Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The 11th Commandment...

Take not thy running water for granted!

We got new countertops last week...I JUST got my kitchen faucet plumbed! 4 days with a waterless kitchen! The plumber must have thought I was strange for thanking him so utterly profusely for doing what he does every day...no big deal...easy peasy.
It's amazing how the little things - conveniences - go unnoticed, unappreciated until they're gone. Running water in a kitchen for instance. Unheard of in parts of the world...in most of the world, it's expected. Depended on. Taken completely for granted. Not here...I fully appreciate the luxury of "water on demand" right where I need it. I admire the skills of plumbing a sink and making water flow without leaks. I'm thankful for the large size of my kitchen sink in comparison to the little pedestal sink I've been doing dishes in for 4 days!
I am a little more aware of the little conveniences in my life now. A little more thankful and a little less oblivious.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Thinking Happy Thoughts...

daffodil, originally uploaded by HA! Designs - Artbyheather.

While our country reels from the blow of the healthcare bill passing, and we worry which of our freedoms will be snuffed out next...I will focus my anger in a positive way. I will give to the campaigns of conservatives running against all of the democrats in my state. It's something I can do. AND...I can enjoy the beauty of spring and look forward to the November elections...and that is a happy thought!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


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

This is just too much! My brother went out for Chinese food last night and this is what was on the back of his fortunes! I'm stupified! Is there nothing that is sacred that our government won't infiltrate and send us "handy reminders" for their purposes?
And on the subject of the census...
Here's a controversial question. Why do they want such specific information about races other than "white"? Why, if you are Hispanic, do you have to give very specific information about which part of the world you come from? If you are of any colorful decent, you must be specific in which heritage you MOST contain. But "white folk" don't need to specify anything. Apparently European decent - except for Spain - is all the same. That baffles me. Why do they keep such close track of color? What does that truly mean? What does that say about our government? What does that say to AMERICANS?
I checked "other" and wrote in "American". They will probably assume that I am a bible-clinging, gun-slinging white person....and they'd be right.