Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Spring is Coming!!!!
While he did that, I got some of our vegies started!
The squash proved to be super ambitious. It was sprouted and pushing up the lid of the tray in two days! WOW! Some of the tomatoes are racing to keep up :)
Can't wait to be able to get them into the ground!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Big D's 16th Birthday
And stuffed we were....then it was time to hit the road and head on home.
A big thank you to Mr Ken for driving and hanging in there while us three girls chatted our girl talk
Big Ken's 60th Birthday
A house full of long time friends and family.
Then the party got going....everyone's gifts were monetary so he could buy his way into the next World Series of Poker this year.
Cash gift wrapping
And a big ole 60th piñata stuffed with cash!!!!
It was a great time :)
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
A voice for the animals
The current bills up for vote that we were there to get support for included, the issue near and dear to my heart, ending puppymills, ending animal abuse by not allowing a charged animal cruelty felon to posses another similar animal, upholding trapping restrictions and finally helping fund spay and nueter programs for those who cannot afford it.
The whole thing sounds far more intimidating that it actually was!!!! The way you 'lobby' is by simply finding out who your Senate and Legislative reps are and go knock on their door. Seriously, you and I can knock on their door.....not only can we, but they want us to!!!!! They want to know what you-their constituents-think. You can do this by knocking on their door, sending them an e-mail or giving them a call. Seriously, YOU can make a difference by speaking your mind. WOW!!!!
So I walked my hiney to my representatives' doors and I let them know that I would like them to support the bill to end puppy mills in Washington!
Even though I donate to so many animal charities I can't even count, I now feel like I have actually done something proactive to help the critters. I also learned that sending an e-mail regularly about the issues that concern me can make a difference.
If you have a cause near and dear to your heart, I urge you to contact your representatives! It's pretty cool to help make a difference!