Wednesday, December 31, 2008


New Year’s Toast

Here’s to the new year...
May it bring more joy and success
And less grief and regret.
To our dreams...
May we never stop believing in them
And taking the actions that will make them a reality.
To our friends, loved ones, associates (or colleagues)...
May we take the time to let them know
How much it means to us
To have them in our lives.
Let us encourage more and criticize less,
Give more and need less.
And whenever we can,
Let us create harmony and peace.
To new beginnings...
Let us start fresh, right now,
To make this the very best year ever.
A very Happy New Year to all of us!

By Joanna Fuchs

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Serious question

(President-elect Barack Hussein Obama romping on the beach thinking he's hot)

Am I the only person who doesn't find this body hot or sexy or in great shape? Please tell me I'm not.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas ya'll!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas

A few days ago it was 71 degrees here, but today, we're officially winterized with temperatures in the 30's. I hate the cold but I have to admit that breaking into a sweat while puttering around the house was a bit annoying in late December. I've spent the past two weeks painting the inside of my house and it looks fabulous. I'm good at meticulous jobs that involve lots of patience. I found it oddly peaceful to take each room and make it like new again. It kind of reminded me of cutting grass (when I used to do that when I was a teenager--not so much now since my husband loves his lawn work). You can see the progress as you move along so it feels like you are getting positive feedback from the get-go.

Everyone is home for the holidays and it feels so good to have everyone close again. My son just missed a major snowstorm which probably would have stranded him up North for a while so we're so thankful for that. My parents lost their power for EIGHT days during that terrible ice storm a week and a half ago. The power finally came back on and then they were then hit with this recent snowstorm. They have a generator which they used in various parts of their house to keep things going and have a wood stove where they cooked and whatnot. I honestly don't know how they do it. I'd be sitting on the beach in FL if I were them, and to hell with winter. Why deal with that if you don't have to? I'll never understand New Englanders. I guess having the Red Sox, the Patriots and the Bruins to watch makes all the miserable weather worth enduring because I can't figure out what else it might be.

I'm almost done with my Christmas shopping but I'm sure I'll still find myself out on Christmas Eve picking up a few things here and there. It wouldn't be Christmas if I didn't have some last minute shopping to do!

What makes me happiest during this season is having the hearts of everyone in my family all beating under this one roof for however long we're blessed to be here together. It's sappy and cliche, but there is no greater gift than family. If you have a good one, you have everything.

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you get what you wish for.

Monday, December 15, 2008

I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the thought that Christmas is just 10 days away. Where oh where has the time gone?

So many things I am not doing this year, simply because time has gotten away from me in a huge way. I arrived home on Friday and will be here for a couple weeks. The longest stretch in 5 months. Best case scenario would be for me to be home until after New Year's but that's too far ahead for me to call at this time. I literally take one day at a time anymore and I cherish (sometimes as hard as it is) each day.

Normally my Christmas cards go out by the first week of December. Sorry to say they won't be making it out at all unless I bust my ass to do them like tomorrow. No sweat, those who know me know what's going on and would be extremely forgiving it they didn't get a card in the mail.

Life for us changed on August 1st. It is the day my mom was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer. Wow. It hasn't even been three years since dad passed away from colon cancer. Sort of sucks the joy of the holiday season right out of ya. But as always we will plug on.

Many thanks to my dear husband who literally has taken over maintaining THE WHOLE HOUSEHOLD. He does it all and I couldn't be more thankful. Many thanks to my dear friends who have been beside me hearing me out on all my frustrations (and there are MANY) and tears. I love you girls!

