There, I said it.

Bipolar Disorder is a bitch.

Any given Sunday

Well, everything is pretty much not good right now. The stress of everything combined is killing me, almost literally. Rob leaves for Iraq on Friday, I am having a hard time with depression, and I just can't seem to keep my energy level up enough to get anything done. I have been neglecting my blog, because honestly I don't feel like being honest about everything just yet. Its a lot to admit to some of the things I'm going through. Enough complaining. I hope all have a good Sunday.


G.U.M Newsletter

Greetings Urban Ministry Friends! You are receiving this e-mail because you gave your e-mail address to us as a supporter. Please check out our website: www.greensborourbanministry.org to get basic information and to view our latest newsletter. At our website, click on What is Urban Ministry? Click News & Information. Click Fall Newsletter.
Would you be interested in helping Urban Ministry distribute William Mangum's Holiday Honor Cards at your congregation, business, or civic club? A Honor Card Coordinator Luncheon is going to be held Thursday, November 3, 12 to 1 p.m., in the Urban Ministry Boardroom, 305 West Lee Street. If interested, contact Crystal Mercer 271-5959x301 or mercer@guministry.org. by Friday, October 28. At the luncheon, there will be a drawing for a free limited edition Mangum print!
Please make plans to attend and bring your friends to the 14th annual Feast of Caring to be held at First Baptist Church, 1000 West Friendly Avenue. Drop in anytime between 5:00-7:00 p.m. for a simple meal of soup and bread. No reservations are necessary.
This meal, in the soup kitchen tradition, kicks off our annual operating fund campaign. We are requesting your 2006 Annual Pledge or Gift at this event. When you make a pledge or give a donation ($20 minimum) at the event, you will receive a handcrafted pottery bowl donated by local and Seagrove potters. William Mangum's 2005 Honor Card entitled "Homecoming" will be unveiled and made available for the first time.


The Congo

As an American woman, I am most proud of the things I am indeed able to enjoy in freedom-though we have a long way to go before we are truly treated equally. And also as an American woman, I am grieving for our sisters around the world at this moment. Especially our sisters in the Africa, and the Congo, being slaughtered like lambs in the fall. Raped like animals in the wild, and then left for dead. Our sisters, who are not yet even learning to walk, spliced open from rectum to vagina by hellish dogs of men. WHEN WILL THIS MADNESS STOP? When will WE as finally stomp our very uncomfortable high heel shoe down and scream, "NO MORE!!!!", so not another one of our sisters bleeds for mans lust. It sickens me to write this. It sickens me that the media has brainwashed us into living the same old "don't ask-don't tell" policy about rape, molestation, and abuse, but when it comes time to sell a pair of Nikes...welllll hold the phone! Then all of a sudden we're muscled, intelligent, strong, brave, AND sexy all on a good hair day! Well ladies, I'm here to tell you, no STRIKE that, I'm here to SCREAMMMMM at you. To PLEAD with you. TO BEG YOU. Before you die, God will smile upon you in you help your sister. Black, white, yellow, and olive...we are allllll sisters in this world full of "men folk". If you can go with a church or organization to a place where women and children are being especially persecuted, please go once in your life. Make that your family's Christmas present instead of all those plastic toys that they will never remember anyway. If you can donate, even just 5 dollars to the Red Cross, or Doctors Without Borders. Please consider. I have blinking banners to both sites here to make it easier to find. Thanks.



Hey guy-that-lives-next-to-Juan-that-works-at-the-Triad-Stage:

Have any idea where I can get a hold of your friend? (Whom I held hostage in the parking lot last Friday night...) No? Yeah, I didn't think so either.

This morning was pancake morning at my house. The kids and I ate in front of the T.V, and watched cartoons at about 6:00am. It really wasn't that bad because I didn't sleep well last night, so I was ready to get up when they were. Caleb's fall festival was canceled for tomorrow at GMS, and moved to next weekend. That is really good news for us because now Dan HAS to go. Well now that I'm on my fourth cup of tea this morning, I think I'll go spaz out in the shower. Have a good one people! WOOHOO FOR HERBAL TEA!




I feel completely worn down right now by the, "Cowboy Dan Divorce Show" that I can't see straight. Dealing with Dan is so stressful because he is such a snake. The kids behavior strictly depends on what kind of INSANE schedule they have endured the night before with him. So my days are pretty much at his mercy. I have to try to stuff them full of protein and fiber during the day because dinner with him is macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, or PB&J 4 nights a week. To drink is sugary chocolate milk all the time. Oh, and let me not forget all the soda as well. SOMEONE needs to give him a lesson in nutrition. If the kids end up with him, they'll be vitamin deficient in less than 6 months. Mark my words. I'm having the hardest time ever concentrating in school, and am already behind in psychology. I read the same paragraph over and over again, and still can't comprehend it. I've always had excellent reading comprehension skills, so I know I'm not ADD or something like that. Its just very frustrating...all of it. It seems like there is no end in sight to all this mess.