Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Lots to talk about -- and HAPPY NEW YEAR

Hey all.... Well it's been a whirlwind of events since the last time I wrote on here. First the day after Christmas, we packed up the van and headed to O H I O, to celebrate Great's 95th BIRTHDAY Celebration! We stayed with our brother Rob, his wife Eileen and our nephews--- THANK YOU very much for your hospitality!! We had a great time! On Friday night we had dinner, and sat around reminiscing, and even played a little rock BAND... which our Nephews really liked!!!! ON Saturday we went to SKYLINE CHILI for lunch... it's a fast food restaurant in Ohio that serves Chili on Spaghetti with Tons and TONS of cheese--- That's called a three way! W. Onions it's a 4 way. And onions and beans is a 5 way. AWESOME!!! We can't go to Ohio without visiting Skyline!! Then on Saturday night we went to Brian's cousin Niki's house. She had a baby about 6 months ago. His name is Parker John and he is SUCH A SWEET baby... O My GOD! Really a very sweet little guy! They bought a new house not that long ago and it was the first time we had seen it.... Really nice and quite big. They had all the rooms painted really BOLD colored! I LOVED IT (and am jealous of people who are that BOLD! We played more Rock band and everyone got really into it, it was fun! We didn't stay too late because Great had a big day ahead of her and we all needed to get home. On Sunday was Great's birthday party--- it was in a Irish Pub. We had the entire upper deck of the restaurant.. It was HUGE and all the Grandkids gave speeches about their Grandma.... it was very sweet! Great was so happy, and I think she had a lot of fun. A few of her friends were there and they are even a few months older then she is! She is amazing, truly--- she still drives some, and she lives on her own. She is very inspiring and an extremely generous woman! I only hope.... I can live that long and be that happy! After the party the family all went back to Rob's house and did some more reminiscing-- and then Brian & his 2 brothers, his Mom and his nephew John all played a rousing game of HEARTS! A family favorite! We left on MOnday morning after breakfast and got home around 7:30pm. We stopped at a Texas Roadhouse on the way home and took our time eating lunch. It was a very nice time, with only a few set backs... for instance Emily was a little sick the whole time, and even threw up a little the Saturday night we were there but she managed to still have a great time despite it! So after we got home On Monday night, we saw my niece, and her boyfriend and their baby--- they were watching the dogs, cats and our house for us. THANK YOU, THANK YOU GUYS... Anyway, On Tuesday we just kind of chilled out except for Brian who had to work. But today was really fun, Emily and I went with Dan, Mad and Josh to the Garden State Discovery Musuem they had a New Year's EVE celebration event and on top of the activities they have there normally they also had a countdown at noon with Balloons and hats, and music! They whole nine yards.. Emily loved it, and she even got to make a wish in the microphone for something in '09 and she wished for WORLD PEACE!! Great, huh! Lets all wish for the same----- HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

