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One man’s trash is another man’s breakfast?

Actual items from a dumpster dive

Actual items from a dumpster dive

*Please note that the picture above is from a Facebook Group.  Names have been covered up to protect identities of those involved.

Please read this disclaimer before you read my post.  I stumbled upon this while scrolling though a group on Facebook.  I am  not here to place judgement on the person who posted the picture, or to those who commented on this.  This post is just to bring awareness and attention because this does happen.  If you do not like my thoughts, or opinion, stop reading here.

In all seriousness, prior to seeing this picture above, I had no idea this existed where I live.  Go ahead call me naive, spoiled, or whatever else you wish.  That, I am not.  I just didn’t realize that was happening so close to where I live.

I feel for the family or individual that dives in a dumpster and shamelessly rummages though someone else’s trash.  Maybe a Mom is trying to put food on her table.  Maybe this is the only way she can provide.  Don’t judge, just listen.  She may be doing all she can to provide her family with what they need.

Maybe a man is looking for a blanket to keep warm with at night.  Maybe he hasn’t eaten in three days.  Maybe he needs a coat for the winter.  Don’t judge, just listen.

A package of cookies unopened, A full can of soda unopened, warm clothes, a working flashlight, a bottle of shampoo or another personal care item, a blanket, and so much more!  Waste to some, useful to others.

In the case of the photo above, although, I am not aware of the situation, I am a assuming this is someone who is doing what they can do to provide for their  family.  Some call this being resourceful, others call it disgusting.  Some see it, nothing worse than rummaging through a free box at a garage sale.  As I mentioned above, I was overcome with emotion when I saw this post.  Hence, the reason, I decided to write this blog post.

As I lay in bed that morning, thinking about what I saw on Facebook.  I felt sick.  Shock and disbelief came over me, and I could feel myself start to tear up.  My psychology and sociology background was swimming it’s way back to my brain, then, empathy.  I remember the first time I saw a “real” homeless person.  He was wrapped in newspaper, on a bench in Washington DC.  I was 17 on a high school choir trip to DC.  I vividly remember his grey hair sticking out from the top of the newspaper, he was using as a blanket.  He appeared to be sleeping, but just as our group walked by he shook his rusty coffee can.  I reached in to my pocket, but my hand froze.  I wasn’t sure what to do.  My 17 years old brain was sending me mixed signals, and my caring heart was suddenly overcome with fear.  I turned my head trying not to make eye contact and walked on with the rest of my group.

I am sure there are more “real” homeless people around, but they are probably good at hiding.  Which brings me back to the dumpster story.  There was huge uproar about being sanitary, trespassing, and more!  Both sides had some excellent points, but I am not taking a side.  I am making a difference.  My eyes are open now, more than they have ever been.  I do not judge, and will not pick a side.

I ask that you will do the same.  Open your eyes to empathy.  Open your heart to understanding.  Don’t freeze with fear the next time you see a “real” homeless person. Be someone who makes a difference.

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Spanx Sale on Zulily Today!

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Hurry over to Zulily where they are having a hugs sale on Spanx

 

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#SaveTheUndies U by Kotex Sleek Crowdtap Sample

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Millions of undies are lost every month due to failed period protection. It’s time to stop the madness! U by Kotex® Sleek® Tampons can help Save the Undies! With a PerfectTouch® grip, and smooth tip, you get amazing protection to make you feel confident no matter what.

 

Want to try a sample, and share with your besties? Sign up now to try U by Kotex® Sleek® Tampons and receive 3 sample packs – 1 for you and 2 for your friends!

 

As part of a Crowdtap Mission, I received this opportunity to share Kotex with friends!

 

I love their products!  They work!  I know this might be TMI, but there is nothing like wasting a good pair of undies! #SaveTheUndies

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Free Pair of Riders Jeans!

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Give your unique link below to friends. When 10 friends like our Facebook page, you’ll get your free pair of Riders® by Lee® jeans!  Good Luck!

