Tuesday, August 29

Where is the love?

So my brother made his final decision on whether I can attend his wedding ceremony or not.

The answer is not, of course, and if I show up, he will ask me to leave.

It's not his choice, really. He is bound by the rules of men, but yet thinks they are rules of God. Funny, the only rule Jesus gave us is to have love for one another.

Thursday, August 24

Catching up

In the last week I've had two really awesome phone conversations, each with a friend I have not seen in over 10 years. It's been wonderful to catch up with them both. "J" has a 2 month old little girl, and "L" has a little boy who just started 1st grade. Both have wonderful husbands as well.

So even though my trip to Springfield resulted in me being un-invited to my brother's wedding, it wasn't all bad, it brought back in my life at least four girlfriends that were really important to me at one time. Life got in the way, and now we're reclaiming what was taken from us.

BTW, my heart goes out to my friend Jerusha, who's little boy, Kody Ray, born on August 8th, is still in the NICU. He was born 5 weeks early, and his lungs aren't developed enough yet to go home.

Welcome to the world, Kody, hopefully this is the worst you'll ever have in life.

Sunday, August 20

Saturday, August 19

On a Political Note:

Someone give George Bush a God damn fucking civics lesson
by John in DC - 8/18/2006 12:48:00 PM

I've had it with this idiot.

We've got the president of the fucking United States of America lecturing a US court of law that it's supposed to reach decisions NOT based on the rule of law, but on "the nature of the world we live in."

You God damn stupid fuck.

You have the nerve to claim Osama and the terrorists hate our democracy? They got nothing on you and your fellow "Republicans." Do you people even believe in freedom? Do you believe in the Bill of Rights? Do you believe in our Constitution? Do you fucking believe in anything other than your absolute power to do whatever the fuck you want like some two-bit communist dictator rather than the president of the greatest country on earth?

We live in a democracy, you incompetent ass - one that is quickly eroding because half the people of this country elected a moron to the presidency (twice) and now are so embarrassed by their vote that they refuse to stand up and demand an end to your idiotic reign of terror.

These are judges you're demeaning. American jurists. The people in charge of our laws. And you speak of them like they're nothing more than crap. You and your party have contempt for our entire system of jurisprudence, the entire system of checks and balances our democracy is based on, because you can't get your way 100% of the time. Well boo-fucking-hoo. We are a country of laws, you stupid stupid man.

The world in which we live is one in which the town drunk thinks he's the king of the fucking world.

Osama bin Laden is a danger to be sure. But the greatest threat to our democracy is from George Bush and his genuflecting Republicans.

Yeah, that pretty much sums up my views on the issue.

Thursday, August 17

To my bubba.....

To my precious angle, my first born, who very often makes me crazy!

I love you, son, and hope that today's birthday is followed by many more happy ones.

Happy 3rd birthday, Matthew, mommy loves you.

Tuesday, August 15


Because I chose to be true to myself and not follow the dictates of men....

Because I chose to not be a hypocrite....

Because I chose to be happy instead of following rules laid out by men designed to keep me unhappy and feeling worthless....

Because I chose to think for myself instead of letting others tell me what to think....

Because I chose to not blindly accept something only because it's what I've been taught since birth....

Because I chose to live a life full of love instead of judgemental self-righteousness....

Because I chose to not associate myself with an organization that protects even one sexual predator....

Because I chose to live my life to the fullest NOW instead of waiting for that magical day when God is going to solve all the worlds problems....

Because of MY choices (not their rules, oh no! They don't have rules.)....

I have been un-invited to my brother's wedding.

(sounds like bullshit to me, how about you?)

Monday, August 14

It's been one of THOSE days.

Well, Josie caused me to lose two hours of sleep last night/this morning. She decided at 5am that it was play time!

I. Don't. Think. So.

I then slept much later than I had planned, so I didn't really have time to pay any attention to her (other than feeding) like she likes. She's very needy, and you must pay attention to her at all times.

So she screamed most of the morning.

Matthew cried when I got upset after the 4th time he ignored a direct request to find his shoes so we could leave.

It was fun, let me tell you. Screaming in stereo.

Why did I have multiple children again? Do I really want another one?

Evilness that lies within

You Are 28% Evil

A bit of evil lurks in your heart, but you hide it well.
In some ways, you are the most dangerous kind of evil.

Friday, August 11


I don't do many of these, but they're usually quite fun.

5 things in my refrigerator:
1. strawberries
2. blueberries
3. bag of baby carrots
4. Dr Pepper
5. orange juice

5 things in my closet:
1. shoes & boots
2. dresses
3. tops & skirts
4. a box of pictures
5. old files

5 things in my purse:
1. wallet & checkbook
2. keys
3. crayons
4. lip gloss & lipstick
5. diaper coupons

5 things in my car:
1. infant carrier base
2. toddler car seat
3. cd holder (with cds)
4. stroller
5. diaper bag (can you tell I have children?)

5 things on my desk:
1. flat-panel lcd monitor
2. speakers
3. organizer with pens, pencils, stapler and nail files
4. nail polish
5. Baby Blues desk calendar

Tuesday, August 1

Massive Picture Update

So we finally got around to posting all of the pictures we've taken of Josie the last few weeks on our family website. Here are some of my favorites:

For more baby cuteness, feel free to check out the Sader Family link over on the right.