Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Be careful what you wish for

The last two years I have made a huge effort
to get my husband to move to the East Coast.
Our daughter and son in law have a nice place.
I'd like to be able to see our grandson weekly, if not more.
Another grandchild is expected soon,
and we are here, in Kansas.

So, when the hurricane hit their area
and one of the places that is completely cut off
and under sand
is a place I targeted for our next house....
all he had to do was look at the screen and then look at me.
"Say no more"
The sun came up yesterday as the moon was setting
and again I was in love with the beauty of our land here.

Back to the idea of renting for several years
a place close to them, that could be used six months a year
that will take our two dogs
crazy as they are.
Heck, my sis just bought a second home
renting is far less expensive then owning.

I am sorry for your pain Atlantic Coast dwellers.
I am praying for your recovery.



Saturday, October 27, 2012

Early voting

When did that start?
Even the President voted early.
How strange is that?


A political look at children

I like this trend.
Instead of people worried about whether
to have one or two children so they can still afford their lifestyle
they worry that they will not be able to have as many children as they want
because their bodies have become so complicated
or they marry so late in life.

Mine was the generation of sideways looks
if you showed up at a store with a double stroller.
In fact, FINDING a double stroller was nearly impossible.
It was the most expensive piece of baby equipment we bought.
After the second was born
my husband freaked out and said, "no more".
And that was it.
Zero population was so drilled into his head
Two was a bit too many.

I do have several friends who went on to have
several more children.
They were questioned if they were religious nuts
who had some type of bondage issues.
"Weren't they worried they would be destitute
because they would not be able to work
for the rest of their lives at a paying job?"

Abortion became a right-
a right to make sure that white women stayed away from the baby track
so they could be the CEO one day
and retire early.
Many times alone.
A different type of bondage
as far as I can tell.
Maybe they are right-
money first, people second.

Guess what,
my friend who has nine is doing fine.
My brother in law who had five
now has 15 grands who live near
and has plenty of visitors and loved ones when he is ill.
Actually, I don't know any of the large families who
would give up one of their children.

I remember that abortion rights were once
brought to the surface as an end to poverty.
A way to control the "black" population.

A "choice" but sterilization was done to
poor women after their second child.
Yes, I have a friend this happened to
she was white, young and poor.
She now has plenty of money.

And in China- it is forced if you are ready to have a second.
(or if your first happens to be a girl).
How is THAT a women's right?

Having children has always been an issue
And  abortion has almost always
been an economic issue
and is now becoming more of a scientific one
(seeing we are now saving babies born at 20 weeks)
I can see why it is "talked" about again these days.

Rail on about the back street hanger abortions.
They were rare in comparison to the number of children
who are now killed because of the irrational fear
that "life will end" if that baby comes out in a delivery room.
Lord, you certainly cannot have one and give it up for adoption---
better to kill it now.

Sorry, doesn't make sense to me.
Why is killing off our own gender a good thing?
I just don't logically get it.






Saturday, October 20, 2012

Haven't been sitting in my chair much

 The dogs have, begrudgingly, been sent to their outside house to hang out while I went to school.
 They give me the sad eyes as I walk back to the house to get in my car.  Hey, their "dog area" is almost as large as our first apartment. They have a lovely view of turkeys and squirrels all day long. Don't feel too sorry for them.
The leaves have piled up everywhere.

Yup, it has been a long week of my husband being gone.
He was busy doing this
This is the new sink at our daughter's laundry room.
OK
He is working there and I am working here.
I would MUCH rather be working there.

I was spoiled.  A friend made me a series of dinners. Spoiled
And I did attend three student concerts.  Spoiled double.
And I got to go to bed at 8 pm several nights in a row....

But I always cause trouble when my husband leaves.
I have been censored at a blog ---lol
I have been argued with on other sites.
I put in my letter to the district.

In the long run, I guess I am just happier 
when my family is with me and I am sitting in my chair 
reading!


Friday, October 12, 2012

Sometimes I just miss the expanse of the Southwest.
Although it is fall here and the leaves are changing,
the Southwest is calling my name.

This is the first time in about three years that I have not been able to drive to Phoenix for a visit in the fall. All those trips were crisis orientated, but still I could drive the car through the Pueblo areas and just enjoy the fall.

My husband leaves for a trip to see our daughter tomorrow.
While he is there he will enjoy the colors of the Mid Atlantic states.
Beautiful, but nothing like the desert waking from the scorch of the heat
Fall is just so different where I grew up
It is a time of rejoicing instead of quietly going to sleep.

Maybe next fall a trip across the desert will happen.