Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I have been quite ill for the past three weeks.
Seems I went and got myself a Virus infection, a Bacterial infection AND pneumonia..all at the same time.
My Doc wanted me in hospital, but then we discussed it, and agreed that hospitals are a wonderful playground for staph infections, which I would be very susceptible to catching.
So, medication, bed rest, fluids, and living in my jammies was decided upon.
I pretty much did exactly that for the past three weeks with the one day exception of taking my granddaughter and her friend up to Sol Duc Falls for a day hike. I paid for that hike the days after, let me tell you!
So here I have been, medicated, resting, sleeping, drinking juices, staying in my jammies and slippers all this time.
Not MY idea of having fun!
I was faithful to these instructions because frankly, even I was worried!......and I didn't have the strength to do anything else anyway.
BRING ON TODAY!!!
Today I went to Quilt Club, first time in 3 weeks. I even missed the quilt show (although my quilt didn't, and it came home afterwards with a nice First Place Blue Ribbon on it).
But here's the GREAT NEWS!!!
I do not have Bed Hair today!
I am wearing regular go-out-in-public clothes.
I am wearing SHOES, not slippers.
I am NOT wearing Jammies!!!
AND, to really celebrate, a few of us even went to Arby's for lunch!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Okay Guys and Gals,
Here is the latest update on the hidden costs of government. I wonder if THIS will be included in the budget cuts!!
"In my own life, in my own small way, I have tried to give back to this country that has given me so much,” she said. “See, that’s why I left a job at a big law firm for a career in public service— Michelle Obama.
She is served by twenty-six attendants, including a hair dresser and make-up artist.
The annual cost to taxpayers for such unprecedented attention is approximately $1,750,000 without taking into account the expense of the lavish benefit packages afforded to every attendant.
This unprecedented number of attendants is more than any First Lady in U.S. History.
I am wondering if I will get my social security check in August, while Michelle (otherwise known to me as Marie Antoinette) must be wondering if she will have to skimp on her false eyelashes.
26 servants??? What the hell do they DO all day?? Let's see if I can come up with chores for each of them: Now remember! There are 26 people, and each one of them has their own duty to Michelle!
1. Pick up Michelle's dirty clothes and put them in the hamper.
2. Make Michelle's bed.
3. Do Michelle's laundry.
4. Fix Michelle's make-up.
5. Do Michelle's hair.
6. Lay out Michelle's clothes.............oh wait a minute. Somebody actually gets PAID for picking out those hideous outfits that are a total embarrassment for America and the laughing stock of the world??????? But I must admit, at least she is not wearing hats that look like miner's lamps or antlers!
7. Open Michelle's mail.
8. Respond to Michelle's mail.
9. Put appointment book in front of Michelle.
10. Give Michelle a pen or pencil to write in said book.
11. Get travel guide brochures for Michelle, her kids, her mother, her family, her friends and 280 staff members who MUST be in attendance at all times on her trips.
12. Tell Pilot and flight crew to get Air Force One ready to fly the group somewhere around the world for a vacation.
13. Pack bags for Michelle's trip.
14. Weed Michelle's garden.
15. Water Michelle's garden.
16. Hand Michelle a garden hoe for photo op.
17. Clean Michelle's shoes from being "in the garden".
18. Make sure the TV is set for the sports channel for the morning exercise Michelle takes with her husband, thereby having "married time and conversation".
19. Set up photo ops in black only schools.
20. Search for new opportunities for Michelle to prove that American parents do not know how to raise their children, and any child who is over-weight, regardless of medical conditions, must be taken away from said parents and raised in a camp somewhere.
23. Let's see now.................
25. There must be SOMETHING........
26. Damn! Those spendy Republicans must have taken all the other ideas off the table!
Monday, July 18, 2011
As America’s poorest wait for Social Security checks that may never come on Aug. 3, President Barack Obama will be out celebrating a milestone birthday at a party where tickets cost up to $35,800 each.
Obama has chosen the first day of the potential default to throw his 50th birthday bash, combining it with raising money for next year’s election. His actual birthday is Aug. 4.
Republicans are slamming the decision to have the party as “insensitive.”
“This really shows how unserious he is,” Republican Rep. Joe Walsh, a fellow Chicagoan, tells Newsmax exclusively. “I realize it’s his birthday, but he is a president who has said he doesn’t know if social security checks will go out that day.
“If that’s the case, I cannot believe he will be having a big party that very day.”
Obama said on Tuesday that he cannot guarantee that social security checks will go out from August 3 unless a deal can be reached on raising the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt limit. “There may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it,” he told CBS’ Scott Pelley.
Unless the deal is reached, government services across the board will be cut and in many cases closed down.
“My first thought was that he will have to fly to Chicago before the third because I can’t imagine airports will be open,” said Walsh. “And he’ll have to have a huge supply of candles because the lights are going to go out.
“I am amazed he will be able to have a party at all.”
Walsh said he hopes to be in Chicago on Aug. 3 himself to be with his family in case the calamity that Obama has warned about comes to fruition. “I just doubt I’ll get an invitation to the party,” he said.
Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is expected to perform at the birthday bash at the historic Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. The event will be one of the president’s biggest fundraisers of the year. Publicity literature featuring a red, white and blue Happy Birthday logo has already been produced.
The event will be “multi-tiered,” the Chicago Sun-Times reported. The Hudson concert would cost $50; admission to the party $200; a premium seat $1,000; a souvenir photo with the president $10,000; and VIP seating and dinner with Obama $38,500.
Another GOP Congressman, Louie Gohmert of Texas was incredulous about the timing. “That’d be as crazy as setting up golf games in the middle of going after Osama bin Laden,” he said. “I’m sure he wouldn’t do something like that – or maybe he would.”
Obama has been leading contentious talks all week with leaders of both parties in the House and Senate to avoid the August 2 deadline. On Friday he warned of financial “Armageddon” if a deal cannot be reached.
However, the birthday party will NOT be cancelled.
Monday, July 11, 2011
I still have a house full of guests.........or at least it SEEMS full of guests, even though there are only two of them.
They are my 16 year old granddaughter and her friend, 18, from Massachusetts. I can't believe teenagers can sleep as much as these guys do!
I had to put myself to bed for two full days to see if I can get over this crud thing in my body, and today I seem much better.
It is my goal to take the kids up to Hurricane Ridge and Sol Duc Falls today. That is, if I can get them out of bed before sundown!!
I'm thinking of you all, and appreciate the "silence" of a whole lot of messages while I have company while being sick at the same time. I just don't get on Flicka often these days, but.................
I'LL BE BAAAAACK!!!!
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