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FUN FUN FUN!
This past Saturday I was deemed an Instructor for the YOC art program along with Charles Lonon (a long time friend). I am so excited about this program. It helps low income children to experience the Fine Arts at a low cost!(or free) Really I feel so blessed to be given the opportunity to come in and do my little part. Knowing that I love art, I like kids and want to help them. This is the perfect venue for me. God is blessing us, not with money persay, but with a FULL life! Life with love and giving.
I really want to tell more but right now I have to get to work on a crochet blanket order. I will leave you all with a picture of my grandson. He is now 9 months and has 2 teeth!
(it will be in the next post. I am on my mobile)
So I braided her hair yesterday……took me about an hour to do her whole head.
Youngest playing a game of pool. It was so cute seeing her get a hang of the game! But …yes she beat me at pool.
This is one of the signs displayed at the teen hang out! HAHAHA!
I just wanted to add that this after school/weekend hangout for the teens is a wonderful program! They have 2 big screen televisions to play games on, 4 or 5 pool tables, (I think) 4 air hockey tables, a ‘diner’ area for the kids to buy food for CHEAP!, places to sit and read and relax, a stage with surround speakers for the kids to perform on and outside there is a huge basketball court with an elevated area to sit and watch the game. It is a wonderful program for teens that don’t have a safe place to go after school, or for teens that just want a fun place to hang out at.
On the weekend, they do have a police officer to watch over mostly to make the parents happy to know their kids are safe. But I have to say, yesterday I was really getting some ‘mean mug’ looks from some of the teen girls! They are some mean looking girls! hahah but I just looked at them and smiled! lol (don’t even try it little girl) hahahah
Visiting yesterday made me want to volunteer there as well to help talk to some of these girls to keep them on the right path. It’s a great program. Anyway! It was fun hanging out for a while and I know I’ll go back to help in the future.
I was trying to find info on the new “Women’s Health Program” that is fairly new, I found this article. It is a great idea…since the divorce rate is about 49% now. I think!
Texas passes bill on good-spouse classes
AUSTIN, Texas, May 18 (UPI) -- The Texas House Friday approved a bill doubling marriage fees to $60 unless couples take state-sponsored classes on how to be good spouses.
The bill unanimously passed the Senate last week and cleared the House 84-56, reported the Houston Chronicle.
The bill, which now heads to the governor's desk, specifies that those couples wishing to avoid the fee hike can take an eight-hour class on how to succeed as a spouse.
The state-sanctioned classes teach conflict management, communication skills and keys to a good marriage. The bill does not require couples be taught how to be good parents or how to manage money.
Couples taking the classes will get free marriage licenses, but it is not clear how much the classes will cost, the Chronicle said.
Back to the “Health Program” The services it provides;
- Benefits of the Women’s Health Program include:
- Comprehensive health history.
- Gynecological exam and Pap smear.
- Screening for diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases, high blood pressure, and breast and cervical cancers.
- Assessment of health risk factors, such as smoking, obesity and exercise.
- Counseling and education on birth control methods, including the health benefits of abstinence.
- Birth control, except emergency contraception.
I guess Governor Rick Perry is keeping his promise. Quoted from his web site,
We all know the familiar saying, If you don't take care of yourself, then you can't take care of others.
We know it's true: our health should be our top priority. Yet as women trying to keep up in a high-speed, high-expectation society, we continually put other things before our own well-being - family members, stressful jobs, household chores, other commitments.
Helping women get and stay healthy is a key priority for the Governor's Commission for Women. From breast cancer to heart disease to sedentary lifestyle, the Commission is working to help provide Texas women with the information and tools they need to fight such health predators, stay strong and know when to put themselves first.
It is so true women; we need to take care of ourselves!!! We have to be the only number one in our life, not our man or children or job, or whatever. I think I have a new goal for myself now.
The page was a bit slow to load..and I am using broadband...so I can't imagine
how it is going to be for those with dial up.
I love how easy My.Opera makes it to navigate around your blog and photo albums!
There is no way to get lost in here!
Ok..going to try out new themes now.
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- Yes- I deserve it all.
- No- And I like being bad.
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