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Neglect

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I've been so busy reading and commenting like a fiend on other people's blogs I've neglected to write in my own blog.  I think the more I read other people's blogs the less I feel like writing in mine.  I can't possibly be better than that person who has over 2000 followers or that person who can spin a story and make me laugh every time or even that person who's writing touches my spirit.  It makes me forget why I'm blogging in the first place.  It's not to be better than someone else and it's not to have a zillion followers it's cause I like to write.

When I was a kid I was sure I'd be a writer when I grew up.  I thought because I loved to read it meant I'd be a great writer.  Alas life had other plans and this will most likely be as close to being a writer as I'll ever get but I'm okay with that.  I don't have to live a dream out to have a great life.  I don't need adulation and kudos to have self worth, a little bit i…

Sad But True

I hate to tell you that there are still people out there who don't believe global warming is as bad as all that.  Tell that to a polar bear when the ice melts and he can't find any food because he can't hunt seals.  Tell that to farmers because the weather has gone wacko and their crops are failing. 

What puzzles me is that people use that idea to continue to sit on their rear ends and do nothing.  Even if global warming is not as dire as some scientists are saying there are still other huge problems going on.  I'm not saying the world is gonna end tomorrow but if you've heard the 59th minute analogy you'd be worried.  The earth is a closed system.  We can use a model to replicate population growth and the one some scientists have used is the test tube model.  We can estimate global population growth and use those numbers on our simulated test tube.  If we use bacteria as our human equivalent and population grows exponentially we'll see that the population …

David Suzuki Rocks!

This guy is 74 years old and still can enthrall an audience for an hour and a half.  He still has all the energy and spit he's always had.  I even managed to get one of his new books "The Legacy" signed by him.  I didn't do the uncool fan thing and get a picture with him cause I'm just not that uncool.  I tried to get a picture of him talking without using the flash cause taking flash pictures when someone is talking is just rude.  He actually had to tell people to stop taking flash photos until the end of his talk.  People are so stupid.

I especially loved the way he made sense of ideas, the way he made something boring interesting and relevant.  The message I heard from him was that we all have to change the way we view the world.  We have to stop putting the economy above the environment because we need the environment for our survival.  The economy is a man made thing and isn't alive with a mind of it's own that we have to worship.  We made the econom…

Conversations with my Teenage Son

Yesterday when I picked my son up from one of his friends houses.  Our conversation went something like this:

Me "Son you smell like BO. Did you put on deodorant today?"

Son "Yes, mom." eye rolls.

Me "Sniff your armpits cause you stink!"

Son lifts his arm, sniffs and says, "Smells like ass."

Me "Well you aren't supposed to stink like ass!"

Son "MOM! I said AXE, not ASS!!" He meant Axe deodorant that he uses.

Now I'm almost crying I'm laughing so hard and I actually have to pull the car over until I can stop laughing cause I really couldn't drive.  hee hee!

Two Police Cars and a Fire Truck

That's what was outside our house last night. I woke to a woman screaming like she was being killed last night around 2:30am. I got up to try to figure out where the noise was coming from. I ended up on the front porch where I saw a bunch of what looked like teenagers walking down the street. I figured it was just drunk teens making noise so I went back to bed. But they kept making noise, in particular a girl yelling and screaming.

I got up again and looked out the living room window and saw bunch of people standing around on the street in front of our house. There were three males walking away down an alley. I hoped that since some of them left the noise would stop so I went back to my room. The noise kept up and I got up to peek out my bedroom window to see if I could see anything. I saw that two police cars were out there now.

By this time the cat was up and wanted to go outside. She won't use the litter box now because of the kitten so I let her out …

Fall

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I could write another vent but it would be entirely too long so I'll skip it and just say some people on this earth have no people skills and should be sent away to an island to enjoy people of their own kind.

The kids have started school and going on the second week.  They both seem happy with their teachers and classes.  So far no homework though and my son is known to procrastinate.  He's been warned and threatened by an  inch of his life so I hope this year will be better, at least a bit better.

The husband has been working lots the last week.  He is scheduled to work 5 days this week and 5 days next week so he's like a normal person!  He thinks he's so hard done by because he's working 40 hours a week instead of his usual 20-30.  I do feel a bit sorry for him though because he has to be at work at 6am which means he has to get up at 4:45am.  Yikes!

The weather has turned to Fall and it's wonderful!  We even took our kitchen a/c unit out of the window.  Too…

Total Vent

If you aren't in the mood for a vent then stop reading now.  I am so frustrated today that I need to vent this somewhere or I'm gonna blow! 

Lets start with the husband.  He put some boards up on the porch to cover the old window opening that we enclosed.  The problem was he bought this bead board stuff that is really flimsy and is made to go flush against a wall or ceiling.  He didn't want to remove the stucco from the wall so instead he just put up these 1inch boards to attache the boards to.  This would make sense if this wasn't an outside wall.  We are going to have people leaning against or falling against that wall and those thin boards are not going to stand up to any force.  They will crack into the 1inch gap behind them.  Plus we have a coat hanger the needs to be attached to that wall.  I went out before the husband had finished putting up the boards and told him he needed to put another board behind them where he was going to put the coat hanger on because h…

The Simple Life?

I enjoy reading all sorts of blogs but my favorite ones are the ones where people are trying to grow their own food and become self sustaining or as self sustaining as they can.  Sometimes people call it "the simple life" but there really isn't anything simple about it.  Growing vegetables takes loads of energy and time to get right.  You can just pop seeds in the dirt and hope they grow but there are tricks and tips galore to growing food.  Only the very best gardeners manage to eek out enough food from a small plot of land.  Sure it's simple to grow food, drop a seed in some soil and water.  But there are other requirements like soil type, amount of sunshine, bugs, and the all important weather.  One cannot control the weather no matter how much we would like to.  Sometimes the seeds we buy aren't high quality and just don't grow or yield very much.  These are all things one learns over time and much effort, hardly simple.

Then there is livestock.  Nope not…

Where's My Cane?

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I feel 100 years old today!  My hip started to do weird things yesterday afternoon.  I just turned a bit and pain shot up my body like fire!  And it felt like my hip was going to give way on me.  Sometimes it's okay but turn a bit and wow!  So sometimes I'm limping around in pain from my hip and sometimes it's fine.

Then today the top of my right hand is aching.  I have this weird little bump on it too.  It's not a bruise or anything.  When I move my index finger the bump moves too.  Very weird and painful.

I guess I'll need a cane or a wheelchair soon cause if this keeps up I'm gonna need one!

And kittens sure are funny when they chase flies in the house.  He's been stalking this poor fly for hours and I can't believe he hasn't caught him yet.  That fly doesn't stand a chance with our mighty hunter on the loose!

I added the cat picture after I posted this because she is just so darn cute.  Doesn't this picture make you want to pet her?