PS.. To my cousin Tiffany, I HOPE YOU ARE FEELING MUCH BETTER! :) Missy

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Chritstmas to ALL!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! First I must say this.... I LOVE CHRISTMAS, However it is soooo STRESSFUL! It is added stressful because we are leaving to go to Ohio tomorrow and we have all this stuff to get done before we go and there is NO CHANCE at all..... we will get it all done!! Also right now, I HAVE a major headache and our turkey which according to the package should be done in 3 hours-3 1/2 hours and has been in the oven for 4 hours...... IS STILL NOT DONE!!!! Ahhhh... the JOY of the HOLIDAYS!!!! But having gotten all my Shitty things out of the way, I must say that I did have a great Christmas morning... We were all SPOILED by each other! Emily got lots of presents and her FAVORITE of course was from Santa and was KOTA "the very expensive" triceratops dinosaur! It is really cute and moves and she can ride on it, and bounce on it and she just LOVES it. IT was by far the MOST EXCITED she has been over a Christmas yet. But she didn't wake up until 9:30 am and that was a bit shocking, I had trouble sleeping from about 4:30 am and on.... I probably fell back to sleep around 7:00 am and I was out so I was completely surprised when Emily woke us all up at 9:30 am!! It was a surprise.. Emily opened all her presents and Fernando opened all his too but Brian and I didn't get to open all of ours in the morning, because we go to BREAKFAST at my Aunt's house every year and we didn't want to be eating lunch... as it was it was BRUNCH but luckily they are really cool about it and understanding and pretty much know that we will almost always be the last to come. IT was fun hanging out with them and Len(my aunt's Husband-but not technically-Len, GET THE HINT ALREADY WOULDCHA!! - HA HA!) is the chef and every thing was delicious as usual. SO THANKS GUYS... anyway we had to leave by 2:00 to get our turkey in the oven!! We got it in like around 2:45 so it's been in there for awhile!! COOK ALREADY PLEASE... I'm starving! Well not really because I've been eating junk! But that's because I've been starving and I've done ruined my appetite! Anyway, Brian spoiled me again! I got some really nice presents including all 3 of the Twilight books that I haven't read. SO yeah, I'll have something to read on the way done to OHIO. I think Brian liked all his gifts and I know that Fernando liked his which included several autographed sixers things and the guitar he wanted! He also enjoyed the $3.99 whoopie cushion that we got him and must have faked farted atleast 400 times since opening it last night. It's our tradition to open one present on Christmas eve. Anyway, we just watched (sorta) the Christmas Story and If I could just somehow twitch my nose and have EVERYTHING that I need to do be done and dinner on the table--- Everything would be right with the world! But Atleast we all have our health... well except I am now on Thyroid medicine, Blood pressure medicine and Anxiety Medicine. But it could be worse and I do know that and even with all my bitching know that we are extremely lucky and I am so thankful to GOD about all that we have! SO I hope that you had a Merry Christmas (stress and all) It was wonderful seeing Emily's smiling face this morning and I'm gonna try and remember that when the stress because too much (that and I think I'll go take my Anxiety medicine right now!- LOL) Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Watching Home Alone by the light of blue daggers!

Hi.... I'm just home(not alone but just me and Emily), Brian and Fernando are playing poker at Brian's brothers house. SO I'm watching Home Alone on TV. Emily is up in her room having a blast listening to the Little People Christmas CD we gave her as an early present! She LOVES it! It's FUN to listen at her door and hear her singing so HAPPILY and unaware of me there listening! She's having so much FUN! I have got to get her to bed soon but I feel bad, so I'm going to give her 15 more minutes. It's the weekend after all. Brian and I tried to finish up our Christmas shopping but I really wasn't into it today, I just wasn't feeling it. So we still have a few things to get and I'm trying not to think about it! Emily is so excited for Christmas. She is really hoping for a Kota Trisaratops (SIC) for Christmas! We told her it was a LOT of money and she'd just have to HOPE that Santa brings it for her! She really wants it! I wonder if she'll get it! ;) Either way, it should be lots of fun on Christmas morning! Anyway, I guess I should be going and putting lil' Miss Em to bed. See ya, Missy


9:33pm UPDATE...... I just got Emily to bed and I thought I would write a little bit more because well I've been meaning to write about this. Brian had wanted to put blue lights up on the house this year and I REALLY like white lights(we've always put up white lights) so I was opposed to the whole idea of blue lights.. Anyway, My aunt and I had went out shopping, I guess it was last weekend and Brian, Fernando and our nephew Justin were suppose to put up our Christmas lights, THE WHITE ICICLE lights we HAVE!! But I get a call from Brian and he says,.... "HOney, I accidently put up BLUE Lights..." So I say, "AND HOW EXACTLY DID YOU ACCIDENTIlY put up BLUE LIGHTS".. Remembering our previous conversation and completely doubting that he ACCIDENTILY bought these lights.. Anyway he goes on trying to explain that they look white and that he didn't know and that it was only after they were up that he saw the SMALL sticker on them that said BLUE! So okay.. anyway not happy but okay trying to deal with the fact for the rest of my shopping trip, and coming to terms with the fact that we have blue ICICLE lights up.... but then My aunt and I come home (after honest a 9 HOUR shopping adventure) to find the MOST HIDEOUS BLUE ICICLE Lights. They are trying to actually LOOK LIKE icicles.... individual icicles. ANd they look like some kind of MONSTER TEETH on our house, or as I refer to them DAGGERS of DEATH!! Our house looks like it belongs in the movie... THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS!! Of course EMily thinks they look beautiful and even though I've since FOUND and BOUGHT WHITE NORMAL BEAUTIFUL icicle lights for Brian to replace the awful lights, somehow those awful lights still remain on my house! I will take a picture of them and put them on here to show them to you. My aunt and I had a LOONNG laugh in the car before we came in that first night.. and I was just freaking out about the daggers on my house! They look like lit up blue knives hanging down from my roof. It's just really awful but now it's actually kind of funny, and oh what the neighbor's must think.. They probably think we actually LIKE these lights! I do have to say this, Brian doesn't like them either, but he's just refusing to take them back down and at this late date.... really what's the difference! I also finally find it really funny... the first time Danielle saw them she said.... "Well those are really INTERESTING lights". She was trying so hard to be POLITE and I just was like... "Danielle, you can say it... those lights are awful" and then I went on and on about the daggers on my house and how much I HATE them. Anyway, like I said it's actually funny now! So there you have it, that's the story of Christmas 2008, or as I shall refer to it in the future the year of the AWFUL BLUE LIGHTS.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Countdown....

