Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Thanks Sarah!


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

After press secretary Robert Gibbs' display this week, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktTFtqK_XwQ , 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 pause...how 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....


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!
:o)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I'm going to use this!

This is my very first passport. My hubs wanted to get the little drivers licensey looking one that lets us go to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean and I said NO! I want the real deal. The one that can take me to the other side of the world! So...that's what we got. And now we're going to use it! We're going on a cruise to the Caribbean! I'm so excited! I am ready to relax...to sit on the beach...in the sun...to eat food I don't have to make for myself and when I'm done, leave the dishes for someone else to clean. I don't want to make my own bed (not that I do anyway) and I want someone to make a cute little animal our of my bath towel. I look forward to spending time with our dear friends and laughing 'til I pee...that always happens when I hang out with Lora...and enjoy my husband to whom I will be married for 25 years in July.
Note to self...don't forget the sunscreen!