Saturday, March 27, 2010

Neither Here nor There

Wow, almost a week since my last post. I seem to be running around in a fog these days. Time is passing and I feel like I'm going at full throttle but nothing seems to be getting done.

A couple of random things:

--> Daiquiri Island is open at 8:30 in the morning.

--> Is it rude when, in a full elevator, as people get off, you move farther away to increase your personal space? I was in an elevator this week, and when we got in there were about 7 people, and as people got off, when we were down to about 3 people, I moved. As one lady got off, she looked at me and said "I'm not sick" What?!? I wasn't rude and didn't say anything when I moved, it just seemed silly to stand right next to each other when the elevator was almost empty.

--> We were listening to the radio in the car on the way to school and "Turning Japanese" by The Vapors came on. BB asks "Why does he think he's turning Japanese?" Oh crap. I took the easy way out and said I didn't know.

--> More on the Ian front: Having his teeth removed is going to cost us the price of owning a small country. But the orthodontist can't do anything else with his braces until his wisdom teeth come out. The way things have been going I think it would be that island that just sank into the sea. *sigh*

Jerrod has been busting his ass working extra details to pay the girls tuition up front. In the past month between plumbing and medical stuff we've put out over $5,000 cash in unexpected costs (with more to come - yay! I can't even imagine how expensive surgery is going to be). Looks like for the first time in 11 years we'll be financing grade school tuition. I want to cry but I know it's not going to make anything better. Ian knows it's expensive (he's a smart kid) and I don't want him feeling guilty about it. His health is important to us and we'll do anything to make sure he gets the best treatments we can give him; but he's the kind of kid who will take it to heart.

--> So, between issues I had at work in February, Molly's pneumonia, The Great Plumbing Debacle, Ian's teeth and surgery, Girl Scout cookies and breakfast every Saturday at Ian's job, it's no wonder my clothes are all too tight. Grrr!!!

--> While I'm wallowing, I'd like to share some thoughts brought on by a political mailing I received today. I think I've mentioned before I'm a Republican. A VERY liberal Republican. I received a census today from the Republican Party asking for my opinions. As I looked it over, my eyes were immediately drawn to the back page where you could check off a dollar amount you'd like to donate to the republican Party. Or, if I couldn't donate, I could send $15 to help defray the cost of processing my Census Document. Seriously? You're asking me to take time out of my day and fill out this questionaire and PAY you to record the answers?

Part two to this rant is that in looking over the questions, it seemed to be a poorly disguised "I hate Democrats" flyer. The questions start off innocently enough: Are you conservative,
moderate, liberal? Do you vote? Where do you get your news? Then they start getting to the good stuff - Question 8, Section 1: How much does it concern you that the Democrats have total control of the federal government? Question 4 under Section 3: Do you believe the huge, costly Democrat-passed stimulus bill has been effective in creating jobs or stimulating America's economy? and Question 5: Do you think the record trillion dollar federal deficit the Democrats are creating with their out-of-control spending is going to have disastrous consequences for our nation? Right, because Republicans are so thrifty (tell me again which key is the sarcasm font?). Now, I'll freely admit there are some legitimate questions in the survey. But really, they make it sound like Democrats are going to sneak into our homes at night, steal our money and kill us all in our beds.

I thought we were supposed to work TOGETHER. All this petty squabbling has done is make people angry, suspicious, and bitter; I wish we could stop this piddling bullshit and stop making it an Us vs. Them issue. It's ugly and causes apathy where there should be civic pride and a sense of duty to our country and our fellow man.

Okay, ranting over. Do I feel better? Maybe a little. To end this post on a positive note, I'll tell you this:

I am so freaking excited Mike and Hannah are going to Forks, WA. Every time I think about it I get giddy, and I'm not even going! Yay Forks! Take lots of pictures, even if you feel stupid. And make Mike wear a Team Edward shirt ;)


Hannah said...

This post right here is why Daiquiri Island is open at 8:30. You NEED to start drinking early when you got troubles like those.

Michael has now watched bot Twilight and New Moon. You think he didn't wanna go before? I have caught him trying to intentionally break his leg three times.

Get betta soon. All you'all ...

Anonymous said...

Have Ian's wisdom teeth removed when they do his knee surgery. Saves on the anesthesia. One doc can work on his mouth, the other on his leg. He's a tall kid, they'll never bump into each other. Seems reasonable to me! :-)
....Auntie M

ChiaPop said...

hahahaha!!!! Mags, you so funny!!!