Good Luck Linda!

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gun (free clip art)

My good friend Linda is taking a concealed carry weapons class today. She has been practicing shooting since late August, when she started having a lot of trouble with an unstable and dangerous neighbor. She has been reluctant her whole life to have anything to do with guns, but her neighbor has really got her worried that he will try to hurt her and her entire family. So she finally “bit the bullet” (pun intended) and started practicing with her husband’s weapons, her father’s weapons, and a friend’s weapon. After she passes the class she will try to decide whether to get a weapon of her own, but she is not in a big rush to do that yet. She’s been showing me the targets she has been shooting at, and she has been doing very well! Everyone I know says that a .22 won’t stop an attacker, and will only “tick” him off (actually they use a different word, but I’m trying to be “G-rated” here.) But if she shoots this well and empties the whole clip, whoever is after her will drop pretty quick! Good Luck Linda!

That’s a nice guitar, but that’s a lot of money!

When Bob showed me this video he had found on YouTube about the Gibson Flying V electric guitar, I should have know he had an ulterior motive. He has been talking about wanting to go visit musicans friend to buy a new guitar as his “gift to himself” for Christmas. I really didn’t know which guitar he was interested in buying until this video. I looked the price up online, and I was not very happy to learn how expensive it is! The cost of that guitar is more money than my entire budget for buying Christmas gifts to everyone on our list!

New Music

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music (free clip art)

New music will be coming out this time of year. The artists want to get the airplay to put songs in your head and prompt you to buy their albums. So they are releasing the albums now and the radio stations will have lots of new music to add to their play lists. Some people will like the music so much that they buy the albums as Christmas gifts for their friends and family. I don’t like to give music as gifts – to me, music is much too personal a choice. Sometimes there will be an album that almost everyone loves, but most people have definite tastes on what artists they like and if you buy something for them that they don’t like then you really havent’ given them a gift of value.

Facets

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shelters (free clip art)

Tomorrow I am going to do something that I have wanted to do for a long time. I’m going to visit a homeless shelter and meet the people who work and live there. I have always wanted to work at or volunteer for a position with a homeless shelter. Tomorrow after the tour Sara is going to tell me all about the volunteer opportunities available. 

I figured now is the best time to start volunteering with the difficulties that families are having with their finances. The shelter is at full capacity right now and they are in need of help. This County has always been known as a rich community but with the increase in unemployment and the high interest rates affecting the housing market a lot of people are ending up in shelters. I’m hoping I’ll be able to get a lot out of this experience and I hope I become more grateful for everything I have.

All I want to do is Eat!

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eat (free clip art)

I don’t understand why some days I feel like I could eat 6 meals and other days I’m not hungry at all. I find this very interesting, because it doesn’t seem to have anything to do with how much I exercise. Take yesterday for example I wasn’t hungry at all, and today I could eat all day long. I have had 4 meals already and it is only 7:00 P.M. I don’t understand my metabolism.  I’m hoping I get to a point where I wont have to eat 5 meals in one day!