I can’t understand why these beauties have not just flown off the (virtual) shelves. I listed them in my Etsy store about 2 weeks ago, and while they have been in a few treasuries, and have a fair amount of views and hearts, they seem to just be lost in the crowd. Do people just not have time to make crafts during the holiday season anymore? I hope not! Crafting at Christmas is one of the few things that keeps me sane!

You should see the sewing room. The Christmas projects (and other stuff, too) are just piled around the circumference of the room. I’m NEVER going to get it cleaned out. Never. Ever. I’m also never going to get to the projects that are for me. So, let’s see, I have 4 pairs of jammies to make, a set of spa pillow thingies, a makeup bag (me), a pile of stockings I swear I’m going to list on Etsy, and numerous other things.

towel2.jpg Last night I just made myself sit down in there and start sewing. I did get some dishtowels done. Eight of them to be precise. I’ve also made some progress on one of the sleeves of my new sweater. I’ve only ripped the entire thing out once.

But I’m getting extremely frustrated. I cannot get a good picture of any of this stuff. Oh, sure, I could drag out the light tent and the spotlights, but ugh. I don’t want to! I hate that stuff. And as if getting good lighting weren’t bad enough, I CANNOT. STOP. SHAKING. Every damn picture is blurry.

tacks.jpg I also finished these little tacks ages ago, but they’re so cute I wanted to show them off anyway. Trust me, you don’t want to know how many pictures of them I took before finding a decent one. Let’s just say my camera needs new batteries.

Flu Flack

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I’ve been getting a lot of negative responses to my flu post. According to these readers, I’m pushing people who are on the fence about getting the shot to make the decision not to. Apparently this is a bad thing. They say I am going about trying to convince people not to get a shot the wrong way. They say I am using scare tactics and that I handled it badly. I didn’t write the story to handle anything.

I wrote the post with the sole reason of telling people my story. I never said that anyone shouldn’t get a flu shot. I told my story in the hopes that people who were looking for information on the flu shot would find both sides of the argument. I told my story as a way to face what happened in full. I told my story because it’s interesting.

I want people to THINK about what they are putting into their body before blindly following the sheep to the slaughterhouse. THINK about what’s in that shot. Did you know it has mercury, formaldehyde, and steroids in it? This video is meant to be funny, but it’s also informative. And sad though it may be, his version of the flu shot might actually be more effective than the actual vaccine because it contains the ACTUAL STRAIN that is out there. Did you know that the flu shot given is just antibodies against 3 PREDICTED strains. As if all the chemicals weren’t bad enough, now we’re throwing ESP into the mix.

If propaganda isn’t your style, then maybe this is something to think about. There are years when the flu shot is in short supply, and the people that REALLY should get a shot can’t because Joe Blow down the street got a shot even though he’s not in any of the risk groups. I cited the CDC when I said that the shot is meant for people with a high risk of complications from contracting influenza.

People who should get vaccinated each year are:

  1. People at high risk for complications from the flu, including:
    • Children aged 6 months until their 5th birthday,
    • Pregnant women,
    • People 50 years of age and older, and
    • People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions;
    • People who live in nursing homes and other long term care facilities.
  2. People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu.

Believe it or not, I’m not one of those people who refuses to vaccinate her children. Honestly, for most diseases that have an immunization it’s a really good idea. I mean, do we really want to reintroduce Polio or Diptheria back into the populations. Hell no. But the flu (and chicken pox) rarely kills individuals who are young and healthy to start with.

But you know what? The bottom line is that this is MY website, MY blog, and MY story to tell. And that’s really all the justification and explaination I should need.

“The paper weighs as much as the turkey.”

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