MUST TRY THIS
I just discovered I have been nominated for a Liebster! Cara Heinze over at Who has time for the gym? chose me for for The Liebster award, it is given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers to help promote their blog.
The rules are as follows; I must:
- List 11 random facts about myself
- Answer 11 questions from Cara.
- Pass the torch by nominating 11 new bloggers.
- Create 11 questions for my nominees
- Display the Liebster Award logo.
11 facts about me…
- I’m an only child.
- I have a very short temper and low tolerance for dishonesty.
- I got married at 18.
- I was a momma’s girl.
- I collect cupcake things…cupcake teapots are like a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow for me.
- I don’t like other people’s kids as a rule, not a ‘hate’ dislike more of a “Meh.” dislike.
- I’m on my second pot of coffee as I’m typing this.
- I lack the social filter of knowing what’s acceptable to discuss. It’s all fair game. Periods, paychecks, porn.
- I HATE with the fire of a thousand suns, public toilets. I’d rather squat in a parking lot.
- I have a 1998 Happy Birthday Barbie on my desk.
- I like beer…and wine…a lot
1. What is your favorite song?
2. What is your favorite movie?
Wow. I hate that question, it varies so much depending on my mood! I guess Grandma’s Boy hasn’t gotten old yet. That or Fan Boys. Here are both, and they’re NSFW.
3. What is one place you want to travel to that is off the beaten path?
4. What is your favorite way to get exercise in?
Walking. I don’t get out enough lately-I’m going to blame the overnight change but in all honesty I’m just not making the time to do it.
5. What is your favorite book?
6. If you could change your career, what would you be?
I wouldn’t want too. My previous career was body piercing and the only thing I enjoy more is being home, teaching my kids.
7. What would you tell your 7 year old self about your future?
It’s going to be harder than you can imagine, and you will want to give up but in the end it is worth it. The pain, the loss, the lessons that seem so horrible are worth it.
8. If someone offered you a free trip to the moon would you take it?
Do I get a return trip?
9. Name one person who you would most like to have lunch with. Famous or not, alive or dead.
10. What is your favorite animal?
Hard to choose one.
11. Who is your favorite blogger?
I don’t have a favorite blogger. I like different bloggers for their varied topics.
Bloggers I nominate for this award;
My questions for them:
- Why did you start blogging?
- What is your most important life lesson, learned?
- What was your favorite childhood cartoon?
- Favorite quote or life motto.
- Do you give change to street performers?
- What is the last book you read?
- How did you choose your children’s names?
- If you could change one thing in your life at no expense what would it be?
- Do you color your hair?
- What object is immediately to your left?
- Biggest regret?
We just watched the disc that was included with this package. It was a bit silly for my liking but the girls seemed to really enjoy it. Both agreed they didn’t necessarily learn anything because they’ve heard it all before, but this would likely be a great introduction for a child who had never been exposed to the internet before.
If you need/want to check the grade level for a book being used in your homeschool lessons this is perfect!
All over the interwebs floats the story of a 5 year old boy in Kentucky who shot his sister and killed her. The story isn’t much different from one source to the next, and sadly neither is the reaction. I’m finding the issue with this situation to be…
“We need to regulate how guns are stored.”
“Who gives a 5 year old a gun for their birthday.”
“How can a 5 year old own a gun?”
Do you see what’s bothering me about these reactions? I am a big supporter of firearms, my daughters share the same type of gun this child was given. The oldest received it as a Yule gift, so the fact that this negligent homicide (I’m not calling this an accident and I’ll explain why..) even occurred infuriates me, almost as much as the reactions to it. This post appears entirely focused on guns but my true issue is this push the blame, it’s not my fault, irresponsible, victim mentality that so many have adopted. I’m sure most would say that the parents are of course at fault but something has to be done to keep it from happening again. You cannot regulate stupidity out of existence.
First off the cricket is a single shot bolt action .22 which means (incase it needs clarification) it holds ONE, 1, uno rounds. How a parent could forget that it was loaded is mind boggling. This child sized firearm also comes with a keyed lock that holds the bolt open, you cannot fire a round if it is locked. Finally and most importantly, it was left sitting within reach of a child, a loaded weapon. Three terrible choices and this family has lost a child. To me this is not an accident, it was severe negligence that resulted in death. Not that it really changes anything but based on the previous issues I suspect this little boy was also never given proper, thorough instruction in firearm safety.
Why does the focus seem to be on the gun? We need to regulate how guns are stored, and this and that and we ignore that these parents SCREWED UP. Can we regulate common sense? Can we regulate some sort of responsibility? The investigators, the parents are calling this an accident but it’s not. They allowed this to happen, by being careless. Certainly if the rifle wasn’t in the house it wouldn’t have happened but I really can’t feel certain that some other tragedy wouldn’t have befallen these children with parents who lack foresight. Who lack common sense to such an extreme.
I really don’t know what may or may not have happened. What I do know is this increasing trend that people have to blame everything but THEMSELVES, is disturbing. This carries over into so many things-school grades, the size soft drink you can purchase, etc. When did we stop teaching our children that they need to use the gray matter in their skull? I’ve become very pessimistic about humanity, and really don’t think it’s possible to NOT know how to teach your kids better than yourself. Unless you live under a rock, then people are exposed to ideas to information. Most choose not to use it because it requires effort. It’s easier to be lazy and assume ‘it won’t happen to you’. The family this happened to likely had access to the internet, and television and have heard the stories of negligence and yet made no effort to ensure it didn’t happen to them.
“What will it take for gun owners to be responsible”-well MOST are. Most pit bull owners train their dogs properly but we don’t hear about them, we hear about attacks. We don’t hear about the responsible owners because it doesn’t sell, no sensationalism to get people riled up but there are many stories out there of the responsible owners if you dig for them.
If you notice in this photo there are two darker rows behind Little Sizzling Hiney, those are where my onions went and they are placing the cucumbers along the back edge. Plenty of space for the vines to grow up.
LSH planting a cucumber seedling. We don’t eat cucumbers but soak them in evil (vinegar) and we will munch the hell out of some sweet pickles.
Yes we are barefoot in the garden quite a bit.
If you follow my facebook/twitter account you may have noticed my comment about wanting to rearrange the school room. This is what was accomplished last night. Much more to do on the other side of the room but I’m EXTREMELY happy with how it’s coming together.
This is the new reading space. A nice comfy chair to curl up in.
This video was said to be NSF, but I missed the nudity…an outline of breast certainly but not what I’d consider offensive. Either way here is a video I came across and enjoyed.