We'll have nice Christmas, just the four of us. It may be a scramble mamble to get it all done, but it will all get done. Minus the cards most likely, that is~

Friday, November 28, 2008

Save money, not lives

Black Friday Insanity

Go read this article and tell me people aren't crazy. I will not be venturing out to shop today. I have never been a big fan of crowds of unruly people. I especially do not like the way the spirit of the season gets lost in the quest of finding/getting a "good deal." I'm trying hard to be sensible with money, however, I will not participate in madness just to save a few dollars. If you happen to be out there shopping and notice someone knocked over on the floor, and being trampled on, please make sure YOU STOP TO HELP!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. " ~Melody Beattie

Tomorrow I am going to cook a big meal, eat lots of stuff, hang out with my family, maybe read a little, call my family across the miles, think of friends who've made my life golden, take a walk to clear my head, breathe in and breathe out, live in the moment, and give thanks for everything. My happiness is tied up in my extraordinary family and friends. Because of them, I walk the earth supremely blessed.

So much fun....for real!

The HOTlanta housewives reunion did not disappoint. During the season, I found myself really liking NeNe (because she seems like a lot of fun), Lisa (because she worked hard), and DeShawn (because she seemed to have a good heart). I did not like Kim (because she was always telling us how expensive her material possessions were as if that's what's important in life) or Sheree (because she was way too full of herself when most of us were wondering what she saw in herself).

I think the reunion show left me feeling a little sorry for Kim because she took the brunt of the harsh criticisms. Of course, she sort of asked for it what with her Big Poppa ridiculousness and her desire to be a singer when she can't sing a tune to save her life. I won't even mention that she's actually really only 30 but looks about 45 or her excuse for wearing a bad wig started out with her insinuating that she had cancer and lost her hair/lost a lot of weight, then ended with her telling us that she DIDN'T have cancer but something else she couldn't mention!!! No wonder Lisa wanted to flip her over the couch. Let's not pull the cancer card unless it's real, people!

I think what I like most about this show is that when I watch it, everything feels familiar. I know for a fact that none of those women live in the ATL, but that doesn't bother me. They are so over-the-top-fun to watch. And Dwight? LMAO. I swear I saw him at the Lenox Mall this summer strutting his fabulous stuff. He needs his own show. For real. (We also had an Ugly Betty/America Ferrera sighting but that's another story for another day).

Can't wait for next season.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Be there...

The Real Housewives of Atlanta REUNION is on tonight at 9 PM on Bravo. Be there. I'm sure we'll have lots to discuss tomorrow.

Here's hoping Lisa tosses Kim over the couch at least once!

Elitist blowhards spoil kids fun!

Let the kids dress up in their Thanksgiving costumes and start worrying about something important you elitist blowhards!

The whole thing makes me too angry to even write about. Suffice it to say I have had it up to my eyeballs with the liberal elitist blowhards who seem to be working OVERTIME to take away every single one of our freedoms all in the name of political correctness. Bite me!

Monday, November 17, 2008

The global warming joke that isn't funny

The world has never seen such freezing heat
By Christopher Booker

A surreal scientific blunder last week raised a huge question mark about the temperature records that underpin the worldwide alarm over global warming. On Monday, Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by Al Gore's chief scientific ally, Dr James Hansen, and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that last month was the hottest October on record.

This was startling. Across the world there were reports of unseasonal snow and plummeting temperatures last month, from the American Great Plains to China, and from the Alps to New Zealand. China's official news agency reported that Tibet had suffered its "worst snowstorm ever". In the US, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years.

So what explained the anomaly? GISS's computerised temperature maps seemed to show readings across a large part of Russia had been up to 10 degrees higher than normal. But when expert readers of the two leading warming-sceptic blogs, Watts Up With That and Climate Audit, began detailed analysis of the GISS data they made an astonishing discovery. The reason for the freak figures was that scores of temperature records from Russia and elsewhere were not based on October readings at all. Figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running.

The error was so glaring that when it was reported on the two blogs - run by the US meteorologist Anthony Watts and Steve McIntyre, the Canadian computer analyst who won fame for his expert debunking of the notorious "hockey stick" graph - GISS began hastily revising its figures. This only made the confusion worse because, to compensate for the lowered temperatures in Russia, GISS claimed to have discovered a new "hotspot" in the Arctic - in a month when satellite images were showing Arctic sea-ice recovering so fast from its summer melt that three weeks ago it was 30 per cent more extensive than at the same time last year.

