Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Vote For Colby!


My Colby is one of the 10 finalists in the Washington Post Howl-oween contest. The top 4 vote getters will win a prize. The prizes are gift certificates to doggie day cares and pet stores in the DC area. Please click here and cast your vote for Colby. He certainly deserves it, having to put up with me.

Let's hear it for Team Colby!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

They Must Not Buy Groceries Where I Do!

Hi Readers,
I knew the moment I posted something political on my blog site, I'd end up looking like an idiot...(See Below)As soon as I posted that, up pops a newsworthy statement telling all of America President Barack Obama has called on Congress to approve $250 payments to more than 50 million seniors to make up for no increase in Social Security next year. YES!!!...Hey, not all that much, but a little something is better than nothing, even though, yeah, I agree, it's mostly nothing. The Social Security Administration announced earlier today that there will be no cost of living increase next year. By law, increases are pegged to inflation, which has been negative this year.NEGATIVE???
WHAT THE F#&%???
Negative for whom???
They must not buy groceries where I buy mine. I don't know about you folks, but everytime I walk inside a super market, the new increased prices fairly jump off the shelves into my basket.Hell, I've stopped shopping at Wal/Mart and started buying all my groceries at the Dollar Store. I don't even buy fresh meat any more. I go buy the aisle and sniff it as I pass through on my way to the canned Spam, canned ham, canned tuna, canned chicken(I'm talking little cans here), canned Vienna sauages and potted meat. Oh, the variety of dishes I've learned to make with this crap!!! I feel blessed I can still afford these little cans, but without that senior citizen increase, I might have to go to berries and roots...Tabs

What's Wrong With This Govt.?

Hi Readers,
As a rule, I stay away from political issues on my blog. I'm a romance author.I like to blog about my books, my family, my pets and stay out of politics. But this morning's official announcement that there will be no raise in Jan. for our disabled and elderly, not only disgusts me with our current govt., but it makes me sick as well!
What the hell?
Our govt. can finance a war that's like the Energizer Bunny that just keeps going on and on. It can spend billions on a space station that only God knows why we need it up there in the first place. It can provide millions of the taxpayer's bucks to bail out banks, etc. It can provide all types of benefits for illegal aliens., and hell, what else am I missing?, but it can't give a fifty dollar a year raise to the disabled and retired of our country? What's wrong with this picture?
Huh...How many raises has Congress, the Senate and every other thing we now have in the White House been given the last year? How many trips do we, as tax payers, pay for, for these same elected officials to carry on their illicit affairs, candle-lit dinners, hotel rooms, air fares, trips overseas to meet with their illicit affair, another golf course...again, I ask, am I missing anything here? I'm trying hard not to.
No wonder people want to throw a Tea Party...I say Go For It!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

She's Still A Winner!!!

Hi All,
For those of you who are keeping up with my granddaughter Tabitha's competition for Miss Arkansas...unfortunately, she lost this past week competing against forty-eight other entrants, but this young lady is no loser. She held her own all the way and has every right to be proud, just as I'm proud of her. I've watched Tabs grow into the radiant, self-assured, beautiful woman she is today who will soon be graduating college and on her way to becoming a registered nurse who specializes in the care of critical newborns. It takes a special person to go into nursing and give so much of oneself. Best of luck in the future...Go, Tabitha!!!