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Hi all,

Well I’m sure everyone is in the summer swing of things by now.  I don’t know where the time has gone.  I’ve been busy getting the yard cleaned up and ready for planting.  The flower beds are full and the garden is composted and tilled. Tomorrow I’m off to the nursery again to get some veggies and a few more flowers for my new pots on the patio.  So much work but very enjoyable!!!

I’ve been on the Message  Board a ton but have lagged on my blog, so some other updates.  Today I went in and had a cancerous spot removed from my back;  it was Basal cell so the least serous of skin cancers.  My sun worshiping days are over!!!! Still hunting for a new car.  I think I have it narrowed down to either a Ford Escape or a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

On the 4 legged front, I had a poison scare with one of the dogs.  I had put out d-CON, due to some rodent problems and Trouble (the BT) found the very well hidden block.  Thank goodness I realized it was gone and got him to the vet.  He’s doing great!!!  FYI, if you have an animal that has consumed poison and it’s within a short period of time from consumption … for every 100 lbs give them a tablespoon of Hydrogen peroxide.  It makes them throw up. Then head to the vet.  They will put him on Vitamin K to counteract the poison.

My trip to LA went great!!! We got some stuff done for the website, bought a new computer and shot some content for Shayla.com.  The shoot for Miko Lee productions was amazing. …High budget, beautiful and soooo much fun.  It was so nice to be a part of a movie of this caliber. …Miko Rocks!!! Check out the TRAILER.  I head to LA the end of July for the followup #3. I also shot a couple of scenes with Danny Ocean as a content trade. Unfortunately the lighting wasn’t great, so the quality sucks!! 🙁   We do have some great stuff on Shayla.com so please stop by and check it out!!

Wednesday night I did an interview with Mans Night Out.  Here’s the  YouTube LINK as well.

Chris is amazing and gives a GREAT interview so check it out.

More to come, so stop by again soon!!!

Live Love and Laugh

S

 

 

Memorial Day

“A Veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a  blank check made payable to ‘The United States of America’ for an amount ‘up to and including my life!’ … To ensure others might live in freedom!” — Perry T. Snider, CSM, USA (Ret)

The average age of the military man is 19 years. He is a short haired, tight-muscled kid who, under normal circumstances is considered by society as half man, half boy. Not yet dry behind the ears, not old enough to buy a beer, but old enough to die for his country. He never really cared much for work and he would rather wax his own car than wash his father’s, but he has never collected unemployment either.

He’s a recent High School graduate; he was probably an average student, pursued some form of sport activities, drives a ten year old jalopy, and has a steady girlfriend that either broke up with him when he left, or swears to be waiting when he returns from half a world away. He listens to rock and roll or hip-hop or rap or jazz or swing and a 155mm howitzer.

He is 10 or 15 pounds lighter now than when he was at home because he is working or fighting from before dawn to well after dusk. He has trouble spelling, thus letter writing is a pain for him, but he can field strip a rifle in 30 seconds and reassemble it in less time in the dark. He can recite to you the nomenclature of a machine gun or grenade launcher and use either one effectively if he must. Moreover …

  • He digs foxholes and latrines and can apply first aid like a professional.
  • He can march until he is told to stop, or stop until he is told to march.
  • He obeys orders instantly and without hesitation, but he is not without spirit or individual dignity.
  • He is self-sufficient.
  • He has two sets of fatigues: he washes one and wears the other. He keeps his canteens full and his feet dry.
  • He sometimes forgets to brush his teeth, but never to clean his rifle. He can cook his own meals, mend his own clothes, and fix his own hurts.
  • If you’re thirsty, he’ll share his water with you; if you are hungry, his food. He’ll even split his ammunition with you in the midst of battle when you run low.
  • He has learned to use his hands like weapons and weapons like they were his hands.
  • He can save your life – or take it, because that is his job.
  • He will often do twice the work of a civilian, draw half the pay, and still find ironic humor in it all.
  • He has seen more suffering and death than he should have in his short lifetime.
  • He has wept in public and in private, for friends who have fallen in combat and is unashamed..
  • He feels every note of the National Anthem vibrate through his body while at rigid attention, while tempering the burning desire to ‘square-away’ those around him who haven’t bothered to stand, remove their hat, or even stop talking.
  • In an odd twist, day in and day out, far from home, he defends their right to be disrespectful.
  • Just as did his Father, Grandfather, and Great-grandfather, he is paying the price for our freedom. Beardless or not, he is not a boy.
  • He is the American Fighting Man that has kept this country free for over 200 years.
  • He has asked nothing in return, except our friendship and understanding.
  • Remember him, always, for he has earned our respect and admiration with his blood.

And now we even have women over there in danger, doing their part in this tradition of going to War when our nation calls us to do so.

As you go to bed tonight, remember this thought … ‘Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen.’

When you read this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our ground troops in  Afghanistan , sailors on ships, and airmen in the air, and for those in  Iraq, Afghanistan and all foreign countries.

Of all the gifts you could give a  US Soldier, Sailor, Coastguardsman, Marine, or Airman, prayer is the very best one.

Live Love Laugh … and Think.

Shayla

Well……

Sometimes (not very often) I’m a person of very few words,  especially when it comes to writing.  One of my strengths has always been interacting with people. … Face to face, at conventions – dancing – signings – shoots etc. … I like to see the person I’m communicating with, and to have a physical connection. … No, I’m not just talking sexually. (Although that is very NICE!!)  I like eye contact. I want to see your expressions and feel your energy.   Okay, so it is sounding sexual, I can’t help it. … It comes naturally!!!  Now that my site is up and running I have posts, blogs and stories to write. I have to get used to interacting with people through this technology.  Patience and perseverance!!!!!  Something I am excited about and that is right up my alley are live shows! Woohoo!!!  That way we can all be satisfied!!!!! 😆      I’m off to the grocery store. Then I’ll walk the dog, work out, and head over to my girlfriend’s house to get my camera set up for live shows and to practice spray tanning.   Until next time. … Enjoy the journey!!!!

Love and peace!!!!!