A GISS spokesman lamely explained that the reason for the error in the Russian figures was that they were obtained from another body, and that GISS did not have resources to exercise proper quality control over the data it was supplied with. This is an astonishing admission: the figures published by Dr Hansen's institute are not only one of the four data sets that the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) relies on to promote its case for global warming, but they are the most widely quoted, since they consistently show higher temperatures than the others.

If there is one scientist more responsible than any other for the alarm over global warming it is Dr Hansen, who set the whole scare in train back in 1988 with his testimony to a US Senate committee chaired by Al Gore. Again and again, Dr Hansen has been to the fore in making extreme claims over the dangers of climate change. (He was recently in the news here for supporting the Greenpeace activists acquitted of criminally damaging a coal-fired power station in Kent, on the grounds that the harm done to the planet by a new power station would far outweigh any damage they had done themselves.)

Yet last week's latest episode is far from the first time Dr Hansen's methodology has been called in question. In 2007 he was forced by Mr Watts and Mr McIntyre to revise his published figures for US surface temperatures, to show that the hottest decade of the 20th century was not the 1990s, as he had claimed, but the 1930s.

Another of his close allies is Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the IPCC, who recently startled a university audience in Australia by claiming that global temperatures have recently been rising "very much faster" than ever, in front of a graph showing them rising sharply in the past decade. In fact, as many of his audience were aware, they have not been rising in recent years and since 2007 have dropped.

Dr Pachauri, a former railway engineer with no qualifications in climate science, may believe what Dr Hansen tells him. But whether, on the basis of such evidence, it is wise for the world's governments to embark on some of the most costly economic measures ever proposed, to remedy a problem which may actually not exist, is a question which should give us all pause for thought.

Note to self: Don't forget to wear your winter jacket during this "global warming" trend that we're having this year!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Dear Democrats,

Keep your hands off my 401K!

I don't want the Democrats to save me or my family, we're doing FINE all by ourselves, thank you. We have not invested foolishly, we have NOT lost money in the market, and we do not need you revising the plan or shifting our monies somewhere else. There are plenty of problems on the horizon for you to deal with, so KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF MY 401K. It's for OUR future, not yours and it's also not for someone who hasn't bothered saving a dime their entire lives.

I'm shocked--NOT!

MSNBC Backs Obama, Gets $139 Billion Gov Guarantee

Is anyone surprised?


Journalism IS DEAD.

Propaganda anyone?

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Ugh. I'm so sick of the proposition 8 debate. I am so glad I do not live anywhere near California because the gays are out of control there. I understand being disappointed and wanting to change an outcome that isn't what you had hoped for or counted on, but how about taking your passion and using it in a constructive manner instead of demanding people with differing opinions jump ship over to your side with intimidation tactics? Grabbing a cross from a little old lady, throwing it on the ground and then stomping on it all the while screaming at the little old white haired lady is not the approach that is going to win people over, fyi. Demanding tolerance from your opposition while you are being highly intolerant kind of makes you hypocrites, don't you think?

I have no problem boycotting places of business, civil protests, petitions, rallies (for instance, I am boycotting all mainstream media that failed to report the truth about President-elect Obama, see for a real treat and don't forget to click onto AMERICA SERVES and read all about his intentions for creating a civilian national security force comprised of OUR CHILDREN, oh wait, he's changed his tune and replaced "mandatory service" to "voluntary service" and he replaced "children" with "all Americans" but he does still outline how our children might serve him--the ruler, the messiah, the ONE--ummm...over my dead body!!!), but let's ditch all the hate if your message is supposed to be about celebrating the love between two people. Let's not forget the message.

