Sunday, April 19, 2020
According to the Senior Living website, the average cost of a private room in a nursing home is $8,365 per month, or $275 a day. For a semi-private room, the average cost of a nursing home is $7,441 per month, or $245 a day.
Now think about the PRICELESS elders in these nursing homes today, dying alone with no notification to their loved ones. That's just disrespectful and elder abuse!
When I was growing up, my grandparents remained in the family home until their last breath. My grandfather died in his sleep within the home he bought over 60 years ago. My grandmother remained in the home until her kidneys began to fail and she was admitted into the hospital, where she passed.
As I sat listening to Governor Cuomo's Saturday morning press conference, my grandparents were all I could think about. There seems to be a vague response from the nursing homes as to how many residents have died from COVID-19. I don't know about you, but there would be NO one stopping me from pulling my loved ones out of these Petri dishes.
The answer to avoiding this in your family is Boxabl, a 375sf tiny home that comes in a box with modern amenities for $50,000. If you do the math, that's a hell of a lot cheaper than a nursing home. They offer a wheelchair-accessible model with a roll-in shower and widened doorways.
The website states they will be available to purchase by next year. But if you reserve one with a $100 deposit, your name will be entered in a drawing to win a Boxabl Casita.
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Thursday, April 16, 2020
My, how the world has changed since my last post.
But as my Grandma used to say, "It's all in the Bible, baby". Isaiah 26:20
This quarantine has us all feeling a bit boxed in. But in the midst of all this tragedy comes creativity.
If home is where the heart is, boxabl is the home of the future.
375 sf of living space, with the option to add another box; more plans and layouts coming soon. Delivered right to you. And here you thought alcohol deliveries were the best thing since sliced bread...
So what exactly is it; a She Shed? Tiny home? Guesthouse? Backyard retreat? Your Airbnb investment property?
At $50,000, it's genius. To reserve one (with a chance to WIN one), click here!
Monday, December 31, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
My life has gone to the dogs. I know longer drool over the latest footwear; instead, I wipe up drool left by my beloved Chance. And I wouldn't have it any other way.
And since my doggos are living their best lives with me in a DEE-luxe apartment in the sky, they should dress the part. I hand knit WOOFinity Scarves, chunky, hand-knitted scarves in merino wool or vegan yarn.
Whether you have a toy breed or XXL canine, WOOFinity Scarves add style and warmth to your pup on cold days. Like today...
Available in $15, $20, $25, $30 and $35 increments, a gift certificate is perfect for that pet parent on your holiday list. They can then choose the preferred color and neck size. Click here to purchase TODAY!
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Oh, the weather outside is a HOT MESS.
So for all the commuters, dog walkers and workers that have to endure it, here are necessary items to make the experience less traumatic:
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
It's mind-boggling how quickly the holidays have arrived. Aside from still holding onto what seems like yesterday's heatwaves, I find myself wondering if I will spring for a real Christmas tree, or settling for holiday accents.
Either way, we all need to start taking those deep breaths to sustain the manic lines, traffic and bad manners. No matter how bad my day has been, I end it with the oil diffuser I was given as a birthday gift last year. Having the choice to switch from lavender, citrus, lemongrass or eucalyptus oils is truly what I call an essential luxury.
And as with this AGPtek Oil Aromatherapy Diffuser Portable Ultrasonic Humidifier with 7 Color Changing, I can have my own little light show, to boot!
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Chance has been on my heart ever since I rehomed him in April, and as of my last post, I was detaching myself from his existence. But after a frantic call to action for someone to help, the person who agreed to rehome him for the third time GHOSTED on me. Lollypop Farm, patient as they were with two anticipated pickup dates, told me he had to be removed Tuesday morning, or they would have to continue with their "procedure"...
So I did what any true Dog Mom would do; I SAVED HIM. For the second time. There was no way a dog of this quality should be euthanized because of a shelter's misinterpreted "agressive" label. My baby boy has never met a stranger and greets every person as if he's known them all of his four years of life. It was fear of being in a strange environment, dogs barking around him as he sat behind bars. Complete opposite of how I raised him in a loving, crate-free, run-of-the-house world.
I now have my baby back with me. Any apprehensions the neighbors had when they first saw him were dissolved the minute he ran up to them with happiness and joy. I respect the fact that some people will never be comfortable around a pit bull, and that is only beacuse the believe the myth of them being aggressive monsters. So I exit our highrise building via the stairs (yes, we live on the seventh floor, which basically thrust us both into a workout regimen). But when it come to Chance, I will do whatever it takes.
I am profoundly grateful for the purpose of prayer. This dog means more to me than most will never know. I was drafting a manuscript about the year leading up to this reunion, but the pain of pulling that emotional scab off was too much for me while was still mourning his absence.
I now know what my purpose is; to spread awareness of the discriminatory actions towards pit bulls. Whether it is insurance companies, airlines, or the general public, people will never understand the love and loyalty of a pit bull until they ADOPT one. The shelters are overflowing with throwaways; lactating females that have been used to produce puppies, males that have been used to fight, and puppies that are given as gifts without the thought of the patience and commitment it takes to raise one.
As for my baby boy, we're reunited, and it feels so good!