Choices..when does it become ok to sue for our own choices??

It seems almost daily I am reading about someone suing someone or something over what they believe as a personal wrong doing against them.  Today I read about 2 different suing scenarios and it made me angry!!  What makes these people think that everything YOU CHOOSE should accommodate your beliefs?  Here are my thoughts on this subject and while some may not agree, you can EASILY CHOOSE not to read them!!

First, parents of a New Jersey school aged child are suing the school because of the Pledge of Allegiance and the words specifically “Under God” because they are atheists.  The school does not require a child to recite it.  Second…the parents of a high school aged child in New York are suing the school because their son was sent home to change after wearing a shirt with a picture of a fire arm on it which is against the rules.  He then chose to come to school in a NRA (National Rifle Association) sweatshirt also depicting a picture of a fire arm and was suspended. 

Here’s a news flash for you…IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT OR DON’T WISH TO FOLLOW THE RULES, LEAVE!!!  There is always another choice.  What are you proving suing the school when you enrolled your children there KNOWING the rules.  What makes you so special that the whole state of New Jersey as well as New York should change what has been in place because you don’t like it?  Choose something else.

I detest Seafood….I don’t like the smell, taste or sight of it.  Am I going to sue my grocery store because they sell it laying there dead or crawling around alive waiting to be boiled???  No, I choose to not buy it and avoid that section or I will visit a whole foods store where it is not sold. 

I wanted something specific for my children and while I am forced to pay my school taxes, this does not benefit my children as they attend a private Catholic school.  Should I sue my town because I chose to send my kids to a private school and they want my tax dollars regardless?  Should I sue my school because they won’t allow my daughter to wear navy blue socks as the colors are green, white or gray as stated in the rulebook?  What is the difference? 

Do these people not have rules they expect to be followed in their homes? Do they not have rules at work or in their private businesses?  Do they agree with everyone they meet?  Do they expect everyone should do what they think is right?  Are there no other choices in the world for them to choose rather than give in to what they don’t believe?  Or is it they think everyone needs to follow their rules?  That is the question in my mind!!

I would love to hear others’ thoughts on this.

Quick Chicken Noodle Soup


Chance’s bowl for dinner

Whenever we have chicken breasts with the bone in I boil them for 20 minutes before we put them on the grill.  I save the water to use anytime a recipe calls for chicken broth.  It’s easy to put into any container and freeze and saves quite a bit of money in the long run.

Last week we had bone in chicken breasts and I saved one after we grilled it to make a quick chicken noodle soup.  We had great weather over the Easter weekend but are back down into the low 40’s for the next few nights so figured what better way to warm ourselves up!!

Here is what I used:

6 cups of homemade chicken broth

2 cups of water with 2 chicken bouillon cubes

one finely diced carrot

one finely diced stalk of celery and the leaves to boil in the pot with the soup

one finely diced onion

one nice sized bone in chicken breast pulled off the bone

one bay leaf

salt/pepper to taste

8 oz cooked wagon wheel pasta

Combine everything into a stock pot and boil until the vegetables are tender.  Put the pasta into a soup bowl and spoon the soup over it.

**note:  I do not combine my pasta into my soups as it becomes too soggy.  I always keep it on the side until we are ready to eat and add it then**

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Served with our left over dinner rolls from Easter and everyone is happy!!