Friday, July 31, 2015

7 Takes of Crank with a cherry on top

Listen.  The Planned Parenthood Videos are edited for practicality- the full, unedited videos are easily available on 'theyoutube'.  And youtube is not a secret place no one can access.  I understand we live in a society where people can't think critically, where truth doesn't matter, and where we can just claim things are/aren't and that's the way we 'feel' so that makes it so.  But, for the Love of God, the unedited tapes are fully available.  And, last night, I pretty much laid in bed, DISTRESSED about the fact that the LEADER OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is using the 'edited by extremists' excuse.  I can't. You guys. I really can't.
Which leads me to my next part... and if you don't like all the cranky, you probably shouldn't read.  This is the opposite of how I feel the majority of the time- but I'll tell you, more and more I'm just thinking it's time for the second coming.  I really do.  I don't know how we can bail ourselves out of this infection of relative truth/weirdness/cultural crisis.  Don't you just wanna sing "behold he comes, riding on a cloud, shining like the sun, at the trumpets call.." and really mean it?  Le sigh, but I know there is work to be done- and so I will try to continue to be a person of joy.

So the Lion thing... there's a lot that can be said and I get it.  But, it has got me thinking, I just can't see any reason, from a Catholic perspective, that Big Game Hunting, or hunting for 'fun' or 'sport' alone would ever be okay?  Population control? I totally get.  Eating the meat you get?  Perfect!  But just for fun, or just to decorate your house with the hide of a Lion... it seems really weird to me when it comes to Caring for God's creation.  Anyone want to weigh in...

So, you know when people make bad decisions constantly and then complain about how their bad decisions have affected their lives, but then they continue to make those bad decisions.  I think that's pretty much the most annoying thing ever.

We haven't had a really good cranky post full of crank in a long time, I hope you are enjoying.

Let's talk about my kids for a second eh?  That will make us smile.
Lil Aaron stuck a kernel of popcorn up his nose on Sunday night.  And it had been a really long weekend and I was BEYOND tired, so I really went a little over the top in my reaction. I was disproportionately upset about it.  It was not a shining moment in parenting.  I kept screaming at him, "Now we are going to have to go to the HOSPITAL!!!!"  to which he kept saying, "I'M SO SORRRRRRRRRY"

But later that night, after I was the freaking hero of the whole world and got it out... we snuggled in bed and I apologized for my reaction.
The good news?
I don't think that kid will EVER stick something up his nose again :)
(knock on a big ol' plank of wood)

John Paul, at least once a day, says, 'hi' to the baby and places his head on my tummy.  Then he just sits there.  It's ADORABLE. I love how much this little girl is loved already by her big brothers. So.much.

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  1. My cousin stuck a Tic Tac up her nose when she was little . . . . that ended in the ER. She burned the lining of her nose . . .ouch!

    My only issue with the Lion thing is this . . . people are getting so crazy upset about it and there are orphans dying around the world and babies being killed every day due to abortion and people are getting all upset about a LION??? Priorities people! (Feeling snarky about that one!)

    I finally brought myself to watch the 4th video this AM. It is so disturbing . . . put aside the whole "it is totally illegal to sell fetus parts" part of it all . . . I still cannot see how someone can watch the last part of that video and think that abortion is NOT murder.

    And, while I totally agree with you, Come Lord, Jesus, I know that things will get a lot worse before the second coming. Baby girls have been killed for thousands of years in China and the Atecs (or Incas, my brain is not functioning well this AM) murdered babies in the name of sacrifice (I cried when I read all that that did), so these horrific sins have been around for a while. Is it more rampant now? Yes, but I do not think we are at the breaking point yet. There will be a great deal more persecution of Christians before we get to the end.

  2. We SHOULD be bothered by any senseless killing. Or just death in general. We are made for life.

    I couldn't sleep last night. God bless these dying babies. God bless their mama's. God bless the abortion team, they need it most.

  3. It is SO SAD that the Planned Parenthood issue is becoming, to some news websites, a political issue--that the videos are seen as some Republican tactic to gain power or some such thing. It's a human rights issue; I don't care what political party a person is, he or she must acknowledge that this is an outrage! Some people...sheesh.

    Haha I think this "cranky post" is quite appropriate for today. After all, in Liturgy of the Hours on Fridays, there is usually one or two penitential or "God, why is this happening?!?!" psalms. So, this feels very King David to me :)

  4. I agree with you on everything! My reaction to the lion thing is the same as everyone else! Yes, I think it is wrong to kill an animal just to kill. In a bioethics class I took in law school, we were taught that this sort of senseless killing was not wrong for the animal's sake. It is wrong for OUR souls and what senseless killing does to us as human beings. But my goodness...where is everyone's priorities?! How many babies are killed every day by abortion...and yet the media can't get enough of Cecil.

  5. It was so nice to meet you today at the Blessed Is She brunch! The popcorn kernel story made me laugh because it's totally something my daughter would do just because she's curious. I hope you can laugh about it too before too long!

  6. It was so nice to meet you today at the Blessed Is She brunch! The popcorn kernel story made me laugh because it's totally something my daughter would do just because she's curious. I hope you can laugh about it too before too long!

  7. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who feels a need to write a cranky post sometimes! I'm glad you left a comment over at my place, I haven't been visiting around much this summer and that sparked me to come over and visit!