Well, it seems as though a hobby of mine and some friends has turned into a labor of love. We started making some gifts and accessories at the sewing machine for an upcoming craft show and it has turned into something over and above; as people have been viewing our crafts and then…requesting things of their own. To continue reading: Write Where You Are
Archive for the ‘Labor’ Category
Posted in baby, Beauty, books, Creating, fashion, friendship, gifts, ideas, inspiration, Labor, love, making money, Passion, tagged accessories, crafting, crafts, friends, Fun, gifts, handsewn purses and handbags, hobby, Pinterest, sewing, tote bags on February 6, 2012| Leave a Comment »
Posted in baby boomers, children, culture, Descriptive Words, diet, Education, emotions, environment, exercise, Fall, flowers, Gardens, Green, health, home, joy, kids, Labor, life, mental and physical health, Mother's Day, observations, Passion, seasons, stress, tagged cold frame gardening, fall, food, gardening, health, herbs, meals, produce, seasons, spring, stress reducer, Summer, vegetables, Winter on February 9, 2011| Leave a Comment »
Posted in anger, Business, communication, confidence, culture, disaster, economy, emotions, failure, Fear, finances, Frustration, future, goals, government, home, Impact, Labor, leadership, life, loss, making money, MONEY, news, observations, opinion, politics, power, tagged bailouts, bankruptsy, banks, borrowing, Business, businesses, catastrophe, confidence, debt, Dow Jones, failure, Fear, financial, financial mess, future, generational theft, generations, government, homes, Impact, John McCain, leaders, leadership, lending, loaning, loans, mirrors, MONEY, Paul, personal lives, Peter, positive, President Obama, Presidential, Recession, stealing, taxpayers, treasurer on February 11, 2009| 1 Comment »
Ok, I dont understand this whole financial mess…I admit that. I am no financial genius. However, I do know that if you keep spending money that you dont have…you go deeper in debt. How in the heck is the government going to get money from people who dont have it to give? From taxpayers….correction…from taxpayers who have JOBS. What about all of those people who dont have JOBS or will soon be loosing their JOBS? The American family is in crisis. Many dont have jobs or they have to have more than one part time job to make ends meet. Some don’t even have homes because they have lost them to foreclosures. Some of their family members dont have jobs or can’t make enough to pay their bills. But when you are barely making it…you can’t help anyone else out in a meaningful way either. The Government financial recovery plan (mess) is mirroring our personal lives…they just dont know it yet! Still, some of the leaders are using fear to try to get people to put their stamp of approval on their plan of action; they are saying that this might not be the right answer…but we have to do something or else!
Obama’s treasury chief has announced that this country needs 2 trillion dollars to save the banks. This is on top of the bailouts that have so far shown little return on the investment for the average American citizen. Where is this whole thing going to end? Why not give the money to the citizens and let them dig themselves out of their own very deep holes first? That in turn might just have the added benefit of allowing them to pay off their loans and homes to those banks and businesses that made the bad loans in the first dang place!
We are being told that all of this lending and loaning may or may not work….that they might make mistakes. But that doing nothing would be a catastrophe. How do we know that? Maybe those businesses and banks should go under. After all….once this money is loaned to these businesses and banks…they are going to expect tax payers to go into debt once again with these banks and businesses to circulate the money. Who in their right mind is going to create an even bigger debt load on themselves with such uncertainty hanging over this country’s head?
After President Obama’s treasurer spoke the Dow Jones dropped 3.5%. This is traumatic news to everyone. Confidence is more than shaken….it has suffered severe trauma. We may never recover from this extreme mess as a nation. This isn’t some meaningless recession. We are bleeding money and we dont have the confidence in our leaders, our banks, our businesses to recover from it.
Former Presidential candidate, Senator John McCain calls this plan “generational theft”. He says we are stealing from future generations their hard earned dollars and laying on them debt of incredible proportions. He is right. Where will it end?
The Government thinks it is going to help everyone out by creating JOBS and bailing out banks and certain industry giants. Helloooooooooooo…is anybody home out there? How in the world are they going to do this? By hitting the taxpayers out even more than they have already. So far, no one has had a solution that has made a positive enough impact to change the direction of this massive financial failure! What makes them think that throwing more money into the mix is going to make things better? Can a government file bankruptsy…cause that is what it feels like is happening here…what is the old saying….borrowing from Peter to pay Paul?
Posted in abortion, adoption, Advocating for special needs, anger, anti-abortion, baby, birth, children, crime, death, emotions, family, fathers, grandchildren, grief, health, Heart, help, kids, Labor, law enforcement, legal, life, loss, medical, mental and physical health, mom, mother, Mother's Day, murder, news, observations, opinion, pain and misery, parenting, pregnancy, relationships, religion, respect, responsibility, sadness, sex, teens, trauma, well-being, tagged abort, abortion, anti-abortion, baby, blame, blob of flesh, child, clinic, daughter, death, DNA, Doctor, granddaughter, human, lawsuit, legally, life, medical procedure, morally, mother, police, premature, society, thrown away, trash, wrong on February 7, 2009| 1 Comment »
Grrrr…I am a bit torn on this news item; whether to feel more anger or sadness. It seems that a young 18 year old woman found out that she was pregnant. She went to a clinic to have an abortion and was given medicine to dialate her cervix to prepare for an abortion procedure. Before the doctor could perform the abortion…the medication caused her to deliver her baby daughter at just 23weeks of pregnancy.
