Wednesday, August 23, 2017

What a month!

Ah, I've been silent again, but for good reason. 

I had a whole post on what my dogs put me through (they are all fine now but seriously dogs...), my health, and Charlottesville. While I was writing it out I realized I really didn't want to talk about all of that. Since Charlottesville I've been angry and tired and let me just say it... racism is bad. How do some people not get that? Even though I was not surprised that violence has happened but what did surprise me is that it has become personal in a way I didn't expect. I won't reveal the specifics but I will state that I have no problems standing with my convictions but it did make me angry. I only wanted to state that since I KNOW I'm not the only one going through it and I want anyone out there to know they are not alone. So many more people are speaking out against racism. Racism has always been there, it will be there after this section in history but we can do what we can to lessen it's impact for future generations. I have no problem believing it will happen because so many people are saying no. It is good to see and hold onto that. 

Now I'm switching gears (but know you just got a virtual hug from me)...

I just became a affiliate for Craftsy. 

Paper Crafts Supplies

I have used this site for quite a while. I often buy patterns or videos from this site when they are on sale. I can now let you know so if you are interested you can get in on the sales. Yep, I'm trying to do more crafting. I'm also previewing a lot of videos for them so hopefully I'll get to share those as well for you. I've been a bit behind where I want to be due to personal issues but hopefully will get to writing those things down.

I am also getting more involved in dog nutrition and training. I have to write some reviews on this and will hopefully have them soon.

It will be a bit before I'm back into full swing, but thanks for sticking around! I hope I end up having something here you will enjoy.

Hope your day gets better (even if it is great, I want it to get even better!) since I think we all deserve it right now.

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  1. *waves* Days can always get better :)

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  2. {{hugs}}. Puppies, you love them even when they drive you crazy. I have a horse that has been putting me through a lot. For the past two years he has been injured more than he has been healthy (not serious injuries, but enough that I can't ride him very much). Then he gets sick. So yeah, I get it. I hope your days get better. Just remember you're not alone either. {{hugs}}

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. Aw thanks!

      I have heard that pets lower your blood pressure. Lies! I tell you! Lies! LOL

      Hope your baby stays healthy!

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  3. I hope everything is well, hang in there and warm wishes!

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  4. Charlottesville was just appalling, but you're right, racism has always been there. We just need more people to stand up and say "no, we're not going to accept it." It's there - but it's the minority.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I disagree about it being in the minority but I do agree that it is still far too few. I'm looking at history where we didn't have a lot of people saying "no" outnumbering the ones who hate until now... this early in the chaos. The counter protestors outnumbered the haters every time. It will grow... and I also believe this is a time where we have the opportunity to grow as a nation and I'm hoping we take it. ((HUGS))

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  5. virtual {hugs} back at ya. We could use more hugs right now.

    I've studied a lot about dog training and pet nutrition so I can't wait to heat your thoughts on the subject.

    For What It's Worth

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    1. I agree... and with lots of book boyfriends... ;) LOL

      Oh I'm willing to talk nutrition and training anytime. I always could learn something new or gain a perspective I lack!

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  6. I've recently gotten into using craftsy and I'm loving it!!!

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  7. Hugs to you, Melissa. I have been a bit absent this month as well, the blog is posting but I am not getting comments returned, too much going on. When September comes, things will be better. I am tempted by Craftsy, do they have cross stitch stuff? I am totally addicted to cross stitch again, and in honesty it has been my salvation this past year, it got me through some rough days after losing my mom. I have to be honest, I missed all of the Charlottesville drama as I went out of town and totally unplugged, I am glad I missed it, but sad for what happened.

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  8. I'm glad your dogs are fine now. I know things are a bit complicated... it is sad

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  9. Great post. Thanks for sharing. 

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  10. **hugs** I know what it's like with the fur babies. And yes. I don't understand the actions some people are taking. It baffles my mind.

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    1. Thanks.

      I get that it is fear, but it is also self created fear which I don't get.

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  11. Things will get better. Have a great day.

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  12. Yeah, a lot on our plates these days, but wishing you well and glad you are getting stuff done. :)

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    1. Yea, seems like a lot of us are feeling the crazy! :)

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  13. Well said, and hope all is well. Look forward to your posts going forward. :)

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  14. Hope you'll doing well now Melissa

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    1. I'm doing better than a lot of people in TX right now. :(

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  15. Hugs right back atcha. <3 Hope you and the pups are doing well now.

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  16. puppies are worth your time and love! because they love you back, and they will never be racist.

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  17. Well said and ::hugs:: I will have to check out Craftsy.

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  18. August seems to have been a quiet blogging month on a lot of blogs. Glad you're getting back in the swing now. πŸ™‚

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    1. I think it is the school starting and everything winding up from the summer vacays... my guess. :)

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  19. ((Hugs)) I hope we can continue the discussion in a peacefully manner. I feel like we lost the human touch, compassion, and empathy.

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    1. I really agree that we need compassion and empathy, but I also think we shouldn't tolerate hate as well.

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  20. Sending hugs. Glad you are surviving, and I hope you have some peace at home. I'm starting to withdraw from social media again. It's just too much.

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    1. Aw thanks! What is peace? LOL Totally get the time off from social media. I do that as well.

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  21. sending you lots of hugs Melissa. Summers been tough, this entire year has been tough. I hope we can get through it. sorry to hear about the doggies. Hope all is well <3 I've taken a break as well, been lots going on but hope to see you back around

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    1. Thanks! The pups keep me on my toes! :) Hope you had a good break.

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  22. Charlottesville was nothing short of horrendous. I know to whom I point my finger at for causing this. You are right, racism has been around for a long time and for awhile I thought it was getting better. Nope. And one man ruins everything.

    I have been absent on and off since June 23rd. Three hospitalizations since then. But I think I am on the mend finally-knock wood! Amazing how fast you get behind on emails and visiting blogs. I hope all your issues have cleared up by now!

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    1. Oh no! I do hope that you are on the mend and stay that way! ((HUGS)) Please take care of yourself!!

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  23. Can't agree with you more! And so glad all is good with the pups! *hugs*

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    1. Thanks! The pups are driving me crazy. But that is normal, right? :)

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  24. Missed you around here Melissa! Yay for becoming an affiliate :) And yes the events in Charlottesville made me so angry and I felt so helpless! :(

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  25. I've been silent, too! I am just coming back from a nearly 2 month blogging/reading hiatus. It was the summer - kids home - losing my mind kind of thing - I think. And I have also been quite depressed with the current state of affairs. Happy to reconnect with you, though. xo
    Rebecca @ The Portsmouth Review

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    1. ((HUGS)) Hope you are feeling better. I think a hiatus isn't going to fix losing my mind. ;) I don't think I ever had the thing to begin with... ;) LOL

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  26. I get the Craftsy emails and they do look so fun. I need to get some household projects done so I can play :)

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