Tuesday, June 21, 2011

RIP Ryan Dunn

While I was not in any way, shape or form a fan of the whole Jackass thing, I was saddened by the news of Ryan Dunn's passing.

While viewing the story on Yahoo, I was shocked to see the amount of responses from people putting this man down, calling him names, celebrating his death. These are people who apparently have no heart, no sympathy and no empathy much less any sense of tact or decorum. When is a violent, painful death ever a cause for celebration? When is a life cut short ever a cause to ridicule or hurt the family and friends of the deceased? Have they no shame? Since when did they become a the judge of anyone?

It really irritates me, as a Christian, that people calling themselves Christians would act in such a way. That is exactly why the world has such a horrible view of Christians in general and I would like to say that the ones acting in such a manner are absolutely NOT lovers of Jesus Christ. A true Christian does not act in such a self-righteous manner and does not celebrate the loss of one of God's sheep.

Do I agree with everything that this man has done in his life? NO. But, am I one to point fingers or throw stones? Absolutely not! What makes any sin of mine less than the sins of anyone else? I, too, have fallen short of the Glory Of God.

If I had met Ryan Dunn during his time on earth, would I have turned up my nose at him and refused to befriend him because of the way he led his life? Absolutely NOT! He was a child of God, regardless of whether he knew this or not, regardless of whether he had accepted the gift of salvation or not.

In the end, we are all just people. Nothing more, nothing less. We all have hopes, dreams, feelings and we all do the best that we know how. Ryan Dunn had many people who loved him dearly. He had family, friends, fans. And at this moment, their hearts are broken. The depths of their pain are unimaginable and they should be loved and comforted. They should never be taunted and tortured by mean, rude and insensitive comments posted on the Internet, in print, on tv or in person.

Let me ask you how you would feel if you lost someone you loved? Put the shoes on the other food, for God's sake! If you truly are a Christian, imagine it was your child or brother or husband who had yet to be saved. How would YOU feel?? Why would it be worse for you than it is for the loved ones of Ryan Dunn? Why are you not keeping everyone affected by this in your prayers, lifting them up and asking for God's peace, healing and enlightenment? How will you feel when you stand before the God you say you represent and are responsible for one of His sheep rejecting His free Gift of salvation because of YOUR actions and hurtful words? What do you think your reward for THAT will be? Think about it!

In closing, I want to extend my deepest sympathies to those who are hurting from the loss of this man and his passenger. I pray that you find comfort, peace and healing in this time of mourning. My heart goes out to every one of you and breaks for you as well. I pray that you feel the love and acceptance of the God who knows you better than anyone here on earth ever will and feels your pain as deeply as you do right now.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday Stealing June 12th

Saw this new to me link up called Sunday Stealing over at Tethered Mommy's Blog and thought I would join in on the fun!

1. Your ex's car is on the side of the road, on fire. What do you do?
Go to the nearest gas station, fill up a jug, drive back by and throw it with maniacal laughter right onto that sucker!

2. Your best friend tells you she is pregnant. What is your reaction?
Total happiness!

3. When is the last time you wanted to punch someone in the face?
Hmmm... every time I walk out my door and the idiot neighbors have something smart to say to me or my kids.

4. What is the last thing you spent money on?
Worms to go fishin' with.

5. Do you think you gained or lost weight this past month?
I lost! Check it out HERE!

6. Crunchy or Puffy Cheetos?
Oh, gosh. I'm on a diet. EITHER! No, NEITHER...

7. The first person on your friends list just called you a bitch. What do you do?
Nothin' - they probably meant it lovingly.

8. Congratulations! You just had a son. What’s his name?
A new son? Hmmmm... maybe Keifer or maybe Tristan.

9. Congratulations! You just had a daughter. What’s her name?

10. What are you craving right now?
A Subway Italian Sub!

11. What was the last thing you cried about?
I'm pretty sure it was my shoulder giving me pain. LOTS of pain. (rotator cuff injury)

12. When you buy something and your change is 2 cents, do you keep it or tell the cashier to keep it?
Dude, I'm poor! I keep it!

13. What color is your tissue box?
No tissue box... we just use T.P.

14. Do you have a ceiling fan in your bedroom, and if so, is there dust on that fan?
Nope, not in the bedroom, but there is one in the LR and yeah.... thanks for making me look there, now I have to clean it.

