Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Hey everyone!
I love to recycle. I have 3 blue boxes at home: 1 is for cardboard, 1 is for paper, and 1 is for cans or anything else that has that recycling symbol on it. When my husband and I were first married, we lived in an apartment building that didn't have recycling. It was horrible! I grew up in a home where you recycled all the things I mentioned above, and my father even had a compost in the back so peels and such weren't put in the trash! I think we only put out 1 garbage bag a week. That's pretty impressive I would say. There are alot of people out there who don't even think about recycling, and how it helps the environment. I could easily move onto the topic of helping our environment in other ways, but I'll save that for a later date. Trust me, I'm pretty passionate about that as well.
The reason I'm talking about this topic now is that ever since I started at my school cafeteria job, I was surprised at the number of students who are throwing out their milk cartons in the garbage. I realize not everyone was brought up in a "recycling home" but still... I think that recycling is taught in school, and is common sense. Everywhere you look people are addressing environmental issues. One could argue that the students don't know that you can recycle the milk cartons, but the recycling box in the cafeteria is right beside the garbage and you can see other milk cartons in the box, so what are these students doing? I have to pick their cartons out of the garbage because I think it's wrong to throw out something that can be reused again. It's a messy job that I should have to do.
Anyways, I'm going to put up a sign or something just in case some students still haven't gotten the idea. I hope that people realize that we have to take care of this earth.

Genesis 1 says to us: 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 28 And God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth."29 And God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. 30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food." And it was so.

So we have to take care of what God has given us, by reusing our resources in a smart, economic way. Recycling is something we can do at home and at our businesses, we just need to take the time to do it.
Well, that's my 2 cents for today, I gotta run for now.
Peace from Rainbow Candy

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Changes to my routine

Hey everyone!
I had a great birthday this year! 09/09/09 passed by in a flash, but a few hi-lights of my day was getting breakfast in bed from my husband, who got it from McDonald's (but before you groan, I must admit that I asked for it!) YUM! lol I also received my present from my husband, when he surprised me by taking me to the mall so I could pick out... are you ready for this? A CELL PHONE! I love it very much, I haven't had a cell phone since I lost mine when I was like 16 or something, so this was a very nice gift! And later on that night we went over to Crabby Joes with one of our couple friends, and then we went to the movies with them to see "9" which was a creepy movie but I liked it.
So on to the new changes in my routine: school started, which means that my cafeteria job started. I'm tired already! I just need to get my body adjusted to working every day, and getting up early every day. I tried not to sleep in too much during the summer, but I probably get up an hour and a half earlier now every day for work! I don't mind too much, I'm learning that I'm more of a morning person, but still, it takes some getting used to.
Also new to my routine: my husband has started school, so figuring out rides every day is not always fun but is necessary. Additionally, school means more homework and less time on the computer, as well as seeing my husband. This is not going to help my S.A.D., but I hope to stay on top of things this time around, and I praise the Lord that He helped me to have a great birthday and not feel down!
With all these new changes to my routine, I am learning to rely heavily on God for support, strength, and patience. I started to lose my cool today, but I just need to remind myself that God is there, and He will take care of all my worries.
Anyways, that's it for now.
Peace from Rainbow Candy

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Hey everyone!
Here I am, sitting in a Starbucks cafe, drinking a latte and blogging in a leather arm chair. I feel like a cliche, but I love it! It's not busy at the counter, but there are a lot of people sitting in here, talking with friends and laughing. It's a fun environment to be in, to be a part of this moment, but to also not be a part, one who is just merely catching a glimpse of the world moving around her. It's very satisfying.
Did I tell you that my husband works at Starbucks? Probably not. He's the reason I'm here. He's told me before how he would really enjoy his lunch break more if I could come here and sit with him. So today is the day. I didn't have to work at the same time as him, and I have the car. So granting my boy's wish, I came down and spent some time with him. To put a smile on his face brings me great joy. He sent flowers (more specifically, roses!) to my work yesterday and that small gesture was the highlight of my day. My husband is very special to me, and if I can show him how much I love him just by spending time with him on his break, it's the least I can do.
Anyways, I plan to watch a down-loaded episode of Bones while I finish my latte, and then it's off home to finish the laundry. But I'm not going to rush, because I want to enjoy this atmosphere for as long as I can.
Peace from Rainbow Candy