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Snail mail & phone calls

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Quick post this morning, busy week ahead!

Don't forget that the confirmation votes for Betsy Devos and Jeff Sessions are tomorrow. If you are against these nominations call your senators and call:
Call: Senate HELP Committee Chair, Lamar Alexander (R-TN) 202-224-4944 Call: HELP Committee Ranking Member, Patty Murray (D-WA) 202-224-2621
"Hi. I am calling to oppose Betsy Davos for secretary of education." 

 For Jeff Sessions:
Call: Senate Judiciary Committee Chair, Chuck Grassley (R-IA) 202-224-3744 Call: SJJC Ranking Member, Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) 202-224-3841
"Hi. I'm calling to oppose Jeff Sessions for Attorney General"

This weekend I went out and stocked up on blank cards to mail my state representative and senators. I will simply be writing on my opposition of my top 3 most important issues. "Hello I am resident of xxx. I am writing to oppose..." Short and sweet.

I found 8 packs of cards in the dollar section at my local Target. You can also make yo…

Nagging tasks, politics and opinion

I did it! I scrubbed the kitchen, its sparkles like a bucket of glitter.  One January task done. Yet I am still antsy and unable to sit still. I do not usually talk politics or religion on my social media outlets or my blog. It's not my area of expertise but I do have an opinion and a voice and I need to say a few things. (steps onto soapbox.)

When I get stressed, worried or anxious I clean. There is something therapeutic in it for me. Maybe it has to do with some of my family being pack-rats, or cleaning my Grams house and it resulting in excitement when I found the floor. I spent my summer picking up Grams and my Dads house, hiding from the 101+ heat of southern AZ.  Or watching soap operas and watering the garden at 6am with my Grams. My Dad had "bunny ears" on his TV at the property with aluminum foil to get PBS, so Bob Ross was pretty amazing. My last excursion to Yuma was in 2012, need to get back, but I digress. Lately I have been wanting to clean a lot.

Maybe par…

January - resolution, nagging tasks

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January is already almost over... Ugh!
This month I have been trying to tackle a couple nagging tasks in the hopes that it would boost my energy a little. And it would encourage me to continue tackling theses types of things over the year. Things rarely go as planned.

I was going to scrub my kitchen from top to bottom because its overdue, but my busted ears got the best of me and I ended up with vertigo symptoms in bed... I wanted to scrape and paint my dining room because the paint is pealing so bad that it might just be a crack in time (where is Dr. Who when you need him!) but doing that involves a complete overhaul of the room. And removing your backdoor in winter isn't a good plan


I did accomplish a few things. I manage to help my Ma clean and rearrange her bedroom. With my neurotic cleaning it meant vacuuming 5 times under everything, dusting, taking loads of trash down 3 flights of stairs, trying to force her to to throw things away that seem meaningless to me but not to he…

2017 New Year Resolutions

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I try and make resolution every year. I may or may not keep them but trying is the point.
This year I resolve to be happier. I enjoy making people happy, making people laugh. This year I feel like people might need it even more than they have before.
In order to continue to obtain happiness and increase my own joy I plan to:
Boost my energy.Take care of myself. Love more.Make time for friends. Get outside more.Pursue a passion.Read & self-educate more. Aim higher. Being happy is exhausting and often happiness is drained by surrounding negativity. So wish me luck!

What is your resolution? Big or small its worth trying.