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If you are interested in seeing what the page is about that they made for me. Go here to take a look at it. http://www.gofundme.com/c...
I doubt if anything will come from it, but it only goes to show how much love we share. I think that they're wonderful to try and help me. I only know that I want to be there for them and watch them grow. So I need help to beat this problem so that I can.
On June 12th 2014 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and as of July 9th I've had my surgery.
I'm healing and taking things one step at a time, since my HER2 came back positive there is chemo on the horizon and I'm already dealing with the changes that are happening very quickly since the start of this situation.
I am over on Facebook for those that are among those that remember me. If you go to my homepage I'm going to be updating it eventually, I've still some work to do to get my arms back to full range of motion. Things are more tiring and it's going to take a bit more work to do things that used to be easy and simple.
Make sure you take care of your health, get checked out and stay safe. I'll be around - it may take a while as I heal but I'm going to be out here...
If you'd like to help me out while checking out the site. http://tryvindale.com/VfI...
Lee will most likely be sending my info to you too. Have her's and Schmidty's too.
Take care and stay safe.
I really have limited funds at the moment. But I have to start searching for someplace to go. I need to get out of here, I need to save what sanity I have and find some peace for my soul. This house is too much for me, it's time to find something I can handle better. Time to move forward and make things better... I thought I could do that here. But I'm not sure I can anymore... I want to be able to handle things myself, I can't do that here. So if anyone has suggestions, send them. I'm open for just about any options in location. I'm going to have to store my stuff in a u-storage container. Then when I find where I'm going, then it can be moved there.
I used to live near the water, I miss it so much. Maybe there's someplace close to some big water that I can find. I miss hearing the sound of water, it's been like a piece is missing inside of me. I've been here for far too long... it's way past time to go.
So often it's just talk talk about writing, but not enough writing, rewriting and revising.
I'm looking for others that are actually working towards getting published and have a positive attitude about it.
Writing can get lonely, so it's good to have contact with others that are climbing the same mountain.
I know that there are some people are not native speakers of English, so writing it can be just as difficult. But that alone can not explain the chaotic mess that I see not only in posts here, but across the entire internet.
I've seen typos and mistakes in articles, including those from Associated Press and The Times, which are big name papers.
How has journalism, written communication and the English language become so mangled?
I'm not even talking about the internet shorthand, "leet speak". Although I don't think "lol" and "omg" do not really belong in offline communications, written or spoken.
I'm talking about writing the word "witch" instead of "which". The definitions on those two are very different. Also the different definitions of there, their, and they're - make sure the right one is in the right place.
Some small words, like sed(said), reid(rid), thang or thong(thing) or hare(hair) are often found. These and others are "hopefully" just typos or slips in typing. But one would think that "rereading" or "proofreading" what's written would be common to avoid miscommunication or misunderstanding.
The grammar is often even worse than the spelling or mixed up words. There are times I have read a post a few times and still could not figure out what the person was talking about. I've also found articles online that were so horribly written that there was nothing useful within them at all. Except perhaps how "not" to write an article or how to write a terrible one.
Perhaps I'm just an old literary lady that loves the written word for it's beauty, grace and power. At least, when it is used properly, words and prose have done much to shape and change the world. But I find that the simple, elegant art of writing a letter, has become a rare gift in the world today.
I leave now, so that things may continue on as before, no change or attention needed. I go with a wish of a Happy New Year to all.
Yet perhaps, a few may think upon my words, though I fear far too many will not. This wish upon the New Year I send out, with the slightest bit of humor and hope. That in 2012 there may be, more respect and attention for the words we use to communicate, be they written or spoken.
Peace to all
I've contacted place after place, trying to find some help for my good friend. Turns out that her home is owned by a real estate property owner instead of a bank. Someone that knows her situation, but still won't allow her family to stay in their home after the Holidays. They won't even give them a 30 day extension.
Plus my fund raising isn't going too good. I really want to help her out, I don't want them to become homeless...but I'm afraid that I won't be able to get up the $5k I need.
I don't know how else to raise the funds and I don't know where they can go - Augusta, GA doesn't seem to have any help available. If anyone knows of any options that could help them, please let me know. Time is running out for her family.
