Sunday, April 29, 2007
Sophia was being so funny.. I was cracking up the whole time. She already thinks she is a Diva.
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Thursday, April 26, 2007
I was trying to take some updated pics of me for my side bar and to show how much my hair has grown out since we took the clippers to them last spring. These are the best of them but I don't think I can use any of them but the self absorbed gal that I am thought you might like to look at them lol.
Sometime I'll have to post pics chronicling my hair from supper long, to supper short, to now in between
I am addicted to Diet Pepsi. In the past when I have stopped drinking soda all together 10 pounds just melt off.. it would be sweet if I could do it again. A cube of Diet Pepsi only lasts me 2 maybe 3 days.. that is over 50 cans of soda and almost $20 a week. It is no wonder my teeth are rotting out and I need denchers by 30yrs old. If I don't have my soda I get massive headaches and am very unpleasant to be around (that may account for last rant posting lol) I will steal change to go to the gas station to get my fix if I don't have any on hand or beg and plead even bat my blue eyes and shake my booty at my hubby to try and get him to keep me in soda. Ofcoursse sometimes he is just as bad with his Mountain Dew.
I swear my mom started me on soda from the bottle.. she was a Pepsi addict. I remember from an early age asking for a sip of her soda and getting yelled at (but not in Alex Baldwin style) for guzzling more than half of it down. I remember switching to Diet Pepsi when I was about 12 or so when I went to visit mom's friend for the summer and that is what she drank. I remember my brother and sister staying up all hours of the night playing Nintendo fueled by the caffeine in our soda. When I was pregnant I did switch to Sprite and tried to drink more milk (yuck) but after I was done breast feeding I went back to soda. There has been periods where I have been soda free and a real good water drinker. It helps when no one else is drinking it in the house and you carry a water bottle with you everywhere you go, refilling it. This is what I had in mind when we got the expensive water softener for the house after we moved in. The water here is nasty and the water softener is a wonderful improvement... if only I can remember to do the regular maintaining and make sure it is full of salt.
I don't let the children drink soda like Josh and I do.. because I know it is not healthy and it would be even more expensive if all 6 of us were guzzling it down. They are not allowed to take sips or share our sodas, I use the excuse that we dont want to pass germs because some one is almost always got a bug and I know they think it is way unfair. I know I am a hypocrite.
This week, not on a conscious effort but driven by economics I have cut my soda intake. Monday I only had four. Tuesday I had three and yesterday I had only one. Today I will have none. Yesterday instead of buying a cube of soda I bought a jug of Arizona Diet Green Tea. This is what I drank last summer when I lost a good amount of weight. But I can't find it in the single servings anymore, only the jugs or big cans. I much prefer single servings.. easier to take with me in the car or keep track of just how much I have drank. Lipton Green Tea comes in single servings and it is all over the place in Wal-Mart.. but I can't stand it. I think Arizona is sweeter and has not so much of an after taste.
A new addition to our diet is V8's V-Fusion. I have been buying it a few weeks now. The main reason is for the children but it has helped fill in the soda gap for me too. Lilly is my main problem eater.. she refuses to eat anything that even looks like a fruit or veggie. I have talked about this before and how I am at my wits end with her on this. We tried getting the regular V8 tomato juice for her to try but she hated it. I was so happy that she tried the V8 Fusion.. I was sure she was going to chuck it like the other but she took one sip and gave the thumbs up. This helps so much in getting the daily servings of fruit and vegetables and antioxidants in all of our diets. It comes in 3 different yummy flavors, 12 once single servings and 48 ounce bottles. The only down side is it is something on the pricey side for me but I think it is worth it. So that is where my soda money is going to go.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Last Friday my hubby and I actually got to have a date night. He was supposed to be going out of town for an extended amount of time in the next week for work, so I begged and pleaded.. noo.. demanded a night just for us, and that we actually DO something besides sit in front of that idol thing he calls 52' HD TV (ok ya.. I admit it.. I love it too.. amazing picture and sound). Ofcourse he left it to me to actually THINK of something for us to do that would not totally break the bank and be something we both would be interested in. Didn't want to go to a movie, bars and clubs are not as fun as they used to be, didn't know of any good bands playing locally, casinos are stupid (we both lived in Vegas and find the gambling boats here laughable and boring) golfing is in the opposite direction of our babysitter, you wouldn't think it would be so hard to find something to do without all the kids! I was whining about it to my friend over the phone and she suggested that I keep my expectations low so I would not be mad at my hubby for not meeting them lol but she also gave me the great idea to go to a local comedy club called The Comedy Forum. That's something different! We had never gone to a comedy club before and the tickets were only $12 a person. And after a week like last week who doesn't need a good laugh!
