Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Random Tuesday Thoughts - Paintings and Weddings

It's been a short bit since I've participated in Random Tuesday Thoughts, hosted by Stacy Uncorked.  Never fear, I've got a lot of randomness this week!
My son, Logan, has been taking art class in school.  I never knew him as the artsy type, and he's really never showed any interest in the subject.  As an elective credit, he chose to enroll in Art this year.  The dear thing presented me with a canvas painting the other day.  As you can see, it's three crosses in front of a sunset.  Not too shabby, if I do say so myself.
I know it's somewhat old news but I made it a point to vote in this year's election.  I wanted my voice heard on who was President and who made it as local sheriff.  This year's debate has caused quite the friction between people, even after it's all said and done.  

Everyone has a right to their own opinions and I'm not here to debate.  But it pisses me off when I've seen and heard people declare that they will "unfriend" those who don't have the same views.  As someone who has the right to vote, it's my flip-flappin' business who I voted for.  I can agree to disagree with those who don't have the same views as me.  But I'll be darned if I'm going to be put into a corner and told that I better vote for a certain person or I can no longer be a person's friend.  I don't play well with dictatorship.  And if all it takes is a differing opinion to "unfriend" me, then don't let the door hit you in the ass.
For the last four years I've participated in Operation Christmas Child.  I get giddy shopping for a child and imagining  the look on their face when they receive the box of gifts.  This year I picked out presents for a girl in the 10-14 age range.  Our church alone collected over 500 shoeboxes this year.

Sometimes teens aren't overly complicated.  They can get excited over the simplest things too.  Like a gruesome teddy bear mask bought on sale for $1.49 at Kmart.
Fingers crossed, big things may be on the horizon for my husband.  He's been at the same job for over 13 years but was recently selected as a person who the church wants to work for them.  As long as the bigwigs okay it, Jason will be starting a new career path.

Mr. and Mrs. Ty and Jackie Lopez

Saturday, I attended the wedding of a couple who we met in church.  Jason went with me to the church wedding, and Adam was my reception date.  It wasn't overly fancy (and didn't need to be!) but it was a nice, relaxed day and I'm very, very happy for the couple.

Good thing Adam's so easygoing.  I didn't have to argue or whine when I asked him to go with me to the reception last minute.
What's your randomness for the week?
Have you ever participated in Operation Christmas Child?


Peggy said...

I participated for the first time in the Christmas Child. I loved the feeling. I am getting my granddaughters to each fill a box next year. I want them to understand the season of giving more than getting.

mail4rosey said...

I am manning the table for Operation Christmas Child Sunday morning and afternoon after each service. :) I agree about the election. Hurrah for kids who go to receptions with their mom. And big congrats to your husband!

An Apel a Day said...

It's so sad about the political stuff. I would never unfriend someone because they think differently from me. My in-laws would. It's caused some separation from us for sure.

Theresa Mahoney said...

We adopt 2 teens each year. We volunteer at the Angel Tree booth at the mall and it seems that the teens are always the last ones picked. I don't know why. To me, they are the easiest to shop for. The girls just want hair accessories, nail polish, makeup... Beauty products mostly. So easy!

The political stuff is ridiculous. I can't believe how petty some people are acting because their person didn't win!