It's been a long while since I've sat down and blogged from my own brain (not just the random copy-and-paste of articles that caught my attention).  I really don't have anything enlightening to share.  My life has not exactly been on a path of enlightenment of late.  But *shrug*  It never hurts to just clear the brain and create a little room for new thought processes and experiences, right?!

So, what's going on with us lately?!  Well, not a whole helluva lot, actually *lol*  Let's see.

We went to the movies yesterday to see "Religulous" (Bill Maher's new movie).  That was an interesting experience.  I told James that I was surprisingly uncomfortable watching it in a public theater.  I wasn't sure when it was appropriate to laugh (or scream at the screen! LOL).  I didn't know who would be offended or who was there because they felt the same way I did *lol*  James and I live by the simple rule that you never discuss religion or politics in mixed company.  This felt awfully close to doing BOTH of those things~ in very mixed company.  BUT I have to say this......... I was truly amazed at the people who were there to see it.  For one, I didn't think there would be many people in the audience.  It was a Friday, at noon and it isn't exactly a "blockbuster" type of movie, right?!  I was pleasantly surprised.  There ended up being between 20-30 people in the theater.  Not bad.  AND what was really surprising was that we were amongst the youngest of the viewers.  There was a group of guys in front of us that were in their early 20's~ other than that everyone there was older than us.  When I say older, I mean quite a bit older.... like 60's and 70's.  Little old ladies and old couples holding hands.  And you know, they were the ones that laughed the loudest and the longest throughout the whole movie (well, aside from my hubby ;)  It was a truly pleasant and eye-opening (and heart-warming) experience.  Funny how something so simply could leave such an impression, huh?!

Hmmm. What else?

I'm baking today for the first time in a long time.  I used to love to bake.  I just haven't had the heart since we moved, but today will be different (damn it!)  The girls are doing a bake sale to raise money for their cheer choreographer so I agreed to bake pumpkin bread and pumpkin pie.  Of course I have to make a little 'extra' to satisfy the fam, right?! ;)

This election season has had my panties in a wad AND my interest peeked.  I am LOVING it.  I'm addicted.  Literally.  My family thinks I'm nuts because I am so frickin' addicted to anything politics right now.  I wake up, get the kids out the door and turn the tele to CNN.  Now, MSM is not my chosen source of news, typically BUT the tele offers the option of MSNBC, FOX, CNN and a few others.  I prefer CNN over Fox and MSNBC anyday~ even though I admit that it's not perfect.... I digress.  THe point of this rambling is that I am in love with politics.  Period. 

And on that same note:  I am thinking of going back to school in January.  I really, really want to.  I just am fighting a bit of guilt over it.  We'll see if it works out or not.  IF I get the chance to go back I'm planning to major in history with a minor in political science.  I would LOVVEE to get into political journalism.  *shrug*  Pipe dreams at this point, but it's nice to have dreams I guess.

So what do you all think of the bailout?!  Oh, excuse me... the "economic rescue plan" *pfft*   Here's my opinion:  Fuckers!  I'll leave it at that.

HOw about Palin?!  Yeah.  Me too.

What else?! 

This credit/economic/housing situation has GOT to give, you know?!  Something has got to give.  I felt so guilty for so long about what happened to our house and now I'm just pissed.  I'm angry.  I'm tired.  I feel trapped.  I feel, quite honestly, hopeless.  We can't buy.  We can't rent.  We're stuck.  And I KNOW we're not alone.  And if we DID get into a rental how long would it be before THAT house went in to foreclosure and we had to up and move all over again!?  (AND lose our deposit, etc?!)  It's just a mess.  Can't repair our credit because we aren't making enough right now to have any extra to funnel in that direction.  *sigh*  Something has got to give.

I don't know what else I have to write about.  I miss writing.  I have been just itching to get some poetry down or an op-ed piece that is deep and insightful.  It used to be easy.  I just don't have it in me right now.  *shrug*  Perhaps it'll come back someday.  One can hope,right?!

Tomorrow is homecoming for the kids.  Should be a fun day.  Ron gets to start the game as 1st string on offense AND defense.  He's very excited.  I'm one of those women that loves watching the actual sport that my kids are involved in: be it football, basketball, baton, cheer.  I love it!  Just call me a pitbull with lipstick =D

That's about it for now.  Perhaps tomorrow I'll have some deep thought or insight to share.  Perhaps not.  For now remember: Always count your own blessings before you count someone elses.  I think you might be surprised at the outcome.

Blessed Be!

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Oct. 4, 2008 at 3:07 PM

I love reading your updates and I am on the same page with the Politics.  I seem to be obsessed with it lately.

On a side note----I have totally accepted my daughters move to her fathers and let it go.  She has really disappointed me in her behavior and her treatment of me so I have let her go.  What do they say Te'resa--If you love something set it free?  Well I have--and I'll be amazed if I ever hear from her again.  I am so sad that I fought for 12 long years for her and this is how she repays me.

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Oct. 4, 2008 at 3:24 PM

Oh, Kel.  I'm so sorry.  I really do believe that you'll hear from her again.... it may take a lot of time, but I do believe that kids always come back~ at least once.  Hang in there.  I know that's not helpful right in the moment, but I will hold out hope for you (and her).  I'm good at that =D

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Oct. 4, 2008 at 8:18 PM

Always count your own blessings before you count someone elses. 

You are so wise!!

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Oct. 4, 2008 at 8:40 PM

Aw, thanks Andrea :)

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Oct. 4, 2008 at 11:09 PM

I've been watching CNN and reading anything on line about the election myself.  It is an obsession!  I find myself getting ticked off more now though.... **sigh**     I guess my B.S.  filter needs changing!

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Oct. 5, 2008 at 12:08 AM

I too have been utterly obsessed with politics lately.  I agree with you on the bailout. Gah!

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Oct. 5, 2008 at 12:39 AM

So, why aren't you able to rent?  Where are you having to live?  I just read someone else's journal that had an article about a woman who shot herself as they tried to evict her from her foreclosed home!  News is, they decided to give her the home back considering the circumstances.  I guess she is still in the hospital.  Just so sad...and yes..maddening, too.

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Oct. 5, 2008 at 10:57 AM

aussie:  I can't rent because my credit is screwed up from the foreclosure.  99% of the houses on the rental market in my area are through agencies~ they require a credit check.  A mortgage payment (in this area) is appr 50%-70% of what monthly rent would be, but I can't buy at this point, either (again because of the foreclosure)  We are currently living with my mom and step-dad (have been since we lost the house) but there are 7 of us in a 2 bedroom house (possibly there will be 8 soon as my sister's hubby may be deploying to Afghanistan). 

It's a mess.  And as long as the economy is screwed (like it has been for the past few years) we don't have enough money left over each month (after living expenses) to put towards repairing our credit. 

So we're basically stuck. :)

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Oct. 5, 2008 at 12:55 PM

Holy cow~  hang in there.  It can only get better, right?!  Can you find someone who owns a private duplex or something and offer them references?  Most people know that there are so many people out there like you right now.  Keep trying!

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Oct. 5, 2008 at 8:59 PM

I'm trying.  I keep looking and keeping my fingers crossed.  I just have to have patience :)  Thanks!

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