Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Good Night

I just posted…how is it that it’s been like five days already?  And it’s not like I’ve been that busy for the last few days either…for a change.  Haha. 

I have actually had some kinda lazy days for the last couple days…haven’t done much besides hang around the house and do laundry (hello, time to save some gas) and would you believe I’m still tired?  I take vitamins (half the time).  KC says maybe I should start exercising…I probably could go down and walk on the treadmill for awhile…but I’m never ever ever ever ever…did I say EVER? in the mood….lol.  Perhaps that’s my problem.  Anyway. 

I have lots of problems.  Most of them human.  And when it’s not the human in ME, it’s the human in the people around me.  Sometimes both. 

Something that has been on my mind lately is that people get offended way too easily.  Offense can mean several different things but the definition I’m thinking of means the state of being insulted or morally outraged.  And to offend, by definition, to cause to feel vexation or resentment usually by violation of what is proper or fitting. 

I think the issue falls in that people are insulted or morally outraged by their definition of a violation of what is proper or fitting.  In some senses, I get offended easily.  If I know someone is flat out lying to me, with the intent to mislead, that’s rather offensive.  But I think the difference is, in most cases, the things people are getting insulted over are just THEIR OPINION of what is a violation of morals. 

Oooh, person X was in place Y the other day and I’m SO OFFENDED by that…that couldn’t possibly be something a TRUE Christian would do…I’m going to tell them how much their actions offended me.  Or…person Z wore a shirt that was SO low I could see her collarbone….I am SOO offended.  Or…person A said such and such and I think he REALLY meant this and this and we need to have a meeting so we can work this out.  Or even, person B does this activity that I totally disagree with so I’m not going to say anything but I’m not going to be friends with them anymore…. 

I wish I were exaggerating but people really do get their knickers in a knot over their own convictions of moral truth. 

So you don’t do X, Y, or Z…that’s perfectly fine.

I just don’t see the point in taking everyone to task over every little thing that you don’t agree with that you decide offends you.  All that does is make people feel like they have to walk on eggshells around you or face (yet another) meeting or discussion.  Garruhmph.  THAT bothers me.  I hate feeling like I have to walk on eggshells…consequently I have some people that I avoid like the plague.  KC calls them EGRs (extra grace required)…I try not to call them anything at all because I like to stay out of calling range.  That probably offends them, too.  LOL.  It’s kind of funny, but I guess you could say that I get offended by people who get over-offended.  Teeehehe.  LOL.  I love everybody, it’s just that some of those bodies, I have to love from a distance.  For the safety and well-being of everyone involved…lol  =)  Is that bad?  If it is, just pray for me, okay?

PerfectPicture weblgHere, let’s change the subject before I offend someone…lol…look at these cute kids….can’t get offended over that, right? 

This is that kit I mentioned in my last post…the one that goes along with my new theme.  Raspberry Limeade…mmmm…makes me thirsty!  Such a yummy kit! 

And cute kids…did I mention they were cute?  Even when they’re being difficult on camera.  LOL!  IMG_9750Munchkin has this thing anymore where she puts on this weird pouty/grouchy face like she’s trying to be a grownup or something…ugh…see what I mean?!

And K-man…well, he likes to smile with his eyes shut.  And then as soon as you snap the picture, his eyes fly open, “lemme see the picture, momma!”  “SURE, buddy, but how bout you keep your eyes open so you can SEE the picture from that side of the lens?!”  LOL! 

ANYWAY….that was how the page got its title: the elusive…Perfect Picture.  LOL! 

And I think I’m going to call it a night now.  PS for anyone who wonders, NO, nothing happened, I’ve not been called into any meetings lately, I haven’t offended anyone lately (that I know of)….just been thinking about it.  LOL. 


  1. I just mentally filed a quote I read the other day that fits.perfectly- "Just because you're offended, doesn't mean you're right" (i think it was from readers digest) I loved it! And totally agree.

  2. lol...that is SOOO true! Love that! Thanks for sharing! =)

  3. I haven't worked with this kit yet b/c I've been so busy, but I have a cute idea for it and can't wait to have the time for it. :o) Your pages and header look really great! I love the colors and elements in this kit!

    Sorry for your struggles. I don't think you're so wrong for wanting to love ppl from a distance. I think it's good for the soul to love from a distance. Sometimes we just have to do in order to get on with our lives. And if I'm wrong in agreeing with that, then pray for me too. :o)

    Love the quote Erin.


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