Sunday, November 30, 2008
The boys and I go back to school tomorrow. We all need the structure and will be glad to go back. I think the boys are really looking forward to going back. They both asked me yesterday and today when it would be school day.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Date: Nov. 29, 2008
Location: Clemson, SC
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
The boys spent this afternoon gathering pine cones for me. They had a great time doing this. Next week we will start making ornaments and decorations for the holidays.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
OK, I will tag:
I have to tell you 6 things about myself and then tag 6 more people.
1. I am strong in my faith and an activist at heart and will be taking part in more causes. Several are dear to my heart: pro-life, children's causes, and being Eco-friendly.
2. I have been on a cupcake making frenzy lately. My friend, Maisie, calls them Fairy Cakes (I just love that name!)
3. I live in a small house in the country and absolutely LOVE it! I always thought I would like a bigger house but now my little cottage is just right. No way that we can get lost from each other here!
4. I have 5 cats - all who stay in the house when it is cold outside. The oldest is 13 and the youngest is less than a year.
5. I lost my mother almost a year ago. I miss her.
6. We are debt free except for the house. I am a devoted Dave Ramsey fan. I find living debt free goes nicely with going green!
Now, I will tag:
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
He is the pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church in downtown Greenville.
And he has become my personal hero.
In a nutshell, Fr. Newman told his parishioners that if they voted for Barack Obama, they embraced “intrinsic evil” since Obama's opponent was a “plausible pro-life alternative.” And as a result, those Obama voters need to seek forgiveness from God before they receive Holy Communion again.
Does this guy have guts, or what?
Finally, a religious leader comes along and deals with the 800-pound elephant in the room: how do supposedly religious people reject the sanctity of life and support someone who voted against a “Born Alive Infant Protection” law which would protect babies accidentally born alive after a botched abortion?
Frankly, if that's not evil, I'm not sure what is.
And it takes a priest in Greenville, South Carolina to rise up against all the moral relativism we face in the world and speak the truth.
In a letter posted on the church website, Rev. Newman said that Catholics who voted for a pro-abortion candidate should seek penance for their sin before receiving the Holy Sacrament of Communion, “lest they eat and drink their own condemnation.”
Of course, he's not just making this up. He cites the Bible as the basis for his message, quoting from I Corinthians that forbids partaking of the body of Christ “without recognizing the body of the Lord.”
When discussing this gutsy priest on my radio show this week, a few liberals called in and complained about him “mixing politics with religion.”
And the fact that the left has managed to turn the issue of abortion into “politics” is simply a deceitful way to try and make the taking of an unborn baby's life something as mundane and ordinary as taxes or fixing potholes.
As a result of that scandal, many Christian- and Catholic-bashers saw fit to condemn the entire Roman Catholic Church with hateful and vicious attacks, despite the fact that millions of loyal, faithful Catholic churchgoers were as appalled by the abusers as anyone else.
Say what you will, but few religious faiths and organizations have had the rock-solid conviction to fight for unborn babies like the Catholic Church has had.
And judging by the actions of this one priest in South Carolina, they're just getting started.
I pray that more priests, ministers, and rabbis follow suit.
How can a spiritual leader stand at the pulpit every week and ignore the slaughter of millions of innocents?
Why would a pastor be inclined to defend an individual, politician or otherwise, who could support partial-birth abortion or the destruction of the life of an unborn baby at any stage?
May a hero like Rev. Jay Scott Newman of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville, South Carolina serve as a wake-up call to sleepy, lazy church leaders who don't want to address this issue, one of the most important issues of our lifetime.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
We are not using our natural gas to heat with this winter. It is cheaper for us to use electric space heaters. It helps that we do not get really cold weather too. I have the thermostat set at 58 or some such cold temp. I think the Farmer's Almanac is calling for us to have a warm winter. I would like to have 1 small snow.
