Thursday, May 29, 2008
Well, my husband is finally tackling the bathroom again, yipeee! *happy dance* He promised to get it done by tomorrow before my friends come over to watch movies. I have missed movie night.
Speaking of movies I rented "UNTRACEABLE" it was pretty good, too graphic for kids, but a good psychological thriller. It is about an FBI woman who works on web crimes? Anyhoo, she notices a new web site popping up and it says, KILLWITHME.com, and basically he murders people live on the web and the sad thing is that any person who logs onto the web site helps to expedite their deaths in a very heinous fashion. And being a sick society, the victims die from all of the hits.
I would like for all you to keep my MIL in prayer. She was bitten by a brown recluse on Monday and is doing very badly. Her legs are bleeding internally and the quacks treating her keep telling her to come back to their office. Today they are going to place in some kind of medical tank? I forgot the medical term for it. Anyhow, she is miserable.
Moving on again....
A few weeks ago I received a hilarious e-mail about a woman who wrote to Proctor & Gamble regarding their feminine products and basically lost it when she noticed that on the flap of the box of the flexi-wings, she read "Have a Happy Period." Well, she let the manager have it. Classic!
Since I have had a hysterectomy a few years back, I couldn't very well look on a box and see if it really says that. Low and behold last night while watching Friends, a tampon commercial came on and at the end of it they say, "Have a Happy Period." WTF!!!! Are they insane???!!!! What woman is going to have a friggin happy period?! We have debilitating cramps, horrific mood swings, headaches, bleeding (sorry men) and bloating where we can't even get into our jeans or pants, and they have the audacity to say, "Have a Happy Period!" YOU KNOW it was a MAN that came up with male chauvinist slogan, no woman in her right mind, would say that to another woman.
I would like to slap the ignoramous that came up with it. Yeah, let me slug him in the you-know-where area and tell him to have a "Happy Day!"
End of line.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
So, when is a woman, considered a woman? Four-years-old, 12-years-old, or 15-years-old? etc.
And does this give the "woman" the right to prostitute her body as she feels like it? Or to shoot-up drugs, because it is her "right as a woman" to choose what she wants to do to her body?
So, if a woman is pregnant with a female baby, does this mean that the baby has a right to choose to live or die? Afterall, Planned Parenthood has never given an age of "woman."
The fact is, the unborn babies being carried are separate human beings, they have their own heartbeat, their own pair of lungs, eyes, arms, legs, etc. They have a separate soul. And if the baby is considered to be part of a woman's body, why is it that the mother doesn't die when she aborts her child? Or, sadly, if a mother were to lose her baby in childbirth or miscarries, the mother still survives. Why? Because they are TWO separate human beings. They can survive without each other.
I don't know how to make this more clear but I hope I am making a good point.
Planned Parenthood has been spooning out lie after lie, convincing women that it's okay to murder their unborn children and it all boils down to one thing, they are in it for the money. They have made billions of dollars by killing human beings who cannot speak or defend themselves.
I have heard the argument about rape victims or women who have been impregnated by a member of their own family and this is a good reason to abort the baby. WRONG! The baby that was conceived was not at fault and should not be murdered because of some wicked person's action.
I guess I am just not clarifying my stance. But I am against and always will be against abortion.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Well, I finally got my digital camera and I really don't like it. I don't have a steady hand and every time I tried taking a picture of my boys their heads would wind up in the corner or blurry!
I felt like crying because I was video taping Wolfie's kindergarten graduation ceremony and my camcorder taped ended!!! And we got horrible pictures off the digital camera! Wofie high-fived his teacher when he received his diploma and no one got it on film! *tears* *sigh*
Moving on...one more time.
I hope everyone has a safe holiday and that a miracle will happen and gas prices will fall down!
God bless all of our troops! And I would like to honor and thank every single man and woman who has and is serving this country.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I am suffering with a head cold and to top things off, I think I scratched my eye this morning trying to get something out of it. Physically, I am miserable, but spiritually happy as a free little bird. *smile*
Although, my post may seem otherwise. I just had to get this off my chest.
