you if you don't talk to me" If you want to know that whole story read: I Died at 12: My Real Story and My Second Dad (read them it will tell you more about me too!)

Well, he knew I needed friends and just people to care and love me for who I was. My family are wonderful people. I cannot tell you how much I love them, words don't express it! When you're a teenager, you have to have that outside the home, friends thing going on. Sure I was made fun of for hanging out with him and his family but, I really didn't care, because above all else, I felt loved and wanted!

Hang on I am thirsty.
Sorry, had to use the potty too!

We lost touch for a while after I graduated. I was scared. I didn't want to be without my friends. I wrote them (by mail) every month. Told them about the news in my life. Called them when I was getting married.
Besides my parents and his parents they were the next people to hear I was pregnant with my daughter.

Most recently, I have again become reconnected with them, and they are again my best friends! I love them dearly and would do anything for them! My daughter loves them too! I am glad, because, they're the best friends I could ask for.

I mean really, who else puts up with my insecurities and STILL encourages me to come visit, not because the have to, but because they want to! And I love them all the more for it! Who else lets me tell raunchy jokes, or make fun of stupid crap? lol
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Have you ever had one of those days?

You know the kind:

Someone says hi, and you know they mean something else.


The light blows in the kitchen just to piss you off!


The cat sits down next to you and farts, and you swear that he's laughing.

This is the kind of day that:

The computer game you're playing is making you loose just because.


It's raining out for no good reason, hell, the flowers don't need it, it's still March!

So, it's one of those days...
Saturday, March 13, 2010
I had someone ask me what is Un-Schooling, and I really couldn't give them an answer. So, like I do every time I do not know the answer to something (if I am at all interested in the question) I decided to look it up.

I have wanted to know about un-schooling for quite some time now. What is it? Is it an option for me and my family? Why do parents Un-school instead of Homeschooling or choosing public school?

Unschooling refers to a range of educational philosophies and practices centered on allowing children to learn through their natural life experiences, including child directed play, game play, household responsibilities, and social interaction, rather than through the confines of a conventional school. Exploration of activities is often led by the children themselves, facilitated by the adults. Unschooling differs from conventional schooling principally in the thesis that standard curricula and conventional grading methods, as well as other features of traditional schooling, are counterproductive to the goal of maximizing the education of each child.
(according to Wikipedia.com)

In English, it means, children learn through doing. The idea is thought that school is not the place for children to grow and learn properly. Now, school is not wrong for all children, not all schools anyway, but some children, most children, learn best by doing things, seeing things and feeling things.

Each state's laws vary as far as what is required for the children and parents to do to be successful in their un-schooling.
Here are a couple of links with examples of curriculum and more information:

http://sandradodd.com/unschoolingcurriculum

http://unschooling.org/

http://www.unschooling.com/library/faq/index.shtml
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