This Monday Musings comes to you on a Tuesday evening, because that is how things are going around here. Who is running things around here anyway? According to my blog stats, everyone gave up on me posting on time yesterday. Wise choice. I'd like to say that with all my planning and with keeping Sunday holy, I've peacefully eased into the Advent season and am on top of the game when it comes to planning for Christmas. Nope. One year it'll happen.
So, maybe if I declutter my brain, I'll have more room for peace and planning (and motivation for executing said planning).
~ O Christmas Tree ~
If you're looking for a fun Christmas activity to do with your little ones, and a ginger bread house requires too much dexterity for your little ones, check out the waffle cone christmas trees that my four-year-old niece made.
~ On Parenting ~
I once saw Jim Bob Duggar on the show "19 Kids and Counting" wearing a shirt that said "Parenting is not for the faint of heart". I thought it was funny, and quite amusing that he was wearing it... because he has 19 children.
That has nothing to do with the following. I just thought it was amusing.
I laughed when I saw this Huff Post article entitled "Nearly 25 Years of Fathering -- and All I've Got Are These 3 Lousy Tips" pop up on my Facebook news feed. Not because I don't enjoy parenting articles and books, and soak up parenting advice where I can, but because with all the "25 Tips to Parenting" and "10 Things You Must Know About Parenting" and "50 Things You Have to Know OR YOUR CHILD WILL DIE" articles out there, I just thought it rather amusing that he had 3. Three! I chuckled to myself and thought "Leave it to a guy to have only three."
As a daughter and a mother... that is some of the best tips I've ever read. Go read it.
If you're not a fan, like me, here are the 5 Best Ways to Survive "Christmas Shoes".
I came out of the bathroom the other day to find this:
I have since found him in there about 10 more times, and it has provided several hours of entertainment.
Here's an interview with my favorite Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia from October. It's incredibly entertaining. Our Supreme Court Justices have a huge roll in how the law of the land goes.
Here's the tag line (and the link):
On the eve of a new Supreme Court session, the firebrand justice discusses gay rights and media echo chambers, Seinfeld and the Devil, and how much he cares about his intellectual legacy (“I don’t”).
"Topless Argentinian Protestors" could have been the title for this piece of news but you won't find it in American secular news. Some women (topless, although blurred in the video) wanted to make some men pay for their crimes by spray painting the men's faces and "other places", writing on them, and screaming at them.
The men's crimes? Standing arm-in-arm, several men deep, and praying, to protect their local cathedral from the vandalism and violence that occurs in the village that hosts the monthly, government supported conference mentioned in the above link. The police did nothing.
In contrast, Iceland police killed a man for the first time. And what did they do?
Why He humbled himself and came in the form of a baby. A reminder to myself as I get stressed out about presents and decorations.