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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Go Green for MCS Awareness Month

Go green for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Month
by Suzanne Olson
May 14, 2:39 PM

Green ribbons signify Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and May is Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Month. But you probably won't be seeing many green ribbons around.Like AIDS, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or Environmental Illness is one condition people just don't want to think about.Okay, we all know someone who reacts to a particular face cream or detergent.And there's perfume sensitivity. A lot of people can't be around perfume, and that's no big deal.But, what if our planet was so polluted that some people couldn't tolerate chemicals at all? These people would react to perfume, detergent, dryer sheets, paint, pesticides, carpet, glues, makeup, deodorant, and pretty much everything sold in stores.They would be so sensitive to such a long list of chemicals, they would have stay away from people just to survive.What if prevention and the cure for this condition, was the same: Everyone had to stop shopping. Not altogether; people could still buy natural, chemical-free products, but basically 90% of the products on the market would be in the "not recommended for your health" category.Just like any polluter, industry would say Multiple Chemical Sensitivity doesn't exist. Companies would say their products are safe. Insurers would say MCS must be psychological.Lawmakers would stick their heads in the sand, except to avert the occasional political disaster. They might hold a meeting about toxic trailers or lead in toys. And people would continue to get ill from bad products. The truth is Multiple Chemical Sensitivity does exist and is already a problem at crisis proportions. The Social Security Administration knows it. The schools know it. Employers know it.So, buy a little piece of green ribbon and wear it. And, even more important, go green. Go green for your kids. Go green for your friends. Go green for your relatives. Go green for your employees. Go green because you are sick of getting sick, and you want to live a long and healthy life. Go green, for people with MCS.

Isaiah 40:31

Thursday, May 14, 2009

More Zoo Fun!

Zoos! Educational Family Fun!!

Life was never boring in our home!

Mags Graphics "Animal Crackers" kit (previously named "Zoo Spirit")

Hope you enjoy these layouts as much as I enjoyed making them.

Isaiah 40:31

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Zoo Spirit!

credits: "Animal Crackers" KIT

Boy, was it fun doing this 2-page layout -- Mags revised her "Zoo Spirit" kit, new name is "Animal Crackers", in her store now!
Our boys were always a lively bunch & each had their own personality... sometimes our home was a zoo -- the monkey always teasing & pushing everyone's buttons (guess who that was!), the giraffe watching out for everyone - keeping the peace, the lion ready to roar at a moments notice (but really just a kitty at heart).
Hope you enjoy the memories these layouts trigger of your own family times!

Isaiah 40:31

Celebrating Life & Marriage

70's Wedding
Celebrating 30 years!
credits:ADSD Choco-Cherry Collab
MagsGraphics -paper, ribbon-
Dawn-Desert Bloom Designs -ribbon laces-
Manda-Disater In Designs -swirly heart paper (pp10)-
Marie-Emcee Scraps -heart cherry bow-
KikkinKreations -alphabet-
Jessie-Stormy Scraps -swirl-
and Silvia Romeo -paper-NYrsDreams-

I finished this 2-page layout just a few days before the Microwave "event" took place. Now, 3 months later, I'm finally getting around to uploading it to my blog and giving you a brief update.
My health is slowly improving -- it's been a very long haul, but things are getting better! I resorted to Alternative Medicine, because the traditional had failed me during the horrific experience this February (see older posts). Nutrient Therapy & Homeopathic Remedies are working very well in helping me become more functional. I've been able to get out & about the last couple of weeks (beautiful spring weather for visiting state & national parks... bird migration very timely!). Anna Salante (see and for her story) has been instrumental in my improvement, along with friends from the yahoo support group LAForum, Parthy (NTP in Eagan MN) and many family & friends' prayers!!
I have another 2-page layout that I just did today! It was tons of fun and brought back SO many great memories. I'll post them asap. Our youngest son & his wife were just here visiting last week -- had an awesome time with them... memories triggered during their visit helped me with these layouts :-)

Isaiah 40:31
"When you choose to use fragrances, chemicals, or pesticides,
You are not simply making a choice for yourself,
You are making a choice for everyone around you."
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