Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Zane sent me this pic of himself yesterday while he was participating in Pro-Life Day Of Silent Solidarity at his middle school.
I did not get any calls from the school administration and he says besides having to remove the tape from his mouth and place it on his shirt, there were no complaints. He said a teacher even High-Fived him. Zane reported that once his school mates understood what he was doing they wanted to also participate and he gave them tape and fliers to hand out at free time too. I didn't get an exact number from him but knowing my son I am sure he influenced a good chunk of the small student body we have at TMS.
All in all I think he felt success and that in some little way he was making an impact. Like I have said in previous post I consider him so brave for his age.. I don't think that is something I would of even thought of doing but of course I was a nerd in 8th grade and not in the good way lol.
Now, if I can just convince him to keep his hair out of his pretty blue eyes!!!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I think I successfully transferred all my old blog postings from my aol journal to blogger.. it was a pain with error messages and doubles AND none of the pictures transferred.. ugh.. but at least it is taken care of and 5 years of entries are saved somewhere. Now I need to work on my FTP space. Do you know if AOL Pictures is included in the big DELETE on Nov. 1st??
So those of you who are on Blogger or read in that spot my addy is http://hunybeasopenjournal.blogspot.com/
Any tips on how to customize and get or add alerts on blogger would be appreciated.
I think sadly, I will make this the last entry for Hunybea's Open Journal on AOL Journals. You can find me on MySpace and now Blogger. I can not put into words how much this place has meant to me or how deep my love is for the friends and readers who have touched me and allowed me to touch them back. I hope we can follow each other out side of AOL and that my enthusiasm for writing will come back. Right now I feel so disconnected and uninvolved with the Word Wide Web, among other things.
I don't know if my writing was important or not..at least my son feels my pain.. when I told him what was going on he lamented with me and said.. oh mom you were so close to a book.. I just know some one was going to find you and want to publish you.. LOL he is silly but unlike others he knows how much I had put into my blog. No one can really understand unless they too have a blog where they invest so much of themselves in.. I still know people who have no clue what a blog is or don't see the point in having one.. much less read one.
Life carries on and bigger problems come and go.. soon we will be censored even more I think, soon my words will be stricken from any remembrance electronically.. maybe not today or tomorrow but it is coming. Much like in China where Google has agreed to filter for the goverment, the World will be filtered and anyone not going along with the program will be considered an enemy combatant. Don't think so? Go ahead and mock me.. but don't say you were not warned.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
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I just have to say.. I am soooooooooooo proud of my son. It is one thing for me to be passionate about being pro-life and talk to people about it and face adversity.. But he has been planning and excited about the silentday well before school even started, busy trying to get info out there to his classmates to participate and be aware. When I was his age I was not into anything besides getting in trouble and a trip to the Principal's office would have me shaking. He has not only talked to teachers and the principal about this but may have to take a print out of his rights as a student to the superintendent who is opposed to this event..and he is not even flinching at the idea. This is all him.. I am hands off.. all I said was what ever happen and what ever he chose to do I would be behind him.
I don't expect too much trouble with this.. but I am bracing for a call on that day. And what will I say? Let him sit in your office all day.. and when you look at him think about why he is there.. cuz I will NOT pick him up from school the whole day, I will be working and for them to expect a call and legal action from ADF (www.alliancedefensefund.org 1-800-TELL-ADF)
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Excuse me.. I am shocked, surprised, and I may cry just a little bit. This just shows how far behind I am.. I read this tonight along with a few postings in friend's journals about this latest kiss off from AOL:
Dear AOL Journals user,
We’re sorry to inform you that on Oct. 31, 2008, AOL® Journals will be shut down permanently. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
It’s very important that you save your Journals content before the shutdown. We're working on a way to easily move your Journal to another blogging service -- you can expect an email within the next week with more details about how to do it. We want the transition to go as smoothly as possible for you, so you’ll have two choices. You can either save your information manually and find another place to blog on your own, or choose to automatically transfer your Journal to a different blogging service we’ve selected.
In the meantime, please bookmark the People Connection Blog, where you can find out more about AOL Journals. You can also subscribe to the People Connection Blog RSS feed to stay informed about any changes. We’ll be updating the People Connection Blog often, so please check it regularly.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make this transition.
The AOL Journals Team
For the last 5 years I have put almost my whole life in the pages of this journal.. ya there was some bumps but all in all it is a good community and a constant in my life that I have taken so much comfort in over the years. Why oh why is this being dropped????! My last holding on with AOL beside my e-mail.. I have no other reason to do anything with AOL. Yes I have not blogged like I used to in the last year.. working and life has held me up.. but dang!! Surely God knew and he has helped decrease my desire to be as into AOL Journals or anything with the net lately so this change would not hurt so so bad? Not sure what I am doing.. I do mirror blog on my MySpace page.. so if anything you can find me there, ~Oh Mary~
Now an update that I am most excited about....JOSH IS HOME PERMANENTLY as far as we can tell right now! He has been home since last Friday. It is an ajustment but a good and very welcome one. God has been vastly blessing me these last few weeks.. I am not sure I would even have the space to list all the wonders that have been going on. But having Josh home is so awesome.. you don't even know.. but God did. He knew I was almost at my breaking point with out my hubby and how badly I needed him (and a good deep back rub). The timing is perfect.. I was about to tell him it was time to come hometo stay after the elections to hunker down and get ready.
The last year has been rough.. the last 3 he has been on the road back and forth home.. but the last year brought alot less home time.
The down side.. he came home because he was laid off. BUT I am not going to fret.. I am trusting that he will find work here in town and we will get threw. TV is already cut.. and I really am not missing it much. The only thing I truly miss is the news channel and keeping up with the campaigns and all the crisis going on with the country. But the Internet and talk radio are a good substitute.
Friends you know I have been open and honest about my Faith and World View and my longing for the time the Lord Jesus Christ will return. I believe all that we see and hear and go threw is for a purpose and part of God's Plan. I am pleading with anyone who reads this.. get ready.. get prepared.. mind, body, soul, Give your whole life over to God and trust him NOW. It's going to get hard and serious out there in the world in a very short time.. use the time you have now to be prepared... look up.. our redemption draws neigh!!!!