Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Truth About Owning a Gun


      I don't own a gun so I can feel tough, like a heroin in an action movie 
nor do I own a gun because I want to.

I own a gun because I feel I need to!

Over the years I have had many people ask me WHY? Women seem to ask this the most. Men usually want to know what caliber and want to see it...(sigh)

But here is the long and short of it... 
How about the fact
 that I am 5'4?
 I weigh 130 lb,
I am a middle aged female
and  most importantly if I come up against one or God forbid two criminals I don't stand much of chance if I am alone! And sometimes even being with someone else doesn't make a difference! 
 If he is jacked up on something I am even in more trouble!
And if that isn't bad enough... 
How about the fact that MOST women attacked these days are also raped and tortured before they are finally killed
 I don't want want to be the one who went down without a fight!
I am selfish, I feel my life matters as much as theirs and 
this great equalizer,
  gives me a fighting chance. 
For myself.
  My life
 my safety

 I owe myself that. I have a right to that, I have a right to defend my life! 
would I win?
 Maybe? maybe not? but at least I have a chance.

 I also have a chance to protect those I love OR  perhaps even you!
Here's the truth... I don't  own a gun because I want to take a life 
(truly that is something I fear EVER having to do).
  I mean seriously lets face it... bad ass I am NOT!
 I cry when my chickens die.
I hate watching anything suffer!
 I don't watch scary movies of any type. 
I don't like blood!

 SO do I relish the thought of taking on bad guys! Hunting them down?
 I do all I can to prevent me ever coming up against one!
 I have a fence that surrounds my property.
 I have a NO trespassing sign on my gate,
 I have a lock on my gate,
 I have not one but two LARGE dogs.
 I lock my doors,
 my windows
 I avoid bad areas of town,
 and I don't usually go out alone at night. 

 I don't ever want to have to take a life! 
I am not asking to EVER have to pull out my gun and shoot someone. 
BUT here's the kicker...
I will if I have to! 
Because as selfish as it is MY LIFE MATTERS!
Will it haunt me?
 Perhaps but what would haunt me more is the fact that I did nothing to protect myself and those I love OR even you a stranger or friend.

      I own a gun because my GOVERNMENT scares me! A free American, and yes I am scared. It doesn't matter what side of the spectrum you are on, they all are after 3 things. MONEY,POWER,  and OUR FREEDOM so they can  protect themselves from me and you stopping them from taking the first two. ANYONE who doesn't get that we are losing our freedoms and our children's to each new piece of red tape that is placed in our way, is going to have a very rude awaking soon I fear.

 if that thought doesn't keep you up HOW ABOUT the fact that 

We have other countries demanding the END of us! OF
 AMERICA. The end of the RED, WHITE & BLUE
 And instead of defending our right to protect ourselves we are being asked to feel guilty because we feel a need to protect ourselves. 
We are allowing labels to stop us  and the scariest part of all that is our ENEMIES know this and use it to their advantage!
 How dare we want to protect ourselves from enemies foreign or domestic? 
How dare we want to live our lives without asking permission for most of what we do? How dare we live our life with Freedom and Liberty free from tyranny!

       I own a gun because someday I may have to fight on the very ground I live on to protect our country.
And my country men deserve no less from me.
I fear the day we have to fight for our freedoms instead of our soldiers but I fear that day may come. 
 It has happened in past history and if HISTORY has taught us nothing,
 it is that it often repeats the cycle.
And I will not be caught unaware as were so many before us.
I hope and pray that this day never comes BUT if it does
  I feel I need to be ready to protect myself and those I love  from a tyrant Government.

And if it does
 I will stand ready.
 Will I last long? I doubt it.
I will fight for my life, for my children and for my grandson. I will fight with my last breath... 
will it make much of a difference?
It will to those who are fighting by my side. And for those who I am fighting for.

     We are being told daily that to own a gun
makes us bad,
means we don't care about those who are harmed or killed we are beat up for the harm this "gun culture" is causing.
 I will tell you each time I read or hear or see another story about unarmed Americans being gunned down I cry,
  I feel the heart break,
  I feel the sorrow,
but then I do something else-
 I get PISSED!

