Friday, May 28, 2010

Big ideas from the kid

Big idea 1...If your date has fangs sticking out from his mouth, RUN because that means he is a vampire!

Big idea 2.....I have decided that I am not going to brush my teeth anymore because I like it when the tooth fairy comes and leaves me money.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Man, I love my kid

Two things in the last week make me think that I am doing good by the kid.

1) upon hearing about the CNN study on children and race, I found the picture (actually, I paused the vid on my computer) used and asked her some of the questions. She looked at me like I sprouted a second head. "Mommy, they are ALL pretty!" "MOMMY!! It is MEAN to say any of then are ugly!" (she then threatened to spank my butt)

2) I explained to her that we have laws that say a store owner can't throw a person out of their store because they are black, or hispanic, or whatever else. Then, I told her that someone thinks we should not have those laws.

Her response? Mommy! That is EVIL!!

(I used store and race for simplicity...she IS seven and has the attention span of a humming bird on speed)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A few random things about me

~ I am a native Texan who now lives in North Carolina
~ I am the mother to the kid, who is 7
~ I have been married for 9 years
~ I have a soap making business (check out slide show to the left for pictures of some of my designs)
~ I am 4'11 and 1/2 THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
~ I want a pet pig and I would name it bacon.
~ I have a twisted sense of humor
~ I am very strong minded and an independent thinker. People seem annoyed by this for some reason....and it amuses me.
~ My favorite meal is chicken fried steak. No one here can make it right...or even at all.
~ We bought our first house three years ago. I have never lived in an owned house, I grew up in apartments.
~ I miss the beautiful roadsides of Texas spring- especially bluebonnets.
~ I have a BS in Psychology. What am I doing with it? Cleaning the church. Hey that is better than nothing!
~ We have two cats, Jojo and Sophie and a bunny, Alice. All are rescues.
~ I love to read and study different subjects. Sadly, now a days, I just do not have the time or attention span.
~ I grew up for most of my child as a strict fundamentalist. I HATED those ugly denim skirts/ jumpers and my long split end, stringy hair. They day before I started Highschool- I gave that all up, cut my hair into a bob, threw the skirts/ jumpers away and found a less legalistic church.
~ I am all about loving and saving the earth.
~ I am an unapologetic liberal...christian, too. Imagine that!
~ I hear thunder right now and it is making me miss the house rattling thunder from home.  It is not REAL thunder if it does not make you jump out of your skin!

That is about it for now. I am just your average Jane boring person. ;)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Jesus loves me this I know...

 Here is a most excellent essay on the love that Christ has for us. It is rather long so you might like to print it out to read.

One other thing. Don’t accept substitutes. Don’t believe the lies. Once you see what Jesus’ love is like, stay there. Don’t put any other person or place or idea in that place, especially not one that’s a lie. Nothing can separate you from Jesus’ love for you. Nothing can stop you from being loved forever.

Anything that says otherwise isn’t Jesus.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The kid's To-Do list

The kid decided that she needed a to-do list for her day off school.

Play bate list
Play out side
wach vidos
rede boocs
play vido game /sonic
play with my toys
go on a scavrg hnt
wach crattoons
say good bay

She's good at getting her thoughts on paper...we just need to work on that spelling!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

How I love my church family!

I am reminded often just how much my church means to me. You all have accepted us  blemishes and all.  We do not need to put on a show of holiness. You have loved on us and you loved on our daughter- even when she needs to be peeled off the walls. Matthew and I both have grown more in faith over the past nearly two years than we have at any other time. We look forward to every Sunday morning when we get to worship with you all.

It is easier to be so far away from home with the friendships we have formed. You are like a second family to us and in many ways even better than my own born family.

Love you guys! *sniff*