Day 24 ~ The Playlist

Make a play list to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Post title, artists, and a letter.)

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This is going to be a short play list, two songs. Yes, two.

This is for my husband and I hope that he knows how much I love him.

These songs special to me in that the first one was a song that my husband always played for me before we were married and it was the song we danced to at our wedding. The second is the song that we danced to last at our wedding and I love them both.

Amazed – Lonestar

At Last – Etta James

Day 22 & 23 ~ I wish…

Day 22 & 23 — Something you wish you had and hadn’t done in your life.

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I’m combining these for a couple reasons. One… I’m starting to get tired of some of these posts and two… I bet you are too! I never realized how long 30 days really was till I started this! Geesh… it’s a hell of a long time when you’re keeping track of it!

I have no regrets. Now that’s not to say that I haven’t made a lot of mistakes in my life, because I have. But if it weren’t for all those mistakes then I wouldn’t be where I am today and I think I’m in a pretty good place.

Yea, I wish that I had done what others had… gone to college, met a guy, got a job, got married, kids, career, and all that stuff. But things happen for a reason and I was meant to learn something in my life.

I love my husband, my kids, family, and friends (online and off). They’re an amazing group of people who are always there for me no matter what and I wouldn’t change that for anything.

Is there something that you wish you had or hadn’t done?

Day 21 ~ The Accident

Day 21 — (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?

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This is a situation that I can’t even imagine and it’s something that I never want to live through either.

I’m sure that I’d feel sadness, regret, and fear. I’d be wondering if I’d have the chance to make things right again, to apologize, and be the type of friend that they would want.

As soon as I found out about the accident I’d be there at my friends side in the hospital, holding their hand, and apologizing. I would do whatever I could to help my friend recover, because I’d feel that the accident was my fault.

It’s hard to put yourself in a situation or sympathize with someone if you’ve never been in that situation. You just never know how it will affect you and what you’re reaction will be.

Has this happened to you or someone that you know? What was the reaction?

Day 19 ~ Religion and Politics

Day 19 — What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?

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Well, these topics sure are starting to get interesting!

First of all I am going to say this just once, religion and politics do not mix. Ever. They’re like oil and water. And because they don’t go well together I’ll only write about one.

I have a lot of thoughts and opinions about religion and I should tell you that I am not a Christian and don’t follow any prescribed religion.

I find that in religion there is a lot of hypocrisy, condemning, confusion, and stories of fantasy. Now, while I don’t doubt that some of the people from the Bible existed at some point what I do doubt is the things they supposedly have done. I also consider the Bible to be more of a work of fiction because of all the versions, changes, and because of things that get lost in translation.

I have a hard time believing everything about the Christian religion when much of it is based on the Pagan religions that were around before it.

I don’t think that one religion is superior to another. I don’t think that believing in a particular religion will make you a better person and I don’t think you can pick and choose what parts of your religion you’re going to follow and then simply ignore the other parts because they don’t apply to you at the moment.

I don’t expect to win friends with this post and on the same note I don’t expect to lose friends either. This is simply my opinion and while I respect and understand others points of view I would hope that they would do the same for me.


I felt that I should update this after talking to my husband a bit.

You see I didn’t mention other religions that are out there and this is because I don’t know enough about those religions to intelligently hold a conversation about them. This is not to say that I know nothing of them, just that I know to little to make a judgment call.

I respect a person’s choice to believe whatever they want and to go to the church of their choice. In return I only ask the same.

Respect and tolerance are extremely important in this world and a little would go a long way.

Day 18 ~ Gay Marriage

Day 18 — Your views on gay marriage.

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This post may not win me to many friends but then again it might. Who knows!

I believe in and support gay marriage 100%. I believe that everyone has a right to happiness and it shouldn’t matter who it’s with.

Marriage isn’t required for long, successful relationship but there are many who want it and they should be able to plan that beautiful wedding they’ve always dreamed of. They should be able to look into the eyes of the person that they love more than anything else in the world as someone announces them married and know that life is perfect at that moment.

I have long wondered why people are so vehemently against it. I just do not understand it at all and most of all I don’t understand the hate and violence against someone who wants the same simple right that many take advantage of.

Marriage isn’t about health care benefits, who gets what in a will, or makes the decisions when your significant other becomes seriously ill. What marriage is about is building a life long relationship with someone you love. Building and sharing a life with the one person who you don’t want to ever be without.