Lately I've been feeling this great divide between people--the ones who believe Barak Obama will be the great hope and healer, and those who think the Obama presidency will be the end of the America we know and love. The Obama fanatics cannot tell me what it is they think he will do for them (or they say things like he will pay for their gas and mortgage which is completely unrealistic). All they tell me is that he symbolizes hope and change. Super. I guess I should sleep easier knowing these intangibles decided an election, but curiously, I am not. I saw what happened during the campaign when people dared to criticize him--they were silenced, investigated, and harassed--kind of like what the gays are now doing in CA to the Mormons. I cannot tell you how much this alarms me.

Also, celebrity blowhards need to stfu. It's like they cannot stay out of the limelight for even one minute if they know a camera is rolling somewhere, so they rush to the scene to throw in their worthless 2 cents and we're all supposed to think how progressive and hip they are. Newsflash: we don't think you are hip and progressive, we think you need constant attention and will use any agenda as an excuse to get your face on tv. Give it a rest already.

Maybe if the gays and their supporters/celebrities had spent a little more time PRIOR to the election getting the word out and educating people, this wouldn't have happened. How dare the gays and their lunatic supporters intimidate and terrorize other people for exercising their right to vote just because they did not vote their way? This IS STILL AMERICA people, we're allowed to vote without fear of being chased down like criminals for a difference of opinion. At least I hope we are.

I see the mainstream media is back at it with their biased/selective reporting/creating of news. Commenting on the altercation between gays and the little old lady with the cross, the mainstream media said something like "you can see hatred on both sides..." HUH? Was she watching what I was watching? As Judge Judy would say, "Don't pee on me and tell me it's raining."

I don't really care if gays marry. That's their business. I'm sick of sitting back and watching things I know are wrong and not saying anything about it. I've seen dozens of stories documenting the plight of the poor gays who are so oppressed, but I don't see anyone standing up for the people the gays are mercilessly harassing. That's probably because they are white and therefore, automatically "privileged." We mustn't side with the privileged white people. Ever.

Except I am.

Using scare tactics to bully others to bend to your agenda is wrong.

One good thing...

I paid $1.62 for gas today!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Down but not out

Congratulations to President elect Barak Hussein Obama.

I believe in gracious losing--in defeat that results when you fight the good fight and still come up short. Losses tend to teach us more than victories so I will be paying attention to the things I can gain rather than dwell on what I feel we might have lost. I believe in an America where we walk free to vote and choose. I know that all of life is about living with the choices we make the best we can. I believe in the inherent goodness of people despite all the madness and despair. I have faith in God who watches over all of us, and who is with us most when we feel Him least.

I hope that all the people who supported Obama get the change they were hoping for, that they were promised. He hid a lot of who he is, but he clearly spelled out his plans (change) for America--and no one should be surprised when he puts those plans into action. I hope some day I can see in him all the things his supporters see in him. He can talk a good talk, but actions speak much louder than words. I will be watching.

There is no going back, only moving forward.

Country first.

Life goes on.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Team McCain/Palin!!!!

I voted.

Now I'm just sitting in my boring, middle class suburban home, bitterly clinging to my guns and my religion waiting for the outcome.


My husband and I were in line at our voting center at 6:45 AM. The line was out through the parking lot of the church then down the street. I'd estimate that there were 150-200 people in front of me. Everyone was very civil. We were given sample ballots to read and I kept mine figuring it will be a collector item no matter who wins or loses, plus I wanted my youngest daughter to see it. We had to fill out a sheet of paper with our name, address and signature verifying we were who we said we were informing us that it was a criminal offense if we were trying to defraud anyone. My information was verified by computer, and I actually got in to vote at about 8:10 AM. They had 10 computerized voting machines that were easy to use and voting was quick. We did not see or hear anyone trying to persuade anyone else-no intimidation or questions. It was an all around good experience. I hope it was the same for you!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Wanting to keep money you earn is now considered selfishness

Obama quote:

"The point is, though, that -- and it’s not just charity, it’s not just that I want to help the middle class and working people who are trying to get in the middle class -- it’s that when we actually make sure that everybody’s got a shot – when young people can all go to college, when everybody’s got decent health care, when everybody’s got a little more money at the end of the month – then guess what? Everybody starts spending that money, they decide maybe I can afford a new car, maybe I can afford a computer for my child. They can buy the products and services that businesses are selling and everybody is better off. All boats rise. That’s what happened in the 1990s, that’s what we need to restore. And that’s what I’m gonna do as president of the United States of America.

