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Word Clay Publishing

April 30th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in encompassed

I’ve put together a book that I self published a few years ago. It was just a coffee table photography book, but I did it all on my own. At the time, there were hardly any online self publishers available, and the service I got wasn’t quite up to par. I’m planning to try to self publish something else later on — perhaps a children’s story, or an autobio one day, or a fictional novel, or maybe even another photography book, or a memoir — and I plan to use a really good Online Publishing site, called Word Clay. They look amazing and easy to use. It can’t be too hard, especially with all the customization options available on the site. Maybe after Bean is born, I can put her site together into book form and give it to her as a present for when she’s older.

Sports Lovers

April 30th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in encompassed

Some people are really into sports. That’s not to say it’s a bad thing, really. Every year, we have Chelsea’s birthday party on a hockey sports night. Sometimes it’s even the semi-finals or the finals or something. Poor girl has to share her party with a bunch of guys yelling at the television. For those of them, they love all types of sports — football, soccer, hockey, you name it. I bet they love taking their free nfl picks at addictsports.com. It’s a great place for all those hardcore sports lovers, like my brothers-in-law.

National Rodeo

April 30th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in encompassed

I got a few clients who are talking about the latest and greatest rodeo finals. It’s a really big deal, apparently. I’ve always want to go to it just to see what it’s like. Maybe this year it’s time for that. I particularly want to see the roping event, as that’s always the most interesting and the least violent to me. The sheer experience of some of these contestants is so awesome to watch, and it’s amusing to see the crowd get into it so much. I’ve seen videos on tv and in movies, and I have to say — it looks very appealing and fun. I can’t imagine what it would be like to actually be there!

They take it seriously too, and you’d know this if you happen to score some National Rodeo Finals tickets. They even use special dirt just for the occasion, to be saved every year for each event. I wish George was still alive with us today. He’d love to go to it with me. I could go on his behalf though. I think my dad may also enjoy it too. I would love to attend this rodeo, just to see what it’s like because I hear so many good things about it.

Business Ideas

March 21st, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in encompassed

You can say that we’re in the works to making our own business. With the birth of Baby Bean coming near and dear to us, we have to think about creative ways to make extra money for our little one. While I love what I do and will continue to do this work, it doesn’t make us a lot of money, so like many other families out there, we’re forced to look at another alternative to making money. Having a business is one of those ways. However, getting started can be really difficult, and I don’t look forward to that process at all. Luckily, with Business Cash Advance from Merit Capital Advance, it can be made a little easier and more efficient. They help small businesses get started, and help entrepreneurs (or wannabes, like ourselves) get what they need to own a business. First comes the ideas, then comes the creation.

Cuff Links

March 21st, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in encompassed

I remember when my parents used to go out when I was a kid. They’d get all dressed up and I’d watch my dad put on his formal coat and tie and stuff. He’d always put on those weird tie links and cuff links. He had a pair of beautiful Silver Cufflinks that I loved so much too. I remember as a little girl, I’d ask him what they were for, and he said nothing much, but that they were just for decoration. Men’s jewelry, so to speak. I thought that was odd, but so fascinating. Remembering this makes me want to go out and get Dave a pair of some really nice cuff links if we ever go out to any place formal. Maybe I’ll get them from Tateossian’s too. They have some pretty elegant ones there!

Drug Rehab Works

March 18th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in encompassed

I work with a lot of clients who are severely into drugs, and trying to quit. It’s not so easy when every single part of your life is devastated because of an addiction that is too hard to shake off on your own. Every single day I see the devastation and the trauma that come with having to deal with drug abuse issues and problems. Everything seems to suffer. What’s even worse, in some of these cases, parents end up losing their kids. It’s not easy dealing with this, and judgment is the last thing they need from other people.

After being a drug abuse therapist and helping people get on with their life and kick their addictions, I realize the importance of Drug Rehab, Drug Rehabs are saviors to this human problem. Without access to various treatment programs, such as this program in Malibu, California, so many people would have lost their lives. Not just their physical lives, but their emotional lives, their families, their support networks, their jobs and careers — everything they’ve worked for and lived for. Thank goodness for places like this. In fact, I’m in the process of sending a kiddo of mine at work to a treatment facility so he can kick his drug habit. It works. I’ve seen it myself, especially when the client wants it badly enough.

Coupons Galore

March 14th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in encompassed

If you’re anything like my mother, you really really enjoy finding coupons you can use. In fact, you’d find coupons for items you don’t even use, and then spend those coupons just for the chance of saving some money. Heh. Ag gogoshopper, coupons are a common thing. Everything from personal health care using EdenFantasys coupons to other types of coupons. Games, toys, clothes, flowers. They have a very wide selection, which gives you the opportunity to save as much money as you want when you’re spending and shopping. Really, why pay the full price when you can easily spend a lot less on the same item? It’s smart shopping!