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World Vegetarian Day ~

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It’s not Just about Eating/Not Eating Meat

It’s also about….

Too much American and now Mexican land that is literally a big huge shit pile

that is making people sick.

Genetically manufacturing/mutating animals for humans to eat.

Being put on this earth to dominate it, yes, but to destroy it and  human lives in the process, no.

Greedy corporations that own and have power over, well, pretty much everything in America.

Putting manufactured food into our bodies that is not healthy, necessary or even safe.

Allowing the rest of the world to suffer from hunger by..

Using American land and grain for feeding meat.

Having 1 or 2 big corporation run the country lawmakers, media and even        non-profit charities.

It is down right appalling to me that Americans can not look past their plate and their stomachs to see the rest of the world suffering because of our consumption.

It is not just propaganda that we could feed the world if we just stop producing meat for ourselves.

It is ridiculous that we can not sustain our greedy fat stomachs so we move ‘meat production’ into other countries where there is little to no regulation on workers and land.

It is scary to think 1 or 2 huge corporations run, literally, run this country. They control how the government votes, what and how farmers grow, how animals and other people get to live.

It is greed and power, people, pure and simple.

We, as Christians should be ashamed at how we can compartmentalize our ‘charity’, our ‘love’ for others.

How we can not see past our bellies to help others to have simple food to keep them alive. EVEN in our own country.

If we stopped eating meat and processed foods, and looked at how we can feed the world with grain and produce, each and every one of us, we could really make a difference.

I don’t want to speak for God, but really, if we looked past how an animal tastes and saw, really saw, how the animal suffers, how production impacts the animals, the workers and the people who live around the factory farms….. we should weep, God is weeping.

Instead of covering our ears when someone tries to tell about animal and human suffering, try listening with a global perspective.

Instead of whining how we couldn’t go one day without eating meat or at McDonalds, try listening to the doctor when they tell you you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol and/or clogged arteries. Try going for a walk! Try taking your meat money and giving to local food pantry.

Even if we feel that animals don’t have a soul and should not be treated humanly … we should at least feel for the people who do not have enough food and can not afford meat or processed crap in a box we eat here.

We serve the poor our throw-aways. We serve the poor by having them work in slaughter houses in foreign countries to feed our fat bellies or slave in sweat shops to clothe us in ridiculously expensive clothes.

Eating meat literally makes people sick, may not make you sick personally, but it is making millions of people sick, from hunger, from heart attacks, from slaughter house accidents and gas emissions.

Now that I am on a roll…. The excess in this country saddens me and disgusts me.

I am buying items for the shoeboxes for the children in other, poor countries.

As I look at websites and see all the plastic toy pvc-filled, cardboard crap we make to satisfy our entertainment, I am overwhelmed. Greed, people. Think of all the food and housing that could go Haiti with the money spent on county fair prize crap.

As we sit on our butts in front of the TV griping because we are cold in our 70 degree fully insulated houses, my little Compassion child, Josue is homeless in Haiti, his parents

having to move because their house was destroyed.

We are not humane. We may kid ourselves we are, but we are not.

–adjective

1.

characterized by tenderness, compassion, and sympathy for people and animals, esp. for the suffering or distressed.

—Synonyms
1. merciful, kind, kindly, kindhearted, tender, compassionate, gentle, sympathetic; benevolent, benignant, charitable. See
human.

—Antonyms
1.  brutal.

Anyone who has had the pleasure of adopting a pet can see that the pet loves, lives, breathes and has emotions. They cry when you step on their paws, they wag their tail and lick your face when you come home; they limp in pain when they are old, they shake with fright at loud noise, they bark and growl to protect their homes, and they love and nurture their young.

Pigs, cows and chickens do the same! Rats, bulls, elephants, frogs, monkey, horses and ostriches, too.

Yet, for our own greedy wants and desires, we test on them, we kill them inhumanely, we allow them to suffer for our entertainment [bull fighting, circus, etc], we keep them pregnant for drugs, milk and veal. We discard boy chicks by the thousands in garbage bags because they can not lay eggs.

Now for the Christian perspective; I, for one, do not eat certain foods from any sort of piety or because I think God said for me to just eat veggies. Nor is there any scripture that entitles you or me to judge the other for their own food consumption.

My basic desire to eat better, feel better, to keep the world a better place for animals and humans to live. To live like Jesus told me to live; to love others, to do good deeds, to glorify Him in all that I do.

How do you love others?

Think about that next time you open your box of mac n cheese or fire up the BBQ…….