"John McCain and Sarah Palin they call this socialistic," Obama continued. "You know I don’t know when, when they decided they wanted to make a virtue out of selfishness."

This guy is so out of touch with reality it isn't even funny. His entire campaign is based on attempting to shame or silence dissenters. Someone please tell me how wanting to keep money that you have earned is considered SELFISHNESS. What a bunch of bullshit. Here's a man who has plenty of money and yet his brother lives in a hut and his Aunt (of which he writes about in his book Dreams From My Father) lives in a slum somewhere in Boston. This should sound the alarm for anyone who supports this man because what he is saying WITH HIS ACTIONS rather than his WORDS, is that he wants the government (through taxes from you and me) to bail these people out rather than dipping into his own wealth to care for his OWN FAMILY. What a hypocrite.

But what's really scary to me is that I am beginning to understand that many Obama supporters love the idea of socialism--of someone else stepping in and providing for them. I watched a video clip of a woman at an Obama rally and she said she was just so thrilled about the prospect of having Obama as our next president because finally someone would buy her gas for her and pay her mortgage. Um...WTF? Is this what goes on at Obama gatherings? Does he tell them that he's going to pay all their bills? This type of stupidity is staggering to me. Does Obama have a secret money tree that none of us know about? Or are WE that money tree?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Can you handle the truth?

Would the last honest reporter please turn on the lights? (link)

While MSM is busy tabulating the cost of Sarah Palin's wardrobe, some of us are more concerned with the state of the economy and exactly how we got here (not the bullshit lies we are being fed by the mainstream media!!!)

While the MSM is busy dragging Joe the plumber through the mud for asking a question which led to an unscripted response from Barak Obama uncovering Obama's socialist agenda, long time friends of Obama, with anti-American, terrorist leanings get a free hall pass. Hundreds of reporters swarmed Joe's front lawn. I am guessing not one reporter knocked on Bill Ayers front door to get the full scoop on him. Why investigate Obama's relationship with Ayers when Sarah Palin is spending too much on clothes? Priorities people!

The thing that bothers me the most about Obama is his dishonesty. He unabashedly lies to the American people and no one calls him on it. He does not inspire hope or the hope for change. I wish I could see what others see in him but despite trying, I cannot.

I know that the MSM is attempting to manipulate people with their constant negative reporting of McCain/Palin. Their hope is that if we hear often enough that Obama has this race all wrapped up, that it will discourage those who are planning to vote the other way to stay home and not waste their energy and time by voting. Good luck with that.

It is always dangerous to count your chickens before they hatch. It is always foolish to assume that American people are stupid or gullible. The secret to winning is having the mindset that you are a winner and not quitting until you make that a reality.

Monday, October 20, 2008

This is disturbing

Joe Biden speaks at a fundraiser.

“Mark my words,” the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. “It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”

“I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate,” Biden said to Emerald City supporters, mentioning the Middle East and Russia as possibilities. “And he’s gonna need help. And the kind of help he’s gonna need is, he’s gonna need you - not financially to help him - we’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right.”


I keep posting about politics because I can't get it off my mind. I think it's important that facts about an Obama/Biden White House occupancy need to get out and not suppressed/glossed over by the media.

I bet we get told by the MSM that this is wonderful news for America. (insert eyeroll here)

Friday, October 17, 2008

I'm here, I'm here!

After a huge amount of BS and retrieving a password and a bunch of other junk, the easiest way for me to join in on the blog was to go back and use the JCINNC name. Hopefully the assclown that did all the previous stuff will have learned a lesson and not mess with shit that isn't their own. A lesson I also learned is that rather than deleting emails from blogger (umm a few years ago) open them. If I did that, I would have realized a few years ago what was going on. I also would have alleviated a few headaches in my name being falsely associated with things that are not me. My two dear know exactly what I'm talking about here.

