If you are a regular reader, you might recall that my youngest son was in between roommates and leases and had moved in with his dad for a few months. When his dad died in April, he couldn’t bear to stay there and moved in with me for 2 1/2 months. Koopa moved in too.
They have moved out and Koopa loves his life out in the country now but he came for a sleepover on Friday and he seems to have missed me as much as I missed him.
He never left my side and enjoyed kitchen time, where the dogs get to share some corn on the cob, broccoli, potato skins, etc.
Koopa was in luck because I’d returned from the farm market and a grocery run and there was even fat-from-steaks on the menu. ( I watch carefully and sometimes the grocery store will label steaks as “Butcher Steaks” if they are not beautiful or something….who cares! Two thin cut Delmonicos for under 6.oo! :)
Also on that Friday, the church that the kids attend just wrapped up a week of service at a local mobile home park area…weeding, painting, doing repairs, etc. The final event was a festival. Here are Brent and Javis …a photo that my DIL took that evening:
I wonder how long it took for their makeup to MELT / it was such a hot day.
The theme at the church this month was centered around the idea to not just go to church but to BE the church. Another thing that they do is that while they have a thriving children’s program, once a month they bring the children in during the first part of the adult service so these same little boys were ushers on Sunday. ( another DIL photo )
While I don’t attend, sometimes I’ll listen ( they have livestream ) and I listened this morning while working on a quilt binding, and their pastor had a very inspiring message….he’s often heartwarming and funny, rarely judgemental, very servant-oriented and humble.
And then it was over and I checked the news.
There were the stories about the latest Trump tweet….the mock wrestling video of him beating up a journalist.
Deja Vu!!!! Yesterday my son and DIL wanted to go to the gym together early A.M. so I went down to stay with the kids and make a big breakfast. When I came home, I checked the news, and it was all about Trump continueing his attacks on Morning Joe and this that and the other in the media. All of it vulgar and crude and disgusting for days on end now.
THIS IS NOT YOUR BUDDY THAT YOU MET AT A LOCAL BAR WHO HAD A FEW TOO MANY DRINKS AND SHOWED UP IN YOUR FACEBOOK FEED LATER ON!! This is the President representing our country on the world stage.
Yet the night before he was lauded by a Baptist Pastor “Millions of Americans believe that [Trump’s victory] represented God giving us our next chance, perhaps our last chance, to make America great again,” Jeffress said. ( FIrst Baptist pastor )
and on Sunday defended by an evangelical. Headlines said Christian Leader ( Jerry Falwell Jr. ) applauds Trump attack tweets.
“The left is melting down,” Jerry Falwell Jr., a Trump supporter, said during an interview on Fox News
I AM NOT THE LEFT. I AM NOT THE RIGHT. I am a normal American and this is no way to lead a country close to Independence Day or at any time. And to see someone applaud this behavior and associate it with Christianity ( in its truest form ) makes my stomach churn.
This is NOT what my grandchildren are learning in Childrens Church, nor at home. This is NOT how they are learning to think or behave. Nor were my sons raised to think or behave this way.
Yes, this is not a political blog BUT sometimes there is so much going on that it needs to be mentioned. If you are a Trump fan then this won’t make you happy but after the last few days of his tweets, if you support that, I am clueless as to how you could.
Here’s my little grandson a few years back attending our local 4th of July Parade. I don’t want him growing up having leaders with no morals, no sense of civility. I am ashamed of this President and it only gets worse with each day. My grandchildren deserve better than this.
I was not intending to post again until well after the 4th, when I had completed something in regards to quilting / sewing projects but this is a weekend / week to go down in history. And not favorable history.
Feel free to comment….I don’t know / is it just me? I am so appalled….
And hopefully he’ll go golf and STOP for the next few days :) Meanwhile we pay millions of dollars to transport him back and forth for his golfing and what do we get for that? :)