Sunday, November 30, 2008

Argh!

Why is it that when you go to put up your Christmas tree and string the lights half of the lights on the string are out?! It drives me NUTS!!!


Hopefully, this doesn't happen while I'm putting the lights up!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Mommie Dearest

If it weren't for my mommy, I wouldn't be here today.

Ok, a little extreme, but the way I've felt this past week, I think it could possibly be true.

Possible? o Impossible? (right Skii?)

Let me take you back, back, waaaaaaaay back to the beginning. See there was this young married couple who already had 2 kids and decided to go for perfection....too far back??? Oh alright.

It will be two weeks ago tomorrow that I had that little tickle in my throat. And you know what that means....break out the Echinecea and Zicam! So, I did. Only, I didn't continue with the Zicam. That would make me what we call in the medical field "NON-COMPLIANT!" (Man I'd love those patients who would come in still complaining of the same eye problems they had the last time they were in. Then you ask them, "Have you been taking your eye drops as told?" To which they responded, "Nah. Don't need them drops!" To which you MUST respond, "If you took the drops like we explained to you, you wouldn't be in the same situation you are now!")

On to the relevancy.....I didn't take my Zicam and I suffered. The following Wednesday, I went home sick a half day and I haven't been back since. I wish it was the mere fact that I won the lottery or married myself a sugardaddy thus negating my need for a job. However, my cold got worse and I just felt miserable.

So, Friday comes along and I feel better, but still not quite well enough to drive to work. (If I lived 5-10 minutes away, I might have attempted it, but not when it's almost a half hour to work.) I actually do some work from home and get it done and lay down for a bit. The next day, I'm feeling even better, but then have some leftover pizza for brunch. (Breakfast of champions, eh?!) The rest of the day, I just felt like something was off. Not sure what, but something.

Then 7:00AM Sunday rolls around and so does everything left in my tummy. Yep. Now I've got either food poisoning or the stomach flu. Either way, NO FUN! If you're newer to my blog, the Readers Digest version is I pretty much spent 2006 and part of 2007 sick from my gallbladder. Now that said gallbladder is gone, I shouldn't be having problems. (Shouldn't being the operative word here). So, I get to spend most of Sunday going back and forth from my bed to the bathroom. Woohoo!

Now, we get to the good part. My mommy comes downstairs when she realizes that I'm truly sicker than she thought I was. She brought me hot chicken broth, tea, crackers and all the usual upset tummy parapharnalia. Once, after bowing to the porcelain god, she gave me a hug and just held me for a bit. Took me right back to when I was little and she'd do the same thing when I was sick (when any of us kids were sick actually). It was so comforting and helped if even for just a few minutes.

I'm taking this opportunity to let you all know that I have the BESTEST mommy in the world! She even took me to the doctor today and patiently waited one and a half hours while the doctor and nurses poked and proded me to see what was wrong.

Their diagnosis?

*shrugs*

Could be my tummy just didn't like what I put in it and since my other doc stopped my tummy pill last week, it could be that. It could be that my "gallbladder" is now deciding it likes living in a glass house and is just throwing stones all around the place. My doc isn't sure, but he's going to try to find out.

So, after all that time in the doc's office, what did I get?? I got less blood than when I walked in there and papers to get an ultrasound done (again) and permission to go back to work.

That's why I said earlier that if it weren't for my mommy, I wouldn't be here today. And, yeah? So? I'm 33 and still live with my parents. If you were as sick as I was, you'd wish you could live with your parents too!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Gettin' Into the Spirit

So, it's that time of year again.

Nope!

Not Thanksgiving!

Apparently, we're just going to bypass that holiday this year and jump straight to Christmas. Now, I don't mind celebrating the birth of Our Lord (which is the true meaning of Christmas and not thinking of all the things you get from others), but seriously people, do we need to start the madness earlier and earlier each year?

I don't remember the stores putting out their Christmas items until right before Thanksgiving. One holiday at a time was the motto. Nowadays, however, we are just SO busy in the month of December that we couldn't possibly get everything done we need to get done before then. So, we must start in August. Yep! Let's just skip the "Back to School" bonanza that occurs each and every fall and just go straight to Christmas.

I've been in several stores who have put out all their Christmas paraphernalia by Halloween! Come on! You mean kids can't even enjoy all that spooky, scary stuff in the stores before they traverse one more aisle over to find Santa peering over his specs at them?

One holiday at a time!

I bet most of you have forgotten that tomorrow is Veteran's Day. (or Remembrance Day for those across the pond) It will cross your mind when you try to do some banking or check your (physical) mailbox to see if the mailman has brought you anything good....possibly some early Christmas presents?!?! So, please take a moment to think of and/or thank someone who's sacrificed a part or all of his/her life to preserve your freedoms....at least while we still have them.

And as for you who have asked for a Christmas present from me, here's what you should expect to find under your tree on December 25th. Hope you like it!








ONE HOLIDAY AT A TIME!!!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Why I Can't Vote For Obama

Why I Can't Vote For Obama
By Huntley Brown

Dear Friends, A few months ago I was asked for my perspective on Obama, I sent out an email with a few points. With the election just around the corner I decided to complete my perspective. Those of you on my e-list have seen some of this before but it's worth repeating...

First I must say whoever wins the election will have my prayer support. Obama needs to be commended for his accomplishments but I need to explain why I will not be voting for him.

