Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Go to this website and look at the picture of the winner of the UK show Make Me a Supermodel. Then scroll down a little and look at the runner-up. Tell me who you think is more attractive: the radiant, confident, size-12 winner or the skeletal size 00 runner-up?
So tell me, why was the winner scrutinized for being "too fat"? I know, I know models are supposed to be "hangers" for the designer's clothes, but I think Ms. Size 12 said it all: "Boys, who would you rather snuggle up to?"
I have a lot of problems with the fashion industry, and this is one of them. It's gone way too far - being severly overweight is not healthy, but neither is being a walking skeleton.
I applaud people like Jen Hunter who are courageous enough to stand up to the fashion industry's unrealistic standards. I honestly don't know if I would be able to do the same.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Today I hosted our stitching group. Everyone brought their cross-stitch and other assorted craft projects and we chatted and crafted to our hearts' content!
The drink table with blueberry coffee cake (and a very naughty kitty!) I love this serving cart!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
My in-laws came to visit this weekend, and of course we had a gift for my father-in-law. Once he opened it, Morgan immediately jumped inside the gift bag, and this happened:
That's Mike's dad on the left and Mike on the right. Notice the cup that she knocks over rolling around in the background. I also love Mike's face in the last few seconds. I only caught the first "zoom," but many more ensue. We laughed about this one for the rest of the night.
In other news, this is my 300th post!! Go me!!!
Monday, June 09, 2008
- I am more proud of who I am as a person. I am the type of person who wants to please others, and making my own decisions regarding the way I live has helped me see that no matter the way I live, SOMEONE will find a way to wag their tongue about it. I've gotten closer to my personal goal to not be concerned about how people see me. I'm not sure why, but the reason I held off on some choices was because I wasn't sure how those closest to me would react - namely, my family. But I needn't have worried. My own grandmother now uses cloth shopping bags - I am so proud of her! My mom has made amazing strides in preparing simple, healthful meals and has taught me a lot in that department. I was blown away recently when my mother-in-law visited and told me of her plan to put a bucket in her shower to catch extra water - an idea I just had to steal! My baby cousin (shaddup, she'll always be my baby cousin, no matter how old she gets!) wants to major in organic farming. My brother just wrote an amazing thesis on the subject. My family never ceases to amaze me. So it's brought me closer to my family as well!
- Growing my own food has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I had no idea how much it would affect me as a person. This year we started small: just a few tomatoes, some carrots, peppers, and herbs. But I just can't describe the feeling I get when I step outside to pull off a few ripe tomatoes, then head to the kitchen to make an amazing salsa. It's helped me take pride in being a first-time homeowner. It's empowered me to take steps to reduce our grocery bill in the future
- Perhaps the most surprising benefits has been the fellowship with the Lord I feel when I am outside. I have always felt closest to God when I'm outside admiring a sunset or standing at the top of a snow-covererd cliff, but to honor Him by conducting myself in a responsible manner has taken it to a whole new level. I've realized that what I do can be a form of worship by taking care of God's Creation.
I still have a LONG way to go as far as reducing my carbon footprint goes. But I am proud of the steps I have taken and look forward to the journey in front of me!
Thursday, June 05, 2008
You'll have to click on this one to see him flying off into the sunset...
This is my entry for Lynn's blogiversary contest. My calendar for this year is pig-o-the-month!! I've always liked pigs for some reason...their cute little noses. Even wallowing in mud, I just love pigs!! Maybe someday I'll have some of my own...until then, I'm happy with my calendar!!
Mike's calendar is called Outhouses Across America...if I post a picture of his, do I get two entries? :)
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
I was glad I made it to church on Sunday there because I've been sick for so long I've missed the last two weeks. I was even more glad when I read through the bulletin and found this gem on the back:
clickity for biggity
Can you imagine being this Roxanne lady and finding out that your church thinks you're dead?