Monday, November 3, 2008

Need to Do This More after reading a few cool blogs today, I realized that I really need to do this more. I used to journal all the time, but then I got paranoid that someone would find it and use whatever I wrote in it against me (which did happen once) I stopped writing things down with pen and paper. But it's so...crap, I can't think of the word...kind of like healing, I almost said "medicating"...haha, but neither of those are it...if you can think of the word I'm trying to say, 2 points for you! hehe (and leave a comment so I know what the heck I was trying to say).

Anyway, as of today, it seems as if the world is in turmoil over the financial crisis and the election, and "oh-my-gosh-what-are-we-going-to-do?"-ness. And as much as it sounds weird, I'm totally not freaked out. I've never been much of a political person, so I don't get as involved in it as maybe I should...I don't know, it just seems like people who keep tabs on everything going on in the world of politics are really stressed out. Like my grandma for instance...I swear, she emails me DAILY about the party she is not going to vote for (sorry, not making any political endorsements here...hehe)...and how I should be really concerned over the fate of our nation, yada yada yada. Even though she and I are both Christian, she truly feels that the fate of this country is in the hands of a person, rather than God...and I guess if I felt that way, maybe I'd be a little more freaked out. But this country has gone through several presidents, Democrat and Republican alike, and bad stuff has happened, but we've ridden the roller coaster and usually ended up okay. So...I'm pretty sure we'll end up okay again, regardless of who gets into office. God has a plan, and he can work his plan through whomever He chooses. Sorry, didn't really mean to get on a spiritual soapbox, but that's my thought on that.

Moving life seems to be pretty good right now. My girls are healthy, and growing and learning and being overall good kids. Of course they get on my nerves sometimes, and the baby waking up at 4am for the past month has been wearing on my energy...but I'm thankful that we've been safe, we have a roof over our heads, food to eat, clothes to wear, beds to sleep in, etc etc. Being thankful for those basic needs makes me realize how much more I have to be thankful for because we do have some of the things we "want" too. I've been teaching my daughter's 1st grade class about the economy at an age appropriate level though a program called Junior's been pretty neat to watch them learn, and understand the difference between a "need" and a "want". They are learning about families and their role in a community, how they work together to help each other, that people have to work in order to receive money to pay for the things they need and want, etc. And I feel good that I have the opportunity to be involved at my daughters' school (my 1st and 6th grader go to the same school). Hubby and I are arguing less, and when we do argue, it's more about trivial annoyances than huge issues...we've been married a little less than a year, but have been together for 3 years this month. So, I think we've sorted through most of the big issues...and I thank God that we're on the same page for a majority of those issues, or we can see the other's view point on the things we don't necessarily agree 100% on. Whew!

For stuff outside being a mom, I am trapped in the darn Twilight saga along with a gajillion other moms out there. I started reading it because my 11 year old daughter wanted to read the books, and I was going to read them along with her to monitor the content to see if we needed to have any conversations. How convenient that the author made Edward and Bella get married before they had sex, even though Bella was only 18...and marrying a vampire. So, my daughter thinks vampires are the coolest thing right now...I remember being at her age though. I read an article in Seventeen magazine one time about girls that practice Wicca, and I remember wanting to be a witch...and I mentioned it to my grandma and she banned Seventeen from the house. hehe be young and silly like that again. The emotions in the book are so easy to relate to, as I remember my relationship with my 11 year olds father...we were high school sweethearts and my world revolved around him. I was devastated when he left, I thought I would surely die. But....I totally didn't, and he's a balding jerkface now....haha. :)

OK...I think this is long enough for now, especially since I should be working. Oops!

1 comment:

Danielle said...

Welcome to blogging! I cannot tell you how much the blog helped me with all the stress and craziness we had when we first moved to AZ a few months ago. It really does help you deal with stuff!