Friday randomness would be a better title! I love reading as I have shared, and recently I began reading about Gees Bend. Have you ever heard about Gees Bend? It is most famous for the quilts made by the local women. Sometimes I tug at a string of information and see where it unravels. Look at this amazing quilt!! I love the quilts of Gees Bend, as they create how I live. I found this quilt as a result of a Google search for images of the quilts. You see the false images of advertising have convinced us to seek perfection in our homes, our bodies, and our families.
I hope that when folks read my blog, they understand this. I refuse to accept the standards set by the world. Our homes are to be lived in, comfortable and safe. Our bodies are to be as we were designed, and not chiseled into some unisex creature without an ounce of softness or beauty. Oh and our bodies should not become the newest billboard~we are wonderful in our uniqueness already. I also see our families as gifts. We should enjoy the time we have with them, as not everyone is fortunate to have a mother, father, or children. I grew up without a father and I truly understand. Who says is my rule. Who says that a couple married 23 plus years can no longer hold hands? Because here~in my world, I hold my Bill's hand when we go somewhere. I hug him often much to the embarrassment of the children. We enjoy each others company and time and the hatred the media presents towards family and men does not impact us at all. I value my spouse. I do not see him as the village idiot, for goodness sakes, and I love knowing my role at home has been appreciated. Sigh~I could go on you know. I love how men and women can absolutely complement each other.
Next photo, when traveling for days on end and the vehicle looks like a mini dumpster-it is best to be incognito!
I found this photo from my trip last year to Indiana, then NY with two of the kids. This person is the mystery traveler!! Mystery or not, we enjoyed this traveler and I am so happy I found this photo to share!!
As this Friday Five continues~my Second has continued the pattern that we set. He bought his first vehicle Thursday after much searching. He knew what he wanted and patiently(well kind of) waited.
Like his other brothers, he saved until he had enough cash. We have worked very hard to teach the kids to pay cash for as much as you can, as the credit option is not a winning option for anyone but the banks. I know we have sold this big time to America~but on the farm we prefer to live by paying cash for everything we own. Keeps us current in case, heaven forbid something bad would happen~such as what happened to Bill. Remember the quilt above~homes do not need to be mausoleums for love, happiness and joy to exist. In fact, the burden of debt and the pressure of keeping up with the Jones' seems to help our nation slip into this current economic state.
Love technology photo~While waiting for our oldest the other day, Bill was texting the others to make sure everything was going smoothly at home. He then texted the oldest too.
It sure is funny how easy we have crossed over to an entirely new way to communicate. I do love technology for this instant connection! I know my kids and Bill are laughing now as my texting abilities are well...not so fast. And I sometimes send when I mean to put a space, so they will receive a half text~and not question me, as it is me!!!
Now~about the advertising that I mention many times on this blog. The media is not a truth machine...sorry.
I found this photo on Weasel Zippers. Do you see the lie? Let's see if I can help you. The Roe V. Wade decision took place in 1973. We have had Nixon(1 yr.), Ford(3 yrs.), Reagan(8 yrs.), Bush(4 yrs), G.W Bush( 8 yrs), all Republicans-for a total of 24 years of Republican presidents. Now lets add up the years for Democrats-Carter(4 yrs), Clinton( 8yrs), and Obama so far 3 years-for a total of 15 years. Sorry folks this is a LIE. Seems like Roe V. Wade is supported by both parties. The media divides to get us riled up....oh my the Republicans are waging war on women! And we have forgotten ever so nicely, the aborted baby-and the war waged on babies in the womb. Please remember this: like our tax code-which is over twenty thousand pages, the abortion issue is what it is~because our government leaders want it to be this way. Sorry. This is the truth. Same with taxes. If taxes were less complicated-they couldn't shift our hard earned money into program after program.
By the way-we do have a war going on since 1973, and it is horrific-I wonder if we will ever have a campaign or tee-shirts for that?
I wish to close today reminding everyone that the Double Nickel Farm gives bibles away. We have plenty of them and order more all the time. Please feel free to link to the giveaway page here or, if you would like leave a message requesting a Bible today.
"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005
You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."