Wednesday, June 17, 2009

…We’re Coming For You.

On the Glenn Beck Show today, Glenn read a letter he received which I thought was VERY GOOD. It’s very worth your time and you can read that letter by going to Glenn Beck’s website. Here is a direct link –> Glenn Beck: THE LETTER.

The whole letter is intense, but the final paragraph of the letter is so gripping. It reads -

Democrat, Republican, independent, libertarian. Understand this. We don't care. Political parties are meaningless to us. Patriotic Americans are willing to do right by us and our Constitution and that is all that matters to us now. We are going to fire all of you who abuse power and seek more. It is not your power. It is ours and we want it back. We entrusted you with it and you abused it. You are dishonorable. You are dishonest. As Americans we are ashamed of you. You have brought shame to us. If you are not representing the wants and needs of your constituency loudly and consistently, in spite of the objections of your party, you will be fired. Did you hear? We no longer care about your political parties. You need to be loyal to us, not to them. Because we will get you fired and they will not save you. If you do or can represent me, my issues, my views, please stand up. Make your identity known. You need to make some noise about it. Speak up. I need to know who you are. If you do not speak up, you will be herded out with the rest of the sheep and we will replace the whole damn congress if need be one by one. We are coming. Are we coming for you? Who do you represent? What do you represent? Listen. Because we are coming. We the people are coming.

We have been enjoying our summer so far. I plan to write a blog update tomorrow and share some of the things we’ve been doing since school got out in late May, as well as some of the things ahead for this summer. It’s going to be a BUSY one!

More tomorrow!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I Tea Partied!!!

Yesterday I attended a local Tax Day Tea Party Protest. First time in my life, ever to protest publicly against something. And I must say it felt good to DO SOMETHING. The time for talking is over. Now is the time for action if we believe our country is being hijacked and sold out from under us.  This is the first step, the “first arrow fired across the bow.” It will be a difficult struggle but one I am determined to stand firm on.  Here are some of the pictures taken at the tea party yesterday. ENJOY.



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Friday, April 10, 2009

And The Two Became ONE….

We had a wedding last weekend! It was picture perfect! The weather was beautiful after a week of storms. The sun shone bright, the breezes blew cool… it was beautiful. Seagrove Beach, Florida was the setting and the two families including the wedding party, stayed together in two exquisite beach houses "Above it All"  and "Triple Crown" which shared beautifully landscaped grounds known as “The Lawn.”  The wedding took place on the beach behind the houses and the Rehearsal Dinner (Mexican Fiesta) and the Wedding Reception were both held on The Lawn.

It was special… and a bit emotional (hey, this is my first to wed!) Things went very well with no major setbacks… really, no minor setbacks either. It was a wonderful several days which culminated in the birth of a new family!  The video below shows a small sampling of the pictures taken over the 3 days of fun, sun, celebration and wedding festivities.

 

And now the countdown is on to August 22nd when Nathan and Amelia will marry!  Goodness!! After that, we hope to have a several year break before the next wedding occurs! My brother suggested paying the other three NOT to marry! LOL!!

I hope to blog a bit more regularly in the days to come. It’s enjoyable.. more so than Facebook or MySpace. I feel it’s more like enjoying a personal visit around the kitchen table as opposed to the superficial feel of FB and MS. No promises that I’ll write daily. But I do hope to write “regularly.”

Take care everybody… all one or two of you who still check in here!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Teleprompter Speaks! (LOL)

drudge-ob-tele I was listening to Rush Limbaugh today and he was having a great time talking about the attention he was receiving from an unlikely source –“Obama’s Teleprompter!”  LOL!! Yes! It seems Obama’s teleprompter has become quite popular in recent days and now even has it’s own blog! To keep up with the little electronic genius, Obama’s brain… visit its blog by clicking –>  HERE.

Be sure to check out the comments too… some funny stuff there! There are plenty of folks out there with great imaginations and equally great humor! (Which is tough to muster in today’s worrisome climate.)

There are just over 2 weeks until Gretchen’s wedding. Are we ready? NO.

We are into spring weather and spring-like temps around here. It’s 75 degrees right now, and sunny.  When it gets like this, I miss living in Panama City. These are the days when the ocean looks so clean and pure and clear. It’s still rather chilly for swimming, but it’s WONDERFUL weather for spending time out on the beach, walking or taking a bike ride along the coast.  Yes… I DO miss it BAD.  So bad I’ve been visiting the webcam online, just to watch the waves come in and go out, and see an occasional gull fly past the camera.  I watch The Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort cams (the roof cam is focused on the ocean; the beach cam is down for a couple of weeks.) I also check the cams from Trip Smarter – Panama City Beach, and the cam from The Chateau Motel on the beach. You do have to install a tiny little plug-in to view this last one, but this is a good cam because it changes views up and down the beach. The plug-in is for Abacast – the company the cam is run by. You’ll never notice it unless you view a cam on a website that is powered by Abacast, then the plug-in will load so you can watch the webcam. If you want to do some beach viewing, check out these cams.

