{7QT} rugs, cats, kale and other old lady stuff

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Friday already, huh?

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but, I don’t have anything prepared!

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Oh, you came here to hear my thoughts about Steubenville?

Here’s what I think:
Yes, we do need to teach our young men about consent and respect.
Yes, we do need to teach our daughter’s about modesty and being taken advantage of.
Yes, we do need to pray for Jane Doe and give all victims the support and love they need.
Yes, we do need to be careful that men are not convicted of a crime because a girl simply feels regret.
Yes, we do need to make sure that men who do these things are brought to light and punished justly.
Yes, we do need to make sure we teach our children to not be bystanders.
Yes, we do need to feel bad for the victims, but as Christians, we also feel sympathy for the sinners.
Yes, they are deeply disturbed individuals who need healing.
Yes, healing does not mean going easy one someone out of false charity.
Yes, healing someone means bringing them a fair consequence for their actions and then loving them as humans enough to get them the further help they need to be stable, respectful and contributing members to our society.
Yes to all of those things.

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After that doozie:

Socializing my child. Do you care that I put random pictures of our week in my posts? This one has to do with food too.

Socializing my child. Do you care that I put random pictures of our week in my posts? This one has to do with food too.

Ellen said to me yesterday: “Mommy, more hungry. I want macaroni and cheese.”
Later: “Mommy, more hungry again. I want peanut butter jelly bread. No, wait, I want silly beans.”

I’m pretty sure we only have the stoic or non-confrontational kinds right now. Sorry.

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I got my rug! What!

only high quality images allow me to call myself happy

only high quality images allow me to call myself happy

Turns out the 8×10 $400 rug would have been too big. The 5×7 was wayyyyyy cheaper. I love this rug. Love.

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I always grew up with a cat. I’ve always wanted one when I got my own house. While we stay with my parents and their cat, Ellen is making it very clear to me that that is not going to happen. I feel so bad for that cat.

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do not let this fleeting moment of kindness fool you.

That’s all you’ve got, Jenna? On to #6.

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Went to a church rummage sale on Wednesday. I got eight shirts for $8. Today is dollar bag day at the sale. Guess where I am going today?

ran into the outlaws

ran into the outlaws

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My mom got a Vitamix for her birthday this week. We have been having smoothies for B, L and D. She’s a Hoover Dam good smoothie maker, but yesterday’s breakfast left something to be desired.

“Kale and milk, mom? Really?” says the girl who is living with her parents rent free while they close on their house.

making its way down the drain where it came from.

making its way down the drain where it came from.

 

Go see Jen for something more delicious.

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Comments

  1. HAHA your cat is too funny. My cat will be sleeping on the edge of a table or bed and he will stick his paw out to antagonize the other cat, the dog or anyone that walks by to get them into trouble (but of course he is innocent).

  2. That rug! It is the glorious one. The most glorious one.

  3. I def. think the cat likes Ellen more than she likes him…nothing like a good rummage sale or trip to the thrift store, good stuff there too!

    • Yes! When Ellen was a baby, I could put her in a carrier and go thrifting. But, now that she has a mind of her own, I can’t get out there without having to chase her around the store!

  4. Stoic and non-confrontational beans! HA!

    I love smoothies, too, and often put kale in them. But with milk? Um, no. Sorry, Jenna’s Mom.

  5. Haha silly beans – she is too cute! :) I tried putting kale in a smoothie and just couldn’t do it either, and neither could Thomas!

    That rug is CUTE!

    • i think it was the kale/milk combo that made me want to puke. kale plus lots of fruit this morning was actually very good!

  6. Your thoughts on Steubenville…this was the one I am so glad you named. “Yes, we do need to be careful that men are not convicted of a crime because a girl simply feels regret”. Although I know you not implying that happened in Steubenville, it does happen, a lot actually. and we have to be able to name it, and discuss it. Thank you for having the courage to do so.
    Rummage/mom to mom/etc… sales are my favorite.

    • I’m glad you got my point on that :) I knew you would! We need to teach our boys and girls about when sex is appropriate and what the good and bad consequences are. Boy AND girls, I say!

  7. Mmmm kale and milk.. not really. Kale isn’t too terrible but with milk.. I’m not so sure.
    I really hope that cat was doing nothing more than petting her. Because I’d be deeply concerned otherwise.

    • haha Annie loves to bat her on the head when she walks by. Ellen loves to pull Annie’s tail and step on her. That’s where the problem is ;)

Your pretty thought would look nice down here.