Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I am so glad that I don't get any local news stations right now. This is the biggest blessing in all of the hassle we've had lately with DirecTV.

At least I won't be watching this garbage...

Too true...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Husband Blind Dates

After eight glorious years of marriage, I have finally learned something about my dear husband, the wonderful Erik.

He does not like to be set up on blind dates with other husbands.

You know. When you and another girl get on so well that you think, well, of course, we should double date. Of course, since me and girlfriend get along, husbands will quickly hit it off too. They are bound to become boosom buddies, fantasy football pals, confidants, accountability partners. (Okay, maybe the last two are a stretch...)

In any case, I make friends just a smidge faster than the wonderful Erik. He's friendly, just more reserved initially. So, recently I have approached him about making a new couple-aquaintance. He's basically asked me to interview the husband through the girlfriend a couple more times before going out on a double. I think that's a pretty good idea. I'm pretty sure he's put up with plenty of awkward moments for my sake. The least I can do is try to make sure there will be a love connection when we do finally get the husbands together.

The Name

Have you ever stopped to wonder at the names of God? In my Bible study we have been working through the life of Moses. And in Exodus, God reveals himself as "I Am that I Am". Whereas He revealed himself as El Shaddai, God Almighty, to Abraham, He now revealed himself as I Am, or I Am That I Am, Yahweh, Jehovah. I Am, He is. Always. Forever. No beginning. No end. He's not relative to anything or anyone. He is. Amazing.

The names of God are also the characteristics of Him, or his personality, which He has revealed to us. And doesn't it blow your mind that those revelations are only part of who He is? Even the revelations about His personality are only as much as He's chosen to reveal.

It is humbling and exciting to find new ways to wonder at God. I only know as much as He's revealed. Awesome. I'm excited for eternity.

Do you have any favorite names for God?

What is going on...

I have been swamped. I'm sorry that I haven't posted. Here come some quick hits.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I've Been Banned...

My BFF, one of the blondes, has asked me not to read her blog. Apparently something amazing has happened in her life and knowing that I struggle against envy, she has asked me not to read her blog. I'm wondering if she thinks I'll not be friends with her anymore...

Also, yes, I'm the one who had the conversation with her on the phone. The one whose kid still poops her pants and anywhere else except the toilet.

So, whatever the news is, YEAH. I'm sure I'll be really happy for you. Unless, of course, you just got a new mini-van. Which might just send me over the edge. ;)

Am I the only one who is so disgusting inside that friends (or family, come on, I'm honest) would rather not tell me when they have amazing news? Oh, what a horrible realization about myself this has been. And not that it wasn't needed. It totally is. It's exactly what's needed. I need to be shown my reflection every now and then. Or I might just go around with toilet paper stuck to my shoe, and lipstick on my teeth, or my skirt tucked up under my panty hose.

I am using this time instead to reflect on what God may be trying to tell me through my dear friend. All things happen for the good for those who love Him. And I Love Him alot. So, I'll not read and trust.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I'm Just Sick

As you can imagine, I'm horrified at the Senate by passing their version of the Bail Out Bill. And I'm seriously disappointed by the 25 Republican Senators who voted for it. Not only did they just vote to give away tax payer dollars, but they added over 110 BILLION dollars in PORK! WTH?!?!?!

Not only is this bill CHOCK full of pork, but it also sets up another agency called the Office of Financial Security and can administrate the "Troubled Asset Relief Program" all under the sole authority of the Secretary of Treasury, a non-elected position. This is setting up a socialist-type oversight of all financial institutions who want to have "security" of the funds through market turmoil. This will not work in a free-market. Institutions will want security, and will then have to trade in their ability to make profit. This could potentially have disastrous side effects.

By the way, the bill is now 451 pages long. Don't even try and tell me this is an emergency relief package. (Senator Kyl, thank you very much!) If this was such an emergency then Congress would have acted last week. Furthermore, the longer this takes to get through, the better the financial markets seem to be doing. How about we let the market operate as it's supposed to and you leave it the heck alone? You get me Congress? (Pardon me, I'm very upset.)

On page 261 we get to the so-called TAX EXTENDERS, AND ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX RELIEF. Sounds good, right? It starts off not bad, with the renewal of the Alternative Minimum Tax, and local and state sales tax deductions. And then we get to the good stuff. All the little people whose businesses will now by subsidized by tax-payer dollars.

Let's just see who is on the list for some money, shall we?

Sec. 312. Deduction allowable with respect to income attributable to domestic
production activities in Puerto Rico.
-Um, hi. I like rum as much as the next person. But I wasn't aware that the rum market was taking a financial hit because of the housing crisis. If anything, the sales of rum would go up, since it's a proven economic fact that the amount of alcohol consumed goes up when the financial market goes down. (a la The Great Depression.)

Sec. 319. Extension of work opportunity tax credit for Hurricane Katrina employees.

Sec. 325. Extension and modification of duty suspension on wool products; wool research fund; wool duty refunds.
-Again, is the wool industry being adversely affected by the mortgage bubble? I wasn't aware of it. I know, they must have a good lobbyist.

Sec. 502. Provisions related to film and television productions.
-Really? You make a movie and you get to take a deduction? No wonder Hollywood is in the bag of the Dems.

Sec. 503. Exemption from excise tax for certain wooden arrows designed for
use by children.
-Wow. New low. I guess instead of soccer, Reagan will be picking up archery. You know, since the U.S. is so gifted in that sport. But maybe I'm being unfair. This exemption only applies to all-natural woods without lamination or artificial means of strengthening the spine. More trees for arrows! I want only organically grown wood for my arrows.

I would like to encourage you, my friends, to contact your Congressmen (Reps and Senators) and tell them what you think of this bill. Don't believe the T.V. media. This will not help America.

Video for the Thursday

Ooooh, look at that corruption. And at the center of it is Obama.