Josh agreed that sounded like fun with dinner at a close Chinese restaurant. You know I love Chinese and dug in good *burp*. At dinner I choose to address something that was annoying me about my beloved, dear, sexy, wonderful man of a husband. I asked him.. nooo.. told him.. his work is off the list of topics for the night!!! More than lately he has absolutely NOTHING else to talk about. When we are at church.. that's what he talks about, when we are visiting his parents.. that is what he talks about (even had the audacity to answer the rude question about how much he made last year), when he is on the phone, that is what he talks about. While I agree his work life is a very important thing and so so so interesting and full of drama and travel and excitement, a technical feat for the ages *snicker* there has got to be something else rattling around his brain worth sharing with the class. (you don't see me write much about him and his work because he has forbad me from it.. I know too much dangerous gossip..um more like he talks too much so I know too much that could embarrass him or others or cause more on the job drama.. so I try and obey that wish)
Do you think for five minuets he could not talk about his job???????? HAHA NO!!!!! I about slapped him.. he hadn't even asked me how my day was and how was the thing I went to at Annie's school. His response was, what thing at Annie's school? Ya, I had to cuss at him. I had told him all week I was going to volunteer, it was on the calendared, I even told him that morning. Maybe this just goes to show I can go ahead and do anything I want because either he doesn't care or just wont pay attention. gurrr Maybe he thinks we have reached that point where we can just sit and eat and have nothing to talk about like those 60yrds you see at the early bird specials? Either way I found it sad and funny at the same time. I don't know if I should laugh a hearty laugh..ohh that is just men.. or cry a good cry.. he doesn't care what I think or what goes on in our home life anymore. And he wonders why the kids and I were bawling our eyes out the other night when we watched Click.
After dinner we had a bit of time to kill so we visited the Sprint Store across the street. The Christmas before last he got me a cell phone (finally) but it was the no thrills standard one you get for FREE. A month after that he goes and gets himself a new way cool video/camera/mp3 very expensive phone. Needless to say I was a bit miffed. We are waiting for our 2 years to be up for me to trade my phone up to a better one but my friend insists you don't have to wait that long to exchange your phone in. So Josh suggested we go in and look and maybe for Mother's Day (not holding my breath) he'll get me a new phone. Apparently my phone is worth right now $75 credit towards a new one at list price. I really don't need much in a cell phone.. I am just being whinnying and bitchy lately I guess. I did not see too much that really was for me. The one I did like the most was a video and camera phone but you can use a memory card in it for easier downloading to your puter.. if it came in pretty pink or lime green then it would almost be perfect.. oh and if I can transfer all the info and pics on my current phone. Ya I don't ask for much huh.
We arrived about 30 min early to the Comedy Forum and it was happy hour in the front that doubled as a bar. I had some yummy shots that tasted like cherry red lifesavers and then when we got in for the show another shot and a fruity drink. I am not sure if the show was all that funny or if I was laughing because I was on my way to getting drunk. Really the show was about what I expected, a bit of blue humor but not too too bad, oh and ofcoure a few jokes about Christians and Prolifers.. no I wasn't laughing then. Yep.. open season on the Christians but not a one about any other religious category. Sadly those were the jokes that got some of the biggest laughs.
Thankfully Josh was driving and we got home before midnight. What a bunch of old folks we have become! We sat down, took our shoes off.. him in his leather recliner and me on the couch. He turned on the tv.. and I passed out.
Maybe girls night out will be more fun?
Monday, April 23, 2007
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Supreme Court Upholds Partial-Birth Abortion Ban on 5-4 Decision
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The Supreme Court has reversed a decision it handed down in 2000 and upheld a Congressional ban on the gruesome partial-birth abortion procedure. The ruling indicated that the federal ban on the abortion procedure did not violate the so-called right to abortion established under Roe v. Wade. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion for the Supreme Court and indicated that the abortion advocates who sued to overturn the ban "have not demonstrated that the Act would be unconstitutional in a large fraction of relevant cases." President Bush signed the national partial-birth abortion ban into law in 2003 and abortion advocates took it to court in three separate lawsuits and federal courts in each case relied on the Supreme Court's decision in 2000 and declared the ban unconstitutional. Saying the "decision is alarming," Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissented in the case and said the court should have followed its previous decision on the controversial abortions. Justices Stephen Breyer, David Souter and John Paul Stevens joined her in the dissent. The ruling is the first major abortion case in which new Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito have ruled, perhaps giving a clue as to their views on Roe itself. Read the complete story.
