Thoughts and takes on the way life presents....
|Thoughts and takes on the way life presents....|
|I have reached my limit of what non-christians dictate to what us Christians should and should not do. And it's all from bogus idiots with an agenda.
Being Christian does not mean being stupid. Being Christian is a way of life, not an expectation to tolerate evil and violence. Sometimes the right thing to do is take out evil by whatever means necessary. It does not mean we have to walk around with a target on our back. It does not mean we have to be faked out by liars and terrorists. It does not mean I have to let you insult me and hurt me based solely on my beliefs.
I will defend my beliefs. I will have civilized conversations about faith. I will not allow you to assault me verbally or physically because of my beliefs. I will not tolerate people coming to this country illegally and especially not if they have criminal intentions even if President Dumb Dumb and Senators Idiot says they can.
In due time, we all have to pass from this earth. If I get to do that because I was defending my God and my Savior, and would not deny either one, so be it.
|Prompt: When you were a kid, did you want to have the same job or a different job than your parents when you grew up?
My mother was a secretary in a school until they found out she could get blood out of a turnip. That's when they made her the bookkeeper. She was smart. She managed the books so that no one could do her job. When it came close to retirement, she undid all her tricks and put it all back to GAAP.
My father worked the farm and had a second job working in a meat packing plant. When that job moved to a different state, he found a job working in a hardware store for my uncle.
I did not want to do any of those jobs, but you do what you have to do to feed the family and put a roof over the heads. I went to school to be a paralegal and soon found out that I was not capable. I don't know where the disconnect came in, I just was not making it in that field. I tried going back to school to be a court reporter and that was a mess as well. Eventually, I landed a job doing billing for a lawyer. I was quite good at it. I was eventually promoted to secretarial for him. So now I am my mom, instead of being the school bookkeeper/secretary, I am the Legal Admin/biller for a law firm. And I am happy. Truly happy. I am working in the law, I have a unique skill set, and my work is appreciated. Still don't like the billing part of the job, but it must be done. And I am good at it. (Should I mention that people do a double take when I walk in the room because they think they are seeing my mom walk in?)
p.s. I even learned the value of putting tricks in place to make you indispensable, too. Thanks, Mom.
|There's been a lot of name calling on this sight for simple differences of opinion. I am going to make myself scarce for a while. I do not appreciate being called a racist just for being white and just for being a Christian. Maybe the owners of this site will take down the offensive comments, but I doubt it. Maybe things will improve with time and distance. I just hate paying for something and not getting full value. If I could go back to a basic membership, I would. Believe me I would
|Prompt: Who do you trust most in this world?
Who do I trust? Who do I trust? Who DO I trust?
Should I say my sister Vicki because she is count-onable, my confidante, the best secret keeper in the world?
Should I say the hubby who picked me, who stands by me no matter what shenanigans I pull, who thinks I am quite adorable?
Flip a coin.
I should really make these longer, but I don't think long necessarily means best or good. I am like those little old ladies, in the head, out the mouth and walk or run away if it backfires.
|Do you need to step away from an area of your life? Like a bad situation or spending too much time at doing something?
What do i need to step away from? Facebook.
That's right. I get worked up into a lather about trivial things.
I waste too much time on games that do not forward my goals.
I can't remember what I did and they don't let me save the things that I think are important.
I make innocent comments and some rube comes along and insults me. Now, they would not do that in real life, why do they do it on a website? It hurts about the same, so why would they intentionally insult somebody like that?
I could go on and on, but you get the point.
|"How much would not having internet access for an extended period of time impact your life?"
Me personally? Not much impact. I would still find a way to communicate, it would just take longer. I did go without internet for a week in August. I liked it. Now going without computer would be an irritant, but I could live without it. Going without electricity would be a trip back to infancy where I would have to relearn everything.
Now in my business life, that is a different story. I start cussing up, down and sideways if the computer crashes, if the network goes down, if life is interrupted for even one second.
|How did you enjoy this month's challenges? Would you like to see this format repeated in future "Unofficial" months?
Do you have any suggestions for themes?
What else did you do during October? What are your plans for November?
I was engrossed in Nanoprep and did not participate in much blogging at all. If something struck my fancy, in it went, but I did not have the focus to mess around on a blog.
I like the mini challenges. I like that different judges took over.
I will be doing NaNoWriMo in November. If past happenstances are any indication, I will not have the time -- well, I may have the time, but not the interest to take the focus off the novel. Plus I think I put together some kind of auction package for the Save the Disabilities Group. And someone might actually value my opinion to bid on my auction package. I think I may have another auction package floating around out there, but can't remember. I'll find out soon enough.
I will have to earn some serious GP to update my membership. So yeah, busy November. Plus, real life sticks its nose in and I must go play with the family and sibs somewhere in there.
If I do blog it will be because something odd happened and I have to share because that's what I do
LESSON: There are no obstacles, just launching pads to reach the goal. And you have to move quickly.
For example, I was sitting on the couch in front of the window and I heard some pawsteps, the whish of air as she launched, a gentle thump on my chest before she landed safely on the back of the couch.
We can all learn a lesson about seizing the opportunity. I mean seriously, a second either way could have been disastrous because I fidget.
Halloween Controversy - Many Christian Churches encourage their congregations to boycott Halloween Celebrations. What is your opinion, is Halloween pure evil?
So ... how much trouble am I in for admitting that I don't give a flying fig?
Here's the thing ... I live in middle class neighborhood next to a lower income neighborhood on one side and a rich neighborhood on the other. Why do both hit our streets? I mean for real. One year I stopped counting at 80. I dumped the candy dish out on the stoop and let them fight for it. I participated when the kids were little, but now I am just done with it. If the kids stayed in their own neighborhoods, that would be fine. driving your car to my street? Not okay.
I boycott it not because it is evil, but because I am a stingy old lady. I own it. I have better things to spend my money on than the kids from the poor side of town where the single parents should seriously stop wasting their money on things that just do not matter. The money they waste on Halloween could be much better spent on food for the table. The rich kids? Oh, please. The greed sickens me. Stay home and play board games with your parents.