Well Hello, It's been a few days so I thought I should post an update on here. I'm feeling slightly better. Not so BLAH from my new medicine. I guess my body's getting used to them, Of course it might be that I'm just distracted by feeling stressed out over finishing our Christmas shopping!! I thought we were doing pretty good and then I wrote the list of things I still needed and was like WOW! But it will be fine, it always is! RIGHT, right! Okay... I went out shopping last night and I did get a few small things but mostly we just had fun and then we went the CHEESECAKE FACTORY and it was YUMMY!!! YUMMY, ofcourse this morning I had Cheesecake and Cherry Pepsi for breakfast! Healthy, huh!! If that isn't stress eating I don't know what is! I got an email this morning that these three things I had bought as secondary presents for my nephews are not in stock... so now I have even more shopping to do! OH Well... whatever, I'm not going to overreact.. I'm not going to stress out! Yeah right, it wouldn't be me if I didn't do that, so okay I tried and I ate fatty food and then I wonder why I'm overweight... Oh well! Anyway, tomorrow night my boss (and friend) is taking us out for a Company Christmas Dinner!SO another night I don't have to cook-- cool and even cooler, it's free! How cool is that! THANK YOU Tom!! SO that should be fun!! Anyhoo... aside from the normal stress of Christmas being only a little over a week away.. life is pretty okay I guess. I hope. Emily is good... really good. Still being a rocker-girl with ROCK BAND. She's pretty amazing on it! Alright I guess I'll go! HAVE A NICE Day!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A fall Observation....

Today I was walking to work. I was fascinated by the imprints left on the sidewalk from the leaves that had fallen. How could just a delicate, thin thing leave such a beautiful imprint on the hard concrete. It made me smile and I looked for them the whole way to work.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Monday Monday....

Well I've been taking this Anti-anxiety medicine for a couple of weeks now and I'm not sure if it's making me worry less, but maybe it's easing the duration of the worry. But I'm not sure if I like how I feel while I'm on it. I feel kind of blah.... blah... blah. I can't really explain it better then that. I just feel a little blah. But anyway, We did have a good weekend. We did a little more shopping and are really ahead of where we usually are at this point for Christmas. We are planing on going to Ohio after Christmas because my husband's Grandma is turning 95 this year! WOW! What a great life she has had. She's really something, she still lives on her own and just really amazes me. She is very inspiring. Anyway, not too much going on. Emily had a her annual doctors appointment tonight. She's 41 pounds and I think 45 inches. I tiny thing but Dr. Mike said she is almost the perfect weight for her height. Only slightly underweight! She got a flu shot, and Dr. Mike said he was very pleased with what he was seeing! So yeah! She did so good and was so brave--- she didn't even cry when she got the shot.. She said AAARRRR like a pirate and it was over. She's so cute! Okay so what else is going on, well I worked today, and it was nice because my godson Josh was there when I got to the office, Danielle drove me in and she was picking him up there. He is SOOOOO Cute! I LOVE him, he has learned to say my name... he says "Mi--eey" It's really sooo stinking cute, and a nice start to the work day, seeing him. He also came right up to me and it just made me feel so nice. Apparently when ever they drive towards my house, he just keeps saying "Mi--eey" over and over! So sweet! Danielle and I may try and do some shopping on Wednesday. I really need to get Brian some things, I've only gotten him one present... YIKES. SO I'm hoping maybe Wednesday I can get some stuff, that would be good. Anyway, Brian is down stairs helping Fernando with his College homework, it's on computer stuff.. thank goodness for Brian, he's really great with helping him. I don't think Fernando knows how lucky he is to have Brian here for him like that. I hope he does! Anyway, I guess I should go since I really can't think of anything else to tell you. I'll just go and watch a little TV and then go to bed... GOOD NIGHT, Peaceful dreams.... :)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Life

