Wednesday, October 29, 2008

To Answer a Commenter . . . Please read it all.

This was a comment in my last entry, a strange time for a comment like this but I'd like to address it.

No disrespect intended... and we are all certainly entitled to our own personal thoughts and opinions, myself included.After you get a bit older, smarter and experienced, you can pretty much accurately 'guess' how and why people think the way they do.You are under age 30, live in CA, highly educated and prob. in a very Liberal school... NO WONDER YOU ARE FOR OBAMA!! Woo Hoo! You might think that you belong to J-Land, but I KNOW that you have prob never read and studied the Bible, nor do you wish to understand. If you did you would know that sanctity and respect for the life of the unborn is much more important than our pocket books. God is against the Gay agenda and abortion and most everything else Mr. Obama stands for. Please ponder on this for a while.Have a great day.

Now I wouldn't characterize myself as too young to have opinions on things that are important. I also don't pretend that I know everything about everything. I personally am for Barrack Obama because I think he has the best chance at changing the direction this country is headed. I disagree with the McCain campaign's characterization of him as a socialist. Very interesting that he would choose to pretty much call him a communist or nazi as that is what a socialist is more generally known as. I don't believe in putting labels on people because it generally is done out of spite and desperation. If anyone has run a positive campaign this year it is Barrack Obama.

No doubt that in life I will experience new things and my opinions will change on issues over time. I don't think that my youth is a bad thing because youthful thinking is what change is all about. I'm sure there are plenty of things in the conservative side of the aisle that the founding fathers would be aghast about. With times, thinking changes, and people change. I don't think tolerance of people is ever a bad thing. I live my life by the motto "Live and let live". Who am I to tell someone else how to live or what they should do or believe. That is what God has given us, free will to decide for ourselves. He who is without sin shall cast the first stone. No person is of perfection, even Jesus being a man couldn't be 100% perfect now could he? I guess I have read the bible and maybe interpretation is the problem Mr. Commenter. You, I am assuming, are from an older generation when things weren't quite as open as they are today. No one knows exactly what God is all about and what he has intended for our futures. To read the bible and accept it verbatim without realizing that the old and new testaments were written by men long after the fact of the events taking place, and to boot, translated and retranslated over the millennia, an intelligent person would come to realize that the original texts, connotations, and context were most likely different than from today's world.

So what meant something one way then could mean something completely different now. I do believe in a higher power, I do believe in God and I do believe that the core values of the bible are God's word. To think that man didn't put his input into the bible is to think blindly. Man has a way of shaping things to make others believe the way they are thinking. So what bible are we to take verbatim anyway. The Catholics have their bible and believe that all other Christians are heathens and sinners. The Mormons have their "latter day" way of thinking. The Jews don't believe that Jesus was the Messiah. Who do we believe? Are only a select few right, or are we all mistaken?

I believe as a human being that everyone has a right to live life the way they see fit as long as it doesn't step on anyone else's. I believe as an American citizen that we all have a right to the "pursuit of happiness" and that we were all "created equal". I see nothing wrong with allowing marriages of the same sex to take place, who is that bothering? Is it something that is going to prevent a Christian from gaining his pass into Heaven? I think not. I also don't think that God would condemn me for love but would accept a repentant murderer on his death bed, do you?

As far as abortion is concerned, I am not in favor of it nor would I ever have one unless my life was in danger or the child was conceived out of criminal conduct on the part of someone who violated me. However, I don't think that I have the right to instill my beliefs onto someone else. I may not like what they are doing, but you know, we cannot ever have everything the way we would want it in life can we?

I am not a material girl. You will have to talk to Madonna if you want that. My pocket book has never been the driving force in my life. I am someone who gives of myself without expecting anything in return. That is the profession I am in and that is the way I have always believed.

I don't think belonging to J-land or Bloggerville is a bad thing. I love being here, I love my friends here, and I hope they value me in their lives. To me, love and friendship and happiness should never be taken for granted.

These issues I will ponder until the day I die.

Luv ya everyone. TTFN

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Co-Author With Me?

Hi everyone! Hope you have had a nice Tuesday. It has been ok here. Was going to watch the rest of World Series game five tonight, but that won't happen until tomorrow so I will probably watch something like "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" tonight. That is my favorite Peanuts cartoon . . . love it, love it, love it!

My friend Valerie was looking at my blog the other night when I was posting an entry and she noticed that you can have more than one author on your journal. Now she wants to be a co author of this journal with me. LOL She doesn't want to do one of her own but she thinks it would be cool if she could do this with me. What do you think? I will leave it up to my followers to decide. She is a very sweet person and I have no idea what, if anything, she would actually say here. I'm not totally opposed to the co-author thing. If you would, could you please vote on my poll on the left side of my blog page. : )

Anyway, I think I will go for now. Hope you will all have a very happy hump day tomorrow. Luv ya! TTFN

You Are Candy Corn

Your Halloween personality is whimsical, colorful, and creative.

You see Halloween as a time to get your creative juices flowing.

Each year, Halloween can't start soon enough for you.

You tend to go all out for Halloween. You decorate like crazy and always dress up.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hi everyone, and a very pleasant Sunday morning to you wherever you may be. It's been a pretty nice weekend around here. Rene has been in a very chipper mood and even brought me home this very pretty fall flower arrangement on Friday. I do love to be spoiled with flowers every once in a while. I think just about every girl likes that.

