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160110 NO Condemnation

Romans 8:1-4 (1) There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spir...

Saturday, August 27, 2011

110827 Kinda Down

There is a man in court in Ft. Worth who is trying to get his daughter back. His wife died while he was out of state, so her parents took the child and hired a lawyer. That was three years ago. He is still trying to gain custody of his own daughter! She is about 9 years old.

My in-laws have been upset with me since the divorce. Moon is old enough to be on her own if necessary. Her boyfriend's mom has an extra room. He moved across the state to go to college. What if they found a reason to take Agent? I don't think they will, and she has reached the age where the court ususally gives the child the choice.

This case reminds me of the time last year when I thought CPS was going to take my children from me. Grandparents are one thing, but the state? If they threatened, I instructed Moon to run away to friends or relatives. Agent would not have survived well in foster care. Those two girls kept me going after the crisis. Without them, I would have given up and died.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Yesterday, I went to see a friend with an disturbingly familiar story. She told me that of all her friends, I was the one who could understand.

Last week, her husband was caught in the midst of doing things that were illegal, immoral, and utterly stupid. Unlike Raymond, his response was to put a bullet into his own brain. That variation has given her situation both advantages and disadvantages when compared to mine. We discussed them, and decided that at least we had each other. Now, support groups make sense to me. I know what crazy emotions are tearing though her brain, and she knows I know!

We have been friends for 5 or 6 years, and met as SAHMs in a homeschool group. Our children are of similar age. Like Moon did for me, her elder daughter is trying to 'handle' everything. The younger ones act like nothing has happened, which is what Agent did. Her eldest is in college, and my friend plans to continue homeschooling the 12yo and 14yo. Texas law says that 12yo children can stay home alone while she works.

We joked that the world ended sometime last year, but our psyches simply have not processed the info.

"...That's the signpost up ahead - your next stop, the Twilight Zone!"

Monday, August 15, 2011

110815 Once Per Month Post (until I become established)

My children need me to earn an income in order to take care of them. Because no one wants to hire a 50-something computer programmer with skills 20 years out of date, I am starting a business with Herbalife. If you are concerned for health, I sell:

Weight Loss products
High Protein products
Skin Care Products

My online catalog is available at: www.bemaweightlossmall.com.


Friday, August 5, 2011

Writer's Block: Languages

What other foreign languages do you know? Which one(s) do you want to learn?

Español, si hablame muy despacio y claro...
Sometimes, I recognize some words in русский язык
I read and study in the Ελληνική γλώσσα
I read and understand Middle English and the King´s English. I even use educated language, but mostly I speak Texan.

I'd like to learn conversational Russian, Finnish, and better Spanish.