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Sing to Me Saturday #6

You May Be Right by Billy Joel

Friday night I crashed your party
Saturday I said I'm sorry
Sunday came and trashed it out again
I was only having fun
Wasn't hurting anyone
And we all enjoyed the weekend for a change

I've been stranded in the combat zone
I walked through Bedford Stuy alone
Even rode my motorcycle in the rain
And you told me not to drive
But I made it home alive
So you said that only proves that I'm insane

You may be right
I may be crazy
But it just might be a lunatic you're looking for
Turn out the light
Don't try to save me
You may be wrong for all I know
But you may be right

Remember how I found you there
Alone in your electric chair
I told you dirty jokes until you smiled
You were lonely for a man
I said take me as I am'
Cause you might enjoy some madness for awhile

Now think of all the years you tried to
Find someone to satisfy you
I might be as crazy as you say
If I'm crazy then it's true
That it's all because of you
And you wouldn't want me any other way

You may be right
I may be crazy
But it just may be a lunatic you're looking for
It's too late to fight
It's too late to change me
You may be wrong for all I know
But you may be right

You may be right
I may be crazy
But it just may be a lunatic you're looking for
Turn out the light
Don't try to save me
You may be wrong for all I know
You may be right
You may be wrong but you may be right
You may be wrong but you may be right
You may be wrong but you may be right
You may be wrong but you may be right
You may be wrong but you may be right
You may be wrong but you may be right

You May Be Right @ Yahoo! Video

Please join me in celebrating songs that touch your heart. Add the link to your post to Mr. Linky below.

Thought of the Day - 5/2/09

You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say "I'm proud of what I am and who I am."
~~ Mariah Carey ~~

Aloha Friday #9

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is a day to take it easy, so Kailani thought that Fridays is a good day to take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

My question this week is:

What are you doing for Teacher Appreciation Day on Tuesday?

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at An Island Life. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

Friday Fill-Ins #4

1. The first rule of working in an office and getting along is to be a team player.

2. I don't like clams.

3. When I think of carnivals I think of cotton candy.

4. Lilacs my favorite spring flower.

5. Things on my desk include a stress ball, Christmas Notebooks, Household Notebook, to do list, call list, mouse pad, medical notebooks for each member of the family, pens & pencils, lotion, clipboard, eyeglass cleaner, and so much more.

6. My foster daughter lying makes me wanna scream.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to sleeping, tomorrow my plans include mowing the lawn and Sunday, I want to scrapbook.

Join us and fill in YOUR OWN blanks by visiting Friday Fill-Ins.

Thought of the Day - 5/1/09

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
~~ Barack Obama ~~

Thursday Thirteen #12

Thirteen Things That I Treasure (in no particular order):

  1. My son, Cameron.
  2. My daughter, Cassandra.
  3. My eldest son, who I gave up for adoption 23 years ago.
  4. My Chihuahua, Baby.
  5. My real-life friends, who are there for me when I need them.
  6. The Internet so I can keep in touch with my online friends and look up information at 2 AM when I cannot sleep.
  7. My cherished followers of All Things Cherished.
  8. My time as a volunteer at my kids' school.
  9. My online friends.
  10. The telephone so I can stay in touch with my friends and make the 100s of doctor appointments needed for myself and my family.
  11. Blogging.
  12. My home that brings comfort to me.
  13. My bed so I can rest, nap, and sleep.

To see others' list of fun or crazy or important or relevant lists of thirteen, go to Thursday Thirteen.

Thought of the Day - 4/30/09

Life is a gift, so treasure it!

My Birthday Wisdom

Your Birthday's Wisdom is Creation

You have learned that you're happiest in life when you're working with your hands.

Whether you're cooking or writing, being creativity is what fools you.

You don't like to be stagnant, and you are always thinking of new projects.

You believe that a wasted day can lead to a wasted life. You make the most of the time you have.

Works for Me Wednesday #17

Toothpaste is for more than just brushing your teeth.

1. Remove Crayon Marks
Squirt a small dab of non-gel toothpaste on the wall where the mark is. Rub gently with a soft cloth, then rinse with warm water.