The boys had their hair cut today. My hair stylist is so good with them. He cuts it in a nice little boy cut and then gels it for the day. They think they are so cool!!! To celebrate Veteran's Day, they insisted that we do out to eat since we lived in a free country. How do you reason with that? So, we went to Applebee's - mainly because kids eat for $1.50 on Tuesday. They had a good time and received lots of compliments on their new haircuts!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Thank you for your letter. I am sorry that I did not see it when I left your money and took your tooth! I thought the tooth was the only thing under your pillow. Next time I will look closer.
I do love you very much! I think your teeth are so pretty. Do you brush them every day? I want you to take really good care of your teeth. Remember to floss too!
I knew you were in the 2nd grade because I have known you all of your life! You are such a smart boy and I am proud of you!! Always take your time and try your best in school. I know you want to be a dentist when you grow up!
I don’t give people $5 or $10 for a tooth! A $1 is what I give. Maybe I was out sick one night and my substitute might have left more on accident. Don’t worry; I will make a note in my book about that!
My favorite color is orange - just like yours!! I also love all the other colors!
You asked what I looked like? When you close your eyes and think of me, you will see me!
Thank you for a sweet letter!
The Tooth Fairy
Saturday, November 8, 2008
This afternoon they are touring Fort Sumter. I would love to be with them!!
I know they will have a good time. I wrote Dennis' cell phone number on a piece of paper for each of the boys to keep in case they get separated from their daddy. (Daddy just doesn't supervise as well as mama!) Anyway, they know if they get lost, they are to find another daddy with boys or a mama with children to help them find their daddy. I told the boys to keep a close eye on daddy to make sure he doesn't get lost. And, if daddy misbehaved to call me and I would "straighten" him out! So much fun for them!! I am excited for them!!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
The Freedom of Choice Act is:
*“a bill in the United States Congress which, if enacted, would abolish all restrictions and limitations on the right of women in the United States to have an abortion, whether at the State or Federal level” - according to Wikipedia
*a way to make sure that minors can get abortions without having to notify their parents - according to the National Organization of Women (the 5th Q&A), which supports FOCA
*a way to force taxpayer-funding of abortion, according to the Family Research Council (the second to last paragraph) here is a link to the actual text of the Freedom of Choice Act
Once the Freedom of Choice Act is passed and signed into law, no Catholic doctor will be allowed to refuse abortion services on account of conscience. No hospital, Catholic or otherwise, will be permitted to opt out of the genocide. And taxpayers will be required to pay for the abortions of all women who can't afford them. These are sad realities, but they are indeed included in this Act. (AmericanThinker)
Last year, speaking to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, president elect Barack Obama, made a promise: "The first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act," he said.
If FOCA is passed, it will increase abortions by 125,000 more per year in the United States.
I wonder if he has ever heard of "Thou shalt not kill?"
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be (Psalm 139:13-16).
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Deniska was sick today. He threw up at the dinner table. Fortunately, no one was hit and we had not started eating yet. I had a meeting after school and during the meeting he complained of a really bad headache and tummy ache. He turned white as a sheet and became really clammy. Once he threw up and took a bath, he said he felt fine. I wonder if it was something he ate (like the ton of Halloween candy) or just a virus? I'm glad we are out of school tomorrow for him to rest.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Grab the nearest book.
Saw this over at Every Little Thing and I just had to give it a go. I reached for a book on the table beside me:
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Next weekend, Dennis and the boys are going with our church's cub scout group for a camp out on the USS Yorktown in Charleston, SC. The cub scouts had extra slots left over. We had to buy the boys new sleeping bags and they both wanted a cover for them. (The sleeping bags were cheap at Wal-Mart - they were on sale!) So, they dug through my fat quarters stash and came up with the material they wanted me to use. Actually, they both picked out pink flowers the first go around. I felt that the other boys might tease them so we picked out different material. The material we ended up with was after many, many discussions. But, they are happy and I guess that is all that matters. I'm in a sewing mood now. I need to check my Christmas list and see what I can sew up tonight!