Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Should You Get Disability Insurance?

Many people have insurance such as medical, dental, vision, life, house and vehicle insurance; and some may even have disability insurance. Is disability insurance necessary? Study the facts, and then YOU decide!

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Crazy Tuesday grades are due soon...

This is a video I found amusing. These are teachers rapping about the state of public education.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

"Freecycle" Your Materials

Call it a "green" movement, organization, or whatever you want to call it, Freecycle is something to consider in joining if you hate to fill the landfills because those things may still be usable or someone else could benefit from them. According to Freecycle's website: "It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills."

In other words, Freecycle is not a charity to help the less fortunate, but to pollute the Earth less which is important for generations to come. I think it is a neat concept because it shows that we as individuals or as a collective group can help improve the Earth in different ways.

There are over 4,000 Freecycle groups with more than 4 million members worldwide. You do not join a general international group. What you do is find your own town or county, and sign up at the local level. I had learned about this organization from a friend who is an avid user of Freecycle, so I assigned up, I will be sure to write a post about my experience in the near future.

Friday, November 16, 2007

"Classroom Discipline" this weekend for those in the Philly area

WHAT: Free teaching workshop on "Classroom Discipline"

WHO: Teachers of weekend schools, homeschools, and/or full-time Islamic schools in the greater Philadelphia area - ADULTS ONLY.

WHERE: Villanova Foundation for Islamic Education, 1860 Montgomery Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085

WHEN: Saturday, November 17th at 2:30 PM

WHY: Help educators further develop their teaching techniques, as well as serve as a meeting ground and encourage networking among area Islamic schools.

HOW: Registration is required for attending this meeting. ADULTS ONLY PLEASE. Register via email (preferred) or phone. Contact information is listed at the end of this email.

Contact information: or (610) 935-0613

Thursday, November 15, 2007

You're Invited to Attend the GCC Open House

GCC House Party!!!

Date(s): 2007-11-16

Description: It’s Time to Caucus! Greater Chicago Caucus House Party!!!

WHEN: Friday, November 16th, 6 to 9 p.m.

LOCATION: At the Residence of Nazneen Mashoni:141 Southwicke Dr. Streamwood, IL 60107
Nazneen’s Home: 630-497-9177

COST: Suggested donation at the door: $10

It’s time to get together, meet with some elected officials, learn about candidates, and receive issue updates on immigration, education, transportation and the war! Bring a friend or two and join us for a night of food, fun and friends!!!

For more information or to RSVP:Julie Heun at or 312-401-4321

Sunday, November 4, 2007

The Tale of the Wooden Bowl

I guarantee you will remember the tale of the Wooden Bowl tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now, a year from now...

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and 4 yr old grandson.

The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together every night at the table. But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth.
The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess. "We must do something about father," said the son. "I've had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor."
So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner. There, Grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner. Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl!
When the family glanced in Grandfather's direction, sometimes he had a tear in his eye as he sat alone. Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food.
The four-year-old watched it all in silence. One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor. He asked the child sweetly, "What are you making?" Just as sweetly, the boy responded, "Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food in when I grow up."
The four-year-old smiled and went back to work. The words so struck the parents so that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.
That evening the husband took Grandfather's hand and gently led him back to the family table. For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family. And for some reason, neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.

Friday, November 2, 2007

It's a One-Stop "Shop Till You Drop" Ultimate Diva's Day Out!

Xtraordinare Women's Magazine presents
It's a One-Stop "Shop Till You Drop" Ultimate Diva's Day Out!
Help us Raise The Awarenss of Breast Cancer in Chicago
Proceeds will go to the Susan Komen Foundation
November 10 & 11, 2007
Saturday 9:00am - 6:00 pm
Sunday 8:00am-5:00pm
The Westin Chicago Northwest Hotel
400 Park Blvd.Itasca, IL
$5.00 Donation @ the Door
Everything from...
* Food
* Fashion
* Beauty Tips
*Health & Fitness
* Business/Career Resources
* Home Decor
*FREE Makeovers/Massages
*Delicious Food Demos
*Goodie Bag of FREE SAMPLES!
Kid Care Area
For children ages 2 - 12
Something for Every Diva to Enjoy!
"Cooking with a Diva" & "The Fabu Diva"
Meet the Traveling Divas, share recipes &
even receive a massage from one of them!
Entertainment &Workshops throughout the day!
Call us for more information

This is awesome!