Good morning readers! This will be a little abrupt and shorter than normal today because I've had a great girl-getaway weekend, and the little bit of time I had allotted to work on this post was mostly spent working on the Why Homeschoolers Need Other Homeschoolers post, where I tell what turned me into a sobbing mess the other day.
What was I doing on my getaway weekend you ask?
Friday I met up with some of my high school girlfriends, and maybe it's normal to have friendships last this long (?), but I feel really blessed to still be close with all of them. Mary & I have been good friends since we were toddlers and grew up by each other, our moms are still good friends, too – isn't there something neat about that?! I'm probably just overly sentimental. I became close with the others in middle school and high school, we've all been in each other's weddings, and we were all pom pon girls together too, don't ya know. 🙂
After dinner Friday I drove up to Traverse City to my Aunt and Uncle's home on Traverse Bay to hang with my Mom, Aunts, Sisters and Cousin. We snapped a shot of the ‘older' generation and you can see the gorgeous view from the deck:
Can you guess which one is my Mom? OK, onward to today's links…
- Heather, the Mommypotamus, is having a sale on her e-book! It has a few new and several other updated recipes, you can get it here for 25% off with code SAVE25: DIY Organic Beauty Recipes.
- A reader friend, Joanie, shared a convincing story with me about this cream for the skin cancer on my face so I ordered it. I'll keep you updated. Here's my post in case you missed it: I have basal cell carcinoma but still won't avoid the sun. (Speaking of skin cancer, this post from Ann Marie the other day was especially timely: Best sources of Vitamin D.)
- Check out this beautiful update on a Burzynski cancer patient.
- The whole flu shot controversy is heating up again. My friend Jill is especially up on the topic, and she shared a great comment at the Mandatory Flu Vaccines – Why One Man is Choosing the Mask post the other day and here's part of it: “We live in a university town with a lot of pre-med, nursing, therapy, etc. students and every time I meet another one I want to shout, “Run, run away while you still can if you value your freedom and sanity! You have no idea of the mess that you are walking into. Change majors before you regret it in a few years!” Few industries abuse their workers as badly as the healthcare industry does now. The work demands are increasing every year while reimbursements restrict more and more. It's like the Hebrews in Egypt being forced to make more bricks with less material. And now they are forced into risky, unnecessary, yearly medical interventions if they want to keep their already-insanely stressful jobs. As far as noticing everyone getting sick after their flu shots, there was a recent double blind, placebo controlled study that demonstrated influenza vaccines increase the rate of respiratory illnesses, including H1N1 by a rate of 5.5 times! Here's a link. It's not a coincidence, it really does make people sicker for a long time after the shot is received. I believe this year's vaccine is a new quadrivalent vaccine, fast-tracked like all flu vaccines, which means another massive medical experiment is about to be conducted on hundreds of thousands if not millions of coerced medical workers. Someday people will look back at this time in history and shudder to think of the physical damage and human rights violations that were committed in the name of “good health”. It is scary to think about how far it will have to go and how much damage will be inflicted before enough people “get it” to demand a stop to it.” Well-said, but wow. (Thanks Jill.)
- And thank you, Kalie, for sending this one, I love it! You want to vaccinate my child? First sign this form. “It's been over a year since hundreds of parents have downloaded this form and there are still no reports of any signatures. Many physicians won't even look at the form while they dismiss a parent's anti-vaccination stance as ridiculous.”
- This didn't get many shares on Facebook (?!), but I loooooved it (will you click here to share it now?!):
- Have a great week!