Thanks again for the consideration, but my plate is full for now. I don't want to fracture my focus on the goals I'm working on right now. I'm sure you'd understand that, keeping focus is sometimes difficult with all the demands we have on our time daily.
Hope that your Holiday is warm and filled with loving family & friends. Take care...
It would be amazing if the many would collectively place a dollar, or even 50 cents into a virtual jar. Then as people come forward to ask for help and tell their story...with whatever proof or validation available to do so...all those that had donated would vote on which person(s) or family to help that day or week.
The funds could be paid directly to the bill holder, like a utility or mortgage company - or directly to the person.
It would be an amazing achievement and a wonderful way to help out those in need.
It would be a great service - I wish I knew a team that could put it together. It would definitely be volunteer so that it would be a proper service...although some things would need to be covered - like hosting and someone to set up the site and databases, plus the security features to keep it safe, secure and transparent in use.
Thanks for your idea...it's great. I wish I could act on it. But I don't think I'd be able to pull off a raffle in the time limit. I'll have to think it over.
I'm trying hard to help out a friend so they won't be homeless for the Holiday. But every place I've looked they want to charge for fundraising. I want to have all the funds raised go directly to my friend, not to some fees.
I really need some help though as I'm only one person and I can't cover the whole net. But if a lot of people can donate just a little it could build into a lot.
I need ideas, I need help to got people to that link so that they can help if they can. If anyone can help by posting it on other sites I would be very grateful for the assistance.
If you know any place that could help, they have called all over and been turned down. Either there is no money or they are not qualified. Sometimes they are disqualified for the most idiotic reasons. Like not owing enough, or not having utilities disconnected or not being homeless. I thought that prevention was the idea...not trying to fix things after it's broken.
Please go to my homepage http://www.viviti.me/starrweaver/donation.html and help if you can or send others there that you think could help.
I need a miracle, if you can help me I thank you. I would be very happy if they could have a wonderful gift like this for the Holidays. I really don't want them to end up homeless after Christmas.
Stay safe and warm this holidays season and into the New Year.
Public messages are where you can voice your problems, needs or rants. It's where others in the community can get to know you and find out more about you. Also try to personalize you home page and be open about yourself without giving out too much information. Privacy is best to keep you safe. That's why one of the rules on this site is not to post personal information on the public areas.
That is where the one to one posts come in. If someone contacts you then you can reply with some information, but feel them out first, remember to think of your safety first. Once you are more comfortable you can move forward with things. But always remember to respect others privacy.
There are some posters that are sending one to one messages to people and asking them to help them directly BEFORE being contacted. This is sorta like spamming - contacting a stranger without their permission. That could start trouble if people start to complain about it.
Never randomly contact someone privately to demand, beg or aggressively ask for help - it's not right.
Others on here are in bad situations, respect their privacy and don't one to one unless someone contacts you to ask about your situation. If you post in the public areas, if someone can offer help or information they will privately or publicly message you. But don't spam others in the community, we've lost some members here due to these kinds of actions. They just don't come around as much...because they feel violated or disrespected.
If someone rudely demands my help, I will block them. I'm not in the best situation myself. But for someone that's a friend, I will do whatever I can to help - or I'll find where they may get help.
Brightest blessings to all and respect one another - Happy Holidays!
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I've been trying to come up with some ideas or ways that I can make some money. Not for myself, but for a good friend.
She's already in a chapt 13 bankruptcy, but it isn't enough to save her house unless she can catch up on the back payments.
Losing jobs hit both her and her husband hard, he even went out of state to find work. Even though he was successful, the income is less than what he used to make. Meanwhile, my friend has been searching, applying and unfortunately, not getting hired. She's had to resort to babysitting just to get some extra funds.
Like every year I'm donating a bunch of things to local families and to the Salvation Army. But I need to find a way to raise some money for my friend and her family so they will be able to have a better Holiday.
I've already gathered things to give them for Christmas, things for her young son and the two of them. My kids and I helped them to keep their water on by using our salvage/scrapping money. My cousin even added a bit to the total to make sure that they could cover it all.