Alas, I’m land-bound today, an hour and a half north of the coast, so the cams are as close as I’ll get.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Call to Resist Tyranny…

 

This is one of the most important videos I have watched on YouTube. I had to watch it 3 times to soak it all in. This Marine is a HERO and a TRUE AMERICAN PATRIOT.  God BLESS YOU soldier, and keep you safe!  People, this is what it is coming to in our beloved America. Which side will you be on? Listen carefully, to every word he speaks.

We are about 4 weeks away from Gretchen’s wedding now. I still don’t have clothes for that weekend. UGH… we’ll make it. Life is very “up in the air” around here. And that’s about all I have to say about that at this time.  I hope all my friends are well. See you again soon….

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Top of the [upside down] World…

 

In February 1983 I was 26 years old.  I was a busy young mother with 2 toddlers. In the middle of my busy day on February 4 of that year I was shocked to hear the news reports that one of my favorite singers had died. Karen Carpenter had quietly slipped away and I had not even known anything was wrong with her. I would learn that she suffered from the eating disorder, anorexia nervosa. She was a slender young lady but I never knew it was related to her battle with a terrible disorder. How tragic was her death. It was like a bright candle had been extinguished, a breath of fresh air stifled, an unusually beautiful talent cut down.

Karen and her brother Richard were wildly popular back in those days. Their folksy style seemed to appeal across the boards and their music could evoke feelings of  happiness, or sometimes moodiness. It could stir the deepest emotions that were common to us all. Karen Carpenter had a very distinctive, pleasing voice… one of the more memorable and enduring voices of our generation.. maybe even of the past century.  The Carpenters were my FAVORITE performers when I was in my teens and continuing on into my 20s. I had every album they produced. I played them DAILY.  For years after Karen’s sudden, untimely death, I still played those albums. Even today, when I hear an old Carpenter song, I am immediately taken back to the 70s, back to the time of innocence and youthfulness and hopefulness.

I ran across this video on YouTube – Karen and Richard singing one of my favorite “feel good” songs from their repertoire. The performance is a bit cheesy by today’s standards. But this was back in the time of variety shows that entertained people, that made people smile, that brought laughter to our lives, to our homes. I miss those times. And listening to this song… I miss The Carpenters.

We are only a few weeks away from Gretchen’s wedding which takes place on April 4th. I still don’t have my wedding attire. Sigh. Our tax refund (which we are still waiting on) was far less than I had hoped for this year. It’s disheartening as we were counting on that money to help outfit us for the wedding and also to buy a nice gift for Gretchen and Joe. DOUBLE SIGH.

I have so much on my mind, but it’s probably best left unsaid. My heart is heavy. These are trying days in my personal life, in our nation’s life.. it gets harder to keep hoping for the best, when the worst seems at hand. One thing is for sure;  heaven looks sweeter by the day and like Paul – I long to be gone there.

Hannah had an MRI yesterday. We are awaiting results on that. She has suffered recurrent headaches  for several years now. For the past couple of years, they have been daily and she has become of age where she self-medicated. Long story short – she has taken so much ibuprophen that it has hurt her liver. So she has had to be weaned off of the ibuprophen and now we will wait to see if the MRI reveals anything. I feel like we are entering a time of trial and error  for migraine treatment. This will be complicated by the fact that her liver is already compromised and those medications can be hard on the liver.  It may be tricky – the process of helping her. I’ve been told the cost of the medications is substantial, so I am worried about this as well.

SIGH SIGH SIGH!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Monday…

Life is getting…. overwhelming.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH…

 

ON MY WAY TO WANNA BE… written & sung by Folk/Indie singer James Hooker, expressly to honor and thank President Bush. He wrote this song and put this amazing video together after meeting President Bush and having the opportunity to observe his interaction with and love for our troops and their deep love for President Bush. It was a mutually felt genuine affection and deep respect. The military’s approval rating of Bush was at more than 80% – they understood. Too bad the civilian population never did. Perhaps one day people will realize. You who are Bush supporters and friends, enjoy this touching video. THIS IS W – in his simplicity, in his humility and in his love for fellow countrymen.  I was spellbound by this simple, earnest song - how beautifully the words fit President Bush. They are printed below the video.

