Yup. I was talking to my friend last night at the church dinner.
This was pretty much the conversation:
Me: You know, I am going to quit my job and become an enviormentalist.
Her: ( trying not to laugh at me. Again) What does that mean?
Me: Well, I don't want to quit being a mom or homeschooling, and as tempting as my husband sometimes makes it for me to be ok with quitting being a wife, I really don't want to quit that either. But maybe I will go live in a yurt in South America or something.
Her: ****looks at me with laughter in her eyes****
Me: shut up.
That is my new goal. Not that it will happen because lets face it, my husband is a contractor and living in a yurt is not a selling point to potential customers. Assuming there are customers in yurt areas. Or electricity for that matter. Or your typical American necessities, which are not necessary every where else in the world.
Not to mention...he can't leave Jersey, can you imagine him willing to leave the USA??!!??!
But it was a good idea. To me. For this week, anyway.
Back to reality.
11 more days until VBS!!! I am nervous and excited and terrified. We are a small church and our name has gotten around. Which is GREAT! But it doesn't help the we are a small church with small classrooms situation. We already divided a class. WOO-HOO!! YIKES! But then I remembered, HE is in control. HE will provide. May HIS name be glorified! <3
SO, I gained 15 pounds this past winter.
15 pounds added to that other weight I have to lose.
And now... on to a BIG problem.
One that shouldn't affect us a homeschoolers, but of course, it does.
I guess the reason it bothers me is, well, quite frankly, it affects my community. My neighbors' kids, my friends' kids, our future generation.
I have heard all the wonderful things about Common Core given to us by the NEA. Kind of like a drug dealer telling you why drugs will improve your life and how he is doing you the biggest favor by providing you with this wonderful product. So, as any normal and reasonable thinker, not even brilliant thinking, just ordinary, what one does at this point is... look at the other side, weigh the differences, see the results, ask good questions, research, and come up with your own opinion.
I am STUNNED by people who swallow camels without wondering and questioning or refusing to see all sides because it is what they want, who cares about anything else.
Whatever. I pity them. I will be there if they ever fall or need someone to talk to. But it doesn't stop the 'stunned' factor.
Back to CC.
I read this blog post. The Bye Bye Parents post.
It is disturbing on all levels.
When we will stop being dumb sheep with a crummy shepherd, thinking that the government is the answer to all out problems. You know who does that? Lazy, control freaks of nature.
An oxymoron, but that is the reality.
And before you think I am an anti-government weirdo, let me assure you, I am a regular weirdo. I don't have a problem with government. I just have a problem with government being in control of everything.
Can we say...chaos??!!??!
I am not an anarchist, either.
Again, can we say...chaos??!!??!
We have gotten so far from our roots, its like the lady who colored her hair so often all sorts of shades and colors, she no longer remembers what she looked like, but refuses to let who she is suppose to be come back because she is afraid. So she keeps doing what she is doing even when she is tired of it.
Fear is a good motivator.
Use by someone so evil, they can't convince someone of goodness because they have nothing good to offer.
So they use terror.
Stinks like all get out.
I am thrilled that some states are opting out of CC.
But I doubt that we will. After all, we are the Northeast.
The stubborn mules of stupidity.
New England as well as New Jersey and New York are poster children of "You can't tell us what do it, even if its good for us because we know it all, even if we pick bad things, we won't go back even though we know its wrong, because we are too proud and arrogant".
That's our motto. Imagine that on our license plates?? At the very least it would be the last honest thing we did. Granted our plates would be as big as the back bumper.
But in reality, the rest of the nation knows it, without it being on our plates. :P
Still doesn't stop me from praying we sill opt out of CC, too.
But who knows?
Maybe the chaos our nation is determined to get itself into is just one step closer to HIM coming back!!!
Maranatha!!! Come Lord JESUS! COME!!!
The reality is, HE is King. It doesn't matter whether you believe in HIM or not. HE does not need your belief to exist!
And HIS WORD is true.
I am thankful I am HIS.
And I am sorrowful for those who have rejected HIM.
All to say, seek HIM today.
If you know HIM, seek HIM deeper and greater.
And if you do not, seek HIM.