Partial-BirthAbortion Ban Decision Could Lead to Overturning Roe v. Wade
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the federal ban on partial-birth abortions could pave the way to a ruling reversing the high court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade that toppled pro-life laws across the country. That's something pro-life advocates relish and pro-abortion activists fear. The thought is that if the high court could reverse its 2000 decision on partial-birth abortion that it could change its mind on abortion itself as well. Wednesday's ruling is the first major abortion case in which new Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito have ruled, perhaps giving a clue as to their views on Roe itself. The pair might very well join Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas and a fifth justice in the future who would form a five-judge group giving it the majority on the high court for the first time since the landmark 1973 case. A fifth judge is needed because Justice Kennedy supports Roe despite his joining the majority in the partial-birth abortion case and writing the main opinion. Abortion advocates sense the thread Roe v. Wade is hanging by and communicated their fears to supporters in emails sent out on Wednesday. NARAL president Nancy Keenan worried that, with the partial-birth abortion decision, "the Supreme Court has not only supported an abortion ban with no exception for a woman's health, it has given the green light to the anti-choice movement's plan to outlaw abortion entirely." Read the complete story.
GOP Prez Candidates Back Partial-Birth Abortion Ruling, Democrats Opposed
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Republican and Democratic candidates for president in 2008 predictably took different positions in response to a Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday upholding a federal ban on the gruesome partial-birth abortion procedure. GOP candidates supported the high court's decision while Democrats opposed it. On the Republican side, the candidates who lead in most polls -- ex-New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and Arizona Sen. John McCain -- both side they agreed with the decision. "I'm very happy about the decision given my position on abortion. Partial birth is one of the most odious aspects of abortion," he said at a campaign stop in South Carolina. "It is critically important that our party continues to stand on the side of life." Meanwhile, Giuliani said, "The Supreme Court reached the correct conclusion in upholding the congressional ban on partial birth abortion. I agree with it." Giuliani previously opposed a ban on partial-birth abortions but told Fox News in February he had changed his position on it. In a statement to LifeNews.com, Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback indicated he also supported the partial-birth abortion ban ruling. “This ban was enacted to put an end to one of the most grotesque forms of abortion, and it is completely in line with the respect for life that is at the very heart of our Constitution," he said. "This is a great step forward for our nation's citizens, born and unborn.” Of the Democrats running for president, Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware voted for the ban while Sens. Hillary Clinton of New York and Christopher Dodd of Connecticut voted against it. North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, missed votes on the ban running for president but said he doesn't support it.Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, also opposes the partial-birth abortion ban and the high court's ruling and said he is "extremely concerned that this ruling will embolden state legislatures" to do more to stop abortions. Read the complete story.
President Bush Applauds Supreme Court Ruling on Partial-Birth Abortion Ban
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- President Bush said on Wednesday that he was pleased with the Supreme Court ruling upholding a ban on partial-birth abortions that he signed into law in 2003. Bush's signature was a departure from former President Bill Clinton, who vetoed bans on partial-birth abortion and drew the ire of the pro-life movement. "I am pleased that the Supreme Court upheld a law that prohibits the abhorrent procedure of partial-birth abortion," the president said in a statement LifeNews.com received from the White House. He said he appreciated that the nation's high court allowed legislatures to make law on important issues like abortion rather than creating it from the bench. "Today's decision affirms that the Constitution does not stand in the way of the people's representatives enacting laws reflecting the compassion and humanity of America," he said. Bush pointed out that "an overwhelming bipartisan majority in Congress passed" the bill. The partial-birth abortion ban is a part of the numerous pro-life actions the president has taken during his tenure saying it "represents a commitment to building a culture of life in America." Read the complete story.
Pro-Life Groups Want Ban Enforced at New Jersey Partial-Birth Abortion Ctr
Englewood, NJ (LifeNews.com) -- Now that the Supreme Court has upheld a national ban on the gruesome partial-birth abortion procedure, pro-life groups are turning their attention to enforcement of it. They're starting in New Jersey at an abortion center that likely does more partial-birth abortions than anywhere in the country. Several pro-life groups, including New Jersey Right to Life, the Legal Center for Defense of Life and Crossing Over Ministry held a press conference yesterday outside the Metropolitan Medical Associates abortion business. In September 1996, Metropolitan admitted to doing 1,500 partial birth abortions a year, most on healthy mothers of healthy babies. "The practical consequences of today's decision take place right here in Englewood," Richard Collier, president of the pro-life law firm, told LifeNews.com in a statement. "We're here to call on U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie to enforce the statute against Metropolitan if it continues to do partial-birth abortions," he said. Marie Tasy, executive director of New Jersey Right to Life, said her group was pleased that the high court upheld the partial-birth abortion ban but "We want to make sure that the ban will be enforced." Read the complete story.
