It has been a great week. My little Charlie R. is back in town. After spending three weeks with his family on holiday to France he was a little sad to have to be watched by the Granny Nanny. But it only took one day and we got back into a groove even though he is really walking around now, feeling much more independent as a one year old.
His brother is also grown much since his first European holiday. He seemed happy to know I had been watching out for him in the family photos that were posted online. He begins school next week so these last few days with the brothers together are truly precious.
Today the Honey-do has been a huge help in getting the spare room reorganized. We had a few things to finish moving around to make way a special visitor. Honey-do also gassed up the vehicles and took our elliptical down to the box while I listed it for sale on CraigsList.com. (Thank you Coach Ryan for helping unload it! Thank you Coach Charles for letting me stash it at Guns Out CrossFit until it sells.) That was the last big thing to move out of the way.
Honey-do ran to pick up the few fresh things we need to get through the weekend after helping with the meal planning. Now the weekend meals are prepped with extra to last us through Tuesday.
All that is left is to finish is a load of laundry and fold the clothes so they can be put away.
And there you have it. Saturday is a special day. It’s the day we get ready for Sunday.
If you missed where this all started yesterday, then here is the reference point:
If you did not watch the radio show on The Blaze or read the transcript, then you have no idea how much more you missed when Karen was interviewed by Glenn Beck later in the day on his television program. She is absolutely filled with joy and light in spite of the grievous circumstances that have brought her to where she is today, a World Changer.
I want to begin with this great quote by Karen while on the radio show yesterday:
“And I say the greatest principle I can teach any mom is let your husband raise a man. It’s hard not to interfere. But let him raise a man.”
Another observation from Karen that is equally important, from the television program as she discussed some of the reasons for writing her book:
“I think that the concept of liberty has been lost on this generation. I think it has been driven out as a dirty word.”
Those quotes lead me to Andrew Lumish, who is working to take back the culture in his backyard as The Good Cemetarian (he is on Facebook):
QUOTING FROM THE TRANSCRIPT:
ANDREW: Occasionally I will take students with me, high school students who love to go and I’ll have them step back in the footsteps. And it’s always good to know the history of the person and the events of that. So I’ll have them stand in the — descendants who would have stood there at the funeral, and we talk about what the world was like, what the United States was when they were alive and when they die. And what’s great, you get the bad raps on the Millennials. The attention and love that these high school kids have, from different backgrounds — you know what it’s like in Tampa. It’s muddy. It’s wet. And they don’t mind. They sweat. They get out there, and they have a great time and they learn a history lesson. So the negativity about Millennials. But my experience, my own son, about to turn 21, it’s been fantastic. It’s been a great experience. And not just for them. It’s therapeutic for me as well.
And there you have it. A mother and a part time photographer. Reclaiming America. Restoring American Values as each one does a part to Take Back The Culture by focusing on those who need the experiences most. The Giver and the Receiver.
Focusing on the youth of America, and especially empowering the parents of those youth to train up their children to preserve God, Family and Country through personal history and histories from the lives of those who have lived untold stories of agony and ecstasy, is how we learn that we too can become and raise up a host of World Changers instead of snowflakes.
So tonight just a few thoughts to share with Glenn based upon his 7/13/2017 evening show.
- I too love the Blackboard educational information.
- I love the Think Tank, just like I love Dana’s Pit Talk discussions.
- I love how David Barton’s son is on with him for The Vault and History sessions.
- I love the live audience shows when there is interaction with you or your guests.
- I thought your Fireside Chat with Dennis Prager was fabulous.
- I love your discussions with Senator Mike Lee because he knows how to #FrameTheDebate.
- I was not able to go to your speciality events but I did see you at a couple of FreedomWorks events and they were great too.
- I truly enjoy this positive, fix yourself direction you are taking and encouraging others to do the same.
In all you do, in all you say there should always be an answer to a Therefore What?
There are always answers and options. And you ought to leave us all with an answer, or an I don’t know the answer, but we can certainly come up with one better than a government agency.
That was a great show tonight. Keep moving forward. Teach true principles and those who follow your programing will rise up to #ReclaimAmerica.
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These two articles sent me over the edge:
Unbearable to read, let alone post, it is distressing that for days we are forced to wait to know what is real and what is overplayed in this public relations debacle.
What a waste of a weekend and now a Monday, full of more dirty laundry when the focus ought to be on Progressive Republican Leadership (#PRL).
A friend of mine suggested that we “keep our powder dry” and, allegedly, “this is not an establishment strikes back.”
Oh yeah. The powder is dry, really dry. And there is capital to purchase more.
Trying to keep up with news of the day is difficult but I hop on and off of my Twitter feed to try to keep up throughout the day as time permits. Yet often, like today, I am behind the curve on news for it was not until I got home, sitting at the desktop that I read the NY Times article:
I thought my head would explode. So calming myself I checked through my twitter feed, then reached out to a few people to learn more.
One connection sent me this link, a softer piece, from The Hill:
Jim DeMint has done an amazing job at Heritage Foundation. If he does want to step down because he had planned on being there a short while then fine. But if he is being ousted then I am not really happy therefore immediately made some calls and sent emails to Heritage connections about my thoughts.
Jim DeMint is an incredible voice of reason. He has well learned to school his feelings, to discipline himself in dignity and statesmanlike behavior. He is the reason people like me have found a voice in political discussions. He is the example we follow in temperance, patience, and in seeking goodwill for those with whom we disagree.
Like Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, Jim DeMint understands how to #FrameTheDebate in moving policy ideas forward. He understands how to include We, The People, in the discussion of ideas and laying out policy so We, The People, can press forward in learning and coming to our own conclusions.
I am truly thankful for men and women of sound reasoning. Those who are not tossed about by every wind of change. Jim DeMint is one of those people. He is my hero. He is a man of great worth in this day and age when reason and decorum are sorely lacking in the current political climate.
Updated for paragraph spacing issues and tags on May 1, 2015.
SPOILER ALERT: ICYMI
This season of Relative Race has truly been fabulously filled with twists and turns and all sorts of emotional connections. The challenges have been, well, fun, goofy and deliciously ridiculous, especially in episode 7.
Episode 7 began with an Episode 6 recap. It was fantastic. Team Black got to meet a father that never knew his son and vise versa. Then continuing on with the next leg of the race, Team Blue got to meet a sister who never knew the sister and her family even existed. And the story line about Team Blue and the headstone, well, all of it was really a lot to take in on the 7th episode.
Truly the RR is fantastic this year, more than likely due to the sponsorship of Ancestry.com. It appears Ancestry.com has enabled the show to do some really spectacular challenges and family research to make it television worth watching!
85 on 85/365