I had been talking to some women and realized how unfair life has become for mothers and wives. In the past, women were praised for staying home and raising a family, keeping the home clean, preparing meals, running errands etc. Which is a full-time job, right? Tired and exhausting job, but quite rewarding for most.
Fast-forward women are now expected to work outside the home as well, pulling in the same long eight hour days the same as the men or husbands. However the exhausted woman is still expected to come home and take care of the children, clean the house, prepare supper and watch her husband come home and put his feet up, get on the computer, or turn on the tv or whatever, the point is, her work is really beginning when she walks in the door.
Please tell me how this is fair?
I got into an argument with my husband the other night because he was griping that I wasn't working 40 hours a week, and I should be pulling my wait around also. I jumped back and said, fine! If you want me to work 40 hours a week, you had better hire a housekeeper and babysitter, because I WILL NOT CLEAN OR COOK IN THIS HOUSE AGAIN! Btw, for those of you who don't know, I do work outside the house 20 hours a week and come home take care of my children and clean etc., cooking is optionally here. *hee*
He basically said that the era of women staying home was over and we all needed to be working. I shook my head and just couldn't believe what I was hearing.
Now I know there are some wonderful men out there who help out, but not many. Many men still see housecleaning and taking care of children as the "woman's job." Yet, don't consider their wives are just as tired as they are coming home from a long day at work.
Why am I posting this? Because women should be given the option to stay home and be caretakers if they want to be. Call me an anti-feminist, but men should be the providers of their familes and not expect their wives to have two full-time jobs, while they hold only one.
Friday, May 16, 2008
They may think it is a victory but it is not. Those who do not turn from this evil, vile and immoral behavior just signed up for a one-way ticket to hell. And that really breaks my heart.
What has me concerned is that they are saying that "anyone" now can marry. So if a pediphile, or someone having an incestuous relationship wants to marry, does this mean that they, too, have the legal right to do so? The term "anyone" has a wide marginal definition.
The sacred union of marriage between ONE man and ONE woman has now been redefined. This truly is a sad day in history for our country.
Jesus please come soon.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I am taking my little monkeys to see Narnia this Saturday and I am really looking forward to seeing it. I loved the first movie and loved the book!
I don't know what is going on with me but it seems like I have gotten the "lazy bug" I am just not motivated to exercise any longer, oh sure, I still get on the treadmill and work on my arms, but I literally have to force myself to do it. I lost the joy. *sigh* I hope I get out of this slump.
I had so much to write about and now my mind has drawn a huge blank??? What's up with that? I was going to have a gripe session about my hubby, hee.... maybe it's old age?
Anyhoo, hopefully I will be me my old self again soon. Btw, I am still waiting on my husband to finish the bathroom, to buy me my Mother's Day gift, which is supposed to be a digital camera, who knows?
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
During the tour, both myself and my bloggie friends can enter to win one of FIVE signed copies of A Whisper of Freedom by signing up for Tricia's newsletter here.
AND HERE IS A BONUS, IF YOU DO THE FUN MEME BELOW, YOU WILL HAVE A CHANCE
to win your own gold, which is the theme of this tour.
Three brave "players" will be selected at random to win their own lost gold (Gourmet chocolate coins and all three books in the Chronicles of the Spanish Civil War series)
About this fabulous book: I finished it in two days, it was that good! You will not be disappointed and you become quite attached to the characters that Tricia created.
Battles heat up... not only those being waged by the soldiers on both sides fighting for Spain, but in the hearts and minds of the men and women who must sacrifice more than their dreams in order to save the lives of their loved ones. In this meticulously researched novel, brave and idealistic Sophie, Philip, José, and Deion realize their only hope for freedom is escaping Spain's borders. By continuing the story of this band of volunteers during the Spanish Civil War, A Whisper of Freedom proves that courage and commitment don't always result in outward victory. But there are whispers of hope and freedom that resonate through even the darkest night.
