Monday started out with some stuff that really bugged me. It almost ruined my night, but I had such a blast with my high school friends at Young Life, that it completely took my mind off of the mean people in this world. If there is anyone who is hurting your feelings with their negativity and mean comments about you, just ignore them. It’s so not worth allowing yourself to become so frustrated over it. It doesn’t end after middle school, high school, or even college. We live in a world with some mean people in it, so we might as well just have a cup of tea and shrug it off. If we don’t, the mean words will end up becoming the sound track to our lives, turning a romantic comedy into a horror flick. My tea choice tonight is chai with a little heavy cream, some vanilla, and a tsp of sugar. Ah…unwinding.
smells like pumpkin pie!
The fight to send us to Texas continues, and it’s so aggravating! We’re staying, that’s already been decided, but the BAH for Texas is less than the BAH for here in Georgia. So, Chandler is working on getting a BAH waiver that will allow us to continue to get the housing pay for where we’re at so that we don’t have to add that financial madness to the other deployment stresses. We need a few things in order to get that waiver approved, one of which is a letter from Cole’s school stating that a school transfer in the middle of the school year would not be beneficial to him. We thought this would be so easy to attain. It makes no sense to pull a child out of school in the middle of the year, move him to a different state to a classroom with more students and less teachers, and then to rip his father from him for a year too. Makes no sense to me, and we figured the school would feel the same way. Instead, they’re a bunch of cowards who don’t want to make that call. Their reasoning is that it may actually be more beneficial for him to make the move. That’s seriously what they said. I couldn’t even finish the phone conversation with his counselor. It made me so upset, and I didn’t want to turn into a sap on the phone (That’s what I have the blog for), so I just said, “Thank you,” and hung up on him. So, Chandler took the reigns since the whole thing had me all emo, and they pretty much gave him the run around too. He changed angles and said that he wanted a letter with just facts in it, and he’d handle the rest. He wanted them to just say that Cole was enrolled in school for the 2011-2012 school year, that he is exceeding the standards, and that the school system here is different from the school system in Killeen, TX. The principal said she could do that, but she had no sense of urgency. She said she’d send the letter home with Cole that day, but she didn’t. The next day, nothing. …let me take a break here to vent a bit about the first paragraph while I’m on the subject of “no sense of urgency”.
The thing that got me upset on Monday is that apparently a certain man, *Damocles Jorge (*name has been changed to protect his identity), has been saying some mean things about my husband and me recently (This, almost a year after my husband told him not to let our names come out of his mouth again because of his slander and inappropriate comments). He claims that we are “not real Christians”, and I’m not quite sure why. His complaint to us was that we “moved too quickly in the church”. News flash, Damocles Jorge, THIS IS EXACTLY WHY WE “MOVE QUICKLY”! We’re here one day, and gone the next. We don’t have our entire lives to drag our feet around, trying to figure out whether to serve white corn chips or yellow on chili night. Just grab em both and get freakin’ moving! Teens are in high school for only 4 years, and you usually begin to lose most of them somewhere during junior or senior year. NO TIME TO DRAG YOUR DANG FEET! GET MOVING, and DON’T STOP or SLOW DOWN! Build relationships, get down in the nitty gritty with people. Don’t just say you’re brothers and sisters in Christ, BE FAMILY! Don’t just sit across from them in a cold conference room and slam your figurative, judgmental gavel, and instead get down on your hands and knees and cry, pray, sob with your brothers and sisters through their tough times. Jesus came to bring GRACE not CONDEMNATION! When the Wedding ran out of wine, he made new wine. When the Blind needed healing, he healed. When sinners needed forgiving, he forgave. He didn’t gather a committee to cast votes about any of it. He just did it. He is the example that God gave us to live by, and that’s who we should follow. This is what my husband and I believe. But, yeah, I can see how that line of thinking can place a “non-Christian” stamp on us…NOT. Mean Man!
So, now back to the school not getting the letter in good timing…It’s just frustrating. We finally have it, sent it in with his packet, and now we’re just hoping and praying that it’s approved before the holidays. It takes a few weeks to get something like that approved. So, now we’re just holding our breath and waiting to see if this separation time will mean I need to get a job and a day care for Idan or not.
**Cool thing that happened while I was at the Dollar Store this week. A woman approached me because my pants said “Army” on them, and we ended up having a pretty long conversation about the military. By the end of it, we were both in tears and hugging, because we had so much in common from our mixed babies, to our love of the military, to our love of Jesus. What a blessing, for God to show up like that.**
My activity for this week: Finish watching Eclipse
and see Breaking Dawn in the Theaters
I’ve never been into the whole Twilight Saga, but my little sister is all about it. The whole thing seemed pretty cheesy to me, actually, but the Breaking Dawn trailers had me so curious. If a vampire is a live-dead person, then I would think that their…um..eh-hem…baby making juice is dead too. So, how could the dead make a live baby? And…if vampires stop aging once they turn into vampires, then how can a baby grow up, much less grow in the womb? Just because of these questions, I felt so compelled to see the movie. But, I had to see the other ones first so I could understand the whole story line. So, here I am, 4 years after the first movie came out, watching the first three at home. Luckily, my sister came into town with her DVD’s of the first three, so I caught up. My short and sweet opinions of them:
Twilight sucked major butt. It was terrible. I sat on pinterest through the whole thing. Did I mention it sucked? Cause it totally did.
New Moon….Didn’t Jacob become hot in that one? I think he did, so yeah…that’s when I drew the line in the sand and joined Team Jacob.
Eclipse was funny and entertaining. I enjoyed all of Jacob’s quips here and there. It actually had me looking forward Breaking Dawn.
Breaking Dawn was really interesting, actually. It had me so confused though. The whole pregnancy thing didn’t make any sense. Why couldn’t she just get an IV of blood. Why’d she have to drink it again? Why was it a super baby? If it was a super baby, then why couldn’t they schedule a c-section ahead of time and why’d they have to wait until the last possible second to get it out of her? The doctor had morphine, but couldn’t get her an epidural? Why’d Edward have to go crazy, biting her Chinese buffet style? …oh, and it bugged me that she let her wedding dress drag through the moss and dirt down the aisle.
So, I saw the movie in the theater by myself, and I enjoyed my me-time. There was barely anyone in there, because it was a $5 Matinee.
5 Reasons why Jacob is better than Edward:
1- he’s alive, and so are his “tiny Jacobs”, so if he wanted to procreate, he could, and it wouldn’t be a demon baby.
2- he’s warm.
3-he turns into a Wolf! So, he’s part of the K9 family, and everyone knows that a dog is a man’s best friend
4- he doesn’t freakin creep on Bella in her room while she’s sleeping. That’s not romantic. It’s weird.
5- He’s mechanically inclined. Homeboy built a motorcycle. Enough said.
Until next week, Have a WONDERFULLY SANE week, people! Send me your crazy, since I’m going there anyway!