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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Boy Meets Girl, Boy Marries Girl.... Eventually


Hey my love, so here we are. Time flies when we're having fun! These have been nine of the best years of my life. Every day my eyes open, seeing you next to me, I'm reminded, Holy wow! I'm living a dream!
 
When we were middle-schoolers, in our early teens, you watched me with a boy's crush. I had no idea! And you were way too shy to even say hello.
 
So unceremoniously, we parted ways at the fork in our road. We grew up and got married, except not to each other. We became parents, worked jobs, paid bills, bounced along, navigating the grownup world of highs and lows. But our marriages failed and we changed cities a few times, trying to rebuild our hearts and start life over again.
 
And then, a miracle! Two states away from where we began! You spotted me shopping for a ladder and wasp spray. "I know you!" you said, confident and smiling.
 
I know you!
 
Truer words have never been spoken. Indeed! We just knew, didn't we? Less than eight months later we were married. And it still feels completely new, doesn't it?
 
And I'll tell you a secret, baby. On a few rare occasions, in the quieter recesses of my mind, I have felt embarrassed at how completely consumed I am with my love for you. Isn't that silly? I have no precedent for this deep love to, so it still makes me blush with wonder. 
 
That I still have a severe crush on you.
That you still inspire my heart to race and skip beats.
That I still get butterflies in my stomach when we're apart and I think of you.
That I never get tired of curling up against you when we watch T.V. or read our books on the couch.
That my eyes see only you in a crowded room.
That holding your hand is not enough, sometimes I have to hug your arm too.
 
God has truly blessed our lives, Hubby. I would re-walk every broken road to get to you. Every tear I ever shed, every pain I ever felt, every bout of sorrow, was so worth ending up in this beautiful and amazing marriage. I am honored to know you. Thanks so much for being my best friend.
 
Happy Anniversary, baby! Nine years have never felt so good!
 
 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Reading, Writing Through My Writer's Block

Just like most of you, I read a lot. I love books.

For those of you who've joined the kindle revolution, I don't hate you. I'm just not with you on that technological concession yet. I still need the feel and smell of book pages, thank you very much. I fear, eventually, libraries will become a thing of the past. I try not to think about it, but it really bothers me that my future grandkiddies might not have the library experience I did.

Where am I going with this? Well, I read a lot of blogs too. Today I read a blog post about writer's block, which I've been having a lot of lately. The blogger made that the topic of her post. So here I am too, borrowing her idea.

I enjoy reading political blogs. But they aren't my favorite. There's nothing wrong with blogging about politics all the time. If that's your thing, have at it. Seriously, we should all do what we love. I also enjoy reading a few favorite political blogs regularly.

But my preference is the personal blogs. We're here on earth to connect and relate to one another. We are each other's inspiration. Every creation in our entire world is based on human interdependence. So yeah, I like to read about human dynamics. Sometimes I find it in a political blog and sometimes I find it in a blogger's public journal.

I'm blocked. So when I'm not working, I've been reading, getting into the heads of my fellow humans.




I like reading Rush Limbaugh because he tells it like it is. He speaks his truth, doesn't matter if he comes off sounding brash. I don't care for sugar-coating. Give it to me straight. From Rush:

By the way, when I did a internet search for pictures of Rush, I saw a labels of him as a racist. This reflects the mentality of half the country, which I reference at the end of this post. It's pretty sad that you allow yourself to be manipulated by others in mainstream media. If Rush is racist, then so am I. So are we all.


Thomas Sowell, on the other hand, takes the scholarly and polite approach with his editiorials. I think he's one of the great thinkers of our time, IMHO. From Thomas:



If you want to know what community organizers do, this is it — rub people’s emotions raw to hype their resentments. And this was Barack Obama in his old community-organizer role, a role that should have warned those who thought that he was someone who would bring us together, when he was all too well practiced in the arts of polarizing us.


I have no Obama/Biden fanatics to quote.

I can take the liberal blogs in small doses. Have you ever immersed yourself in illogical banter? You come away feeling confused, possibly light-headed. You blink a lot and ask yourself, What just happened? Sorry, I have no quotes from the adoring mass on the other side of the party line.

And finally, I also like to read Michael Goodwin, a Foxnews columnist. He also writes for a major liberal publication in New York. I find him to be as fair and honest as a writer can be in crooked main stream media these days.


From Mike:

The Democratic Party has lost its mind and its way. Its political philosophy of inclusion and progress has been consumed by virulent strains of anger, dishonesty and intolerance. Its leaders don’t just want to win an election; they want to silence any American who disagrees with them.


Rush, Thomas, and Michael said it all for me. The media and the democratic party is a wrap as far as credibility. Half of the country has revealed themselves as either unintelligent or emotional or both, so they choose Obama no matter what.

So if you don't mind, I have other things I'd like to blogs about. I think it'll help to unblock my writing mind.

That's my truth and I'm sticking with it.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Why, I Oughta ......


..... kick your young, good-looking, intelligent ass!



That's how Joe Biden looked at Paul Ryan throughout most of last night's debate, IMO.

During the vice-presidential debate Joe showcased hysterical laughter, fits of fidgeting, grinning, and barely suppressed contempt.

