Thursday, March 14, 2013

Another Semester .... Just Chugging Along

My newest reason to laugh..
Chugging right along, my schedule is perhaps the most full it has been since this adventure has started. Between school, work, kids and family my plate is very full.  I am constantly amazed by just how much I have managed to accomplish so far. For the second time I am taking a class with my daughter, which helps because we can bounce our Biology Labs off of each other when we get stuck. Since this semester started I have not made it to bed before 1:30 am or 2:00 am. So each morning when I get up to begin my day the coffee pot is always ready to go even though it may take me a little bit longer to get started.

This has been a great challenge so far, I have found many of the classes that were at first intimidating to be a real joy to take. I do recommend taking a few classes to anyone who may be unsure of where they want to go in their life. It is a great way to find what makes you tick. This year has been far more than just school though, my commitments have grown stronger to the people in my life. It also amazes me that as tired as I may get I am still able to laugh and find the joy in the everyday moments.

We are by no means perfect as a family but we are sticking together and really supporting each other. At the end of the day that is what matters, it is not about how big your family is or even those people who get  that you may be to dog tired to pick up the phone and call. Its the spouse that never seems to grumble even though you come to bed later rather than earlier. Still managing to crack jokes about your computer being your lover.


Every day I am finding myself more and more, the funny part is I thought I knew myself pretty well already. It is as much about learning who you are as about the degree or even potential money you can make with that degree. Either way I know before I was the one who was not ready.Whereas now I can embrace it for the gift that it is. Some days are hard and I want to whine but I don't because this is my choice. My decision to move forward in regards to my own dreams. My Thomas and my kids at home are always my number one supporters that keep me going.

I can only love them more and more for their unselfishness in allowing me my dreams as well. I am truly blessed in my life. It may not be perfect but it is my life and I am glad for the wonderful people I get to share it with. Both friends and family.

To my friends who hang in there even when I seem to go underground and disappear off the face of the earth for a while your patience and understanding helps to keep me going. I would be lost without you.

“If you are unable to find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?” 
― Dōgen

Monday, March 04, 2013

Hard Lines and Fewer Answers in Washington

As a normal  American you would have to be buried in the sand or living in another country to not see the struggle going on in Washington. Our president is once again at it with congress over there inability to come up with a plan that everyone agrees on. So what does that mean, well if you or your spouse work for the government it will mean mandatory furloughs, (unpaid time off) .

What does that tell the rest of us, that frankly no one is safe and our government isn't quite as financially secure as we have all been lead to believe. After reading many  pieces  some biased and blaming the Republicans, the biggest issue on the table seems to be that the Republicans will not agree to allow the president to increase the debt cap yet again. Hmm I wish I could raise my debt cap as much as he thinks he can, wouldn't you?

Reality check here, if you don’t have money to spend you can't keep borrowing to pay your bills. This is a pretty simple concept, you don't spend what you don't have. The financial cuts that are going into effect are worse case scenario but hell, the president did agree to them 4 years ago and made no effort until now to put together a plan. I do not think the answer is in the cuts that are going into effect, but are any of them really looking at or thinking about what they're doing to this country?

I hate when I ask someone why they voted for Obama and they really don't know other then they like him. He is another Hollywood president, polished and quaffed to please the masses. Giving lip service, and using bullying tactics like a schoolboy trying to force through media pressure to get his own way. I know when I was a kid if I acted like a brat I got spanked.

I truly worries me that we cannot see the direction we are heading in. That many are so baffled by the BS that they will gladly buy the George Washington Bridge from him. The way I see it is you were given four more years to make a difference, fix the problems reduce our debt and stop asking to borrow from Peter to pay Paul. You're supposed to be the expert here governing for the people and by the people. I really do not think anyone wanted to go to the blanket cuts that are now at our doors. It will be interesting to see if the boys in Washington can start acting like the MEN that they say they are.

I honestly do not believe that we as a people are so stupid we cannot see what is happening in our own backyard. It truly breaks my heart every time this man opens his mouth and tares us all down as Americans. We would have been better off putting anyone else in office rather then this joker, at least we would have been able to believe we were being told the truth. I guess the Joke is on us.

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