Monday, June 30, 2008
Where in the world do these twits get off saying that Henry should be punished for his diligence? If you are John, where do you get off trying to take Henry’s hard-earned money away from him in the name of your misguided “fairness”? If you want to sit on the lake, drink beer, scratch your butt, and bass fish, that is perfectly fine with me. I am not against any of those activities and have engaged in some of them myself at one time or another. But you HAVE NO RIGHT to talk about “moral imperatives” about what other people have earned due to their diligence. That money is not yours! You want some money? Go earn some! Get up, leave the cave, kill something, and drag it home.
Please, America, re-think the politics of envy! You are sowing the seeds of our destruction when you punish the Henrys of our culture. If you think taxing the populace to support government programs is the best way—and I don’t—then at least tax every single person the same! There are very few Henrys out here who would squawk much about paying a set percentage of their income—if everyone else did, too. But this idea of some butt-scratching bass fisherman saying government should tax his neighbor and not him—just because his neighbor has succeeded—must stop.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Beth is our neice of 15 years now. She is on the Flag Team at school and I hear she's really good. I haven't gotten to see her in action yet. 9 days and counting Bethy!!
He is super jealous that I get to enjoy the new bed a week before he does. I told him "That's ok! I will just find Maggie's sleep number while you are gone!" But we finally caved in and bought one of the sleep number matresses. (BTW, my sleep number 35) It looks like we are going to have to buy a new bed though. Ours is SUPER old and it was my parent's bed all through my junior high and high school years. I have had it for the past 7 years and IT"S TIME!! It is so time for a new one. The new matress wouldn't fit on the old bed frame. Almost a blessing!
Andrea came over for breakfast on Saturday morning to hang out with me while the delivery men were there. We made a bacon, mushrooms, swiss, tomato strata...Mmmm delicious!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Since we were already there, I took Maggie around the loop and enjoyed the landscape. (If you look close enough, you can see the refinery on the other side of the trail)
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Friday night was our Sunday School Social/Surprise Baby Shower for Kristi. We all went over to Brian and Kristi's house and Brian grilled some of the strangest food I have ever seen. His wife Kristi is about 4 weeks away from giving birth to their first child, a girl. Here's a few pics to give you an idea of everything that happened.
These were jalopeno peppers that had been halved and gutted, spread with cheese and topped with bacon. Brian threw them on the grill and these were actually really good. I was surprised.
I had to show you my present that I took because I LOVE this wrapping paper!!
Matt got a new game. Well, not really...his favorite game is Phase 10 (or as we affectionately call it "The card game that NEVER ENDS!!!"). So he bought a "new" game...Phase 10 dice!!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
A few minutes later, he came looking for my signature on the contract and the guy left. So I went about my business fixing dinner and picking up the house when I hear the words "So it's a done deal. They will be back in a few minutes to set it up." I know my face must have had a wildly puzzled look on it. "Tonight?" I said. "Oh yeah, they should be here in a few minutes."
So I took Maggie and we went to bed so the boys could get their stuff all set up and they worked until almost midnight last night getting this thing installed. Imagine being woken up from a deep sleep by the sound of your new alarm system...TWICE! (By the way, this is also my public apology to my neighbors for the 2 times they let the alarm run for a few minutes after 10pm) This is only the first step in the grand plan. In no time, we will surely have camera monitoring the perimeter of the house. ?? I guess I should be more flatterred that he cares so much for my safety.
Poor E, I don't think he got into bed until after midnight and he was also trying to get homework done while the guys were here too. Looks like we are going to bed early tonight!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
This weekend, we made Blueberry Banana Bread. The recipe called for 2 things that I had never really cooked with before: Wheat Germ and Oats. I eat alot of oatmeal for breakfast but don't really like it anywhere else. No oatmeal cookies, no hobknobs, but...today is the dawn of a new era. I accidentally put too many oats (an extra half cup...opps) into the mix and was incredibly nervous about how the bread would turn out and was very surprised at the taste. So much so that I think I am going to put too many oats in every time. I never tasted one oat in the bread. It was amazing!! I also added chopped walnuts which is totally optional if that's not your thing. This one is definately worth trying!!
Monday, June 9, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Sunday, I, again, had lots to do. Many errands to run and lunch with friends. So when I finally came home, I had a surprise for her. I brought her home a furry caterpillar. HOLY COW her reaction to the new toy was unbelievable and she hasn't let go since. Within 45 minutes, that poor caterpillar was legless, without eyeballs, and she had already pulled the stuffing out of 2 of the 6 segments.
Then her focus shifted to E's possessions...his work hat and his GRE scores...E was not happy about that!!
Then it turned to my chocolate bar. By then I was done making dinner and finally paid attention to her and noticed the mess!!! Sigh! It feels like all I do is clean up her messes.
But E is back home now so hopefully she will calm down a little bit. She was so happy to see him that she jumped out of the car at the airport while he was loading his luggage. Sigh again! Luckily we have a podunk airport and no one was there!
People tell me this is good preparation for kids!!! Whew! I still don't think I am ready for that!