Sweet Perfection Wrapped in Chaos
craziness

So, we are getting married in 3 days, and nothing is ready…..

the kids’ rooms aren’t done… my living room looks like an apartment vomited in it…

and my youngest is only 7 weeks old… I am glad she is healthy, but she was 5 weeks early and it totally screwed up all of my planning… I was SUPPOSED to have 4 weeks to get her room done before she arrived while I was on leave… nope she came a week before maternity leave was supposed to kick in… I love her very much, but we were not ready… now I go back to work in about 10 days and there is so much to get done between now and then and i have to stop projects midway to take care of her and scold the other kids while daddy works… 

I am at the point where I CANNOT WAIT to get back to work… the craziness is killing me…. 

But I am really thankful that my true friends have been around to help me over the past few weeks… just a few more days guys…hang in there… I know I am trying to… 

zen1th:

This is a picture of the founders of Invisible Children.Joseph Kony is undoubtedly a cruel man, but lets look at some fun facts around the issue and the organization Invisible Children:The issue:-The LRA is only 250 soldiers strong at this point.-The LRA hasn’t been in Uganda since 2006.-Ugandan army and Sudan People’s Liberation Army are riddled with accusations of rape and looting.-US Africa Command has been trying to stop Kony for years, which only results in failure and retaliation from Kony.-To get to Kony you’d have to ultimately kill some of his army…which consists of children soldiers…..Invisible Children:-Only 32% of money raised went to direct services (if you support the issue you may want to choose a more worthwhile charity).-Their accountability and transparency is a 2 out of 4 stars on charity navigator.-The group is in favor of direct military intervention, and their money supports the Ugandan government’s army and various other military forces.- Foreign Affairs has claimed that Invisible Children (among others) “manipulates facts for strategic purposes, exaggerating the scale of LRA abductions and murders and emphasizing the LRA’s use of innocent children as soldiers, and portraying Kony — a brutal man, to be sure — as uniquely awful, a Kurtz-like embodiment of evil.”Military intervention may or may not be the right idea, but people supporting KONY 2012 probably don’t realize they’re supporting the Ugandan military who are themselves raping and looting away. Educate yourselves a little bit before supporting a particular nonprofit.Some good reads:http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/invisible-childrens-stop-kony-campaign/2012/03/07/gIQA7B31wR_blog.htmlhttp://visiblechildren.tumblr.com/http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/136673/mareike-schomerus-tim-allen-and-koen-vlassenroot/obama-takes-on-the-lra?page=showhttp://www.wrongingrights.com/2009/03/worst-idea-ever.html/http://chrisblattman.com/2009/03/04/visible-children/Not saying Kony isn’t a horrible person. Just thought people might want the entire picture before they support an organization.

zen1th:

This is a picture of the founders of Invisible Children.

Joseph Kony is undoubtedly a cruel man, but lets look at some fun facts around the issue and the organization Invisible Children:

The issue:
-The LRA is only 250 soldiers strong at this point.
-The LRA hasn’t been in Uganda since 2006.
-Ugandan army and Sudan People’s Liberation Army are riddled with accusations of rape and looting.
-US Africa Command has been trying to stop Kony for years, which only results in failure and retaliation from Kony.
-To get to Kony you’d have to ultimately kill some of his army…which consists of children soldiers…..

Invisible Children:
-Only 32% of money raised went to direct services (if you support the issue you may want to choose a more worthwhile charity).
-Their accountability and transparency is a 2 out of 4 stars on charity navigator.
-The group is in favor of direct military intervention, and their money supports the Ugandan government’s army and various other military forces.
- Foreign Affairs has claimed that Invisible Children (among others) “manipulates facts for strategic purposes, exaggerating the scale of LRA abductions and murders and emphasizing the LRA’s use of innocent children as soldiers, and portraying Kony — a brutal man, to be sure — as uniquely awful, a Kurtz-like embodiment of evil.”


Military intervention may or may not be the right idea, but people supporting KONY 2012 probably don’t realize they’re supporting the Ugandan military who are themselves raping and looting away. Educate yourselves a little bit before supporting a particular nonprofit.

Some good reads:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/invisible-childrens-stop-kony-campaign/2012/03/07/gIQA7B31wR_blog.html

http://visiblechildren.tumblr.com/

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/136673/mareike-schomerus-tim-allen-and-koen-vlassenroot/obama-takes-on-the-lra?page=show

http://www.wrongingrights.com/2009/03/worst-idea-ever.html/

http://chrisblattman.com/2009/03/04/visible-children/


Not saying Kony isn’t a horrible person. Just thought people might want the entire picture before they support an organization.

goodgirlconfessions:

Watching the video for the Kony 2012 campaign made me cry, made me angry, and made me want to support the cause… hesitantly.

Make no mistake, this situation is serious, these kids are important, and I do believe that Joseph Kony must be stopped.

But after watching the video, I was left with a…

kristynsays:

sassygay-moriarty:

Legitimate concerns, Mr. Reeves. Thank you for bringing them to my attention.

i love this cover…..