Monthly Archives: August 2014

Project Cuddle

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IMG_5330I wanted to share this amazing charity called Project Cuddle. Project Cuddle is run by founder Debbe Magnusen and a voluntary Board of Directors. For a brief time I was a board member but due to serious family issues I had to step down, however I hope that when I am able to I would like to re-join the board if they will have me. Project Cuddle is a non-profit charity that helps frightened girls and women in making safe and legal decisions instead of abandoning their unborn babies. It is truly amazing the work Debbe Magnusen does, and she is absolutely devoted to this cause. So far Project Cuddle has saved 759 babies, and has helped these girls/women either keep their babies or help them with the adoption process. Debbe works alongside amazing and devoted volunteers and a wonderful board that supports and helps make decisions for the future well-being of Project Cuddle. Debbe has 100% support of the wonderfully talented and equally handsome John Stamos who is the National Spokesperson. John is very hands on and works with Debbe every step of the way. Project Cuddle has several events each year to raise much-needed funds so innocent babies can be saved.  In February John Stamos hosts,” Dinner by the Bay,” at the Long Beach Hilton Hotel.  They have amazing auction items you can bid on, and there are usually some interesting Celebrities that are at the event from Bob Saget to Lisa Vanderpump and many other amazing people.  I have attended  three times, and it is always a fun party! Right now tickets are available for the annual “Spooktacular,” event held at a private estate, it is a fun Costume party!  Go to www.projectcuddle.org for ticket information.  Debbe is  a maverick and the Author of “Don’t Abandon Your Baby,” and “It’s Never Dull!”  Each book is filled with true adventures of girls that keep their pregnancies a secret, some of which were almost abandoned.  Debbe helped change the course of many girls and unborn babies lives.  Debbe has fostered over 30 drug-exposed babies, while raising two biological children.  (quote from Projectcuddle.org).  “In May 2009, Oprah and John surprised Debbe and Project Cuddle by being featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show.”  Project cuddle was incorporated in 1994 and has a 501(c)(3) non-profit status.  Project Cuddle is always looking for volunteers and donations.  Please check out Project Cuddle’s web site.  They have a list of ways you can help, and a wish list of items needed everyday.  Thank you for taking the time to read about this very worthy charity, Project Cuddle.

Stalkers

Question: Have you ever had a stalker? Someone that searches for every little thing you do or say on Social Media? I’m not talking about a friendly fascination, but a vicious and perverted obsession that is demented and sick. People that wish you ill because their lives are so empty and lifeless that all they can do is try and figure out how to hurt you or to bring you down. Stalkers exhibit familiar patterns of behavior. Stalking often starts as a result of rejection; rejection rage motivates the stalker to seek revenge through a predictable pattern of stalking behavior. The stalker, usually a loner and socially inept, becomes obsessed with their target. The abuse, initially consisting of psychological violence, often escalates and culminates in physical violence. It’s a chilling statistic which reveals that 90% of women who are murdered were stalked by their ex-partner.

If you know of someone like this pray for them, and report it to the proper authorities. Have a computer expert get the IP address. The best thing you can do is ignore and pretend they don’t exist, while you have taken precautions to protect yourself. Have you ever encountered such evil? If so, how did you deal with it? Please share your view on this, I am interested. Others insights on subjects can perhaps help others who are at a loss. Thank you and I wish you a happy and healthy day.

Make a Wish Foundation

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I received a phone call from the Los Angeles Branch of Make a Wish Foundation. They said they wanted a donation in the form of Disney decorated cupcakes for a little boy named Christian. Of course, I would never say no, we happily whipped up the cupcakes that looked like Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck. They were taking Christian to a park to present him with the cupcakes and to tell him that his wish of going to Disney World was coming true. He was thrilled to say the least and I was happy to be part of it.

The Make-A-Wish foundation grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories, on average, every 38 minutes. The foundation believes that a wish experience can be a game changer. This one belief guides them. It inspires them to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids served. Make a wish is always looking for donors, and volunteers, YOU CAN CONTACT THEM AT WISH.ORG.

We must thank God for our children’s good health, I cannot imagine the horror of going through a life threatening illness with your baby. I pray he pulls through!

Motley Crue

First off I need to thank my special friend who was listening when I said I wanted to take my baby to see the Final Tour of Motley Crue!(I promised not to mention his/or/her name.) We are blessed beyond words for knowing you, not just because of our little treat but because of who you are!

