Anyone want to join me?
And the winner is.....the winners are......
Maria-you were the first to comment.
Nicole-correct and reorganizing my room is what I NEED to do.
Robyn-you are right!
Lori-Oh that would be great:)
Chris-only you! But I sure would like to take in a Bomber game and a beer right now!
and Laura, correct and correct.
And for those reasons, you all get a jar of my favorite Uncanny delights!
Send me your address and I'll pop them in the mail or drop them off.
Thanks so much for reading and commenting. I love comments.
I'm doing all weekend long?
For the first person to guess correctly gets a jar of my favorite preserves/jams/jellies in the entire world...from
Uncanny is made right here in Sackville but will ship to Canada and to the US. I love everything about Uncanny...the product is fantastic, the packaging is perfect and the ingredients are top notch. Lindsay who makes the preserves is always trying new things, from sugarless treats to the most natural ingredients she can find.
She is passionate about preserves. It's hard for me to pick a favorite, but so far, I've polished off a jar of Maple, Pear, walnut conserve in record time. Is eating it by the spoonful polite? Who cares. It's DELICIOUS. I can't say enough about Uncanny. And the scones? Amazing. I can't wait to try the apple butter because I love cardamon and I love apples.
So let's get commenting......go go GO......
That's what my summer was. A blur. Blurry.
But a great blurry. Sometimes it helps me if I see the blurry so I can figure out the focus.
Busy busy busy. Lots of weddings. Many photobooths. A fantastic reunion. LOTS of laughter. An awesome new job. Two kids getting ready for highschool, one in her last year, one in his first.
All great things that make the time whiz by....in a blur.
It looks like a busy fall which is fantastic.
Next summer weddings are already being booked.
Blurry or not, I wouldn't want it any other way.
Ready, set, GO!
Passion for wellness in the rain.
Tonight is the Grand Opening of Eudora Spa, in Sackville.
It is owned by Nicole Burke. She has done an amazing job of transforming a tired, neglected house into a beautiful ,peaceful spa. It's somewhere to go to where you can be pampered; where you can start or continue a journey towards wellness. If she can do that to a house, just imagine......
I love the fact that Nicole is so passionate about what she does. She has made a business through that passion and gives that to her clients.
And yes, it is raining like crazy today, but to me, that's an even better reason to check out the Grand Opening tonight from 7-10.
Oh, and of course there's the little fact that I will be there tonight as well ;). I'm taking my Photobooth to grab some shots of all the guests. So bring a friend and get your picture taken. Nicole has some great props, so it is going to be alot of fun.
Passion, wellness, rain.
Hope to see you there.
PS. Don't forget to ask Nicole how she came up with the name EUDORA, it's a lovely story.
Me: Oh just jump onto that soggy haybale in your once-in-a-lifetime beautiful wedding dress. That's all.
Don't ask me how, but I got them to do it. Actually they were up for almost anything I suggested.
And thankyou to the wedding party boys who kept me laughing the entire time.
Once upon a time on March 5th 1995...
a beautiful baby girl was born. Greer Kathleen.
Beautiful in every single way.
When Greer was 2, her parents found out she was autistic.
From that moment on, their lives changed forever. In every single way. In every single way that most of us take for granted.
This beautiful baby girl and her family were about to embark on a journey that was full of pain, of heartache, of frustration, of financial desperation, of health issues, of challenges that most of us will never know in our lifetime.
Being a parent myself, I know that I only want the best for my children. I wanted a happy, healthy childhood for them. I wanted a fulfilling education that met all of their needs, intellectually ,physically and emotionally. I want a future that is bright.
Of course. Duh. Of course, that's what they deserve. All children.
Afterall, we're all human beings, weren't we all babies once....born into a life full of opportunities?
Then how come, how come Greer's parents have had to fight for the last 13 years for basic care and programs for Greer.
Their battles started early and have escalated through the years. They have worked tirelessly to get the best for Greer. They've had many many meetings with various schools, and government officials. They've done the research. They've written the letters. They've had to fight to get every little thing for Greer.
As a parent, I've never had to fight for anything for my children. I just take it for granted that my children will get the best education and opportunities. I take it for granted that I don't have to lobby the government, or write letters or plead for funding.
And I don't have to live day after day with the physical and emotional needs of an autistic child.
I love Greer and her family. Greer is a beautiful soul who has given so much joy to everyone around her. She is smart, and sweet.
And she is on the verge of losing funding for the ABA program that is vital for her physical and emotional well being. When I say verge I mean by tomorrow.
Cutting Greer's (and many other childrens') funding is not acceptable to me. And it shouldn't be acceptable to anyone else.
In my opinion, the government is saying that one person's life is more valuable than anothers'. NO family should have to go through what Greer's family has had to. No person should be treated with such disrespect.
Greer is a human being. Just like me, just like you. Just like the politicians who have made this choice to cut the funding.
I wonder...I wonder if the person who ultimately made this decision would think differently if he/she was directly affected by this funding cut. I wonder if their son/daughter or grandchild's life would mean enough to change the decision.
There shouldn't even be a question of cutting the funding.
Greer deserves the best ,in every single way.
Because in every single way, she is a human being, just like me and just like you.
Let us reflect on what is truly of value in life. What gives meaning to our lives, and set our priorities on the basis of that.- The 14th Dalai Lama
Thankyou for reading this, it is very important to me.