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Name: Carrie
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Hometown: Kent, Wa
Member since: Sat Sep 18, 2010, 07:34 PM
Number of posts: 322

About Me

I am a 44 year old woman, no kids, just getting my life back after 3 years unemployed....bought a house just before everything went to crap, and the rest of my homeownership story sounds exactly like everyone elses....bad loans, refi...HARP....underwater...cant sell, cant refi etc.... so I got a divorce and gave him the house....lol I\'m an atheist and raging liberal....I recently married a soldier who is much younger, and all over the map politically, having been raised in a very red state and very religious environment.... We live an alternative lifestyle and much of how and who we are must remain a secret from the judgemental and religious members of our families....but we are open about it with those we know will not judge us :) He and I are working towards buying a sailboat and sailing to somewhere in the south pacific to start a new stress free life...to live beautifully and naturally! :) 3 1/2 to 5 years from now...cant wait! we have two sweet little black kittens :) Formally they are named Sandy and Katrina because they destroyed the christmas village we had set up over the holidays lol but we usually just call them Big Kitty and Little Kitty...cause we\'re dorks lol

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Surrounded By Heroes, Made in America, Christmas brought to you by an atheist!

Cross posted here by request

Went to Ft Lewis last night...First time on a military base ever! My boyfriend needed to go to the PX (I wasnt sure what that was tho lol) First thing I noticed was that its like its own little city! fast food, gas stations etc.....apparently, people can live there and never have to leave....Movie theaters, bowling alleys....whatever...its all there....
Maybe this is all common knowledge to alot of people but to me, it was amazing!
I was also aware that I was probably politically out numbered, especially since he and I are a alternative lifestyle couple of sorts lol but I still knew...I was surrounded by heroes....and I was humbled!

but one of the most curious things was...in the clothing store store...the PX...everything...EVERYTHING was made in america! I was GLAD cause I think I would have been a little sick to my stomach if it wasnt...but still....how come I can go shopping and find barely ANYTHING made in america?

Anyway, after we left there, we went to my grandmothers house and picked up all here christmas stuff shes collected over the years...shes not going to decorate anymore and we wanted the stuff to stay in the family....so I added that truckload to the truckload of christmas stuff the ex hubby brought by the night before...so now I have two truckloads of christmas stuff extra trees and all! My boyfriend mentioned that his battle buddy and his pregnant wife dont have any christmas stuff yet...so I get to put together a christmas for them My boyfriend seemed amazed that I'm not offended by the existance of christmas.....he always is scared to offend me if he sings along with a christmas carol.....hes just a midwestern boy whos been misled about atheists...I dont hate christmas...I love it and to me its just a family holiday filled with folklore, I dont have to believe it to enjoy it....I only hate when someone says im going to hell or tries to force their beliefs on me....pretty simple really lol

he was raised by a cult pretty much....and politically hes all over the map lol...but...I'm getting thru to him a little at a time
Maybe Atheists arent all bad

Surrounded By Heroes, Made in America, Christmas brought to you by an atheist!

Went to Ft Lewis last night...First time on a military base ever! My boyfriend needed to go to the PX (I wasnt sure what that was tho lol) First thing I noticed was that its like its own little city! fast food, gas stations etc.....apparently, people can live there and never have to leave....Movie theaters, bowling alleys....whatever...its all there....
Maybe this is all common knowledge to alot of people but to me, it was amazing!
I was also aware that I was probably politically out numbered, especially since he and I are a alternative lifestyle couple of sorts lol but I still knew...I was surrounded by heroes....and I was humbled!

but one of the most curious things was...in the clothing store store...the PX...everything...EVERYTHING was made in america! I was GLAD cause I think I would have been a little sick to my stomach if it wasnt...but still....how come I can go shopping and find barely ANYTHING made in america?

Anyway, after we left there, we went to my grandmothers house and picked up all here christmas stuff shes collected over the years...shes not going to decorate anymore and we wanted the stuff to stay in the family....so I added that truckload to the truckload of christmas stuff the ex hubby brought by the night before...so now I have two truckloads of christmas stuff extra trees and all! My boyfriend mentioned that his battle buddy and his pregnant wife dont have any christmas stuff yet...so I get to put together a christmas for them My boyfriend seemed amazed that I'm not offended by the existance of christmas.....he always is scared to offend me if he sings along with a christmas carol.....hes just a midwestern boy whos been misled about atheists...I dont hate christmas...I love it and to me its just a family holiday filled with folklore, I dont have to believe it to enjoy it....I only hate when someone says im going to hell or tries to force their beliefs on me....pretty simple really lol

he was raised by a cult pretty much....and politically hes all over the map lol...but...I'm getting thru to him a little at a time
Maybe Atheists arent all bad
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