So, leaving the above behind, I am now able to post! Yippee! I will tell you that posts will be few and far between probably but that's OK.

Happy to be having some down time here with my family if just for a few days. The weather has gone from being very warm to much cooler and rainy. Honestly, I'm loving the day, getting things caught up with here and just relaxing and enjoying the company of my little family. It's wonderful sleeping in my bed, being able to not have to get the same clothes out of a suitcase and having my space to do whatever it is I want. Of course my happy time also carries a burden of worry but I have to make the most of it and know that things will be alright. I trust they will.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hockey Mom (me) for McCain/Palin

My favorite part of watching the presidential debates is how after the debate is over, the media comes on and tells us what we just saw, and I am left scratching my head as to whether we have all been watching the same thing because our views are so completely different with regard to the same event. It's like looking outside and seeing a snow storm dropping 3 feet of snow all around, and then the news comes and tells us it's sunny outside with temperatures high in the 80's. Alrighty then!

I'd like to point out how ridiculous this notion is that all Barak Obama needed to do to win the debate was show up. I have to wonder just how many screws are loose in the heads of folks who think like that. That's a completely irresponsible approach to choosing a president. How many of us are permitted to show up at our jobs, do nothing, and get rewarded with a promotion or pay raise? How many mothers feel as though simply waking up in the morning is enough effort to put forth into raising responsible human beings? I mean, really. What I've learned from my time on earth is that when we expect NOTHING, we get nothing. I want more for America. I would really like to know why are we asking so little of Barak Obama.

Here's something else I find curious. I keep hearing about how Barak Obama is ahead in the area I live, but if you take a little spin around town, for every 10 McCain/Palin posters I see displayed, I will only see 1 for Barak/Biden. If there is such overwhelming support for this man, as I am being told by media, then why am I not seeing it with my own two eyes? What I hear from the media is completely contradictory to what I am seeing in my every day life. Part of my double major in college was Journalism (many, many years ago so let's not go there). What I am witnessing going on in the media right now is nothing short of scandalous. Reporting the news has been replaced by CREATING the news. What a complete buffoon show. Interjecting your opinions into the news is NOT reporting facts which is what true journalism is all about. Perhaps a refresher course is in order for some people. Here's a clue mainstream media: Do not knock me flat on my face and tell me we're ballroom dancing because I'm not going to buy it.

Rush Limbaugh jokingly says that there are two political parties in the US, the Democrats and Racist America, suggesting that if you do not vote for Obama then you are automatically in the racist camp. Democrats are banking on people being uncomfortable being labeled racist, and use this tactic to fight every difference of opinion. They hope shaming us by screaming racist in our direction will be the nudge we need to come to our senses and over to their side. Fortunately, there are many people who choose not to be manipulated by this song and dance. I don't expect Obama supporters to think the way I think so I don't see what's so hard about them extending me that same courtesy.

I can't wait for this whole thing to be over. I have prepared myself for the possibility of not having the man I want in the White House, but I hold unwavering hope that the best man (my man) will win.


Oy...Fidel Castro endorses Obama AGAIN

Crush their spirits

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I was relieved to see that Casey Anthony was finally arrested and charged with first degree murder in connection to the death of her daughter, 3 year old Caylee.

I've been following Nancy Grace (love ya, friend!) for months now watching this all unfold. At the start, I wanted desperately to believe that Casey did not harm her daughter mostly because the thought of someone (especially a parent) killing a child is unimaginable to me. Listening to her on tape with investigators as she stonewalled the investigation, along with the fact that she never called police when her daughter initially "went missing" sealed the deal for me. I could not go on living a normal life if any of my children were missing, so watching Casey shop at Target for lingerie and beer while her daughter was supposedly missing sent chills down my spine. Life would stop for me, and I believe for most parents, but for Casey it was as though life was just getting good now that her daughter wasn't in the picture anymore.

