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It's Been a Long Time

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on January 19, 2007 - 5:08pm

It's been a long time. I've started cooking...really cooking. So, all of my free time in the evenings (on the weekend) are spent trying new recipes. I never would have thought that I would have said I enjoy cooking. But I do. When I don't HAVE to. So, during the week we eat the leftovers of my wonderful creations I prepare over the weekend (wonderful? I'm not so sure about that).

I rely heavily on Betty Crocker, like my mom did. She hasn't let me down thus far. Except for the tragic evening I decided to make "Pepper Steak". Nay! Not good! It didn't help that my husband was an hour late coming home. I had to slow down the entire process which caused some of the problems. Anyway, I won't be trying that recipe again.

So, don't tell anyone. I like to cook! Holy Cow!

I listen to Sean Hannity on the way home most evenings. I think it was Wednesday evening he was talking about Dakota Fanning (sp?). I have no idea who she is, but apparently she is a young actress (13 - 14?) and her latest movie has a rape scene in it.

For those of you who do not know Sean Hannity. He is a very conservative talk show host and in the evening, he co-hosts "Hannity and Colmes" on Fox News.

Anyway, he was talking about how our society has declined so much that we allow a child to be exposed this way (the scene is fairly explicit). He then started to talk about young people who become famous when they are young and how it generally screws them up. As adults; they are so screwed up from the early fame that they end up in rehab and totally messed up. How once the taste of fame reaches the tongue, there is no satisfying the hunger for more. How they feel that the world revolves around them and they can't get enough of the attention. They come to believe what everyone around them makes them believe. They are No. 1, PERIOD.

So, that made me think about Josh and the fact that he still appears so very humble. It worries me though. Sean made it clear that parenting has everything to do about how these kids handle the fame and in Dakota Fannings case, the parents were not involved.

Josh has said many, many times that his parents keep him grounded. As he continues to become more and more popular, I hope that he can maintain that attitude. 99% of us do not make a difference as it relates to the world. We make a difference in our small little corner of the world (family, friends, work, etc.), but very few people get the opportunity to really MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Josh seems to have taken on that task with amazing energy and so have we as his fans. I'm not that much older than Josh (11 years...that may be a lot older...who knows)and if I ever had the opportunity to really talk to him, I would:

Tell him to focus. Stay grounded. Stay true to yourself. You are a fantastic person. Extremely talented, funny, smart and, I can only imagine, loving. STAY THAT WAY!

Alright. Stepping down from my soap box. Signing off for now to kiss my sweet little boy goodnight!

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