Monday, January 19, 2015

Maybe Melancholy Monday?

"Oh the beauty of two hearts that beat with a perfect rhythm.
One person can catch the other's to match theirs to.
It can be a beacon when one of them is lost or scared.
But all it takes to ruin the perfect love story is one missed beat,
one heart out of synchronicity." (ESH 1/2015)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Savory Saturday! Easy Crock Pot Potato Soup

Easy Crock Pot Potato Soup


1 30oz. bag of frozen diced hash browns

1 32 oz box of chicken broth
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 package of cream cheese 8 oz and NOT fat free
3 oz bacon bits
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Put potatoes in the crockpot. Add can of cream of chicken soup, the chicken broth, half of the bacon bits, and salt and pepper. Cook on low for 8 hours or until potatoes are tender. Add cream cheese cubed about an hour before it is ready. Stir frequently over the hour to mix in the cream cheese.
When it is done top with bacon bits, cheese, and anything else you might like. I used sour cream.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Attempts at the New Years Resolution............


I have lost 4 lbs so far this month.

Communication between my husband and I has been improving, we are currently working on things as they come up.

Working everyday sucks, but the money is starting to come in and I was able to pay most of the vet bill off for when they had to put my dog down.

Praying that this last bit of information I sent my lawyer is the last and that I can finally get this damn bankruptcy done and over with.

Have been getting up everyday and saying today will be better than yesterday and so far it's been somewhat working.

I think I am losing my mind, but most of it's gone already anyways (ROFL, that's a good one!)

Can't wait to get my tax refund so I can pay off my bill for my car, get an oil change and any other work done and out of the way.

Also going to pay off my bill for my c-pap and get my cat fixed.

Thanking God everyday that I wake up and am still breathing.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sing-A-Long Sunday Milky Chance

Only took notice of this song because Z LOVES it!! Starts bopping his head every time it comes on, regardless of his mood. Now I love it!!!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Live and be yourself

**The views of the Eri do not necessarily reflect the views of the entire Sistahood**

So here's the thing, my mama raised me that love was love.  That everyone deserves to be loved.  Deserves respect and honor (unless they give you a reason not to).  The exceptions  to this "just love them" mantra are obviously adults who take advantage of children, men who abuse women, etc.  But those kinds of people are monsters, not humans.  So I'll say that all humans deserve love.  And I may be the most right-wing nut job on the planet but I guess I don't see what's wrong with MORE love in the world, MORE loving adults to raise kids who would otherwise be left abandoned somewhere.

"When I was at church they taught me something else
If you preach hate at the service those words aren't anointed
That holy water that you soak in has been poisoned" 
- Same Love - Macklemore & Ryan ft Mary Lambert

So you see, I'm struggling a bit with my church.  I don't think they're reading the same bible I am.  I'm reading the version that talks about how we're all sinners and we're all saved by grace and how Jesus loves all his children.  So if the argument against gay marriage is that they're "sinners" (according to many a right-wing-nut job, just not THIS one) then, no one gets to get married because we are all sinners.  I guess sometimes I just don't understand why a church has so much trouble with more love in the world, isn't that a running theme of the NT?  But one thing's for sure, this pretty Irish girl has never once been afraid to stand up for what she believes in.  So that's why I'm going to leave my little white wooden church and find a church that doesn't preach hatred.  Oh, I understand all the damnation stuff, the idea that unless we accept Christ, we're all going to hell because we're all sinners.  I agree there.  I just think if you're going to hate one sinner because of their sin, then you have to hate all of them because of their sin.  And I don't want to hate anybody.  I want to preach love, for all humans, to my boys.  If that makes me a monster in the eyes of my church (and I suspect my father), well so be it.  As I've said, I'm not afraid and I don't back down from something I believe in.  This is important and tickling my conscience right now because Stomp's old enough for a conversation about it.

A special thanks to the Jersey Mama who taught me that love is just love.  Let's not taint the bible with hatred and viciousness.  Let's not taint our children with either of those qualities either.  Or ourselves.