2. Buff a DVD
Get rid of light scratches by squeezing a little non-gel toothpaste onto a cotton ball. Wipe over the DVD from the center out to the edge. Rinse with water and dry with a non-abrasive, lint-free cloth.

3. Defog Goggles
Coat the inside of swimming goggles with toothpaste then wipe off. They'll be clear crystal.

4. Whiten Sneakers
Clean rubber soles by rubbing scuff marks with an old toothbrush and non-gel toothpaste.

5. Deodorize Hands
Can't get garlic or onion odor off your hands? Was them with a blob of toothpaste.

To get more household, organization, and family hints go to We Are THAT Family.

Thought of the Day - 4/29/09

Time is the most precious value we have. If we don’t want to admit this and don’t treat time with respect then we will only have time to lose. It doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor, healthy or sick, you only have 24 hours a day either way, and you should try to use them wisely.

Thought of the Day - 4/28/09

The greatest power that a person possesses is the power to choose.
~~ J. Martin Kohe ~~

Favorite TV Show

Since I listed ten shows (below) for Top Ten Tuesday that I favor, I couldn't leave out my other most favorite show . . .
11. In Plain Sight.

Top Ten Tuesday - Favorite TV Shows

This is a list of ten current television shows that I like, love, or obsess over.

1. CSI: Miami

2. NCIS -- Second favorite!

3. CSI

4. Flashpoint

5. The Mentalist -- It took me a few episodes before I actually liked the show.

6. Grey's Anatomy -- Most favorite show!

7. Criminal Minds

8. The View

9. CSI: NY

10. Rachel Ray

These are not in any particular order. And, no, I don't have time to watch most of them.

To join others to see funny, serious, whimsical, relevant lists go to Oh Amanda.

The Blogger Template Book

Download your copy of The Blogger Template Book provided by Blogger Buster. This is a complete PDF guide to choosing, installing, and optimizing Blogger templates.

Self Care for Busy Moms

These cards are very useful and realistic . . . loads of stuff to do when you know you need to take care of yourself - and don’t know where to start. Who has time for a bubble bath in the middle of the day anyway? Simply cut out the squares, place them in a jar, and when you feel overwhelmed or just want to practice self-care, just pick a card and DO IT!

These cards are part of a Stress Relief Kit offered by Sarah Zeldman.

Pay It Forward

Recently I saw a post about Pay It Forward, the movie., which got me to thinking of the idea of RAKs (Random Acts of Kindness).

I have done this activity with several of my groups and forums but hadn't thought to do it on my blog, so thank you Krissy for the idea.

Start a revolution--it begins with you!

The premise of the novel Pay It Forward is one that any person can implement in his or her own life, at any time. It begins with doing a favor for another person -- without any expectation of being paid back. Indeed one would request that the recipient of that favor do the same for someone else: ideally for three other people. The unconditional favors can be large or small. As the fictional 12-year-old Trevor observes, "It doesn't have to be a big thing. It can just seem that way, depending who you do it for."

I love the idea of RAKs and have decided to do Pay It Forward here at All Things Cherished.

Making handcrafted items is a dying art, but they are so fun to make and get, so here's a little game to encourage hand-crafting to live and thrive. The first three people to leave a comment on this post, will receive, at some point during the year, a handmade gift from me! What it will be and when it will arrive is a total surprise.

The catch -- you knew there was a catch, didn't you? -- is that you must participate as well. Before leaving a comment here, write up a 'pay it forward' post on your blog to keep the fun going. Then, come back and link to me via Mr. Linky below.

The anticipation is almost as exciting as the arrival of your handmade gift.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

  1. I make no guarantee that you will like what I make. But, I will try my best to make sure that you do.
  2. It will be done this year; hopefully, sooner than later.
  3. You will have no clue what or when it will be.

If participating and you don't have a blog, please leave your email address so I have a way to get in touch with you.

Depending on participation &/or how well received this program goes, I will offer it again.