Marriage is love, patience, friendship, compromise, understanding, forgiveness, and openness.

Yes, marriages fail and it doesn’t matter if it’s a gay or heterosexual couple. But that’s life and sometimes things happen.

So, yes. I support gay marriage without a doubt.

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Day 17 ~ 30 Days of Truth

Day 17 — A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.

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I’m going to be honest with you. I have not read a book that has changed my views on something and this is simply because all I read are fiction books. Nothing overly in depth, life changing, or anything like that.

I read for pleasure, to get away from it all, to relax, and have some quiet me time. I know that I should probably read something with more substance once in a while, but I don’t. I may have to check out the books that Jill from Single Mom on a Budget and The Mad Woman from A Diary of a Mad Woman though. They wrote pretty convincing posts!

Day 16 ~ 30 Days of Truth

Day 16 — Someone or something you definitely could live without

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There are a lot of things that I could live without and many of them are things that I can’t change.

  • War
  • Hunger
  • Poverty
  • Fake people
  • Mean people
  • Fear
  • People who are full of themselves
  • People who are our for themselves only
  • Bigotry
  • Hypocrisy
  • Racism
  • Abuse
  • Intolerance
  • Injustice
  • People who drive like idiots
  • Inequality
  • High gas prices
  • Long lines
  • Teachers who are mean & make students cry (this happens at my daughters school)
  • Michigan roads – they suck!
  • Construction season – this is where they “fix” the roads from April/May – November here in Michigan
  • Bugs

The list could go on and on!

Did I miss something? Is there something that you would add to the list or is there something you believe doesn’t belong there?

Day 15 ~ Something I can’t live without

Day 15 — Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.

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I admit that this post is really late. But in my defense I started it really early this morning and then I saw my awesome friend Jill’s post. And I was all, NOOOO!!! Yea, once again our posts are the same! This seems to be happening a lot with this 30 Days of Truth series, but that’s okay because we’re learning more and more about one another and how similar we are!

So, something that I can’t live without.

Diet Coke.

Diet Coke and Mentos geyser.

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I love Diet Coke. I drink it daily because for me and Jill it’s our form of coffee. I can’t speak for Jill but I don’t like coffee at all.

I’ve been trying to be good and just drink one a day and so far have been doing really well! I’ve cut back (not giving up) on the Diet Coke and have increased my water intake. And before you ask, No it’s not a huge vat of Diet Coke that I drink as my one a day!

So, tell me what is something that you can’t live without.

Day 14 ~ 30 Day of Truth

Day 14 — A hero that has let you down.

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This may be a hard one.

Dear Mom,

First I have to say that I love you and I know that you’ve done your very best to raise us. And I also know that in your own way that you love us dearly, but what at the same time I think that you’re selfish.

This may be harsh, but often the truth can be harsh and hurt.

I realize that I am an adult and all that but I want my parents in my life, in my childrens lives, and just to be there. Now maybe I’m the one that’s being selfish. But I feel that you’ve let me, my siblings, and your grandchildren down.

You’ve seen your grandson exactly one time in his entire life and that wasn’t until he was 5 months old. You never talk to your son or his children. And why? Because you’re being stubborn and the reasoning behind it is absolutely, without a doubt childish. On both of your parts really.

I call and we talk for a bit, but it seems superficial at times, and if you don’t answer I leave a message and of course you rarely return my call.

I don’t know what to do to change this or make it better, but what I can say is that it hurts me and while I can’t speak for my brother & sister, or your grandkids I think that it probably hurts them as well.

In the end it will be you who will be missing out on so much. You have incredible grandkids who won’t have those special memories of time spent with their grandma like I did.

You’ve let us down and maybe I just need to let it go and move on.

Love ~ Your Oldest Daughter

Day 13 ~ 30 Days of Truth

Day 13 — A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days.

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Aaron Lewis….

What can I say? There’s just something about your voice that can make a bad day good again. Smooth, mesmerizing, and downright sexy are a few good words to describe your voice.

I’ve been a fan for as long as I can remember and have enjoyed seeing you in concert. Small venue is the best!

Thank you for getting me through some crappy day (especially at work).


Now, for those of you who don’t know who Aaron Lewis is shame on you! He’s the lead singer of Staind. Take a listen to one of my favorite songs.