My friend drives me & my kids to the store, the doctor & where ever I need to go. So I try to do all I can to help her out too. Be it food, clothing or help with a bill.
She's called all over looking for help. She has tried to get assistance & everywhere she's gone, the funds are low or nothing is left. Her husband is gone most of the time driving and his job shuts down for the holidays. So from about Dec 20th till the 10th of Jan. he won't get any money or work.
My cousin is offing to help him get with a better company that won't cheat him out of his money & will give him a chance to earn a living for his family.
I'm thinking of setting up a donation page on my website. Plus I'm going to be putting some things up for sale on eBay Classifieds. I've a lot of things that have been sitting in my storage room & I could use the extra space too! (Edit: I'm setting up page now.)
If anyone wants to help, every dollar I collect is going to her to help save her home. It's $5,000 I've got to get up by the end of Dec. I just hope that I can get it done. Her family has no place to go & I don't have room for them here. If nothing else, at least it could help them to move if I can't get up the whole amount.
A Blessed Holiday to everyone...
I've very positive with my new (used) stove/oven and I'm going to be cooking up a storm for the Holidays.
I hope that everyone will be as happy and thankful as I am for all my family and friends.
For all the support, laughter, frustration and tears that I've been privileged to share with you all here...a great big hug is yours from me.
Thank you for being there and taking the chance on reaching out to others. It takes courage to take a step outside your comfort zone, but it can be well worth it in the friendship and companionship that is found.
Warmest wishes, brightest blessings to all this Holiday Season. Take care and stay safe.
But if you want to make something for him to discover when he's older. You can make a Memory box.
Take lots of pictures of you and him together, take a picture with Santa, if you can find a good one & one that won't charge you. Take him to the mall/shopping center that has decorations. Take pictures with him there. If you have a Christmas tree with lights, little ones are often mesmerized by them. lol It's a great way to get some cute pictures of them.
Then if you want, go to the Dollar Store, the Salvation Army or even Goodwill and get some cheap, colorful wrapping paper, small bag of stick on bows and masking tape. Pick up some soft cuddle toys, some booties and maybe see if you can find a band with jingle bells on it. (My son loved hearing the sleigh bells on my door. I was lucky and got a blow up plastic ball and put some small bells inside that tinkled and he would roll that ball all over.)
Then make some cookies, take lots of pictures, let him have a lick of the spoon. I make chocolate chips, gingerbread and sugar cookies for the Holidays. Play some Christmas music, the softer and happy kind. I found my kids weren't too crazy about the orchestra and louder songs.
But most of all make sure that you have all sorts of pictures, save a lock of hair in wax paper & plastic. Have a baby spoon, his booties & infant cap, receiving blanket, rattle and all the items from his first year carefully wrapped or inside a Ziploc bag. Have audio too...there are a few ways to do that. You may need to ask someone for help. But a CD or DVD with short movies, audio tracks and such could be made. My cousin does them for friends and people that want a better way to save wedding videos. You could record a lullaby or two and maybe a special goodnight prayer or a special birthday message from you. If you say "Your another year older today..." instead of a set year, it would be for any year. That way it won't matter what year he gets the memory box.
Include letters to him, telling about what's going on and how you feel. Be honest with your feelings, about your hopes & dreams.
Wear a favorite scent that your son will remember some day, it could be something that you wear for the Holidays or your all year round scent. Put a small bit on a cotton hanky and place in a Ziploc bag to put into the box.
Now for Christmas, use that colorful paper to wrap up some things, no matter what it is, put it into a box. Clothes - in a box. Some blocks - if not in a box, put into a box. Because kids seem to love boxes - my daughter played more with the box her ride & rock pony came in than with it on Christmas. lol The bows are a fun touch. Plus a few pictures with bows stuck on his shirt, head are cute.
It isn't about the "things" you have or don't have. It's about the most important thing that you do have - love.
Capture it for the memory box, enjoy each squeal and tear, but most of all, be together. That will be the best Christmas gift of all.
I hope you all the very best, warmest wishes & brightest blessings this Holiday Season.