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Archive for March, 2013

Or in this case, putting it on

http://freethegirls.org/

when, I first saw this on CNN, I knew I wanted to help

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human trafficking and sex slavery- evil beyond my comprehension

how can we even begin to make a difference?

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400+ bras donated from our small group girls

will “support” former victims in Africa

allowing them to earn 3 to 5 times the normal wage

in used clothing markets

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this one is for the girls

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from your sisters in Knoxville

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around here

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so here is the horrible laundry room

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and weird wet bar in living room

even burlap can’t disguise this eye sore

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it became the craft, game, anything that didn’t have a home bar

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check out the paneling and drop ceiling- Klassy with a “K”

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demo begins

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and continues

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and with work, and babies, and sickness….the going is slow

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painfully, I can’t live like this slow

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Saint Joe and 400 trips to Home Depot

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in between demo phases, I clean and try to wash a few loads of clothes

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almost wall in living room

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Joey really loves for me to take his picture, looooves it

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“just stand here and hold this crazy heavy bead board over your head”

um, no

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trim out ceiling, ceiling paint, demo the floor, sand the sheetrock, patch, sand again,

install tile, paint walls, install sink, build shelves, built-in desk, and new high-efficiency washer and dryer

almost there…….

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this girl

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this girl has my heart

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this guy too

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she lives with a brother that is a ninja more often than not

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she is an artist, with an  artistic temperament to  the core

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she is loved, so very loved

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have mercy

it sounds like the beginning of a bad joke…….

through the driving rain, in walks parent with a piercing.

granola- no make-up parent, and parent reeking of smoke

welcome to a tiny room with 14 parents, 14 girls, and 4 little brothers

………hades, people,  hades ….just the Girl Scout version of it

granola parent’s young son taught my five-year old several new slang words

for his male annatomy…..there were gasps and giggles

I tried to navigate the packed room, tripping over chairs to grab my kid

glares from the kid offender’s mom…..really lady, such a mouth on such a small child

an hour and a half later it was over

all I can say is sweet Jesus,  have mercy and send me a snow day!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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good day

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the day starts out with lots of this

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and “an epic battle” in the playroom

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followed by breakfast in pink footed pjs

the start to a great day

I have several hours alone, ahhh

I shower and even get to shave both legs

(not that I ever run out of time and only do one, I’m way to on the ball for that)

tonight will be dinner with no kid menu in sight

I admit I have a very low threshold for excitement

but still it promises to be a very good day

 

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