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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Small Hands....



There is something that has been troubling me since Saturday, the mindset of...."if it isn't in my backyard I don't have to think about it right!!  Wrong!  Here is another scenario-Put your own 5, 9, 12 year old child making that dress, digging in that trench to find that beautiful gem your are wearing, or making your cleaning supplies that can't be manufactured in our country because of the toxicity.  Ok there you go, now it is in your backyard.  You son comes home, from work can't keep his eyes open.  He doesn't have time for homework or better yet he has never learned to read because he has been cutting patterns all day.  He will never go to school learn to read or have a successful job because he has been working like this since he was 5.  I know this is a harsh reality but this is what many children in third world countries have to deal with everyday.  Ponder that and pray that you make the right decision the next time you are at....you know where!

Friday, May 24, 2013



Its a cool morning in Wisconsin, 40 degrees, but not at all unusual for May.  We rode our bikes to school, my little girl with her Trek tag along.  I am confident that she is safe on it.  We love our bikes in this house as you know!
I am excited that my husband and I have our first real gig together for Art in the Park, Sunday June 2nd at Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac.  We will be doing some material we have done for fun, in church and some stuff that our Friend Kim Koshnick has written.  He is a seasoned musician and who is also performing with us.  Kim as mentored my husband musically for the past 3 years, Who better to help us.  I have performed musically all my life, from Sunday School as a youth all the way through college where I received my BA in Music from Marian University.   It is only one our passions.   
This is some other things Christian and I have passion for, God, family, health, sustainability and of course music. I took a survey online recently to find what we value most.    We are so blessed and lucky for what we have.  I never take anything for granted.  When I was 19 years old I lost my father to a heart attack.  He was 56 years old.  That is young!   I want my family to have a fun, happy, healthy life.  I get a bit worked up when I see the stresses of life put a toil on my husband.  It worries me.  I sometimes don't give my worries to the Lord as I should.  I so wish sometimes I had the Amish mindset of,  as it should be.  We as humans can only do so much in life to make us happy and healthy, God does the rest.  I am sometimes ashamed for my doubt of what God can do, but know the Divine is there for me no matter what happens in life makes it so much more bearable.  God has a plan always.  

Tuesday, May 14, 2013



Oh those succulent spears of green, asparagus!  I have fond memories of this prized vegie.  When my father was young he was a farmer, annnnd farmers new where those lovely spears grew, mostly in ditches along farm land.  Back in the day when you couldn't just go to the grocery store year around for any produce(yes I am THAT  old).  We used to go for a drive in the late spring to find these lovelies!.  Dad would know just the best places, and when a farmer would yell, Dad would just say the ditches were public property.  That would shout them up.  When we had enough to make a meal, yes that would be it!  We would go home and Mom would saute in butter first then pour some wonderful BGH free Wisconsin milk over the top. Delish!  So I hold great value in the asparagus vegetable.  I am a bit scared to grow it, but heck I have a big yard, I shall try it!
It has been a crazy spring!  I swear I have been busy everyday.  But everything is exciting.  I am involved in a food related social justice group in town now.  Really in Fondy, no way!  Yes they're are like people like me in this crazy town.  So what I am aiming for is  to start a community garden in the huge lot we have at church and I am going to tackle the school lunch program.  This is a biggy and will be a rough one as I will have to address the school board not just the PTO.  But I am up for the challenge.  What the hay.
It is bike to work week.  Chris bikes to work everyday!  Gotta love him!

This is way different what I am used to touching in my blog but thought I should address it.  Are you a conservative?  I am conservative, with the way I live my life as a whole. Hang wash on the line, my other car is a bike, We grow food, we buy used.  We even share a bath.  The list goes on and on. But am I a conservative?  Yes and no.  Politically no, the way I live my life yes!  So why is it that people that just so happens to live more conservatively tend to be liberals?  You know what? How dare they say they are conservative because they is nothing I can see conservative about them.  They are for big business and big paychecks, the only thing is they don't want that to change.  So that is what makes them conservative?  The US population really should step back and see.....hummm?