Mr. Hooker, thank you for honoring a man that served us so well despite the cesspool that relentlessly pounded him.

(Helpful tip: start video then click the triangle in the lower right corner and select HQ for better quality picture and music.)

 

wanna be

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

TUESDAY JANUARY 20th - 2009

My good friend Alice is a co-founder of the very informative web site -  Two Sisters From The Right ~ Making No Apologies For Celebrating America. She has written such a beautiful post for today, I want to repeat that post here, for it speaks my thoughts and my heart. I would encourage you all to visit and bookmark Two Sisters From The Right. They are an excellent source of information and commentary on US and world happenings.  And now, today's post...

 

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                                                     FAREWELL TO OUR COMMANDER IN CHIEF. GODSPEED.
                                                                         THANK YOU FOR KEEPING US SAFE.

"Our responsibility to history is already clear: to answer these attacks and rid the world of evil. War has been waged against us by stealth and deceit and murder. This nation is peaceful, but fierce when stirred to anger. This conflict was begun on the timing and terms of others. It will end in a way, and at an hour, of our choosing."

-- President George W. Bush
National Day of Prayer and Remembrance
September 14, 2001

 

Farewell to the Chief
When Richard Nixon withdrew from politics, he angrily told the press: "You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference." After today, January 20th, 2009, neither his constituents nor the media will have George W. Bush to kick around anymore, but you won't be hearing angry words from the man who was treated more brutally and unfairly than Nixon could have imagined. We won't waste time trying to defend him. We're confident that history will show that he was worthy of the Office and that he met the crucial challenges of his tenure with more wisdom and dignity than anyone gives him credit for on this day.

This won't be a long post. There are too many other tributes that say what we feel more eloquently and objectively. We would like to refer you to a few:

There are also some good tributes you might like to see on You Tube:

 

Unlike the left, we do not consider hatred a legitimate tactic. We will continue to keep a watchful eye on the incoming president. We are deeply disturbed by the evidence pointing to his presidential ineligibility, his arrogant refusal to present proof of his birth status, and his ties to communists, terrorists, lawbreakers and people with anti-American views. Our vigilance, however, will be tempered by the reality that the welfare of this nation is more important than our misgivings. To us, our country comes first......and although we believe that the wrong man has been chosen to lead us during the these trying times, we wish the new president well because our country's future is now in his hands.

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Thank you Alice, for this post. And to my friends, I will write again soon. My heart is low. The fact that Barack Obama could not even repeat the words of the oath of office without stumbling all over them and then appearing very uncomfortable about having to say them at all - is DISTURBING to me. I guess after him saying a number of times, that "our constitution is fundamentally flawed and needs to be rewritten,"  it really must have been difficult to swear under oath that he would protect and defend the constitution.

GOD HELP US.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Friday, January 09, 2009

Change is in the Wind...

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When I took a little break I didn't realize it would last so long. Here we are, nearly half way into the month of January! The worries, hardships and struggles of December have spilled over into the new year. So I opened my picture folder and clicked on my "beach" folder and took a little trip to the beach. This is the scene that comes to my mind when I think of peace and tranquility. And I sure need a little peace and tranquility. 

Have you ever gone into a new year with feelings of trepidation?  I never have before. I've always anticipated a new year... new beginnings... starting fresh. It has always been with an air of hope and better days, that I greeted a new year. Not so this year. It has been difficult for me to greet people with the usual customary "Happy New Year."  I just don't FEEL it... so it seems hollow, unrealistic to speak those words. Of course I HOPE this year will be a good one. But I don't "feel" it deep down in my bones, that all will be well in this new year.

Nevertheless, may each one of you my friends, be well, be safe, be protected in your little corner of this world in this new year.

We have 85 days before Gretchen's wedding on April 4th. I'm beginning to panic as there are clothes to be purchased for showers, for dinners, for the wedding itself... for ALL of us.    And I am wondering as I search my checkbook balance for grocery money - exactly HOW are these clothes going to be purchased?  I'm so excited for Gretchen and so happy for them both, but I'm worried about how we will pull this off... even with them paying for all their wedding expenses. We will have our own expenses related to participating. This is really putting a damper on my spirits and I don't want to make Gretchen feel bad.  SIGH.

And guess what! On New Years Eve, my son Nathan proposed to his girlfriend of several years. OH MY! He's getting married too! They are planning to marry on August 22nd. DOUBLE HAPPINESS, but SIGH! We need some financial miracles! Maybe we could sign up on the bailout list??