Thursday, December 5, 2013
Today was a great day, but earlier this week, we had an overcast, dreary kind of day. Ron has been working himself to a frazzle recently and Monday was no different. There is no way this could be pretty. Work day, work clothes, flat tire and a gravel pit. But we did it. It is over. Mission Accomplished.
We all have bad days mixed in with some good. That is life. If you think some people's lives are all glory, you just haven't walked their path. Yes, of course some people's lives seem much easier than others and some people's lives are exceptionally horrid. But no one escapes suffering on this earth.
We have done a 'good job' of sheltering a generation or more of 'kids' who have grown up expecting others to do for them. They expect to grow up, buy a new car or two, a big new house, dress like fashionistas, etc without going through all it really takes to get to that place.
Now our country is falling apart because they have demanded more than they've earned and we are trying to give it to them and to anyone who can sneak his or her way across our borders.
We were taught at a very young age that money does not grow on trees, but many now believe it does...in Washington DC.
Everyone, listen up...everyone needs to do his or her best to pull their own selves through life. Don't expect me or anyone else to be able to do it for you. Sound harsh? Only to those who have not learned the hard way. Those of us who've lived it, understand.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Maggie discovered she likes to eat snow. The first thing she wants to do now when she goes outdoors, is to run directly to a pile of snow and eat it. We do give her enough water, but it isn't as much fun, I suppose. Since the snow was perfect for packing, I 'iced' a large cupcake in a planter in the courtyard. If she could hide from me, I feel sure that she would want to hide behind something and stay out there all winter. The cold doesn't seem to bother her one bit. Of course it can get much colder than it has so far this winter.
I say she could probably hide, since the government has not yet given her a cell phone. There is method in that madness to make sure everyone has a phone, I suppose. The NSA is using them to find whomever they wish and know whom they are calling...Of course they say they are only following Americans when they are out of the country. But then you and I know that policy can change from minute to minute. We don't need laws anymore...anything can and has been done by executive order.
I don't run with the kind of people who need to hide, but who knows when the government might become a major enemy to the people and things might change.
Monday, December 2, 2013
This Cross Fit motto, Stronger than Yesterday, lends itself to the Bat Man theme for Halloween. There were lots of Bat Men and Robins. Superman was represented as well as other Super Heroes. The first picture shows Lauren as Bat Man with her friend Brit as Robin when they ran the 5K. Then later Lauren became Robin.
I appreciate all the work that goes into this type of extreme fitness. I just pray that no one overdoes it and injures him or herself for life.
Speaking of being injured for life. Looks like our healthcare system, the best in the world, is quickly being strapped down by a website that just won't work. It appears they should have hired some Americans, like the ones who work for Amazon, (or any number of American companies) to work on the website for Obamacare. It would have been MUCH cheaper and the money would have stayed in the states.
What do you expect from politicians who have never ever held jobs in the real world. But then, ignorance is no excuse anywhere else.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
This outing on November 18th is most likely Caleb's last trip to the zoo without a little brother.
It shouldn't be long now until he will be the big brother. At the present time, he has a good attitude and everything should be all right. When the time comes, I pray he will take on the responsibility well.
If he does we'll be doubly proud because many grow to adulthood still thinking they are the center of the universe and that everything is due them. It makes for a sorry world when each man or woman is more conscious of what is good for self than of the interests of others. God was very clear with us in his commandments when we were told that loving others as ourselves is second only to loving God with all our hearts.
As for the news today...My comment is, "Mr. President, you can keep your Obamacare PERIOD."
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Today, Ron and I got an email from our friend Lenore that impressed both of us. Ron liked it so much he played it on the television. Just seconds after he started it, Maggie ran into the room and right up to the TV. She sat there first tilting her head one way and then the other way. She was immersed in that music. Maggie has good taste. It was beautiful. Andre Rieu conducted I Will Follow Him from Sister Act.
Seeing her there reminded Ron of the RCA dog and the gramophone...hence this layout.
It's much more pleasant than anything in the news these days. Perhaps we could just stick our heads in the proverbial sand and pretend everything is all right. I would do that, but my brain tells me better. That is just exactly what our liberal leaders (pushers) want us to do. That is what good people have done in the past, and their countries were decimated by those who wanted power over the people.
Without God's influence, the power hungry are nonstoppable. We must please Him and pray for deliverance.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Am I misled or isn't it generally the woman of the house who is the shopper? In Hartville today we noticed many men who had found chairs and were 'resting' while their wives spent their money.
On the other hand Ron, my husband, was the one on a 'hunting expedition'...He had searched the web for Carhartt work clothes for cold weather. It was a 'shoot and bag it' trip. He quickly spied the clothing department, found his size and tried them on over his jeans in the aisle. Okay, they were not his size...and neither was the next pair. But the third was just right. If you've ever been to Filene's Basement in Boston, you have the idea how that works. Then all of a sudden, there seemed to be an abundance of store employees in the area. I'm not sure they were used to such behavior and may have suspected he would walk out in those stiff things.
I had gone along willingly, tempted by dinner at the Hartville Kitchen next door to the hardware store. It turned out, I only needed to help him hold his purchases. I really didn't mind too much and was able to snap a few photos for this layout.
Tonight I fell asleep watching what Ron thought was the best Superman movie ever. Don't think I've ever stayed awake for Superman. When I woke up, I decided to sit there for the news, which was quite a mistake. Was this really happening or did I die and go to hell? What has happened to this world? It was wild and crazy. They showed and talked about everything nutty...Miley Cyrus and her disgusting tongue, a mushroom festival in Colorado where there were many noticeably high on those mushrooms and Mary Jane, and then the new 'fun' craze of knocking out strangers with a surprise punch. They even showed the painful thing misnamed Affordable Care.
It was a far cry from yesterday's Thanksgiving.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Farm School has been a great learning opportunity for Caleb. He learns much as he would if he actually lived 'on the land'. I believe that on this one day, he not only rode a pig, but he milked a goat, worked repairing something and then walked a balance beam in the barn.
Today is Thanksgiving and I am most thankful that our God in heaven has promised those who serve him a much better life in the hereafter. As good as it can be here at times, it will be much better then...and we will not suffer any illness, hurt feelings, or pain. There will be no results of sin.
Next, I am thankful for the parents who raised me and my husband who keeps me strong, my children who have made my life full and my grand children, who have me rejoicing daily. Thank you, God for my blessings. And I pray that you will intervene in this mess we've made of our country, so that we can continue to live free from an overpowering state.