Associated Press Story Misleads on Partial-Birth Abortion Polling
New York, NY (LifeNews.com) -- Responding to the Supreme Court's decision on Wednesday upholding a federal ban on the partial-birth abortion procedure, the Associated Press ran a sidebar news story concerning the current state of abortion polls. However, the news article erroneously claimed that Americans do not support a ban. "Most Americans favor some restrictions on abortion, though not the outright ban on late-term abortions addressed by Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling," the news agency said. However, polls from a variety of media and other sources find Americans consistently support a partial-birth abortion ban in a broad bipartisan fashion. A late July 2006 poll by Quinnipiac University found 76 percent of Americans believe partial-birth abortions should be illegal except when necessary to save the life of the mother. Only 15 percent supported the partial-birth abortion procedure. And, in March 2006, a Fox News poll found that Americans back a partial-birth abortion ban by a 61-28 percent margin with even Democrats (51-35 percent) supporting it. Women (66-23) were more likely than men (55-32) to support the ban on the gruesome abortion procedure. Read the complete story.
States Could Seek More Abortion Limits Thanks to Supreme Court's Decision
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- One of the benefits of the Supreme Court's decision Wednesday upholding the national partial-birth abortion ban is that it could assist state legislative efforts to reduce abortions. The ruling also touched on the rights of states to limit abortions but also contained an important legal ramification. Writing for the 5-4 majority in the case, Justice Anthony Kennedy affirmed that "The government has a legitimate and substantial interest in preserving and promoting fetal life." "The government may use its voice and its regulatory authority to show its profound respect for the life within the woman," he wrote in the ruling. "The court has given state and federal legislatures wide discretion to pass legislation in areas where there is medical and scientific uncertainty,'' Kennedy added. Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council also commented on the important legal outcomes resulting from the decision. "The opinion also seems to indicate that the Court is rethinking the way in which challenges are brought by the abortion lobby to every statute affecting abortions," he told LifeNews.com. "For years, the abortion lobby has been able to stop almost all legislation by 'facial challenges,'" he explained. "Now, perhaps, they will have to prove their case in court, as everyone else has to do." Read the complete story.
Media Frames Coverage of Supreme Court Case From Pro-Abortion Viewpoint
by Brent Baker
The ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts on Tuesday night all ran full stories on the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling upholding the Partial Birth Abortion Act, but while each included arguments from justices in the majority, featured a soundbite from pro-life lawyer Jay Sekulow and offered at least a brief description of the procedure, they all framed the stories in ways favorable to those on the losing side. All led into competing soundbites by putting abortion supporters on the side of "rights" -- describing "abortion rights supporters" versus "abortion opponents" -- characterized the ruling as imposing a further "restriction" on abortion instead of as expanding protection for the unborn, and creatively distanced themselves from the "partial-birth" abortion term. ABC's Charles Gibson saw "a long-sought victory for abortion opponents" before Jan Crawford Greenburg fretted that "abortion rights activists were devastated." CBS's Wyatt Andrews highlighted how "abortion rights supporters bitterly protested" since "the ban is now the first abortion restriction ever approved with no exception for the health of the mother." NBC's Chip Reid related that "abortion rights activists worry this may be only the start of a campaign to limit abortion rights." Read the complete story.