Here are the MEME questions! I will go first, hee...
1. List three things you would do with a chest full of gold (assuming you got to keep it!)
1. Invest it
2. Give to my church
3. Save the rest for retirement.
2. List three charities/missions/organizations you support (and why).
- St. Jude's Hospital, because those children deserve a chance to live.
- Air 1 radio, to continue Christian music
- AFR to keep Christians informed.
3. List three ways you have volunteered your time/services.
- I sign during the worship service at church
- I work in the nursery at church
- Worked in the Red Cross for over a year
4. List three things you keep "hidden" when company comes over.
Nothing, I tend to share what I have.
5. List the last three things you've lost.
- My energy
- My motivation to exercise
- My patience with my husband
6. List the last three things you've found.
1. Peace in the Lord. 2. Time alone with Him. 3. Hope
Okay, your turn!
I would like you to meet Tricia Goyer
Tricia Goyer is the author of twelve books including From Dust and Ashes, My Life UnScripted, and the children's book, 10 Minutes to Showtime. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like Today's Christian Woman and Focus on the Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She and her family make their home in the mountains of Montana.
Tricia's blog: link here
Monday, May 12, 2008
Aimz has tagged me for this -
Here are the instructions:
1. Write your own six word memoir.
2. Post it on your blog, and include a visual illustration if you like.
3. Link to the person who tagged you in their post.
4. Tag five more blogs with links.
5. Remember to leave a comment on the tagged blogs inviting them to play.
I have been a true born-again believer in Christ since 2001. I am growing more and more each day as He teaches me through His Word that I am not alone and I am unconditionally loved. Jesus has filled the void in my heart and I cannot, ever, imagine falling back into my old life, no way. When I feel like I down, all I have to do is seek Him and He comes to me.
As you know I am not one to tag people, so feel free to answer here or put on your blog, just let me know if you post it on your blogs, k?
Friday, May 9, 2008
Before I was a Mom
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.
Before I was a Mom –
I had never been puked on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.
Before I was a Mom
I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.
Before I was a Mom
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put him down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.
Before I was a Mom -
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.
Before I was a Mom -
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache,
the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom.
WE ARE BLESSED, BECAUSE WE ARE MOMS!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
As you all know by now, I am for deportation of all illegal aliens and a huge supporter of enforced, protected borders. As I read this article from the Fox News website, this pretty much settled my convictions on this topic.
Please let me explain this, I am not a "RACIST" far from it, however, I do have a problem paying for hospital bills, food stamps, housing etc; for people who are not even citizens of my country. I had heard that it costs about $6,000 of our tax dollars for emergency Medicaid to pay for an illegal woman to have her baby here in the states. Nice, huh? While the rest of us have to make payments or go into debt to pay off all of our medical bills, no emergency Medicaid for American citizens.
Okay, here is the article:
Groups Struggle to Clean Up Mess Illegal Immigrants Leave Behind
The latest battle in the war on illegal immigration isn't over the smuggling of undocumented workers, it's over the trash they leave behind.
Government officials and border activists say the garbage dumped in the desert by illegal immigrants and their smugglers is staggering.
And the cleanup is costing taxpayers millions.
In 2006 alone, more than 1.18 million pounds of trash was collected along southern Arizona border, many in the meeting spots where immigrants rest, change clothes and wait to hitch a ride further north with a smuggler.
"You can find everything," said Shela McFarlin, special assistant for international programs at the Arizona Bureau of Land Management. "Blankets, airline tickets, Bibles, wedding pictures, photos of children, school reports, because clearly people don't tend to throw away everything they've brought with them — they're forced to."
Arizonia officials have spent approximately $4.4 million over five years to clean up the mess, that continues to build with each crossing. Nearly $1 million was spent for 2007 from a base BLM appropriation.
