Monthly Archives: June 2008

On the Move again

Sometimes when I blog here I feel almost that I have to write about all things cheap…and well my life and  lifestlye and how I am growing and changing are so much more then how to find things on the cheap….so I have decided to switch gears with my blog, and pour more of me into it…with that said I invite you to read my new blog at http://lifeandthoughts.wordpress.com/.

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Father’s Day

Tomorrow is rather a sad day around this house. My dad has been gone for years now and I miss him still all the time. Even when I was living out on my own and raising my wee girl there was that nightly call from or to dad. He was calling to make sure I was safe and sound and at home.  I miss him so very much especially when days like tomorrow roll around.

I also feel bad for Roo who may never know what it is to have a dad. Yes she has a father but she doesnt have a dad, at least not one who is there for her in any way that matters. She has not seen her father since she was 6 months old. My ex has never tried to have a relationship with her and I think that sucks for both of them. Any attempts were first mine for her and then her own,  but there has never in 10 years been an unsolicited call to her, never a request to see her even when he was less then an hour away from our home. Roo is at an age where she is really beginning to question why, and to be honest I dont have answers for her. I  pray that Heavenly Father fills this hole for her.

For any men that might read this if you are a father, then please make sure you try to be a dad too, your children need you more then you may ever understand, even if it is just a phone relationship over a long distance it is a place to start..

To you who have dads and to the dads that are out there have a blessed Father’s Day.

Volunteering

Just got home and I am so very tired! But it is a good tired. You know the kind after a hard day of work that you love. Today  I volunteered at our local food bank. i am there volunteering my time and talents twice per week. It gets very busy. Between sorting food, getting bags of food ready for clients, getting things ready for a community lunch program that they ruin as well, and working with clients it can be tiring.

But volunteering my time and talents is one thing that I enjoy and it doesnt cost me a penny to do it! As well it allows me the chance to give to my community and meet new people and learn new skills. I also believe in the rule when you give you are really gaining so much more. For me it makes my day even when I come home tired…if you don’t volunteer somewhere somehow in your community may I recommend it. You will come home with a smile I can almost guarantee it.

Works of Me: Hobbies

Okay we all have our evil pleasures right? Well mine arent that evil at all , they are just time consuming and that is so ok with me. What is your favorite thing to do?

I have two: reading and scrapbooking!

First I love finding a good read. Recently one of things that has worked wonderfully for me in this arena is a group on Facebookowned by the publishing house Haprper Collins..They give away free books each month. Last Month I read “Why bad things Happen to Good People” by Debbie Ford. It was a good read that helped me to understand some of my own thinking some of the time. There is nothing better then curling up with a good book, especially in the park on a warm sunny afternoon.

My other addiction is scrap-booking. I love it! For me it is a great way to journal through pictures our lives. One of my favorite websites to go for scrap-booking freebies is one that finds all the free scrap-booking stuff that is out there each week.Digifree is a great resource blog for all your free scrapping needs. For me it gives me great supplies that I can download each and every week.

Well this is what works for me, addictions that I can love! Now I am off to read another addiction What Works for Me over at Rocks in my Dryer.