The Mind of One 25 Year Old

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Only A Mom November 9, 2009

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I have a friend who had her first baby a couple of years ago. I love her but to be honest and blunt, I don’t really like spending time with her anymore. ALL she does is talk about her son, whether we’re on the phone or in person. And if she does ask me something about me, most of the time she’ll interrupt me to ask him what he wants or to say to me “Did you just see what he did?” or “Watch him.” Then I feel awkward to finish what I was saying cause I know she wasn’t listening.

When we go out to eat together, she lets him eat off of my plate and just smiles at me. I don’t want a child whose been licking all over his fingers sticking those fingers in my food. I do love him but I miss my friend. It’s like now all she is is a mom, only a mom. Can we never get together just us two?

I don’t have children yet but I’m making mental notes of things as I’m learning them. Here’s the mental notes that I’ve made from this situation:

 

When I have a child:

1. I know everything she/he does will be so adorable to me and my husband but I’ll try not to interrupt people to make them take notice of my kid. I will just enjoy that cute mental snapshot for myself.

 

2. I will try and make sure that when I have a conversation with another person, half of the conversation is about the other person.

 

3. I will not call myself mommy or my husband daddy when I’m not talking to our kids.

 

4. I will not let my child eat off of other people’s plates.

 

5. I will not put a picture of JUST my baby as my profile picture on myspace or facebook. Putting a picture of her/him AND me is fine, but is it my profile page or my baby’s?

 

6. My husband will still be the most important person to me. I am certain that God and a strong marriage build a strong family. I know my kids will be so important to me and that I’ll love them more than I’ll ever be able to say. I know I’d be willing to die to protect them. But the order for me will go God, husband, and then kids. I’ve seen too many families and marriages fall apart because EVERYTHING was about the kids. The husband and wife didn’t take dates, didn’t make time for each other, and the kids ruled the house = not good.

 

Yes I want to be a mom. But I don’t want to ONLY be a mom. When I’m a mother, I will still be a christian, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a photographer, a (try-to-be) musician, etc.

 

All My Clothes Shrank, Obviously October 20, 2009

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I wish the reason was that all of my clothes shrank but I’m pretty sure it’s me that changed. My clothes from last winter don’t fit me. I tried a bunch of them on yesterday and they all look like spandex. This is very depressing. Well, it stops here. I REFUSE to gain one more pound! I’m off to go walk on the treadmill. The treadmill will be my new best friend.

 

Capitalism September 26, 2009

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Did anyone watch the two girls on Hannity last night? I’m sorry but those girls were ridiculous! All I have to say is if you don’t like Capitalism and the United States… then LEAVE! Move to another country that has the system in place that you like and after you live there for a few years, we’ll see what you think of Capitalism then. Why are we making rich people the enemy? We need rich people because they create jobs and most of them worked really hard to get to where they are. As Glenn Beck puts it, “I’ve never been hired or given a job by a poor man.” Who are you to say how much another person can make and who are you to take money AWAY from someone who earned it and give it to someone who has not? Yeah, let’s start teaching our children that they don’t have to work hard to make it in life because they can just get what they want from someone else who did work for it… does this sound crazy to anyone else but me?

 

Fantastic Idea! September 15, 2009

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Someone sent me an email the other day that had such a great idea in it. It said that we should put our car keys next to our bed at night. That way, if we hear someone trying to break into our house or something, we should hit the car alarm button. Hopefully it will scare the person or people away or at least it will eventually bring your neighbors to your house. I tried it the other day and my alarm button does work all the way from my bedroom. Great idea!

 

Remembering 9-11 September 11, 2009

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I’m praying for all of the people who lost their family and friends in the 9-11 attacks; I can’t imagine how hard today must be for them.  Thank you to all of the men and women who put their lives on the line everyday to try and keep all of us safe. I’m so proud to be an American and I thank God for allowing me to be born in the U.S.

