Monday, March 24, 2008

To religious homophobes everywhere...

I saw this posted on a thread on a board in response to someone daming homosexuals from a religious standpoint. I'm not sure where it comes from but it's bloody brilliant sp I wanted to share it.

'Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and I try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind him that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate.

I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the specific laws and how to best follow them.

a) When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord (Lev 1:9). The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

b) I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

c) I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness (Lev 15:19-24). The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

d) Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

e) I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?

f) A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an Abomination (Lev 11:10), it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this?

g) Lev 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?

h) Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev 19:27. How should they die?

i) I know from Lev 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

j) My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev 19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? (Lev 24:10-16) Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help.

Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging. '

and we all follow Gods word to the letter, don't we? Or does it only count if the people damned are Gay?

If Christ were on Earth he might be talking about Motes and eyes don't you think?

Friday, March 21, 2008

End of an Era....

I stopped breastfeeding Toby today. I've been meaning to do it since he turned one...but he got ill a lot and it was easier to put him on the boob in my bed when he woke at 6am than get up. But this morning he didn't wake up till 7 (probaby cos I gave him a dose of benylin when he woke up coughing at 4). So I took him downstairs with Oz and gave him his breakfast. He still spent a lot of the day with his hand down my bra but didn't attempt to feed (and believe me he makes it obvious when he wants a boob!)

Tonight I put Oz to bed for the first time in ages and Rob did Toby. Offered him some warm milk through a straw but he didn't want it. He read him a story and Toby has gone down like usual - no problem at all! I'm so surprised!

My boobs are a bit sore but that's to be expected isn't it. I seem to remember with Oz that it didn't last long but he gradually cut the boob feed down himself at about 5 months - just preferred a bottle unlike his bro....

So we'll see. Will I cave if Toby wakes up at 5am tomorrow? I don't want to.

I'm a bit sad. My last baby. My last boob feed. And since I didn't really plan it, I didn't know my last feed WAS my last one if you know what I mean - so I didn't appreciate it. I've had no problems breastfeeding - been really lucky - not a cracked nipple or mastitis or anything with either of them. It's why I've done it for so long with Toby. But I'd quite like my body back now. And to feel physically me again, not that my top part belongs to the baby. Who isn't really a baby anymore. I've got nothing against extended breastfeeding but it's not for me I don't think - can't imagine feeding a 2 year old.

And now I can save up and buy a bra that actually fits properly and supports the girls! So farewell that feeling. Farewell too to the biting and flailing arms that actually were quite painful! Bye bye boobs.....

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Catch up....


Again - no time for blogging.....where does it go? Sitting here thinking, I can't work out why I haven't.....I meant to blog last night but then decided to read the Mills/McCartney judgement because I am a nosey cow - and that sucked an hour of my life....

So - what have I been up to - things are ticking along here - Toby STILL isn't walking although he's taken a few steps. He's much faster on his hands and knees. And he's climbing anything and everything. Stairs are his favourite so if we go somewhere without a stairgate I'm constantly chasing him up and down.

Best thing recently? Last weekend we took a trip to Manchester to see the beautiful Zoe
and her family. I didn't realise though how far away Manchester is!! My only excuse is that I lived abroad a lot when I was younger and have never quite got my head around where major places in the UK are. I thought it was just near Birmingham. Didn't realise it was next to Liverpool! 6 hours drive! But totally worth it.

Had a lovely time - Zoe is the best hostess and her 2 boys....angels. Totally wonderful.
Here are the two littlies - Ted and Toby - new best mates.
Oscar fell in love with Alfie who is 6. Alfie was like the big brother he'll never have! They had a blast.
And the best thing? Zoe gave me a 2 minute makeover - showed me how easy it was to put a small amount of makeup on and make a huge difference to my self-esteem. I never wear makeup - but now I'm going to make an effort - make ME feel like ME again. And she gave me a whole load of tops that are too big for her - fitted tops - I tend to hide in baggy clothes....and I've been wearing them Zoe! And the makeup and have been getting some lovely flattering comments. And I'm walking a bit taller and feeling a lot better. A priceless gift from a wonderful friend. I'm so lucky.

In other news - we seem to be permanently broke - my shopping bill seems so much more expensive - petrol is insane...where does it all go? Thanks to Zoe I feel like I've got a new wardrobe now! But still....

I am fighting my craving for easter eggs. I want chocolate!!! Missed WW last week as I was at a work thing so have no idea how I'm's hard! I so want to stuff my face with crap....

Going on an Easter Egg hunt this afternoon - an NCT event - the weather looks horrendous but Oz is really looking forward to it. I'm hoping it won't last too long!

Hope you all have happy easters - eat an egg for me!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


When I was pregnant with Oscar - quite late into the pregnancy - I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. That's why (I think ) he was so big (9lbs 14). A year after he was born I had to have another test - and I had a "pre-diabetic condition" -my fasting blood sugar was abnormally high but I managed to process sugar ok. With Toby, I was prepared - from the moment I knew I was pregnant I followed a low-GI diabetic diet in order to ensure he was small and I could have a natural birth.

I had the GTT test at about 20 weeks and again had GD but this time really bad. I lost weight when pregnant - ate hardly any sugar or carbs (was told off by my midwife!) but I couldn't control my blood sugar. I had to inject insulin and I also seemed to have insulin tolerance as I had to inject TONS of the stuff - 2 injections full at a time to get enough insulin in me to keep my blood sugar low. It was amazing that Tobes was only 8lbs 4....I had to have an insulin injection throughout delivery (scheduled c-section) and therefore I was dreading my year later GTT....

I got the results today. NORMAL!!! Wahooo! I was convinced I'd still be in a pre-diabetic condition but almost certain that it would be worse than before I was pg with Toby. Instead it's better. Might be because I've lost 17lbs recently (and am still going) and am a lot more active than before (you try dealing with my 2 hyper kids!).

So good news. I'm so happy! Wish I could go and stuff my face with donuts but that would blow the diet!!!