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Fri Feb 13, 2015, 11:01 AM

My big Valentine's Day shout out.

Yes, it's a day early, but tomorrow looks to be really busy. First, a thank you to those who have given me 'hearts' on here, along with all of those who have responded graciously or with thought to my more considered posts. I still post too many 'off the cuff' or sarcastic comments for my own liking, but even though I've learned the joys of putting a few people on 'Ignore', most folks have at least been willing to invest some of their most precious resource - time - in actually thinking when responding, whether they have agreed with me or not on any give issue or politician.

So I hope you all are all able to take some time tomorrow to invest a little more of your time with those who make you want to be better people, those about whom you worry, those for whom you care. And if you can't be physically with those you love and care about, that you at least spend time thinking happy thoughts about them, whether you're simply separated by distance and time, or if they've moved on from this life.

I'm going to try and spend at least part of the day working on a crafting project for a couple of friends (Aji and Wings) who are having probably the toughest year of their lives, simply trying to survive down in a red state, living rough while still trying to bring more beauty into the world. (there are galleries of his jewelry creations and photographs at that site, and I've also pinned some of the recent highlighted items created by Wings and other artists.)

I'd love to spread a few hearts around this place myself, but I hope you can forgive me for instead using that money to try and help them try to keep food on the able, and at least occasionally get the medicines they need. The holiday season didn't go well, so if anyone needs presents for friends or family, you can do good by some good people having a really tough time by maybe buying something from them, or even just sharing links to their jewelry store site on your own social networks, or recommending them as a place to shop to friends and family.

So again, thanks for the welcome I've found on this site, and a seriously big thanks in advance to anyone who decides to help out my friends earn their livelihood.

Yours,

Erich S Bloodaxe, BSN

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Reply My big Valentine's Day shout out. (Original post)
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Feb 2015 OP
Tuesday Afternoon Feb 2015 #1
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Feb 2015 #2
seveneyes Feb 2015 #3
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Feb 2015 #5
seveneyes Feb 2015 #6
lovemydog Feb 2015 #4
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Feb 2015 #7
KMOD Feb 2015 #8
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Feb 2015 #9

Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Original post)

Fri Feb 13, 2015, 02:15 PM

1. omg. GORGEOUS STUFF ... Please xpost to GD for more exposure. that turqouise heart necklace

is THE perfect valentine gift !!! K&R

already sold but, there is MUCH MORE and it is beautifully crafted ...

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 13, 2015, 03:29 PM

2. Am I allowed to? I thought, reading the various forum/group intros, that this was the appropriate

place for posts that weren't news, politics, etc?

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Original post)

Fri Feb 13, 2015, 05:51 PM

3. From our Moon with Love

 

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Response to seveneyes (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 13, 2015, 08:13 PM

5. Thanks :)

I always like to check out music I haven't heard before.

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 13, 2015, 08:15 PM

6. :-)

 

Musics are the thread that binds us.

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Original post)

Fri Feb 13, 2015, 06:49 PM

4. Beautiful turquoise & other jewelry.

Check it out in the links above folks. In the original post on this thread!

Thanks Erich Bloodaxe BSN. Hope you enjoy a good weekend.

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 13, 2015, 08:15 PM

7. I know, Wings makes some really beautiful stuff. They just don't have a wide enough audience.

(And I think someone suggested Etsy in the past, and I asked Aji about it, but there was some reason they didn't use it.)

May your weekend be happy

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Original post)

Sat Feb 14, 2015, 12:39 AM

8. This really is a lovely thread, Erich.

 

It got me thinking about what I would like to do tomorrow.

I think I would first like to check on my elderly and disabled neighbors to see if they need any chores, or errands done.

I would also like to collect books, games, dvds, etc. and donate them to the children's ward of the local hospital.

And even though I ask my husband every year not to buy me roses, he always does. (I think it's more for him than me.) So I'd like, with his consent, to hand out those flowers to the lovely ladies at the assisted living center down the road.

Then I want to make phone calls to friends and family, to chat, and to tell them that I love them.

If I can accomplish all of these plans, I'll call it a successful day.

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Response to KMOD (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 14, 2015, 10:51 AM

9. Woah, now I've got to up my game today too.

I can match some of what you're doing - my elderly neighbours on one side are my parents, so that's a double win

And now that you mention it, I do have some DVD's that can get donated, although I think to the senior center, since I think there's too much violence or bad language in many of them for kids.

Thanks for getting me thinking about what else I can do today

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