Winterr's words

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

I am around here somewhere.

It's certainly been a while since I updated my blog, I have been away. It's summer break so things are all over the place. I'll update soon and read some bloggies when I get the chance.
In the meantime, behave yourselves.

Also a nice new blog is on my link list, welcome to View From the Pews blog.

And another thing to mention. All you people who changed your blog addresses, I have not updated you yet, but I will, I promise.
posted by Grace B at 11:03 AM 9 comments

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Happy Fathers Day

Fathers day is coming up tomorrow and I hope that all you fathers have a great day. Parenting is a busy and difficult task. My father passed away almost 6 years ago but I always think of him in a special way on fathers day. As well as God, our heavenly father.
My daughter and I are going to take Jonathan out for breakfast tomorrow (well he is driving).

Also, in my last post I wrote about the orphaned fawn. It is still out there somewhere, I don't know if it is alive or what, I heard it crying out yesterday but I could not find it. It's so difficult to see this sort of thing and not be able to do anything. I have spent a lot of time trying to help it by calling wildlife rescue and looking for it, leaving water and apples outside. The raccoons seem to be the only ones benefiting from it.
I hope it will come back, if it can even survive for so long without it's mother. It's 3 weeks old and my poor family have had to deal with an emotional me all week.

Have a great weekend all.


posted by Grace B at 11:13 AM 4 comments

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Orphan Fawns

*UPDATE: I am updating since writing this post, to write that one of the fawns has been rescued, the other one ran away, so I pray it comes back soon.
One of the great things that I have discovered while living here in Ohio is the beautiful wildlife. I have had the pleasure of seeing raccoons, groundhogs, squirrels, chipmunks and deer from my kitchen window.
Only a few nights ago I woke up to the sound of a crash, a mother deer had been hit by a car. Only days later her twin fawns appeared in our yard. I feel so sad for them, and I called a wildlife rescue phone number, they sent out a volunteer to try and take the fawn, but she could not catch them. They are about 3 weeks old and keep calling out for their mother, it's so sad. I have been praying that they are OK.
I put water out for them and the wildlife rescue volunteer put some special deer food mix out there for them (which the raccoons feast on unfortunately). I haven't seen them eat any of it, but they did sleep in our yard last night.
I'd like to hear from anyone who has come across orphaned wildlife in the past and what they did, and if the animal/s survived.

St.Francis of Assisi


posted by Grace B at 5:07 AM 6 comments

Monday, June 11, 2007

Those rides!!

Those big scary roller coaster rides give me the shivers. When I was 16 or so (who can remember age???) I went on a mini roller coaster called the "super loop" and it took you through a loop and left you hanging upside down for a while.
Well I screamed and cried out for the whole thing. My poor friend who sat next to me must have had an ear ache. Nothing was wrong with the ride itself, it's just that it scared me almost to death. And I swore that I would never ride one again. I haven't since.
Now my daughter is asking my husband if he can take her to a roller coaster park thing. I don't know whether I will let her go, it's just way to scary.
Now this story here has happened, and it's looking less likely that she will go. Maybe I am being overprotective, but they are so very scary.


posted by Grace B at 5:37 AM 8 comments

Friday, June 08, 2007

Kelseys myspace

Ever since I posted on Kelsey Smiths story (in case you don't know, she went missing and was murdered shortly afterward, sadly) I have had so many searches linking people over to my blog, searching for Kelsey's myspace page. I didn't have it to begin with, I only wrote about the dangers of posting your information on the internet. But for all those searching, her myspace page is right here

There you go.

PS, I wrote it in my previous post on this tragedy that if you use myspace DON'T let people know which school you go to or where you work on your profile. I notice that Kelsey had that information. That's very risky. Make sure your kids don't do this either.
posted by Grace B at 6:29 AM 6 comments

Soccer star responds to Gisele's anti-Catholic comments

In my last post, I wrote about how supermodel Gisele, voiced her views on the Catholic Church's teaching, in regards to contraception and purity, although, by what I have read, I doubt that she knows exactly what the Church teaches.
I did find a beautiful response to her comments by a Brazilian soccer star named Ricardo Izecson Santos Leite.
He said that “The Bible teaches that true love waits until marriage,"
Then he talked about his marriage: “If our life today is so beautiful, I think it is because we waited."
and about being chaste before marriage: "was important, as it tested our love."
If we taught more about love and not giving in to every desire right away, if we taught about purity, if it were made to be "in" or "cool" that would be the best STD prevention you could get. If everyone waited for their "one" person, there would not be so much sexually transmitted disease around. People who do go out there and have sex freely, are in need of protection against diseases, I know that. But what I am addressing are the ways we can think about changing the way we view sex.
I think more people should tell how they waited, I cannot be an example because I did not take any major Christian view on until later in my life, I grew up with Catholic parents, but they had no idea how to address purity, so it was never talked about. I had no Christian friends and read all the wrong magazines, looked up to so many of the wrong people etc. But when I did take on the Christian lifestyle, I waited. I met my now husband and we waited almost 5 beautiful years. It was great to show love in other ways. And it does make a big difference in your relationship, and there is also a big difference in how you feel about your body.


