Thursday, October 27, 2011
WILL The USA SURVIVE?
The folks, who are getting the free stuff, don't like the folks who are paying for the free stuff, because the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff.
The folks who are paying for the free stuff want the free stuff to stop, and the folks who are getting the free stuff want even more free stuff on top of the free stuff they are already getting!
Now... The people who are forcing the people who pay for the free stuff have told the people who are RECEIVING the free stuff, that the people who are PAYING for the free stuff, are being mean, prejudiced, and racist.
So... The people who are GETTING the free stuff have been convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the free stuff by the people who are forcing some people to pay for their free stuff, and giving them the free stuff in the first place.
We have let the free stuff giving go on for so long that there are now more people getting free stuff than paying for the free stuff.
Now understand this. All great democracies have committed financial suicide somewhere between 200 and 250 years after being founded. The reason? The voters figured out they could vote themselves money from the treasury by electing people who promised to give them money from the treasury in exchange for electing them.
The United States officially became a Republic in 1776, 235 years ago. The number of people now getting free stuff outnumbers the people paying for the free stuff. We have one chance to change that. In 2012. Failure to change that spells the end of the United States as we know it.
ELECTION 2012 IS COMING
A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!
Let's take a stand!!!
Language: English only
Culture: Constitution, and the Bill of Rights!
Drug Free:Mandatory Drug Screening before Welfare!
NO freebies to: Non-Citizens!
"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money". -- Margaret Thatcher
Monday, October 24, 2011
This is something I don't enjoy, but it is something worth doing.
Tomorrow is my colonoscopy exam.
Today I am drinking 64 ounces of apple juice with the prep stuff added to it.
At least it doesn't take as awful as it used to, and I really don't mind drinking it at all.
The results of drinking it...........well, that is another story that I will spare you. Most of you have probably gone through it and know what I mean.
This is not exactly my idea of Having FUN, but I do feel good about it.
After all, I am taking care of myself.
We learn to do stuff like this when we are active in Spark.
It's all about getting and keeping our bodies as healthy as possible.
Colonoscopies are not fun. But did you know that colon cancer is the SECOND most common causes of cancer deaths? Getting our exams done on a regular basis just may save our lives.
I'm not ready to check out yet. There is still too much living to do.
I have two things left on my Bucket List.
One is cruise through the Panama Canal, and the second is to visit the active volcano in Hawaii.
So, if I have to have this rather unpleasant experience to ensure I am doing whatever I can for my dear body, that's okay.
It just might save my life, and I am worth that.
Please, if you haven't already done so, check in with your Doc and see when you are due for your own life saving examination.
YOU ARE WORTH IT.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
It's good to be HOME!!
The Good Witch Wanda and I had a fine trip, and she brought me home safe and sound. And very happy.
I went down to CA because my quilt was accepted into one of the three larges international quilt shows on the West Coast. I also went down to see good friends.
So let's start at the beginning:
I KNEW my binding on the quilt had one lump in it, and I refused to fix it before I turned it in to the show. I KNEW there was a part of my quilt that didn't lay flat, and I refused to fix it before I turned it into the show.
Sure enough, I got dinged for both of them, which wound up with no ribbon.
Although I did get a wonderful report from the judges. They told me the binding needs to be straight with no lumps and that the quilt should lay flat.
They also wrote a note to me that if I had fixed these things, I would have gotten a FIRST Place award.
Yep. MY BAD.
I totally agree with them, and will promise to fix things that I KNOW need fixing before I turn anything in.
Another reminder of my character defect of procrastination. Geez Louise. Will that EVER go away? Probably not, because I am too impatient to move on to the next thing. Until I am willing to change that, procrastination will be my nemesis.
The show was wonderful with incredible quilts on display. I couldn't believe it........I only spent $125 with the vendors during a FOUR DAY SHOW. That is incredible for me, as I usually fall for all the eye candy and buy like there is no tomorrow. I feel good about holding myself in check, as quilters of all ages can recognize.
My dear friends Jan and Edna came up from the Monterey Peninsual to find me, and we had a fabulous time. Went out to dinner and then back to the convention center where we sat outdoors in the warm evening air and talked until 11:30. I'm pretty sure we solved all the problems in the world that one evening. Our government should just come to us and ask what to do, and then everything would be hunky dory.
While I was down there, I had a special birthday celebration of 29 years of unbroken sobriety. I went to the meetings in Sunnyvale and Santa Clara where I attended at the very beginning of my recovery, and there were folks there that helped me when I was a "newbie". I was so humbled and grateful to see them. It was a true blessing to be able to say "THANK YOU" to all of them, and see they too are continuing their own journey of this fantastic way of living.
I also went "home" to the meetings I attended when I lived in the Monterey Peninsula. My old sponsor and the ladies I sponsored all got together and gave me a wonderful birthday dinner. We then went to a Woman's Meeting, of which I used to be a "regular", and lo and behold, they had set it up for me to be the chairperson. That was VERY unexpected!!
We laughed and loved our way through another memorable evening.
WOWZA, the people in CA sure live fast!! They just zoom all around and are always in a hurry. I can't imagine living at that pace again.
The Good Witch Wanda and I arrived in Seattle, and DH was right there to meet me as I came out with my luggage. As we headed up to the Peninsula where I live, I could feel my heart getting very quiet and serene again.
Yes, I was coming home. I missed being home, even though I was having a good time. I missed the quiet, the beauty and the peacefulness my area delivers.