 

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Forgetting the Past Unintentionally

 

The sky tonight.  I snapped a picture with my phone.

The sky tonight. I snapped a picture with my phone.

You know that feeling like you forgot something, and you aren’t quite sure what it was.  There I was riding in the car with my family, on the way to my son’s football practice, and I asked my husband what the date was.  He was puzzled, as was I.  I glanced down on my phone and saw, 8/27/2014.   Suddenly it happened…. tonight, something hit me, like a ton of bricks.

It happened, it really happened?  I missed my Dad’s Death Anniversary?  How could I have forgotten the date?    How could I have let this day slip by without even acknowledging it happened.  Why didn’t I remember?  Was I so wrapped up in everything else going on, I could have accidentally missed it.  Did I miss a sign?  Does he know I forgot?  How come no one else remembered.  I swore this would never happen.  It did, and I have mixed emotions.  Sad, and Angry that it passed without me remembering.  I was/am the responsible one.  He trusted me…he counted on me.

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This is me….paying my respects on my little brother’s wedding day, a few years ago.

On the other hand, I felt semi relieved that I did not crawl in a hole on this day.  Not that I usually do, but usually I have a quiet cry, and focus on doing things in his honor on this day.  Maybe I have moved on.  Maybe  I am finally done mourning?  NO!  I don’t want to be done with mourning the loss of a significant figure in my life.  I refuse to wipe out the sadness and bad memories of watching him peacefully take his last breath in that hospital room.  Watching his body quickly turn from a 54 year old to an 80 some year old man.

Life goes on.  I know.  It gets better with time.  Maybe it does.  But, what I do know is Last Saturday, August 23rd, 2o14 was the first time in 6 years, I missed this date.  I was busy with my duties as a Mom and wife, cleaning house, a football game for my son, and running Back to School Errands.  Mom Land, my normalcy.  I went on with my day as planned and didn’t once think about the significance of this day.

No phone call from my Mom, Twin Sister or my Younger Brother on that day, either.  They must have forgotten as well.  In their defense, I am not sure.  I made a promise to my Dad that I would continue to continue to carry on his legacy, and make sure no one would ever forget him.

Last Saturday, I did.  I forgot.  This was a day, that I remember like it was yesterday.  I can tell you what clothes I was wearing.  What the hospital room smelled and looked like, the noise and silence, and everything about that day.  Those little details are what gives me strength.  That moment was the last time I saw my Dad alive.  Full of life, he was not, but he was still with me.

The ironic part of this whole story is, today, 8/27/2008 was his funeral and memorial service.  Still not sure quite to make of this.  I’m shocked and sad that I could have forgotten such a day.

If you care to read more about the full story behind my Dad Death, you can read  about the blog I started when he was in the hospital, if you care too.

For now, back to reality, Mom Land.  My normalcy.

 

 

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PUR Water Learn what’s best and about Arthur Tweedie

Let me tell you about Arthur Tweedie

I am a huge fan of PURified Drinking Water!

Did you know that:

“By removing harmful contaminants, filtered water is better for you and your health. It’s also more affordable and better for the environment than bottled water. PUR filters are helping to make clean, healthy water available to everyone.”

PUR helps by removing contaminants  as well!

If this interests you as much as it does me, check out PUR and Arthur Tweedie!  There are a lot of YouTube Videos as well!

If you are a fan of Purified Water, this is the man for you!  Follow Arthur Tweedie on Twitter  and Like PUR on Facebook

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Disclaimer-I am posting this for Influenster as I would love to try the NEW PUR Ultimate 11 Cup Pitcher with MAXION™!  I am excited to Unlock the PUR Water Badge and enter to win the NEW PUR Ultimate 11 Cup Pitcher with MAXION™ Technology!

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Amazon Bubble Necklace Deal! Beautiful Turquoise Blue!


