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Friday, October 19, 2012

Um. For realz yo'? Do we live in the 18th century? I seriously can't even compose my thoughts because of the burning rage I feel in my heart.

So I see a post today on a friend of mine's wall. If this friend reads my blog, I hope she knows I love her. Anyway, she posted this picture with the caption, "Cover Girl just might get my business back after this! What a change from Ellen deGenerate - oops deGeneres. :)" So then after my heart rate went down I said, "It was Talias dream to meet Ellen. When Ellen had her on her show, she surprised Talia and made her an honorary Covergirl. She gave her this. Later Ellen asked her to be her official correspondent on the red carpet and she had it signed by a bunch of stars."

Then the friend said, "She might do great things but setting her up as a role model for this country is a dangerous precedent." 

Uh oh. I don't even know how to respond to that. I'm kind of in the process of once again freaking out. 

I feel like it's so hateful. I especially have a hard time when people who belong to my same religion condemn someone who is gay but openly praise others who are glutenous. What's the difference? It was actually someone I work with who brought that up. "What's the difference?" he said. 'The bible says both are wrong." So if you're gonna use the Bible or your religious whatever as an excuse, you better stick to it.  I honestly cannot even fathom why someone would NOT want Ellen to be a role model. 

She is certainly giving. She is passionate about it too. She also has confidence and isn't afraid to speak her mind. Good freaking gosh. What's wrong with that? So what that she's gay? It's none of my business! 

Here's my personal agenda: Let's not be hateful. Let's leave gay marriage alone. 

The religion I belong to does not condone hate. It also says we should love one another. That we should leave judgements to God. I don't care if someone is gay. Do you? Am I off my rocker? Tell me what you think.

Did You Know About SmartVax?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Oh my. So I just learned a whole bunch of important stuff. First of all, that reality TV is SO brutal. Did you see what happened on Bachelor Pad and just recently on Big Brother? Dan just made a giant move. I'm going to buy his book. I plan on being on Big Brother. I don't have high hopes for this upcoming season (Season 15) because I've heard it takes like years but I WILL be on someday. I hope you'll watch.

Second of all, and WAY on a different subject, I'd like to talk about my follow up to my other post on vaccines.

I took my Nev to the doctor. I saw the one I'm not a big fan of. I wish I would have recorded the conversation. I had planned on it and then I got all nervous and flustered which is a huge problem I have with that doctors office. They do not promote an educated parent. Because as I expressed concern about the excipients in some of the vaccines and asked if they offered preservative free vaccines she promptly cut me off and said, "ALL of our vaccines are preservative free." So then I asked if it would be okay if I saw the inserts for the vaccines.

So we talked for quite awhile. I could feel the irritation in her voice as she said to me, "If you are interested in an alternative schedule you need to make an appointment for a consult." And then as she went to talk to the nurses she left the door open to the room and I could overhear her bad talking me to the nurses.

She came back in saying that "oh, well, a couple of the vaccines do have those preservatives in them." (The ones I was concerned about were formeldyhyde, aluminum and thimerisol).

Nevie ended up with two vaccines this time. She had the oral Rotavirus one and something else I can't remember right now.

We're headed for a follow up. I wanted to do one vaccine a month. I want to be smart. And I want you to be smart too!

Please do your research. Especially on the flu vaccine (I recommend the FluMist. It's not a shot. It's a nasal spray. There's no thimerisol in it.)

PLEASE go visit this website. If you claim to be informed than you should know about this. Because I didn't.

Nevie at 5 months. Which is when this post was made. lol


A Problem With Candles

It goes much deeper than just a buying/spending habit. I don't own 16 of anything else. I think my sister said it's like a psychological issue. Why can't I just have 1 candle? Or even 2 would be okay. But no. I have to have 16. Well let me go count them. Okay it's 12. I think I've even written about this before.

I don't know why I'm thinking about it today. Or why Im even choosing to blog about it instead of my darling little baby kids. Oh. I know why. Because I researched the safety of them. I was worried about toxins being emitted through the burning of the wax. I found this super informative site. Go read it if you're worried.

Super Informative Website

Bath and Body Works and Slatkin & Co. use a vegetable wax. And fragrance oils. Even if they were paraffin wax, they'd still be considered safe through the FDA. Candle makers are monitored by organizations that prevent them from putting toxic stuff in their products. HOWEVER, that doesn't mean they are quality and all the way safe. I'm on this organic fix you know. So I wanna make sure that the stuff in my home is good. And won't cause cancer or something. Oh wait, everything causes cancer.

For the most part though, it's fine and I'm not going to feel guilty anymore. You'd have to inhale large quantities of the stuff for days on end, years at a time to have issues. So go ahead, light up that candle and enjoy the smell of the season. Freash Balsam at Christmas, First Spring at well, first spring. Or if you're like me, it's whatever you're craving.

The first day of fall was 3 days ago. Or so I think. Therefore I had to buy a candle to celebrate. I came home with 2. Salted Caramel and Pumpkin Spice Latte. It's silly because Bath and Body made me buy 2 in order to get them for $10 each. So anyway, I came home and made David decide which one he liked best by doing a blind smell test. He didn't know the name of them. And he chose the latte one. Yum. It's burning right now. And i took the other one back. That's right I did. I got the $10 back. Are you proud? See. I don't have a problem.

Also, you might be proud to know that I reuse the container of the candle. I'm not gonna tell you what I do with it because then you'll steal my idea and I want a whole post dedicated to it because I want someone to Pin it so I can be famous and get on Ellen.