2023-11-09 - 9:12 p.m.
I am tired.
It is not really ever any BAD thing
Not that mind too much helping a friend.
OR are something that if the person directly asked ahead of time they knew was a chance they would get a NO
And they want to just ask for HELP and forgiveness for putting their friend(s) out LATER
It gets tiring.
Cause yeah I love my friend,
And the thing is
Kinda like when my boyfriend suggested maybe my kid would prefer not to have to go to his family for Thanksgiving,
the hidden agenda.
To be honest he is actually I think not worried too much about Thankgiving ( I hope)
I am not worried in the least, for him or my kids or me AS honestly I am looking forward to meeting his family.
SURE they are Christian.
He may forget that sometimes....we progressive Christians are received differently it seems BUT the thing is
There is not much difference.
I know some think the religious right are so evil. I mean there is a caricature which I think can be viewed based only on the single issue.
But really, unless his family is like the few awful ...
oh wait... I am thinking of the awful priest who was so homophobic that he had to reiterate in EVERY darn sermon "Marriage is between a man and a woman" ...
yeah I guess I can understand the worry.
I get it.
Conservative Christains sometimes just don't GET IT when it comes to empathy for others who are different from themselves. They might not be able to wrap their mind around existance of trans Christians for example.
I bought this book and thought it was pretty good
I gave away the best book I read on raising a trans kid but can't find it--
OH wait it was on raising a trans AUTISIC kid...
IT is SO Good that I felt compelled to donate it to the organization in my area that works with homeless teens.
Certainly higher % among homeless teens than among the general population! And if just gay teens; on the LGBTQ spectrum; or nurodivergent but not autistic spectrum the book will also have some wisdom which still applys!
It was by far the most helpful book I came across in raising my teens.
AH So I have to understand the reason my boyfriend would be nervous about introducing me , his love, to his very conservative Christian traditional family.
I have anything BUT a traditional family.
But the thing is
To know my kids is to love them ( for the most part. One makes it hard to know them, but used to be lovable and I hope allows self to be lovable again. But for the one exception - the kid who pushes others away just now, that is...)
I am sure we will all really enjoy Thanksgiving! I really do look forward to it.
Want to read more news reports ( which are credible???) but have work to do, and a pie to make today. - 2023-11-22
Took care of health today. Got my covid booster too. - 2023-11-20
Best to the kid on West Coast. HOPE the kid REALLY DOES have job ( said they did but refused to give details- but not communicating is their norm with me.) - 2023-11-18
Long day. Needed this break before continuing work. Its highly detailed and I have to get this deliverable out in AM. - 2023-11-16
A fun fulfilling day of work. Time flys when having fun. ( I like work- thus one reason a workaholic!) - 2023-11-10