I thought I would write a quick or maybe not so quick note to let you know what's been going on in my life. Well lets see.. yesterday we went to Emily's parent-teacher conference for the first marking period. Her Teacher Mrs. M said she is doing really great .. In fact she got all A's and high ones too. Reading A 99%, Spelling A 99%, Language A 99% and Math A 97%..... WOW!! And she got no "X"'s in her behavior section! (an X means needs improvement) That actually made her the most PROUD the fact she had no X's especially none in Cooperative Attitude! Which was a BIG IMPROVEMENT from last year! We never worry about her grades, at least not yet but it's those other areas that sometimes she needs to work on... but not this time she did great all around! We were very happy with her and proud too. Anyway, we've done some Xmas shopping, mostly for our nephews. We still have a ways to go! Last night Danielle and I went to see Twilight.. for the 2nd time. We went 2 weeks ago and then again last night. It's a good escape from the stresses in your life. We both walk out of the theater like..... Aaaahhh Edward! It's kind of funny. The first time we saw it I just was soo giggly. It was funny because I couldn't stop giggling-- it was like I was a pre teenager again and had a little crushy poo on Edward. I know, I know, DORK!!!! oh WELL..... :)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

A note to the Presidents from Emily

While cleaning up the computer room in our house I found this note written by Emily, and I thought I would share it with you........

Dear Presidents,

Does one president transform into the next one? Are you transformers?

Love Emily R.

PS.... Barack Obama is the President



Cute, Huh.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving..

Okay a day late but Oh Well, We had a very nice Thanksgiving, We visited Brian's Dad. We don't see him that much and so it was really really nice. EMILY LOVES HER GRANDPA so much, they were really sweet together. She loved the piano (well organ), all his old time Reader's digest books, classic books, exploring his house, and putting on shows for him. SHE had quite the time and it was really nice seeing him, He's very easy to get along with and funny too. I know Brian enjoyed spending the time with his Dad. It was very nice. We went down on Wednesday and left after lunch today. I enjoyed myself too, but I've been taking this new medicine for my anxiety, and I'm feeling so tired from it. I'm not sure it's working yet, but I'm happy to feel like I'm atleast trying to do something about always feeling anxious. Maybe--- I'll have to change the name of the blog.. Ha Ha. NO I don't think it will change me that much. The dr's office called today to give me the results of my bloodwork... My glucose was high, and my thyroid level was low. So I have to make a follow up to discuss them. They don't seem to be super off just slightly, So I'm hoping it's not too much of an issue. I am feeling relieved that I went to the doctors. I've been thinking and worrying about taking that first step for soooo long and I'm kind of proud of myself for finally doing it. Although I think I had help too..... :) I'm just still a little worried about the blood work results but I'm trying to say to myself that those things can be dealt with. I've got a lot to be around for and so I need to take better care of myself. I'm gonna try!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Emily's 8!!! --- OH MY!!!!