The way she paraded around with big sunglasses on, surrounded by bodyguards after posting bail made me think that Casey actually thought she was some sort of celebrity rather than a suspect in her daughter's disappearance. She always appeared arrogant and defiant as though she was smarter than everyone else, and the lies she told suggested that she held contempt for everyone around her. You do not tell the ridiculous lies she told to people you respect or love.

More than anything, though, I sensed a deadness in the eyes of Casey Anthony whenever she looked at cameras--not in a sad way but in a scary way. She managed to leak out a few tears yesterday as she stood beside her lawyer and the comment was made that at least she was crying and it was good to see some emotion, but what I saw was not crying--it was a faucet drip and I have no doubts about who the tiny stream of tears were for--HERSELF.

There's never any joy in hearing news like this because at the core of the story there is such a devastating loss for so many people. I hope all involved find peace.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Food for thought (Links)

I'm going to be providing some links to some interesting articles I've found on the internet. Be forewarned that I am a supporter of the John McCain/Sarah Palin ticket and do not want to see Barack Hussein Obama as the next president of the United States of America so if that offends or if you don't agree, then don't bother reading these links. We still have freedom of speech so I'm going to take advantage of it while I can.

What If Obama Doesn't Have America's Best Interests at Heart?

The Forgotten Issue: Illegal Immigration and Crime

Who Wrote Dreams From My Father?

Polls: Obama or McCain Is Winning

Obama the Facilitator



Traces of nuts

A guide to the political left

Updated: More links

Question: Does Barack Obama Have Any Friends Who AREN'T Communists?

All That Darned Conservatism

Can America Afford Another Jimmy Carter?

What happened to the media?


OBAMA THE SOCIALIST. Watch the video HERE. Be prepared! (in a nutshell)

A plumber asks Obama:“Your new tax plan is going to tax me more. Isn’t it?”

In his own words Obama says: “It’s not that I want to punish your success, I just want to make sure that everybody that is behind you, that they have a chance for success too. I think that when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”

Huh? How about the PEOPLE BEHIND US GET OFF THEIR ASSES AND WORK TO MAKE MONEY FOR THEMSELVES? Why should people who work hard have their money taken away from them and given to people who don't work all in the name of "spreading the wealth" around? This is INSANITY!

Monday, October 6, 2008

I made these today

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups oats (rolled or "quick," but not "instant")
2 cups chocolate chips (about 12-oz.)

Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.In a large bowl, cream together the butter and the sugars until mixture is light in color. Beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the milk and the vanilla extract.In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Either by hand or with the mixer on low speed, gradually beat the flour in to the sugar mixture until just incorporated.Stir in the oats and chocolate chips by hand.Drop 1-inch balls of dough onto the cookie sheet, placing about 1 1/2 inches apart so they have room to spread.Bake at 350F for 10-13 minutes, until golden brown at the edges and light golden at the center.Cool on baking sheet for at least 1-2 minutes before transfering to a wire rack to cool completely.Makes 4 dozen.

They are delicious!

You should make them, too.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The good life

I don't mind moving over to blogger from AOL at all. I like it here. I hope JC and Brandy will continue to write (I know JC is busy at the moment and Brandy has a handful of kids to care for along with a full time job) so their blogging is bound to be light to non-existent for a while but I know that I will write from time to time because it makes me happy.

Speaking of happy....the weather today is spectacular. I just got back from running some errands and I've opened all the windows to let the fresh air in. It's been at least since April since we've been able to do that. I love the south and the heat and the sun, but it's nice when Fall rolls around and we get a little break from the wall of heat that meets us every time we step outside. And we're finally seeing some gas being available after about 20 days of most gas stations being completely dry. I'd much rather be out of gas than lose my home to a hurricane so I count my blessings where I find them.

So, yeah, I'm happy. Life is good!