posted by Grace B at 5:11 AM 3 comments

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Gisele Bundchen

Supermodel Gisele has said
"Today no one is a virgin when they get married ... show me someone who's a virgin!" In her debate against the Catholic Church in regards to birth control.
Hello??? No one is a virgin anymore? Show her a virgin? There are many virgin examples out there, is she really serious? There are plenty of virgins out there, Gisele just may be too consumed with those who are not.
In her statement about abortion she stated: "If she thinks she doesn't have the money or the emotional condition to raise a child, why should she give birth?"
Well, it's not about raising the child, it's only about giving birth to the child, children can be put up for adoption to loving parents and good homes.
If a mother doesnt think she will have money or emotional condition, then she shouldn't be having sex and risking a pregnancy. And it is really about the life inside of the mother, not money and conditions.
Another thing she said: "It's ridiculous to ban contraceptives - you only have to think of the diseases that are transmitted without them. I think it should be compulsory to use a contraceptive."

The Church is not forcing it's beliefs or baning them, it wants to teach self respect and purity. It should be compulsory? Under what law should this be compulsory? The Condom and pills law or something? Everyone who has sex must use contraception? There are many sexually transmitted diseases which are transmitted even after using a condom. So should we just hand out condoms, and tell people to have sex with anyone they want, that intamacy is to be shared with multiple people,if you want as long as you have this condom you are ok even though you can still get and STD with them? What about purity, keeping clean, morals and self respect for your body?
What about the side effects and risks associated with the pill? And how it stops your body from doing what a normal womans body does, why treat the female body like a disease and not multiple sex partners as a very good chance of disease.
Well that's my rant and my opinion. I dislike it when people like this are role models for our children and young teens. Grrr!!!
PS I tried to find a picture of Gisele with her boobs in her shirt instead of hanging out and this is the best I could find.


posted by Grace B at 7:46 AM 9 comments


With all the sad stories in the news lately, I thought that I'd better post something a bit on the lighter side of things. Some of these were sent to me in email.

Here are some things that children had to say about when love happens between 2 people:

"No one is sure why it happens, but I heard it has something to do with how you smell ... That's why perfume and deodorant are so popular."
Mae, age 9

"I think you're supposed to get shot with an arrow or something, but the rest of it isn't supposed to be so painful."
Manuel, age 8

On ways to make someone fall in love with you:

"Tell them that you own a whole bunch of candy stores."
Del, age 6

"Yell out that you love them at the top of your lungs ... and don't worry if their parents are right there."
Manuel, age 8

"Don't do things like have smelly, green sneakers. You might get attention, but attention ain't the same thing as love."
Alonzo, age 9

"One way is to take the girl out to eat. Make sure it's something she likes to eat. French fries usually works for me."
Bart, age 9


posted by Grace B at 6:25 AM 0 comments

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Killing Babies


posted by Grace B at 8:21 AM 3 comments

Kelsey Smith

Find Kelsey from Kansas!

Missing June 2, 2007

*update, she was found and murdered, sadly. for those of you who have come to this page looking for her myspace address it's here
I thought I would add it since all the google searches for it are linking here.

Old story:
Lets hope that she is found and is well.
I must say that we should be aware of what kind of information we put online about ourselves, seems to give people the option of typing in where you work or go to school etc. I would suggest to people not to do that. Make sure you children and friends are not doing that, it's no strangers business.
I am not blaming the internet but I was looking at Kelsey's myspace page and it had the place where she goes to school and some theater where she worked. People please don't do that! That means that someone can wait outside of this area and find you, follow you and it is very risky.

Lord, I pray for the safe return of this girl and of all the missing.


posted by Grace B at 5:01 AM 3 comments

Friday, June 01, 2007


Jonathan has this calendar on his desk at home which has the "stupidest quotes ever".
Every day, you tear a page off and read stupid quote after stupid quote. Well, me being the not so interesting person that I am, likes this.
So I want to post one that made me laugh today (really it was for the 24th of may but we haven't been tearing them every day).

Tech support: OK, sir, we'll do a file search to find it. Can you please click on Start, then Find, then---

Customer: Don't talk down to me like that! I'm not and idiot--I know what I'm doing!

Tech Support: OK, sir, please Start, then Find to do a file search.

Customer: How do I do that?


posted by Grace B at 5:55 AM 7 comments