Saturday, August 14, 2010

Just Because It Needs An Update.

...and I'm tired.



I am Thankful For......
Family. Health. Friends. My Camera. Medication. Coffee. 800 thread count sheets. Disney World. Smiles. Remote controls. Fans. Air travel. Good people. The ability to shrug my shoulders & shake it off.

I am Looking Forward to.......
Florida in September. Florida in October. Florida in December. Moving to Florida in (???). Changes in latitudes & attitudes! :)

I am Missing......
my cousin. my grandpa. my grandma. my family. carefree days. sleep. "Full House." the ocean. my pre-kids body. my preggo belly. holding a newborn. good friends who live far away. our Honeymoon (can I press rewind for just a hot second?) my old metabolism. being able to do handsprings across the yard. the smell of a clean house.
-on a side note- I don't know how this post could be more contraindicating! haah! I miss my pre-baby body- yet I miss having a baby belly. I miss sleep but I miss holding a newborn. Hmmm... indecisive much?!?! :)

I am Listening To....
PANDORA :). More specifically, "Mellow Mood" by Bob Marley. And to be completely honest, I have "Dateline" on the tv. Annnnnd... I certainly can't leave out the pounding, singing and thumping that is coming from Maeves room. I am certainly listening to that.

What's For dinner tonight?
Applebees fo sho...SATURDAY NIGHT! :) I'm fairly positive nobody cares, but just in case you have stalker tendencies and you are dying to know... honey barbecue boneless wings, chicken wonton tacos and a few chips with spinach & artichoke dip will all be floating around in my belly. YUM. YUM. YUM.




AND... this is a super random question- but just wondering. Last night, while in Detroit, Ryan and I drove past a man (presumably homeless) who was holding a sign that said "Just Hungry." It broke my heart. I've seen many, many hungry, homeless people, but for some reason, this man just grabbed my attention. I told Ryan to run by a McDonalds to get him a burger, fries and coke. Ryan said, "Why don't we just give him 5 bucks?" I thought for a second and said "Well if I were "just hungry" I'd love it for someone to hand deliver food to me." Ryan said "ohhh babe." and we drove off to find a McDonalds. We got him a big mac- and I was so excited to swing by and give it to him. When we drove back to the corner, he was gone. And I was really upset. I have no idea why this upset me so much- I mean, I've seen lots of homeless people begging for food and I've just passed by. I don't know if its because we were on our way to fill our bellies with expensive Greek food and then "throw" 50 bucks out the window at the casino, or if I'm just getting really sensitive. Anyways I can't get the thought out of my head if we would've just given him 5 bucks... instead we were stuck with a big mac (that was dying to be eaten) which sat in my car, efficiently stinking it up. SOOOOOO my question is- (because, yes, this homeless man and my poor efforts at feeding him are still heavy on my mind) when you see homeless people on the corners of streets, by the highways, etc. Do you give them money? Do you give them food? What is your reasoning as to why you do or do not (do what you do)? Please tell. I am very curious.

and with that....

good(nap)/night. (its nap time for me & kids)

4 comments:

Angie B said...

I understand :)

deverna2004 said...

I could have written many of these thoughts.. :)
As far as homeless people, I buy them food too.. Hard telling sometimes what they'll do with the money.. :(

Kase and Jules said...

I love this post! Fun fun :) I have learned to kind of get over feeling bad for homeless people, I guess I have become a bit callused to it :/ Sad to say....

BUT my heart breaks when I see an elderly homeless person. How about my heart breaks every time I see someone elderly period!!

Dominica said...

I grew up for the most part in the Detroit and I remember crying as a kid seeing the homeless people or people with signs. You see it alot. My motto is give whatever you can. If I have it at that moment I give it. Some cynics argue that they're going to buy drugs with it etc....maybe, but the fact remains that you did what you could at the moment to help. The choice is up to them to make a wise choice with their blessing. You did your part....You tried...and that was nice...honestly, I'm impresssed.