Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Random Thoughts

Had several thoughts running through this sugar-soaked brain of mine this morning.

While I accept the fact that there are different attitudes and lifestyles out there, I just could not get a certain scene out of my head last night. In the E-book I finished last night, the young girl (21 yrs) goes to her mother and states she wishes to date both young men (twins) whom the small town generally frowns upon their special relationship with each other. The mother's response? "Sure...just go to the clinic and get all three of you checked out, and you on the pill."

What? No warnings? No, "I-don't-approve-but-I-can't-tell-you-what-to-do" speech? I don't think my mom would take it that calmly, nor do I think I would react that way.

Where does morality play into this? Yes, we should be tolerant of other people's choices. Yes, we should accept others as they are. But don't parents have the right to express their misgivings? I've been taught that we should love the person, and if we don't agree with their choices, make it known once. End of subject.

On my To-Do list:

-Bake banana bread
-Snickerdoodle and oatmeal raison cookies
-Take the donation bag to St. Vincent de Paul, so toddler will quit trying to wear his old shoes!
-Take summer clothing bag to storage, so the above child will also quit pulling out his sandals that he will be able to wear next year!
-Make a detailed list of all gifts bought so I can see which child I've short-changed this year...I have a sneaking suspicion it is the daughter...

I bought myself a gift yesterday. It was more ink for my printer! Now, when I print out my holiday newsletter, my websites will actually print, as Word caused them to be blue:) Oh happy all I need are more stamps! Too bad we can't print those out on the computer...hmmm...counterfeit stamps. Anyone else have that idea??

And lastly, got a call from a friend out in California last night. He said in southern California, the temps are dipping into the 30's at night. When I had asked how cold and he had hesitated first, I laughed after he told me and said, "If you had said 60 or 70, I was going to reach through the phone line and smack you!"

Speaking of the weather, we may hit 40 today. Quite a shock from our 62 yesterday...

Is anyone else having a good time with the 12 days of Christmas contest? I am:) And have already fired off my answers in the Christmas Carol contest:) The last two drove me crazy for a couple of hours, and then all of a sudden the rest of the lines came to me! And if you don't know what the hell I'm talking about, go to for the 12 days info, and and scroll down for the What's the Name of that Christmas Carol contest! Some of them I recognized right off the bat; others I had to search my memory.

And please, no hate mail for the lifestyle comments...I do have gay friends and love them dearly in a platonic way:)


Unknown said...

I want banana bread and oatmeal raisin cookies! That sounds so good!

As for the book I'm sorry when anyone is disappointed in any book. It is always so depressing to read the entire thing only to have one line, phrase, or plot turn ruin the entire thing.

Stephen King does that alot with his endings. Sweetie and I were talking about it last night. So many of his books don't end, they just stop. I decided it is because he has closure issues. That is also why his books are so long. He just writes and writes and writes and when his deadline hits he sends the book to the publisher. The book ends wherever he finished the night before.

But that is just one fan's opinion. Even though he does this I still voraciously read anything he releases. That is talent.

Hugs and Christmas!

Unknown said...

I agree with you Molly. I think though sometimes in the pursuit of churning books out a writer does not stop and think about what they are saying. My belief is love whomever you want and how you want just think of the consequences. Writers need to remember that

Molly Daniels said...

Didn't think of that this morning...proof I should drink more coffee and wake up a little before opening my mouth, er, fingers!