Those of you who read my blog, know that I am leaving this Wed. So I am putting the Blog on hold for 2 weeks.. or there abouts. I should be back here about March 1st.
I might put up some pictures… and if I take my laptop with me, I might post some pictures from Hawaii…. But for the most part, I am leaving all the stuff behind…. Couple shorts and tops and my camera. Been packed for a week. Carry-on has been packed for a couple of days.
Misty is going to have a 10 day play date with a friend. And all should be good.
So you all be good while I am away. You bloggers keep up the good work and I will read you when I get home… Those who go to the Blogfest in Cda, have a good time… and I won’t lie…I won’t be thinking pf you all.. lol… with all the kids and grandkids, I think I will be a little busy.
Also hoping I will come back refreshed… and able to think about blogging again.. as I will be deciding by March 5… Is 5 years enough or do I have more left in me.
Every year at this time of the year, Men are held hostage.. What are you going to do to prove your love for me, Question. is it candy, cards, maybe dinner or are you required to buy a gift too?
Why is this? Seems like a commercial reason to me… after all if you have to buy a gift then you are not getting it.
It is about love… it is something you should be doing every day. I guess I can understand a card, flowers, candy for a guy who is courting (don’t know what the new word for that is) and needs to make points. And as we use to say, he is to new to the relationship for gifts.
But husbands, long time lovers, sorry, I feel for you. You are there every day, All year long, and if you are doing it right, your gal knows you love her. So a nice card and flowers are all you need..but you shouldn’t be doing because a commercial says you should. You should have been doing it when you thought about it.
There is little to no pressure but on the women. She mainly gives a gift or what ever, because she feels if she is going to get something, she better be nice and give something.
See in our house, I Love You Day, is everyday. I get flowers for no reason. Just because he saw them and he thought I would like them. Or he saw I was having a rough day and he wanted to make me smile.. I flat out refuse to have him be robbed at this time of the year. Dozen roses can be had for $9.00 (some times less) but at this time they are $30 and up.
So to you all… on Sunday…. HAPPY” I LOVE YOU” DAY!! May it be enjoyable, then practice it everyday.
I am having a heck of time to keep my mind On target… see the countdown is now 7 days.
7days from now, we will be on the road. Oh, please weather, hold like you are… And then 8 days from today, we will be up in the air… Meaning all of us… for 6 hours.. (note to self..bring books). And at the end of the day, we will be in 70+ weather… SUNSHINE…
So it is hard for me to stay in the old routine. And my blogging is going to Hades in a hand basket. Also I have my 5th anniversary coming up in March. And the decision of, do I want to continue on.
So here I sit, looking out at the overcast day of 38 degrees, dreaming of looking out the open windows to see the ocean and feel the sunshine. No wonder I am not on target… I have to go and make a list of what not to forget.
With opening the doors to Corporations being able to give campaign money, I can’t see any good of this.
How did the court find that this was a stifle of freedom of speech? I don’t get that… this was not talking that they would be liberating…but money. There wasn’t anything saying they couldn’t talk and have done so.
But what I do see is triple play here. Now they have a third voice. The first one is the people who work for those corporations/unions have the right to vote as they see. (and sometimes those corporations will lean on those employees).And sometimes there are unions with in a corporation, so there is a double deal right there… The second voice they have is thru the lobbyist. And now third, they will have an opportunity to throw money at any candidate or cause they want.
What I find disturbing about this is… the money will flow even more across state lines. New York corporations who want a say in Idaho or Iowa or where ever. Bring in Senators of their choices in other states to have laws taken away or put in service for their benefits.
I do not view this as a good thing… and for the life of me I don’t understand how the courts thought it would be.
I have my blog comments connected to my email. So if some one comments on my blog, it goes into my email. Even if they comment on an old post. Which happen today. There was one from a year or so ago. So I went to read my post to see what it was about it, and how it connected to her comment. The weird thing is when I go back to an old post, especially if it is one that is years ago, I am surprised that I wrote it. I know I did, but it is still a surprise that I did. I wonder if other bloggers have the same reaction. It is like I wrote it and then detached from it.
