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16 November 2008

Shopping for...Something?

This weekend I ended up on a shopping mission to find my girls and my nice dresses for my brother's wedding in January. I love shopping for the girls. The money just seems to go farther. :)
Anyway, who would have thought that it would be so difficult finding a dress with pink and brown on it...together?!?!? I've seen stuff everywhere, it seemed, with pink and brown, addorable stuff, too. I envisioned a brown dress with pink polkadots, pink ribbon at the empire waist, maybe a brown shrug. Adorable, right?? Yah, right. I haven't been to the mall in ages.

Apparently, only in my dreams. And, if I could even figure out a sewing machine, I considered for a very small moment to make them my dang self! Everywhere was black and pink, black and red, cream and every other color, even brown and blue! No luck with brown and pink, together.

Then, to what do my wondering eyes should appear? A brown taffita A-line with an empire waist, pink and champanine ribbon sewed all around it. I didn't matter that I had to buy everyone of them a larger size. I fell in love. These are perfect. Not quite what I had in mind... but better! For the happy ending, I found fuzzy shruggs on clearance for the babys and a shimmery shrug for Eliza. What a day! I was pooped, but very gratified.

My reason for this post: besides my frustration, I became so very exceited to actually buy something for me, in a smaller size!! I know what I want, and I'm determined to get it in a smaller size in one month. If I can't find it, I will definatly make it (or my Grandma will help me a great deal!)!

So help me if my bro's fiance changes her colors! :)



12 November 2008

Politics Schmalitics

I voted Constitution Party for the Presidential Election. Not that anyone cares, but just so I can say (even to myself), in spite of whoever won, I have no hand in the craziness that will invariably ensue.

I make very few political stands, and though I enjoy discussing situations with family and friends, I couldn't care less what other people think or how others believe, as long as it doesn't infringe on my rights. They have their opinions, fine. I have mine. Leave me and the constitution alone and we'll be happy. :) Start messing with my constitution and I'll brandish my religion and a gun, and I'll teach my children how to use it.

That's the end of my political rant. I will embrace the Obama family as our First Family and will give Pres-Elect Obama every opportunity to keep my confidence. And, as long as I am not asked to overstep my morals, I will support him as my leader. God Bless America.

In the meantime, we are building up our food storage (that we even use from time to time) and building up our savings. I am even registering Eliza for a Charter home school to start next fall. That's how much confidence I have in our public education. We will take care of ourselves. I will not be expecting the government to take care of us. So we will be taking care of our own family.

Isn't that how it should be? Be as self-sufficient as possible? Since when have we started expecting the government to take care of us? Since when has that been a responsibility of the government?? Oh, yeah, since FDR took on the economy during the depression and now people feel entitled to government assistance. "Why should I get a job when I can get Unemployment?"

Great, thanks. Too bad I'll never get to spend any of my social security. Glad I'm still paying into that bowl. I'm just praying for the Second Coming to happen before I have to retire. :)

Problem Solved!
End of Rant

02 November 2008

Saw a Movie...

...referred by my cousin (thanks, Jacque), P.S. I Love You. A bit slow, but it made me think, and cry.

I wasn't expecting it to be about cancer (I won't say anything more than that) but it was unexpectedly thought-provoking. I called Daryl home from school early so I could watch it again with him. I was pretty emotional all evening, and I'm still not sure that he got why. I'm a pretty emotional person, by nature, and crying is not foreign to me. But thinking about loosing a loved one, watching them throughout the dying process, isn't something anyone looks forward to. I saw so much of that working at the Cancer Hospital. This movie put that all in my face again that day. "This could be a possibility for us." For anyone, really. Anything could happen (the movie is very positive, you see no dying, just wanted to throw that out there).

So far, we've been blessed and will continue to be. D was given a wonderful blessing and his scans have been clean. The next one is in a few weeks (19 Nov). Thank you for all your prayers and words of encouragement. In the end, it comes down to our own personal determination. He is my hero and I love that I work every day helping other people...pay it forward.

I think we should watch that movie too.