Bubble Necklace, Gold Tone Necklace, Turquoise Blue Necklace, Statement Necklace(Fn0508-M-Turquoise Blue)  I have this necklace and love it!  Soooo many compliments! My husband purchased HERE for just $11.99!

Here’s me wearing it!  Sorry about the Selfie, but I love the necklace!

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Conair Curl Secret Infiniti Pro Deal!

 


Infiniti Pro by Conair Curl Secret I just ordered one of these today!  I am excited to try this!  I have NEVER been able to curl my hair.  The reviews on this are awesome!  Have you tried the Infiniti Pro by Conair Curl Secret?

I have never been so excited to get a package in the mail!

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Smiley360 Sleep IQ Mission Sleep Number Bed

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Thanks to Smiley360, I am on a Sleep Number Mission!  I visited a local Sleep Number Store today, and an excited to share about  my wonderful experience!  This post is written for a Smiley360 Mission.  All opinions expressed are my own.   No money was received for this blog post.

My mission was to visit the Sleep Number store and try out the Sleep Number® bed with SleepIQ™ technology. The Sleep Number® bed is the only bed that lets you track and optimize your sleep with SleepIQ™ technology.

Upon completing my visit to the store, I went back to  Smiley360 to share about my experience!

For this Mission I received complimentary from SLEEP NUMBER and Smiley360

    • Smiley360 information card to bring with you when you visit the SLEEP NUMBER® store
    • SLEEP NUMBER® SleepIQ™ Smiley360 Sharing Guide
    • SLEEP NUMBER® SleepIQ™ technology catalog explaining more about how this exciting new product could help you sleep better
    • A FREE SLEEP NUMBER® 4” or 5” CoolFit™ Foam Contour Pillow! ($139.99 value

I immediately fell in love with the Sleep Number bed!  Let me start by saying my mattress is super old (Like 11 years)….we  received it as a wedding gift from my in-laws. *GASP I know this is embarrassing to admit I know we should have looked in to replacing this a long time ago!  However, in talking with “Jim” at my local Sleep Number Store, I realized that many people are in the same boat!  Therefore, I was more than excited to try out Sleep Number Thanks to Smiley360 and Sleep Number

My In Store Sleep Number Visit

Walking in to the store I immediately felt a sense of peace.  Keep in my I brought my husband with as well.  The lighting was perfect and the quietness of the store, immediately put me in relaxation mode.  ”Jim” was the “Sleep Expert” that spoke to use about my SLEEP NUMBER and Smiley360 Mission.

Our first step was to get “Sleep Numbers”.  We headed over to the C2 bed as pictured.

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Next, “Jim” explained to us that he was going to do the Sleep Number Test.  The bed was started at 100 the firmest level.  Next, “Jim” dropped it down as low as it goes, and slowly increased the firmness until I said it was too firm.  Turns out my number is 60.  The same test was done to my husband and his number was a 45.  Obviously, we both enjoy different sleeping comfort and support.

“Jim” showed us on a computer the SleepIQ.  He explained that the bed can actually tract and optimize your sleep.  Using Dual Air technology inside the Sleep Number Bed, our average breathing rate, heart rate, and movement will be monitored to track how we are sleeping!  You can view your Sleep IQ store with the remote, web, or an iOS app! Keep track of your daily habits and activity levels to help identify quickly what affects your Sleep IQ score!

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I love this!

In addition, I loved that our personal experience was emailed to us.  The monitor showed the relief of pressure points at as the bed was set to my Sleep Number.

I would love to own a Sleep Number Bed.  I was more than impressed.  I highly recommend everyone to go in and get their Sleep Number today!

Please “Like” SLEEP NUMBER and enter a sweepstakes for chance to WIN a FREE SLEEP NUMBER® bed with SleepIQ™ technology with standard UPS shipping!  Also, Click here to learn more about the SLEEP NUMBER® SleepIQ™ technology.  Click here to find a SLEEP NUMBER® store near you.  Follow @SleepNumber on Twitter for deals, sleep tips and news!

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