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STLAVONLADY Site Has Moved!!!!

3 Jan

STLAVONLADY has moved to it’s awesome, cool new home!!  Please come check it out!! 

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Hello and Welcome

2 Jan
To all my current and new readers. I am playing with the idea of moving my blog. Please be patient with me while I am making these changes. I am still playing with all the templates and not 100% sure where the home for STLAVONLADY will be. Where ever it is I hope you will join me. For now I ask for your understanding and patience.
All my contact information is still the same.  The new home of STLAVONLADY could be HERE.  For right now I have both blogs up and running.  🙂 

Has TLC gone BAD?!?

20 Sep

Tonight my husband, daughter and myself were watching the channel TLC which is normal for us.  There are several shows my husband and I enjoy as a couple and some we enjoy as a family.  Tonight we were watching Little People Big World, a favorite.  We are sad to see it is LPBW’s last seasons as we enjoy this show immensely. 

As we are sitting through some commercials we are talking and a commercial comes on for a new show called ‘Sister Wives.’  Are you kidding me?!?  TLC is airing a show about Polygamy.  I think this is just ridiculous!  The show is about one man and his three different wives.  They have 13 children among them.  It is about their family trying to be “normal” against a world that is against them and shuns their behavior and beliefs. 

I am sure this will get different reactions, but I feel it is wrong and should not be aired.  I understand families are made up differently.  Some have 1 mom and 1 dad.  Others have just 1 mom or 1 dad.  Yet others have aunts, uncles and even grandparents.  To me it doesn’t matter how a family is formed as long as the family is formed in love. 

What is God’s attitude toward polygamy? God is the one who brought marriage into the world. He made the first man, Adam (Genesis 1:26).   He saw that it was not good for Adam to be alone.  He then made a “wife” for Adam. Notice God did not make “wives” for Adam. If He had wanted Adam to have more than one wife, He would have made him more than one.  One was enough.  God knows best.

     Man in his different cultures has brought many ideas about marriage into the world.  Some of man’s ideas agree with God’s plan. Some of man’s ideas do NOT agree with God’s plan.  This is true with polygamy.  Polygamy is a “man-made” idea.  It is NOT in agreement with God’s plan for marriage.  Anything that does not agree with what God has done or said is sin.  God’s plan is one man and woman (wife) for life  (Genesis 2). 

Here is a clip and an insight to the new show.  Let me know what you think.  You know what my feelings are.  I know I do now want my daughter flipping the channels and coming across this show.  I understand there are worse things, but that leads me to wonder why add more to the horrible things our children see.

How Clean Is Too Clean?

16 Sep

As I stand at my sink cleaning my dishes and doing my normal routine of cleaning the counters and sink I am jolted back a moment by my actions. 

Does anyone else clean their sponge holder?!?  I quickly wonder this as I am deeply scrubbing the plastic holder that is suctioned to the side of my sink.  I feel it needs to be cleaned just as anything else.  It builds up dirt and grim and can carry germs too.  Right?  At this point I am not sure if I am looking for validation or still concerned that I am talking to myself.  Then as I am deeply scrubbing  I drop the blue sponge which is only used for dishes and NEVER used to scrub a counter falls into the sink.  Ah, dam!!  I quickly pick it up and oddly enough I feel I am ok since I have just spent 10 minutes cleaning the sink.  As I continue to clean the plastic sponge holder I continue to wonder, How clean is too clean?

Anyone who knows me know that I tend to be a clean freak.  I pride myself, or at least try on keeping a clean and germ free house.  I am appalled at the site of sharing food or a drink with strangers.  However, I am able to with my sweet daughter and loving husband.  Go figure!  I try to install these values on my daughter and at times have the bad habit of pushing them on others. 

Everyday as soon as my daughter gets home the first thing I have her do is wash her hands.  Why?  My thinking is who knows who or what has she touched.  I understand I can’t control everything, but I do try my best to keep her healthy.  She washes her hands before and after every meal as do my husband and I.  I believe this teaches cleanliness and responsibility. 

At times I feel my need for a clean and germ free environment has pushed off on Grace.  For instance, we were swinging and her flip-flop came off.  She quickly said “oh no I better get my shoe.”  I simply laughed and told her it was fine.  Do know how often as I child I ran around barefoot and I turned out fine.  Didn’t I?  I might cringe a little at certain things she does, but I must remember you can mix fun and be safe and be aware of germs too.  🙂 

Now, I will just repeat that last line and things will be alright……

Let’s Get Physical

31 Aug

How many of you remember Olivia Newton-John?  I had her  Greatest Hits record album back in 2nd or 3rd grade.  I have such fun, great memories from dancing and playing that record over and over.  I also remember how beautiful the cover was.  It was pink and could open to see a full picture of her.  As a young girl I thought that was pretty cool. 


My husband in I were waiting for the news to come on tonight so we watched a few minutes of Glee.  I have never watched a full episode, but it looks like a show that I might enjoy.  Right when my husband was getting ready to turn it I exclaimed, “NO!”  “Don’t turn it!”  He looks at me and all I hear is ah why?  Ok maybe I didn’t yell, but I was pretty excited for this next part.  That’s Olivia Newton-John singing and dancing! 

My husband of 10 years looks at me and says, “Who is Olivia Newton-John?”  I couldn’t believe it.  How could someone not know who she is?  I proceeded to explain all the movies she had been in;  Grease, Xanadu, Two of A Kind, It’s My Party and Sordid Lives.   And the beautiful voice which helped us love her songs she sang.  Still nothing.  At this point I had missed most of the performance of  the song “Let’s Get Physical.” 

Maybe Ms. Olivia was bigger in my eyes than others.  I know I was not the only girl singing and dancing to her awesome songs.  I remember having a sleepover and watching Grease with all my girl friends.  It is amazing how you can have a passion or interest in something and your friends, lover or even classmate has no idea who this person or thing is. 

I still love her songs and her movies.  To this day Ms. Oliva is still singing and has accepted countless awards for her passion, gift and love for the arts.  She also has been a long-time activist for environmental and animal rights issues.  This gives me motivation to go through some of my old boxes and find that record and play it for my dear husband.  After all I must share with him that special part of my childhood. 

That or just annoy him with some 80’s music!!

Win an Entire Hotel for One Weekend!

29 Aug


Right now, Hampton Inn is running the Hampton Chain of Friends Sweepstakes through September 4, 2010. Every day they are giving away weekend trips to 1 winner and 3 of their friends. And the grand prize winner of this sweepstakes will win an entire hotel for a weekend! That’s 100 rooms for 2 days…can you imagine the fun you could have with that?!

Just think about that for one minute.  An entire hotel filled with whoever you want.  How awesome would that be.  You could swim in the pool with all your friends, family, whoever you wanted!  No strange awkward people who make you unsure of even getting in the pool. 

What would you do?  Who would you invite?  Would you run the hall as if it was your own private home?  I would have a hard time saying I wouldn’t. 

It is super easy to enter the Chain of Friends Sweepstakes – learn more and enter yourself here.

If you won this sweepstakes, where would you and your friends go?

RFT is So Much More Than Just a Paper

29 Aug
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