Friday, January 15, 2010

all over the place

oh goodness, my thoughts are all over the place today.

The images from Haiti are so very heartbreaking. I watch in increments and feel so bad when I have to turn away.

And in the midst of all of our heartbreak and desperation and grief over the situation there are words of hate peddlers like Pat Roberts and Rush Limbaugh. So unbelievably ugly and vile, I can't even begin to process it.

Let us make our care visible and heard and drown out their shrill voices and mean spirits.

Alicia, of Posie Gets Cozy, has provided a link to a wonderful list of crafters compiled by Susan Beal of West Coast Crafty, that are donating portions of their sales for earthquake relief in Haiti, etc.

link on Posie Gets Cozy
list of Craftivism for Haiti on West Coast Crafty

The amazing artist, Rebecca Sower, is posting wonderful stories of the people of Haiti that she has come to know and love and cherish as family.
Rebecca Sower

a very poor segue but from the weighty to the fun ...

Elizabeth, at Creative Breathing is having a gnome party and giveaway of one of her darling peg dolls (with adorable sidekick bunny!).

Kate, of The Garden Bell, will be celebrating her 100th post shortly with a giveaway.

oh and some good news from me at long last ... I ran all of my errands Wednesday by myself and did some housecleaning. Yippie! And yesterday, Thursday, I finally got my hair done! I had canceled three or four appointments and couldn't recognize that gray haired old lady staring back at me (in shock and disbelief and denial) in the mirror! Hurray Hurrah! No more stripes. ;) Hopefully the weekend will bring a trip to the movie theater and catching up on all of the good movies we've missed.

oh! and I love that Valentines and heart shapes are popping up everywhere ...

Wishing you a warm and cozy, heart filled kind of weekend! :)


  1. Hi Sally,
    I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better again! I recently had a loooong overdue hair appointment too - it makes such a difference in how you feel afterwards, doesn't it? And I am on the same page as you regarding Haiti... going to check out some of your links now...


  2. The situation in Haiti is just heartbreaking. We are going to donate to the Red Cross - but you know, you always feel like should do so much more. As for Pat Robertson and his ilk, it is such un-Christian-like behavior, I am livid. My blood pressure goes to very unsafe levels when I read things like that!!! ARRRGH!!!! :) On a happier note, I am so glad you are feeling better, and you got your hair done! YAY!! xoxoxo Pam

  3. Hi Stephanie!
    Thank you, it's so nice to be getting something done after weeks of doing nothing! And my gosh, getting out of the house felt so weird and of course wonderful.
    I'm so glad you left a comment - I realize I forgot to thank you for my darling Valentines ornaments - I love them!
    So glad to know I'm not alone in my thoughts too - I always feel like the eternal weirdo. ;)
    Happy weekend to you!

  4. Hi Pam!
    I'm thinking about the Red Cross too and Doctors Without Borders. I know what you mean, we have so much and there must be so much more we can do.
    Isn't it infuriating that there are people given air time, that are just blowhards and haters and do nothing to aid in an emergency situation?! They just suck the air out of the room - why are they given a platform?! BLECH!
    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! Makes me so angry.
    & Thank you, it's nice to return to the land of the living! :)
    Happy happy weekend!