Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

All I can say is: OMG What Have I Done??? I'm not a great writer, as anyone who has read this blog can tell. So what do I have to do for my first classes? Write a 1,500 essay and a student survival guide! The instructor gave us topics to choose from, but I'm hoping he'll let me go off list, since the things listed don't matter much to me. I'm not sure I could get 50 words written about them. I'm gonna be off blog for a week or so, since I've got to get into a rhythm to handle school and my other stuff. Read the blogroll (They're good writers!), and check out the blogads. And if anyone wants to buy me a new computer I wouldn't turn it down. This one is about six years old and is starting to give me all kinds of trouble (figures). Pray for me. I'm gonna need it!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Someone in Flori-duh mailed in their absentee ballot using a rare, $200,000 stamp. And the ballot didn't even count, since there was no name on it.

And the family curse lives on! Wolf, who got his promotion a day or so ago, broke his hand over the weekend. During a practice wrestling match, he was going through the ropes when he caught his hand and broke two of he metacarpals, one split almost completely lengthwise! When they found out at work, they fired him. Of course, if he gets temporary disability he can get his job back, including the promotion. But until that time, he's out of work with a broken hand and three kids to raise. Such is life in my family.

I was supposed to start classes today, but there was a problem with the template(?), so I'm hoping to start tomorrow. I'm tired of waiting. Let's get this school bus on the road.

Please pray for Wolf. He's freaking out cause he just paid his $900 property tax bill, thinking there would be more money coming in. Silly boy.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Just a quick thank you to those of you who prayed for the family I mentioned the other day. They have reunited and are trying to work out their problems.

Remember a few days ago I posted about a town in India that was painted pink in order to cut down on crime? I speculated about doing the same to prisons in this country. Looks like someone was listening.
Prisoners returning to a southwest Missouri county jail damaged in a failed breakout will find a new color scheme — pink with blue teddy bear accents.
Doesn't that sound adorable?

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Just a quick Woo Hoo!! to my son, Wolf, on getting a promotion today. He's now the Bulk Loader at the flour plant where he works. Bulk Loader. I told him that would be a good porn name.

Well, I must say I'm disappointed with the way the elections turned out. Some very good people were voted out of office, and the stem cell initiative was passed. I was listening to the radio today, and it was unbelievable how much gloating was going on. It really was inappropriate, considering several of the Democratic wins were by a very small margin. It wasn't exactly a blowout by any means. However, they did regain control of the House of Representatives, and probably the Senate as well. They would do well to elect someone besides Pelosi to serve as Speaker, however. They should select someone who is a little less caustic and could work with the other side of the aisle. I will say "congratulations" to the winners, and pray that they find a way to work together to accomplish something that will help our country, and not spend the next two years fighting over nonsense.

It's that time of year when deer tend to run out in front of cars unexpectedly. In fact, deer hunting season for firearms users begins on Saturday. So be very careful. You don't want to hit a deer with your car, because these days, sometimes they hit back.

I've always been a bit overprotective when it comes to my children. Other members of my family will vouch for that. That's why I have so much trouble with stories like this one:
A 14-year-old Sauk Village girl suffocated her newborn daughter Wednesday to keep her mother from knowing about the birth -- even though her younger sister gave birth two weeks earlier, police said.
There is absolutely no excuse for a situation like this. What the devil is wrong with this mother? Two very underage daughters having babies at the same time... it's vile. It's equally frightening that the sister who killed her child has eight siblings. No mention of a father or fathers. It just makes me sick.

I've been getting a few spam comments lately, so beware if you decide to check them out. I don't recommend it personally. Unless they get totally out of control, I'm gonna let it go. I don't want anyone who really wants to comment to have to jump through hoops to do so.

Here's a health-conscious version of the Carnival of Recipes for you to check out. Perhaps incorporate some of the recipes into your holidays to avoid that yearly poundage problem?

Monday, November 06, 2006

A couple more notes while I'm at it:

Elaine - I do love you. I'm sorry I missed your birthday. See previous post. Please forgive me.

I have a very special prayer request for those of you who pray. A family I know is dangerously close to falling apart. The parents are not speaking, except in anger, and the children are stuck in the middle. Pray that God will have his way in this matter, and that the children are not adversely affected by the fallout.

Tomorrow is Election Day. If you love your country, VOTE. If you aren't real crazy about it right now, VOTE. If you don't vote, don't gripe. You haven't earned the right. Select the candidates who will keep us a free and independent nation.

For Missouri Voters, here's something to think about. There are two amendments to our state Constitution on the ballot. One deals with a tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products, and the other is a stem cell initiative. Whether you are in favor or against either or both, do you really want them written into our Constitution? If these pass, rather than a law which can be modified if it isn't working quite right, these would be amendments which could only be corrected by another amendment. These two issues do not belong in our state Constitution.

Speaking as a former smoker, I'm asking you to vote against the tobacco tax. The state government will treat it the same as they did the lottery money. It's a ridiculously high tax ($.04 per pack). Two things will happen for sure: many people may quit smoking because they can't afford the cigarettes, thereby guaranteeing there won't be any tax money; and the people who live around the borders, such as in Kansas City and St. Louis, would go across the state line and buy their smokes, guaranteeing there won't be any tax money.

I also recommend voting no on the stem cell initiative. We already have access to government approved stem cell research. This would permit embryonic stem cell research, despite the claims in the advertisements that no human cloning would take place. You have to remember, these researchers don't believe that embryos are humans.

As far as what candidates to vote for, you don't need me to tell you that. All you have to do is consider who will be in control of the Congress. Not your local representative, but the party leaders. Do you want Hastert, Blunt, etc., or do you want Pelosi, Kennedy, Murtha, Kerry, etc. The thought of Nancy Pelosi being third in line to the Presidency makes me ill. But it's in your hands. If you don't vote, don't gripe.

Just a quick personal note:

First, I'm peeved that I had to postpone starting school until November 13. Thanks for everything CenturyTel. I swear they go out of their way to make me miserable. They have policies you don't know anything about until your hip deep in one. The policy of which I speak is one in which they block all payments by check if you've had two payment problems within a one year time span. When I sent my payment (which was due Oct. 25), I was a little late. I called them to let them know that I had mailed it and the amount. They said no problem. On the 25th, our long-distance service was blocked. That pretty well cuts us off from everyone, since everyone we know is long distance, including my daughter who lives three miles away. When I called them, they said they hadn't received the payment yet, but when they did the block would be removed. After three more phone calls they finally told me they received the payment on November 1. I asked them why they chose to use the Pony Express. They were not amused. They then informed me that the check would be returned to me, because check payments were blocked. There was no notification that this would happen, nor did they tell me this any of the other times I called. So, since I don't use credit cards, I had to go to another town to get the money out of the bank, then go to a third town and put the money on my debit card, just to pay them. Of course, by this time we were into another billing period, so I had another fifty dollars to pay to remove the block. I don't know if I mentioned it before, but I HATE CENTURY TEL TELEPHONE COMPANY.

It's the end of an era. Bob Barker is stepping down as host of The Price Is Right. It's gonna be strange not having him hosting a game show after so many years. I remember watching Truth or Consequences when I was little. Now that was a fun game show.

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Friday, November 03, 2006

I'm Back!!!

I can't talk right now, because I'm two weeks behind on everything internet, so I'll blog tomorrow night. Let it suffice that Century Tel is not a friend, nor shall they ever be.

More to come. Did you miss me?

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