It upsets me so much when I see on the news how worried some Americans are about the “rights” of evil terrorists. Personally, I don’t think that terrorists have any rights; they gave those up when they didn’t care or observe the rights of the thousands of people that they murdered or tried to kill.

 

Big Trouble August 13, 2009

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If President Obama’s health care gets passed, we’re all in BIG trouble.

 

Please Sign The Letter June 19, 2009

 

This is a letter that was sent to Glenn Beck by a 53 year old woman from Arizona. Please read it and if you agree with it, click the link and sign the petition to support this letter. Let’s stand up for ourselves!

 

I’m a home grown American citizen, 53, registered Democrat all my life. Before the last presidential election I registered as a Republican because I no longer felt the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. Now I no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. The fact is I no longer feel any political party or representative in Washington represents my views or works to pursue the issues important to me. There must be someone. Please tell me who you are. Please stand up and tell me that you are there and that you’re willing to fight for our Constitution as it was written. Please stand up now. You might ask yourself what my views and issues are that I would horribly feel so disenfranchised by both major political parties. What kind of nut job am I? Will you please tell me?

 

Well, these are briefly my views and issues for which I seek representation:

 

  • One, illegal immigration. I want you to stop coddling illegal immigrants and secure our borders. Close the underground tunnels. Stop the violence and the trafficking in drugs and people. No amnesty, not again. Been there, done that, no resolution. P.S., I’m not a racist. This isn’t to be confused with legal immigration.

 

  • Two, the TARP bill, I want it repealed and I want no further funding supplied to it. We told you no, but you did it anyway. I want the remaining unfunded 95% repealed. Freeze, repeal.

 

  • Three: Czars, I want the circumvention of our checks and balances stopped immediately. Fire the czars. No more czars. Government officials answer to the process, not to the president. Stop trampling on our Constitution and honor it.

 

  • Four, cap and trade. The debate on global warming is not over. There is more to say.

 

  • Five, universal healthcare. I will not be rushed into another expensive decision. Don’t you dare try to pass this in the middle of the night and then go on break. Slow down!

 

  • Six, growing government control. I want states rights and sovereignty fully restored. I want less government in my life, not more. Shrink it down. Mind your own business. You have enough to take care of with your real obligations. Why don’t you start there.

 

  • Seven, ACORN. I do not want ACORN and its affiliates in charge of our 2010 census. I want them investigated. I also do not want mandatory escrow fees contributed to them every time on every real estate deal that closes. Stop the funding to ACORN and its affiliates pending impartial audits and investigations. I do not trust them with taking the census over with our taxpayer money. I don’t trust them with our taxpayer money. Face up to the allegations against them and get it resolved before taxpayers get any more involved with them. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, hello. Stop protecting your political buddies. You work for us, the people. Investigate.

 

  • Eight, redistribution of wealth. No, no, no. I work for my money. It is mine. I have always worked for people with more money than I have because they gave me jobs. That is the only redistribution of wealth that I will support. I never got a job from a poor person. Why do you want me to hate my employers? Why ‑‑ what do you have against shareholders making a profit?

 

  • Nine, charitable contributions. Although I never got a job from a poor person, I have helped many in need. Charity belongs in our local communities, where we know our needs best and can use our local talent and our local resources. Butt out, please. We want to do it ourselves.

 

  • Ten, corporate bailouts. Knock it off. Sink or swim like the rest of us. If there are hard times ahead, we’ll be better off just getting into it and letting the strong survive. Quick and painful. Have you ever ripped off a Band‑Aid? We will pull together. Great things happen in America under great hardship. Give us the chance to innovate. We cannot disappoint you more than you have disappointed us.

 

  • Eleven, transparency and accountability. How about it? No, really, how about it? Let’s have it. Let’s say we give the buzzwords a rest and have some straight honest talk. Please try ‑‑ please stop manipulating and trying to appease me with clever wording. I am not the idiot you obviously take me for. Stop sneaking around and meeting in back rooms making deals with your friends. It will only be a prelude to your criminal investigation. Stop hiding things from me.

 

  • Twelve, unprecedented quick spending. Stop it now.

