Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering Gods grace in its various forms.

1 Peter 4:9-10

Saturday, January 19, 2008

2nd Day at McD's

Last night was pretty fun! It seems the employees enjoy trading their ages with others and as a result found out that one other woman is my age and we are the oldest of the whole bunch - including the Hiring Manager! He's pretty close to our age so he can count as one of the oldest. Anyway, most of them, as you would expect are very young - about 17 or so. The shift managers are in their early 20's and there is a spattering of others in their 20's or so. I'd say there is a variety of lifestyles shown and what these kids are relating to their friends shows they have a lot more confidence in their early lifestyle choices than back in my day. Yup, you got it "back in my day." Whew! I never thought I'd utter those words!!! Yet, 20 years ago, when I was a Sr in high school, it was not a common thing to be OUT. Embracing alternative lifestyles was not a commonly accepted theme where I came from. So to hear these kids talking openly, confidently and comfortably about being gay is a wonderful thing. If they can continue to believe in themselves, they'll end up on the successful side of life. It's never easy to admit to who you are, even when you get older. Or maybe it's especially difficult once you're older. I don't know.

If I may weigh in on the subject, I don't believe it's a choice to be gay, I believe one is born gay. Why would someone choose a life that will be riddled with ridicule, hatred, possibly violence, the inevitable prejudice that comes with being "different" and, most difficult, the fear that one will not be accepted by family and friends. How can it be a choice? I won't even contribute to the subject of what the Bible and Christians say about being gay...there are too many ways to go wrong and should there be any judging to be done, then I leave it up to God to do - since it's His bailiwick anyway. I will say this, despite what people will quote to me from the Bible, God has always said that He loves us unconditionally - that should trump any hateful rhetoric from the religious right.

Well now, I didn't intend to go on like that but there it is. I have had gay friends my whole life and they have been some of the best people I have ever met. Even if someone were to show me every passage in the Bible against gays I will not change my mind or my attitude. And if that proves to be a sin, than so be it - again, I will be judged by God and God alone.

Ok, enough of that. I finally finished the blasted yellow mittens for my MIL! Yay me! Unfortunately I wrapped them up before taking a picture so you'll have to wait to view the final product until she gets them and I get to take a pic of her modeling them! I was going to immediately start on my purse but then I realized that I needed a nap more. Last night was brutal. Hubby was sick, sick, sick and LD woke up around 2:30am and would not settle down until around 3:45am. So, I've been up for a while without a solid block of sleep. I finally shooed Hubby out of the bedroom because his coughing was keeping LD from falling back to sleep. (LD shares an adjoining room with us right now. We hope to move him to his own bedroom sometime this summer, if we can).

I have another hat on tap too and I'm still trying to find an easy, pretty camisole pattern to add to my queue. I'm still trying to figure out when I'm going to start my socks. I foolishly bought fingering weight yarn and I'll have to knit my first pair on size 2 needles. I'm not so good with the smaller needles. Ah, well, I have to do it if only to say that I knit one pair and no more! The yarn is a pretty self striping mix of cotton, superwash wool and nylon. I'm not as nervous to be knitting on dpn's as I was - I've picked up a few tips from Ravelry and the wonderful knitters there.

Tonight will be my solo appearance on the registers at McD's. It is supposed to be a busy night and I'm hoping that people will continue to be understanding of me. The register is a touch screen PC and has a myriad of options. Once I learn my way around, it will be ok. I hope it's busy enough that I will just take orders and not have to run a lot of food - it gets a little confusing wondering who is running food for whom. I hope it will be fun, though!

LD goes for his 18 month visit to the Dr's on Monday. I'm anxious to see where he is developmentally!

Anyway, I have a dirty diaper to change so...

Ciao and Happy Knitting!

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Books on Tap for 2011

  • Knit Together - Debbie Macomber
  • Captured by Grace - Dr. David Jeremiah
  • Murder Most Foul - A Collection of Great Crime Stories
  • Fireproof - Eric Wilson
  • There's Something About Christmas - Debbie Macomber
  • Questioning Evangelism - Randy Newman
  • Murder Uncorked - Michele Scott
  • A Sacred Sorrow - Michael Card
  • Prayer: Does it Make any Difference? - Philip Yancey
  • Get Out of That Pit - Beth Moore

Books Read in 2011

  • What a Sista Should Do - Tiffany L. Warren
  • 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
  • Forgotten God - Francis Chan
  • The Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren
  • Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris
  • Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Chill Factor - Sandra Brown
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Wednesday Sisters - Meg Waite Clayton
  • Stealing Home - Sherryl Woods
  • Bound for Murder - Laura Childs
  • Bloodfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Faefever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Darkfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Under Her Skin - Susan Mallery
  • The Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan
  • No Wonder They Call Him Saviour - Max Lucado
  • I Still Dream About You - Fannie Flagg
  • I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
  • The Last Olympian - Rick Riordan
  • Spider Bones - Kathy Reichs
  • A Thread So Thin - Marie Bostwick
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan
  • The Search - Nora Roberts
  • The Titan's Curse - Rick Riordan
  • Wicked Appetite - Janet Evanovich
  • The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
  • Awakened - PC & Kristen Cast
  • The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
  • Photo Finished - Larua Childs
  • Keepsake Crimes - Laura Childs
  • Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich
  • The Icing on the Cupcake - Jennifer Ross
  • Fleece Navidad - Maggie Sefton
  • Dyer Consequences - Maggie Sefton
  • The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree - Susan Wittig Albert
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning

Books Read in 2010

  • The Yada Yado Prayer Group - Netta Jackson
  • Silver Borne - Patricia Briggs
  • The Hole in Our Gospel - Richard Stearns
  • A Winter Marriage - Kerry Hardie
  • So Long, Insecurity - Beth Moore
  • Knit the Season - Kate Jacobs
  • Dead and Berried - Karen MacInerney
  • Murder on the Rocks - Karen MacInerney
  • where do i go - Netta Jackson
  • be sweet - diane hunt
  • The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
  • Raven - Allison Van Deipen
  • Push (Precious) - sapphire
  • Faces of the Gone - Brad Parks
  • The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry
  • Burning Lamp - Amanda Quick
  • Fired Up - Jayne Ann Krentz
  • The School of Essential Ingredients - Erica Bauermeister
  • Matters Arising - Sarah Harrison
  • The Sheen on the Silk - Anne Perry
  • I Saw the Lord - Anne Graham Lotz
  • The Dangerous Protector - Janet Chapman
  • The Seduction of His Wife - Janet Chapman
  • Re-reading all the Tintin graphic novels - Herge
  • The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
  • the last time i saw you - Elizabeth Berg
  • Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Wild Ride - Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer
  • Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Grave Secret - Charlaine Harris
  • Crawl Space - Sarah Graves
  • The Honey Thief - Elizabeth Graver
  • The Otherworldlies - Jennifer Anne Kogler
  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman
  • A Face at the Window - Sarah Graves
  • Draycott Eternal - Christina Skye
  • Shelter Mountain - Robin Carr
  • Virgin River - Robyn Carr
  • Death by Cashmere - Sally Goldenbaum
  • An Ice Cold Grave - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Surprise - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Sight - Charlaine Harris