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Friday, November 28, 2008

My Little Cabbage Patch


He's such a doll in this photo, I just wanted to post it for the world to see! This was taken on Thanksgiving day. We had a great day! We ate and took photos and went to see a movie and ate pie! We considered going to Florida for Thanksgiving, but decided that the drive was too long and we need to save our money for Christmas right now. We need to head that way to see Mike's family before long though. I wish it didn't cost so much to fly. Life is good! Looking forward to the Christmas and New Years now!

Check out more photos of Thanksgiving day here.

Monday, November 3, 2008





So I've been staying busy... a little too busy, I think. At work, I've been building a website. I think it's pretty much ready to publish. Yay! It's been a little stressful because I like doing things right the first time and it's somewhat frustrating to have to mess around until I figure out how to do things. This is my first time building a website and I had to learn to use Dreamweaver (which is a great and easy-to-use program, by the way). I got mastitis this past week and it was nasty, but short-lived. Somehow, I must learn to slow down a bit. I get stressed out about trying to get my work done (with my son at work with me), spending quality time with my son, keep my house clean, spend time with my husband, spend time with my family, do swing dance stuff, church stuff, etc., etc. I enjoy these things, it's just that I don't feel like I'm doing them all adequately and that's what stresses me out. On top of that, I'd like to make more friends and spend time with the friends I have and also spend some time on the things I enjoy doing- like painting and playing music and writing songs. But by the time I get finished with all the things in the day, I'm usually too worn out to do these things. Oh well, one day it'll all slow down and I'll have more time! =)

David is cuter than I could have imagined he would ever get and he seems to get cuter every day. (Is that possible?) =) I'm posting a couple of photos here. David is a handful, but he makes my life wonderful! He is worth everything and more.

JT

Monday, October 20, 2008

How To Make a Link

Type text. Highlight text. Click link button. Copy website from your browser window and paste into the box that pops up.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Imitation

From the time we are infants, we learn to imitate. As we grow older and come into contact with more people, we learn to choose whom we imitate.

Almost everything we do is imitation- speech, movement, thought, etc. The thing that makes the difference in people is who and what we choose to imitate. That choice can be based on many different things. We imitate for acceptance, we imitate what appeals to us (based on our own personality), and we imitate what we learn is the right or wrong thing to do. The combination of our choices makes up who we are and how people perceive us.

I just think it's interesting how many people imitate for acceptance and I wish there were more who would imitate those things that are beautiful and kind and wise.

As we imitate, we become the things that we imitate. If we imitate knowledge, we become knowledgeable. If we imitate wisdom, we become wise. On the other hand, if we imitate popular thought, we begin to think the way everyone else does on our own.

Sad, really, how many never learn to ask, "Why? Why do I imitate? Why do these others do the things that they do?"

Friday, July 25, 2008

Self Government


Occasionally, (very occasionally) I find myself wishing there were someone to tell me "No" so that I don't have to tell myself "No."
It's so hard to do what's best for yourself in the long run when it comes to wanting something NOW. This is especially true for me when it comes to food and money. I know that if I don't buy that purse or if I eat a pb&j instead of eating out, then those few dollars I save each time will add up in the long run and make me, if not rich, at least comfortable in my old age. If I could pay off my debt instead of buying more things, then I could use the money I am paying in interest to buy a lot more shoes and fast food later. But I continue to spend the money now... and each time I do, I lose the interest I could be gaining on that money in the future (which ends up being a lot of money).
It's the same with food. If I would eat things that are healthier for me and forgo the donuts, then I would live longer and be thinner and feel better. But I still eat the donuts.
Why is it that we must have things NOW? It was much easier when we had parents to see the big picture for us and to make those decisions. At the same time, there are so many parents who can't do the same for themselves.
It is a sure sign of maturity when a person can let go of what they want now for something better in the future.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Yep, I'm a list maker!

To start off, I want to make a list of things I want to write about... so I don't forget.

Home education
My baby
If's
Intelligence
Think outside the box
Dance
Creativity
What's important?
Why I hate debt
A big family