Monday, November 17, 2008

Still learning tricks

Today I taught my 11 month old pup, Toby, a new trick! haha My room is on the corner of the house and it has many windows, thus making it hot in the summer and cold in the winter!?! *sad face* The house was feeling even more chilly than usual so I turned the thermostat up one degree...Toby had been napping all morning, but kept changing places, I assume to find warmer ones! :p When the furnace kicked on, I went and stood in front of my dresser to warm my toes! haha One of the vents in my room is under the long dresser I have, so the warm air blows out under it and across the floor of my room...it actually works quite well that way! I figured Toby might like to feel the heat, so I called him over and knelt down on the floor with my hand near the edge of the dresser so he would come closer. He scooted over and bam! He looked up at me with his knowing lil eyes and I knew he realized this was the place to be!! :) I sat there with him for a minute as he got comfy in front of the dresser, watching the warm air blow his shaggy coat around...ha Finally I got up and went back to my desk (the coldest part of the room near the door) and watched as he picked up one of my old shoes, which doubles as a chew toy, and drag it across the room to the dresser so he could play in the heat! :p He's such a smart little guy! It's always fun to see him learn new things, even if it is exhausting some times! (I know the new mommies can relate!)



Winter has ARRIVED!

Sunday morning, I woke up to a slight dusting of *snow* on the vehicles and ground! Winter has officially arrived with this new development! :p


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

PINK Sale

I'm having a Mary Kay sale through Friday, Nov. 14th! Let me know if you're interested and I can email you a copy of the flyer!

Stock up on holiday gifts now!! :D

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Leisure in Lexington

I had an absolute blast in Lexington this weekend!! Friday afternoon I drove down to visit my cousin, Zach, for the weekend. Saturday we attended the Kentucky Wildcats vs. Georgia Bulldogs Football game. It was soooo much fun! :D We started out sitting in the sun, which was almost hot and then the sun went down...BRRRRR! We froze the last half of the game, but still enjoyed a close game! I am a Georgia fan...have been for a long time! Zach is now a Kentucky fan because they brainwash the people of Lexington! haha Just kidding! But seriously, Wildcat Country is nuts! Zach told me he wouldn't go to the game with me unless I wore blue....so I wore a UK shirt....but that didn't stop me from cheering for the red team! ha The people around us didn't quite know what to think, but I had the best time!! :D Today we just enjoyed hanging out at his apartment. We drove to Starbucks (still in pjs..ha) and because they were so slow, they gave us our order for FREE! Woohoo! I made it home in time to watch the Colts beat the Steelers! Yay!!

All in all it was a great weekend! Hope you have a good week! Enjoy the pictures! ;)

Final Score - Go Dawgs!!


action on the field!

Zach & I before the game started...it was warm then! ha

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Devil Dog

Tonight mom and I were shopping at Wal-Mart and were headed for the cash register...they had all the Halloween stuff on sale and we could see that there were dog costumes! So naturally, we had to stop and see what they had. They had the cutest outfits...pirate, hot dog, king, cowboy, devil, angel, etc...they were 50% off!! I figured I've wasted more than $3.50 that the costume was going to cost me so I might as well get one for Toby!

We decided on the Devil Dog because he is my little devil! ha And yes, today that name fit very very well...he was driving me bonkers! The outfit is a little big, as I suspected it would be. Mom is going to shorten the straps on it for next year so it fits better. haha He did not like wearing the costume, but he was quite cute as you will see below!!

Happy Belated Halloween! :D



Clearly Delusional

Read this article a few minutes ago...this woman is nuts! McCain had a better chance without her. The article states it all, she is a "whack job" described by the Republican campaign staff. She can hope all she wants, but she will never be our President.

http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzzlog/92002

Witnessing History

Today I thought I better take the time to jot a little something down about the events that occurred on Election Day 2008. After all, we all are part of the history of the United States, and for one, I am quite proud.

My family has always been interested in politics, so even if I didn't want to be...it was forced at a young age. I grew up understanding the differences between the parties, but not really having much of a voice because let's face it...I was too young to care beyond what happened to my grandpa's or mom's election results!! As I've gotten older, I have learned more yet remained middle of the road on my choices. Party lines often led me to my choices because I just didn't take the time to research my decisions.

I'll never forget the 2000 Election...I was an FFA State Officer that year. Liza, Justin, and I had heavily debated the entire time! ha We stayed up all night to watch the news unfold. It was a pretty exciting time and yet, I was still not fully involved in the process (but yes, I did vote).

Now here we are the day after the 2008 Election...we voted for a change and we got it! The first African American President, Barack Obama, will take his place in history at the beginning of next year. I think this speaks volumes that as a nation, race and religion are finally not as important as the man himself!

As I stated in an earlier blog, I was not a real fan of either candidate going into the election. When it came right down to it...Obama was the lesser of the evils for me. As a woman, there was no way on God's green Earth that I could have voted to have anything to do with Palin's ticket. Most of my friends agreed on this issue, but still voted for McCain & Palin because she was hot...that absolutely disgusts me!! :p

I stayed up last night to watch all the election coverage...I have been actively involved this year. I choose not to spout off ridiculous trash as so many people do prior to the election. It is not my job to sway people. Everyone has their reason for voting, even if it is way off the mark! I will say that McCain impressed me with his concession speech. I didn't know he had it in him. Furthermore, Obama's acceptance speech was very dynamic! It was amazing to see the masses that came out to celebrate his victory, including Oprah & Steadman as just a few of the celebrities they panned over. As Obama said last night...even if you didn't vote for him, he will still be your President. McCain also encouraged Obama's non-voters to give him a chance to do what is right for our country. Hopefully everyone will take that to heart!