Yesterday, Valerie came over and we did a little shopping at the local mall, picked up some cute undies and Vickie's Secret. She made me watch the Texas football game yesterday, in which they squeaked by Oklahoma St, and they will still be number one in the polls which has her stoked. Last night I made her watch the USC game in which my guys held on to beat Arizona. We looked to see Heather and her dad in the stands but they didn't show too much of the USC cheering section so we didn't get a glimpse at all.

Valerie spent the night and as I write this that lazy bones is still conked out on the sofa bed. What a lazy chick she is. LOL I hate to disturb her though, she looks so pleasant, comfortable and sweet sleeping there.

Well today, supposed to head off to my mom and dad's for the weekly Nascar BBQ. I swear, I love going, don't get me wrong, but if I don't go for some reason I am made to feel so guilty. " We never get to see you!" "It isn't too much to ask for you to show your face to your mom and dad once a week is it?" I know I shouldn't fall for the guilty but what can I say, I'm human too. I do love them so very much but once in a while I would just love to veg and stay in my jammies all day doing nothing and going nowhere.

Before I end this I wanted to thank Mary,
Just Mary , she is so very kind as always has nice words of encouragement. I do wish she would continue with us all here in Bloggerville out of my own selfish reasons, and I do understand why she doesn't want to continue with her blogging full time. Just stop bye and tell her how much she has meant to those of you that know her and maybe keep the encouragement up so eventually she may change her mind.

Anyway, looks like lazy bones over there is starting to stir so I'd better get off of this think. Hope Y'all, Valerie Texas talk, LOL, have a very nice Sunday. Luv ya! TTFN

What Your Jack-o-Lantern Says

You are a naturally cheerful, happy go lucky person.

You're the type of person to see Halloween through the eyes of a child.

This Halloween, dress up as something cute - like a bunny.

The candy you should give out: candy corn

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Wind are Blowin!

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a good week so far. Mine has been pretty exceptional if I do say so. I have made tremendous progress with a couple clients and I feel stoked about it and I know they are feeling a whole lot better too. I guess I shouldn't take the credit since it was the clients who were the ones that were able to make break throughs with their therapy . . . but it makes me very very happy!

I had a nice weekend too. I guess I just love the fall such as it is here in California. We are once again in the midst of another Santa Ana wind event which could lead to more fires. The brush is so dry around here with not very much rain the past twelve months or so. I pray that fires don't get started but one of the fires last week was started by downed power lines from the winds. I wish they could put all those lines underground so the wind wouldn't effect them so much.

That is about all I have to report on for now. Hope Y'all have a great hump day tomorrow and be happy always with a smile on your faces. Luv ya! TTFN

You Should Be Allowed to Vote

You got 14/15 questions correct.

Generally speaking, you're very well informed.

If you vote this election, you'll know exactly who (and what) you'll be voting for.

You're likely to have strong opinions, and you have the facts to back them up.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday Evening

Hi everyone! Well here it is Friday again. I'm glad it is the weekend. I sure hope the weather decides to act a little Fall like soon.

Don't have anything much planned other than getting together with Valerie to do some shopping and maybe a movie. Heather will be up in Washington watching the USC game with her dad. Val's a lot of fun to spend time with . . . very sweet and she is one smart cookie.

I wanted to say that I watched the debate the other night and I have come to the conclusion that I will be voting for Barrack Obama. He seemed so calm cool and collected whereas John McCain seemed to be uptight and willing to fling personal attacks. I am so tired of all of that negativity in politics. Too many things need to be addressed and to me with all the negativity going around Washington it is a wonder that anything ever gets done.

Well, I'd better get of so I can go watch the Ghost Whisperer. I really like that show and love Jennifer Love Hewitt. If you have never seen it I recommend you doing so.

Have a happy weekend everyone. Luv ya! TTFN

You Could Be a Vampire... If You Had To

Like most people, the thought of being a vampire has crossed your mind. But you're not sure if you'd do it, even if you could.

Living forever doesn't sound half bad, if you could live forever with the people you love the most.

But do vampires even love? And would the vampire version of you even be you?

It's all too much to contemplate. Luckily, the chances of you ever becoming a vampire are astronomically low.

What you would like best about being a vampire: Living forever

What you would like least about being a vampire: Blood stained teeth

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

An Entry, I know You're Shocked

I guess I haven't been a very good girl so far, not posting any entries and all. I have been rather busy, but I know that really isn't an excuse. I will just have to get used to this new bloggerville stuff. I think we are all sorta in that boat together but I do know it will work in the long run. I do feel sorry for Donna who has been having a hell of a time trying to transfer her journal. Just don't stress over it too much.

Well, the Dodgers just bowed out of the playoffs by losing 5-1. The only run for the Dodgers was once again a home run by Manny. They better sign him for next year or I swear I'm going to punch them in the nose. LOL I'm not violent so it would be a shadow punch. : )

The weather has continued to be hot, I thought this was fall already, the winds have been blowing and the fires have started up. I feel sorry for the folks that have lost their homes and that really isn't very far from here.

Well, I'd best be goin' for now. I hope you all have happy Thursdays Luv ya! TTF

You Should Call Your Boobs

Thunder & Lightning

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Hello Bloggerville!

Hi Everyone! Well, I took the plunge and here I am with my own Blog here in Bloggerville! Just wanted to let you know that I am here and I will be working to get myself on your list of followers soon. Have a happy Thursday. Luv ya! TTFN