15. What was the last voicemail you received about?
I think it was a wrong number.

16. Have you ever blocked someone on Facebook?
Absolutely! Everyone from The Man's family!

17. Scariest thing you’ve experienced in the last year?
Losing my job and being faced with the possibility of being homeless with my kids.

18. Do you wear a name tag at work?
Nope, 'cause I work from home.

19. What kind of car do you want?
Anything that works every time it needs to and is good on gas!

20. What do you order when you go to Burger King?
Well, before my diet, I would order a Whopper with cheese and extra mayo, fries and a Diet Coke.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Where Are All The Normal People?

Tonight I have an extra kid spending the night. It is already loud and I want to lock myself in my room with a huge pair of headphones on. LOL Unfortunately, I would much rather have the kids at home than I would at other parents' houses. Isn't that sad? At least I know what they are up to here. The last time I let my 12 year old son spend the night with a friend I found out that a neighbor of theirs had given him a beer and dip. WTF?? One of the last times I let my now 15 y/o daughter out with her friends, she came home smelling of alcohol which was given to her by some 20-something year uncle of her friend. Why is it so hard to find to find normal, responsible people who have half-way normal children for my kids to play with?

Sometimes I feel like I am the only responsible adult around. I know I'm not. But, it feels that way sometimes. I certainly haven't met any since moving to my current area. The adults are insane, their kids are even worse - or maybe it's the other way around. Why isn't anyone just 'normal' anymore? Why do adults want to be as childish as their children? Why do they act like a bunch of unruly drunken sailors with the mouths to match? Why can't a normal family even spend time in their own yard without having to deal with crazy neighbors screaming insults and obscenities?

Sigh. I swear, the next time I move I am going on some type of undercover mission to stake out my prospective neighborhood. I will watch how the neighbors interact with each other, sit in at the schools, observe the inner workings of the neighborhood before I move there.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday Confessional 6-10-11


I Confess.. I've been doing the 30 Day Shred and I think I've finally accepted the fact that I can modify what I need to no matter what Jillian Michaels says on the DVD. I'm a closet perfectionist and went into it trying to do everything perfect. However, at my fitness level and with my injuries, that is just not gonna happen. Today is Day 10 on level 1 and tomorrow I move on to level 2! I'm pretty proud of myself for sticking it out and continuing on with this challenge and I have many blogging and My Fitness Pal friends to thank for keeping me motivated and accountable.

I Confess.. that I totally love Swamp People ! I mean, seriously.. I want to hang out with these guys!

(I had a picture to put here, however, blogger is being a butt and won't let me!)

I Confess.. that I've been letting my kids stay up until the wee hours of the morning since they have been on summer vacation. Really, till like 3-4 o'clock in the morning. Then, I let them sleep until they wake up. Which usually isn't until 2pm. in the afternoon. It's kinda like they are still in school since it's quite all morning and half the afternoon. Does this make me a bad mama? Not in their eyes!

I Confess.. that I had a very bad moment this week when The Man's parents showed up at my door unannounced and unexpected. I have serious issues with his mom. His whole family, to be exact. They love to contribute to anything that he should not do, make excuses for him, lie for him, encourage him and every time he has done something horrible in our relationship it has been while he was doing something with his family. I have already blocked them all from my facebook account and made it clear to them just to leave me alone. So, when the parents showed up at my door, I let them in (which I thought was pretty nice of me considering) and then went to my room and shut the door till they left. I thought that by moving to a different state they would at least be less meddling, however over the last year they have found at least four occasions to totally interfere and cause trouble. Even driving here to pick The Man up for a supposed 2 day visit that led to over a week of him being gone with no word, no nothing and lies from every one of his family members as to where he could possibly be. Anyway, I don't really feel bad about it. They have done it to themselves. I can't stand sneaks, liars and back-stabbers.

I Confess.. that I may have to take a nap today. I'm so tired! But, I hate the thought of sleeping the day away when it's so nice and quiet and I should be doing something else!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Giveaways I've Entered Today 6/9/11

I was really excited to see that Knack For Nutrition was doing a giveaway for a Polar HRM ! You can bet I entered that one today!