Paul's respectful and informed demeanor was fuel to Joe's firey boorishness. As we expected, it was all pretty entertaining.

In the end Joe lost the debate by turning voters off. Does this mean anything for the coming election? Probably not. But it was fun to watch Joe get rattled.

What did you think?



Updated: From Politico.com, Joe Biden's laugh was a third character at the debate.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thanks and Welcome ....


When I first began blogging, I wrote for me, just to get some of the noise out of my head. It has helped tremendously.

Then my writing here became a journal of sorts for my kids. Then it became conversations with you all. Now I bounce around in purpose here, all of the aforementioned reasons still in play. But mainly, I enjoy writing.

So I'm taking this moment to say thanks to my new followers, Sandi from Italian Babushka and LL from Virtual Mirage. I appreciate the follow, my friends.

Thanks readers, you all keep me writing. I'd be lying if I said you didn't.

:-)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Bouncy Goodness Over Mr. Smirky-McSmirkface


I know I know. It ain't over til it's over. I'm not saying it is. Yes, it was just one debate. I know. Expect and be prepared for the worst. Yes! Ok! I got it, ok?!


All that prescient, responsible wisdom aside, let me just say:

Romney Enjoys A Bounce!!


Why shouldn't we enjoy a little gloat time? Romney kicked some Obama butt!

From liberal Obama supporter Andrew Sullivan:

From the Washingtontimes.com:

So yeah, I'm enjoying the bounce. Win or lose come November, every day has been a good day since last Wednesday.

 Apparently a considerable number of undecided Americans were swayed with knowledge and experience over derision and malarky.

:)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mitt Romney Walloped Obama at the Debate


We've known Obama has been in way over his head these past four years trying to be a president. Mitt Romney made that understanding official for the American viewing public last night during the presidential debate. Obama was a pouty, lying, out-matched kid with no teleprompter to help him last night.

Mitt Romney came prepared with his facts, business acumen, and confidence. He rocked it!

What did you think?

Monday, October 1, 2012

Moseying In A Rambley Fashion


I have gone back and forth on writing my deeper, more heart-felt thoughts since I came back to blogging. Anybody remember my longer, more rambley posts from the old days? Nowadays my posts are shorter, I think.
 
People can change, therefore blogs change. It happens. I can't please everybody. I'll get rambley again, I'm sure of it. But I do enjoy a bit of unpredictability.
 
Speaking of which. I googled my blog name a few months ago and found my blog described as "narcissistic" on someone's pompous blog. (Not to worry, it's not anyone who reads here regularly). At first I felt insulted. I was like, WTH! Why am I even being discussed over here?! But then I realized, hey! I'm being discussed! Woo-hoo! Doesn't that make me kind of blogland-famous? Yeah baby!
 
Besides, two more thoughts occured to me. 1. If narcissistic was the only insult they could come up with, that's kind of a compliment in itself, because .... 2. It's a BLOG! How does one avoid narcissism while blogging?! Duh! And lest one forgets, you don't ever have to read this blog again. If my style of writing is such a turnoff, stop reading and stay away!
 
There. That's done. It needed to be said. (Smiling) I feel better already.
 
Soooo....
 
In other news. It appears I have some new followers here. I'd like to take a moment to acknowledge them. Welcome to: Little Red, Sean's No Spin Zone, and The Political Chic. And while I'm at it I should say thanks to my previous followers as well.
 
I appreciate you guys taking the time to click "Join" to support my little ole blog. Just A Conservative Girl, Dean L, T.N.B.C., EzEzz, Seargent D Honored Veteran, Tammy, Scott Way, PiazzaRumblings, Maggie's Place, Carol, Firebird, The Debonair Dude's World, The Conservative Lady, Pedaling, Fuzzy Slippers, Libby Fuller, Jenny Lynn, Moogie P, According to Nikki, Knuckle Draggin.
 
We don't all have to agree on everything but it sure is cool to have you all here! Caring for America is a family affair, don't you think? I don't know where we'll be next year, but we're here today so let's keep rolling, my friends! Welcome! I'm glad to see you here!
 
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During one of our chats this past weekend, hubby and I stumbled on a summation of each of our lives. Have you ever done that out loud? Summed up your own life? I went back to my earliest remembered age, four years old to present. It took about 30 minutes. It is makes it clearer to see where you're going, when you know exactly where you've been.
 
Some of it we knew already, but some of what was said to each other was new information. After all these years, my husband and I are pleasantly surprised to find we're still learning new things about each other.
 
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Speaking of which, during the presidential season of Barack Obama, I have learned way more about my fellow Americans than I was prepared to know, ya know? Why is this presidency so personal for so many Americans? Why are the mainstream news outlets so blatantly lying in most of their political reportings? Why so much propaganda? Why so much fear?
 
Well let me tell you one thing. It's all pretty embarrassing. But it's not like it'll all vanish into thin air because we choose not to discuss it, right? So we should talk.
 
That's my truth and I'm sticking with it.
 
 
 
 
Oh yeah! The picture! If you don't know, you won't want to know. But if you insist, another one of my shows started back last night. Be happy for me ;-)