Pro-Life Groups React to Supreme Court Decision on Partial-Birth Abortion
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Pro-life groups are elated about yesterday's Supreme Court decision upholding a ban on partial-birth abortions. The decision was a reversal of a 2000 ruling that overturned a Nebraska ban on the gruesome abortion procedure and invalidated the bans passed in other state legislatures. The National Right to Life Committee complained that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her allies "blocked this law for 12 years." "But finally, it is illegal in America to mostly deliver a premature infant before puncturing her skull and removing her brain, which is what a partial-birth abortion is," NRLC's legislative director Douglas Johnson told LifeNews.com. Nikolas Nikas, the Bioethics Defense Fund president and general counsel, told LifeNews.com about some of the legal aspects of the court's decision. He said it seems to signal the Supreme Court's rejection of unsupported and speculative facial challenges consistently brought by the abortion industry to strike down reasonable abortion regulations. That could be good news for state legislation that sometimes runs into roadblocks at the local and appeals court level as attorneys defending the laws now have another strong case to cite to defend them. Serrin Foster, the president of Feminists for Life, said the court was especially moved this time by testimony during the federal appeals court hearings about the actual method of partial-birth abortion. “This is a procedure that hurts women,” Foster said. “After three days of intense, forced labor, the doctors stop the delivery, kill the child by stabbing it in the back of the head, drain the baby’s brains, and discard the baby. At the end of this procedure, the woman has an empty womb, empty arms and a hole in her heart.” Read the complete story.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2007
The media is calling it the worst shooting in American History. A Massacre. A deranged collage student shooting up class rooms on the campus of Virginia Tech, killing 32 people and then the coward committed suicide. There doesn't seem to be any rational explanation for his actions. Eye witnesses say he had a cold stone blank face, showing no emotion and not saying a word as went down the halls and class room to class room executing anyone he could.
America is shocked, horrified, grieving with the family and friends of those lost. While I do not know any one personally who was murdered in these shootings I still grieve for the community and all it is going threw. It may seem like evil has won out the day.. wiping out 32 promising and productive lives. But more and more inspiring stories of courage and strength under fire are coming to light and I have to believe what was meant for harm will but turned around and be used for good and God's glory. If only to remind us all how fragile life is, how in a second it can be taken and that we need to cherish each moment we have breath. If only to remind us that no one is promised tomorrow and that we all will die. If to wake some up to the fact that death is a relality and not to put off making choices today.
I am sure when those people woke up that Monday going about their daily routine they had no inkling that it would be their last day on earth and by the end of the morning they would be face to face with God. What if it was you? What if today was your last day? Would you be ready? Would your soul be ready? Would you know for a fact that you would enter heaven? The Bible says,John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." Have you made that choice yet? Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord, repented of your sins and asked for forgiveness? If not, think about doing it TODAY. You do not know if today is your last day. You may be going about your daily routine, just like those students Monday were. I am sure there are many of them who said..oh I have time, I will live my life for me right now, I have time to settle down later and make choices about faith and where to place it later. Don't put off today, tomorrow is not promised, you are not reading this plea by accident.
It doesn't seem fair that innocent young lives were taken so easily and quickly. But this is the world we are living in. A sin filled world full of choices and we are effected by others sins and other's choices. I know we want to play the blame game and wonder how this event could of been avoided. Gun control, mandatory counseling for the young man when warning signs were present, campus should of been shut down sooner, tighter security, and on and on it goes but at the end of the day those halls and class rooms still have the blood all over it, no matter how much you clean it up. The World just gets darker and darker. Even if every measure that can be thought up had been enacted, you can not account for crazy and evil.. it seems to find a way into the safest of places. We can not place our hope and faith in men and a false sense of security, because men fail, security fails, humans fail.
I choose to place my hope and faith in God, or else how could I get threw a day. Knowing how messed up everything is, I can see why people are depressed and put faith in medicane, in happy pills, in anything to escape the reality. My soliace is there is more to this life than the here and now. There is a divine plan in everything and somehow I am apart of that plan. If I die tomorrow I have the promise that my life will account for something, that it was not all for nothing and at the end there will be the reward of being with my Lord. I do not have to worry about those who can kill my body.. it is the one who can kill the soul people should be concerned about.
Monday, April 16, 2007
This Easter I actually got Zane and Josh in ties! My camera doesn't do them justice.. one day I'll get a better one : P And all my girls are looking sooooooo grown up in their pretty dresses.
In past years the Easter Plays were all children but this year they went with a mostly adult one. The girls were very disappointed they were not in it. But Zane and did a wonderful job. The whole play was awesome and I was bawling my eyes out. My camera wouldn't take good in the dark so I can't share the awesome job they did with the sets and costumes and how well the actors did. Everyone worked very hard with all the practices and set building. Maybe when and if they post pics to the church website I'll send a link.
The kids have grown so much since last Easter. Our hair is finally growing longer. Last year we had shaved our heads just before Easter.. what a big change. I need to get some updated pics of me for my side bar and redo my graphics. Also last year Josh was not home for Easter so it was very special that he was able to be home this year.