 

Take a breath. Listen to the people. Let’s just slow down and get some input from some non-politicians on the subject. Stop making everything an emergency. Stop speed reading our bills into law. I am not an activist. I am not a community organizer. Nor am I a terrorist, a militant or a violent person. I am a parent and a grandparent. I work. I’m busy. I’m busy. I am busy, and I am tired. I thought we elected competent people to take care of the business of government so that we could work, raise our families, pay our bills, have a little recreation, complain about taxes, endure our hardships, pursue our personal goals, cut our lawn, wash our cars on the weekends and be responsible contributing members of society and teach our children to be the same all while living in the home of the free and land of the brave.

 

I entrusted you with upholding the Constitution. I believed in the checks and balances to keep from getting far off course. What happened? You are very far off course. Do you really think I find humor in the hiring of a speed reader to unintelligently ramble all through a bill that you signed into law without knowing what it contained? I do not. It is a mockery of the responsibility I have entrusted to you. It is a slap in the face. I am not laughing at your arrogance. Why is it that I feel as if you would not trust me to make a single decision about my own life and how I would live it but you should expect that I should trust you with the debt that you have laid on all of us and our children. We did not want the TARP bill. We said no. We would repeal it if we could. I am sure that we still cannot. There is such urgency and recklessness in all of the recent spending.

 

From my perspective, it seems that all of you have gone insane. I also know that I am far from alone in these feelings. Do you honestly feel that your current pursuits have merit to patriotic Americans? We want it to stop. We want to put the brakes on everything that is being rushed by us and forced upon us. We want our voice back. You have forced us to put our lives on hold to straighten out the mess that you are making. We will have to give up our vacations, our time spent with our children, any relaxation time we may have had and money we cannot afford to spend on you to bring our concerns to Washington. Our president often knows all the right buzzword is unsustainable. Well, no kidding. How many tens of thousands of dollars did the focus group cost to come up with that word? We don’t want your overpriced words. Stop treating us like we’re morons.

 

We want all of you to stop focusing on your reelection and do the job we want done, not the job you want done or the job your party wants done. You work for us and at this rate I guarantee you not for long because we are coming. We will be heard and we will be represented. You think we’re so busy with our lives that we will never come for you? We are the formerly silent majority, all of us who quietly work , pay taxes, obey the law, vote, save money, keep our noses to the grindstone and we are now looking up at you. You have awakened us, the patriotic spirit so strong and so powerful that it had been sleeping too long. You have pushed us too far. Our numbers are great. They may surprise you. For every one of us who will be there, there will be hundreds more that could not come. Unlike you, we have their trust. We will represent them honestly, rest assured. They will be at the polls on voting day to usher you out of office. We have cancelled vacations. We will use our last few dollars saved. We will find the representation among us and a grassroots campaign will flourish. We didn’t ask for this fight. But the gloves are coming off. We do not come in violence, but we are angry. You will represent us or you will be replaced with someone who will. There are candidates among us who will rise like a Phoenix from the ashes that you have made of our constitution.

 

Democrat, Republican, independent, libertarian. Understand this. We don’t care. Political parties are meaningless to us. Patriotic Americans are willing to do right by us and our Constitution and that is all that matters to us now. We are going to fire all of you who abuse power and seek more. It is not your power. It is ours and we want it back. We entrusted you with it and you abused it. You are dishonorable. You are dishonest. As Americans we are ashamed of you. You have brought shame to us. If you are not representing the wants and needs of your constituency loudly and consistently, in spite of the objections of your party, you will be fired. Did you hear? We no longer care about your political parties. You need to be loyal to us, not to them. Because we will get you fired and they will not save you. If you do or can represent me, my issues, my views, please stand up. Make your identity known. You need to make some noise about it. Speak up. I need to know who you are. If you do not speak up, you will be herded out with the rest of the sheep and we will replace the whole congress if need be one by one. We are coming. Are we coming for you? Who do you represent? What do you represent? Listen. Because we are coming. We the people are coming.

