Friday, September 29, 2006
Now to talk about my time at home. First of all, I have discovered that all the court shows (Judge Judy, Judge Alex, Divorce Court, etc.) are pretty much spinoffs of Jerry Springer. Crazy people talking about their crazy lives so millions of people can be entertained. How embarrassing! If anyone wants to sue me, please take me to a regular court. I have no desire to end up on TV looking like an idiot.
I've also decided that I won't complain about things I can not change. It's a waste of time and will only serve to make me more miserable. So, why bother? I know this paragraph may be confusing but I don't think I should go into any more details.
Lastly, I have discovered that my husband is even better than I thought before. I mean he has put up with my crap for the last 10 years (4 dating, 6 married) and accepted my faults along with my good attributes. But during these past two weeks he has made sure that I had everything I needed. He has cooked, cleaned, and helped care for the kids. And, he still has to put in long hours at work coming home tired and frustrated. I have to do something special for this man!!!
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Check out the article here: Black America Web
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Why? Well, I decided to do a little research about these places (since I have very little actual work to do).
- Maracaibo, Venezuela - highly industrialized modern city in Venezuela. The pics are very cool, kinda like NYC but supposedly not as fast-paced. They have great education, healthcare, and nightclubs but don't have all the traffic, crime, and pollution. Sounds great, huh? Well, the bad thing to note is that there is a high level of kidnapping. Okay, so now I would have to be a paranoid, always-looking-out, scared-of-everyone-around-me mama everytime I would venture out with my babies. And, we know Bush and Hugo Chavez (Ven's pres) don't get along so would I be in peril as an American living there? Maybe I can disguise myself as a South American and just keep my mouth closed all the time.
- Lagos, Nigeria - way too much political unrest. The positive is that you can live it up because it's not a very expensive place to live. But, the locals don't care too much for the oil people who are over there stealing their natural resources (without leaving much of the profit) so there are flare-ups from time to time.
- Bangkok, Thailand - the best of the three. This city is also pretty highly industrialized with not too much crime going on. The only really bad thing I can think of is the expose on Primetime or 20/20 or whatever that showed those little bitty girls prostituting themselves for all the white American businessmen. Not a big deal for me because I know my baby wouldn't be out there talking about "the yum yum".
In our discussions about this, we feel the best thing is for him to go first and scout out the place to see if it's okay for the family to join. I think the experience would be wonderful for our children, although they're so young I don't know if they would even remember it. Maybe the oldest will. What if he goes and says it's too unsafe? Then, I'll be a single mom with two very young children......interesting situation.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
The first is a book called "Ten Commandments: Twice Removed" and it's written by Danny Shelton and Shelley Quinn. My husband recommended this book to me and he doesn't really like to read so that says a lot. It talks about how the ten commandments have been removed from our government and most of our churches (that's the twice removed part). I haven't finished the book yet but it's interesting so far. They answer questions like: Did the Ten Commandments exist before Mt Sinai? Were they nailed to the cross? How do we de-mystify Paul's writings about the Law? Does man have authority to change God's law?
My other interesting read is Black Enterprise magazine. My husband has loved this magazine for years but had discontinued his subscription when we moved from Florida. He recently subscribed again and I just decided to pick the last one up, mainly because there was a picture of Tyra and Iman on the front which made me curious to read. Anyway, the part that caught my eye was a section in the magazine devoted to the financial situations of real families. They feature 2-3 families (I think) in each magazine and breakdown their specific financial situations, determining their net worth, debt, and habits that have led to high debt or high net worth. Anyway, I thought this article was really interesting. Our society tends to focus way too much on depreciable assets like cars and trendy items like clothing, shoes, etc. We should focus more on leaving a better financial legacy for our children teaching them first to return a faithful tithe and offering to God (not a part of the BE article of course, this is my own personal belief). We should also teach about acquiring appreciable assets like real estate or investments that help increase personal net worth. And, we definitely need to wipe out the debt we so easily incur. One family said they have weekly family business meetings that even their 17 month old has to attend. In these meetings, they review their debt, budget, and long/short term goals. I love that idea!!! My parents didn't really teach me about financial responsibility so I had to learn the hard way and I don't want that for my own children. We are definitely going to adopt this practice in our family.
I guess that's enough for now. Just thought I would share this with whoever decides to read my thoughts.
By the way, went to the doctor again today and I'm still at 2 cm. No baby yet! Oh well, I guess I'll have to wait a little longer to see my baby boy.
Monday, September 11, 2006
My mother-in-law arrived safely yesterday so I didn't even have to wake up my daughter this morning to get her ready and off to daycare. That's a pretty good start to my week. I'm sure my daughter will enjoy sleeping in a little later than usual too. And, she gets to enjoy her grandma for a whole month and 5 days. Yay!
Thursday, September 07, 2006
After perusing the site for a bit, I did however find a good reason to rent. There is a section dedicated to weddings so for that special day perhaps it may be okay to rent a purse or some of the other accessory items shown. Or, maybe you've planned a special trip or class reunion and want to have the right look. They have a plethora of designers listed on the site, from Coach to Hermes. It's a very interesting and ingenious business plan. If only I had thought of it first. Hey, maybe I should propose a Houston franchise......something to think about.
My coworker said she saw something about this company on E! the other night. The company is called Bag Borrow or Steal (click on the name to check it out). Now why am I doing free promo for them????
Friday, September 01, 2006
Totally unrelated issue -- Someone really needs to tell Ms. Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul" that she needs to hire a personal stylist. Nobody wants to see her twins laying on top of her stomach barely being held in by her dress. She is too old and heavy for that nonsense. Surely she can afford to get someone, anyone to help her out in that area. I just refuse to believe that she really honestly thinks that's sexy. I decided to post an older pic of her where she looks pretty and happy and youthful and a whole lot more modest. I almost posted the bad pic but she has been embarrassed enough by her own horrible decisions. Why should I add to it? Don't get me wrong I have a whole lotta love for her, but come on Ms Franklin. Give us all a break!