Wednesday, October 5, 2011

what's next?

Seems the only time I write here is when something ticks me off and something has ticked me off again!  I think it is absolutely ridiculous to tax fatty foods!  Cut down on the servings, you don't need to be taxed.  I have just about had it!  I know it hasn't started here in the good old US of A, but I see the writing on the wall!  Come on, if I want to cook with butter, I should not be penalized, excuse me????  Milk too?  Milk is already outrageously priced.  People will just compensate with something worse for their health.  How about making it mandatory for workplaces that employ over 25-30 people to provide a workout room?  Exercise is the best thing that you can do!  Of course we know that won't happen because employers can't even afford to give their employees health insurance!  How bout that?  How about lowering the cost of health insurance so it is afforable?   I am just fed up!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Not sure where I belong anymore

I used to think that I was born about 30-40 years too late, that I belonged in the houswifey 50's...on the other hand now I am embracing all the technology, but it leaves me much to remember and overload....I love my age, but I also find that I want to sport tatoos and have spikey hair!  Why didn't feel this way when I was in my 20's and 30's?.  Back then I was soooooo conservative, would never think of speaking up or expressing myself either vocally or by say, a tatoo, or coloring my hair weird colors...Now I want to do those things and , again, I feel ridiculous because of my age.  I wonder if many my age feel this way??  Didn't do the things we wanted in our young years , out of fear, or whatever, and want to do it now, but feel we are too old???  For instance, I never protested the Vietnam war, although I did feel that it was, given the chance, I would join a protest, especially the way , I feel, our country is headed at this point.  Sometimes I wish I were young again, but know what I know now, on the other hand I am happy at the age I am, but something is just lacking.  HOw I look on the outside, is not how I feel on the inside...I still feel like a teenager sometimes, and then I look in the mirror and see this old woman looking back at me!  Well, maybe not old, but certainly older than I feel.  Oh well, just need to work on it I guess.

On a light note...I ran a terrific half marathon on Sunday!  2nd in my Age group and had a faster time than I have for the past 2 years!  I can still Run!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Just am tired of everything!

Havent blogged in a long time again, but I need to vent yet again.  Our local newspaper printed an editorial that just made me furious!  It was the newspapers viewpoint, not a patron of the newspaper.  The editorial ripped the police department and since my son is a policemen here in town, it really irked me.  The newspaper is constantly bad mouthing our local police and I don't understand why.  In the particular editorial, the writer stated " OUr police department is not worth spit"  and over paid to boot!  What?????  Can ;you over pay a policeman????  And to say they aren't worth spit????  Excuse me!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I am still mad...I wrote an editorial of my own, but so far the newspaper has not published it...we'll see if they ever do.  No one tells me that my son is not worth spit!!!!  The nerve!!!!!   I hope they need a police one of these days, maybe they will change their story!

Plus...I am just so fed up with people trying to tell us what to do.  If I want to eat a big old juicy cheeseburger by golly I am going to do it and no one is going to tell me that I can't because it isn't good for me!  I think I know that!  But, I am still going to eat one once and awhile!  Same with French Fries or anything else they are trying to outlaw!  Give me a break!  I think I was born about 50 years later than I should have been.  I love technology, but dont' take away my books!!!  Our local bookstore is closing and it makes me so sad.  I dont' want to read a book on a screen, I want to hold and book in my hands, and turn the pages!  There is nothing like the scent of a new book, or old ones for that matter!  I must be getting old!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Start of another week

Well I don't seem to be in a much better frame of mind than I was last time I wrote.Since then Michael Moore says that America really isn't broke?  I tend to believe him, but I don't know who to believe anymore, that is what is so darn scary!  Who can we believe?  My gut tells me that he is right and I want to do something about it, besides protesting Ohio SB#5 though, I really don't know what to do!  We need to take our country back!  Maybe we have finally had enough and will stand up and be counted, I hope so.  But, who the heck are we going to have to choose for President the next election?  I think they are all doing the Rich' bidding.  I don't know, Ijust know I am tired of it.

On a lighter note.  I did do a lot of knitting this weekend, but still no running.  We had some more of that darn white stuff Saturday night, so Sunday was not condusive for a run..  Real tired of winter!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Been a long time

I am just so frustrated with everything that is going on!  Living in Ohio, we are now facing the same troubles as Wisconsin.  I believe SB#5 was voted on yesterday, I have not heard anything yet this morning about the outcome.  Do we still live in the United States?  What are we allowing to happen and what can, I, as one person do to stop it???  I vote, I write my elected officials, I try to vote into office those , who I believe, have our best interests at heart, but I am beginning to wonder if any of them have "our" interests at heart.  Where can you go for the truth?  Cant believe the media, can't even believe our elected officials anymore.  Our education system is going down the tubes.  Just who do they think are going to run our country in the future if we have no education?  I just don't know what they are thinking!  First things to get cut are usually education, libraries, fire, police...what the heck?

 I am in my 60's, trying to keep my Dad in an assisted living, which is so expensive his money will no longer cover it, helping my youngest son pay off astronomical school loans...there is no way I will ever be able to retire, me or my husband.  At this time of our lives we should not still be worrying about money, but we are and things just seem to be getting worse,

 Sorry to be such a downer today, but it sure helps to write things down and get it off your chest.

Maybe the sun will shine today!!!  Ya think????


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wednesday weirdness

Crazy at work today......and the day just started badly.  I was trying to finish up a knitting project, which I should never try to do before work.  Then the toilet plugged up and Ihad to plunge, so I was a few minutes late for work, which just put me behind and in a rush all morning.  I have to learn not to rush around so much, but after 61 years, I have a feeling it is too late for change!

Have a sports banquet tonight with my granddaughter and it is all so surreal...I am going to the same cafeteria in the same high school for the same sport that I attended some 18 years ago with my beautiful daughter, my granddaughter could be her twin, so it is all very weird and where did the time go?????  Seems like yesterday I was there with my daughter!   Good thing that I am not getting any older...just they are!

As soon as I figure out how to put pictures on this site, I will post some of my knitting ventures.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I ran a half marathon this past Saturday and it was a killer!  A lot of hills and I have not trained on hills!  Maybe I am too old to be doing these darn things, but they sure are fun (most of the time).  I just applied for the NYC marathon next November.  Since I am not a fast enough runner to qualify, I will have to wait and see if I get picked for the lottery.  Hope so!  I wasn't ever going to do another marathon, but this opporunity came to me, as far as a place to stay, and someone to cart me around, who knows NYC, so I am going to give it a whirl.  This means months of training again, but one more time!!!!  We'll see!