 

To support this letter, please sign the petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/8/an-open-letter-to-our-nations-leadership

 

Mr. Walpin June 18, 2009

 

I think it’s absolutely awful what President Obama did to Inspector General Walpin. He was on Glenn Beck today and I just felt so bad for how he’s been treated. If you’ve not heard about it; here’s a link to visit that will tell you everything http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0-TH5zMmug  My mother found a phone number to reach Mr. Walpin’s place and I called it today to just leave a message that my family was praying for him and that we hated how President Obama has unfairly treated him and you’ll NEVER believe this: Mr. Walpin actually answered the phone and talked to me. He was SO kind. He thanked me so much for calling, asked me where I was from, told me how much my call meant to him, and at the end of the phone call he said, “God bless you” to me. I just hate how he’s been treated. President Obama said that Walpin was old, confused, and disoriented. After seeing him on Glenn Beck and talking to him on the phone today, I definitely don’t believe the confused and disoriented part and as for the old part, I think he’s only like one year older than Nancy Pelosi (who I absolutely can’t stand). Please send a message to your senators and representatives that you want this matter looked into!

 

To Do Lists June 16, 2009

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I am a HUGE fan of making a “To Do” list. I’ve made one each morning for over a year now. Every morning I make my list and then I cross off the tasks as I complete them. Anything that doesn’t get crossed off will be at the top of the next day’s to do list. It’s amazing how much this has helped me. Whenever I think of something that I need to do, I immediately stop whatever task I am currently on and go write the thought on my list and then I go right back to what I was doing.  It really makes me feel good at the end of the day when I can actually see all that I’ve accomplished that day. It also helps my stress level because I don’t have to worry about trying to remember things: they’re all on the list.

 

People Who Hurt Us May 21, 2009

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I was reading a book the other day that discussed something that REALLY helped me. First, let me explain what I had been struggling with. I’ve unfortunately had a few people in my life who were extremely close friends hurt me terribly. I had been struggling with the thought, “God, why did you allow those people to do that to me? Why did you allow them to hurt me? If you’re my father, why didn’t you protect me? Why didn’t you stop them from doing that?”

 

Now back to the book I was reading. It talked about Joseph and his brothers who sold him into slavery. Well, later on in Joseph’s life, he was given an opportunity to get back at his brothers (when they came to Egypt for food and he was 2nd in command) but he showed mercy. Here’s what he said to his brothers, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” (Genesis 50:20)  The book then went on to explain what I REALLY needed to read. It said that the only reason God permitted Joseph’s brothers to throw him into a pit, sell him into slavery, and then tell his father that he was dead was because God looked into the future and saw that it would bring something wonderful into Joseph’s life. I can’t explain it as well as Beth Moore did in her book so here’s what she said:

 

“God thinks of His children continually. And when God thinks of His children, He only thinks in terms of what can be used toward our good, toward His plan for us, and toward the future. His intentions can only be pure. Right. Full of hope. Promoting peace. Listen carefully. God did not haphazardly or accidentally let Joseph’s brothers throw him in the pit. He had already thought it out in advance. Considered it. Weighed it. Checked it against the plumb line of the plan. He had looked at the good it could ultimately accomplish, the lives that could be helped and even saved. Then, and only then, in His sovereign purpose did He permit such harm to come to His beloved child. Had the incident not possessed glorious purpose, God would have disarmed it.”   – from the book “Looking Up When Life Is Looking Down” by Beth Moore

 

I NEEDED to read that! I learned that God NEVER allows ANYONE to hurt his children unless it will ultimately be good for them and for others. And you know that’s so true. I look back now at the sad situations that have happened in my life and I can see that those situations put me where I needed to be, taught me what I needed to know, and I am so much better off today because of going through them. It is so comforting to me to know that if anyone or anything hurts me in the future, the only reason that God allowed it to happen is if it will ultimately be for my good and that if it isn’t something that will lead to good for me, God will stop it from even happening. He will stop them. God will protect me and He always has.