How many people find it odd that they are still running the June 17,2009 announcement about the coming of digital tv. And to call if you have questions. What I find odd about it is..... if you can read that .. then you must have either a digital tv or you have the converter. Other wise you couldn't read it to get the information they want you to call about.
And yesterday was a reminder of how the name of Palin still pulls at people. On Facebook, a person put in his status, the question of ........ Am I the only who's teeth grind when they hear Sarah Palin speak? The fact that this woman could possibly hold a major public office one day makes me cringe. Thru the night it pulled over 79 comments (unusual for Facebook comments unless it is a commerical site)of both sides. With the Sarah lovers a little more heated, and the others bewildered by their thoughts. Seems like Sarah is the Liberace of the politics. What was the saying? He laughed all the way to the bank? Same can be said of Sarah.
Why is it we start throwing money at these problems? I understand why we send supplies. But money? And even if we are sending money to Red Cross, (I still don't trust them) ... why do we send money to Haiti or Louisiana after a while? We just throw the money at it. And by the way, how come the Bushes both of them, and Clinton are drumming up money? Where is theirs? They can afford it a lot better than we can.
Now there are stories coming out of Haiti about government and UN stockpiling the supplies, and waiting? Waiting for what? Also stories of black-marketing.
The little boy who sends his piggy bank money, the kids who do car washes, the people who are standing in the middle of the road with boots asking for money for for Haiti, aren't doing this for the officials to stockpile.
As much as I hate to say maybe Rush is right. (I think I am getting sick to my stomach) but maybe we should not be sending money to Haiti but to the hospitals here who are sending over Drs. Give them the money to buy the supplies to take with them.
Some quotes... that sadden me..... Let them eat cake.. Said about the poor of Ireland I believe, if history serves me right..
S. C. Lt Gov running for Gov. quoted his grandmother who he said... told him not to feed the stray animals "You know why, because they breed. You're facilitating the problem if you give an animal or person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don't think too much further than that. So what you' be got to do is, you have got to curtain that type of behavior. They don't know any better... " He repeated this recently... and he wants to be Governor. God, help the people of S.C.
In this day and age, you wouldn't think people still think this way... We have come a long way, but not far enough. I don't care which party you are.. it is true on both sides.
I read this in Leonard Pitts Jr.'s column... which he ended with, "One hopes Andre Bauer's words will provide a wakeup call.. in South Carolina and elsewhere..for people who have been down too long and fooled too often, that it will encourage them to organize their votes, raise their voices, push their issues into the public discourse. In America, one is invisible and powerless only so long as one choose to be.. And the Bauer's of the world need to know... sometimes stray animals bite.
This all reminds me of the saying of WWII ... . First the Nazis came for the Communists; and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews; and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. When they came for the trade unionists I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a trade unionist. And when they came for the Catholics I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me... and by that time there was no one left to speak for anyone.Attributed to Pastor Martin Niemoeller
AS LONG AS YOU HAVE A MOTHER..... you will always be a kid.. My mother send me a graffiti cartoon with this on it. I was about 40 years old at the time.
My first reaction was, yeah, right. But the more I thought about it, it is true.
Think about it. No matter how old you are, your mother still thinks of you as a kid. Even if she doesn't say so. And she still can push the buttons, like she did when you were a kid. At least mine could.
Now that I am on the top side of this. Top side? Meaning the mother and old... do I treat my kids (opps, I guess I think that way)... like kids. I sure hope not. I think I would be a little hurt if they thought of me like that. As I don't try to make them feel that way. In fact thru years, I have slipped up and did the deed... but then went back and apologized, and told the child, that I was wrong... it is their life to do what they want to do with it. They are adults now.
And actually they have done very well with it. Every time I have mentally second guess them, they have pulled thru quite well, without my help. That is one of the reasons why I am so proud of them.