October 8th, 2017
If you haven’t noticed, I have another LDNONT Online Art auction going on, this time, featuring other local artists. Proceeds go to paying paying off the arrears to First Nation Housing Co-op. In order for my family to qualify for subsidized housing, the arrears for any social housing needs to be paid.
I owe arrears because when I let my ex partner move in he didn’t pay the rent. I was cut off OW, because he made too much. And First Nation Housing Co-op wouldn’t add him to the lease without him doing his taxes. So, since the address was under my name, I get the bill for his lack of responsibility. That pretty much sums that up.
However, I have put a dent into my debt thanks to donations, and selling art. The amount I owe should be down to $1,679. Thanks to everyone that has helped out. You rock!
Anyways, I completely didn’t consider the fact that my Online Art Auction would run into Thanksgiving weekend, so I’ll probably do a part 2, and host another featuring other artists. Hence giving bidders more time, and more artists more time to submit thier work that they’d like to donate to my cause.
Anyways, the current auction ends on the 10th at 4pm. I was blown away by the art local artists have submitted, wow. Gorgeous work. And the fact they donated thier art to help get my family into housing? Even more wow! It just goes to show that there are some amazing people out there. Not only talented, but it shows that there are people in the world that are compassionate, empathetic, and just have good solid hearts.
Feel free to check out thier work on Facebook by clicking the following link…
In other news, I received an online message from the creator of the International Indigenous Unity Flag. He apologized for what he said to me in the past, and admitted that he actually appreciated my efforts to stand up for his flag and it’s meaning and purpose when it was being abused by Idle No More. I remember taking a lot of verbal abuse online for doing so. I was ganged up on by so many so-called activists. I remember being so disgusted by thier behavior that I backed out of supporting that grassroots uprising. So years after the fact, I get a thank you for that. Hmm…it’s nice to see my actions were actually appreciated. Especially since it was like one versus a million. Not really, more like one versus ten immature so called activists. You’re welcome. What more can I say?
It was an experience that opened my eyes to sheep mentality. Once one person starts, others follow. A bunch of monkey see, monkey do, without really thinking thier actions through. It’s scary how human minds work sometimes. Our minds are so fragile, and easily manipulated…to the point where bullying one individual with a different opinion but supported the same cause is deemed as okay. To attack thier own. Of course a movement like that won’t succeed, unless your minds are truly open and extended. A true heightened awareness, which those individuals lacked. They’ve reached a point to where it’s like, let’s fight everyone for no reason. Just fight for the sake of fighting to the point they forget the point.
It is the Thanksgiving weekend. Today we’re staying in, tomorrow we might visit my eldest daughters father. He’s at least willing to cooperate as a co-parent. He wants to help us out as much as he can. Which isn’t much, but the effort is appreciated.
However, he talks about wanting his kids back, or wanting unsupervised access, or weekends. But he makes no effort to show or prove that that is what he wants. Such as fixing up his home. Aren’t your kids worth it? Yeah, you’re depressed. But if your goal is weekend access, then he needs to make some changes. But I guess that’s for him to figure out.
I’m not saying he’s not making an effort. I mean, he has realized just how valuable time with his daughter is. And the fact he wants to spend as much time with her as he can, that’s a positive change. It’s just when it comes to his environment. He still doesn’t take care of his home. Just because you’re in low income housing doesn’t mean it has to look like low income housing.
He was saying that he may have to move if I get into subsidized housing, because our kids can’t be registered in 2 places. So he might have to transfer to something smaller for singles. But he says that’s okay. I’m the one with the kids.
That’s if I can get into housing. I still have a bit of arrears to pay. So I’m also seeking in the private market. The last place I went to go view was already taken. It was a a little house for $900. But maybe it just wasn’t meant to be. Living that close to Wharncliffe Rd (which is extremely busy) with a toddler is a scary thought.
However, I have 2 other places I was asked to call back on Tuesday and Wednesday to see if the applications they have fall through. If so, then I can schedule a viewing. One is for an apartment. The other is for a townhouse. Both for around $900.
October 9, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving! I still would rather say Happy Gratitude Day. I refuse to celebrate the genocide of my ancestors. And I think gratitude is something that should be practiced on a daily basis. Not just one day. But whatever. Enjoy your holiday with family and friends.
I realize the past cannot be changed. Only the present. But even today, natives still struggle. Natives are still going missing and being murdered. Perhaps today would be a good day to reflect on the lives that were lost, just as we do for veterans on Remembrance Day.
Anyways, what else? My eldest daughter cannot wait til the 12th. That is the day she gets to see her older brother again. She said that her big brother said that he looks forward to meeting his little brother one day, and seeing his youngest sister again. So that gives me hope. I will see him again one day. Sad that that’s years from now. But grateful that he plans to return to visit us in 5 years or so when he’s of age. I will wait as I always have. In the meantime, I’ll try my best to raise the 3 children I do have in my care.
It’s strange, after talking to my eldest children’s father, he reported to me that Vanier cut contact between my eldest son, and his eldest daughter. Nothing like alienating my son away from his family after I did what I could to keep family in touch. Regardless, I will stay in touch with her, and my eldest sons grandmother, on his father’s side. She still has my email address.
Which reminds me, her and her son should be happy. I changed the picture I had up on my Go Fund Me page. Both were accusing me of exploiting my children. Which is utterly ridiculous! But out of respect, I did as they wished and changed the image.
For anyone not in London, ON that cannot part take in my online art auction. Due to the fact that I am trying to save money to pay off my arrears, not spend on shipping and handling. You still have that option and opportunity to donate if you’d like at…
As for local followers, keep in mind that the current Online Art auction ends on Tuesday at 4pm. However, keep an eye out for another one in the near future as well.
Thanks for reading! Peace and love- Pooks