6 06 2011

HI just thought I would tell you that I am almost through writing another book.  And my books are very good.  This one is called The Real Story.  I have a chapter on my husband who was a recovering alcoholic and very, very successful in his life.  It chronicles his real story.  The next chapter is about my father who was in the state administration at the time of the 1957 Little Rock crisis.  It tells the real story of that one, too.  And then I have written the real story as I have seen it happen over the years from the baby boomers to the present time.  And what changes there have been!

Just thought I would let you know in advance so you can be looking for it – someday.  All my books are available on Amazon.  I have one on kindle and all  can be ordered from Amazon.  I do not plan on putting those others on kindle right now.  Will later.  But this new one will appear first on kindle and then as a published book to be ordered from me.

Have a great evening and hope the weather is not too bad where you are.



5 06 2011

Haven’t gotten to write much lately, because I’ve been busy playing that summertime game called ‘try to get air conditioning fixed’.  The weather man talks all the time  about how this is the hottest year since whenever.  I could have told him that anyway.  When the air conditioning goes out, it is always during the hottest day of the year since whenever. Had several people come out and look at the unit to get it fixed.  The latest company wanted to enlarge the hole in my attic so they could get some sort of tool up there.  That would only entail a carpenter to cut the hole, a sheet rock man to fix the ceiling and a painter to finish the job and that would only be the beginning.  Then I would have to buy a new air conditioning unit plus all the extras for that.  I could see this job stretching into the next year.  Don’t think that would work with me.

So I finally had someone come out and try to fix it enough so it would run.  They worked on it all day yesterday and when they left, the air in the house got hotter an hotter over the afternoon.  It was time to go to Mass and so I decided to wait until I came back before calling them again.  After Mass, we drove to the local drive-in and ordered a sandwich.  The speaker would not work and the lady taking the orders couldn’t hear me.  Then when I finally convinced her as to what I wanted, I tried to use my credit card and the machine wouldn’t take it.  By this time, I was laughing at the whole day.  Might just as well laugh.  Beats crying.

Then the girl delivered the order and while she was talking to me, a piece of their sign fell off and hit her on the arm.  She just looked at me already laughing and started laughing herself.  Then she said, ‘well guess it just wasn’t my time’.   I really laughed then and laughed all the way home.

When I got home, the house was  pretty warm.  In fact, it was just plain hot.  Called the repairman once again.  He came out and looked at it, smiled and left.  Then he came back today and tried once again to fix it.  It was still running hot.  He finally ran some new wiring somewhere, probably from the main utility office  downtown.  But by now, I do not care where or what or when.  Just fix the !!@@##$ thing.

Now it is fixed and the house is cooling down.  Sure am spoiled these days.   But that’s just the way it is.  By now, I could have melted away.  But ‘guess it just isn’t my time yet.’


1 06 2011

The Republicans have repeatedly been asking Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring forward the so-called Democratic plan for a federal budget.  Reid doesn’t have one, obviously,  since he cannot seem to produce it.    Congress is supposed to come up with a budget every year.  But it has been a couple of years since they have managed to do this.  Reid says there is no reason for one.  Seems that if they produce their version of the budget, they will lose votes in the next elections and they can’t take a chance on doing that.  So they drag their feet, hoping the time will quickly pass and they won’t really have to produce a budget.

Also, the Senate Budget Committee that is in charge of all this said they planned to defer work on a 2012 budget indefinitely.  More Democrats.  So far, nothing the Democrats have produced has done anything except add to the deficit.

All the Republicans are asking for is a compromise budget that can actually pass and put a stop to some of this brazen spending of money that we simply do not have any more of.  But they need honesty and and willingness to work on this together.   Instead, the Democrats want to blame the Republicans for taking away all the elder citizens Medicare.  This is simply not true at all.  Just another bizarre story out to scare everyone into thinking the Democrats are saving us all.

The Democrats are at fault.  The  Republicans have done nothing wrong at all and do not intend to.   So guess what, there is no story to put out about the budget, so you are not hearing much at all about that.   Just the same old rhetoric of made up stuff about how bad the Republicans are and how they are going to send us all to the poor house.  If we don’t watch out, those Democrats are going to do just that to all of us.

If you have no money to spend, you don’t go out and recklessly throw it away on some silly trinket that you will never need.  But the Democrats are doing that to us every day.  If your credit cards are maxed out, you don’t go out and charge more to them.  It comes down to the simple fact that if you don’t have the money, you don’t spend it.  Period.  If you do spend more than you have, you will soon be in financial trouble.  That is where we are today in this Country.  And yet the Democrats keep right on spending that money like there is no limit to it.

Make sure you know the real story or stories behind all the workings in Washington before you make up your mind about anything these days.