Thursday, October 23, 2008


"Friendship is like a bank account;
you cannot continue to draw on it
without making a deposit."
~ Nicole Beale

Real Friend

A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.
A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself (and doesn't feel
even the least bit weird shutting your coke/Pepsi drawer with his foot!)

A simple friend has never seen you cry.
A real friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.

A simple friend doesn't know your parents' first names.
A real friend has their phone numbers in his address book.

A simple friend brings a bottle of wine to your party.
A real friend comes early to help you cook and stays late to help you clean.

A simple friend hates it when you call after they've gone to bed.
A real friend asks you why you took so long to call.

A simple friend seeks to talk with you about your problems.
A real friend seeks to help you with your problems.

A simple friend wonders about your romantic history.
A real friend could blackmail you with it.

A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument.
A real friend calls you after you had a fight.

A simple friend expects you to always be there for them.
A real friend expects to always be there for you!

"False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us when we cross into the shade."

"You cannot say you've lost a friend. If a friendship is capable of ending, it is because it never existed."
Mayza Blanco Martinez

"If a man does not make new acquaintances as he
advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone;
one should keep his friendships in constant repair."
~ Samuel Johnson

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Click Here to Donate to Champ!

Champ is a 6 month old pup who has had a horrable start to life. He was tortured by his owners,starved and left to die on the steps of a high kill shelter. The staff at the shelter found him and by a miracle he was saved from being put to sleep. But Champ has severe medical problems due to torture he suffered from his human owners. Champ was hospitalized this week becasue he was suffering neurolgical problems as a side effect of his medication. This poor puu is fighting to survive, and I am fighting for him. I am raising donations for his vet care. I have volunteered to foster Champ, because I certainly feel he deserves it. Eventually Champ will be up for adoption, not anytime soon though-) Donations can be sent directly to the vet for Champ. This is to cover medications, vet stays, pending surgery, prescription dog food etc. If you have any questions please email me.If you would like to see Champ as well, I would love to meet anyone that has donated anything to his care and Champ needs socialization too! I am trying to put together a weekly email of his updates, if you want to be on the email list let me know as well..http://www. myspace. com/nychic77 for info and pictures on Champ!...we have just found out that a brother was brought into the same shelter with similar injuries and in the hospital...hopefully this allows authorities to catch the SICK person doing this...but if you could help donate even $1 towards Champs medical bills so he can recover...this paws are swollen, he has burns all over but his hair is finally starting to come back in...Just click on title of this post to donate...thanks!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Here is an updated photo (before & after) of

the kitchen side of our you can see we are still not finished, but thanks to all of our best friends who came over to help (and family) they made it go by a lot faster. Jeremy, Jay, Josh...hummmm a J pattern here, but they all worked on this side=) I just worked on the window trim yesterday a bit, but Jay will have to reach up for the other 2 windows because I cannot see myself on the ladder that high up...