Friday, December 19, 2008

Enough Already!!!

In light of this recent headline: Arkansas family welcomes 18th child, a girl!

All I have to say is enough already!!!

Ark. – An Arkansas woman has given birth to her 18th child. Michelle Duggar delivered the baby girl by Caesarean section Thursday at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers. The baby, named Jordyn-Grace Makiya Duggar, weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long.

If these parents were indeed at all "responsible" parents, they would have never allowed themseleves to have so many children. They seriously need to get a new hobby, other than procreating!

I feel that it is terribly unfair to the other children, having to take care of all of the other children all of the time. There is NO way that 2 parents can take care of all of those children and it grossly unjust to expect the older children to take care of younger children, because they are selfish.

This whole story angers me to no end. Seriously Duggars...invest some time in birth control, those darn kids can just about crawl out her uterus at this point, gross!

I love how they say that each baby is a gift from god...well in my opinion, they are getting pretty greedy with "their gifts" and should consider the possibility that the human body wasn't built to take such abuse. What good will it afford them when she dies during childbirth? How will they function with a one parent household and 18 kids?

Oh yeah and don't even get me started on all of the goofy ass "J" names that have creative spelling!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

A prayer for the soul

So I got this "prayer" from a friend of mine today and it struck me pretty hard. We need to ALL take some time and look at things never know how other's lives really are, until you stop and think, instead of react on impluse. I am not religious in any way really, but I thought that this a great message that we all can appreciate regardless of our religious view.

> Heavenly Father, Help us remember that the jerk who cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day and is rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children.
> Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man who can't make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student, balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student loans for next semester.
> Remind us, Lord, that the scary looking bum, begging for money in the same spot every day (who really ought to get a job!) is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares.
> Help us to remember that the old couple walking annoyingly slow through the store aisles and blocking our shopping progress are savoring this moment, knowing that, based on the biopsy report she got back last week, this will be the last year that they go shopping together.
> Heavenly Father, remind us each day that, of all the gifts you give us, the greatest gift is love. It is not enough to share that love with those we hold dear. Open our hearts not to just those who are close to us, but to all humanity. Let us be slow to judge and quick to forgive, show patience, empathy and love. Matt 5:44 relax

I LOVE that I am done with school!! And I passed! I pulled out an amazing A- from my horrible D beginning. I am so proud of myself. My study buddies were the best and really, REALLY, helped me get through this semester. I owe them BIG time.
Here is a pic of my study buddies chillin' at the mall after our evaluations! YAY we made it...only 2 more classes to go!!!!

Look at us future nurses...we look like we need a nap. Finals were so exhausting.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A Stye oh My

Yep that's right you heard me, I have a stye...again.
That's two in a week, it is getting hella annoying. Fortunately, mine don't hurt and I don't really notice them, until I get that scratchy feeling on my eye. Last week I had one on my right eye on the upper lid and yesterday, I had one on the same eye on the lower lid.
I did some research I found out that:
What is a Stye?:
A stye, or hordeolum, is a small bump that can appear on the outside or inside of the eyelid.

A stye develops from an eyelash follicle or an eyelid oil gland that becomes clogged from excess oil, debris or bacteria. Styes seem to be brought on by increased stress, but can also be a complication of another condition, called blepharitis.

Well since I had an exam yesterday and my final on the 8th...I am guess I am a little stressed! I guess I won't be stye free until December 8th is over and I pass my class! Ugh!