Friday, February 20, 2009

Quick Takes

I have much to say....but not much to say about each thing. Here are some quick takes from my quirky brain for you.


I love LOL Saints. I can't get enough. Funny saint/religious pics with comments, and not disrespectful either. I love that if you click "read more" you get a little background story on the saint and the art.

This is my favorite. I don't think I'll ever see one this good again.


I know St. Valentine's Day has passed, but I have a complaint comment, okay a few, to say about this.

First, I do not like V-Day. I believe it is a "Hallmark Holiday" complete with all the trimmings.

Next, I am so happy my husband thinks the same as me on this. I already have special days in my marriage, like my anniversary, births of my children, to celebrate the love we share. Not to mention that if I need to think of what we'd "get" each other......I've already gotten so much, and so has he. I have a house, beautiful children, a man who works so I can stay home and be with them. What more do I need?

Finally, our son has *GASP* been in public school. I cringe dread making V-day cards and card holders. At all costs I would like to avoid having to celebrate this "holiday" (and I use that term loosely) with my school-aged child. Little did I know that among the homeschooling world, V-day is something the families, kids especially, get really excited about and wish they could do "just like the building school kids". Also, little did I know, I was on the committee to organize that party this year. Ouch.


Pet peeve of mine: Misuse of the words past and passed.

Past = gone by or elapsed in time; beyond in space or position (the house just past the church)

Passed = having completed the act of passing; past tense of the verb "to pass"; pass, to move on or ahead in position or time (car #4 just passed car #6)

There is a sign off the interstate that gives directions to some business - "It's just passed the A&W". Really people.


My little babies are sleeping and napping at regular house. I don't know how I did it, but I did. Pat on the back for me.


Lent. This is my first official Lenten season as a Catholic. I am giving up cake. I made a 9x13 pan of Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Vanilla cake topped with their Creamy Home-Style Frosting. I frosted it at 9pm. My son had a piece and so did my husband. I also had a piece at that time. I got up in the middle of the night and had a piece, and I also had some for breakfast and lunch. The cake was gone by 2pm today. I need help. And my help is Jesus (meant in a humorous/serious way). I've got to give this up and I know I can do it for Him.

I am also rewarding myself with something to replace the cake - more prayer. I am going to integrate more prayer into our family life during Lent. I can't wait!!

I also have 2 more cake mixes to use up before Wednesday. Shouldn't be a problem.


WTF is President Obama thinking? I know I bring this subject up a lot, but it's really something that is on my mind a lot.

Stimulus Package? There are so many things wrong with this (mainly money allocated for abortions oversees and a $3 million "help" for the CDC to promote vaccines) I don't have the time or space today to talk about them.

My favorite is the $15,000 tax credit for people buying new homes. Um, Mr. President, you have to have $15,000 of taxable income for that to help. Not all of us make $150K a year. (Soapbox back in the closet now.)


Tax Refunds. Is yours spent before you receive it? Does it go to bills, fun stuff, or savings? We are faced with a real exercise in decision making this year with our return. I won't go into details, but I am curious as to what is the most common choice.


Anonymous said...


Our fed refund came yesterday, and today I paid my morgage for 4 months along with a couple other bills.

Always a priority for me...
(because I tithe on net not gross) I wrote out a big fat (10% of my refund)tithing check.

I will probably use a little of it for a Wii Fit, as I've heard they are alot of fun and good exercise at the same time.


Anonymous said...

oh and....

PS... I.. LIKE (gasp!) vaccines. I think they are a really, really important way to keep my kids from getting sick with infections that used to kill many, many people... many of them children... and still do in countries where vaccinations are not as prevalent.

The ONLY reason I am not super-hyper-naggy at you for not immunizing is because in our area, most kids are vaccinated, thereby offering limited exposure of these pathogens to your kids.

But, do I think we need to spend more money to promote them...?Probably not... (but democrats do tend to like to spend O.P. money)

Just another thought from the evil non-Catholic, non-organic, building-schooling Mom.

Love Ya All,

MamaMidwife said...

I don't think your evil...just a little crazy. (hee hee)

You fit right in!

Love ya, Basket 1 buddy