Friday, October 31, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Ok...I fell of the hard-core wagon this week. I had at least 10 mini candies from our Halloween stash, a couple of Cokes to sooth a sore throat and one pizza pig out night. I also only worked out once this week. I'll do better this week.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I know Bob Barr will not win the election, and who could have possibly taken Ron Paul seriously?
These candidates do, however, bring to light what seems to be a up-and-coming viable alternative to the same-old, same-old, politics-as-usual, red vs. blue, governmental policy. Don became Libertarian after business school. I never really read much on the party, but after being disappointed, yet again, by the excessive mudslinging tactics of the Obama and McCain campaigns, I started looking for party that wants to extend "real change". I haven't read everything, but so far, I like what I see. The Libertarian party seems to align most closely to what I believe the role of government should be. They seem to be more Republican than the Republicans.
Why hasn't this party received more attention? What do I not know?
Libertarian Party Website
Monday, October 13, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I realized today that I have been letting a lot of things slip like my health, my house, my social life, my spiritual life, etc. I have also been allowing myself to get sucked into things that really don't matter like the computer, TV, and shopping.
Today, I am taking control back. There is no reason I should be perpetually late, grumpy, worried or tired. I can fix all these things. I just needed to choose to do so. I needed to stop cramming my day full of "stuff."
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I was simply happy that night. I was with my family. There was no special occasion, no big event planned. I just felt loved and content. That's what I remember most.
Maybe I should spend more down time with my kids, just hanging out. Sometimes, maybe we should just be.
On a side note, my bedroom room looks almost exactly like the one above from 1980. On top of that, it was my parent's room! Hummm, that's a little weird.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Cole asked me to sleep with him. I told him I couldn't because I go to bed after they do and wake up before they do.
"Because I have work to do, like clean the kitchen, fold the laundry, dust."
Alex says, "I can help! That way you can get some more sleep. I can bathe Randi."
"O.K. That would be great!" I say.
The boys are upstairs bathing Randi. I hear a little fighting, but much more giggling. Best of all, I got the kitchen clean.
I am so happy I could cry.
Picture not taken tonight. Only Randi is in the tub now, I think. I should go check.
1. Commitment: All in, all the time.
2. Love: Appreciation shown.
3. Time: Decisions about time are decisions about values.
4. Encouragement: Recognize what makes each other special.
5. Communication: (L) Listen (U) understand (V) validate
6. Adaptability: Be flexible in handling what life throws at you.
7. Faith: Consistent Values.
8. Connection: Be involved with extended family, church, community, etc.
9. Responsibility: Every member of the family takes ownership.