Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Tuesday's Top 10

So I've decided to start a Tuesday's Top 10. I'm sure if it even exists, but if not, I have created it! I guess it will be similar to Thursday Thirteen. So here goes!

Top 10 Reasons I Voted for McCain

1. He's been in a war before. He has a little insight on how to deal with them. He has enough sense to know that we can't simply leave and believe everything will be just fine and dandy.

2. He is against recognizing a homosexual couple as a marriage. Marriage is between one man and one woman.

3. He plans to give tax breaks to small busineses. My husband owns his own shop. We could really use a break.

4. He is not going to take more of my money just to give more to all of these sorry low-lifes that do not need to be on Welfare. Please understand, I am totally for helping out people who cannot work or provide for themselves. However, there are way too many scumbags who work very hard to not work. "I'll just work at McDonald's for the rest of my life so I'll be under the income limit. I'll just shack up and have a kid so I can get a bigger check. And to top it all off, not only can I get a check every month, but I also get a cell phone!" In the words of Dave Ramsey, "Are you kidding me?!?!" This really really REALLY makes me mad! I have worked too hard on getting my college degree to have my money taken away to help these sorry people.

5. He is against the mass genocide of babies, also known as abortion.

6. To my knowledge, McCain's friends aren't former terrorists, criminals, and racist preachers. I cannot trust anyone who has been involved with such a high number questionable characters.

7. John doesn't want to take my guns away.

8. Palin is supposedly going to make us an energy efficient country. No, it will not happen overnight, but if we start now, things will speed up. We have to start somewhere!

9. McCain has said that he will strictly enforce immigration laws. Obama says he will, but then turns around and suggests that they should be able to bypass the entire process and just be made citizens. Afterall, they're already here, why not? I don't think so. The laws are there for a reason.

10. He publicly claims to be a Christian. He doesn't change his religious affiliation depending on the audience he's speaking to. He is a Christian. Period.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Once upon a time...

...I used to blog on this thing! So it has been quite a while, but this is yet another attempt to get back in the groove. First, let me give an update on me:

I am now married to Josh. We were married August 4, 2007. We FINALLY finished our house and moved in April of this year. I'm still attending UNCG and will be graduating next summer (WOOHOO!) with a degree in accounting. Josh and I still do not have any children. I could not imagine having children right now with everything that's going on! We do, however, have a great big dog that is my baby. His name is Otis. He is a Cane Corso (Italian) Mastiff. He's only 10 months old and weighs about 130 lbs! I'm not sure if I had mentioned previously that Josh is a mechanic, but if I have, it won't hurt to read it again. Well, he has now opened his own shop in Eden, Josh Smith Auto Repair, LLC. I'm now attending Dan River Wesleyan Church with Josh, and I love it. Everyone there just took me in when I came.

So that's my life for the past year in a paragraph.

I would like to say that I will be glad when this election is over. Back in December when there were still multiple people running for each party's nomination, I really got into politics. For the first time, I followed what was happening and halfway understood. My interest in politics has grown so much since then. However, I'm now burned out. I am tired of the ads, the new stories of corruption and lies, and trying to figure out why people think the way that they do. It is beyond me how anyone could think that murdering a child is okay. Shocked to hear that some think it's okay?? Abortions are happening everyday all over this country. I don't understand how someone can take a passage out of the Bible, that specifically says that homosexuality is an abomination of God, and decide that it's really not that bad. That it's okay. It's beyond me that anyone could believe that if we pull out all of our troops from Iraq, that everything will be fine and the war over. Well I've got some news for you: it may be over for a while, but not a long while. It won't be long before they're knocking on our door again. But then again, I guess the world would be boring if we all thought the same way. I will just be glad when we know when our next president is and we can all deal with it and go on. Either way the country votes, things are going to get worse. All we can do is pray that the people that are put into office are intelligent enough to make it a little bit more bearable.

I'll try to put up some more current pictures of our family soon!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Reasons I'm Happy Spring Is Here!

1. People start mowing their lawns. I like the smell of fresh-cut grass.

2. The days are longer. You can stay outside longer.

3. I can drive with my windows down. This is one of my favorite things to do. It's alot better when it's warm, I won't have to freeze Josh haha.

