Monday, September 29, 2008

Happy Birthday to me!

Well I was able to talk my husband into buying a new living room set for my birthday and our anniversary (in November). His birthday is in October but he wanted HD channels put on the tv so that is what he is getting. This was a wonderful gift, I've wanted new furniture because EVERYTHING we have with the exception of monkey's crib and the kitchen table we had, were bought used. I've never owned NEW furniture! I was so exicited, as was the hubby, to be able to get this. It is white, which I've already been told that was a bad idea, but we do have a 5-year warranty. No need to worry, our kids are perfect.......aren't they? LOL

My mother in law decided to buy a new dining room set, so therefore we were given their old set. Which is not old to us! It is in perfect condition, and seats 6, we had a table that only sat 4, which would be a problem in about a year. So on Saturday we got a new living room set and dining room table. It is awesome! I'm so happy to be able to have something nice for a change!

Our sofa

the loveseat and chaise lounge

another view of the living room

some Halloween decor

our dining room set

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Libby Lu

Monday, September 15, 2008


Are we all aboard the USS Ship of Fools? Makes me wonder! The first time I
read this quote, I thought it was dangerously true. Then I
really started pondering it and thought how would this apply to our own
lives/careers? Let's look at it again to see how absurd it is.

You couldn't get a job at McDonalds and become district manager after 143
days of experience.

You couldn't become chief of surgery after 143 days of experience of
being a surgeon.

You couldn't get a job as a teacher and be the superintendent after 143
days of experience.

You couldn't join the military and become a colonel after a 143 days of

You couldn't get a job as a reporter and become the nightly news anchor
after 143 days of experience.


'From the time Barack Obama was sworn in as a United State Senator, to the
time he announced he was forming a Presidential exploratory committee, he
logged 143 days of experience in the Senate. That's how many days the
Senate was actually in session and working.
After 143 days of work experience, Obama believed he was ready to be
Commander In Chief, Leader of the Free World, and fill the shoes of
Abraham Lincoln, FDR, JFK and Ronald Reagan. 143 days?

We all have to start somewhere. The senate is a good start, but after 143
days, that's all it is - a start. AND, strangely, a large sector of the
American public seems to feel comfortable with this and campaigning for

We wouldn't accept this in our own line of work, yet some are OK with this
for the President of the United States of America ?

Come on folks, we are not voting for the next American Idol.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Get Over It

I am so tired of turning on the news these past two days and hearing what a shame it is that the the republican nominee for Vice Presidents daughter is 17 years old and what?!? What does that have to do with the election???? NOTHING! People are saying that this is so horrible and that McCain made a bad decision by picking a women for VP who has a 17 year old unmarried pregnant daughter. I don't think that makes any reflection on what type of politician she is or what type of Vice President she will be. I think that had she lied and covered it all up like the democrats do then yes that shows her character. She has been honest about the pregnancy and John McCain has known about it long before choosing her to be his running mate.

Sarah Palin is so much like the average American, and this proves it even more. How many families right now are dealing with the same issues as her, probably thousands. She has a 19-year old son going to Iraq to fight for our freedom, and a 17-year old unwed pregnant mother, and a four month old baby boy with down syndrome. She IS the average American.

Many of you know that I was 17 when I became pregnant with speed racer. To me it was not then nor is it now a mistake. No pregnancy in my eyes is a mistake. Did I mean to get pregnant? No. Did I think twice about what I was going to do as a result of it? No. Does this make my parents bad people because I was 17 unwed and pregnant? No. It does not matter how good of a mother you are if it is meant to be for your son/daughter to have a child and a young age it is going to happen. This makes me so mad that people are judging her mother for what she is responsible for. I am just so aggravated about this being a "big problem" to everyone, it is not one to me. I think it shows her morals and values more so because she did not try to talk her daughter into abortion. She said that her daughter has her support 100% with going through with the pregnancy, I think that is the best thing they can do for her.