written on SGP, Sunday night, Jan 30th....
Hello everyone...... it's a quiet, relaxing day here in Texas...and also cloudy and drizzly. Thought I'd play on the computer a bit... and then either take a nap, or we may go to a movie...?
Dottiemaye... I'm so sorry to hear you've been ill, and are still ill. I've noticed you had not been posting and was wondering what was up. I was about ready to email you and send out a search party! LOL.... yes.. you have seen me through so many "re-arrangements" over the years haven't you... or rather... then never Finished attempt to finish my office!... for what, over 2 years now! But by golly, I think she's got it!!.... This is going to be the year to get a FINISHED office...lol. I really really like this room this way and feel very excited about it. I never felt 'happy' about the room in the past years attempts... maybe that's why I couldn't get myself to actually finish it! Please get well soon... you are so missed on here! And about the Bingo, Hey...THIS 'sister' ain't won that game yet either... so I'm definitely not a threat to anyone....lol.
Does anyone on here ever do the Mardi Gras thing... or did you do it in your younger days? I'm just curious. What are your opinions about it?
Hubby told me about some of the things he saw last night... and it made me feel sick to my stomach at how raunchy and immoral people are getting... well, actually, they've always really been that way... I just didn't know about it. I grew up in a very 'small world'.... detached from the things that go on "out there".
I really just felt very sad.... and couldn't help but think how sad and disappointed God is in the behavior of many humans on this earth..... including myself and my own careless choices. The fact that He hasn't wiped us completely off the face of the earth and trashed us is to me probably the greatest miracle of all time.... the human race is oftimes pretty darn disgusting.
What do you think of beads being sold/worn with penis's and vaginas on them? Makes me want to puke! One woman has a 'crazy' type straw for her drink... that had a penis as part of it. And all the fondling women allowed to be done to them... just for some cheap beads! It just makes me so mad to see the lack of self-value, and lack of self-respect and lack of self-worth these women portray out there to sell themselves so cheaply and willingly. As a female, I feel shame and disgust at those girls and women for doing the things they do out there.
Ok.. enough venting. I don't particulary like that my husband worked it either...after hearing the details he shared. It was a private party... so I didn't think the breast thing would be an issue.... but it wasn't just the people down on the street doing it! And women of all ages were doing it!... young, and old. Now why on earth should men have or show any respect for women when they so willingly act tramps in public????... and dress like one too, even when it's not Mardi Gras.... from what I've seen in the malls the last few months. Oh yeah... I said I was through venting...
CCC..... about your situation..... all I have to say is it sounds like you are being dictated to, and told what to do...???... Excuse me?.... It's what you and your husband are willing and able to do..... after you are politely and repectfully ASKED.... 'could you?', or 'would you be interested in, or able to....'.
They don't get to decide everything they want.. and then 'tell' people what thay 'have' to do to provide it. Even if it's a first wedding it's not done like that! We spent $3500 on my daughter's wedding. Which is now going to be ended. No way I'd fork over that kind of money again for a second wedding. I agree with the others... there is no "obligation" here... it's a matter of what you freely want to do.
You said this is a "small" wedding???... small in my dictionary is the one we had for my daughter.. and about 50 guests... and a tent just for the ceremony only... not for everyone to sit under all the time, which was $400 with chairs if I remember correctly. Wanting a big $1000 tent... is in my opinion... that you asked for...too extravagant for a small wedding. They don't need it. If they want it.. they can pay for it. Is she dreaming of having what was done in the movie "Father of the Bride"...??...lol. Things can easily get out of hand... it's ok to say NO and to use your own power and control and dictate what will and will not come out of your pocketbooks.
And I'd not be in too big a hurry to do anything about that house situation either.... till you at least see if the marriage is going to last for a little while. I mean... the other wedding just took place only 5 years ago... and now another one....??? In this day and age... they aren't really making that much money. I know... because my husband is just now getting to the 40,000 range.. and we live paycheck to paycheck! There is no money for medical or auto repairs without him working extra security jobs. Gas and groceries keep costing more each month... no, they are not making that much money. And if he's making less than her....if she gets pregnant again, or has to quit working for some other reason .....will he be able to afford all the bills on his salary alone? The situation just does not sound very stable to me. She has the security of her own home right now... and she's fixing to lose it. If they get divorced what will she be left with? Who will get the house...? If she does, will she be able to afford the payments?
Well goodness...... lot of venting going on up there... and there's not even a full moon for me to blame it on. Left over emotions from hearing the things about the Mardi Gras while at lunch earlier.... hope I didn't offend anyone.
Hope the rest of the day goes better! Byeee.... Grace