Saturday, November 22, 2008



If anything is going to go wrong, it happens when you are getting ready to go on vacation. Jim changed the oil in the car.....oops seems there is a leaky water pump. Got that fixed. Now there appears to be water dripping from somewhere that he thinks might be the radiator. So it is back to Mr. Fix It to check it out and replace it if needed. He is balistic with there being time to get it fixed for our leave date.

I was chugging along thinking I had better start checking out my clothes to see what to take. My biggest worry was did I have enough decent underwear for 8 days away from home. I took care of that by buying a new pack. So I am basically ready to go.


Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Holiday Season is going to require prescription drugs, or large amounts of Liquor

Charlie, our Maltese will be a year old November 20, 2008. I do not think that magically on his birthday, he is going to stop being a puppy. Sometimes he is so good, but when he is bad, he is very very bad.

I have bought him a toy. Today we got a sweater for him 2 times, well size XS which Jim said to begin with would be to small. We discussed the exchange and he thought he should have a med instead of the small I was going to move up to. When I got in the store my mind went blank and bought a size is to small. I am going to wait until the store forgets who I am before I go back and get a medium. Evidently it is very hard to get your dog a sweater. I do not know why I thought it would be easy, as it took me 30 minutes to pick out a toy for his birthday.

I can see I am going to have to begin immediately to Christmas shop if I am going to find the perfect toy for him.

I certainly hope it does not get this intense shopping for the grandkids and great grandkids. I hear there is a shorter shopping time between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year

I am thinking I may need crisis intervention about Dec 20

Maybe I can take him to a doggie fashion show..................

my puppy Pictures, Images and Photos

Friday, November 14, 2008

Never Let Them Convince You To Drink The Punch


In 1955 a charismatic preacher from Indianapolis, Indiana founded the People's Temple. Jim Jones led his followers to California and eventually to Jonestown, Guyana where on November 18, 1978 he led over 900 members into the largest mass murder-suicide ever.

I remember the horrifying news footage of the event. It was so hard to understand how one man could have that kind of influence over his followers. After 30 years, I still cannot fathom being so controlled by another human being.

Cults can do amazing things. Jim and Tammy Faye Baker led millions of people to part with their money to save their souls, and allow Jim and Tammy to live in luxury.

Jimmy Swaggert fell from his pulpit from his weakness with women, and
Ted Haggard stumbled with his weakness for muscle men

The 30th anniversary of Jonestown woke me up to remembering a few of the many who have fallen

I have always had a nagging feeling that religion can be hazzardous to your health.


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Get Ready, Get Set, Change........

I am excited about change and new beginnings. Groceries cost more, gas goes up, down, and probably up again. My income stays the same, but my health insurance goes up. Unemployment is up, more people are headed for losing their jobs.

With the change in Washington, perhaps we can hope things will improve. The past 4 years of the last eight have been especially discouraging.


I will be looking forward to health care programs, jobs, the banks and lending institutions getting back on track lending money on terms that people are able to pay back.....Change now needs to come from the top down.


I will be waiting for a new beginning.....

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


How can you still be an undecided voter 24 hours before the polls open? There has been no new relevant revelations from either candidate since they won their primary. How do you people function in your every day life? How do you choose what you are going to wear today, or what you are going to have for dinner? How do you eventually decide? Do you just flip a coin in the car before you go in, or close your eyes and mark the ballot