Friday, February 20, 2009

I Love My Poopy..I mean, Puppy Dog"! I KNOW! TMI !!

Sophie is getting back to normal and her "flu" appears to have subsided.

Last night Sophie, Jim, and I crawled into bed about 10:30 - 11:00 and before we knew it she was hopping off and ran into the family room. (Thanks for that, Sophie!) We waited to see if she just wasn't getting a drink of water....but when she didn't come back we found out she was SICK.... and she was very sick. Well, after a lot of carpet scrubbing (thanks Jim!!) and walking Soph around outside while she looked for good spots.... we were back in the bed. Sophie was on a blanket at the bottom.... to protect the bed.

We went to sleep for about an hour and a half and then I awoke to hear Sophie hopping off of the bed once again. We found she was ill we followed her and got her outside before another disaster. Thankfully, we made it outside in time this round. Then we got her in and cleaned up and she had dry heaves. She would cry and cry....a very sad little cry. I knew exactly how she felt...totally emptied out and still feeling as if she needed to get rid of something. Don't you hate when that happens?! POOR Little Sister!

Little kids and animals are so pitiful when they are sick cuz they think you have the ability to "fix it". They keep looking at you like they are saying, "HELP ME!" I didn't actually cry, but felt my eyes well up and wondered what I was gonna do if she didn't get feeling better. She was depending on me to do something to make her feel better and I wasn't sure what to do. I HATE feeling helpless like that. Hopefully, I will not have repeat this whole scenario soon. When Josh was a baby/little kid and got sick I felt even worse than this.......yes, I know the difference between a babies and dogs!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A New Understanding of Thomas Jefferson

I got this in the mail today and just had to post it....amazing. I always thought the best quotes were found in the writings of James Madison, but by golly these are pretty insightful as well!

John Kennedy once said to an assembled group of scholars in the White House, “I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”
The quotes below could prove his point.

When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe Thomas Jefferson

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. Thomas Jefferson

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world. Thomas Jefferson

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. Thomas Jefferson

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. Thomas Jefferson

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. Thomas Jefferson

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Thomas Jefferson

Very Interesting Quote: In light of the present financial crisis, it's interesting to read what Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:
Banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New Dawn or New Dusk?

Above....this was the shocking cover of Newsweek Magazine last week! I guess this has been the goal all along.....

Well, the spending bill was signed into law today and we are going to find out it this action is going to help. I really don't see how we can spend ourselves into prosperity because it has never worked at the household level. How exactly does it work? I wish someone could explain it to me. Hopefully, it will send a lifeline to those who need to hang on until they can figure out how to keep going on their own.....but I fear these folks, like GM, will be putting their hands out again in a few months. I suppose by some miracle the economy will pick up, but even the most optimistic of experts are not looking for that to happen.

Sooooo we just print money? This just brings us to the brink of horrific inflation...or stagflation. I feel like we are going 100 miles an hour without our headlights on and up ahead is a huge cliff. Now how steep that cliff is I am not sure, but regardless it is going to be painful....if not fatal.

Thankfully and prayerfully, our eyes are placed securely on the Lord and we are looking at Him, not as a way out, but as a way to give us strength to go through whatever it is that is coming. Growing up in a culture of spoiled, soft, and wimpy people. (Some think it is a recession if they can't get their nails done.) We are going to have to toughen up and whatever we are going to face we will trust our Lord Jesus to make it profitable to make us better....translation, more like Him and hence closer to Him.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Whoopeeee!!! A BOY!

We have been waiting for several weeks now to find out what our future grand baby is going to be and appears that we will have a grandson. Whoopeeeee a boy!! The doc said he was 90% sure, but I am always leary as they thought Josh was going to be a girl. Sooooo don't cut tags off any baby clothes. That was a warning from the doc.

It is important for everyone in the Anderson family for Josh and Randi to have a boy. (No pressure, guys!) Jim was an only son and his Dad, Rudy was also the only boy in his family. Albert Edward Anderson, from Sweden, was Rudy's Dad and he had a brother, Aaron and he had no for the Anderson name to go on we need a boy.....this time or next....or the next...... You get the picture. (side note....we nearly named Josh, Aaron. Aaron Anderson has a nice ring to it, don't ja think?...hint hint...haha.)

I guess because I just had one boy I was hoping for a boy anyway.....I sorta know what to expect with boys. I find myself remembering stuff about Josh that I had forgotten. He was a rough and tumble sorta kid who liked to wrestle in the middle of the floor and get dirty. His first word was bah... BALL. He loved to play with balls. We rolled them and threw them and chased them around our back yard in Illinois. When he would be outside for a while he would smell like a little puppy dog. Hahaha.... good times! There is nothing more intoxicating to a Mom than to bury her nose in her child's hair and suck in his essance no matter how stinky. It is the strangest thing. I believe Eve, the first Mom, would smile and nod if she could read this.

We have about 5 more months to wait. I know how time flies, so it won't be so bad. (I am trying to convince myself.) I am praying so many things for this little boy and for his Mommy and Daddy, too. That might be another post sometime.