Things Aren’t Always As They Seem

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Fabric that I LOVE

I saw this fabric a bit ago and loved it. I need something to put on my table and I knew I wanted this!! My sweet friend Beth helped me find this, which I am going to make. Until I found this, what to do. This is the trouble when you love your fabric. You want to make sure that what you make you also love or you have to cry over the fabric you loved and lost. So any ideas out there about which one would be best. This will also be my first time to quilt with my machine. Oh my, I am so nervous. I am going to take a trip into the quilting store to beg the ladies to give me some tips. I can't wait until it is done and I can show everyone the beauty that my fabric became!!

Looking for ?

Have you ever set out to find something but not known what it is? This is my current problem. I feel the need for something new for my home. The trouble is that I don't know what that is. I walk through all kinds of places looking for that thing that will jump out and grab my heart. I once met someone that had a new house. In this new house there was minimal furniture. She was asked about when they would be getting their furniture. She said that she loved this new house and would not bring anything into it that she also did not love. I loved that. Oh so much loving going around. It made me think that it was such a good way to live. I know the whole thing of not getting anything that you can live without. Which I think is true and also applies. If you don't love it you don't need it. So back to my trouble. I am on the pursuit of that thing that I love that I haven't met yet. My poor husband has to put up with my craziness. Poor thing, I think he will understand one day. So for now I am going from consignment to consignment and hopefully to the antique store soon. Any ideas for me out there? Where do you find things that you love with out knowing what that thing is? You just wait I know that it is out there I just have to find it and when I do you will love it too. I am sure of it!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

On a Serious Note

So today I was watching a lifetime movie. Yes there you go I admitted it. I watch lifetime movies. How can you not I mean they suck you right in. Back to the point. This particular show was about HIV and AIDS. So you see there was a reason a got sucked into this show. In my life before marriage and children I worked in an AIDS clinic. We did out reach and education as well as counseling and testing. It was a wonderful time in my  life. It was very educational and a life changing time. I wanted to take this time to remind everyone that this is not something that doesn't effect everyone.  I think sometimes we get in our own world and forget that one single decision can change your life and the life of those that love you forever. I think that every single person should be tested. In Utah you don't have to have a test to get a marriage license, some states you do. I think this is an illustration of how people think here. People think that every person only has one partner their whole life, well, yes that would be great if that was true. Truth is that even in highly religious states people are still doing things behind closed doors that you might be surprised at. I want to encourage everyone that is out there to go and get a test. It might be an uncomfortable thing for you to ask your doctor about. That doesn't mean that it isn't something that you should do. No matter what you think and what you think that people will think of you go get tested. If every person would go get tested so many people that needed treatment could get it and so many people that are infected would know and not infect other people. You might think that you don't need to because you know you aren't infected, well maybe you are right but we need to start somewhere. So there is my rant about this topic that I am still passionate about years later. Remind those you love that every person can be affected. Remind them to be careful and to make good decisions, informed decisions. Talk to your kids, they are doings things or their friends are doing things well before you think that they are.  I wondered about posting something like this and what people would infer from such a post. Then I thought that it reminded me about the basis of this whole idea, the stigma still surrounding this horrible situation. I hope that someone out there will read this and learn something and remember to be safe. If you really love your family and friends this will be a topic you talk about not something you hide from. Love them enough to have the courage to discuss uncomfortable things.  You now know that I love all you enough to make us both a tad uncomfortable.