Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Thanksgiving Tale

 This is a repost from a couple years ago when I only had a couple followers.
I normally don't do reposts, but , well, here ya go:

We all have the memorable Thanksgiving story.

Either it's really bad or it is super hilarious.

My story could kinda qualify for both, I guess.

These days Thanksgiving is just me, Honeyman, and Kiddo.
Years ago, when Honeyman's grandma was alive and well, she came over too.

Except for one year.
Oh, what a pleasant surprise that was.

We were just planning on having us and Grandma G. like normal.
The night before Honeyman's brother calls up and asks if they are still invited.
No one invited them.

But, my dimwitted sister inlaw(at the time), thought I did and she told her husband.
So, what are we going to say?
"No, you're not invited. Your wife is just stupid."
Instead Honeyman pretends he has a clue and says it's OK.

He's good at that.

It took me a while to figure it out.
The week before, they were up to visit and I asked her what their plans were for Thanksgiving.
I guess that is some sort of code for " Wanna come over ?" and no one told me.
OR Honeyman.
I thought I was just trying to make polite conversation.
Who knew?

So, we ended up with an extra 4 people for Thanksgiving.
Thank God we always get a large turkey.

So, my brother-in-law and 1 nephew show up at like 10 in the morning.

We don't eat til about 3 or so.
Grandma G shows up shortly after.

I'm left in the kitchen to cook everything and talk to no one.

About noon I put out the snacky foods, which include little smokies.

Sister-in-law shows up with nephew number 2 right at meal time with a crockpot full of
-you guessed it-
little smokies.

Anyway we eat.

My sister-inlaw eats tons and tons of food.
But is not happy no one is eating the smokies she brought.
Maybe if she'd have brought them sooner.
Just sayin'.

So everyone is visiting and sis-inlaw goes to the bathroom.
This is the fun part.

She clogged my frickin' toilet!

She comes out and Kiddo goes in.
Mind you, my daughter is about 5 at the time.

The water is rising in the toilet so Kiddo tries to flush again and it overflows.
She freaks thinking its her fault.

My sister-inlaw sees what is happening as we are cleaning up.
She gathers everyone up and leaves.

She just leaves and lets my daughter think it was all her fault.
Poor thing just cried and cried thinking she did something wrong.

Way to own up to your big dump, Lady.

But, that Thanksgiving will be forever known as the Clogged Toilet Thanksgiving.

Awww, memories!


Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ten Things Tuesday- Movie Quotes With Meaning

 Don't certain movie quotes stick with you?
They have meaning.

I have done memorable movie quotes before.
But this week's Ten Things Tuesday is about movie quotes that make me think of certain things.

1. You do things like they don't matter... to anyone but YOU! - An Unfinished Life
     Sure it's your life. But, unless you have no one else in your life-family,friends- it is not just about you. Sometimes it would be nice if it was. But, life does not work that way.

2. What does God need with a starship? - Star Trek: The Final Frontier
     This makes me think of Herbert W. Armstrong who was the leader of the now defunct World Wide Church of God. His members tithed and he bought a jet with the tithe money. Illegal-no. Immoral as hell, yes. 

3. Looks like someone doesn't have your back anymore. - Constantine
     This was from Satan to Gabriel when Gabriel made God angry. This brings to mind a couple ministers that were found guilty and sentenced last week for tax evasion. Pastor David Montgomery and his wife Bridget from the Restoration Temple Church of God in Christ moved some money from their construction company into the church accounts to avoid paying taxes. Ronald Weinland of the Church of God- Preparing for the Kingdom of God took tithe money and opened a Swiss bank account after converting the money into foreign currency and than later brought it back to the US. He claims religious persecution since he just sent the money over there in the first place because the economy was going to collapse and the Church needed to go on.

4. The line must be drawn here! This far, no farther! - Star Trek: First Contact
     We all need to make a stand. Sort of like the union/Hostess dispute. The union made concessions, but the company wanted more. How much do you just let them take before you say enough is enough? I have seen companies do it before. The unions concede and the company ends up closing anyway. And the CEO got a big raise from everything I read.

5. Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once and awhile you could miss it. - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
      Ain't that the truth! Stop and appreciate what you have.

6. And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost.- Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
     This was about the history and it is so true now. Studying history is to teach us not to make the same mistakes. It does not always work, because people are sure this time will be different. But, many things are just getting forgotten. In everything. People have forgotten what manners are, how to use their brain, how to plant a garden.

7.  The natural state of mankind ... and I know that this is a controversial idea... is freedom. - Amistad
     People call this the land of the free. More and more laws and rules are added all the time. I remember a time, I could go buy over the counter decongestant over the counter instead of behind the counter and I didn't need an ID either. I remember when you could walk outside the hospital and see smokers cause they couldn't smoke inside. Now, they have to leave the property. They can't even climb in their car and smoke because it is in the hospital parking lot.
I don't like being around a lot of smoke, but last time I checked smoking was still legal. 

8.  Why do you have to insult everybody?
   I'm being honest, asshole. I would expect you to know the difference.- The Breakfast Club
     I will have to say that sometimes I may come across a little more harshly than intended. I am not trying to be rude. I've commented on blogs before and the author seemed to think I was offended. Maybe I am just a bit harsh sometimes. I never thought so.

9. Just because the road is rocky doesn't mean your spirits should get rocky, too. - Quigley Down Under
     This can sometimes be tricky. It is really hard not to get down when the world seems to be spitting on you left and right. Or you are really tired. Or you really need to eat a snickers bar.

10. It's not who I am underneath, but what I *do* that defines me.- Batman Begins
     It's not about your last name or how much money you have. It's not about a nice car or even how you look. What matters is what's inside of you and what you do with it. You can be a good person, but too shy to stand up for what matters. Be the person that does things that matter. Be a good friend. Be all that you can be.


Have a great Tuesday

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Going Insane

I've been a little unsettled lately.
A little bit may be an understatement.

How can you help someone that thinks they are fine?

Everything's fine.

Except it's not.

It is self destructive
and I am powerless to do anything.

I can't even just put it out there.
On here.
It's my blog
But I can't.

It may get seen by the person it involves and everything I have read says to not be critical.
Bad idea.

It can cause me to lose touch.

But, it has been bugging me.
More and more all the time.

Last week, I knew I needed to post.
I couldn't get anything to get in my head
save for this crap.

That word about sums it up.
Or maybe

I talked about it with Honeyman, as well as other family and I feel a little better.
Not completely.

I just have this sinking pit feeling in my stomach.
I don't know if it will ever leave.

Maybe if the situation ever resolves itself.

Monday, November 12, 2012

To Wheat or Not to Wheat

That is the question.
As you may know, or not, I have not eaten wheat in many months.

It was an experiment to see how my body did with it.

To be honest, I did have wheat twice.

Once, because my daughter made something for school and she wanted me to try it.
The second time was just a couple weeks ago.
I made some regular bread for the wheat eaters.

Hot, fresh bread smelled so good.
I ate a little bit.

I didn't feel so good afterwards.
Head felt funny-like a blood sugar spike- and slightly nauseous.

I cut out wheat and the rest of the family just cut back.
All carbs were lowered.

It has done us all good.
We've all lost weight and inches.
I haven't had this sharp stabbing pain in my lower back in months.
My husband had a blood test and they checked everything and his blood sugar has not been so good in years.

Since I cut out the wheat, I have lost a little over 20 pounds.

I don't crave sweets.
In fact, most sweets taste overly sweet to me.

I have pretty much mastered cooking without wheat flour.
I even made dumplings without wheat flour and they turned out good.

From what I read, many people can't have just a little wheat.
They say they will and end up eating a ton and really feeling sick.
So, I have done my best to have none.

I did find that eating that bread did not make me start wanting wheat again.

So, that is good.

I am, however, thinking of dropping my total ban.
There are certain things that I used to cook with that contained wheat.
Like cream soups.

I can buy no wheat brands, but they are not the right size and they cost a lot more.

I am still not going to go back to eating wheat bread and wheat pasta.