Pissed that we are being told it is wrong to arm our students. Pissed that these horrible CRIMINALS know that they can  go to a place where our citizens should be safe, and shoot them down one at time.
Take time to ask them if they are Christians?
Take time to plan out these horrible crimes.
that is what they are, CRIMES!

 I get angry that if just one or two might have had the training, the knowledge, the guts, the drive to protect life and liberty from these criminals so much might be different!
One bad guy might be gone and one or more people might be able to
 go on to raise families,
 to teach morals and values to those younger than them.
Be teachers, pastors, doctors
Might be able to cure cancer,
or any number of things.

 BUT then I am shocked each time because NO ONE is blaming the CRIMINAL!
NO one is blaming perhaps the prescription drugs that the person is on and asking that doctors  actually start curing people instead of drugging them... WHY? Because that would mean less money is made in the legal drug industry!
 no one is blaming the video game industry- that promotes one evil game after another. SHOOTING, KILLING, ROBBING, DESTROYING life! That is the games we are allowing our kids to play day after day... BUT no one is calling the end to them! 

the movies industry that promotes anger, hatred,  and LOTS AND LOTS of VIOLENCE!

NO we don't blame them. WE blame the law abiding gun owner.
We blame an object out of fear, 
out of anger,
 out of convenience.
We blame everyone, and anyone our Government tells us to.
We blame who the (bought and paid for) media tells us to
 We blame, we scream, but we don't stop it!

 Because the only way we stop it is by protecting these unsafe areas!


We arm our military.
I mean if they can fight the enemy on foreign grounds why can't they defend themselves here?
If we know schools and colleges are being shot up why do we keep them unprotected? HOW many students have to die before something changes?


CRIMINALS don't care about red tape, they don't care about laws, they don't care about life, unless it is their own, they ONLY care about their own agenda! 
They don't fear police,
 they don't fear laws,
 they don't fear the government....
BUT they do fear dying. Just like we do. They do fear going down in history as no one special. They do fear the great equalizer. BULLIES ALWAYS FEAR THOSE WHO WILL STAND UP TO THEM!

And you aren't helping  us the free law abiding citizens when you scream for our guns.

What it does do? 
It make the criminals stronger!
It makes them more brazen, it makes them more likely to commit even more crimes.
 It makes our Government even stronger, to where they are leading us, telling us how it is going to be instead of the other way around!

Now understand, if you fear guns, I respect that
 You should!
 A gun in the hands of someone who doesn't know how to use it is a danger, to himself and others! This doesn't make him a CRIMINAL, but it does make him/her stupid! No gun owner that  understands a gun is going to feel any different. GUN OWNERSHIP is a RESPONSIBILITY!

if you HATE guns, and never want one in your home,
 I also respect that!
 I believe it makes you and yours more of a target, I personally believe it takes away a lot of protection from you. BUT hey that is your right to not want it!
AND here's the kicker... 
 having a gun is to much for you. That is OK!  YOU have that right! NO one should force that upon you! EVER!  BUT that same right extends to me. 
IF I want that right,
 that responsibility
 You have no right to demand that you approve of MY gun ownership. If as a law abiding citizen I have kept that right, you have no RIGHT, no moral ground, no argument that negates that right, or to demand that my rights be taken away from me.

I respect your rights, please respect MINE!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

My SOLE journey begins! (and no I don't mean my "soul")

Lately I have been feeling the clock catch up with me? 
 Is there anyone else out there can RELATE?

being one who takes her own health into her hands I have started my 
SOLE journey
(pronounced Solay)  
 and am so excited to share this with you for the amazing benefits of this fairly simple inexpensive way to replenish my body.

So you ready to join me?  

1. Fill a glass with 1/4 ground or chuck Himalayan salt. (I used this product found at the health food store for under $10) Add filtered water to almost the top of your glass jar. DO NOT USE METAL LIDS OR SPOONS but cover jar. You can use a baggie if that is all you have. 
2. Let sit over night. If salt is dissolved in the am- add more salt. If you still see crystals or ground salt at the bottom you are good! smile emoticon
3. Take 1 tsp upon waking. You do this by adding it to a glass of water. You can also add lemon juice (pure) for extra benefits. 

                                            IMPORTANT NO FOOD OR DRINK BEFORE DOING THIS!


