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Monday, November 19, 2007

Holidays???

So who is ready for the holidays? NOT ME! It just seems like yesterday we were eating Turkey and going Christmas shopping. I tell myself every year that I am going to start Christmas shopping early, and every year I find myself doing it at the last second. Holiday's are just crazy around here. Yes, its fun being around family, but stressful at the same time.

So here are some quick notes to help you and I to get through the holidays!

1. Create realistic expectations -- don't try to make this the perfect holiday

2. Learn to say "no" to extra obligations that might stress you out.

3. Take short relaxation breaks to let go of tension.

4. Get involved in a volunteer activity where you help others.

5. Tap into your natural creativity and create a hand-made gift.

My top 5 list comes from: http://www.self-guided.com/articles/holidaystresstips.htm

Until then, Peace Out!

:)

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Okay..I am back! Just been a little busy......So much is going on that I have so much to talk about! LOL

First I will start off with Politics...Don't forget to vote November 2008! Your vote can be the one to pick the next President of The United States!!! I came across a funny website, you should check it out! http://www.indecision2008.com But once your doing browsing the funny site check out John Edwards. I am hoping and praying that he will be the next President.

1. Standing Up For Regular Families
2.Restoring America's Leadership Role In The World
3.Investing In Our Future And Our Communities
4. Require Troops to be Ready....We should prohibit funding for any new troops that do not meet real readiness standards and that have not been properly trained and equipped. American tax dollars should be used to train and equip our troops, not to escalate the war. --John Edwards

My favorite quote: We don't need debate; we don't need non-binding resolutions; we need to end this war. In order to get the Iraqi people to take responsibility for their country, we must show them that we are serious about leaving, and the best way to do that is to actually start leaving." -- John Edwards

There is no military solution to the chaos in Iraq. Instead, the Iraqi people must solve the problem politically by taking responsibility for their country. --John Edwards


You might say why end the WAR? My opinion and my opinion only....Iraq did not fly planes into the Twin Towers, Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction, WHAT DID IRAQ do to us? Al Quaida did all of that! I really don't see the reasoning behind the WAR? What good is it doing? If anything we need to be in WAR with IRAN! IRAN is the one supplying funds to IRAQ and Al Quaida. As John Edward says we need to be friends with everyone....We are the riches nation on this EARTH and we have turned our back on everyone.


If you would like to read more please visit www.johnedwards.com

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Okay....enough of Politics.....

What in the world are we going to do about those writers in Hollywood? If you don't know the writers of very popular shows are on strike! The writers went on strike against major film and television studios on Monday. They are upset that they are not getting money for online, ipods, downloads etc for their shows.

So, don't be surprised if one of your favorite shows are showing reruns. I know that Jay Leno is showing reruns!

I am a huge Desperate Housewifes fan and they will be going to reruns after this Sunday's show!

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And one more thing before signing off....

Get ready for OCTOBER ROAD! I will be posting another blog with that comes on! Just three more weeks! So get READY..................Here is just a little bio that I got off of ABC.com


About the Show
Can you ever really go home again? That's the question that confronts acclaimed novelist Nick Garrett when he returns home after being away for ten years. Once back home on October Road, he quickly discovers that the circle of friends whose teenaged lives he wrote about have since settled into blue collar careers and started families. Nick became a New York literary success by writing about those early years, and he had Hollywood heavyweights lining up for roles. With his editor putting pressure on him for a follow-up, he finds himself at a crossroads... and with serious writer's block. Then comes an offer to teach a one-day course at Dufresne College, the small liberal arts school in his hometown of Knights Ridge, Massachusetts. Hoping to tap back into that which initially inspired him, he decides to head back. Nick has had no contact with his family or the close-knit group of friends he said goodbye to shortly after high school graduation. He burned that connection when he used them as characters in his successful novel and, in the process, cast their lives in a less than flattering light. Consequently, the hometown response to his return is less than festive. Nick's friends include best friend Eddie Latekka, who is disappointed that Nick abandoned their dream of starting a business together; there's also the good-hearted and straightforward Owen Rowan, whose family life appears the picture of perfection; the well-meaning but sometimes obnoxious Ikey; and Physical Phil, a lovable recluse since 9/11 who has adapted to living his life indoors. Before he left town, Nick told his high school girlfriend, Hannah Daniels, that he'd be back in six weeks. Now ten years later, the jilted but never-married Hannah has decided to forget Nick's unfulfilled promise and moved on with her life. She is a single mom raising her nine-year-old son, the bright and charming Sam. Hannah is involved with Ray "Big Cat" Cataldo, the former high school bully whose mission in life has been to bestow misery on the lives of Nick and his friends.Nick makes a new friend when he meets Aubrey, a pretty college student and fledgling writer whose Bohemian style intrigues him. While he sorts things out, he moves into his childhood home with his father, a widower affectionately referred to as The Commander.Nick realizes he has several reasons for staying in Knights Ridge. He wants to apologize to everyone for whatever broken promises he may have made, and to make up for how he portrayed them in his book. He also sees coincidences indicating that Hannah's son, Sam, might be his.Although Nick doesn't regret fulfilling his mother's dying wish of experiencing life outside of Knights Ridge, he finds himself oddly wanting to tie up loose ends at home, but realizes the path ahead of him is a rocky one. In spite of any love bruised or lost between his friends and family, Nick embraces the familiarity of his former life and struggles to be included again among those he let down. "October Road" stars Bryan Greenberg as Nick Garrett, Laura Prepon as Hannah Daniels, Tom Berenger as The Commander, Warren Christie as Ray "Big Cat" Cataldo, Brad William Henke as Owen Rowan, Evan Jones as Ikey, Jay Paulson as Physical Phil, Slade Pearce as Sam Daniels, Geoff Stults as Eddie Latekka and Odette Yustman as Aubrey.

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Until then, PEACE OUT!

Amanda :)