Got in to the house, and there was Winnie, all whining and shaking all over with joy that Mommie was home. He gently took hold of my sleeve and wouldn't let go for over an hour. He was SO happy to see me.
Then the catty girls saw me, and they too, welcomed me home. They were both talking up a storm to me, trying to out shout each other. I got all filled in on what happened while I was gone.
Have you ever tried to chat with DH when your critters are stealing the show? Both Ted and I got a big kick out of them needing to "be FIRST".
After sitting in the airport in San Jose, then boarding the plane and sitting for another 2 hours until we landed, then getting immediately in to the car for the 2 1/2 hour trip home, I was surely ready to take Winsten out of a long walk.
I marveled at the beauty of the changing leaves, the crisp Autumn air and the eagles flying over head.
Yes, I indeed did click my heels three times, and arrived right back home where my heart is.
It is good to be back in Spark and once again becoming responsible and accountable. I can't believe that all that eating in restaurants, and all I gained was one pound!
Yep, you guys were all with me, and I actually ate quite sensibly for the most part. But I DID have those three chocolate mousse cake pieces.........think that might be where the one pound tonnage came from???
NAW. Couldn't be from CHOCOLATE!! After all, we ALL know that chocolate is a major food group, right?
I am now going back to my pears, apples, salads, grapes and all that wonderful way of eating. I am NOT going to allow that one pound to get comfortable on me! After all, WHO is in CONTROL here anyway??!!
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Today is my last blog for a couple weeks.
I am going to CA for the Pacific International Quilt Festival and see how my quilt does. I don't expect any ribbons or prizes, but it will be fun to listen to the comments and critiques from judges and viewers.
I am originally from that area, so have lots of friends to see and enjoy. It will be a busy time, that's for sure!
I don't have one of those carry along computers.....whatever they are called.......so I won't be letting you know how I am doing till I get back.
Those of you who know me well understand that I am NOT a "Techie", so the fewer computers I get near, the better. I know my way around Spark and email, and once in a while can even figure out other stuff. Most of which I can't remember how I did it.
It's always a bit of adventure for me to get on Flicka (my 'puter). We never know just how we got anywhere for sure, and many times have no idea as to WHY we are there anyway.
It's kind of like my own personal scavenger hunt.
I know I have been a bit quiet lately, and that's because I am busy......I am very busy indeed.
I have a rather long request list for quilts for the kids fighting cancer, ages 8-18. Hopefully I will be able to deliver one today before I leave on my voyage south.
Then when I get home, it is "To the quilt room for ME" again.
I'll think about you guys and all the support I get from you while I am forced to eat in restaurants. I know what I need to do, and am planning to do the right thing by my body while I am gone. But oh, those wonderful Mexican restaurants down there do beckon!!
Take heart, do your exercises, enjoy your life. I'll get in touch when I am once again home.
Love to all!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, October 03, 2011
I think by now we have all read the emails about having term limits, the Congress having the same medical choices we have, no full retirement for them, English speaking as our country's language and on and on.
I agree with all of it. I am sure most Americans do.
But there is a huge problem with this entire ideation.
WHO are we going to get that will write the bill and try to get it passed????
Do we really believe that we have honest enough persons "serving" this country who would actually step up and do the right thing, even though it would cost them their careers, specialized health care that we peons are not entitled to, and full pay retirement for the rest of their lives???
I think not.
Even if we DID find someone who would present such a bill, it would never reach the floor for voting. It would no doubt be tossed into the round file.
Our students have been deliberately "dummed down" for the last 2 decades, committing them to subserviancy. We have to challenge the right to fly the American flag or wear anything that demonstrates Christianity in our schools.
Our children are not being taught Patriotism, but they HAVE been taught to fight each other, accept homosexuality as "the norm", and that they have the right to be given birth control. They are taught they are "entitled", and do not have to work for a living. Respect for parents or elders is not a topic of discussion. Prayers must not be done in public.
Protesters protest, but have no idea as to what they want things to change into.
Sports and music have become a thing of the past in most of our schools. These promote healthy people.
I won't even go into the "It's totally okay to be so deeply in debt that you are drowning, but just leave it to government to spend more, and everything will be okay. Government will take good care of you, because you Citizens are too stupid to take care of yourselves".
We the People have become We the SHEEPLE.
I don't have any answers for our dilemna.
I struggle to participate in all of America's situation, and try to do what I can to restore our wonderful nation.
But "We, the People" are not listened to. Our politicians nod and say a bunch of words, but do they actually represent us?
Most of our country's land now belongs to the United Nations.
How the hell did THAT happen???
I sure don't recall ever voting for it. I don't recall ever hearing about it either, until recently.
Yes, dear Citizens, we are being sold out, BIG TIME.
I for one do NOT consider myself nor my property as part and parcel of the U.N.
I am an AMERICAN. I pay my taxes, work hard for my money and property, speak English, and expect no hand-outs whatsoever. I am a Christian, and proud of it. I wear clothing with the American flag on it, and not on my butt, either. I proudly display the American flag both inside and outside my home.
Our Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence is being mocked at the very highest level of command in our nation, yet it continues.
To those who want to change us into a Socialist/Fascist government, I say "NOT HERE. Go to a country that suits you".
Americans, we must stand up. We must re-read our cherished documents of freedom, and insist that America be saved.
We must teach our children our nation's history, because they are not being taught that in schools.
We must instill pride in our country, and teach that to our children.
America is on a precipice; we must not let her down.
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