Saturday, January 21, 2012

lady-like

We used to teach girls to be ladies. Dress like ladies. Act like ladies. What has happened? I know there are some who still do, but on the most part girls are not being taught that skill. And, yes it is a skill. Yesterday, I heard on the radio a woman expressing my thoughts about how immodest women are dressing. She referred to an outing where the mother of a teen daughter had on a top showing too much cleavage. And remarked about what the mother was teaching the daughter in dressing.
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I recently saw a post online about two couples headed off to a special event for the youth at church. A banquet of sorts. I felt sorry for the guys (if they wanted to live right) having to try to avoid impure thoughts all evening, by the way the girls were dressed. And they were Christian families. It is sad we have let the world's way of dressing flow over into our Christian way of life.

I thought about this today because of this photo I was working on this morning. It is my first photo as 'a lady'. I graduated from the 8th grade and my mom made the dress for me. she made sure I had the necklace and heels to complete the outfit.

And yes, my dress probably had a lower neckline than it should have had. However, I was not a Christian at that time and did not know 'many things' I probably should have! 
And No, I do not have on a dress for the second photo. But, I still do try to act lady-like .... most of the time. :)

Another interesting read: I just ain't dainty.






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Friday, January 6, 2012

Kindergarten

Started in Germany by Friedrich Frobel as a preschool educational institution for children for a play and activity institute that he created in 1837 as a social experience for children in their transition from home to school. His goal was that children should be taken care of and nourished in "children's gardens" like plants in a garden. (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindergarten)

I was watching a show the other day and they were teaching children in kindergarten multiplication facts. I thought that was odd. And that was back in the 1980s. I wonder if they did not cram so much into the heads of children so young, that maybe, just maybe, they would not have so much trouble being distracted in school later. It seems they stopped letting it be a transition and made it 1st grade ... or 2nd grade ... Just my pondering.

The reason I looked this up, was I wanted to see the history of it ... when I was in Germany and tried to learn German, my German friend asked me what was English for kindergarten. I said, 'kindergarten'. She thought that odd, and that it should be children-garden being kinder is children and garten is garden. I told her that it must be one of those words from our German ancestors.

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Drawing

Recently, I have been thinking I'd like to draw. If I saw a pencil sketch, I though, I bet I could do that. Could I. Finally, one evening, I took up a pencil and paper and tried. It didn't look too bad. I enjoyed drawing, so I saved that sketch and dated it. Then, I did a search online about drawing. And practiced. Well, none are good enough to show, but I have been drawing for about a month now and it is relaxing. I think I like the sketching best. Here is one link I found today: All About Drawings


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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Funny pig - ormi ...



I had such a good laugh from this yesterday, then showed it to Steve and got to see him enjoy it and laugh also. I love to see him laugh. Thought maybe someone at Blogger might like it, also. It reminds me of the cartoons we watched as kids. They did not try to teach us anything (good or bad) (except maybe introduce to classical music unawares). They were mostly just plain fun. Some people think they were violent, but I never thought that. I think we knew we were smart enough not to really try all those stunts the cartoon characters tried. Whatever! Enjoy.

Monday, January 2, 2012

This past year, my main focus was on the family tree research, which has led me down paths I never imagined and found items I did not know about my family. I still have it only half done. Of course, It will never be completely done, but this year I plan to take it at a slower pace.
When I signed up for Ancestry.com, after I bought the program (Family Tree maker) I had 6 months free, so I feverishly worked on it trying to find all I could in 5 different directions.
Anyway, after the 6-month,when I called to cancel, I found out I had another 6 month paid up subscription. I continued to work and each time I found neat things, I looked up and said, "Thank-You' for I had no idea who gave me a subscription, except for Him. I did not do as much as the 1st 6 months, though, for I was worn out. When the 6 months was up and I called again to cancel, the man told me that what had happened was when I clicked to join, it 'double clicked' giving me 2 6-months worth. He said he had not seen that happen but a couple times while working there. Well, whatever the reason, I assume God wanted me to find out all that other information I found out. After a while of resting and searching elsewhere, I want to sign up again. But now now.


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my blog

It is hard to believe it has been 2 years since I started this blog. I had no idea what I was doing, but with the help of a friend got it under way. I have not posted nearly as much as I have thought about posting, but even so, I have 230 posts. Maybe this year, I can do more, but however much I do, I want it to be only what God wants me to write. My daily prayer is for me to only write what He wants me to write.

Belinda

Free King James (KJB) versed Christian Wallpaper: My heavn'ly Father watches over me

Free King James (KJB) versed Christian Wallpaper: My heavn'ly Father watches over me

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