Friday, August 31, 2012

unfocused Friday.

  • I stocked up on non-perishables for Hurricane Isaac. Bottle water, canned fruit, and Vienna Sausages. {I've never seen Kroger sold out of Vienna Sausages, but I bought almost the very last cans}. As it happened, we didn't get anything more than a little rain and wind and we never lost power, so Hattie and I were snacking on the sausages this morning. Oh the sodium. It kind of hits you like a ton of bricks. Maybe that was the reason I never could eat very many as a child. Whatever the reason, Vienna Sausages and I are not friends, especially not when paired with Gatorade. Whew, we were not feeling great after that snack, and it took a few hours to recover.
  • Hattie is feeding me her raisins as I type. It kind of slows things down, but she's a sweet-hearted little daughter.
  • Emery bought me some Ghirardelli chocolate. Oh boy, that 60% cocao dark, delish. It reminds me of that movie, Matilda, where the wicked school-master woman proclaims "Much too rich for children" every time she eats some of her prized truffles (or whatever they were). Although, I don't hold with her philosophy, and I do share little bits with Hattie. Seems to me, if you want children to appreciate and enjoy good food (by adults' standards), you might as well introduce to to them early and often. "Kid's foods" are so bland and unvaried, I wonder if we won't have a generation who never grows out of such tastes. 
  • This morning, I put on a maternity dress. I didn't need to, but I felt it would be more comfortable, and it is. The problem? As soon as I donned my dress, all of the sudden, I look four-five months pregnant, rather than the just shy of three months that I really am. I don't mind 'showing', but this dress thoroughly accentuates the curves that are both present and imagined. 
  • Does anyone have a good tutorial for making a little play-stove out of a box? I think our diaper boxes might be about the right size for Hattie's height, but at the same time, I kind of hate to mess-up a perfectly good and perfectly sturdy box, especially one that's not too big. We Sayre's seem to have a propensity to move fairly often, and a good box is a treasured commodity. (Is that terribly pitiful?)
    Hey I found a good template here, except that these people want to sell it to me for $44. That's not happening. It doesn't look too hard though, does it?
  • Isn't it nice that it's Friday? I think it's lovely. And a three-day weekend! Woohoo! That's hard to beat with a stick. 
  • {Warning, this one is disturbing}. 50 Shades of Gray. I haven't read it and have zero intention of reading it. It's become the latest craze, but in truth it's porn, at best. What's worse, it's child-porn. Sickening. I read an article this morning from an experienced social worker who had read it and came to such conclusions. And the pedophile is right there 'hiding in plain sight'.  Is this what we're normalizing in our society? Such atrocities are topping the sales charts? 
"And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; being filled with unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness, full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity, whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them"
Romans 1:28-32
I shouldn't be surprised. God's word said it would be this way. But it still shocks me.

  • I'm thankful for the scripture. Thankful that even among all these social ills, it still stands firm, and always will. 

Oh yeah, I finally joined Pintrest. And I'm excited about it because I've been browsing occasionally for a while, and I found it so frustrating because maybe 1 in 50 pins would be useful or interesting on the main page, and then there was so much language and dumb quotations and etc. But now that I have an account I feel like it might be useful! Huzzah! :)


  1. Danny just 10 minutes ago said the same thing to me about the book 50 Shades of Gray...I hadn't heard of it, but am glad to have the review and know not to pick it up! Since you are on pinterest, look up something like play kitchen ware made out of boxes and see what you find...I have seen them before!

  2. Love the randomness! I almost wrote a "soapbox" post about 50 Shades of Gray today, but decided against it. I can't agree with you more! It makes me sick that so many people (especially Christians) think it's perfectly alright to fill their minds with such filth. Lusting with your eyes or mind is just the same as committing adultery. Anyway, enough about that!