100 Things I have Done…….

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What is this?
Well, you’re supposed to bold the things you’ve done so readers can find out how you’ve led an awesome life so far.
Here’s what I have done:
1. Started your own blog [January 2007]
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii [honeymoon 1998]
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland [march 1998]
8. Climbed a mountain [not a serious climb, just walking up Mt. Rainer]
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch [knitting]
15. Adopted a child [if taking care my sons friends count, then I’m in]
16.Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables [growing own veggies rules!]
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill [heck yea, who hasn’t?]
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb [oh I only wish, but i petted a pig and held a 6 foot snake]
26. Gone skinny dipping [ah, in my youth]
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise [Disneyworld about 10 years ago]
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke [at my wedding]
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight [in Mexico]
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing [black bass, in alaska]
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling [Itried it, was totally freaked out by it]
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater [worked at a drive-in theater]
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class [attended one class then quit]
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies [I was a Camp Fire Girl]
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job [1 time, for stealing, which i didn’t do]
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone [funny how I never had broken bones until my son was born]
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle [i love the thrill of it! someday, someday]
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car [well, hubby bought it for me]
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper [yes, 5 years old, holding mushrooms]
85. Read the entire Bible [Im pretty close, but skipped the boring parts 😉 ]
86. Visited the White House [the outside, many years ago]
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club [long time ago, a craft book club]
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Well, there you have it. Boring, boring, boring. If you want, you are tagged. Copy and paste and drop me a line so I can look at what you posted.

Kristina

Construction, Bubble Boy, 3 Inch Scar, Etc.

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This always gets my goat, don’t know why, I think because my mom had one and she sets it out with all her other Santa’s, sort of a “Phew, I’m covered, the Christians can’t attack me, I got baby Jesus in the mix” .
You can find it at the Catholic Supply store

 

 

Check out the caption:
 There is no greater joy than watching a baby’s face at his or her first Christmas. The excitement and happiness parents feel are contagious and surely their child is not immune to the love surrounding this holy holiday. It is only fitting then, that the gentle gift bringer, Santa, comes to visit the greatest Bringer of hope, love and peace: the little Baby Jesus. As the Baby’s face lights upon seeing Santa’s gift, a cuddly teddy bear complete with big red bow, his hand reaches up to accept the precious gift. Santa’s eyes glisten as he sees the sweetness and beauty of the Baby Jesus, who, though nestled in His humble bed of straw, bears all the dignity and power of a King.

 

Well, we made it thru the surgery and the allergy testing.

The boy: is pretty much allergic to…. Everything outside. Everything. It’s time for the bubble. We were joking about at the dr. office, then the doc was giving him his options for treatment and the last one. A bubble.

Do any of you remember the movie Bubble Boy?

Son will be getting shots for a few years, twice a week to begin with.

The dog: She came thru surgery fine, 3 inch scar, still on pain meds., hopefully will hear the outcome by Tuesday. The vet who operated on her, has a golden who had 2 tumors so she was pretty knowledgeable on whole thing and she was much calmer than the first vet I saw.

The downstairs is being ripped apart and I’m just stressed out. I really don’t like my schedule getting changed. All you OCD and bi-polar people can relate.

A Weeks Worth of Thoughts

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For Tam, the holy days here

Another tat done Thursday. Its gladiolus, my hubby’s birth flower.

 

Yeah, it’s huge and it hurt. In the upper right hand corner he kept hitting a nerve going down my arm.

I’m using a small sponge roller from the paint dept. to put ointment and lotion on the thing, works pretty good.

UPDATE; seems that I have offended a church member and dear friend of mine with this statement. 

” Sad to think I haven’t shown my tat to anyone at church. Seems they are the most judgmental. *sigh*”

While it is a general statement and probably not well written or thought out, she is upset that I would think the church body is judgmental. Her, in particular.

So public apologizes to Liz and a better statement might be:

“I haven’t shown my tat to anyone at church because I’m afraid I might have to put up with SOME being judgmental towards what I did. But in a kind and good loving christian way, of course.

Hope that helps clarify things. 🙂

 

Trying to be a vegan. **SHOULD UPDATE THIS, I’M TRYING TO BE VEGAN, WORKING ON BEING A VEGETARIAN NOW.  things like cheese and eggs are getting put on the shelf right now until i figure out the meat thing.

Tough. Thought provoking, time and money consuming. I had already been eating lots of soy products and beans and healthy stuff, but really looking at labels….

Good things : Grainaissance Mochi Squares here. A little chewy not too sweet, but fun and would be good with a filling of some sort.

 

Silk creamer, Vanilla flavor here; I have to say drinking soy milk in my coffee sucks. But this stuff hits the spot.

 

Chocolate peppermint soy milk. Yum! Makes me almost happy about Christmas!

 

Bad things: soybean gas. Yep, I said it, yep, you are lucky you don’t live with me.

Beans, I hate the texture of beans, like navy beans, black beans. Yuk. Yuk. Yuk.

Another thing I worry about, am I getting enough protein for weight lifting?

My son is being a trooper and trying stuff with me. My hubby, not so much. I literally got sick making hamburger the other night, had hubby finish it.

It’s weird how your brain affects everything, a week ago I didn’t even think about cooking hamburger, but now, ewww.

The study of the Book of Daniel is so interesting, hard and amazing. How all this stuff in the bible comes together. I highly recommend doing an inductive study on it.

I’ll be doing another giveaway here next week, a little girls poncho. Stay tuned.

 

I need to take a picture of our Christmas tree, its under 4 foot tall and has 96 ornaments on it. sad, really, but my son wanted it up and he decorated it. He loves it.

