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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

De-masculating Men

Why is it that its ok to make fun and yell at Men on TV but not Women? I don't think it should be ok for either. I don't really know what is going on with the whole "Jon and Kate plus 8" think I've only seen 1 or 2 episodes and honestly can't remember much about them to be honest. However with everything in the media you can't ignore the situation. From what I've heard (who knows whats true its 'reality TV') Kate is constantly yelling on the show. What if that was reversed what if Jon was the one yelling? Would anyone watch it? Would it have been canceled? Why do we as a culture think its ok to de-masculate men in this way? Commercials are another big offender in this area. Our young people need men to look up to and respect. They shouldn't be taught that its ok to treat them this way... Biblicly Men are to be the head of the household. How can this happen when all we do is put them down?

So what do we do? I don't know, But now that I have cable I know I won't be watching that show, reruns or not.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Not so little Brother

So my "little" brother is getting married on Saturday and I must admit I'm not quite sure what to do with this fact. I'm excited for him, you can see how excited he is. But he is my brother and I'm not sure I want to share. I like hanging out just him and me. We have always been great friends. In fact just the other day he called and asked me for advice before buying something. However I understand that all good things come to an end. But in fact this is just the beginning of a new life for him and a new sister for me.

There are so many changes going on in my life right now (most of them good) I was having a hard time dealing with all of them for a while. I seem to be doing quite a bit better now though. I've been, moving, unpacking, painting, hanging out with friends that I haven't seen in a while, planning a wedding, going to weddings and so on... Yikes. There is also a lot going on around me. I would like to ask for prayer for some of my friends in this regard. I would like you to pray for Natalie A. She had brain surgery 5 weeks ago to remove a non-Cancerous tumor that was causing problems and has been in the hospital ever since with complications. They recently put in a shunt to try to help with the extra fluid build up in her skull. I would also like to have you pray for a friend who has some family stuff going on that I can't disclose just pray for protection and wisdom.

All in all life is going great and honestly getting better by the second. There were a few bumps along the way but life is good. I'm back to cooking, and making heather and yes greener decisions again (although I must admit not for the wedding we have a tight budget.) So you should be seeing more and more insightful posts in the near future.

Friday, June 12, 2009

A few new rules

So here are a few new "rules" for the next few months. Maybe if I write them down I'll stick to them better:
1) Try to drink 2 sigg bottles of water while at work.
2) No blatant sugar till the wedding (It makes me break out.)
3) While interpreting I will not have anything up on the computer to distract me (unless on hold.)
4) Start cooking again (I'm so excited its been a looong time since I've really cooked.)

Now to talk about some old rules. Fiance and I started pre-marital counseling the other day and the Pastor gave us a book to read. One of the questions it asked are what are the unspoken rules you have for life? I found this interesting here are a few of mine:
1) Don't be late, if you can be early.
2) Always kiss me goodnight/later(good-bye.)
3) You don't need Drinks, appetizers, and dessert when eating out (except on special occasions.)
5) Pick up after yourself.

Just to name a few. I can definitely see how these could create conflict in a marriage or even with friends.

What are some of your unspoken rules? Think about dinner, holidays (traditions,) the house and stuff like that.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I have a strange problem, and a general update.

So I like making other people smile, I like it when my friends and family are happy. But I tend to do it with a lot of self sacrifice. I just can't seem to say know, when I should really be staying home.

How do you say no without feeling guilty?

Meanwhile life is going pretty good. I'm settling into the house pretty well. Hopefully I'll have some new pictures up here soon. We purchased some new living room furniture a few days ago and it arrived yesterday that is fun. The boxes are starting to disappear and I'm currently living in one of the guest rooms so that we can re-do the master before Ryan moves in. Its been a lot of fun but exhausting. I'm definitely a little stressed out.

I also have some friends that have a little girl who is going through some pretty tough heath issues. It reminds me of how much I covet your prayers in the past and in the future. Thank you soooo much!

Wedding plans are going well, really all I have left to do is plan the order with the Pastors (yes you read right its plurl) and talk to the flower guy. But there are lots of preperations to be done for the reception. I've choosen to make most of my table decorations and desserts so....yeah. That should be fun. I might be calling on some of you to help me out.