My beautiful, smarty patootie, sweet girl turned 8 yesterday! I can't believe it! Every year she gets a little older, a whole lot smarter and just turns more into a terrific kid! MY KID! Wow, I'm lucky! She had a birthday party, mostly family and a few close friends... OH MY Goodness we NEED A BIGGER HOUSE!! It's so frustrating having a party at my house, because there is NOT enough room! But all in all it was a very nice time and Emily seemed to have fun. We didn't get to play too many party games because well there just wasn't room but the kids (big and small) played "hot Potato" which is an all time favorite. And later she played ROCK BAND and she has a new favorite song, "EYE OF THE TIGER" which she sang for the first time yesterday and rocked it! I wanted ofcourse to get video and I didn't, which is a regret but we did take some pictures. I really can't believe she is 8, where has the time gone, I mean really where? I guess all parents feel this way, but I think it went even faster for me! :) This last year, Emily has grown up so much and accomplished so much!! It's truly amazing but then everything about Emily has always been. I'm a proud Mama everyday! I'm lucky and blessed to have such a great kid! So, Happy Birthday MY SWEET girl! Mommy (and Daddy) LOVE YOU SO MUCH and no matter how old you get I'll still get to call you my baby---- Right? You promised!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A good start to the day...

Hello Everyone, So guess what, Everyone knows I'm a big fan of Rosie O'Donnell-- well she has a new prime time show the Wednesday before Thanksgiving 8 pm, It's a variety show and should be FUN! If enough people watch it, it will get picked up! Anyway, SO WATCH!! Anyway about the TITLE... Rosie, answered my Question on her blog, HOW EXCITING! I know I'm a Dork---- BUT I DON'T CARE! IT made MY Morning most cheerful. Anyway, here it is....and her answer!


Missy Writes:

Are you more excited or More nervous about your show? I

excited

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Today

Hi, Today is/was my Mom's Birthday. It gets less painful every year but the sadness of her not being here is still there-- always and on her birthday, just missing celebrating with her this day, that was hers. My Mom would have been 59 this year. I MISS her so much but I DO really know she is still here with us. I feel her, and I say something and sound like my Mom. I feel her presence in moments like that. I just do and I can't explain it better then that. So this blog is just me, saying a lil' Hi to my Mom and letting her know that I'm thinking about her like always and remembering her today---- So here's to you Mom, from your middle kid.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Emily's School's Americanism Show.....





Hi, Today was another PROUD MAMA day, Emily performed in the Americanism Day Show. HEr School every year has a show called Americanism and They have lots of AmVets there, Miss NJ is there and Lots of Local Government officials there. IT's really, really, really very nice and the kids all work really hard at it. But usually, I'm so far in the back of the Auditoriam I can't SEE ANYTHING!!! Today, ALL THAT WAS DIFFERENT, I felt like a VIP! I was in the 3rd row, right up close to Emily and SHE DID SO AWESOME!!! I WAS SO PROUD!! Not only did they have to sing, BUT THEY HAD TO SIGN THE SONG!! She did really incredible! I was really proud! I know I already said that but I am SOOOO PROUD of EMILY!! It's become a tradition of ours to go to the diner before heading over to the school. SO that is what Emily and I did again this year and we had a really nice breakfast there first. Emily usually has her aide up on the stage with her but not this year, she was up there all by herself and she did SO GREAT!! I'm really happy with her aide and her teacher, and that they seem to be really good with her! So it's a big relief to see her settling in so nicely with them. I guess all that worrying at the beginning of the year was unnecessary, and even though I really did LIKE Emily's aide last year, I'm also very happy with this one as well. As long as they are good for Emily, I'm HAPPY and that seems to be the case. SO YEAH!! SO anyway, ENJOY the PICTURES of the show and I'm just going to wait for my Lil' superstar to get home! :) Oh yeah, ANOTHER ADDED EXCITEMENT ADDED BONUS..... Emily got 3rd PLACE in the Patriotic Poster contest!! And she got a medal and Barnes and Nobles GC!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Been a few days...

