Wednesday, October 29, 2008

one more to share...

just finished up this layout for the November Sweet Pea Scraps kit. Funny thing is..I kept taking things OFF this layout...I kinda liked it kept really simple. So here it is...in all it's simple-ness. :) It's basically about how Auston is totally up for anything. My dad asked him if he wanted to sit on the sheep..he was like..okay grampa..whatever. :) He's so willing to try anything new and never be scared...I hope he can keep those traits...but ony use them in a GOOD way of course!! tee hee

And I guess I need to say sorry...no..actually nevermind..I don't. :) I was going to apologize if I offended anyone with my post below..but then I realized...*slaps head* this is MY blog! Bahahahaahahaha. Honestly...I don't watch the news...I don't watch a lot of TV period. But this video wasn't a 'smearing' video as I didn't get it off a McCain site. (did anyone actually notice that I said I wasn't overly fond of McCain???). Anyway..there is nothing in that video that says..vote for McCain...so...well..whatever. But through my research I also did watch Obama speak...and there were 2 separate things that did bother me...one where he said that he has a 6 and 9 year old daughter...how he's going to teach them morals and values but if someday they make a 'mistake' he doesn't want them to be punished for that 'mistake' with a baby. Okay..so...ummm...there is a thing called adoption?? The second one was he was actually defending himself against an obvious McCain campaign where little kids were singing the alphabet. He stated how they used this song and said that Obama wanted to teach sex education to 5 year olds. The crowd giggled...as did he. Then he said, but it's gotta be done. Ummm...yeah...I don't think my 6 year old needs to learn about sex right now...holy moly...he still thinks his winky is funny. :)

Do you remember when the movie Dirty Dancing came out?? I do. Oh my gosh...my friends and I rented that sucker as soon as we could and snuck over to Cindy's house to watch it while her parents were gone. I remember us pausing it when Patrick Swayze got out of bed..hoping for a glimpse of..something...anything. The point was...it was a total riskay movie...and we were giddy with excitement watching something so naughty and bad!! Now...Dirty Dancing is mild...you get more than that on prime time television. In fact...tonight my 8 year old asked me if that girl (on tv) was a lesbian. Yes..my jaw about hit the floor. I didn't even KNOW what a lesbian was until my freshman year in college for crying out loud!! These are some of the issues I have. These things I think are MY job as a parent to teach my child...not TV...not school...not the government...but ME. I don't know. Honestly...the world scares me. I'm worried for my children....and my grandchildren. What kind of world is it that we live in now where our children know way too much at their age. Where we can't say a prayer at graduation anymore as we might offend those who don't believe...yet it's okay for another religion to bow down at noon to worship their god. See I dont' get that. I don't get the huge contradiction that is happening in our society. I think we have gotten so far away from what is right and what is wrong...we make all these little exceptions to please everyone...but in the end it's going to cause serious chaos.

Okay..rant over. And please..if you DO choose to comment on this post and you dont agree with me...that's totally your right...but please do remember and respect the fact that this is MY personal blog and I have every right to voice my opinion as you have with yours. OH..and please make sure if you comment that I am not locked out of YOUR personal blog...for some reason that just doesn't seem fair to me. :) Now I'm off to take a bath and read a bit and then head to bed. Have a stellar night ya'll. (and don't forget to comment for your chance to win as I'm doing the drawing on Halloween!)

6 comments:

Happay said...

that is one of the greatest things - we can say whatever we want on our blogs. I applaude you for not being afraid to speak your mind.

Jenny B in Indy said...

Love it, Jenn! You go girl!!

Jenny B in Indy said...

oh yeah and, love your layout :)

Mindy said...

Super cute layout! You are free to speak your mind and I am glad you did and did not say sorry for it! I was totally waiting for you to do that...as I know you and as you KNOW I am quite the same, lol.

I hope you were not offended to what I said as I seriously get my poltical info from The View...I say that in a total joking manner as I do not follow politics and am very uneducated about them! The sex in school thing...I did hear about that but I also heard there was more to that vote than that. Again I sway NEITHER way at the moment :) lol. I will totally delete my comment if you want! :)

The Crowells said...

You are a wise wise woman. I, too, feel afraid of offending with political/religious talk on my blog. Why is that? Maybe that's why this country has gone so far crazy...cuz we're too scared to offend. Anyway...I completely agree and applaud you!
AND I love your "simple" layout!

LindaCCC said...

I loved what you had to say. So open and honest about yourself. Looking forward to reading more.