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Fight for Greg, Against Jana, and Kim, and Lindsay, and Charlie, and…

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Sometimes standing up for what you believe in puts you in the line of the opposer’s fire, depending on how you go about taking your stance. If you are kind and quiet, people tend to disregard what you have to say. If you’re loud and in-your-face, you’ll most likely be labeled crazy, irrational. So we must find some place in the middle, to logically present our opinions in such a way that everyone will hear and respect our point of view. Am I right? Well, that would be awesome if it were possible. But the fact is, no matter what you believe in and how humorous your presentation, someone is going to believe the exact opposite and it’s completely out of your control how they react to you.

Yesterday, Jesse Mahan of Mahan Home and Commercial Services in Round Rock, Texas, along with Jake Brydon of Generations Church and Heritage Construction, posted the following, a complete falsehood regarding myself, my daughter, and my son-in-law, on a political Facebook page, all because I left Jana Duty a comment about her campaign signs being turned backwards in Cedar Park. I’m not sure why Jesse would take so personally the fact that I reported her signs being tampered with. No, really. I have no idea why. It’s not like he was the one who tampered with them.

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Ten Things I Learned While In The NICU

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My daughter wrote this blog about her 28 days and counting in the NICU. I literally laughed until I had to take off my mascara with an industrial product because the mixture of it with my tears of laughter were burning my corneas. This is good stuff right here. What a great attitude she has, a new mom, sitting by an isolette day after day rather than in a comfy recliner at home with the remote control in her hands. She is making the best of the situation and Nealon is growing bigger and stronger every day!

Click on the link below to enjoy her latest blog!

Source: Ten Things I Learned While In The NICU

Oral Arguments Presented on Behalf of Greg Kelley

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Today was Greg Kelley’s last chance at back-peddling from his 2014 trial where he was convicted by a unanimous jury of super aggravated sexual assault of a child. His attorney, Keith Hampton, hopes his efforts were good enough to convince a panel of three judges in the 3rd Court of Appeals that not presenting all your facts at the original trial, nor in a sworn affidavit is grounds for a new trial. When questioned why he didn’t include his evidence, Hampton’s answer was that he wasn’t required to, and that if he did provide the evidence to the court they wouldn’t understand it anyway.

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Random Acts of Birthday Kindness

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Sunday, October 13th, is my dad’s birthday. He lives in Panama and we’re in Texas, so sending gifts isn’t always easy or affordable. Those who know my dad have undoubtedly experienced his kind generosity in one way or another. My dad has done anything from helping resolve some technical/computer issue, to purchasing items for someone or some organization in need, to volunteering to teach English lessons, visiting the sick in the hospital, and much, much more.

Because it’s difficult to even know what gift to send my dad, much less attempt to get it there, the kids and I thought a great way to honor him on his birthday would be to act like him for a day. We didn’t do anything life-changing, didn’t donate a kidney or save a kitten from a burning building. But I hope that what we did do made a few people’s day a little brighter, and I hope they return the favor to someone else one day. The people we chose today were not needy, at least not in a way that we were aware of. They didn’t look hungry, or sick, or even as if they were poor or homeless. We chose to do something very small for five ordinary people and I tell you, we had an extraordinary time doing it.

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A Mouse in the House

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Tonight my daughter told me there was a bug in our kitchen sink. She lied, it was a tree roach the size of a small mouse. He was lurking in the drain, waiting for me to leave so he could run around on my dishes and sneak inside the loaf of fresh bread. So I did what any fearless mom would do, I screamed, slammed a pot on top of the drain leaving a small enough crack that I could run scalding hot water and wash him down. Then when I was pretty sure he couldn’t have held on through the boiling current I turned on the garbage disposal. I expected to hear crunching and screaming from within the drain, but instead it was rather quiet. Now as I lay in my bed the realization hits me that that little sucker is probably stuck to the bottom of that pot just waiting for me to go to sleep so he can run around on my dishes…
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