Monday, March 31, 2008

Unfolded or folded?

So, Brooke inspired me for a new topic. Okay, so you go to your gyn for your annual, they give you the "robe" (can we really call that tissue paper thing a robe???), and a folded up sheet. So I always sit there, stressing over should I unfold it all the way, or keep it half folded, or what?? Am the only person that is so undecided over this?????? I mean, okay, if I totally unfold it, I feel like a self conscious prude. If I don't fold it, I feel like they'll be thinking "LORD look at her!". Why don't they give specific instructions on these things?!? Say "here's your tissue that ties in the front, and here's your sheet that you unfold completely and cover up". Is that so hard? LOL

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Conformity--the new Girl Scout Way?

Today, I saw an article about Girl Scouts titled "Girl Scouts Seek An Image Makeover", its from the Wall Street Journal. It really got me thinking; in an initial response, which is just the beginning of my thoughts on it, I replied:

I have mixed feelings about it...on one hand, yes, its kind of cool that they are attempting a "modernizing" of sorts. But, on the other hand, isn't an attempt at "modernizing" or catering to new ways in itself conforming?

Girl Scouts long ago stopped requiring uniforms anyway, I don't see the need to update. I feel scouting attracts and keeps the older kids it does because of the reputation scouting has. I think that these kids that are already in it truly continue because they "choose" to, doesn't that make them oozing individuality and defying conformity? What kind of "individuality" are they looking for? Short skirts, low almost seems to me that the "powers that be" are unhappy with the untarnished Girl Scout image. These girls need to go wild, they don't need to be doing community service, learning about and respecting other cultures, and generally helping make the world a better place; no, that's not modern enough. I'm grateful every day we live in a society that allows us personal choices, however, I believe its all gone too far.

Here's a link to the article:

Old scouts:

New scouts?

Of course, just my 2 cents....

Linda :)

Monday, March 24, 2008

Monday, Monday....

"Monday Monday,
can't trust that day,
Monday Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way..."--The Mama's and the Papa's

Monday. Trip to the ER for me, thought I was through with this asthma cr*p. Its all good, all tests cleared, 2 breathing treatments took care of it for a while, its just now creeping up on me. I remember having panic attacks, and my brain tricking me into thinking I couldn't breathe, I wish I now didn't know what it truly feels like.

Came home to the box spring we got almost a week ago--okay, Brooke, stop laughing, yes it was actually only on Saturday now that I think of it!!--still sits in my living room, as does the cube unit meant for the kids' room, and that really was over a week ago!! My darling, dear husband, in all his concern bless his little heart, came home from dropping me off at the ER and went to sleep!!! Yea, bless his precious little sum'in'.

Hmmm, want to laugh, want to be funny, but it isn't happening tonight, feeling melancholy. Not being dramatic here, but lately my mortality has begun to occur to me, and I don't like it one bit. Yet, what can you do but embrace all that it is and keep plowing along. Everyone has thoughts and opinions on how I (insert you, we, me--whatever) should live my life, and how what I should be doing with my kids. I am ready to say to the next person, "so, can you tell me exactly what is sooooo wrong with my children as opposed to, oh, I don't know, YOURS??" I mean really, isn't that what they are saying? And actually, isn't what they really are saying is "I'm so totally insecure and unconfident inwhat i'm doing with my own kids (or see others doing) that I'm going to judge you". Just found a great quote:
"When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself."-- Wayne Dyer (Psychotherapist, Author and Speaker)
That's it exactly, and I feel better already. Blues, all shades, in my mind, I can go and let my mind rest.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Brand new to Blogging

So, I tell my kids, be your own person, don't follow the crowds--yet here I am, joining the blogging bandwagon! We'll see how it goes.

My dh is out of work, has been for almost 4 weeks now. What better thing for me to do than adopt 2 cats?!? Yes, not 1, but two. They had to stay together, and I can't wait to have them, hopefully this week. They'll keep each other company, and really how much can 2 cats eat, right? RIGHT?

Tomorrow, I start Flylady, again, for the 50 bazillionth time, I'm gonna flap those wings and see if I can get some kind of momentum going. LOLLOLLOL. No seriously, I'm gonna do it this time. I'm NOT going to look at this huge giant trash pit and get overwhelmed at the thought of it all and then just sink into the couch with my knitting and try to keep hiding from it all. This time i'm going to do it. STOP LAUGHING.

Time to get 7yo to bed. Okay, first we have to unbury his bed, then off to bed. We've been over the flu for 2 weeks now, its time for the kids to move out of my room. Yes, dh has said enough is enough, but I sure sounded firm for a second, didn't I?

Hey, this is kind of fun. As far as I know, no one is reading whta I'm writing, which makes it so much easier to write and enjoy writing it, maybe this will be a good thing after all.