*helps with hydration

*helps the body detoxify

*improves digestion

*boost the body energy

*improves blood sugar

*natural anti-histamine

*helps with muscle cramps

*helps with bone health

*helps with healthy veins

*helps with blood pressure

*helps with weight loss

*helps with healthy skin, hair and nails (BONUS)

*helps to rid the body of acne!

So with all these amazing natural benefits why not join me?
smile emoticon So much more fun to get healthy together! xoxox 

P.S. ANYONE OUT THERE ALREADY DOING THIS?  I would love to hear about your experience :)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Needles not needed... Thank you very much

Have you ever wondered about the fountain of youth... why it has been spoken of generation after generation or why we would want such a great thing that men would die trying to find it?
Well for most of us it is the same answer we just don't want to grow
And I HATE needles..
YOU want to put that where????
 and it's a BIG needle to boot 

 maybe it isn't that big but it is a needle... thank you very much

as far as I am concerned it doesn't belong in MY  face!

Well ladies & gents WORRY NO MORE I have found it,( no really I have!)

   you are SO welcome!

 So here is my secret....
Instantly Ageless...

Yes I am promoting a product
 and yes I am selling it, 
once you see it work you will know WHY and forgive me. 
(Actually... YOU might want to send me flowers!) 
 ohhhh the love

 10 years gone in 2 mins.
 I mean it!
 2 mins and bye bye bags
Take those tired looking bags and send them packing!

 bye bye 
 bye bye

 Now does it take you from
45 to 20??? 
Well No-
but it will take you back to the face you had in your 30's!
Truly watch the video's and let me know what you think.

 I also shared my video So you could see it on me!

 Ask your questions????
if you don't want to WAIT.... here is the link to order

Thanks guys and gals,

Monday, December 29, 2014

As I start this new post,  I also realize I will soon be starting a new chapter of my life..  one without children to to take care of on a daily basis, one without PTA meetings, school plays, soccer games, first loves, this is new.and the reality of what is coming has hit me hard.  It is unfamiliar ground, shaky ground. Lot's of time to do whatever I want. AND with that time  I found myself thinking a lot about the past. Looking at picture of my children little, the different stages of life that they have conquered. I have found myself thinking about things I wish I might have done better. Been a little more patient in this situation, stood my ground on that... and so on. And I find myself saying...
"How Fascinating!"  
I think many people would find that a weird way to reflect as would have I  before today. But while doing some self discovery I came across a blog of a very talented blogger and a young lady who seems wise beyond her years. It is interesting how I came across her blog UNFANCY looking for a way to to control my wardrobe and found so much more.

She shared some inspiring words from  a favorite author of hers. Benjamin Zander, for those who have never heard of him he is renown conductor of the Boston Philharmonic and this is what he said,
“I actively train my students that when they make a mistake, they are to lift their arms in the air, smile, and say, “How fascinating!” It is only when we make mistakes that we can really begin to notice what needs attention.”
Have you ever had a moment when someone said something it hits you like a bolt of lightening? 
.. an ah ha moment....
How true is that? When we make a mistake, isn't that just another chance to change?
To grow?
To develop muscles we haven't used, and opportunity to become more.
Be more!

Isn't that what each day is about? HOW FASCINATING! How exciting! How wise this young woman is. I am so excited to start a new day. To see what way I grow. I found it appropriate for the stage I am at in my life.
That I can just throw up my arms and smile with such a simple phrase...  
Each day a gift, each step another opportunity to become who I want to be.
To discover me...
what a joy..

        it truly is fascinating!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WOW Have I really been gone that long?

I used to love to blog! Get my words out there and share my thoughts. 
Was anyone else really
them anyway?
 I doubt it.

 But it didn't matter they were out there floating in the www. 

And then like most things I love, I stopped.
 I let anything, everything and nothing get in the way.
I am the queen of excuses..
Oh the kids need me...
Not really the only one home now is Ari... 

Oh the animals need me... not really... they are actually quite easy to take care of...

 Oh my job.. NOT REALLY... you can't have an easier boss or job than I am blessed with.
 I mean REALLY
 I just stop.. I am never sure why?  Not that I don't have a full life, but why wouldn't I want to share my experiences? Share my journey, with even just me if that is all that ever sees it
 I guess what I am saying is "HELLO www" I am back!
 Have you missed me?