I am still debating this.
If it was just me, I wouldn't care.
But is it right to not make this or that anymore because of me?
Not sure that it is.

But, I don't want cream soups to be my gateway wheat.

I figure if cutting out the wheat made me have headaches and be really tired until it all got out of my system, it can't be the healthiest thing for me.

So, I can't eat my mom's stuffing at Thanksgiving.
I'll come home and make some cornbread stuffing.
And it will still be tasty.

I have willpower I can do it.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Great Quote

Isn't this the way it should be?

Why did all the old presidents have the greatest quotes?

Now, we get "Thousand points of light", "I did not have sexual relations with that woman", and "Stay the course"

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Ten Things Tuesday- Reasons You Didn't Know About the Election Today

The United States is electing a new or not so new president today.


There could be recounts.
Maybe even a trip to the Supreme Court.

Remember the famous hanging chad incident of 2000?

Boy, was that fun!

Whether you vote or not, if you are reading this you are in the know.
But, some people may not.

This week's Ten Things Tuesday is why you may not know there is an election today.

1. You are not from around here.
   Most people around the world seem to know about the election, but maybe you live on an island or in a cave. It's understandable.

2. You have no phone.
   It's not enough to not answer it, because campaigners sometimes leave messages.

3. You don't have TV.
   Or, you don't ever turn it on.

4. You don't listen to the radio.
    Not as many radio ads as on TV, but they are still on it. That was my last refuge. And than it was gone.

5. You don't ever use the internet.
    Believe it or not, I still know people that have never come in contact with the world wide web.
I offered my mom our old computer once and she said she didn't know what she'd do with it. There may be others.

6. You don't check your mail.
    Republican, party, Democrat party, Obama campaign, state Republican party , state party candidates, 2 different Romney campaigns, state Democrat party, and than all the PACs and Super PACs all send out mail. How many trees have to die?

7. You take a lot of drugs.
    Not just recreational. Could be prescription. Some of those can make you really loopy and you have no clue what the hell is going on.

8. You don't talk to anyone.
   I try to stay away from political discussions, but sometimes you are just there minding your own business and BOOM! your FIL blindsides you with political talk. You are left wondering where that came from.

9. You never leave your house.
    If you do, you will see all those signs everywhere. Some people have yard signs that are just HUGE.

10. You are an infant.
    They can't read yet or understand what they are hearing. Who is running the show is not important as long as they have love, food, and a dry diaper.


Have a great Tuesday!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

I Am a Deleter!

I did it.
I deleted my first relative on Facebook.

Should I feel bad?
I do and I don't.

I had said that I wouldn't delete people over political crap and I haven't.

This was sort of political, I guess.

Why can't people respect someone else's opinion?
Why is that so hard?

I've hid all the posts calling names like retarded and stupid.
I suffered through reading that libs are the worst thing on earth and rethugs are scum.

What got me today was my uncle telling his former foster daughter not to ever post something like that so it appeared on his page. He would delete her.
And if she had those opinions she was no longer his daughter and friend.

This was all over a poster with a Bill Maher quote about insurance.

What made me so mad was the fact that someone should be allowed to have their own opinion without someone saying "If you don't agree with me, I won't like you anymore. Na na na boo boo. Stick your head in doo doo!"

What are you- 2?

So, I went to his page to delete him and I see he is voting no on prop 37.
I just have to shake my head at that.

In case you don't know.
Proposition 37 is to requiring GMO labeling in California.
The anti-labeling campaign is in full swing telling the voters how bad it would be for them, the consumers, if they really knew what was in their food.
Costs would go up and the food doesn't need labeled cause there is nothing wrong with it.

Did the snickers bar go up when they had to start telling you there were peanuts in it?

Bt corn causes insects stomachs to explode, but that's OK.
You go ahead and eat it and we aren't going to tell you that you are eating it.

If you don't care if you eat it and that it was never tested before being fed to the masses and that the government says its OK, that's fine.
But, why be against letting people have a choice?

That's his opinion.

I am just getting sick of all the negativity.
Can't we all just get along?