SO hello, I haven't been on here in a while because while I've been happy about the election. I've been miserable about something else. I started having this back pain last week and then I got what I thought was a rash from my bra rubbing but it turned out to be a major breakout of shingles. Which really sucks, is painful and really itchy. The pain kind of comes and goes but at times it can be excruciating and really annoying. Since shingles can be contagious, If a person has never had chicken pox or has a weak immune system. SO I feel a little like a leper. But not too much. Basically if you have had chicken pox, you still carry the virus inside of you and it lies dormant but for instance when stress gets to you it is possible for it to come again but this time in the form of shingles. (I'm blaming my stress over this election---- even though the outcome was the one I wanted I think I had ALOT of stress during the last week of it) I'm not one to go to the doctors and I NEVER go. I know alot of people say that, but I really NEVER go-- I truly have a fear of doctors! But this was something I didn't have a choice about. I needed to go! It was really embarrassing admitting to the doctor that it had been that long since I had gone. BUT she was very nice and even though I have to go back and I have to get some blood work done and I am of coursed really worried about, I know that I need to do it, not just for me but for Emily. I have to know how I'm doing. I'm scared but I have to. SO anyway, that is why I haven't written anything on here in a while. I've been tired and miserable and very itchy! SO you can imagine how this blog wasn't on my thoughts. I ALSO have to mention this because It has been freaking me out kind of... and please don't think I'm a NUT!! For probably almost 2 years I've been seeing the number 11 EVERY WHERE, I look at the clock... it's 9:11,11:11, 3:11 etc you get my drift at least a few times a day sometimes as much as 7 times a day. I've become well lets just say fixated on the fact that I've been seeing the #11---- I've talked to Brian about it over the course of the last 2 years and he didn't really think much about it... He's not very spiritual but for me it was like a sign or something, and I can't even believe I'm sharing this with you, because it's kind of out there and I don't want people to think I'm a kook. But anyway.... I got these shingles and like a said, it's been a LLOOOONNNNGG time since I have been to the doctors. I've been struggling with the concept of going because I've known my blood pressure is somewhat high and with my family history, I knew I just needed to go! But it was really hard because it had been so long and like I said was really embarrassing too. I tend to hide from things. I know it's not rational but fear often isn't rational. Anyway, I've been struggling and during this time I've been seeing these 11's... and 11 is an important # in my life. Emily, my MOM, Brian, my neice, my grand nephew, my father in law, were all born in NOVEMBER-- the 11th month. But for me especially the fact that my Mom and Emily were born in November really made me think about that my Mom was trying to come through to me somehow. I KNOW IT'S sounding crazy.... but I'm telling you something has been drawing me to look at the clock when it's on the 11, AND to be so freaked out about it to talk with Brian about it dozens of times. Anyway, Brian made the appointment for me, I think he thought that if he made it there wasn't a way I could back out and he tried to get it on Monday because the quicker you start treatment the better but they didn't have an appointment until Tuesday. It didn't dawn on me until yesterday morning that it was 11/11/08. IT FREAKED ME OUT!!! I don't know what it is telling me and maybe it's just coincidental but Brian will CONFIRM how long I have been talking about the number 11 with him. EVEN HE HAD TO ADMIT IT WAS A LITTLE WEIRD!! I'm just saying!! Maybe it was a message from God or my MOm kinda forcing my hand to go... taking it out of my control and even though I'm afraid about finding out what is wrong with me and dealing w/ my blood pressure and hopefully nothing else but it sorta was out of my hands.. I HAD TO GO and I HAD TO GO ON 11/11... FREAKY but also kind of comforting too.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Our 44th PRESIDENT.... Barack OBAMA!!

Hey GOOD MORNING, I'm so great this morning and I woke up feeling so PROUD to be an American. I can't believe last night and the amazing victory that Barack Obama won, it was AWESOME!!! WOW--- it really was not just a squeaker but a bona fide win, no democrat had won more then 50% of the popular vote in a very long time if ever. WOW!! I am so HAPPY that John McCain was so gracious, and it shows him in the light that I originally saw him in. I had a lot of positive views of John McCain BEFORE his campaign, and I'm so happy that he decided to end his campaign in a positive way. I DO have serious issues with the BOOING from his crowd, but I guess they are just bitterly disappointed and I can understand that, but it's about respect and I think that ALOT of John McCain supporters do have much to learn about that. Brian and I watched coverage til almost 1 am. I am exhausted but I don't really care, it was so worth listening to Barack's acceptance speech. I can't wait until he can proof all the nay sayers wrong, I listened to his speech last night and felt such pride in our country and I LOVED when he talked about the legacy we will leave our children in 100 years and that we were here at this defining moment and I took in every word, Brian and I were both crying tears of joy!!! I think good things will come out of this man's presidency but we do have a LLOOOONNNNGGG road ahead of us, much to do and much to make better. I think the first step was huge and I think it was electing Barack Obama!!! I think I'll be smiling all DAY!!! :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I VOTED!!! HAVE YOU?