When You Have To Admit The Truth Even To Yourself

Don't you hate when the truth of something that you would rather deny hits you upside the head? Tonight that happened to me. The truth being I am lazy! Man I hate that word..But it FITS! I am really ashamed of that fact but I think it is time to own up to the truth. YEP I am lazy!

 What a horrible thing to have to admit.
 Especially to yourself

 But tonight as the Mr and I were enjoying our dinner, I realized it took me all of maybe 30 minutes of my day to save us easily $30 to $40  that eating out would have cost us. $40 for 30 minutes of my time. I mean most people myself included have to work 3 to 4 hours to make that!

So that got me to asking the dreaded question...???  
"Honey how much do you think we spend a month eating out, with the kids and just us" The reply was horrifying  embarrassing shocking (though my lazy butt already knew it) 
"Oh about somewhere between $400 and $500 a month" 

WHAT... Seriously! How ridiculous am I?!?
 I guess the better question being how spoiled and lazy am I? 
 I am so ashamed.
  It's not like I am a bad cook, actually I am a  good cook As a matter of fact the Mr. is always saying he likes my cooking more then most of the places we eat! And  I have lots of food to make though much of it gets tossed out to the animals (which they love)  due to being not used  in a  timely manner or end up in the compost. The intention is always good when I buy it, but the laziness... oh the laziness!


   How can  I have of been so wasteful when God has blessed me with so much! What kind of example am I setting for my kids! The shame!  I mean seriously I work hard to make sure my family has the best I can provide.
 I make my own cleaning products and  laundry products. I only buy meat from a local farmer, have chickens for eggs (and soon poultry), dairy goats for milk,buy fresh fruits and veggies when out of season and I can't grow them myself. Make my own soaps, and other beauty products And I do this to not only to make sure I know what my family is using and eating but to save $$$ and then I create this kind of personal waste!

 I mean I have NO idea where the meat or products these fast food restaurants or dinning establishments
 use is coming from. I am so picky in what I buy and then I trot off with my family to use, eat whatever.

 I vow here and now to turn over a new leaf.

 I have all these wonderful recipes in PINTEREST that I am going to organize and start using. I am going to become the chef, the homemaker I always wanted to be. I can do this. It means less time being lazy, not so much hulu, not so much FB and a little more planning on my part but I know I can do this.

I will make a different recipe each night for the next week (except for our one monthly date night) and either keep the recipe or let it go. I might even blog about each one. Well I guess that is it. I just had to put in writing so I can hold myself accountable. What do you do to make sure your family gets good home cooked meals or save with the family budget?

Friday, February 8, 2013

Time to CONFESS... Friday

It's Friday... time to confess...

  *It has been a long LONG time since my last confession

* I have missed it

* I like reading other peoples confessions... They make me laugh!

* I brought the cat in.. when the Mr finds out I am DEAD!

* Hope HE doesn't read this!

* I need to get stronger.. she was there at the back door looking at me with those sweet little eyes and I just caved... I am in so much trouble!

* She is a barn cat.. NOT a house cat... and this could be my last confession!

* I will miss reading every ones confessions :(

* If I wind up dead the Mr. did it! I am buried in the back yard.. Please put flower out there oh and if we get a pig all of sudden that is how he got rid of me! YUCK! 

* I watch to much BONES... Usually when I am eating... I think I have issues...

* I need to go take care of the animals.. It is COLD outside and MY bed is warm with the cat all snugly! We agree I am dead but SHE thinks it is worth it!

* This is very weird since I have NEVER been a cat person... but she is cute and sweet and I have got to get a backbone when it comes to the animals!

* The rooster has been crowing for hours NOW and if I don't let him and the girls out soon I will have hell to pay!

* I hate the cold!

Well that is my confession today... come play along and link up!Link up and confess!

No Regrets?!?