Thought of the Day - 4/27/09

Your positive thinking helps psychologically and emotionally, which is sometimes the hardest part of the healing.

Trivia On My Mind

At five minutes and six seconds after 4 AM on the 8th of July of this year, the time and date will be . . .

04:05:06 07/08/09

This will not happen again for a thousand years.
Just some little trivia I had to share.

Unconscious Mutterings #7

Luna says . . . and I think . . .

Soul :: Food.
Fold :: it up.
Breakup :: Smash.
Will :: If there is a will, there is a way.
Fond :: My heart is fond of Chihuahuas.
Powers :: I wish I had some super powers, like being invisible.
Ho-hum :: Bored.
Hustle :: and bustle of Christmas.
Avenue :: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Tower :: The sad loss of the twin towers on 9/11/2001.

Check out the funny, whimsical, smart, and savvy responses from other participants by going to Unconscious Mutterings.

You Roared, They Caved

Time Warner Cable’s price-gouging scheme came crashing down this past Friday.

In a spectacular victory for Free Press and supporters like you, the company buckled under public pressure and abandoned its plan to impose Internet penalties against those who go online for more than email and basic Web surfing.

If they had gotten away with this scam, users of online innovations like Web video and radio would have been forced to pay up to $100 more per month for full broadband service.

Time Warner Cable didn’t cave because of a sudden spurt of good conscience. They reacted to a torrent of protest from Free Press members and from Internet users across the country.

Savor this victory, because it belongs to you. You proved -- again -- that when we pull together, we can defend our online rights against even the biggest of Big Media giants.

But this fight isn’t over. The threat of this kind of price gouging is not going away. Big media companies like Time Warner Cable, Comcast and AT&T know that the new media landscape -- with Internet users watching video at YouTube, listening to radio at Pandora and making phone calls using applications like Skype -- is a threat to their monopoly control.

They’ll do whatever it takes to protect their profits and limit your freedoms.
Our victory is a lesson in what we’ll need to keep doing to stop these companies from squeezing our use of the Internet:

In less than a week, Free Press generated more than 16,000 letters to Congress, urging members to launch an immediate investigation of Time Warner Cable.

Our policy advocates are working with pro-Internet policymakers on Capitol Hill to stop these sorts of anti-competitive scams and make sure more Americans can get online.

Our media outreach fueled a withering barrage of negative press (including mention of our work in more than 50 prominent news stories), consumer complaints, blog postings, and other opposition to Time Warner Cable's scheme.

This week’s victory over Time Warner Cable proved what we can do when we pull together. Pat yourself on the back!

Make Me Laugh Monday - Mental Age Assessment

The following was developed as a mental age assessment by the School of
Psychiatry at Harvard University. Take your time and see if you can read
each line aloud without a mistake. The average person over 40 years of age
cannot do it.

1. This is this cat.
2. This is is cat.
3. This is how cat.
4. This is to cat.
5. This is keep cat.
6. This is an cat.
7. This is old cat.
8. This is fart cat.
9. This is busy cat.
10. This is for cat.
11. This is forty cat.
12. This is seconds cat.

Now go back and read the third word in each line from the top down.

Join me in the fun and giggles of making Mondays a better day by sharing some laughs. Add your link to your Make Me Laugh Monday post to Mr. Linky below. (All links not leading directly to your post will be deleted.) All posts should be funny in some way. Yes, this is up to interpretation. Ideas include riddles, funny family stories, comic strips, jokes, silly graphics, funny lyrics, hilarious photos, etc. Please don't leave me to snicker all alone. I'm sure YOU have something funny to share.

Blogger Buddy

Tami from Diary of a Mad Woman is super generous with her comments and awards. I am so lucky she found me via this big wide world of the blogosphere. I look forward to hearing from her on a regular basis.

According to Tami, I need to forward this special award. Below, are my blogging friends that deserve this award (probably even more so than I do):

Ladies, please take this award and forward to your bloggy buddies.

Thought of the Day - 4/26/09

When we work to end childhood hunger, we are giving our love to kids who need it so much they will never ask for it.
~~ Beau Bridges ~~

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