Friday, February 23, 2007

(add your own face!)

Thank goodness for Mr. Miles and his terrific ideas. See, he's such a good provider, he provides for you too, even after a 12 hour day of work when my brain is non-functioning. He has the bestest ideas. So, enjoy the T...

You also asked when I will make a Boy Paper Doll... I will get right on that! I would love your suggestions of if there are any 'extras' you think I should make with him!

Before I go one step further... I have to share something amazing, wonderful, powerful and postive... something with YOU had influence in - all you who stood against Telus, the phone company providing porn on it's cell phones. I had asked you to be vocal - and it seems many more people were too, and though not one of us on our own made a difference, obviously when you put everyone together we created enough oppostition as to have Telus change their minds.

"But after receiving several hundred customer complaints -- most of them from Western Canada -- and a number of service cancellations, Telus has decided to discontinue the service, Johannsson said. There will be no formal announcement of the decision."

Way to go Folks! The funny thing is, we never read the paper, but we happened to pick one up during our lunch out yesterday, and found the article about it. If you would like to read about it you can find the article here:

I believe that it's not only the fight for good against evil... its the example we set to our upcoming Children or our fellow human being... that's at stake here. If we fight - when it seems impossible - it sends a clear example of what they should hold of value too. I know sometimes the task seems daunting - in fact impossible at times... but then our God is a God of miricles and we need to trust in this when we can't seem to see how some mountains will be conquered. Trusting in God, I honestly cannot buy into the sentiment that we can't change some things... thas just the way it is... the way this world is. Sometimes its not the winning, but the fact we are fighting which is important:


"I press on toward the goal to win the prize
for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus"


Be strong!
We are not here to play, to dream, to drift;
We have hard work to do, and loads to lift.
Shun not the struggle; face it.
'Tis God's gift.

Be strong!
Say not the days are evil - Who's to blame?
And fold the hands and acquiesce - O shame!
Stand up, speak out, and bravely,
In God's name.

Be strong!
It matters not how deep entrenched the wrong,
How hard the battle goes, the day how long,
Faint not, fight on!
Tomorrow comes the song.

- Maltbie D. Babcock

Yesterday was a BIG day. Yesterday was going to the NEW HOUSE day... and we got to move some boxes of books in... and I got to clean and take pictures and just breath happy air there...

Miles dropped me off early so that he could carry the boxes downstairs for me and to see how everything is coming. We spent a few moments planning it all out ... our office/computer room 'specially. He hopes to be able to set his music studio and printing area up in one end that will be 'out of bounds' and away from the rest of the world... he really needs this as he's been working far, far too much lately. He's so talented as a musician and yet he never gets to allow his creativity to come to fruition.

Bonnie and I spent the morning wiping the wood and walls down in the basement while her husband Roman fixed some 'squeaks' in the floors upstairs before the new carpet gets laid down.

The carpet and flooring will come in a few weeks.
Bonnie and I always have a great chat and we have been going out for lunch afterwards - yesterday was Dim-Sum .... mmmm

CLICK ON THIS PICTURE TO SEE THE SLIDESHOW of some of the HUGE changes Roman and Bonnie have wrought with their hard, hard work:


Lately, on our local tv station, there has been a funny little commercial on... it does not specify what exactly it's promoting either. It involves an executive looking fella and he seems to be talking about searching for someone to promote a product or service. His minions keep suggesting various things while the executive keeps golfing... and he continues to reject their ideas... and then he says ... I'm looking for a RANDOM CELEBRITY GUY... and the camera pans over to two shapely women's heads and then a man slides his head out from behind them, gives a big model-cheeser grin and says "Did you say... RANDOM CELEBRITY GUY?" and a tooth in his mouth gives a big glint...

So... when I was helping one of Miles students learn the ins and outs of ArtRage (digital painting) yesterday afternoon, I vamped Miles (not a great likeness for sure... hehe) into the Random Celebrity Guy. I will keep you posted as to what RCG turns out to be... though personally I think its going to be some tv sitcom...

We taught the 4th installment of Picasa last night for the Digital Photography course at the Learning Center. Everyone seems to truly enjoy learning it all - in fact I am certain some of it is totally overwhelming. Last night was all about sending pictures via Email in Picasa and also making slideshows.

Today, I was going to assist Miles with his Art Students (elementary) but he's given me the morning off - good thing as the house looks like a disaster. We plan to go visit our friends Roger and Marie this afternoon, so you might be seeing more Alpaca's tomorrow...

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  1. Wow HE really out done himself!
    I love it and thank you so very much!!!

  2. This is such a cool idea:) Thank you Miles for coming to the rescue.:)
    I love the slide show of what you have been doing on your new house.Amazing what a coat of paint can do.hehe.:)I know there is a lot more than painting being done.:)It's coming along nicely:)
    Thank you Barb for stopping by to say hi and leaving me such a sweet comment.I really love your visits.:)
    Have a fantastic rest of the day!

  3. Barb;
    I really enjoyed your blog today. I had heard the news about Telus but not the details. I never ended up contacting Telus but I did send it to every contact I could think of, your plea to try & stop them. I am so happy to see that we still can make a difference collectively & in other areas that need our attention too!
    I wanted to pass this info on that I got from Scrapgirls today. I couldn't see a place to email you
    so I'll pass on the site they mentioned about interactive music for kids.
    "Introduce your children to orchestral sounds via the internet. The San Francisco Symphony hosts an interactive website where visitors can learn about the instruments and sounds of the orchestra and create their own music in the Music Lab. Check it out here: "

  4. Thank you for the freebie...Also good luck with your move...


  5. Hi Barb, thanks so much for the lovely freebie, was thinking it might make a great Avatar! Please also thank your hubby, your so so lucky to have a hubby who is interested in scrapping. Your slideshow of your new house looks great, you must be exhausted-how do you find the time for everything?

  6. love the new look in the new home...thanks for sharing with the t-shirt...yes it it awesoem to see telus drop the porn ...I am glad I did phone them..thanks sis

  7. Me again..just wanted to say ...miss you today:)


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