Just some Chat .. This & That ~

Some articles I thought you may find interesting:

Empire State Building: New energy role model
The iconic skyscraper is undertaking $20 million in conservation measures.
Promoters hope to duplicate the effort worldwide.

NEW YORK ( — The Empire State Building kicked off a major energy-saving retrofit Monday, and promoters hope one of the world’s most iconic skyscrapers can become an efficiency model for buildings worldwide. To read this article visit: Empire State Building.

For our friends in Europe ..
Munich, 21-23 April 2009

In-Cosmetics is the leading global business platform for Personal Care ingredients.

It brings together the world’s leading suppliers, R&D, production and marketing specialists and showcases the most diverse range of new and innovative cosmetics ingredients and services. To read more about it:

For those who are followers of Jack Gescheidt’s::
‘The TreeSpirit Project’
next TreeSpirit photo event:
Saturday, April 18, 4:30pm,
Mt. Tamalpais, CA

TreeSpirit Project photographer Jack Gescheidt here with news of the next large group TreeSpirit photo gathering: Saturday, April 18, starting 4:30pm on Mt. Tamalpais (Rock Spring parking lot) in Marin county, CA.

If you’re interested in joining this next TreeSpirit adventure, email me ( your first and last name to join the guest list.

I am a big fan of his work .. check out his site: TreeSpirit Project

Why You Should Get More SleepEveryone knows that getting enough sleep is important. But many people don’t realize just how bad — for mind and body — sleep deprivation really is.

This is a subject near and dear to me .. as I have severe Sleep Apnea … and anyone who has this .. knows first hand .. the devastating effects of this disorder.!!!

It was so bad .. that during a conversation, regardless if it was on the phone or in person … I would just nod off .. talk about embarrassing. My friends .. would often ask .. are you on drugs ?? Lord have mercy.!
Not to mention when driving .. wow .. scared me to death. I was so happy when my Doc told me .. I was only allowed to drive no more than 15 minutes at a time.

I had every symptom in this article .. it is no joke that is for sure.
Sleeping with a cpap machine is not the easiest thing in the world .. It took me many months to adjust to having this ‘thing’ on my face while I attempt to sleep .. Well now, I would not ever want to sleep without it. (or should I say .. I cannot sleep without it).

It is not the most attractive thing .. so, those with partners ..
the benefits of NO snoring and a lively libido makes it so worth it. …
To read more on this: Why you should get more sleep.!

This is such an exciting time of year .. so much going on in the garden.
New beginnings on so many levels ..

Just a reminder .. I am a firm believer in samples .. so, when checking out ..
oh .. at .. if there is something you would like to experience and / or compare, please put it in the ‘Comments Section’ at check out .. or .. you will get what I call ‘Sample Surprise’ ..

~ until next time,