Went at 6:50 and it only took about 2 minutes to vote. TOTALLY AWESOME FEELING!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

A sign, a Loss and a Blessing....

SAD NEWS.... Barack Obama's grandma TOOT died today. One day shy of Election day. Just really sad, so many were hoping that she could have hanged on.. just one more day. I think that things happen for a reason. I honestly do, My Mom died just a few days before we brought Emily home to us. Comfort is brought in the most mysterious way. I think Toot will help Barack. I think as sad as it is, I think it is a sign for Barack. I really do. I feel alot of sympathy for Barack, because I too do not have a single one of my parents, grand or otherwise. I've lost them all as well. So I just can really understand his sadness. I was also involved in a life altering circumstance during a very difficult moment, as Barack Obama is now, and you just have to keep going, for me it was knowing I had Emily to take care of and for Barack it is finishing this election. I hope he is comforted some how in knowing he will change this world for the better and that TOOT will be watching it all.

"Just one more day"

Brian's words for me before he left this morning. WE BOTH SMILED!!!

Pirate Emily and her Pirate DADDY!!




Some pics from Halloween... Trick AAARRRRR Treat!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

"HI, I'm Brian and this is my wife Missy and we are..

volunteers with the Barack Obama campaign, and we are just here to remind you to vote on Tuesday, Nov 4TH and we hope that we will have your support for the entire democratic ticket" OKAY, SO GUESS WHAT WE DID TODAY? We volunteered for Barack OBAMA!!!! HOW cool is that? We canvassed the Voorhees area and I'M EXHAUSTED!! We had lots of houses and two apartment complexes. It was a lot of UP the stairs, DOWN the stairs... BUT IT WAS SOOO WORTH IT!! Well, atleast it will be WHEN BARACK IS ELECTED!!! And we can feel like we contributed a teeny tiny tiny way. We were there pretty much all day. We got to the Camden County Democratic Commitee office in Cherry Hill NJ at 10:00 am (we weren't even late-that's saying something for us) and at around 4:00 pm we stopped because we were exhausted, and lets just say because Brian had the SHY colon. SO we came home, relieved ourselves and then picked up Emily and took her back to see the DNC office, to drop off our left over supplies and to let her experience a little of the political process! Then we went to the Christmas tree shop and came home and I can barely keep my eyes open but I wanted to write a quick blog and tell ya all about our very cool day! I must say this, we met for the most part very nice people, and there were only really two people that were a tad lets just say IGNORANT (for lack of the more correct term, racist) and would/could not vote for Barack Obama because he was black. You know its not going to be a good conversation, when the persons starts it, "I'm not a racist... BUT" Which just means, YES you are! Or atleast that's what I think. But we were very very very diplomatic and just essentially said a few good things about Barack Obama and his position and said that some people feel like that and that, that was very unfortunate. By the time we left those two particular people, I think they atleast had a favorable opinion of us and we shook hands with them and felt that even if we could not change them, we could represent ourselves in a positive way for the democrats. Leaving them however, made me feel like I wanted to wash their ignorance off my hands. Our favorite person we met was this little old woman, who lived in one of the apartment complexes. There was a hand written sign on her door that read," Please don't let my cats out" and we didn't know what to expect but she came to the door and she was very tiny. Maybe 4' 11', white woman and after we did our script she said, " Don't worry I'm voting for Barack Obama and that John McCain can go fly a kite". She was just so cute, and I told her, "Oh we like you" Which made her smile and us too. All in all it was a very nice day. My favorite part was being at the office and being surrounded by people who beleive so deeply in the party and Barack Obama and feeling so much hope from all of them. We also got to see ALOT of our congressman and representative and even Kelly Ripa's father who is a freeholder I believe. So it was just really a very nice feeling to be surrounded by so many people that believe. Anyway, I'm really tired and I'm gonna go now.. TAKE CARE and Remember get out and VOTE!!!!!! :) PEACE.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What I really think........

