Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I have some reading to do...

For years I have wanted to have a little coop of chickens in the yard. I want to go outside, reach under an unselfish hen and gather eggs...and say "thank-you". I want to work in the garden and hear a soft chorus of clucking.
It appears this want will finally be fulfilled. I will be drawing up plans for a simple coop which I will be building with the help of my dad...who will be paid for his help in eggs. I will probably start with 4 hens...I'd ultimately like to have 6. I want to have enough eggs for us and my parents and when my siblings need some, the overflow will go to them. I need to decide which breed to get - I loved caring for our friends black and white speckled hens and would love to get some of those, whatever they are...I need to do some research!
Which brings me to this book. Raising Chickens for Dummies. I feel awfully dumb right now. By the time the chickens come to live with us, I will be smarter. I will read this book. I will learn to be a good backyard chicken farmer...and they will thank me in eggs!

Monday, February 22, 2010

I'll take the Tea please!

Every day, I'm surprised at the "audacity" of this administration to completely ignore the will of the American people. Today, it is health care again. The white house has come up with a health care package and they will present it BEFORE the president's "summit" with meet with republicans? Why ask for anyone else's ideas if you've already decided to implement your own? Why bother? For some good photos, perhaps? For the opportunity to say "I tried to reach across the aisle and they wouldn't compromise"? To make a mockery of opposing views?
Obama is mixing up more kool-ade.
Don't drink it!
It's as bad as the grape stuff that Jim Jones served to his followers...with the exception that this kool-ade will kill the prosperity of our great nation. It will kill the greatest health care system on earth (while not perfect it does NOT need a complete overhaul!). It will strip the citizens of this country of more of their freedom, money and choices.
I have a voice and so do you!
Use it!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Thanks Sarah!

Thanks Sarah!, originally uploaded by HA! Designs - Artbyheather.

After press secretary Robert Gibbs' display this week, , I thought I'd put my own little list on my hand so I won't forget to do what is becoming more and more important to the preserving of our great country. It seems this administration has no respect for the dignity of the office of the President. For Gibbs to pull that little stunt - which caused moans from the press who DO still have an inkling of the dignity of the office - gave me will they cheapen and demean the leadership roles of this country next? I'm sure we'll find out soon.
I am a stay-at-home mom. I've NEVER been involved in politics, much less cared. This administration has awakened a passion for our country in me that I didn't realize was so strong. I love our country. I've always been patriotic. This is different. This feels like an attack from within. An attack on my family, our livelihood, our future, the future of my children. I'm passionate about my family. I am a mother bear when it comes to my children. It's very apparent that a lot of mother bears are being poked by this administration. I have attended several tea parties and will be stepping up my involvement even more. I am learning more about the candidates that would like to take Patti Murray's seat in the Senate. I will do whatever I can to help make that happen.

If you are concerned about the direction our country is going, will you join me?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


aaaaah...., originally uploaded by HA! Designs - Artbyheather.

Our cruise was heavenly...warm...breezy...relaxing! I can't wait to go back to the Caribbean some day! This photo is a little snippet of the utterly fabulous beaches and bathwater sea. I couldn't get enough!
So...this morning I had to get up and make my own coffee. I had to toast my own bagel. No one asked me if they could clean up my mess for me. No one replaced my used towel with a fresh clean one after my shower this morning. No one turned down my bed and put chocolates on my pillow last night. My entertainment last night consisted of "Cake Boss" on TV...a song and dance team or comedian did not come to my home to entertain me. I've been wandering all over my house looking for the pizza and ice-cream bar...because I could really use a snack right about now...but...I can't find it. My husband came home last night, sat down at the table and asked for the menu...when I told him he had one choice and it wasn't the gourmet fare he had grown accustomed to, his face said it all. We've been spoiled rotten and reality is slapping us upside the head.
Why is it so easy to adjust to being spoiled and so hard to adjust back again? I'm thankful for the week of pampering and it's back to the old grind...which is fabulous too!