Monday, April 26, 2010


Last week I received flowers at work from my husband.

Just to brighten my day, as the card noted.

My students thought they were beautiful and asked if we could set them on the table and all sit around them for snack time.

It's the little things...

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Springtime on 47th Avenue

Here is what our backyard looks like this weekend.
All of the spring flowers are up with all their color.
I even went a little early and bought some hardy annuals for my pots on the deck.
I think it will be warm enough.

The first picture is for Peter, he is so proud of his grass.
If you want to get him going ask him about how is grass is doing.
I love the flowers Peter loves the grass.
Take a look...

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sarah Palin on a Nature Show

What's wrong with this idea?

this email was sent to me from an online newsletter I subscribe to CREDO. How does this make any have someone who doesn't believe in global warming or protecting our environment have a show about nature and the earth!! Sarah Palin decided to quit or give up being governor to become some type of celebrity figure, does anyone really want to hear her interpretations on nature,

I think I can sum it up in three words hunting, fishing and drilling.

Here is the article and the link...sign the petition if you also think this is ridiculous!

"Drill, Baby, Drill" comes to Discovery?

The media conglomerate Discovery Communications used to be known for their earth-friendly offerings. But they’ve just paid millions to Sarah Palin to host a “nature” show, despite her decidedly anti-environmental stance: She vocally advocates for habitat-destroying oil drilling, she denies global warming is a human-caused threat, and she spearheaded a brutal wolf-slaughter program as governor of Alaska.

It’s one thing if Fox News gives Sarah Palin a platform. But when Discovery Communications – home to the Discovery Channel, the "Planet Earth" series, the Science Channel, Animal Planet, and – gives a show to Sarah Palin, it undercuts everything the Discovery brand has come to represent.

Anti-environmentalism has no place in the Discovery Communications lineup. Demand that the company cancel "Sarah Palin's Alaska" before it airs.

The former partial-term Alaska governor is reportedly getting paid $1.2 million per episode to host a television series called "Sarah Palin's Alaska," to be broadcast on TLC, one of Discovery Communications' channels. And if Palin runs for president in 2012, a show that provides her the opportunity to greenwash her environmental record on a mainstream, eco-friendly channel is downright dangerous.

Here’s what Sarah Palin’s real Alaska is:

  • She accelerated Alaska's cruel aerial wolf-hunting program while in office, introducing a $150 bounty for each slaughtered wolf's forelimb.
  • She made a personal appeal to Alaska voters to oppose a ballot measure that would have stopped the immense Pebble Mine operation from dumping cyanide and mining waste into streams that make their way to Bristol Bay, home to the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world.
  • When President Bush finally agreed to list the polar bear as a threatened species in 2008 because of global warming's effects on its habitat, the governor sued to challenge the listing.
  • Armed with her "Drill, Baby, Drill" catchphrase, Palin called for opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Cook Inlet to oil and gas drilling.

With such a disastrous environmental track record, how could Sarah Palin get a nature show on an eco-conscious media platform like Discovery? The answer may lie in Discovery's COO, Peter Liguori, who joined Discovery in December after a previous stint at Palin's other TV home: Fox Broadcast Co.

We can't let an anti-environment extremist like Sarah Palin take over Discovery and spread her "drill here, drill now" message on a science and environment network.

Speak out now and demand that Discovery pull Sarah Palin's show before it airs.

Friday, April 9, 2010

My Sister

Here she is...isn't she beautiful and so grown up.
She has turned into such a intelligent, talented, charming, kind, unique, ambitious, individual and I am so proud of her.
I remember when she was just a little peanut that refused to wear anything but dresses and though she could really be a princess when she grew up.
She has amazed me with her confidence and is going to sections in Speech tomorrow.
She wants to do big things like be a lawyer or a senator or something.

I bet she can do it.