A clinic owner allegedly came in and cut the umblical cord and put the child who was struggling to breathe into a red plastic biohazard bag and threw the child in the trash…all as the mother watched in horror. Allegedly a doctor came in and gave her some medicine to calm her down and sent her home in shock. The police were called and the child’s remains were identified by DNA as being related to the mother. Now the mother has sued the doctor and the clinic where the delivery/abortion took place; the doctor has allegedly lost his license.
This procedure took the life of a human baby almost three years ago. That child would be walking, talking, singing it’s abc’s , potty training…and maybe even going to pre-school now. She would be making her mother or another mother figure (she could have been adopted by another mother) mother’s day cards in May…she was not a blob of flesh like so many of these clinics try to tell young women. She would be a daughter, and a granddaughter; if she could.
The mother allegedly has said that she changed her mind about the abortion, once she saw her daughter alive; now she is traumatized by the memory of watching her child struggle for breathe and being tossed away like a bag of garbage. I am sure that the legal question was did the abortion come first/or the birth…was the child actually born alive? Testing supposedly revealed that the child did actually breathe, so that means that she was born alive.
So, who is to blame for this child’s death? Is it the clinic owner, who by the way did not have a license to practice medicine allegedly? Or was it the doctor who was not present? Was it the mother who went in for an abortion in the first place? Is it society who allows abortion in the first place? Do we blame the makers of contraception for possibly having failed the mother and father of the child? Who exactly is at fault? I say, it is all of the above; at least morally, if not legally.
First of all, I believe that abortion is wrong. I think that if it is true that a clinic owner, who was not a medical doctor, did what has been alledged, then they are also at fault. I think if the doctor perscribed the medication that caused her to go into labor and deliver a live child that was indeed tossed away in a plastic bag when it was struggling to breath…they that doctor is also wrong. Was there contraception used in the first place? I dont know. I do know that if the teenaged mother was having sex..she should have understood the consequences of her actions that resulted in a pregnancy and that by going to have an abortion…that that child’s death was a direct result of having medication that was designed to result in the death of the child; it should not have shocked her that the child died as a result of taking medication designed to cause said abortion. Is society at fault here? Yes, because we allow these things to happen …because we don’t stand up and scream bloody murder that it happens every day around the world.
Which came first, the abortion or the birth? Does it really matter at this point regarding this particular child? No, it died needlessly. If that mother was truly horrified by this situation…then maybe some good can come out of it by her lawsuit, by her speaking out…maybe even by doing a special service announcement on television or in the schools.
It is outrageous. Yes, that child was only 23weeks in the womb of it’s mother…and yes, it may not have survived even had the clinic called for medical help or intervention for that baby…it was pre-mature…not by nature’s designs but by mankinds design. However, it may have had a fighting chance if it had not been aborted or if it had been taken to a neo-natal unit. Life is precious…dont abort. That mother will relive those moments for the rest of her life. The child didn’t get to have a rest of it’s life.
Posted in Business, culture, economy, emotions, family, Fear, finances, help, hopes, Labor, loss, making money, MONEY, news, opinion, tagged bankrupt, bankruptsy, Circuit City, economy, financial stability, help, inventory, Liquidates, liquidation, merchandise, opinion, picking the bones, sales, shopping, workers on January 17, 2009| 1 Comment »
I don’t know about you…but, I find it heartbreaking that businesses here in the US are dropping like flies. Today, it was announced that Circuit City has gotten the go ahead to liquidate their assets, since they were not able to secure a buyout or a refinancing plan.
Five hundred and sixty seven Circuit City stores in the US are involved; and, that means that over 30,000 employees are now going to be unemployed soon. The thing is that the merchandise will now be liquidated and it will unleash an ongoing picking of the bones of merchandise; until that merchandise is sold off to help offset Circuit City’s debt load. There are always those who will take joy or glee from someone else’s misfortune; or find a way to benefit from it. Just this past week, Osama Bin Laden released a tape where he appeared to gloat at the United States’ financial chaos. That just doesn’t sit well.
I hate to even hear about liquidation sales. In theory, I don’t like the fact that people will flock to those stores to get “great deals” that most of them really can’t afford; but, can’t seem to resist since the prices are at “rock bottom”. Often, they really aren’t…it is all in the perception. Still, those kinds of sales feel like vultures are picking the bones of a carcass on the side of the road to me.
I’ve often thought to myself…if all of those people who flock to those liquidation sales would have shopped there previous to the liquidation sales; then, maybe they wouldn’t have had to file bankruptsy, and gone out of business in the first place. That might be a bit judgemental…but, it is my opinion…nothing more. On the other hand, the stuff has to be sold to “help” Circuit City meet the financial demands of their creditors. Therefore, the liquidators are providing a service to the owners and operators that is badly needed.
It is still sad though that the stores involved in these situations, often even look like skeletons. They have the heavy environment of sadness and depression. The workers that stay- -stay because they need every day on the job that they can get, in this economy; before having to pound the pavement looking for a replacement job or filing for unemployment. The stores begin to take on the appearance of a person who is terminally ill; but, is fighting to survive no matter the cost. The shelves are bare in spots and the products are often sold without their boxes or original packaging; and, off of display shelves…meaning they are sold as is…with or without instructions, adaptors, cords, or add-ons. It is terribly sad. Eventually, there is nothing left to sell but display racks, shelves, registers and lighting.
All in all…it ups the pressure on those trying to steer the economy of the US, as it struggles to regain a foothold on the slippery slope to financial stability. This sad news will add another 30,000 job seekers to the already saturated job market…and, add burdens to those families who are fearful and struggling to survive the financial woes of our country. It is bad news to those who hoped that 2009 would be the beginning of a financial recovery period for those who are trying to earn an honest living. I wish them well.