Thursday, December 30, 2010


Well, it's that time of year again. Time to make those New Year's resolutions. Some you will keep, some that you have no intention of keeping. lol. In the more recent years, I have been trying to be more realistic about my resolutions and really keeping the promise/goal for myself. I think I did pretty good on last year's resolutions.

Hmmm. Let's see:

1. Spend way less money (don't go out as much, eat home more, etc)
-- this happened a bit.
2. Save more money (hoping to buy a house within the next 18 months - 2 years) -- this didn't happen at all.

3. Learn more about my Faith
-- this one I definitely did, as I was Baptized on Oct 17, 2010

4. Get more active in the Church --I became a volunteer with the Children's Ministry

5. Volunteer more --in 2010 I became a chair/committee team member for ALS in the Walk to Defeat ALS.

So, I would say that I did pretty well with my resolutions. I have some good ones in mind for 2011 that I will post in a few days. Have you started thinking on yours yet? Any good ones?

What are you thankful for in 2010?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Because I thought this was really funny and true

If you are 30 or older you might think this is hilarious!

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning....Uphill... Barefoot... BOTH ways. yadda, yadda, yadda

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!

But now that I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a damn Utopia!

And I hate to say it, but you kids today, you don't know how good you've got it!

1) I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have the Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the damn library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!!

2) There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter - with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox, and it would take like a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents!

3) Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our ass! Nowhere was safe!

4) There were no MP3's or Napsters or iTunes! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself!

5) Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio, and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished, and then the tape would come undone rendering it useless. Cause, hey, that's how we rolled, Baby! Dig?

6) We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called, they got a busy signal, that's it!

7) There weren't any freakin' cell phones either. If you left the house, you just didn't make a damn call or receive one. You actually had to be out of touch with your "friends". OH MY GOSH !!! Think of the horror... not being in touch with someone 24/7!!! And then there's TEXTING. Yeah, right. Please! You kids have no idea how annoying you are.

8) And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your parents, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, the collection agent... you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

9) We didn't have any fancy PlayStation or Xbox video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your screen guy was a little square!
You actually had to use your imagination!!! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen... Forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

10) You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel!!! NO REMOTES!!! Oh, no, what's the world coming to?!?!

11) There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying? We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little rat-bastards!

12) And we didn't have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove! Imagine that!

13) And our parents told us to stay outside and play... all day long. Oh, no, no electronics to soothe and comfort. And if you came back inside... you were doing chores!

And car seats - oh, please! Mom threw you in the back seat and you hung on. If you were lucky, you got the "safety arm" across the chest at the last moment if she had to stop suddenly, and if your head hit the dashboard, well that was your fault for calling "shot gun" in
the first place!

See! That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in the 1970's or any time before!

The Over 30 Crowd
"The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present."

--Barbara De Angelis

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
- Maya Angelou

Monday, December 6, 2010

the catch up blog

Well the Christmas season is quickly upon us. I am enjoying teaching Sunday school for the little ones and seeing them learn the true meaning behind Christmas. It makes my heart warm and happy.

Lots going on lately.

For those that don't know, Ben and I have decided to move in with eachother. He is moving into my apt in a week and then we are moving to a bigger place once my lease is up at the end of January. I am so excited about this. It just feels right.

My family could all use some prayers right now for strength and patience and most of all decisions that need/will be made in February. Please just pray.

For those that haven't noticed, I have a prayer list to the right side of my page. If you would like to add someone to my list, just shoot me an email at or leave a comment. Please continue to pray for those on my list when you can.

Thursday, December 2, 2010