Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Common Sense 102

Well, I promised you a Common Sense 102 and here it is, albeit a little late.

Taxes.....Two words.  Fair Tax.  Say you throw a 10% tax across the board.  No preferential treatment for being either very successful or very lazy.  If you make $100,000 a year, you pay $10,000.  If you only make $10,000 a year you are only paying $1000.00.  Can someone please explain to me, why this isn't exactly as it is named...a fair tax?

Healthcare....a scary word in today's society, but it doesn't have to be.  Why a total overhall when it just needs fixing?  Would you get rid of your whole car because of a bad muffler or old tires?  Of course not, why is health care any different?  There are many problems in health care and I am walking, talking proof of that, but they are things that are fixable.  Why can't government create certain laws that do away with pre-existing conditions for example.  Put a limit on the frivolous lawsuits that make doctor's insurance go through the roof?  These are things that can be addressed.  I just find it entirely laughable that Obamacare is commanding you to buy insurance, that you may or may not be able to afford, and fining you for not purchasing it.  Ummm, how about this, when Congress, and all government employees take this insurance, I will too.

Term limits....Do away with lifetime politicians.  Do 8 years maximum.  Can I hear an Amen?

Hmm...what topic have I missed?  My brain is fried right now, spent the night at our Chick-Fil-A fundraiser for our school.  If I think of anything I'll be sure to include it in my next post.

Oh, wish the Demons luck on Sunday, we really need a win!!

Signing off........

I'll keep my God, my freedom, my guns, and my money. You guys can keep the "change".

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Common Sense 101

Politically I lean to the right on most issues but I think if we all used a little common sense, we could really come up with a compromise that works for everyone.

Take abortion for instance, I abhor abortion, and anybody that knows me, knows exactly how I feel about it.  As much as I hate it, I know that it is not going anywhere.  It won't be overturned, so lets work with what we have.  I think it's absolutely ridiculous that you have to get permission to give an aspirin to a minor and yet a child can have an abortion without parental consent, nor even parental notification.  I also believe there should be laws that limits the time they can have one.  They should also have to watch a movie on their different choices and consequences of them.  If they still want to have an abortion after that, then at least they have made an informed decision on one of the biggest choices they will probably ever have to make.

Immigration.... Build a wall!  See how easy it is?  It creates jobs and keeps illegal immigrants out.  China did it, why can't we?  Now I agree that we can't deport every illegal immigrant that we happen to come across but I see no reason that if they commit a crime we can't ship their sorry butts back to where they come from.  What to do with the ones already in the country, you may ask.  They should have to do community service or serve in our military for a certain amount of years, and pay a fine.  Then they can become legal citizens.  All my liberal friends are probably thinking....but nobody will do the jobs that they do.  To that I say, make the companies here in the U.S. pay what they  are worth.  These companies should be fined for hiring illegals.

See, with a little bit of common sense, and a little compromise, both sides of the political line can come together with a solution to the problems we face.   Common Sense 102 coming next!

Signing off......

"Common Sense isn't very common"

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Where to Start.....

It's been quite a year so far.  For almost 8 months I have been having abdominal pain.  Four visits to ER's and they all sent me home with Myralex or some other kind of laxative.  They were so very helpful!!  NOT!  So finally this last time I went to the hospital they actually figured out what was wrong with me.  Apparently my gallbladder was enlarged and infected with stones, so they did immediate surgery.  That was the 4th of January.  Then I had a scheduled  D & C three days later.  Today I just got home from the hospital once again.  I went in for a endoscopy and came out with more questions than answers.  Then "apparently" I had a seizure, so I wake to an ambulance and a hospital.  They gave me yet another CAT scan.  I'd usually insert a joke here about radiation, but with everything that has happened in Japan, I would never make light of a tragedy.  So lets see.....anxiety,kidney stones, UTI Cardiosyncope, and we can't forget what issues I am dealing with.....being so bloated everyone thinks I am nine months pregnant, and test after test tells me nothing wrong.  Then again, the endoscopy I just had showed new things to worry about and more tests to take.  Now I have to take even more medication....8 a day apparently isn't enough.  So...that is about where I am now and I'll tell you, I AM NOT A HAPPY CAMPER!!

As crappy as I feel right now, God always sends me a reminder of how much worse it could be. My prayers are with those that are dealing with everything happening in Japan. I can't imagine not knowing if my loved ones were alive or having my whole life destroyed in the blink of an eye.  That's enough for tonight.  Signing off......

May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Welcome To My Life....

I've told you some things about me, but I figured I would expand a little bit. My boys are 11 and 13 and they keep me on my toes.  My decision to stay home was actually taken out of my hands, but I consider myself blessed that I was able to be a "stay at home mom" for the boys.  My husband once said, "I honestly don't know how you do it, your job is so much harder than mine could ever me."  He captured my heart forever although in reality, he has always had it!  I love him with everything I am!  He's my rock!

