Monday, November 03, 2008

monday stuff

People often ask me, "How's it going with Darin's calling?" It's great. Really. It's a continuous lesson on how to balance (mainly our time). One thing that has been difficult is when one of the kids is sick. Since Darin doesn't always attend our ward, and even if he does he has to sit on the stand, I rely on willing friends who let my other kids sit with them at church so that I can stay home with my sick one(s). With five children, I don't like to have all of them have to stay home from church due to just one of them being sick. So, to my friends, I continue to thank you. Your willingness to help me out in this capacity is such a huge blessing in my life as I learn how to be the recipient of service.

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I just don't understand why people take personal offense when they find that someone else's political opinions differ from their own. I think it's wonderful that we have the option to express our differing opinions; I don't think it's wonderful when someone insults another on a personal level for not thinking the exact same way as someone else.

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I went and joined a gym. Today I will buy gym shoes. Do you call them gym shoes? Tennis shoes? I call them gym shoes.

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Re: Halloween Night -- we let our kids decide: trunk-or-treat, or actual FUN, REAL trick-or-treating in a friend's neighborhood. They chose trunk-ing. Sick. I may post photos of them in their costumes later.

7 comments:

Sister Pottymouth said...

Learning to be the recipient of service is hard. But it sounds like you have wonderful friends who are teaching you gently.

AMEN on your second "Monday stuff." The other night someone said, "I hear that Obama is Muslim. And, of course, we don't want a Muslim to be the president." I was really bothered by it. First, because they hadn't taken the time to find out for themselves whether it was true or not, and second, because it was such a blatant attack on another religion.

Okay, maybe that wasn't exactly a difference in political opinions, but your comment sparked that thought and I had to share it.

Gym vs. tennis? Both. I never know what's going to come out of my mouth these days anyway.

Boo on trunk-or-treat, but I can't wait to see the pictures of the costumes.

sue-donym said...

That is why you should never let your children make choices. Now: trunk or Treat. Then: Who to vote for for president and stuff. All that is just better left up to the parents. (I end with a Sarah Palin wink)

And unless you signed up for tennis at the gym, I vote gym shoes.

La Yen said...

I grew up calling them tennis shoes. And then converse-like ones are "sneakers."

And that example is one more reason to move from Utah. They are growing up all twisted. (And you know I LOVE Utah. So it pains me to say that. But it looks like They Seen Tom.)

compulsive writer said...

Which gym? I'm looking for a workout partner...(unless you prefer to work out alone).

Kalli Ko said...

i get the purpose of trunk or treat for those who live in areas that could be considered questionable

but honestly... it's happy valley not detroit so WHY???

TX Girl said...

I agree with you on the whole political thing. Although I've had my feathers ruffled because people have actually ROLLED THEIR EYES or given me the death stare when I've voiced my candidate. I don't care if you don't agree- I care if you treat me like I'm the dumbest person on this earth for picking a candidate different from you. That and trying to make sure I "really understand my candidates policies," because obviously if I need the truth I would not be voting for him.

I hate politics- and I'm a political junkie!

I would go with gym shoes.

TX Girl said...

sorry knew the truth.. wait maybe they were right.. I am the dumbest person on earth.