An Average American Conservative Christian Woman - speaking her mind - stridently

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Halloween Bats & Spiders

I just wanted to post a quick picture of my nephews, Jake and Luke, in their halloween costumes.

Jake's the bat, and Luke is the spider. My sister's mother-in-law made the costumes, and they're awesome!

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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Deep what?

Only in America - land of the free - home of the brave - can they (the ever-ready libs) hail someone as a hero who committed several felonies.

So - W. Mark Felt - former FBI bigshot - is now the man of the hour. I guess it just goes to show that if you wait long enough - the feel-good liberals will find a way to justify your actions. Now that I think about it - of course the liberal media is eager to justify this criminal's actions - because in doing so - they're justifying their own actions. Convenient isn't it.

I get as many warm-fuzzies as the next person when it comes to 93-year old men who can speak their mind and aren't afraid to do so. My Grandpa was one of them. But then again, Grandpa wasn't a felon who betrayed the office he held with an agency whose task is to protect our nation.

It's all in your perspective? Wrong. Don't let time and liberals distort this story.

Monday, May 30, 2005

2005 - Memorial Day - Our House

We spent a few hours today planting. This weekend we hit a sale and got quite a few "landscape" plants - things like grasses - rhododendron - a japanese weeping maple - and many other things, the names of which I can't remember at the moment.

With ANY luck - these little buggers will do well. I don't have the best track record when it comes to plants - but time will tell. Right now, things look a bit sparse - but all of what we have planted thus far are perennials - and by definition they should keep coming back - RIGHT?

Ken worked so hard to amend the soil correctly (hopefully) and dig and plant and water. I was hard at work supervising! So, the creative vision was mine - and it will be my failure if these buggers don't do well where we put them! If only a little of my Dad's green thumb would rub off on me!

Ken also planted a bunch of tomato plants and sunflower seeds by the fence at the end of the driveway - we're crossing our fingers on that one too!

Thanks Honey - for all your hard work - and for a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

2005 - May 30 - First major planting

Memorial Day - Front of House

Memorial Day - Plantings

Sunday, May 22, 2005

22 May 2005 - The Driveway !

22 May 2005 - Looking Down The Finished Driveway!

I promised more pictures - and here they are. This is the view looking toward the street - old (a few weeks old) meet new driveway! Isn't it gorgeous?

I have to get some pictures of the lines in the driveway - I cut them. (OK - Dad would start the line at the edge - but for the most part - I got to do the cutting). Quite a cool little machine that concrete cutter - but LOUD !

I know - I know - there's not much here that's of interest to the world - but there are a few people in our little world who will enjoy beautiful shots of our driveway!!!

Thank you again Dad - Ken - Paul - - the driveway is beautiful - and parking in the garage again is a genuine pleasure : )

Friday, May 20, 2005

A Perfect Day To Pour Concrete!

Another driveway perspective.

Today was a gorgeous day - 72 degrees and sunny. So - what could make the day even better? Finally getting the rest of our driveway poured! Dad, Paul and husband Ken showed up this afternoon and poured about 19 yards of concrete. Just in case you're wondering - that's a 38-yard total concrete driveway! No asphalt for us - no way!

I have to say, it's been a bit embarrassing around the old sub-division lately. I'm married to a cement man - and yet we were the only ones without a driveway!! Well, that situation has been rectified. Now, don't misunderstand me - I understand perfectly that when you do cement work for a living - priorities are vitally important. But holy smokes - I am so happy that we won't be tracking sand into the garage and house any more!

So - thank you Dad, thank you Paul, and thank you Sweetheart for finishing the driveway - it looks excellent.

(More pictures to come)

Dad floats - Ken levels - Paul moves it - this is how to pour a driveway!

Our driveway ! Yayyyy! (Dad and Paul)

Michigan's Best Lilac Bush

Ready - Set - Inhale!

I just wanted to show the world what I think is the most beautiful lilac bush ever! This lilac bush was planted by my Grandma - about 70 years ago! Talk about an heirloom plant! Ken and I want to take some seedlings from beneath the bush and transplant them - but we were told by several people that we need to wait until deep winter to do this - that way we won't "shock" the plant. So be it - but come January or so - I'm going to be out there! We'll plant some at Mom & Dad's, Ken's folks' house, etc. - that way - hopefully - this gorgeous bush will live on indefinitely. And the smell - oh wow - it's intoxicating! Thank you God for making things like these.

I love this lilac bush - can you smell it from where you are?

The Most Amazing Lilac Bush In Michigan

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Why Is Religion Being Taught In Public Schools?

The following is an essay written by my brother-in-law - Brian L. I think it's an excellent article and - needless to say - I agree with it wholeheartedly !!

I consider myself blessed that my husband has such a wonderful sister, and that her husband is great too! Read on and enjoy !!!


It is unbelievable to think that after all the hype about separation of
church and state that religion is being taught to our children in OUR public
schools! This is not just a local problem, but nationwide. I am disgusted that our children are being forced into a belief system and tested on it regularly. What happened to teaching our children about facts?

English, math, chemistry, music, geography, provable history, provable biology, provable geology, and provable science. This is what I want my child to be taught! The word provable is used on school topics where our children are being educated in ”facts” that cannot be proven as absolute and indisputable and where beliefs are instead being taught. Religion and beliefs are something that should be taught in homes and at churches, NOT at public schools! ALL religion needs to be removed from public schools and that includes the religion of evolution.

