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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy_Thanksgiving.jpg Happy Thanksgiving! image by alisonfishman

I hope that you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Im baking pies today and tomorrow our house will be full of people and lots of good I for sure will be a wobblin!!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Toons 4 Tuesday

Hope you all have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

something to think about

Be aware of the thoughts doing battle in your mind, for some of them will win and become your actions. Be aware of your actions, for those which are repeated will become your habits. Be aware of your habits, for they will make your character. Pay attention, because your character creates your life.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thought 4 Thursday

“I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.”

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Yes its me...Im still alive!!!

As you know from my last post, our life took a wee bit of a turn, last week the place where Josh works did some down sizing and he was one of them that was let came as a complete shock to us and now that its been a week we've learned to deal with it a little better. We have our moments but for the most part we are learning to just deal with what is put in front of us for now and believe that everything will work out for the best in the end. Lucky for us Josh does qualify for unemployment so that will help some. For now he's job hunting, has been helping me deal with our online store which business there has kicked up (thank goodness) and helping me to start a second store dealing with USED items, plus he's been tackling some items on the "honey-do" list!!! I also helped my son Devin start up a store. He's only 11 but he is always asking what he can do for money. Then with us starting our online store he wanted one too. So hes making handmade buttons, key chains, mirrors and more and we created an online store for him to sell these items on so go check them out they would make a great stocking stuffer!!! So that's whats been happening here!!

My thought for Thursday is:

"God doesn't give you the people you want, he gives you the people you NEED. To help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you and to make you into the person you were meant to be."

and my music for Monday is:

Always remember to never let the weight of the world bring you down!!

anderson_isi_27932.jpg Kim Anderson image by babyblue13_photos

Friday, November 6, 2009

Prayers needed........

I've been away for a couple days and it does feel good to get emails from some of you asking if everything is ok. Ive read the stories on blogs of others losing their jobs or their significant others losing theirs, I see it on tv about places closing their doors and knowing that many are now without jobs. I've always thought Josh and I are so lucky that isnt happening to us. That was then.... now its happened to us...Josh was let go from his land surveying job as the work load just isnt there so they had to start eliminating jobs. This came as a huge shock to us and everyone else, no one was given any warning this could be happening, at the end of his day Tuesday, he was told that was his last day, that they had to let some people go and he was one of them. Its taken the last few days for this to soak in and for us to learn to come to grips with the reality of it. We have cried, got angry, and have sat in silence well trying to deal with this. But we have also said we will not let this bring us down. Its scary, but we will find a way to survive this. I've always believed that things happen for a reason and Im trying to believe that now . Sure I know its a sign of the times...things are rough all over and everyone is being hit by this in one way or another. But I am trying to hold on to the belief that this too will eventually have a good ending, and maybe even one day see that this too happened for a reason. Josh has done land surveying for 13 years, living in the area we live in its going to be almost impossible for him to find another job doing that, and its a job he really likes. He was driving 50 miles one way every day of the week for this job. So yes its a little unsettling knowing theres a good chance he isnt going to find another surveying job around here. Plus we live in a town where businesses are closing their doors every month. We have the fear our town is going to soon be a ghost town. We have talked about wanting to move to Texas to be closer to my brother and sister, but I have a really hard time thinking about leaving my older boys who are both in college here in Nebraska and only 50 miles away from me, but now who knows it might be the only thing we can do, so that Josh can get a job he really likes, and make the money he is used to making. So now we are filled with many things to think about and what could be some life changing decisions to be made. So keep us in your prayers.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Morals..where did they go??? defines morals as:

n : motivation based on ideas of right and wrong

I cant help but ask where are everyone's morals almost every night when the news comes on and I hear about yet another person getting caught having an affair, another person getting in a car after drinking and driving and killing others, another child gone missing, another person being beaten to death or raped and people standing around watching!!! What is going on here???? What ever happened to "treat others as you would want to be treated" And why as a society do so many thrive on these things? I mean we take someone like David Letterman,he cheats on his longtime girlfriend/wife/mother of his child with SEVERAL women, and the media pitys HIM? The only thing he can possibly be sorry for is getting caught. Sure nobody deserves to be at the center of an extortionist plot, but a woman who has been with a man for 20 years doesn’t deserve to be cheated on either. And how can a 15 year girl be at a homecoming dance and get raped and beaten by 10 guys while 20 other guys stand around and watch and no body does anything??? Where are these peoples morals??? What is happening to everyone?? I tell you it scares me to think that these are the kind of people around us. The morals or lack of, that are displayed in some of these cases make me cringe. I know that some of you will say thats why I dont watch the news, but not watching it does not make it go away. Its still happening and way too often!!! Last night while watching the news I heard them blaming the fact that sweet cereals are placed lower for kids to see and want, and candy is always placed by registers to attract kids and that there are games you can play on the internet that is directed towards kids and it has to do with sweets they eat. These things were being blamed on why kids are obese these days. I just thought to myself are you serious?? As a parent if you feel your child is obese then its up to YOU to do something about it, don't buy those foods, make them do some physical activities, but dont blame the fact the sweet cereal is down low on why your child is fat. This lead me to my next thought and I know some of you will not agree and that's ok. But again I blame some of the violence and the sexual abuse that's happening now a days on the crap that is put on tv, and in movies and in video games. Now I don't believe that these things will make a normal person go crazy and go out and do something horrible, but I do feel that having so much violence and sexual content available plays a part in making those that DO these kind of crimes feel its ok, or in some ways its justified, because of the things that's put out there in the media, and for entertainment purposes. In my opinion something needs to be done about this. Its time we start letting known sex offenders out of jail to walk around and be free to do it again when statistics show they are likely to be repeat offenders. Its time to start protecting each other and not just stand around and get some kind of sick satisfaction out of watching another person being raped or beaten to death. There is so much talk about CHANGE....these are things that NEED TO CHANGE....or its not going to be disease, or old age that kills us off..its going to be us as a society that does it!!
I know that America had to move forward and leave behind some of our flawed ways of thinking but in our quest for liberation, are we going too far the other way?

Am I the only one who feels this way?

Toons 4 Tuesday

Monday, November 2, 2009

Music 4 Monday

I've always had a major crush on Nick Lachey....and this song just makes ya melt inside...well it does me anyway.