Tuesday, June 30, 2009


What is wrong with advertiser these days? My husband can not even watch sports with our kids without a commercial about pills for many things (enhancement-both male and female, diet, etc.), alcohol, scantily clad men and women, and lets not even talk about the commercials for horror movies.

And now Burger King has a new advertisement. It is not in our country, but, nonetheless, it is beyond tasteless. I can not even put it on the blog, I find it so offensive. To see a Fox News story about it, click here. This is the second offensive ad that they have produced--the other was a Spongebob commerical aimed at children.

I feel that we are living in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah. I normally do not boycott places of business, but I just can not, in good conscience, patronize a business that has total disregard for common decency.

Monday, June 29, 2009

To all you organizers out there--

I found a neat site to catalog all your books, movies, cd's, video games and software.

It is so simple. All you have to do is either scan in the bar code of the book with your webcam or, do like I do, type in the ISBN or Bar Code (usually found on the back cover of the book).

It took about thirty minutes to enter 76 books (and one of them I had to manually enter the information--it is a very old Scholastic book). If you would like to visit my library, it is Crazy4Books. Go take a look. As I have time, I will scan the covers of the books that do not have images and add them.

If you are interested in organizing your stuff, GuruLib could be the site for you.

This is a screen shot of the Juvenile Biographies that I have downloaded to My Library.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Spiritual Heritage Resolution

Congressman Forbes asks the questions "Did America ever consider itself a Judeo-Christian nation?" and "If America was once a Judeo-Christian nation, when did it cease to be?" on the floor of the US House.

Friday, June 19, 2009

It Is Officially Summer


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

To Moms on Father's Day

From The Homeschool Minute (from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine)

The Familyman

Todd Wilson, Familyman Ministries

As the token male writer for THM, I'd like to take this pre-Father's Day week to let you non-male readers know what it feels like to be a dad. Actually, I've been thinking about it all week . . . not because it's the week leading up to Father's Day but because I've been talking to a lot of dads lately . . . and I am one.

As I talk to dads about their teenagers who are giving them fits, their wives who don't seem to think like them, and the deceptively deadly pull of success that beckons to them everyday, I see tiredness in their eyes and hear emotion in their voices.

I listen to them talk and nod my head in understanding until they finish. Then in a gentle but firm voice I say, "Man, I know exactly how you feel, but . . . you 'da dad. You may feel like giving up, but your family is counting on you. You can't give up on them. Get back in there, because although they may say harsh things . . . they still need you."

They sigh, stiffen their chin in determination, and nod in agreement. "You're right, Todd," they say. "Thanks for the reminder."

Over and over I watch men walk away, determined to give it another shot.

I can't help but think of that old Paul Newman movie,
Cool Hand Luke. It's about a guy who winds up in an old Hogan's Hero-like chain gang and repeatedly tries to escape. It's not one I'd recommend seeing, but one scene has been replaying in my mind this past week.

Cocky Paul Newman arrives at the prison camp and is challenged by the biggest guy (probably named Moose, Big Al, or something like that) in jail to a fist fight. Everyone knows Paul will be knocked out cold in the first round but to the surprise of everyone, he just won't go down.

He smiles, gets pounded to the ground, and then staggers up to get knocked down again. Eventually, even the BIG guy feels sorry for him and begs him to stay down . . . but he won't. You think his dusty and bruised body is incapable of moving at all when he drags himself to a standing position and lifts his hands to defend himself . . . again.

Ladies, that's your man. He gets pummeled, whomped on, yelled at, and spit on but . . . he's just too committed (or too stupid) to give up. He loves you, your family, and his role as dad (even though sometimes he doesn't act like it).

Kind of shines a new light on that non-holiday known as Father's Day.

Be real . . . and love your man,


This touched my heart and I wanted to share. God bless and remember . . . love your man!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My goals for June . . .

  1. I want to finish my lesson plans for next year (at least, for the subjects that I have books for.)
  2. Sort clothes and stuff for a yard sale that I am going to have July 17 and 18.
  3. I would like to get my garage cleaned out and either throw away or put stuff in the aforesaid yard sale.
  4. Prepare crafts for Vacation Bible School.