Well, the princess whined just enough to get hubby to look at the hot water heater, actually I called the natural gas company and told them I smelt gas and they were here in under an hour, the day before Thanksgiving, in the afternoon. Kudos to Puget Sound Energy!

We now have a new hot water heater and I can lounge in the shower for hours without getting cold.

Saw this on Debi’s site: from here

 

Today, working on the bulletin, writing out Christmas cards, wrapping some presents.

Got my tags for the knitting project, so will be doing some knitting, also.

Hope you weekend is wonderful! Make it blessed!

Kristina

Dear Father,

Help me and all of your people everywhere to be filled with complete knowledge of what you want, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.

Keep stirring up my spirit to make me want to lead a life worthy of the Lord Jesus Christ, a full life because it is fully pleasing to him.

May I bear fruit in every good work. May I daily increase in my knowledge of you.

In the name of Jesus, our awesome Lord. Amen.

Health Assessment, Foot update, Other Stuff

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I have a sports medicine ortho doctor appt. on Friday, Chirocracker appt. today and we are heading to the ocean {Ocean Shores} for 2 nights with the dog.

While it won’t be very fun for moi, the boys will have a blast and I can sit and knit, maybe they can rent a carriage bicycle thing and ride me and the puppy around the town.

We are deciding if we should take my gramma’s wheelchair…..

The Ongoing Adventures of ASBO Jesus HERE

This is an awesome blog, please check it out

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Please forgive if there is a copyright thing, I didn’t see one on his site. He is very good!

My son got his penguin collection accepted in the puyallup fair, how very exciting!

When I was his age, I had an Oscar the Grouch collection and had it entered in the fair.

Those who know me, know that Oscar suits me well…….  🙂

And this is the way I have been feeling lately……

Go here if you would like a general health assessment, its easy and accurate…..

Here is mine, all but the, Your HDL cholesterol level is in the higher-risk range,  is good, I put the wrong numbers in for that…. Read the rest of this entry

Tidbits From My House

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Yesterday it rained, hailed, snowed and shined in my neighborhood.

Washington: the  indecisive soppy-wet jazzed up on coffee pine tree smelly state.

I pulled something in my shoulder yesterday. Ouchy, it hurt, it’s my left shoulder and I am left handed. Great, thank goodness it’s my week off of the weights, I need the rest. Hurts from my neck to the shoulder.

 

 

Look! the Fat chick is knitting!

Some other Mom know-it-alls:

My son and I were cracking on each other the other night, bickering and  he says ~

Son: Don’t look at the plank in my eye when you have a log in yours

Mom: I will take that plank out of your eye and beat your butt with it! (you can use that one, Kevin!)

Mom score 1, son 0

Next one; Son was walking over to the Doritos bag (hadn’t touched them yet) to eat some BEFORE breakfast and I said, “no way” after you eat something healthy.

Son: man, I wish I was a ninja (to stealthy take the chips)

Mom: then I would be the mom ninja, hello. (to know he was taking the chips)

Mom: 1, son: 0

Now I just caught him sneaking down the stairs with the bag of chips, I say, Hey! and he says, ‘What Ninja Mom? ‘all innocent like.

I’m trying not use devious titles to lure people to my site, but it’s very tempting and I kinda have. I wonder what it would be like to write headlines for newspapers?

I did sign up for Digg, and have received a lot of views from the site. I put 4 posts on there. I didn’t even know it existed.

When I got  125 views in one day I was amazed ~ but check this out ~

Yesterday

Search Views
why is my dog throwing up everywhere? 1
satan music verse bible 1
Christ devil’s enemy 1

2007-02-21

Search Views
pro age dove commercial 1
dog puke 1
I am so angry with life 1
dove pro-age advert music 1
can i ask forgiveness at home 1
dove commercial AGING 1

2007-02-20

Search Views
dove. ANd pro 2
dove pro age ads 1
Priceless Entertainment 1
new dove commercial older age 1
“grace story” god 1
dove pro age ad 1
pro-age dove ad 1
pro age ad 1
dove pro-age ad 1

2007-02-19

Search Views
clean puke 1
how to clean dog puke 1
Dove Pro Age Photos

Today there is even more dog puke searches on my dashboard:

I get the Dove commercial ’searches’ but the dog puke ones? How many dogs puke up all over?

Is this an epidemic? Do other peoples houses smell like puke too? Why are dogs puking all the time?

If this is a serious problem, someone needs to fix it! )

From ‘Prayers From Paul’ at Heartlight.org

Dear Father,

I owe love to my fellow man, as you have said. What an endless debt! How can I keep your command to love my neighbor as myself?

What would it be like to live in a world where such unselfishness prevailed? Ah, it would be heaven on earth, therefore such behavior is a precondition of our heavenly inheritance.

But Lord, be gentle in your judgment toward me. I fall so far short on this. Love would absolutely do no wrong to one’s neighbor

– never taking anything that was his, or even wanting to. So fill me with love, so that I may fulfill your law.

In the name of Jesus, help me, Lord. Amen.