Friday, October 30, 2009

I'm so confused....and sad

Hang tight with my while I get back on my soap box.

I think I got lucky when I was born into the family that I have. My parents were always very accepting of others and taught us to do the same - no matter if we agreed with the choices or not. To them, God's most important teaching was that of love and acceptance. It wasn't until later in life did I realize that others weren't taught the same way. Call me silly, but I truly believed that everyone thought this way. Why wouldn't they? Why isn't forgiveness, caring, understanding, not judging and love at the top of everyones minds? Granted, I'll be the first to admit that some of these do present a struggle to me from time to time, but I know they are important.

Today, I learned that there are people that believe that our President is trying to silence Christians by signing a Hate Crimes Prevention Bill. I'm so confused. While I understand there are many that don't agree with gay people, and that's's the beauty of America....we can have our own opinions and beliefs. But is it Christian to beat up gay people? I'm so confused. Seriously, this one has me stumped. How is that silencing Christians? How is protecting people from horrible hate crimes unchristian? If someone can explain this to me, I'm all for listening....doesn't mean I'll agree. I'm just so tired of being saddened by the hateful things people say about others. Can't we all get along and love each other? That's what God wants, isn't it?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I really do have the most wonderful friends...

It's true - I really do. This past weekend, my friends in Oklahoma had a baby shower for me and it was truly amazing. It's hard for me not to see everyone so often - I mean, it's almost been 5 years since I moved away from there. I feel very lucky that we have all been able to keep in touch all of these years. Each person holds a special place in my heart and I hope I never lose touch with them. I would be too sad. It REALLY makes me want to move back to Oklahoma - like today. Maybe it will be a dream come true one day. For any of you that read this that shared in such a special weekend - thank you. My life is better because of your friendship and I really appreciate it...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

They move....even when I'm sitting perfectly still

Even though pregnancy isn't my cup of tea....I still find things to laugh at. Like the fact that I can be sitting perfectly still and my boobs magically bounce up and down. How is this possible, you ask? Well, the alien child that lives in my belly has figured out the right place to kick right under my rib cage so that my boob bounces up and down. I didn't think it was really that noticeable until I was in a meeting this morning with several co-workers. I was talking about important stuff (everything I say is important) when I noticed my coworkers looking at me awkwardly. Finally one of them burst out laughing that my boob was bouncing up and down. How can you not find this hilarious? He's going to be a trouble maker, I tell you. One of the things that makes me most curious is how he can maneuver this. You see, both his head AND his feet rest comfortably under my rib cage....he's a little confused. Yet, he can still muster the strength to kick my boob. Awesome.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Why do they always find me?

I think that all lost dogs know to come find me. All lost dogs in our neighborhood, that is. I think they know that I'll freak out and do everything possible to find their owners. Most of it is because I would hate if someone ignored our dogs if they found them wandering the streets. This morning, I found another dog as I was leaving for work. Of course, I picked the muddy thing up and started ringing doorbells. Thankfully, the owner was the second doorbell that I rung. When this happens, it's funny - I never really get the reaction I hope for. If someone brought me my dogs after being lost, I would be overjoyed and do everything I could to thank them. This morning, they guy just mumbled thanks, took the dog and shut the door. I'm pretty sure if a large pregnant woman found my lost dog and took the time to find me, I would say more than "Thanks." Tom told me not to deal with any more lost dogs after today. It sends me into a panic - again, because I am so scared of our dogs ever being the missing dogs. Maybe I am the dog whisperer. Dogs know that I will help them, so they come and find me. Weird....

Monday, October 12, 2009

I Love My Creative Friends

I really do love that all of my friends are creative. Thank goodness for that because I don't have a creative bone in my body right now. Over the past several months, I have reconnected with an old college friend of mine. This girl was my potluck dorm roommate my freshman year - and I would have to say my best roommate I ever had. I think it was because we didn't know each other before then, so we didn't in each others business. Now she lives not too far from Tom and I and her and her husband have a cute little boy. She is lucky enough to be able to stay at home with him and has a side business making bibs, burp cloths, baby bags, etc. I had her make me some stuff and I was totally stunned when she gave them to me yesterday. I am scared to use them because they are way too cute! You'll have to check out her website - I just can't tell you how impressed Tom and I were - this stuff is awesome! Here are some pictures of what she made us:

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I Officially Quit You... MTV Teen Shows

Number One - I fully recognize that I am WAY too old to watch this stuff. But, for some reason, I still tuned in to the season premiere of The Hills and The City on MTV last night. I'm so embarrassed that I even admit this to the public. Mainly I watch it because it's been slightly entertaining. Not anymore. It's horrible. They are obviously trying too hard to make some sort of crazy drama happen. I can't do it anymore. I officially quit MTV and it's crazy teen antics. It's been a long time coming, but I have grown up. Reality TV on Bravo is so much better anyway......

Friday, September 25, 2009

Breakfast of Champions

I crack myself up most of the time. I am completely brain dead - COMPLETELY. How do I know this? Well let me tell you a little story.....

I had to go to Walgreens this morning to drop off a prescription. As I am on my way, I think to myself, "I should stop at Sonic and eat breakfast since I didn't eat anything this morning." So I go about my business, get my french toast sticks and orange juice and happily eat away. After that, I head to Walgreens, drop off my prescription and head to work. Once I get to work, I realize, not only did I have wonderful Sonic for breakfast, I also had eaten cereal and toast at the house before I left.

How does one forget that they already ate breakfast?! Seriously?!