About 15 years ago, I began to have anxiety/anxiety attacks.  Not the "Oh I am feeling a bit anxious" kind, but the full blown "I am losing my mind kind."  That has never left me and I still struggle everyday to defeat it.  I'm on medication which helps but there is no "BAM, your healed" kind of thing.  And you know what?  That's okay.  Don't get me wrong, if I could get rid of this, I would in less than a heartbeat, but with God and my family's love and support, I get through it one day at a time.  I think once you accept it, it becomes a part of your life and not just a disease that you have.  We've adjusted our life many different ways because of it, and yes, I do wish that God would just take this from me, but acceptance is the first part of healing.  My mom is my best friend.  She knows all about me and yet still loves me.  <3  I would usually insert a smiley there, but it doesn't look like we have them.  Oh well, I will make due.  Now where was I?  Oh yeah, my anxiety.  I have had a phenomenal support system (my parents, kids, family, and friends) throughout this and I can guarantee you I would not be writing this today, without them!  

At one point through the years, I attempted to go to work.  I went to school and became an EMT.  Oh how I loved it!  Maybe it was the adrenaline rush, or maybe it was that I knew how it felt to get prodded, pricked and having my body used as a learning tool for new doctors.  I was good at my job and offered them the compassion that I never had throughout my 15 year____________.  You know, I always had trouble filling in that blank.  I could go with disease, sickness, hell, struggle, blessing, trial....but no one word fits exactly right. At times it was some of them or even all of them at the same time.  Your probably looking at the word blessing and saying "are you crazy?'  Yeah, I can be, but here is my reasoning.  If it weren't for the anxiety, I would have had a full time job and never would have experienced what it was like to be a full time mom.  As I've said before, I would not trade it for the world.  So that is where you find me now.  A full time mom, PTA Vice President for one school, Corresponding Secretary for my other son's school, and last but not least, a soccer coach.  I've got the soccermom, thing down but we will just have to wait and see, on the coaching part.  Although I imagine it will be great, because I have a wonderful partner!  Oh, and you will probably here Gabe come up, because he is the other coach.  His son Nate and my little guy Nick have played on the same team together for three, no four games and have built up a great friendship.  (and yes, he is 11 but he will always be my little guy!)  Signing off.......

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Men....The Next Survival Series

Six married men will be dropped on an island with one car and 4 kids each for six weeks.
Each kid will play two sports and either take music or dance classes. Each child will need a wrapped
birthday gift for 2 parties during the six weeks, to which the men will r.s.v.p., drop off and pick up.
There is no fast food.
Each man must take care of his 4 kids, keep his assigned house clean, correct all homework,
complete science projects, cook, do laundry, and pay a list of "pretend" bills with not enough money.
Each man will have to make an Indian hut model with six toothpicks, a tortilla, and one marker & get
a 4 year old to eat a serving of peas.
One pet will be distributed to each man and he will be solely responsible for daily feedings &
exercise, waste removal, grooming, and at least two veterinary appointments.
Each man must also take each child to a doctor's appointment, a dentist appointment, and an
appointment for a haircut. He must also make cookies or cupcakes for a social function and attend a
teacher conference.
Each man will be responsible for decorating his own assigned house, planting flowers outside and
keep it presentable at all times.
The men will only have access to television when the kids are asleep and all chores are done.
There is only one TV between them.
The men must shave their legs, wear makeup daily, which they will apply themselves either while
driving or making four lunches.
They must adorn themselves with jewelry, wear uncomfortable yet stylish shoes, keep their nails
polished, and hair & eyebrows groomed.
During one of the six weeks, they will have to endure severe stomach cramps, back aches, skin
breakouts, and have extreme unexplained mood swings but never once complain or slow down from
their duties.
They must attend weekly PTA meetings, church, and find time at least once to spend the afternoon
at the park or a similar setting. He will happily play board games, Legos, Barbies, Play Doh, as well
as color and read stories whenever the children ask. During the day the t.v. may only be tuned to
Nickelodeon and he will be responsible for monitoring the appropriate amount of t.v. watching per
He will need to pray with the children each night, bathe them, dress them, brush their teeth and
comb their hair each morning by 7:00.
A test will be given a the end of the six weeks, and each father will be required to know all of the
following information: each child's birthday, height, weight, shoe size, clothes size, doctor's name
and phone number.
Also each child's favorite color, favorite toy, best friend's name & phone number, favorite snack,
favorite story, favorite drink, biggest fear and what they want to be when they grow up.
They must clean up after their sick children at 3:00 a.m. and then spend the remainder of the day
tending to that child and waiting on them hand and foot until they are better. They will be
responsible, during that time, to have the appropriate medication on hand and keep up dosages at
the correct time intervals.
The kids vote them off the island based on performance.
The last man wins ONLY if... he still has enough energy to be intimate with his spouse at a moments
If the last man does win, he can play the game over and over an over again for the next 18-25
years... eventually earning the right to be
called MOTHER!