After church we went down to the In-Laws and had family dinner. The kids had a nice time playing with the cousins and I had wine and got half drunk. Not a bad way to deal with the In-Laws.. made my day alot smoother, but I won't make a habit of it. Good thing Josh was driving : )
I hope everyone had a Blessed Holiday and was able to enjoy family time.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Bill Keller of Liveprayer.com was again invited to host his live prayer show on Howard Stern's Sirius Channel yesterday. You can hear the replay here. I think it is amazing that he was asked back on not twice but now a third time and he is able to speak God's Truth and reach people who often only hear secular views about Jesus Christ and the Bible. On his one hour special he publicly put out there the challenge to Rosie and her comments about Radical Christianity being no different than Radical Islam.
Here is an excerpt from his daily devotional speaking about it and asking you to encourage her to the debate:
"***ROSIE CHALLENGE!!! Monday night, I issued a formal challenge to Rosie O'Donnell to a debate on Howard Stern's Sirius radio channel regarding her outrageous comment that "radical Christianity is no different than radical Islam," as well as her hostility to the Christian faith. Rosie uses her daily pulpit on ABC's "The View" to continually spew her anti-Christian remarks uncontested and nobody has the guts to challenge her. Please be in prayer that she will accept this challenge. YOU can help by encouraging Rosie to debate me by contacting "The View" at: email@example.com or by fax at: 212-456-0951."
Rosie passes off her opinions as fact and no one stands up to her, there is no true debate with her on that show.. she is a bully. Expects of her rants while on The View can be seen at stoprosie.com
Personally I have not watched The View since that Lucy Lui chick left for National Geographic, it's just not the same or really worth my time watching any more but I know Rosie O'Donnell's comments have hurt many people and it infuriates and astounds many that she still has a place on what should be a prestigious panel of women. What ever happen to that loveable women who hosted The Rosie O'Donnell Show those years ago?
I think it would really be interesting to see her debate with Bill Keller who would challenge what she says, not just gloss it over with a dumb "I can't believe she said that" look that you see on Barbara and her crew's face. But as informative and fair as that kind of debate would be I highly doubt Rosie would rise tothe challenge.
*ATTN: The View has changed their email address. The one we gave yesterday has been disabled, but we have a new one. You can help by encouraging Rosie to debate me by emailing Barbara Walters at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Yesterday I got a nice note in the mail from Norma Gunner. She doesn't know me that well but has called in the past when she felt lead to give me a word. She lives in Western Missouri and has come to our church a few times as guest speaker with her husband Laval. This note she sent blew me away and had me in tears because it is so timely.
Here is part of it:
As we enter this time of year celebrating "His Resurrection" be encouraged for just as He Christ was raised from the dead, those dreams , hopes and desires that you've given up on, thinking them to be dead, get excited Sister for new life is blooming in root. Things are about to change for your good. "Trust God".
Those words I will hold on to! I am so thankful she prays for me and is willing to share when lead to. She doesn't know my situation and all that is going on with me so I know for a fact this is right from the Holy Spirit. I am excited to see how God is going to be working.. because right now I just don't have a clue. I all but want to give up for looking for a job. Yes I know I don't have to work but I feel like I should be at least getting ready to. I feel discouraged when I think about my little education and experance and what is out there is almost not worth applying for. I also have to find something that will work around the kids and all that. I have always wanted to work in a nice office on computers and phones and I want to return to school and get a degree in teaching. Are those the hopes and dreams he is talking about? Or is it another one.. I used to have so many you know. Is he somehow going to have me be more in service to him.. serving him another way? Vollunteering at a PRC or more on the front lines? Or other outreach areas? I am not sure what is in store but I have a promise right here, new life is blooing in root!
Monday, April 2, 2007
Am I showing my age with this question???
I am trying to practice for a typing test I know I will undoubtedly have to take in my job search. I seemed to of uninstalled my Mavis Beacon typing tutor that I had on my computer so I went looking online for typing tests for free. Threw my search and test taking I found something new out. Modern day typing only has one space after the period. WTH?!
I took typing and keyboarding in school and as I am sure most of you do and know, the proper thing.. at least back then (gawd like that was soooo long ago?) is double spacing after a sentence. It is so ingrained in me that I am messing up on the single space tests and that is lowering my score. And that frustrates the perfectionist in me to noooooooooo end.
Has anyone heard of this debate?? Is this what they are teaching in school and will it soon be the standard?? And what do employers think and require? Which one should I be practicing?!
Silly that such a small thing should throw me off but this is a big change and gosh, I guess I am getting old and set in my ways. No fair to change a fundamental rule like that!
Here is an article I found explaining it simply and has links to other sources that talk about the spacing debate further.
BTW my typing speed is varying between 65-70 wpm. " )