October 26th, 2011
|08:49 pm - Hello!|
I have not been here in forever. Sadly, I am only here now to drop an ad for my etsy store. I've got all my beads listed for sale, and there's more more to come soon. Take a look! Thank you!
October 24th, 2010
Just got the news that my grandma had a stroke yesterday. I've put off visiting her for a very long time for selfish reasons. Now I cannot go, because I have the flu. Serves me right.
October 23rd, 2010
Well, I am sick with the flu, and I guess this is the only time I slow down enough to post here anymore. Cuz I am so fast otherwise? I don't even know.
Things going on:
I have too much time on my hands.
I am like Boromir- I brought my own evil with me into Lothlorien.
Chris worked 12 hours today and then called me from the grocery store to ask what kind of popsicles I wanted him to get. He also brought Chipotle home for me, and I love Chipotle when I am sick.
Adam is going to a charter school that is far better than his old public school, but still trouble lingers cuz the kid just hates school. I hate dealing with it.
Zack is moving to Seattle at the end of the month. Part of me wishes he would not go. That way I could continue to labor under the illusion that I still have time left to be a proper mother to him.
I feel like my chances have long since passed, even though time proves they could not possibly have done.
I am missing my electrolytes. They are in the toilet.
August 30th, 2010
been up since about 1 this morning. my sleep still is not right. I am super pre-menstrual right now too, which tends to increase the insomnia quite a bit. I cannot bring myself to clean the house. I'll go play with clay instead.
August 9th, 2010
|03:04 pm - Summer|
The kids have finally started behaving like it's summer time. Up all night playing video games, getting slap-happy to the point I'd like to kill them by 6AM, sleeping all day...
Trying a charter school for Adam this year. Avalon, in St Paul. It seems pretty awesome.
Chris has two days a week off work starting this week! I am so excited I can barely contain myself. :) It's so good to have him home with me.
We are still working on the air conditioning situation. We live on the 3rd floor of a condo complex, and our AC line is busted somewhere either under our living room/kitchen floor or under ground. Either way, a repair is impossible. Our only real solution is talking the association into allowing us to run the AC wires around the outside of the building, and so far no luck with that. I have a constant migraine thanks to the heat, so I really need this to get taken care of.
Zack is not really looking too hard for work. He needs a fire lit under his butt,and I am all out of matches.
May 27th, 2010
The final episode of Lost was maybe the worst thing I've ever seen. I am amazed by the worthlessness.
May 8th, 2010
|06:28 am - Why?|
Why do I do this to myself?
Going through Netflix for instant watch options the other day, I added "The Case For Faith" to my queue. I had good intentions. Still do, actually. I wanted to watch it all the way through and keep an open mind, so maybe I could understand why so many people I care about choose to be Christians.
The stumbling block to my good intentions took the form of the presenter of this film starting his search with a mind packed full of assumptions. One assumption is the Christian version of "God," meaning one god, the sole creator, the source of all good things, all-knowing, all-loving, ever-present. Another assumption is that the Bible is a viable source of information, and that the only question as to the validity of the claims made therein are matters of translation and definition. Then he quickly asserts his own translations/definitions, and bulldozes right through with no consideration for anything but his own assumptions, translations and definitions.
Another huge shortcoming is how he dismisses every other religion with a single sentence. He dismissed Buddhism, for example, by claiming that the Buddha was an agnostic. Of course, if you automatically ASSUME all the things that Christians assume, you can go ahead and dismiss every religion that does not. Is that a reasonable basis for dismissal? In a search for truth?
This search for answers and truth has no basis. It stems from a mind that is already molded to accept a certain set of answers and carries them into the search. That is a pointless journey. You cannot conduct a thorough search when you simply refuse to investigate most of what you find. Every argument made in this film is invalidated by assumptions.
Silly me. I've seen and read enough of these things to know better than to spend my time this way. But I guess that's okay. I am eternally hopeful about most things, one of them being that I will find something in this foolishness that will somehow NOT be foolish, so I can understand HOW people I respect as intelligent beings can believe it.
May 6th, 2010
Well, I've gone and wrecked my back. I don't even know what I did to it. It really really really hurts to stand. I'm avoiding the doctor because I hate the doctor. The only seated position in the house that's remotely comfortable is the one I'm occupying right now. So, been spending lots of time over at pogo.com, and updating my journal at thebcb. I also signed up for a free trial of World of Warcraft. Seriousishly, I'm scared to start it. I've never played before, but I think I'm gonna like it. Got Star Craft 2 beta tester as well.
April 26th, 2010
Me and Adam having fun making waffles. :)
April 23rd, 2010
Yay! I finally got some pictures together for thebcb! Will get to posting those shortly.
Chris is out at the movies (Kick Ass, which I didn't want to see) Zack is at Stephanie's, and Adam is at Holly's. I am here, chillin with my slight fever and stuffy nose, and playing even more Star Craft.
I love my guy so very much. He makes my heart skip beats. He makes me happy. :)
And when I feel bliss, the alien taking up residence in my brain sends me scurrying for shelter in the storm. Hurricaine Katie.
Whatevs. I am frustrated and possibly retarded, but basically, life is good, I'm in love, and there is all sorts of hope for days to come.