What’s Eating Aunt Debbie?

The following is my opinion. If you don’t like it, fine. Move along. You have your opinion, I have mine. Simple as that.

Book Banning: It’s a no-brainer. If a child wants to check out a book in the library (school or public library, no matter) that’s too mature for his/her age group then the librarian can decline to check that book out to the child. Certain books can be flagged within the system to help the librarian so she doesn’t have to strain her brain.

Most of us don’t live in tiny, protective bubbles. We swear when we stub our toes. We swear when we get pissed off. It doesn’t show a lack of intelligence. It’s real life. Say the f-word once in a while. It’s really a stress reliever! PS Most people have a little class and don’t blurt out the f-word in Church or in the school PTA meeting. So, stop judging people based on the words they use! It says more about you than it does about them.

Secretary of State with the power to overturn an election? What’s the point in voting if your vote doesn’t matter? If your state’s officials can overturn the election if they don’t like the results, then what the hell is the point? What is going on in this country anyway?

I am against abortion. I am pro-choice. Yes, you can be both! On one hand, I don’t believe in using abortion as a form of birth control, because a woman knows if she wants to have a baby or not. If she doesn’t, there are many forms of birth control available at low and no cost. (I know birth control isn’t 100%.) On the other hand, I don’t believe it’s right for any of us to make that choice for someone else. If you don’t believe in abortion, then don’t get one, but a 12-year-old child who is raped and becomes pregnant should NOT be forced into having her rapist’s child! She’s still a child herself. She didn’t have a choice in becoming pregnant, did she? If a pregnant woman finds out her child will be born with a fatal defect…for example, Anencephaly. That child will not live longer than a few hours, maybe days, without a brain. PERIOD. The woman, her husband, and the physician should be allowed to make the choice of terminating the pregnancy. Why make the parents suffer this birth that will leave them more heartbroken and grief-stricken than they would if they aborted the pregnancy? What about Ectopic pregnancies? There are many situations that a woman may find herself in where she might consider an abortion. The decision is hers to make, along with her partner and her doctor. It’s not about killing babies! It’s about CHOICE – a choice that is most likely, the most difficult decision any woman will ever have to make! Let HER make it! It’s none of your damn business and it sure as hell isn’t any business of the government or ignorant politician! I swear this country is inching closer and closer to a scenario straight out of The Handmaid’s Tale.

Trump – Lock his ass up. Sick of hearing his name, his voice, or anything about him. He’s a criminal. That’s all I have to say.

What’s eating you these days?

15 Things About Me You May or May Not Know…. Do You Really Want To Know??

I am reluctant to write this post for fear off coming off as arrogant. It just feels odd to write a personal “about me” post. But, my therapist has told me time and time again to step out of my comfort zone! So here I am and here’s my list of 15 things you may or may not know about me.

  1. I despise people who claim to be Christian but are actually very hypocritical and self-righteous. They present themselves as good and honest but yet they say and do exactly the opposite of what Jesus would do. If you’re going to “talk the talk” then you’d better “walk the walk” is what I say, and very few actually practice what they preach.
  2. I am opinionated, but if I research something or someone helps me to see something I hadn’t seen before, I can and do sometimes change my mind. I tend to form opinions using common sense and logic, rather than political party, religious affiliation or anything else.
  3. I try to be honest and treat people with kindness even when they may not deserve it. I was raised to be respectful of other people, but sometimes when I’m disrespected I let ’em have it!
  4. I swear like a sailor. It relieves frustration. I do have class, though. I don’t just go around blurting out my favorite “F” word in public, on the internet, or if I have guests, although I have slipped a time or two especially when provoked.
  5. I have chronic pain and mobility issues. Many people don’t understand what people with chronic illnesses go through on a daily basis. Everything is a struggle; everything is exhausting. Research “The Spoon Theory” and you will find a very understandable explanation of what it’s like to live with chronic pain.
  6. I have two grown children, male and female, ages 27 and 30 respectively. I have 3 grandchildren, two boys, and one girl.
  7. I use to love to cook and I still would if it weren’t for my pain and mobility issues. I love Mexican food, Italian food and pretty much anything that is spicy!
  8. I live in the Bible Belt of SW Missouri and I don’t fit in. I have more Pagan views than anything else. Most people here are Christians.
  9. I try not to judge people. Everyone has a different journey; everyone has to make different choices in their lives. While I try really hard to NOT be judgmental, I can be at times and not over the things you might think. I don’t care about sexual orientation, religion, or color of skin. (A person’s character is more important to me.) What I will judge someone on is, if they leave a small child in a car (hot or otherwise) for 2 hours. Things like that tell me that a person is a worthless POS and doesn’t deserve children. HOW on EARTH can anyone forget their child is in the car?? I will damn right judge you if you don’t put your children first, all the time!
  10. I listen to hard rock, metal, classic rock, and Celtic music. I almost always have music playing. Music can change my mood from shitty to happy in an instant. Music brings back many memories; some memories I’d like to forget, but past experiences (good and bad) make me who I am. I may not like ME sometimes, but what else can I do but carry on?
  11. My favorite sounds in the world are babies (or small children) laughing, and cats purring!
  12. I am contemplating writing a cookbook, but I have so many recipes it’s rather overwhelming!
  13. I love Medieval History and castles, especially the castles of Scotland!
  14. I love to write although I don’t think I’m particularly good at it.
  15. I have 6 cats and would have more if it weren’t for my disability. It’s difficult the way it is taking care of the 6 I have.

So, I don’t know how any of this sounds to an outsider. I may sound like a complete a**hole. I don’t know. If you want to know more about me, then feel free to ask in the comments and I will do my best to answer!