4. I can open the windows in my house while cleaning. This gives a nice breeze and a refreshing feeling.

5. This semester is nearing an end. I'm to the point that I'm bored with most of my classes (though not all).

6. Flowers begin to bloom. I like flowers. They are pretty.

7. Vacationing season is near! Woo hoo!

8. We're getting ready to plant a garden. Fresh veggies and fruits are on their way!

9. Spring means summer isn't far away. This means soon I will be working full-time. This means I will have money. This is a very good thing.

10. I can wear flip flops. They're my favorite. Actually, anything where my toes are exposed and free are great.

11. Cook-outs will be plentiful pretty soon. Yummy yummy yummy, and cheap cheap cheap!

12. Now that there's nice weather, there should be significant progress on mine and Josh's house.

13. SPRING CLEANING!!! Love it, love it, love it!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things To Get Before Josh and I Can Move In To Our House!

1. Get floors.

2. Get walls.

3. Get a roof.

4. Get toilets, showers and other bathroom necessities.

5. Get plumbing for the aforementioned toilets, showers and other bathroom necessities.

6. Get electricity.

7. Get windows and doors.

8. Get paint for the aforementioned walls.

9. Get furniture.

10. Get a mailbox.

11. Get grass in the front yard.

12. Get home decor.

And last, but certainly not least,


Monday, March 05, 2007

Books, Books, Books!

So today I was going back through Heather's blogs and catching up on any I've missed in the past year, and I came across this MeMe that she tagged me on last August. I know, I'm bad. I'm not feeling that well today (pray for me please!) so I figured this would be a short, but fun, post. Plus, I LOVE LOVE LOVE books!!!

1. One book that changed your life: A Moment Of Weakness by Karen Kingsbury. This was the first Kingsbury book I ever read and since then I've been addicted haha. Seriously though, they have really helped guide me to be a better Christian and to depend on God completely, and this book was the one that got me started.

2. One book that you've read more than once: I'm not really a "read books more than once" kind of girl. The only one that comes to mind is the Bible.

3. One book I'd want on a dessert island: "How to Survive on a Dessert Island", if there is such a book.

4. One book that made you laugh: The "B" Book by the Berenstein Bears. That book was an all-time masterpiece, and yes, I still have a copy in my bookcase!

5. One book that made you cry: Ever After by Karen Kingsbury. More tears flowed while I read that book than all my other crying done because of books put together. I had to take a week-long break from reading to regain the emotional strength to finish reading!

6. One book you wish you had written: Anything by Karen Kingsbury. Her books touch so many people. It would be awesome knowing that God had given you that gift.

7. One book you wish had never been written: The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown.

8. One book you are currently reading: Nothing at the moment, I'm betwixt books. Just the Bible.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things that Make Me Laugh!

1. Stubborn elderly folk.

2. When the guy on Rigoletto sings "I love these pigs..."

3. When my dalmatian Tosha trys to walk on our slick kitchen floor but doesn't get anywhere, she just stays in the same spot with her feet sliding frantically haha.

4. My Microeconomics professor. He's a character.

5. When Josh makes his weird noises.

6. Midgets.

7. The movie Barnyard.

8. Most any childrens' animated movie. (Finding Nemo, Open Season, etc.)

9. Eric on Boy Meets World. Especially when he's messing with Mr. Feeny!

10. Raegan and Mikayla's love-hate friendship. They're so funny to watch!

11. When dad and I gang up and pick on mom.

12. Knickers. (I'm not sure if I spelled that correctly. I'm speaking about the capri-length pants for men that are fitted at the bottom, like the old-timey golf pants)

13. When I find the smallest things in life amusing, then realize what a dork I am!

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Patience Is a Virtue...

...that I don't have. It's a great quality to posses. I thought I was a pretty patient person, but I've never really been tested in this area.

I was told that on Monday morning, this past Monday, builders were going to begin marking and maybe even digging to begin the process of building our house. This did not happen. The "digger" will not be able to "dig" until NEXT Monday. This is understandable, so I'm not upset about it. I was just made to realize that I need a little more patience.

There could be many reasons God allowed this delay. There could have been an enormous disaster occur had they began Monday. God could have been saving us from a huge headache. Or, He could have decided that I needed to learn more about patience. Maybe He wants me to rely on Him and have faith that everything will turn out good in His time.

So for now, I'm praying for LOTS of patience. Pray for me!