Tuesday, September 28, 2004

I'll be glad...

I'll be glad when this election is over! I've given up on the news, I only watch to see the hurricane coverage, then it's on to King of Queens. Laughter is much better for me than the depressing spin the news puts on everything. It amazes me how "doom and gloom" they make it. They just want to put fear into our hearts, the problem with that is, the democrats are not strong enough to deal with fearful issues and I can't believe that they can't seem it. I used to not understand the term "bleeding-heart liberal", but I do know. I was listening to Michael Medved last night and he was talking about a survey that showed that conservatives tend to be happier people than liberals. I would have to agree with that.

Saturday, September 25, 2004


I think that I'll have a quiet day today!! The kids are all gone, it's just me and the hubby! I'm working on getting all the paperwork caught up, almost done with that!

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Geesh, time flies...

Wow, I can't believe it's been so long since I could sit down and update my life.

We've been quite busy with our crafts and demonstrations. We've still got one more Saturday event to go and then maybe we can slow down a bit.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Another busy weekend

We had another busy weekend. The cement is poured for my new sidewalk and it's great! It's raining today, so I get to try it out! That afternoon, we went shopping. Got some great new yarn for fun scarves and socks. I actually got the scarf done over a three hour period. It's very cool!

I finally got the sweater that didn't want to get done, done! It was so nice to deliver that one! I've been working on the baby dress and hope to get that done fairly quickly. I've got a couple of other baby sweaters to do and just found out that another friend of mine is expecting.

I really need to be busy with my hands, we have several demonstrations over the next few weeks, but I've got to report for jury duty tomorrow!

I'm trying not to become depressed by politics-could be very easy to give up and let it bother me!

Friday, September 10, 2004

It's been a good week, I guess. I've been dealing with some depression, but that seems to come on every time I "get responsible". The house is coming together again. The piano is gone, so the dining room looks much bigger. A and I cleaned my closet out and we got rid of tons of stuff, including yarn that I'll never use! It looks great, I can walk in and move around! My sidewalk is almost done, the cement will get poured tomorrow morning!

Unfortunately, the truck is breaking down so J has to drive the old one for awhile. I guess we'll have to go shopping. We should have done it a long time ago.

These hurricanes in Florida have not helped my mood. I can't imagine what the people down there are feeling, expect for my uncle and his girlfriend-they are getting out of Dodge this time!

The anniversary of 9/11 is weighing heavily on my mind, also. We have the wife of a man that died in the towers going to our church. I so want justice for her. I want justice for all the families. I want justice for all of us who were frightened by lunatics. I'm really afraid if Kerry gets in office. I know that my liberties as a Christian will be threatened. I don't understand why the first amendment doesn't seem to apply to people of the Christian faith. I'm also afraid that the terrorists activities will flourish under the Kerry administration. There will not be justice (prison is not justice in these cases). We will live in a more fearful state than ever. (Especially those without faith). It's not our President's fault that this occured. When are people going to realize that it's not poverity or oppression that drives the terrorists, it's a hate of our immorality, our infidel status. They hate what this country stands for. Somedays, I'm tempted to say, "If you want a king, have a king" and get President Bush out of office. Give them what they want and then decide what was better. Of course, that would be bad for the rest of us.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Busy weekend

It's been a busy weekend. I was able to relax on Saturday, probably because I was completely exhausted by the previous week. Sunday was fairly relaxing as well, but yesterday was busy. We rearranged furniture so that we could get our big old piano out-of course, they were supposed to come at 12:00 to pick it up and it ended up being 7:00 pm! A friend of mine and her husband and kids came out. He started on my sidewalk outside and she and I worked on baby projects that need to be done. She spurred me on with my baby sweater that I just couldn't seem to finish. So, all I have left to do on that is sew in one sleeve and sew the seam and weave in ends and add buttons. I'll be glad when this one is done, it's just one of those strange projects that was really simple, but got a bit boring.

Politics are driving me crazy. I just can't listen to all the garbage anymore. It's getting ridiculous. The he said/he said stuff is getting really old. People seem so gullible and vulnerable. They blow it off if it involves the Dem's and attacks the Republicans, calling them liars and attackers, but if it happens in the reverse-it's truth! Give me a break!

I'm working on getting this weight thing under control-again! I know what I need to do to lose the weight, why is it so hard to do it?

Saturday, September 04, 2004

So much going on

Whew! This past week was a busy one.

On Tuesday, we took in a President Bush campaign rally. Loads of fun, enthusiasm, and pep, but it was hot and sweaty. We waited 1 and 1/2 hours to get out of the parking lot! It was worth it. We were very close and for the most part, agreed with what the President had to say. I'm not terribly fond of his ideas about education or health care-I think both systems are terribly flawed and are not constitutional-they should be dealt with at the state level.

My daughter and I went to visit a dear friend and her family a state away on Wednesday and Thursday. We had a good time. We drove through some beautiful country. It was hard to come home, but we had to.

Friday was spend catching back up on paperwork, etc..

I started my little Dale baby dress, but frogged it very early on. Restarted it last night and now we're going strong. I need to work on finishing my other Dale baby sweater today. It must get done!! I have several shows this fall and need to be working on items for those-knitting, tatting, and crocheting.

I'm looking forward to a lazy Labor Day weekend!