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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

5 on Friday

1. If you could pick your own theme song, what would it be? Don’t worry be Happy by Bobby McFerrin.

2. Now be honest...if others had to pick a song that described you, what would they choose? Probably "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley—I am constantly reassuring people that every little thing is gonna be alright! or The Bitch is Back by Elton John..LOL

3. What song would be/was the first dance at your wedding? "Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong. Need I say more?

4. What song gets stuck in your head most often?  There is always a different song runnin in my head..this is impossible to answer!!

5. What song would you want played at your funeral? I would like Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Domestic Violence

Have you ever really thought about domestic violence?
Have you ever heard a disturbance at a neighbors home and wondered?
When you see inappropriate behavior, do you say anything? What is inappropriate?

If you were in a restaurant and saw it would you speak up?
What makes it okay when it is in the home?
Every 15 minutes in the United States alone a woman is beaten by someone who claims to love her.
Worldwide it is about every 3 minutes...
1 out of 4 females in the United States will be raped sometime in their life.
WTF people?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I Remember When

  • Girls were not allowed to wear pants to school
  • Cashiers in grocery stores entered the price of each item in your cart manually into the cash register
  • Seat belts in cars were an option
  • You did not have to wear said seat belt
  • Babies were laid across the mothers laps while the mother was driving said car without wearing a seat-belt.
Okay, I didn't say everything I remembered was okay!
  • When schools actually had lockers for books to be kept in
  • If you misbehaved in school, you got a "whack" with a paddle the size of Alaska
  • You didn't misbehave in school a second time
  • Spring Break was called Easter Break
  • The only radio stations were AM
  • Which you listened to on your Transistor Radio
  • Your class all stood and repeated The Pledge of Allegiance and the Lord's Prayer each morning.
  • Playing outside until Mom would yell your names throughout the neighborhood.
  • Playing "Kick the Kan" in the street with all the neighborhood kids.
  • If a girl was going out on a date, he had to meet her father first.
  • Black and White TV
  • An ashtray in a new car was not considered an option.
  • Playing Monopoly as a family after dinner.
  • The A/C in our house was a "swamp cooler". Which consists of a box, fan, vents and the garden hose dripping cold water into the back of it. (yes it was purchased that way)
  • Cloth Diapers 
  • When disposable diapers were being tested
  • When TV Dinners tasted good!
  • Friday and Saturday nights were "date night"
Okay, what do you remember?

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Being a Parent

As parents, we sometimes go too far trying to help and protect our kids from life's harsh realities and disappointments. We don't want our kids to struggle like we did.
But Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Dan Kindlon says that overprotected children are more likely to struggle in relationships and with challenges.
We're sending our kids the message that they're not capable of helping themselves.
To quote clinical psychologist Dr. Wendy Mogel:
"It is our job to prepare our children for the road, not prepare the road for our children."

Friday, August 22, 2014

5 on Friday

1. What do you most want to be remembered for?
My wackiness and friendship. I want to be remembered as someone who could cheer up at least one person and to be a good friend.

2. What quotation best fits your outlook on life?
Hmm, a tough one. I guess “smell the roses”.

3. What single achievement are you most proud of in the past year?
Eating with utensils without stabbing myself in the eye.

4. What about the past ten years?
Easy, my family.

5. If you were asked to give a child a single piece of advice to guide them through life, what would you say?
Have fun, work hard, study hard, and be yourself. There is only one of you, so make the best of it.