Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Vote Smart

Ok...I get political sometimes, and occasionally get on my soap box, so let me warn you now if you want to leave....now is a good time to quit reading...

We do live in the greatest country in the world. And I want everyone to get out and vote, really I do, BUT....

Please make an informed decision!! I do not bring politics up in casual conversations, but sometimes the subject does come up, and I am amazed at the ignorance of some who are running to vote (some for the first time) and have no clue where his candidate stands on ANY of the major issues.

Before you vote, there are SEVERAL websites that can inform you of a candidate's position, voting record, background and much more.

If you do not know where your candidate stands on:
  • Taxes, budget and spending issues
  • National Security
  • Healthcare
  • Energy Issues

Just to name a few...what is your voting based on? A few TV ads, maybe a debate or a bumpersticker??
Do us all a favor and become an informed voter, or do us all a favor and stay home on Nov 4th.

I am Whatever Girl, and I approve this message.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hello Blogging Friends

Remember me? It has been a loooong time since I posted, but I am such a summer girl! I had to get out and enjoy that wonderful heat and sun.

I just can't stand being indoors when it is hot outside, especially sitting in front of a computer since I have to do that when I am at work.

Now it is Fall and it is cooling off, and I am sad. Thank goodness our winters are short and mild or I would have to move for sure.

G has been playing Fall softball and is turning out to be quite the player. She is playing pitcher (though they don't actually pitch at this age-the coach does). Their team is not doing well, but she is learning a lot and this is the first time she has consistently played infield.

Mu is such a boy!! He is in the question-asking stage, but his questions are so different that G's were. And if he doesn't like your answer, he will keep asking the same question until you give him the answer he wants. Kind of taxing on a mother's brain, to say the least!! There are times when I just say "Ok. The question center is closed."

He is still a challenge and fights me on almost everything, but I guess at 3, that is his job.
He is into wearing his Spiderman shirt everyday. If you don't wash it, there will be a war. I have started saying, "If you want to wear it, go wash it." It is funny because he does it. I am quite sure his teacher thinks he is a poor child with one worn out Spiderman shirt. Whatever! I have learned not to sweat the small stuff.

G still does not care if she matches her clothes. She reminds me of Pippi Longstocking--stripes with polkadots and two different socks. This morning, I laid out a pretty skort with pink flowers on it. She puts it on and starts tugging on the front flap. "HOW am I supposed to run in this?" she was so mad. "You will figure it out, and you will be fine." I usually do not make her wear cute things because she is an athletic-type--worried about if her pants will be flexible enough to run circles around the boys in P.E., but today is probably the last day it will be hot and I wanted to see her wear this skort before she outgrows it. She pouted all the way to the car.

Hubby is good...Nothing has changed at work...BUT I am studying for the teacher's certification exam now that I have Tues and Thurs. to myself for a few hours....I am so enjoying this time, and have actually continued a story I started writing awhile back. I don't know if I will ever finish it, but it is fun and relaxing.

So, what have all of you been up to? I haven't caught up on all of your blogs. I will probably do that when it gets cold outside. It is supposed to be 84 today so I will be getting my daily dose of Vitamin D!!! I would love to hear from you!