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6.09.2009

A Little Slice of Random for My Readers!

Are you ready for some RANDOM Tuesday ramblings???  Here we go...

-The celebrity jungle show...are you watching??  I'm sad to say that we are.  Simply because of two people.  Spencer and Heidi.  Yep, "speidi."  They are so over the top we have to physically turn away and yet so riveting because we cannot believe what is coming out of their mouths at any given second.  It's stunning.  Of course it now appears that their "jungle days" are over, if you could ever really believe that they started, but you know darn well that they will do anything to keep their names in the press, so I'm sure we haven't seen the last of them yet. 

-Jon and Kate plus 8.  I don't even know what to say about this.  I don't watch the show, but I did watch the much talked about season opener and found it incredibly sad and depressing.  It seems inevitable that their marriage is far from strong and possibly already over.  I don't know them (obviously) and I don't have any history to base this on, but I truly hate to think of them as divorced.  I hate it for the kids, but I also hate it for them.  If financial security and fame comes at the cost of your marriage, is that not the saddest thing??  We all make choices, but in this case, I would love to see them disappear from the public eye and heal a marriage that's in disarray.  Or seems to be.  Again, I don't know them so I won't cast any judgement, but I do think the whole thing is sad.  


-I am reading the most interesting book right now, I can barely put it down.  It is written by a Brown college student, who goes undercover as a student at Liberty University, (yes that's right Jerry Fallwell's Liberty :)) for a semester just to see what going to a strict Christian college is like.  It's totally fascinating to me for several reasons.  First, this guy doesn't pull any punches about what he thinks and yet, he is very respectful and open about the whole "Christian world" he isn't a part of.  Second, it offers a very telling look at the impression Christians leave with someone who is not like them on the surface and yet more alike than it may appear.  And Third, I am not a huge fan of the school, nor of it's founder, but it's riveting to read about much of the inside scoop that goes on there.  The book of rules would be enough to send me screaming for the hills, but then I do have some scarring from a legalistic church/school background, so that may explain it.  I think it's a fine school for lots of reasons and I know plenty of people who graduated from there or currently attend, but it wouldn't be for me.  This book however, is really, really good and I am enjoying it immensely.  It's kind of raw though, so don't expect a sugar coated read.  I would love to know what you think of it if you do read it :) 
 

-After several weeks of the worst hair of my life, I FINALLY got it cut and highlighted on Saturday!  YAY for vanity :) Seeing my new color(s) and some healthy ends every morning really puts a spring in my step.  And being able to hack a 3 hour appointment because my baby will now successfully take a bottle, isn't so bad either!


-Ava is in so many ways, her father's daughter!  She loves to sit with Trav while he reads to her, but other than that, my baby has her Daddy's energy and needs to go, go, go all day long!!  She seriously cannot sit still unless she's sound asleep :) She does not like to be cradled, she prefers to be standing up with her own strong legs or to be facing out when we hold her.  Her little arms are always flailing around and her legs are kicking or moving too.  Now she's babbling and cooing all the time, it seems like she is just dying to move and speak!  I would love to know what's going on in that red head of hers :) Lord help us when she's mobile.  I think we will be making lots of trips to the gym just so she can run!!    



-Parenting is exhausting.  And she's only 7 weeks old!!  Just when we've had a string of really good days, full of napping and predictable schedules, and just when I feel like I've got this Mom thing down, I realize once again that I don't.  My plan doesn't seem to be Ava's plan today.  She keeps taking little cat naps instead of the looooong nap she needs and has been accustomed to taking.  I am crossing my fingers right now however because she seems to be sound asleep and has been for a little bit.  Maybe I'm in luck???  Please have mercy on me Lord!!!

-And finally, yes, Adam has officially chosen Rolling Stone to "come out."  Really?  Was anyone actually questioning this??  It is what it is.  He is still crazy talented and I am still wishing my favorite Danny, would have won.  No hate comments from you Kris fans though!   I love him too :)  Whether you loved it or hated it, you cannot hide from the fact this was the most talented top 3 ever!  I am sure they will all have long careers to come.  

So there you have it, just a slice of the randomness going on in my sleep-deprived mind today!  

9 comments:

Faith said...

I love the new do...the color is fabulous! Hope you and Ava have had a great day!

Amanda Hoyt said...

Too funny! I like to watch "Spidey" too :) And, I agree with what you said about J&K+8. We've watched that show since before they had a "show" and now it's just downright depressing. Your hair looks great!! Ava is looking cuter than ever too.
Hugs and prayers,
Amanda

all up in each others bizness said...

your hair looks great!

Aly

Sarah said...

I heard about that liberty guy. Here's an article that Greg Stier wrote to him.

http://www.thesource4ym.com/archives/arc20090414.asp#TITLE1

Toni :O) said...

I didn't think your hair looked bad to begin with but it does look nice...color looks good with your skin tone. I agree with you as well about John and Kate+8, sure is a sad situation and the show should definitely be canceled for them to work on their marriage and save their sanity. Ava sure is growing fast...she looks great! Here's hoping and praying you get some good sleep soon...I have SO been there and don't miss those days!

Heather said...

I got my hair highlighted last week and it was the best feeling!!! I just SO HEAR YOU about the crazy journey we are on called "new motherhood!" :) Ava is so adorable with that red hair!
Wish you guys lived here and we could hang out in our pj's...play with our babies, and visit!!!

holly said...

You look great and I am sure you feel much better! My dad just read the unlikely disciple book and said it was really good. I feel like we should cause of SEBTS!

Anonymous said...

AVA HAS A LITTLE TUMMY! sHE IS GROWING SO FAST. WHAT A DOLL BABY. I HAVE DIVORCED JON AND KATE, RON CAN'T STOP TURNING THEM ON, HE'S DISAPPOINTED IN THEIR EXTREMELY BAD BEHAVIOUR. THEIR CHURCH ASKED THEM NOT TO COME BACK AND I UNDERSTAND WHY BUT I HOPE THE PASTOR AT LEAST MADE AN EFFORT TO COUNSEL THEM. THEY DON'T WANT TO HEAR, YOU HAVE TO STOP TO SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE. VERY SAD. POOR CHILDREN. PEGGY AND RON

Anonymous said...

OH, FORGOT, LOVE YOUR NEW DO. YOU LOOK MAAAVELOUS!! PEGGY