Jan 13, 2011

Speaking your mind

 Ignorance can be cured. Stupid is forever.

I posted a status update today on my FB page that I am sure made my parents crawl under a rock. See, when I was growing up our family had a business in a small town. I learned from a very early age that there are two topics you never talk about in public, religion and politics. They are two very decisive topics which produce very emotional responses and can send customers away in a heartbeat.

This is something that I have adhered to for most of my adult life. Also being brought up in a household where my parents never fought either with each other or others I have never been comfortable with confrontations. However, the older I get and now that I am a parent, I am starting to become more comfortable for standing up for what I believe in and speaking my mind, especially when it comes to the protection and well being of my son or family. I don't search out confrontation like some family members and friends I know but I will point out when someone or some thing is dangerous or, as I am teaching my son when someone is being an "idiot" (lot better than somethings I can call people).

So for those of you who don't do FB my post is below and I will continue to point out in this ever dumber and self-serving world when something is wrong or when people just need to shut up. Which I will do now.

OK so I am an independent when it comes to politics. I vote for the person not the party. I respect others peoples choices, we all have our beliefs and standards and should be true ourselves. That being said, Sarah Palin should just shut up and go away, she does nothing but instigate the polarization of this country when she opens her mouth! Either that or hire better speech writers. There I have said it and feel much better.

Jan 11, 2011

Sick little ones

I have been very fortunate that in my little one's 3 1/2 years he has never been sick, not really. He has run fever on occasions but never more than a 100 or so and never more than a day or two. So much to my dismay he woke up this morning with 101 and even saying he felt bad. Now with little boys, and maybe some little girls they don't know that they are not supposed to be rambunctious when sick so as to let the body rest and heal. So as much as I don't like to we have had a TV marathon today just to keep him contained, and it didn't help that mom was feeling a little under the weather too.

So today has been a Super Why/Cat in the Hat/Dinosaur Train/Veggie Tales day. At least I got in some educational stuff....

Hopefully in a day or two we will be back to our active selves but until then, couch potatoes we will be.

Giving it another try

So many people make new years resolutions, me included. And I think many of us, me included, break them within months, days or hours of the new year. One of  the resolutions I have made many times and broken is the resolution to read the bible and become closer with God and Jesus Christ. One year I even went out, bought a study bible and had my name put on it thinking that would give me just the push I need to complete my task, nope. Another year I took out that same Bible and for several days I read a little bit at at time but soon became overwhelmed and very confused with all the names and the difficulty of reading passages not written in the cadence in which I learned to read. Therefore once again I put the Bible down and thought it was a lost cause.

Luckily I have many people in my life (Ardis, Christine, Elisa, Jodie, Rachel) that have given me cause to try this again. But I knew just sitting down and reading was not going to work. And with my current life situation going to a weekly bible study isn't in the cards either. So being the tech person I love to be, I scoured the iTunes store for bible study/bible readings apps to help me in my quest. Of course also being the frugal person I am I only looked at free apps. I down loaded about 5-6, tried them all out and have finally found the one that fits my needs. It is called the Daily Bible Study and it is put out by Cokesbury which just happens to be the publishing arm of the Methodist Church in which I am a member, though not active.

So far I have followed through this time longer than any other, and another plus is that I am trying to do my reading while around my son so that I may also include him in becoming familiar and comfortable with the Bible and what it represents to me.

Jan 6, 2011

The Sonic Order...

So today young son and I where on a grocery store outing. We finished up our trip about 11:30 and I asked him if he wanted to go get something to eat for lunch. His response was Sonic. Never one to turn down an opportunity for a cheese coney I started the car and sickled towards one of our local Sonic's.

Now by the time we got there it was already crowded so I pulled into an end stall. JN asked if he could get out of his car seat and I figured since we would be there for 5 or so minutes that would be okay. So I unbuckled him, unlocked the windows so he could roll his window down if he wanted and started to decided what we were going to have. Then, what do I hear behind me, but my 3 1/2 year old putting his head out the window and saying,

"I'll have a #12 with mustard and onions, tater tots, a diet dr. pepper with no ice, a kids meals with chicken strips, french fries, white milk and a toy!"

I haven't laughed so hard in ages. Now granted the #12 we order at Braum's and at Sonic I order the #9, but other than that he got it spot on.

So moms and dads what what you say in front of your little one they are always listening and you never know when it will be repeated...