Friday, May 29, 2015

Worried About The Younger Generation

Every generation has worried about its children.  That is, after all, what "elders" do best, we worry about our "youth."  Why?  Because our youth is our tomorrow.  When we are old and grey and fragile it is going to be the children of today who are are caretakers.

Todays children will be the ones who are running the country when we are old and frail.  They will be our doctors, our lawyers, our police force, our military, our government, our president.

We worry about our children in 2 ways. 

We worry that what we are doing today is not going to leave our children much of a world to be part of.  Funny how even though that is a worry we don't seem to be doing enough as the current people in charge to make it better.  We worry, but we refuse to change our ways.

We also worry that the youth today isn't going to be "good enough."  Not OUR children, of course, but the youth in general.  The spoiled generation, enabled for all their lives.  Expecting everything to be handed to them at a whim.

And both groups of worriers are right.  We are not doing the best we can for our tomorrow, and the yough today isn't good enough for the tomorrow we are going to leave them but...

Youth is strong.  EVERY generation worried about their children.  OUR parents worried about us. THEIR parents worried about them, and so on so forth all the way back to the very beginning of humanity.

Yet here we are, and here the world is.  It is not our parents world, because they left us something different.  But we grew, we changed, we adapted.

But we still worry about our children.

And they will worry about theirs.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Brothers Playing - A Wordless Wednesday

Took the boys to the park on Monday.

There were no other kids around, but Parker had fun playing with me and his Nanna, and, of course, his baby brother.
Look at Spencer's smile in this one.  He was having fun with his big brother pushing him on the swing.

Going to the Park on a Monday

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I wasn't going to blog tonight.  I probably shouldn't be blogging tonight because it is nearly midnight and I have to be at work tomorrow so I should really be trying to sleep but.... the time is not why I wasn't going to blog tonight.

I wasn't going to blog because I'm feeling rather whiny tonight, and if I'm tired of hearing myself whine then I know you guys have to be.

So, trying to avoid my foul mood, I'm blogging regardless.

We went to the park today, the boys, my mother in law, and myself.  The park is around the corner but it was very cloudy.  We were going to drive, just in case it rained, but Parker wanted to walk, so we walked.

I love watching my son play on the playground even though I can't play with him like I want to because the pain in my feet keeps me from running.  I like seeing him be active and doing "boy" things like climbing the wrong way up the slide, because he spends far too much time in front of a tv or video game.

I'm just sad there were no other children there to play with him.  He doesn't get enough interaction with other kids.
Spencer enjoyed the park too.

Soon maybe he'll be able to enjoy it even more, as he starts walking.  He's already not afraid to climb, ending up very often on the coffee table at home as it is.

He took a step today, all one his own.  One little step, but soon I bet he'll be running everywhere.

And that is where I will end this blog, because that is where my day took its turn for the whiny.

You all have a good night, a good day and a good life.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Share a Link Sunday - 5/23/15


I hope you all had a prolific week of writing, and I can't WAIT to see what you'll share with us this week!

Let the linking begin!

Mod Melter, Noner Wants It!

Since it is so close to my birthday (a month away) I have been thinking about things I want.

What can I say.  Birthdays turn me into a big kid.  I have always loved getting gifts, and the cake and ice cream is a bonus.

I spend a lot of time watching craft videos on youtube, and since I'm a crafter there is no limit to the crafty items I would love to have.

One of them is the (fairly) new Mod Podge Mod Melter.

Now this is kind of like a fancy glue gun, but it's not made to use with hot glue sticks.  Mod Podge has glue sticks that go with them that are more like resin than hot glue.

Mod Podge also has a line of silicone molds.  You use the fancy glue sticks in the fancy glue gun and fill up the molds.  Then when it cools you have neat little trinkets that are like resin and that can be used for all your crafting needs.

I have also seen a blog post where someone used regular hot glue in one of the molds and made a more flexible casting that they used on a christmas ornament.  I think I might want to do that too!!

 There are a couple of different molds I would love to have, but the first one would have to be the Large Trinkets mod mold.  I love the donut and the mushroom in the set!  Just look how fun it is!

(This is NOT a sponsored post. I just want this thing!)

Now, ya'll wanna buy me a mod melter, or anything else, for my birthday, check out my Wish List on amazon!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Starting my Birthday Countdown

Photo taken around 9:50am 5-22-15
Good Morning Friends.

How are you all on this fine Friday?

I know many of you out there in the wider world are celebrating with a hearty "TGIF!" today.

I'm trying to muster up the energy to finish getting dressed for work.

Exactly a month from today I will be turning 34, but right now I feel like I'm double that at least.

If they say you are only as old as you feel, then I feel more like I might be edging toward my late 80s.

Despite sleeping well last night I am so tired I'm surprised I can stay in an upright position.

My blood pressure was 148/96 this morning.  I stepped on the scale and it said I was at 225.0

I had intended, last night, to get up early this morning.  I wanted to start Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred this morning and see what it would do for me 30 days from now, when its my birthday.  Instead I stayed in bed until 8:30 with Parker in there from 7:30 onward asking me when I was going to get up. 

I told him, "Never."

If I didn't have all these pesky responsibilities (like feeding my kids, and going to work to pay the bills) then I might would actually never get out of bed again.

At this point I'm not sure if it is my blood pressure that is making me feel like the living dead, or the depression that has settled in again.

Whatever it is I wish I could fix it.  I'm so tired of going through life so freaking exhausted.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A Lilly Happening - Wordless Wednesday

I kill green things, but every year these hearty orange lilly's continue to pop up out of the ground.

I love when the bright orange flowers open up, and share their warmth with my otherwise flowerless yard.