Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dos Equis wine coaster....

My family is classy ;) just chilling at my cousin's high school graduation.

Saturday, May 7, 2011


My friend got a little message left on his windshield tonight...I will share that photo with you.

1. My friend is gay.
2. He is an AMAZING guy.
3. God definitely DOES NOT hate him.

I don't understand what the person had going through their mind when they placed this on his window. Did they feel they were "saving his soul"? That he would "turn to God"? I truly believe (and have some good biblical reasoning) that God ...does not "hate" his own creations. I also believe that intentions are clear when words like this are used - you are not saving anyone - converting anyone - etc. You are creating hostility and hatred and spreading it further and further in our world.

It blows my mind. Do they know what they are conveying about Christians? Do they fully comprehend the hate message they are sending? Has there not been enough news stories lately about "bullying" and the effects it has on our world? Luckily, my friend is strong and grown up and not necessarily "immune" to this crap - but at least he can take it. What about our kids? What are you placing in their minds? That if they happen to be different - God hates them? Or on the other side - it is OK to bully and threaten others if you think what they do is wrong? We need to grow up.

That's all I have. I'm not very elegant with words - and this post doesn't nearly show my frustration...but I just wanted to put it out there. I think what I want to say can be found in the doctrine of the Community of Christ church in section 162 which was given in 2004:

"6a. From the earliest days you have been given a sacred principle that declares the inestimable worth of all persons. Do not forget.

b. The One who created all humankind grieves at the shameful divisions within the human family. A prophetic people must work tirelessly to tear down walls of separation and to build bridges of understanding.

c. You hold precious lives in your hands. Be gentle and gracious with one another. A community is no stronger than the weakest within it. Even as the One you follow reached out to those who were rejected and marginalized, so must the community that bears his name."

Friday, May 6, 2011

It hit 100 in Phoenix I needed something to "cool" me down :)

1. I LOVE Glee.
2. This episode gives me butterflies. They did the song so perfectly!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I thought today was's not. It's Wednesday...

I have been telling people lately that work is taking over my life. I suppose that is only partly true.  I look back over even the past week and I have had many happenings/done many things.

Last Thursday I went with the boy and we watched the Diamondbacks slaughter the Cubs which was pretty fun because Phoenix is FULL of Cubs fans (I know - like everyone from Chicago moves here...crazy).

Last Friday, I took a client to the Cubs vs. Dbacks game - the Cubs took That was no fun because Cubs fans are loud - and there were WAY more of them out for the game on Friday than there were on Thursday.

Saturday I did a nice 5 mile work out (on the elliptical of course because of the knee) and then went to a wine tasting with the American Society of Women Accountant's group I am involved in.  I ended up buying 2 out of the 6 wines we tried. PARTY! I can't wait to crack those open.  Saturday night I went to a silent auction/fundraising dinner for one of my ex-coworker's children.  It was a nice evening - great food. Didn't win the raffle and didn't win my bids in the silent auction but that is quite alright - money going towards something good.

Sunday morning I slept in - watched the last episode of The Office with Steve Carell finally (shed a few tears) and then it was off to a wedding.  The wedding was like an hour drive away (boo - all the way on the west side of the valley).  The venue was gorgeous however.  It was the backyard of this house over there.  They had a lazy river running through their backyard with a waterfall and some little coves to do "private" stuff in I suppose ;) ;)  The back part of the yard even had a trampoline (level with the ground - they dug a hole and the tramp was placed in there). I didn't go on that because I can't get the image of a broken leg out of my mind.  My friend Sam's little girl just broke her leg in 2 places just JUMPING on a trampoline! Ew.  The wedding was ok. They didn't have alcohol at all - and I think that gives weddings a thumbs down...but I managed.

Monday I went to work and then spent the evening doing errands - Jasper finally got a bath - I cooked a couple meals for lunches for the week and worked out a bit before my massage with my 2nd boyfriend over at the massage place. He's like my therapist/massager-guy all in one.  I get my monthly "chat" in with him which is always nice because we don't KNOW each other except from that little massage room so I can share whatever I feel with him.  All for the price of my massage! Woo.

Last night I did work until like 6:30 and then had the hour drive home (my client is pretty far out these 2 weeks).  On the drive home, my friend said he didn't want to cook and so we decided to go out for chinese food which was delicious - however, that put me home at about 9pm so poor Jasper didn't get a walk or time at the dog park or anything :( We just chilled at home until I crashed.

Tonight I'm going to see the Diamondbacks vs. Rockies with a friend whose boss gave him some "really good tickets" so that should be fun.  I am hoping the boyfriend can take Jasper to the park after work but if not I'll take him on a good long walk tonight after the game.

Anyway, I am at work so I should probably get to work (oops).  Hope you all have a great day!