Friday, November 7, 2008

Welcome to the United Socialist States of America!

Wow, this week has been a roller coaster! I'm so glad that the election is over. Of course I'd be more happy had the Republicans taken the house, but it was pretty evident a few weeks ago that wasn't going to happen. Too many people drinking Kool-Aid to see that there's no way in heck Obama is going to be able to give them what he promised. I had to laugh when I talked to my youngest sister today. She said there was a cop she worked with who said that a kid had told him "My mom says we don't have to pay our mortgage anymore because Obama is going to take care of us". Oh brother. Here come the beggars looking for handouts. Tonight I heard on the news that the automakers want over 75 billion dollars for a bailout because their in deep doo doo. Here we go. We've got a democrat going to the white house and a democratic congress and house, nobody has to work anymore we just need to sit around with our hands out and be taken care of. I can hardly wait to see my income taxes next year or heck four years from now. We'll just be signing over our check to the US treasury every payday.

One of my friends has decided I'm to negative for her to be friends anymore because I won't joint the Kool-Aid drinking frenzy, join hands and sing "We Shall Overcome" with her. If facing this country's economic crisis realistically instead of thinking we lived in a charmed world is negative, then hell yes I'm negative. People can sit around singing about what a great change this is for America if they want to. Sing all you want, wish all you want, but it ain't gonna happen. Obama doesn't seem to realize that you can't just print money and make the economy work. The whole freaking world is going broke - money is going to not be worth the paper it's printed on if we're not careful, someone might want to tell the supreme ruler that.

Anyway, I'll be happy to eat crow if in 4 years we're better off, truly I will, but I can't see how it's going to happen. I think if I had the wherewithal to leave this country before "The Messiah" takes office on January 20, I would. The only good thing I can think of about this election is Biden is second in command. Remember, he's only a heartbeat away from the presidency. LOL! At least he realizes Obama doesn't know his butt from a hole in the ground (even if he did change his tune to become his running mate). Biden would have made a much better president, more experience, and better judgment, of course his health is probably worse than McCain's. I'd rather have a president who has survived skin cancer surgery than one whose popped 2 aneurysms. But that's just me.

Enough about politics, I'm sick to death of politics. I thought we were all over and done with until I realized we have a Mayoral election here next year. And senate races in 2010. It never ends. I don't care who we elect as mayor - any one other than Mickey Mouse will be an improvement. I'm not even going to bother to vote in that one. And I'm only voting in 2010 for republicans. I'm refuse to listen to another stupid campaign ad for at least 3 years and 11 months!

Monday was glorious and Tuesday were glorious days here. Our high on Monday was 80 and it still felt like summer. Ha ha! Mother Nature had the last laugh on us though, it was only about 35 today with the wind howling. Yes, it is November in Nebraska. I feel like this year positively flew by and then I look at all the pictures I took this year and all the fun I had with friends and some family and I can't believe we managed to cram all that into the past 11 months. That reminds me of the Kenny Chesney song, "Don't Blink"

I turned on the evening news
Saw an old man being interviewed
Turning a hundred and two today
Asked him what's the secret to life
He looked up from his old pipe
Laughed and said "All I can say is."

Don't blink
Just like that you're six years old and you take a nap and you
Wake up and you're twenty-five and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife
Don't blink
You just might miss your babies growing like mine did
Turning into moms and dads next thing you know your better half
Of fifty years is there in bed
And you're praying God takes you instead
Trust me friend a hundred years goes faster than you think
So don't blink

I was glued to my tv and it looked like he looked at me and said
"Best start putting first things first."
Cause when your hourglass runs out of sand
You can't flip over and start again
Take every breathe God gives you for what it's worth

Don't Blink
Just like that you're six years old and you take a nap and you
Wake up and you're twenty-five and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife
Don't blink
You just might miss your babies growing like mine did
Turning into moms and dads next thing you know your better half
Of fifty years is there in bed
And you're praying God takes you instead
Trust me friend a hundred years goes faster than you think
So don't blink

I've been tryin slow it down
I've been tryin take it in
In this here today gone tomorrow world we're livin' in

Don't blink
Just like that you're six years old and you take a nap and you
Wake up and you're twenty-five and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife
Don't blink
You just might miss your babies growing like mine did
Turning into moms and dads next thing you know your better half
Of fifty years is there in bed
And you're praying God takes you instead
Trust me friend a hundred years goes faster than you think
Don't blink

Naw, don't blink

It's really like that, and the older you get, the faster time goes by. Funny how that works.

I've been working on a lot of scrapbook stuff. I've got a couple projects I want to get finished. I'm going to try my hand at making homemade Christmas cards this year. Yeah... My Thanksgiving I'll be scrounging around Hallmark to find some to mail, but I want to at least send out ones to my favorite people that I made myself. Wish me luck.

Tomorrow there are a couple of craft shows in town, but I'm skipping them to stay home and get some other stuff done. I'd like to get out and get some pictures of the pretty foliage before it's all blown out of the trees, but I may be too late. Even the trees in our backyard were really pretty on Tuesday, but they're looking a little bedraggled today. Rats! Although, after the wind storm we had in June, a lot of trees just dropped their leaves this fall and didn't change color. Kind of like a belated shock to their system I think. Hopefully next year we won't have that problem.

Yesterday was Rusty's (Meg's half-brother)birthday - Happy 27 old man! Now I don't have to worry about another birthday greeting until my baby sister turns - GASP - 42 next month! Wonder when she'll turn from "baby" sister to "old bag, but still younger than me" sister... ha ha! Oh no! I forgot the twins! Bad, bad aunt! The twins, Adam and Sarah will be 14 this year! Holy Cow! I can still picture Mel waking me up as I was sleeping on the sofa the evening the twins were born telling me she wouldn't be eating dinner because she thought her water broke! Good times, eh, sistah!

As for now, I think I'm going to go find some Christmas music and get me in the mood for the rest of the weekend.


Later!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't let the twins know you're listening to Christmas music before Thanksgiving! They're having a cow because dad has his Christmas lights on already!

I can't believe it's been 14 years already! Boy, don't blink is exactly right!

Love
Mel

Kristen said...
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goddessdivine said...

I'd like someone to pay my mortgage too. Maybe I could get a bailout.

I too fear for the future....

Meg: said...

How do you like your crow? I'll cook it for you in four years. *grin*