Don’t Lose Heart …


“Don’t lose heart
when things fall apart,
it just means they’re
about to be put back together
in a new and better way” ~ Mandy Hale

One can hope! 🙂 We really need a few miracles here.

Trying my best to hold it together. It’s Monday, and the mortgage worries continue…

Your donations are still needed and very much appreciated.


PAY PAL is PREFERRED for a couple of reasons. 1) Funds are transferred in REAL TIME giving us immediate access. 2) My mortgage holders have an pay pal account and I can transfer directly to them from my pay pal account. 3) The donations are easier to keep track of with their statement system.

If you would like to donate via pay-pal, please click here.( you will be directed to our personal website where you will find a button for paypal. ) Click on it to donate any amount )

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Sept 1, 2013 – Fundraising Update!


As of this morning , thanks to a donation from Naomi, we have now raised, $2,210.00 of a $3,000.00 goal.

THE BALANCE : $790.00 will just about get us through this month but will also allow us to focus on other things that could potentially get us back on our own two feet. .

While we still feel that the $3, 000.00 goal was realistic, we underestimated the time it would take to reach it I guess but and with each day that passes, new challenges present themselves …new bills come due etc.

Today’s BIGGEST concern is August’s payment which was due on the 16th of August . We had a grace period, but that has run out.

Other needs remain as well and I’m not yet sure how to handle these.

RIGHT now, the focus is on that initial goal we set early on…however, LIFE continues to nickel and dime us with each day that passes.

SO the truth is we need a few MORE miracles yet. And it is SO VERY important for our stability.

We so appreciate every one who is supporting us ( and continue to support us in this effort)

There are days when I want to throw in the towel, other days I want to crawl under a rock and stay there, but it is my belief in myself, in others and in GOD, that keep me going.

Besides we can’t afford to quit! :/

PLEASE DONATE today if you are able!

Thank you for everything you are doing! I especially want to thank you for your patience and understanding. This has not been easy and we are still reeling from the free fall that brought us here in the first place.

God Bless.

Box? What Box?


“Dont think outside the box
Realize there is no box” ~ Kardinal Reiki Healing

Saw this and absolutely loved the message. 😉

Well it’s Friday and we are inching forward in our fundraising effort with another $13.00 donation via pay pal overnight. Thanks to a good Canadian friend and fellow blogger. 🙂

2/3rds of the way there.

Another $1000.00 dollars ( if raised this month ) would be REALLY REALLY AWESOME!

Please visit our updated needs page to see what we still NEED to accomplish .

SO once again I stress. DONATIONS are STILL NEEDED and GREATLY appreciated!


Thank you ALL for your support and continued SUPPORT!

Have a WONDERFUL weekend!

Thursday : This and That!


Good Morning _

Just wanted to check in. Lots going on both good and ( not so good ) The bad news is I was just advised that my sister-in-law lost her husband yesterday quite unexpectedly. He died in his sleep I guess. And he is only in his late 40s or early 50s. I didn’t know Billy well at all but my heart goes out to his wife Johnnie Sue this morning. I feel so bad for her, because they were very much in love.

His death also serves as a reminder to me to make every day count because you TRULY never know just how much time you have left on this earth.

Otherwise, I have a busy day planned. Lots going on, some of which has me feeling pretty hopeful.

For one, today I find out if I have that job I applied for last week. ( UPDATE ) I didn’t get the job but ironically they told me to keep them in mind and to keep checking back with them … 😦 )

Another thing I am working on is a ‘pay it forward’ web design project for a woman who does feral cat rescue work. She is a Facebook friend who I met a year or so ago. The other day, she did some networking for my cousin who is trying to find homes for kittens. She already has a Facebook community page with some 1600 followers. I was one her first followers. Anyway I saw an opportunity and help her expand the effort. It’s not all selfless though because I love animals, and have done a lot of rescue work in my time too but also I’ve been thinking about diving back into the competitive world of web design as a way to support us so the design work I do for her can be added to my poor, meager portfolio. 🙂 I adore web design but haven’t done too much of it lately.

I will share the link when she is ready to launch the site. Right now, there’s still a lot of tweaking to do.

Counting on ya’ll to pay her a visit and give her a warm welcome to the blogesphere though, k?

Last but not least, there is another thing that has my mind boggled . I don’t want to mention it YET because I am not sure if it for real. But if it is REAL, it could be life-changing and truly a miracle. Enough said on that other than I will be making some phone calls and doing some research on the matter. Sighs. I am not holding my breath but I can’t help but be a wee bit excited! 🙂

OH and YES — our fundraiser — there are 17 days left in August. We have raised $1987.00 to date. We still have $ 1,013.00 to go so DONATIONS ( large and small ) are STILL needed and VERY much appreciated. PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE!!! WE still NEED YOU!


Thanks all for your support and continued support .

Have a wonderful day!

Be Blessed!

Stronger, Smarter, Braver by Comparison


Be strong enough to stand alone,
smart enough to know when you need help
and brave enough to ask for it! ~ Unknown

When I first saw this quote yesterday, it brought me back to a chat I was having with my new neighbor about the time we realized we were in big trouble financially.

While I have always fancied myself a survivor, I didn’t feel very strong on that day. In fact I felt pretty weak and it was on that day that I let the cat out of the bag.

Faye, who was no stranger to personal hardship herself (saw through ) what I so desperately tried to hide and was there with an open heart, broad shoulders and suggestions on how to go about getting the help I needed…

I was like ” NO! NO ! NO! I couldn’t possibly do that!” And I was so adamant about it.

I guess you’d have to know my family background to fully understand my resistance.

Words like dependence and humility were not in my family’s vocabulary. Both a sign of weakness!

Thankfully, Faye is not the preachy type and did not look down on me pitifully.

She simply shrugged , pondered on my response and said.

“Sometimes, you have to ask for help!”

I remember those words every time I feel like surrendering to my situation. I don’t even know if she realized how much she helped me on that day.




Just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for their kind support ( monetary and otherwise ) It is because of our plight, and the creation of this blog that I have ‘met’ some of the richest people on this planet. You guys ( and ladies ) are amazing. God Bless you all!

As far as our fundraising goals we are 13 dollars shy of being 2/3rd of the way to our initial goal. 🙂

Donations ( of any amount ) are STILL NEEDED and GREATLY appreciated!


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