Anyway, it was an exciting night...neutral as I have remained...I had friends messaging me to share their excitment and friends messaging me to share their outrage. To those of you who are blinded by petty differences, I truly feel sorry for you. Be open minded to change!!

On a side note, I'm proud of IN for turning blue last night, but disappointed that Mitch is still the Governor!?! He continues to pull the wool over your eyes!!!!!!!! ARGH! He is doing everything to take the voice away from the little people...he will not be happy until he has ALL the power! He is stripping our local government of its power, it started with the BMV and is now cascading to township trustees and will soon reach to the county courthouses. He does not believe in small town power, he wants to see districts offices with one or two people reporting to him instead of each county having their own offices. What a crock!?! He sold off the toll roads. That money was supposed to last for ten years, we are 2 or 3 years into it and half the money is gone! He is cutting back DOT money, so say hello to potholes and dilipidated roadways! He has already cut next year's jobs (the actual road segments that need work) in half and cut the budget for those projects in half as well. Mitch is NOT my man!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

VOTE

Hope everyone got out to vote today! It was the first thing I did this morning...mom and I only had to go up the road to vote, but there were already people out and about. My civic duty has been fulfilled! ha

Monday, November 3, 2008

My Soapbox

***NOTE: I wrote this about a month ago, fully intending to post it at the time. I decided not to for awhile, but now that we are hours away from the big VOTE, I feel I have to express my opinions. I wrote this because I'm tired of people speaking ignorantly. Everything I've said in this blog are things I've discussed with friends and family. Some of the ideas I've expressed are stolen from those friends because they made a valid point. I believe in being open-minded, which is not always easy to do. Going into the election tomorrow, I know that no matter the outcome, our country is in serious trouble for many years to come. None of the Presidential candidates are adequate for the job in my opinion. I will vote, even though I wish I could abstain. (My grandfather would roll over in his grave if I didn't vote...he was an elected official and strong party believer in his day!)***

Everyone else has been up on their soapboxes recently because of the upcoming election...I do not like all of this, for many reasons!
  1. Neither Presidential/VP Candidate group knows what to do
  2. People rant & rave without knowing facts
  3. Growing up with family members involved in politics (even my mom is an elected official), I have been subject to the craziness that is party vs. party my entire life
  4. No matter what the outcome, there will be a riot because people are stupid

Here are some things everyone should think about...I'm not pushing either party, although I am pretty set in my ways and already know who I will be voting for.

  • McCain - is older than dirt! Let's face it, the man wouldn't likely make it through the term, let alone a second one. Look at how young Clinton looked when he was elected...his terms definitely aged him!
  • Obama - is a minority! A man that may not make it through a term because he is more likely to be assassinated before the term ends. The race issue already has people divided, so much for unity!
  • Palin - is about a incompetent as it gets! She has a teenage daughter who got knocked up & she has a handicapped child. As if those two things wouldn't demand attention singularly, she has to contend with them at the same time. Not to mention that she's a lowly Governor, who has had her actions severely scrutinized lately. (I'm not a Mitch fan, not many people are anymore, so that wains my faith in a Republican Governor.)
  • Biden - doesn't have it completely together! The only thing I can say for him is that he has managed to stay out of the limelight. He is obviously towing the line, which although we want unity between the Prez & VP, he doesn't seem to be able to form an opinion on his own. (Maybe he won't shoot his friend in the face though like our current VP! hahaha)

And on my last bit of ranting...this is not, I repeat NOT an attack on anyone in particular, but just how I personally feel about the matter - - > RELIGION.

I could not care less about the religious ties of any of the candidates. I have always believed that too much importance is placed on such matters. (and yes, I am a very faithful person) Why do I believe this? For starters, has anyone else noticed that every Democratic Presidential candidate's religion is always the main topic of conversation? If they are Catholic (like Kennedy), they get criticized because they must obviously have a close relationship with the Pope & he may sway their political decision making! If they are Muslim, they must be a terrorist that will blow up the country! Are you freakin' kidding me?!?!? GET A GRIP PEOPLE!!!! For anyone asking, I am a Roman-Catholic-born, bred, and raised, indoctrinated with these beliefs although quite liberal the older I get and see the world through new experiences. I for one believe that on the last day of this Earth, we will learn that the God each of us individually give praise to will be the One & Only. He is the same person, just differentiated among peoples due to translation & stresses placed upon the different regions of the world. Judgement day will essentially be about how tolerant and accepting you have been of others...how do you think you'll fare on that day? The "Christians" of this world preach tolerance & love & understanding, yet are the first ones to lay blame for religious reasons. Isn't it important enough that the man (or woman) leading our society have a faith & practice that faith? I have friends of all religious backgrounds - Catholic, Baptist, Jewish, Brethren, Lutheran, Muslim, etc...if I were to condemn a religion it would be like telling my friend that they are worthless and undeserving of my friendship! How horrid to think about!?! I love my friends no matter what race, religion, etc.

We are all just people...people in a nation facing tremendous crisis if we can't overcome petty differences & as a unified front overcome the true evils in our world.

That is all. I'm throwing my soapbox away...maybe you should do the same!

 

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