If you know me then you know I am a die-hard Motley Crue fan! I have been a fan since the early 80’s, and it brings back fresh, vivid memories of drives to the river with friends getting crazy! I have seen them several times throughout the years, the US Festival brings back wild memories with friends, I can’t believe we survived! I very much enjoy sharing the music I love with my daughter, as I have said in previous blogs, I raised Madison on all genres of music and she knows it all. We were blessed to receive this awesome gift of a concert and dinner, so we drove down to San Diego and had a lovely, unforgettable meal at Lou & Mickey’s. Let me just tell you…OMG…Mardi Gra in your mouth. Everything from the iced tea to the entrée to dessert and coffee were phenomenal. It is the Gas Lamp district across from the Convention center. We ate our meal and enjoyed laughs about life and her plans for the future. Madison and I are extremely close, and thankfully she still likes hanging out with her old mom. After our sumptuous meal we headed to the Sleep Train amphitheater in Chula Vista to start our fun night of great music by the legendary Alice Cooper and of course Motley Crue. “All bad things must come to an end.” Tommy Lee posted a picture of a t-shirt that he hid somewhere in the amphitheater to receive free backstage passes. We looked for the clues but to no avail. It didn’t matter we were sitting fourth row on Nikki Sixx side. The atmosphere made me feel like I was in a time warp, women my age were dressed as we used to in our twenties going to a metal show, short skirts, bolt on boobs sticking out everywhere, big hair etc. It was quite the people watching adventure. Madison got a kick out of it and said, “thank God you don’t dress like that!) Haha, to each their own, no judgement here, rock on girls! The opening act was Alice Cooper and at the age of 66 he can still rock it! Madison said that this was the strangest thing she has ever seen. She enjoyed it and sang along to the songs, well, the ones she knew. The costumes, and dramatics on stage were a feast for your eyes and imagination. I bet you can guess what his final song was, right? Schools out! Every person sang their hearts out to this timeless song. We were all sweating as the night air was still in the high 80’s, luckily by the time the Crue came on it had cooled down just in time to get hot again! There was a half hour intermission so everyone can get beverage refills and take potty breaks. I couldn’t wait for the Crue to come on, and just before they did the song, So long farewell, a famous song from the musical the Sound of Music. When it came on Madison was saying what a strange song to play at a rock concert, but she also said, I bet they are going to come out now. The audience was drunk and restless with anticipation. When I say, “drunk,” I mean it in every sense of the word. The guys came out and jammed like no ones business. We were screaming and singing and clapping our hands in the air. Vince said, “How are you Mother Fuckers?!” The crowd roared! They played all of my favorites, too fast for love, shout of the devil, Kick start my heart! (kick-start is my personal favorite to jog too!) I had seen Motley two years previous at this same venue with Kiss! It was a kick ass concert, and I knew I had to go to the final show! The show was full of fire, smoke and loud booms! We got squirt by water guns from the crew, which was a pleasant surprise as it was hot and sticky out. I didn’t even mind that the drunk next to me kept spilling his beer on my feet or when he crawled over me and fell on my leg. It’s the price you pay when you sit close to the stage! Nikki was incredible as usual, interacting with the audience as he spit water into the crowd, I am glad I wasn’t sitting that close, haha. It was a bitter-sweet show for me because I followed this band since I was a teen, and now it is the end of an era. A very important era, as my friends and I listened to this music at every party, we danced, sang, wore leather and studded jewelry and of course the big hair with tons of Aqua Net. (Shhh don’t tell anyone.) I was a little disappointed because Tommy Lee didn’t have his roller coaster drums going on, and I told Madison how awesome it is to watch him play the drums upside down. He really didn’t say much until the end of the show when the band took their final farewell together. Oh well…When they left the stage I was like…that is it!!! Then a few moments later the band showed up on a grandstand in the center of the amphitheater and sang Home Sweet Home. It was a perfect ending to a fun show that I got to enjoy with the love of my life! I had an opportunity to meet Nikki Sixx a few months back at the Parlour Room in Los Angeles, I did cupcakes for ModelsNMutts and Nikki’s wife Courtney was one of the Models of the month and was the guest speaker. I can honestly say that this couple is pretty awesome! Both are so down to earth and nice, easy to talk to and are both gorgeous. They are very lucky. It would be easy to not like Courtney because she is a flawless beauty with legs as long as my body, but when you meet her she is genuine and sweet. So ladies, be kind, Courtney is one of a kind and great for Nikki. Okay, I put my two cents in about that. Rip Motley Crue, it was a fabulous run and thank you for all the awesome memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Check out Nikkis band Sixxam. They are coming out with a new album! More to come from Nikki! That is my non important two cents, but they are mine nevertheless. Rock On!!!!

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