Monday, January 18, 2010
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I never grew up being taught or thinking voting was that important. Maybe it was my parents.... maybe it was sort of how the country was at that time or maybe a combo. Plus, for me, I hate the lying and false claims and just all the C R A P the politicians dole out so I never made it important. I didn't want to think about it because I figured whatever they were saying was a lie anyhoo. I think times have changed. For me AND for this country. I'm going to MAKE it a priority to have my boys grow up knowing the importance of voting and being well informed. My two older girls didn't get that from me and I now have to go back and tell them how important it is. Elizabeth is 19 and does care about who's going to be in office. She moved but didn't register in time and I want to remind her of how important it will be in 2012. Brittni will be 20 then too. (Oh my word, I feel old...)
We talked all day yesterday about voting and how it works and it's importance. We even did some "voting on issues" at the dinner table that our country faces. The boys were mainly clueless as to what those issues meant but that didn't matter. Usually they would vote YES to my question but DAD was able to make them think by saying he didn't think he would vote yes to a particular question. THAT got them thinking "why not?" We also took them with us to the polls today to vote. We both were thinking there would be a huge line but we only were there about 20 minutes. I'm really glad we took them and made them a part of this election.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting dead?
Why do banks charge a fee on 'insufficient funds' when they know there is not enough money?
Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?
Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?
Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?
Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
Whose idea was it to put an 'S' i n the word 'Lisp'?
If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?
Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?
Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?
Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?
Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?
Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?
How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?
When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, 'It's all right?' Well, it isn't all right, so why don't we say, 'That hurt , you stupid idiot?'
Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?
In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?
How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?
And my FAVORITE...... The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I do not like to debate politics. I do not like to even give my opinions in this matter because it seems that all of the politicians are dishonest and vague. I would not want to be a politician and I pray that God NEVER sends me down that path. I do think this year's election tho has rallied some interest from people who never give it a thought usually. Even the younger generation. My daugther, Elizabeth-19, called the other day all worked up over some things she heard about Obama. I told her to not complain about them but to do something about it if she feels that passionate. "What can I do?" she replied. Well, you could get involved and try to make changes, get informed, and most importantly, pray. PRAY, PRAY, PRAY! She said she's afraid Obama will become president and then we'll all die b/c he's the antichrist. I told her she should not be afraid, if that were true, b/c IF it were, and we did all die... we would go to heaven anyway so we win either way! I have my thoughts about all the things that are happening in America and some of them I won't share. This one I will tho: Do you really think these things are happening (ie: bad economy, terrorism, crazy election candidates) for no reason? We have become bored, appathetic, selfish and greedy. God wants us to want Him so maybe, just maybe, He's allowing some of these things to kick our heads out of our butts and start making Him THE most important thing. You think??
This is a link to become more informed on your candidates. I do not have one on John McCain but I will later.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Time has flown by so quickly.... This needs to stop!! I've told Samuel he's not allowed to get any older or grow any taller. He's not obeying. The name Samuel means "Asked for by God" and for Bryan and I this was definitely the case. The Lord gave me the name Samuel before I had ever met Bryan and I wasn't even sure I would get married again or have more children but if I did, Samuel was the name for a boy. I had no trouble conceiving the girls but for Bryan and I, it took over 2 years so I felt like Hannah from the Bible. It was hard alot of the time because I felt like maybe God was punishing me for my past mistakes and that I wasn't a good enough mom to have more kids.
Samuel has been an awesome blessing for the last 10 years. He's a great mixture of Bryan and I too. He's got Bryan's smart brain and he's got my outgoing personality. He can talk to anyone, any time, any where, about anything and doesn't need any information to get started. (Bryan says that about me too) Adults love to talk to him and even when he was 3 or 4 he would carry on conversations with adults forEVER! He loves science and making up skits and puppet plays and doing projects that I like to akin to MacGyver. He's not afraid to make a fool of himself and I love that he's seemingly secure in who he is! He has several nicknames: Samo, Moo Moo, and Micah calls him Yo Yo. He doesn't like that one. YOUR AWESOME MOO-YO!!! WE LOVE YOU!!
Monday, August 11, 2008
And they said they weren't tired.....