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Monday, October 13, 2008

Mini rant for the morning.
I am a fan of the series Criminal Minds. Lately I have been watching re-runs from Netflix. These are episodes that ran before I discovered the show. In the episode I watched yesterday, Gideon is sidelined due a an injury. So he takes over Penelope Garcia's office. He just sets up shop in there, doesn't care that it's her office and he just moves her stuff and basically is a PITA. Now Gideon is a good man and a terrific part of the BAU team, but he is oblivious to Garcia and whatever Garcia may have going on. Poor Garcia attempts to deal with the situation, but Gideon's total disregard for her space and her needs drives her up the wall. Good man - totally clueless.

I do not like it when my mornings are hijacked. Is it asking too much to be let in on plans that mean I have to do something - especially when these plans are made the day before? I get angry and upset when people treat me as if I don't matter - and lately those people seem to be in my face at every turn. I got my walk/jog in early today. I did it, but I didn't really enjoy it. 'Nough said. I am moving on.

On the flip side, I have some wonderful friends who look out for me and help me to stay on track. (Yes, Marlene, Monica, Jennifer, Teresa, Sue, Angela, Bea, and Barbara, I am talking about you. :) ) These ladies help me stay focused and reaffirm my belief in the innate goodness of people.

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Yesterday at Mass our deacon preached on the Gospel. He did his usual excellent job. I wonder if people in the parish know that John takes an entire day to prepare his homilies. Anyway, before he got into the Gospel, he reminded us that there is an important issue on the ballot - Prop 2. I have friends who have said they are not going to vote in this election because of the negative rhetoric in both campaigns. I understand where they are coming from. But I hope they reconsider going to the polls. In Michigan, Proposal 2 is about embryonic stem cell research. That needs our attention. We need to look inside ourselves and find out if we support life from its conception or not. I am all for stem cell research - adult stem cell research - umbilical cord stem cell research. As far as I'm concerned the push for embryonic stem cell research is aimed at legitimizing abortion in an effort to keep it legal. Life has become a disposable commodity in this day and age - on both ends of the spectrum. Who decides the importance of one life over another? Do women have the right to do with their bodies what they choose? However, it isn't the woman's body I take issue with - it's the pre-born life inside her.

Daily stats:
Type: Walk/jog
Route: Deadend/back

Time: 24 (cut short due to morning hijack)
Average heart rate: 124
Maximum heart rate: 136
Up 3.8 from last Monday :(

Today is a Baseline carb day. I planned ahead and should be good to go today. Hopefully now that I have established a week's comparison, the daily up or down stat will now stay a "down" stat. I do so much better when I have a plan in place. Winging it doesn't work for me anymore.

Word of the day:
Monday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time
Gospel
Lk 11:29-32
While still more people gathered in the crowd, Jesus said to them,
“This generation is an evil generation;
it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it,
except the sign of Jonah.
Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites,
so will the Son of Man be to this generation.
At the judgment
the queen of the south will rise with the men of this generation
and she will condemn them,
because she came from the ends of the earth
to hear the wisdom of Solomon,
and there is something greater than Solomon here.
At the judgment the men of Nineveh will arise with this generation
and condemn it,
because at the preaching of Jonah they repented,
and there is something greater than Jonah here.”

Thoughts from the cornfield:
Don't you just want to shake people when they don't see something that is smack dab in front of their faces. Jesus performs miracles right and left and still the people ask for a sign. Jesus IS the miracle and sign in their midst. He still is. I am so glad that God is in charge of the world and not me. I wouldn't have the patience - nor the grace - nor the courage.


God bless our troops!

2 comments:

kathyj333 said...

I know exactly what you mean about friends who don't let you know what's going on. You make plans and they don't follow through. But if the situation is turned around, you had better have a good excuse. Cheez.

Sugar Bush Primitives said...

This wasn't exactly that kind of situation, but yeah, turn the tables and it's a totally different kettle of fish.