Friday, October 31, 2008

Flight through the night

Wednesday afternoon and I was busy tidying up around the house. Carrie was playing with her toys and interrupting me at every possible moment she could. She thinks I should sit down and play with her; her playmate so to speak. I try to explain to her that I have things that need to be done but in the end I cave and sit and play imaginary games with her.

The phone rings and it's hubby calling from his job in Texas. Seems his truck decided not to start and after having it towed to the Ford Dealership, he found it needed a modulator which had to be ordered so he was without a vehicle. He did try to rent one but the rental car agency told him he needed to "apply" for a rental two days in advance. We are still wondering what the reason for this may be but nonetheless..he needed something to drive.
I quickly packed a suitcase, had April come and pick up Carrie and I made a dash to Henderson, Tx. 4 1/2 hours later I check into the Baymont Hotel and wait for hubby to get back to town. He is now using my car to go to location and I'm relaxing in the hotel room. This is the only time I really slow down. No walls to paint, rooms to work on and no housework to do. I actually like these breaks. This morning I took a long hot bubbly bath then did a pedicure. With my bright sparkly toe nails freshly done, I feel like a new woman! If I were at home I would not have taken the time to pamper myself. This is a much needed respite. I have books to read and the laptop powered up and a huge King size bed to sprawl on and take long naps. is good!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Dishwater Feet

Today was another long day spent in the Little House doing finishing work on it. I've been floating the walls and painting them and today I wanted to put up the crown molding. After a long exhausting day Carrie and I came into the house. She was hungry; I started cooking. I heard her say she wanted to do dishes for me and I was too tired to even do anything but agree with her.

I turned to look and found her sitting on the counter, feet in sink and dishtowel in hand. I didn't even have the energy to scold her. I snatched up my camera from the counter and took a couple shots of her "helping me" and left her to wash the dishes while soaking her feet.

All help around here is appreciated.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Seven and Politics

All seven of us at the last family

reunion. I changed the background on this picture from the "bathroom wall" background that was original to this shot. I'm quite pleased with the looks of this background.

I'm counting the days till the election is complete and watching the news channels with regards to the "bailout" "rescue" or whatever the spinmeisters choose to call it to make it more palatable to the Americans.

One of my favorites TV shows right now is Rachel Maddow. I'm a liberal and Rachel is definitely a liberal but having said that, I do watch most of the other news channels and that includes "feux news"(Fox) just to know what ignorant information that are spinning for the government.

Ah..very interesting times we are in right now. I really didn't think this current administration could cause much more harm then what they have managed over the last 8 years but it seems they will go out with more credits to their administration. I only hope to live long enough to see how the history books will portray the Bush Administration.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Bailout; renaming it to make it more palatable

Interesting read on people's opinions and explanation on what caused this financial mess we are in today. I listen to people who are scared right now. The retirees that have saved all their lives and are now watching the stock market plunges and watching their life savings dwindle away. I don't know if an administration change in this upcoming election will improve our situation but I do feel that continuing on with the current administration would be "not sending a message of disapproval" on the past 8 years.