The upside to a Spring Break is obvious (well, at least for the schoolchildren; just as obviously busy parents like myself get no break at all--where is the hope and change, I ask you? It's woefully thin on the ground around here!), but the downside is that I will have far less time to blog for the next 10 days or more. I will make a superhuman effort (don't I always?), but the fact remains that I will be busier than ever and something may have to give. Of course, I could give up fun stuff like watching hours of NCIS at night - therefore getting everything done - but NCIS is much more enjoyable than struggling to post on this blog, so it stays and the blog goes. I don't want to hear any grousing.
Yesterday, I took Jack for a campus visit to one of the universities on his shortlist for next fall. I say "shortlist" because that is what one says in this situation, but the reality is that his list is no shorter now than it was last October when it seems he was picking my pocket every other day to pay an application fee to yet another institution. Sure, his excellent grades, hard work and future ambitions are important, but I want to know why I have to do everything! It was a beautiful day yesterday and instead of staying home so that I could
I don't know if he is any closer to making his decision, but it is not from lack of effort on my part, as always! I have
In other news this week, I have been bombarded with yeas and nays regarding the no doubt ruinous Healthcare Reform bill which the House of Representatives just passed. I'm just going to go on record right here in my blog by saying that all of the fuss and nonsense has been very irritating, and the so-called showdown vote on Sunday was (let's just tell it like it is) practically a non-event. Some of us had better things to do (ahem, NCIS?), and I for one had important family dinners to prepare as well. Sure, I did my civic duty by
Anyway, when the dust had settled, the votes were tallied, and the
Look, the "system" has worked just fine for decades! Those of us
It's time for all these bleeding heart liberals to just get with the program and stop mollycoddling the sick, the lazy and the criminal. Heck, don't they even notice how babies, children, elderly and poor people contrive to be sick all the time? Are they blind to the fact that most of those fetuses that good citizens fight to
Yes, it was a sad day for America and doubly so for Yours Truly who gave up hours of NCIS because of that televised drivel. Millions of undeserving louts
I must admit, though, that my aggrieved feelings were somewhat mollified by the personal note of thanks that I received from the President shortly after he gave his speech from the East Room. I must say, I do appreciate how quickly President Obama gets down to the important tasks like thanking respected taxpayers like myself for a job well done. Yes, as I said, while I did briefly feel a little vexed by all the hullabaloo, and certainly it is irritating to think of these unnecessary changes to the perfectly fine status quo, I am nothing if not generous and as such, I am glad to have contributed in my
I've a dozen things to do today before we depart in the morning, so I am going to have to stop here and hope that there are not too many typos in this post! If there are, I hope Those in the Know will show a little tact and diplomacy and don't mention it.
Have a Good day, All!
Todays photo (taken yesterday--this looks to me like youth opening the door to the wide horizon of the future--no doubt bursting with bleeding heart liberal ideals and other foolish notions-- :D):