Thursday, July 31, 2008

My new company

I'm gonna start a business...wanna know the name of it?? "I'm your Bitch Inc." I'm getting t-shirts made in case you wanna start up a franchise of your own. Seriously, if someone asks me to do one more thing today--I MIGHT explode...that includes miniature people. It's not that I don't like helping people...or running errands...but wow. Sometimes you just wanna sit on your rump and drool on yourself. On a funnier note: Here is what happens when you visit the dry cleaner's at LEAST twice a week (more like 3-4 times a week)--> Your three year old starts "playing" dry cleaners...right now she is "delivering" me "two suits" as I sit and type. Oh, now she asked me if I want a sucker...fabulous. Yes, I'd like a sucker very much please...what's the points value?

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Something to make you go "Hmmm"

Well, as you may or may not know, I've officially become a hippy. Just need my broomstick skirt and cloth diapers (which I am actually considering). I've done a lot of research on vaccines in the past few months...and I have decided to put Sam on a "delayed" vaccine schedule. Meaning that although he will receive MOST of the AAP recommended vaccines, I am choosing to give them on a MUCH slower schedule. And some vaccines I am declining altogether. God has put this on my heart and has been very persistant that I LISTEN to Him!! I thought I would share some of the information I aquire with those that read this blog. Please note: I understand that A LOT of information that is found via the internet is extremely biased and completely I very meticulously pick and choose what to base my beliefs upon. I have also been reading some really informative books, if you're interested I can give you the titles. Copy and paste this link...then watch the news clip. Fairly interesting, doesn't matter what side of this debate you're on...sure makes a girl think...

'Kay notes from church

James 1:19-21
"Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with you tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear. God's righteousness doesn't grow from human anger. So throw all spoiled virtue and cancerous evil in the garbage. In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life." (The Message)

Cultivating Kindness: No Grapes of Wrath Here by David Isreal (Danny took the notes because Sam was nursing--shocking, I know!--and my hands were full so I'll just type out what he wrote down.)
**In the presence of rudeness, be kind (reminded me--Kathryn here--of my daddy)
**Chose to live in a kind way. Remove negativity. Do not allow the circumstances of your life to cause negativity.
**Kind people reduce stress. I.E. Like during a fight or a tense meeting--kindness diffuses the situation
**Take a step to become more positive
**Remember: God has been SO kind to you, therefore you are called to participate in the kindness of the world.
**Go beyond what is reasonable, give kindness that cannot be reciprocated
**The pastor ended with the Boy Scout motto of "Do a good turn daily"...I didn't know he was a boy scout until he talked about it this morning...but now that I THINK on it, it really doesn't surprise me!

I also like the idea of God being our gardener and we, as Christians, being "landscaped" in His Word.
Okay...that's all for today. I'd love to hear your thoughts. And yes, Emily, I'm almost CERTAIN to post something re. vaccines...

Let's see how this works...

I'm a writer at heart. Always loved to put my mind on paper (well, in this case, ummm...the screen...), even considered a profession in teaching English before I became a nurse--then my mom cut her finger off. But that's a story for another day.... My sister says I would be "good" at blogging--"It's organized and not cluttered" she says--we'll sister, she bounces :) I DO like organization and tidy-ness! Today is Sunday. We went to church. The sermon series is on the fruits of the spirit--a different one will be covered each week. Last week was "love"--we missed last week. This week was kindness. Glad we didn't miss THAT one. I'll type out my notes when the kids take a nap. Right now I gotta go..Sam needs a diaper change, Grace needs a wardrobe change--imagine that.