When I refer to evolution in this article I am referring to macro-evolution, not micro-evolution. If you think evolution is not a religion, consider the following: The theory of evolution is being taught as factual science. True science is the ability to prove a theory through present day experimentation and the ability to repeat the experimentation resulting in the same indisputable proof. Historical science, such as the teaching of supposed events and evidences that may have occurred 60 million
years ago, or even 6 thousand years ago cannot be scientifically proven today.

Evolution is a belief system of how the universe was created and how everything in the world today came into being. Evolution is as much a religion as creation, and the teaching of this religion in public schools needs to stop! Teaching my child in biology that we all evolved from monkeys over millions of years, when there is no provable evidence of this, needs to stop! Teaching my child in geology that the earth was formed over billions of years, when there is no provable evidence of this, needs to stop! Teaching my child in history that dinosaurs roamed the earth millions of years
ago and became extinct because of a giant meteor, when there is no provable evidence of this, needs to stop! You can teach my child about plate tech-tonics, and how it all works, but leave out the ”fact” that it took millions of years for the mountains to form or for the continents to drift, when there is absolutely no provable evidence of this!

If you still don't think evolution is a religion, then show me a scientist or a paleontologist or a geologist that can prove, beyond any doubt, that evolution is fact. You won't find any. I can show you several scientists, paleontologists, and geologists that have an equal amount of educational letters behind their names that can show that the evidence presented in the world today points towards creation, and not evolution. It all depends on your point of view from the beginning.

Many of the evolutionary theories that were taught as fact last year have been proven to be false this year and many of the modified evolutionary theories taught as fact this year will be proven false next year. This has been going on for years and years, since the invention of the theory of evolution. So called scientific proofs to the religion of evolution such as carbon dating and other radiometric dating methods are built on assumptions that cannot be indisputably proven. Many other methods of
dating are built on circular logic such as a historical scientist who claims that a fossil is so many millions of years old based on the rock layer that it is found in, and then turn around and claim that the rock is so many millions of years old based on the fossils that are found in that rock's ridiculous! Historical scientists are constantly arguing amongst one another as to whose theory is correct, in a similar way that some theologians argue amongst one another as to whose “interpretation” of the bible is correct.

The main difference, as far as evolution or creation being taught in schools, between a historical scientist and a theologian is that the public's perception towards a theologian is that his beliefs are based on religion and the public's perception towards a historical scientist is that his beliefs are based on fact through scientific proof. A historical scientist cannot prove his beliefs any more than a theologian can. It is all religion.

It is wrong for schools to force teachers to teach evolution. This only discredits the teacher because I have to tell my child that what was taught regarding evolution is only that teacher's belief and that our belief differs from his/hers. I try to educate my child that the teacher is still a good teacher and that most of what is being taught is correct and factual, but what message is this really sending to my child? How is my child going to respond to this teacher now that the teacher is giving religious opinion at times instead of provable fact? It's not fair to the teacher or the student.

I am not writing this to say that evolutionists are wrong and that creationists are right, although my personal opinion is clear, this is not the point I am trying to get
across. If you want to believe in evolution, then that is your free will, or if you want to believe in creation, that is also up to you, or if you want to believe in a combination of both, then that is your decision to make. The point I am trying to make is that neither evolution nor creation can be absolutely proven as fact and that both rely on a belief system, making both of them religions, and as the public has made very clear, religion should not be taught in public schools!

Monday, April 11, 2005

Cell Phones Rock!

I got a cell phone! Welcome to the 21st Century Heidi Sue !!!

I know - it's past time. We've had a "family" cell phone for a couple of years now - it became a necessity while we were building our house and Ken was at the worksite all the time and we needed to communicate. Also - Ken having the cell phone about 90% of the time was just fine, I didn't have much need for it.

But hey - we got an offer we just couldn't refuse. (Shameless plug here for "Alltel"). We got a better plan with more features, more minutes at the same price we were paying - which was already a good deal, a very basic/cheap plan - no sparkly extras or anything. PLUS - we can call each other without having it count against our minutes - we can call home for "free" and long-distance - and anyone else on the Alltel plan - - yadda yadda yadda - AND we added my new phone for an additional $10 per month.

Not to mention the fact that I chose the cheapest phone I could! A whopping $40 phone - but heck - it has everything I need - and I like it! With any luck - if the cell phones work out well at home - we'll eventually (the sooner the better - we are trying to save money for an adoption you know) get rid of our "regular" phone line and use just the cell phones. If we're able to do that, we'll save money every month !! An added bonus!

I already downloaded my own special ring-tone! The Battle Hymn Of The Republic - hee hee. So now, anytime my phone rings - I feel like marching!! So, I'm making a statement with every call that rings through!

But, don't worry, I'm going to try to practice good cell phone etiquette. More about that later!

Just thought I'd share.

Peter Jennings

He's blatently liberal - he editorializes shamelessly - and I can't count the number of times I've turned the channel because I thought I'd blow a gasket just watching him. In fact, I don't remember the last time I watched ABC News World News Tonight.

But, Peter Jennings' recent announcement that he has lung cancer made me remember that even liberals who make me nuts need prayer too. (OK, actually I felt ashamed when I realized that liberals are probably in more need of prayer than others - and I should really remember that and act on it!)

The truth is - I wouldn't wish lung cancer on anyone. My Aunt Linda died of lung cancer, and it was a relentless, unforgiving monster.

So, the only thing I want to say about Peter Jennings is that I hope he beats this, and I will pray for him. And - if he doesn't beat this? I'll pray that he is truly saved - a born-again Christian - so that at least he'll have something wonderful in store for him.

I'll still get ticked off if I watch him though - unless he converts to conservatism!