Have you ever thought about what the above words mean? I had a " AH HA" moment the other day over just those words and found it very... frustrating, eye opening moment I guess. I was talking to the Mr. and we were having one of those moments when you are talking about nothing but then it gets serious real quick.
 (Kind of like driving down the road enjoying the scenery and BLAMO  you find yourself hit head on, and you sit back and wonder" how the heck did that happen?"  I was talking about
Like "If I were young again what I would do differently?"
  Regrets, things I wish I could take back or change so the outcome would be different. And I turn to him and ask"What regrets do you have honey?" And the Mr. replys, 
 Seriously that was his answer! NONE!!! Well because I have been hurt by some not so great choices throughout our 13 years together  I was pissed angry, hurt and astonished that he would say such a thing. I mean doesn't  EVERYONE have regrets?

  So as I felt the temperature of the car change..
 Mainly mine!

 I started thinking about his answer which was simply, "If I hadn't done, been or traveled down the road I have I wouldn't be here, in this time, this place".  I thought about that answer for a couple of days and in doing so I realized, Isn't that what it is all about? Wasn't HIS answer the correct one?

 The HARD kind, the kind that makes you wish you could just get through it. 

 Break through and see the sun shinning down on you again.

 It is the kind that makes you STRONG when the whole world seems to be crumbling around you. When you have to say goodbye to something or someone you love, when you have to find that inner strength to keep walking even though you are tired or worn. 

Could you imagine how BORING our lives would be if every time we had a regret we could just rewind, go back or  start over. What would you have missed out on?What lesson would you have NOT learned? 
What growth would have escaped YOU?
 So as much as wish I had never hurt someone, or lied, or let someone (including myself) down I am so GRATEFUL for the lessons I have learned. For the person I am becoming because of those lessons.
 So I guess I finally get it... 
No regrets just lessons LEARNED...  not having that opportunity to me would be the biggest regret I think we could ever have.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

10 Things Home Steading Has Taught Me

Well it has been almost 3 years since I started this journey of  Homesteading and here is what I have now learned.

1. If you don't like HARD WORK don't homestead!
 Homesteading is WORK! Very Hard work!

2. Poo is no longer disgusting!  That' right,when you shovel it, move it, step in it, compost it, IT just becomes another something you deal with. I no longer smell it, or get sick by it. Which surprises me since I used to get sick to my stomach with just butt humor
Still don't get that but at least it doesn't make me sick anymore.

3. Chickens sing! YES that is right they sing, and it such a sweet sound!
 Kind of like a cat purring, they walk around just happy and singing. 
 Makes ME Smile  :)

And speaking of CATS.... Brings me to #4

4. Never say never! Yep I now have a barn cat. See that girl holding that little girl yep she did it. She talked me into the impossible. We NOW have a barn CAT.  It seems like when you have one animal, it just seems more doesn't seem to be that big of a deal .... what's one more?
 Welcome to the family Azreal...
 YOU are such a sweet girl and we are happy you are here.

5. Predators and Dark wait for NO one! It doesn't matter if you daughter is receiving a special award that night, and the person presenting is taking FOREVER! Nor does it matter if you have a late night work dinner. When it gets dark you better be home, (even if that means 4:30pm in the middle of winter) or be willing to pay kids to put your animals away.  

6.   Animals that are supposed to be wild, can be very tame. .

Lexi one of our chickens thinks that the MR. is her best friend. She follows him, talks to him, and defends him from the dogs and likes to use him as a roost. Pretty funny to see how chickens can decide that you belong to them Even though the MR. says it isn't so...
  I think she wins!

7. If you like things all in order, and nothing out of place, then HOMESTEADING is not for you! There is always a new "project" you will be working on. Something that you can always improve or try!

 8.Your animals depend on you. It doesn't matter how cold or hot it is, it doesn't matter if you don't feel good, they need you! They count on you, they are as helpless as a new born without you. So don't just get them because they are cute when they are little. They deserve your best so if you are going to have them you need to commit.

9. When you want to go somewhere, leave things behind. FORGET IT! There is no just leaving, last minute road trips are a thing of the past. BUT with careful planning and a great Mother In Law you can get away for a little while. Make sure it isn't for LONG....... But every once in a while you have to take a little break.. and after all the hard work... YOU deserve it!

10. Homesteading is an adventure. And as much as you have to deal with the hard stuff, meet deadlines, and make sacrifices AND  it is SOOOO worth it! I am learning so much about myself, finding joy in things I never thought I would and I don't regret a single moment of it!