Border Patrol's Tucson sector, which covers most of the Arizona border, doesn't have statistics about how many people cross through each year, but on average, agents apprehend 1,500 people a day, with 378,000 undocumented immigrants caught in 2007 alone.
The trash is a problem that activist groups, like the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, say will not stop until the nation's southern border is secured.
"It's just like a flood," said Chris Simcox, the president of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. "You can't clean up the floodwaters until you stop the flood and fix the dam."
Successful efforts by the Border Patrol to secure well-trafficked crossing spots in San Diego and El Paso have forced many immigrants to cross through federal and state lands along the Arizona border adding to the trash problem, McFarlin said.
Since 2003, the Arizona BLM has run a project to mitigate the damage caused by the migration of illegal immigrants along the state's border with Mexico.
"What we're beginning to wonder is how extensive is the problem?" McFarlin said. "How many millions of pounds of garbage? How many roads are really damaged? How many miles of illegal trails?"
McFarlin's agency works with local government, student volunteers and civic groups to bag trash in wilderness areas frequented by immigrants. The BLM also disguises smuggling roads by planting new vegetation over the desert tracks carved by smugglers.
"The first thing you notice if you were to drive across some of this land is you see water bottles, lots of water bottles," McFarlin said. "Where people stop to wait to be picked up — we call them 'layup' spots — then you will see more of the clothing, medicine bottles, papers, everything.
"We recently cleaned up one location with almost 4,000 backpacks left behind," she said.
Simcox said his group cleans up the private lands of ranchers who help them on their quest to monitor the border.
"We've seen it time and time again, where we go in and clean up these areas and within months they're just filled again with the same debris," Simcox said.
The Arizona BLM and the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps do not work together on cleanup efforts.
Both groups say it may take years to correct.
"Truly, it's a national disaster of our cherished outdoor areas," Simcox said.
Monday, May 5, 2008
I am sure many of you read your bibles and there is one part, that I believe is in Matthew. Jesus is talking about the new wine and the old wine and you just cannot combine the two or the wineskin would bust (paraphrasing) as I read this, I told my Father that I just didn't understand it and I read it again and still had no understanding. Low and behold, Sunday morning my pastor preached exactly on this subject!! I sat there and was amazed at how fast He answered my prayer!! My pastor, noticed how I kept on looking at her and was curious as to why I had the strangest look on my face! She even thought, "Leticia come back to earth" hee...Isn't God just awesome?!
Moving on one more time...
I got into this argument with my husband and we really have nothing and I mean nothing at all in common! He even demanded to know why I even bother going to church! He asked if it was just to visit with my friends? Um-no...I responded and told him that I go to worship and praise my Lord and get the Word fed to me. I need that more than anything else in the world. And then told him that, nothing, not him or my boys were ever going to come between me and my God. God comes first in my life, although at times, it doesn't show. He just shook his head and told me he would never, ever go to my church. And that breaks my heart. He has no idea how wonderful some of the people at my church are. A lot of them always asks about him, too.
He prefers virtual friends, I guess.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Great news! My hubby bought an engine for my car! Remember it broke last Mother's Day? Well, it has not moved from our yard since then. Anyhoo, he bought an engine for $650 off of E-bay, which includes the shipment. It was going to cost us over $1,000 to get it fixed here in town. God is so good.
I went to get a 2nd opinion about this pleurisy sickness and I loved the new doctor. He was very kind and around my age, I think. Well, he did a thorough exam of me and decided I did not have pleurisy but costochondritis, which basically is the inflammation of the joint between a rib and the breastbone (sternum) or another name for it is "Tietze's syndrome. It's still pretty painful and I am to continue with the same treatment prescribed to me by my PCP (Primary Care Physician.) I just want to get well, ya know?
He also told me that I should have begun doing mammograms at the age of 35! Yikes! I better schedule one soon, that is something I don't want to mess with.
Good night and have a safe, tornado free weekend, in Jesus name!