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I am a mother who works full-time but who is also a chauffer, chef, seamstress, fitness instructor, teacher, maid, gardener, runner, organization expert, salesperson, secretary and wife. I love my family and life is always busy but fun! Come along with me for the ride:-)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Diet Has Ended - I've Reached My Goal !!

This past week, I passed my Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist certification test. I have been studying for about two months. About one month ago, I put myself (for lack of a better phrase) on a book & magazine diet. It has been so hard - those of you who know me well, know how much I absolutely LOVE to read - more than most people that I know. When I was young, my mom would drop me off at the library while she ran errands and go groceries. I would leave with at least 15 books twice a week.

There was one woman who worked there who was really harsh, spoke very bluntly, etc. She made the mistake of accusing me of not really reading all those books - in an offhand manner mind you, but an accusation none-the-less. My mother who was quite passive, spoke right up and let her know that I definitely read all of them. She went on to explain that I woke up with a book in my hand, brought it to the breakfast and lunch tables, took a bath with it and that I could shell beans, watch TV and read all at the same time and not miss a beat.

I have a definite thirst for knowledge and do not read junk books - no romance novels for me. I love mysteries, although not gory ones and I love biographies. I do like nicely written (not all about sex) romance novels such as those of Richard Paul Evans and Nicholas Sparks. I really have developed a love for Amish romance novels, particularly those of Wanda Brunstetter (no, has nothing to do with her name).

I also do a Bible Study each night from some book that I keep by the bedside. With children, I pick and choose what I read and read when I can.

If it paid well, I'd love to be a Librarian - all those books at your fingertips - Oh My Goodness!!

Later - gotta to go read now :-)


Thursday, June 5, 2008

The Year So Far In Thought

Those of you who know me know I'm strictly conservative and very logical in my views. I listen lately to "In The Fight" with Matt Friedeman on the way home everyday. As opinionated as he is and as much as he aggravates me, I agree with his views on this year's Presidential election. Barack Obama really concerns me. He comes out of no where inviting "change" after saying we live in the greatest nation of the world. He is linked to Islams, is pro-abortion (even those on full-term babies) and is pro-homosexuality.

I live in the good ole' South but I do not believe I am racist in any way. Every Democrat says that those who don't like him are racist but he is half white - so I think that is a non-issue. He stands for everything a Christian is against, has done nothing noteworthy during his brief time in office and he thinks he's qualified to be president.

Susan Surandon said today or yesterday that if McCain is elected she will leave the US (sounds familiar you Alec Baldwin fans??) - I wish I could leave if he's not elected. The world is really crazy and the US is at the top of the crazy list if you look at how society in the US has downfallen.

People are intolerant of Christianity but expect us to be okay with same sex marriages, public displays of affection, hatred remarks against religion, murdering innocent children, etc.

Food for thought - I pray more nowadays than I ever have.....................


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