Thursday, January 28, 2016

Things That - I don't understand….

mommy wars
the need to label women as "plus-size" models
the salaries of pro-athletes
the salaries of teachers
the sizing of women's socks
fantasy football
scream-o music
the need to use the f-word
puppy love
how airplanes fly
how submarines sink
TV chefs who don't use a microwave for anything
TV chefs who squeeze lemons/limes with their hands. 
why I don't have one of those BFF kind of friends
mean girls (they come in all ages!)
sushi  - raw fish but tastes so good! 
$50,000+ cars and the people who drive them
people who use physical punishment on their animals (e-collars, invisible fences, force) 

Monday, August 24, 2015


I originally started this post in 2009.  I saved it as a draft 'cuz I wasn't sure it was something I wanted to actually promote on my blog. Plus I write A LOT that I never publish.   I had forgotten all about it until the media storm of the past week involving this website.   So here's goes.....

(Originally composed July 2009)

'cuz this is JUST what our society needs. The
whack job CEO and founder of Ashley Madison (dot) com was on The View today and I sat stupefied in my chair as I listened to him spew his amazingly wiggy, completely mind-blowing logic as to the need for on-line dating service for MARRIED people.

Really. Yes that's right...married people.

It's an online dating service for unhappy married people looking to have an affair. He claims 70% of all marriages will involve some sort of infidelity and they should have somewhere to turn after all, other than on-line dating services geared for singles.

The very charming tag-line on the website is "Life is short. Have an affair". Really!

Not to mention that the print ads and TV commercials are borderline p0rn*gr@phic.

The CEO claims that monogamy is hard and that people should have their own safe, discreet place to find that special someone if they are unhappy in their present marital relationship. He says the concept of marriage is undergoing tremendous change in the 21st century and they are just a vehicle to help move people thru that change. The saddest part is right now, they are boasting 3.72 million registered members.   (UPDATE!!!!   Now in 2015 it boasts 39 million users!  39 million people seeking to have an affair.  REALLY!!!)   

Here's the blurb from the website...
Ashley Madison is the most famous name in infidelity and married dating. As seen on Hannity, Howard Stern, TIME, BusinessWeek, Sports Illustrated, Maxim, USA Today.  Ashley Madison is the most recognized and reputable married dating company.Our Married Dating Services for Married individuals Work. Ashley Madison is the most successful website for finding an affair and cheating partners. Have an Affair today on Ashley Madison. Thousands of cheating wives and cheating husbands signup everyday looking for an affair. We are the most famous website for discreet encounters between married individuals. Married Dating has never been easier. With Our affair guarantee package we guarantee you will find the perfect affair partner. Sign up for Free today."



Hebrews 13:4 (NIV) Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.

I Corinthians 7:3-5 (NIV) The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. 4The wife's body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband's body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife. 5Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

God help us.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Catching up...

Here are a few things that have been happening here in the Hinterland since the first day of spring....

In March...
Jewel injured her ankle, keeping her from competing at the Level 7 State Gymnastics meet. 

Wren competed at the Level 6 State Gymnastics Meet and took 2nd place across all ages on bars.  Second best  in.the.state. on bars!   woot! 

Jaxon (youngest) broke his arm...a clean break of the radius about an inch above his left wrist. 4 1/2 weeks in an over-the-elbow cast. He managed the whole deal so well. 

In April...

It snowed.   'nuff said. 

Coleo (oldest) enlisted in the National Guard. He will attend the monthly drill weekends for the next year and will attend basic training and his AIT job training after he graduates high school next June. Scary, exciting and oh so proud of him. 

Coleo also injured his shoulder, which caused a condition called "winged scapula" resulting in weekly PT for him. We are hoping to avoid surgery...

In May...
Wren made the decision to move on from her 5 yr career as a gymnast. Here's a post My Robot wrote about that...

Jaxon ran 1 mile a day for 25 days at school, in preparation for a "kids marathon" with said broken arm and a flair of up plantars fasciitis.  He stuck with it to run the final 1.2 miles on the day of the marathon with his schoolmates.  

My 12 year tenure serving on the board of my local mothers of multiples group came to an end.  

I re-enrolled the girls in public school for 8th grade this fall after spending two years doing school at home with a local K12 online program.

In June...
Jewel saw her pediatrician who then referred us to orthopedics for her ankle, a new behind-the-knee pain and on-going headaches she gets when executing back walkovers.   She will begin PT in a few weeks to strengthen her ankle.  We are on rest with actvity restrictions for the knee and have been seeing a chiropractor for the headaches (not helping).  

Wren began to pursue other things, now that she isn't spending 20-24 hours a week in the gym.  Theatre, music, drama and choir!   Makes this singing-drama momma so excited!! 

Other interesting things...
In February, my Robot began traveling to Austin, TX for work - a week at a time about every 5 weeks.   

We began to contemplate making a move to Austin, TX.  All things were pointing to it, and then all of a sudden they weren't.   Will sit back and wait for a few more open doors or "signs" to stay put or go. 

School let out, none too soon.   

Orchid Jane Isabelle Mary continues to be the cutest, smartest pup on the she showing us she is the 30lb dog that likes to pretend she is small enough to sit on the back of the couch like the kitty boy. 

(and just for good measure, here's another post from the Robot himself all about how awesome a dog she truly is...and I like to share his stuff because he's just a better blogger than I am) 

So yeah...there's a little catch up from our little corner of the world. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

He is risen!  He's alive!  Hallelujah! He's alive!

"Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, 'Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen!'" Luke 24:1-6 (NKJV)


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