Many of my friends process their identity through their blackness. I process my identity through Christ. Being a Christian (a Christ follower) means He leads I follow. I can't dictate the terms He does because He is the leader.

I can't vote black because I am black; I have to vote Christian because that's who I am. Christian first, black second. Neither should anyone from the other ethnic groups vote because of ethnicity. 200 years from now I won't be asked if I was black or white. I will be asked if I knew Jesus and accepted Him as Lord and Savior.

In an election there are many issues to consider but when a society gets abortion, same-sex marriage, embryonic stem-cell research, human cloning to name a few, wrong economic concerns will soon not matter.

We need to follow Martin Luther King's words, don't judge someone by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I don't know Obama so all I can go off is his voting record. His voting record earned him the title of the most liberal senator in the US Senate in 2007.

NATIONAL JOURNAL: Obama: Most Liberal Senator in 2007

To beat Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton as the most liberal senator, takes some doing. Obama accomplished this feat in 2 short years. I wonder what would happen to America if he had four years to work with.

There is a reason Planned Parenthood gives him a 100 % rating. There is a reason the homosexual community supports him. There is a reason Ahmadinejad, Chavez, Castro, Hamas etc. love him. There is a reason he said he would nominate liberal judges to the Supreme Court. There is a reason he voted against the infanticide bill. There is a reason he voted No on the constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. There is a reason he voted No on banning partial birth abortion. There is a reason he voted No on confirming Justices Roberts and Alito. These two judges are conservatives and they have since overturned partial birth abortion. The same practice Obama wanted to continue.

Let's take a look at the practice he wanted to continue

The 5 Step Partial Birth Abortion procedures:

A. Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabs the baby's leg with forceps. (Remember this is a live baby)
B. The baby's leg is pulled out into the birth canal.
C. The abortionist delivers the baby's entire body, except for the head.
D. The abortionist jams scissors into the baby's skull. The scissors are then opened to enlarge the hole.
E. The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted. The child's brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby is then removed.

God help him. There is a reason Obama opposed the parental notification law.

Think about this: You can't give a kid an aspirin without parental notification but that same kid can have an abortion without parental notification. This is insane.

There is a reason he went to Jeremiah Wright's church for 20 years.

Obama tells us he has good judgment but he sat under Jeremiah Wright teaching for 20 years. Now he is condemning Wright's sermons. I wonder why now?

Obama said Jeremiah Wright led him to the Lord and discipled him. A disciple is one in training. Jesus told us in Matthew 28:19 - 20 'Go and make disciples of all nations.' This means reproduce yourself. Teach people to think like you, walk like you; talk like you believe what you believe etc. The question I have is what did Jeremiah Wright teach him?

Would you support a White President who went to a church which has tenets that said they have a ...

1. Commitment to the White Community
2. Commitment to the White Family
3. Adherence to the White Work Ethic
4. Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available to the White Community.
5. Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting White Institutions
6. Pledge allegiance to all White leadership who espouse and embrace the White Value System
7. Personal commitment to embracement of the White Value System.

Would you support a President who went to a church like that?

Just change the word from white to black and you have the tenets of Obama's former church. If President Bush was a member of a church like this, he would be called a racist. Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton would have been marching outside.

This kind of church is a racist church. Obama did not wake up after 20 years and just discovered he went to a racist church. The church can't be about race. Jesus did not come for any particular race. He came for the whole world.

A church can't have a value system based on race. The churches value system has to be based on biblical mandate. It does not matter if its a white church or a black church it's still wrong. Anyone from either race that attends a church like this would never get my vote.

Obama's former Pastor Jeremiah Wright is a disciple of liberal theologian James Cone, author of the 1970 book A Black Theology of Liberation. Cone once wrote: 'Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him.

Cone is the man Obama's mentor looks up to. Does Obama believe this?

So what does all this mean for the nation?

In the past when the Lord brought someone with the beliefs of Obama to lead a nation it meant one thing - judgment.

Read 1 Samuel 8 when Israel asked for a king. First God says in 1 Samuel 1:9 'Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will do.'

Then God says

1 Samuel 1:18 ' When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, and the LORD will not answer you in that day.' 19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. 'No!' they said. 'We want a king over us. 20 Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.' 21 When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the LORD. 22 The LORD answered, 'Listen to them and give them a king.'

Here is what we know for sure.

God is not schizophrenic

He would not tell one person to vote for Obama and one to vote for McCain. As the scripture says, a city divided against itself cannot stand, so obviously many people are not hearing from God.

Maybe I am the one not hearing but I know God does not change and Obama contradicts many things I read in scripture so I doubt it.

For all my friends who are voting for Obama can you really look God in the face and say; Father based on your word, I am voting for Obama even though I know he will continue the genocidal practice of partial birth abortion. He might have to nominate three or four Supreme Court justices, and I am sure he will be nominating liberal judges who will be making laws that are against you. I also know he will continue to push for homosexual rights, even though you destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for this. I know I can look the other way because of the economy.

I could not see Jesus agreeing with many of Obama's positions. Finally I have two questions for all my liberal friends.

Since we know someone's value system has to be placed on the nation,

1. Whose value system should be placed on the nation.

2. Who should determine that this is the right value system for the nation?

Blessings, Huntley Brown
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