Well anyone who reads my blog or just knows me, knows how much I respect and admire Barack Obama. AND THAT I get so upset when people say, Barack is a COMMUNIST, a RADICAL, A MARXIST, A SOCIALIST, A Terrorist, ANTI-AMERICAN, a Sympathizer, A REDISTRIBUTOR..... and GASP a CELEBRITY! WHY, Because he has given people (all kinds of people)the benefit of LISTENING to them or because He wants to have a better America, an American that ACTUALLY helps the people that need it the MOST!! People can call that BIG GOVERNMENT, I call it doing what is right to do!! THIS IS A FACT.... RIGHT NOW, WARREN BUFFETT only has to pay taxes on a portion of his money, Rich people only have to pay Payroll tax on their first $102,000, if they make $10,000,000.00 a year they only have to pay on the first $102,000. IT doesn't seem fair!!!! We have to pay on all of our money, they should have to as well. It's just not fair, you know some of the most important people in a my life are republicans, and I respect them. I HONESTLY DO, but I REALLY don't think they are right about alot of their views. These are people who believed in George Bush and who now say, well George Bush has made some major mistakes... well thats brilliant, but really how is voting for John McCain any DIFFERENT? His policies are so similar and that is just a TRUTH!! When someone has been proved to be as WRONG as Bush has, how can people not want a CHANGE!! I know they are SCARED!! But why are the afraid, well because they have been living & breathing this campaign, and all this campaign or atleast the republicans' take on it has done is make them FEARFUL!! Well if you listen to the Republican pundits... Barack is all those things listed at the beginning of this blog!! I would be afraid to. But those things are not REAL!! IF JOHN MCCAIN had to endure the lies/spew that BARACK HAS HAD TO and it was thrown at people they way the republicans have thrown things at their supporters! Well I'd be mighty afraid too. But instead I feel HOPE!! I FEEL REAL HOPE!! I WISH that those people in my life whom I honestly care about who are republicans, could know this feeling, instead they are afraid!! It makes me kind of sad. I also understand they have every right to their opinions. I just wish that I could say to them HAVE A LITTLE FAITH, What harm can it to? Ask yourself these questions? Are you better off now then you were 8 years ago, Have not 4000+ of our bravest died already, Were we not attacked on 9/11, Is the economy not already in the shitter, Has your 401K not already been at least a little depleted, Are people not uninsured, Are people not struggling, Are you not thinking a little bit more of how you spend your money, Have relatives/ your own family lost their jobs in the last 8 years. Are we NOT spending $10,000,000,000.00 a MONTH in Iraq? Isn't it about time our soldiers come home? Are you not just a little afraid of Sarah Palin being your president, if a man of 72 dies? HAVE A LITTLE HOPE, Have a little faith, Ask yourself one more question, why it is you can't vote for Barack Obama? Are you a little TOOOOO afraid? And if you shouldn't be MORE afraid of us staying the same? We've been talking about things for so long, perhaps it's time to ACTUALLY do something about them? People say Barack Obama doesn't have ENOUGH experience, I say,... BULL..... John McCain has been in the government for sooo long, and we are still in this trouble? Why NOT let a person, with a REAL American story, NOT A MILLIONAIRE!! Someone who can relate to us, and who cares about us. I have Listened to alot of Speeches from BOTH candidates. I WATCHED the debates carefully and you know what I didn't hear alot from John McCain... HELPING the MIDDLE CLASS, Educating our Children, or GETTING our SOLDIERS home with their LOVED ones. These things matter to me and I THINK they should matter to you too.

UPDATE.... 7:36 am.... I started writing the above blog BEFORE Barack's Commercial.. and if that Commercial doesn't atleast have you thinking about voting for Barack Obama something is seriously wrong with you. Because there wasn't one mention of ANYTHING negative towards John McCain. It was about you and I.. and all Americans. Because Barack Obama is one of us. He CARES about making America better, I'm not saying that John McCain doesn't--- I just think he's been in GOVERNMENT TOO LONG to know what Americans need, and he's been rich to long to know what the AVERAGE person needs, and if he's been here so long WHY hasn't things gotten better yet. PLEASE THINK... review Barack's website, his agendas, his beliefs, and judge the man fairly not what the Republican fear mongers would have you believe. PLEASE, we NEED to have a change and we NEED to give him a chance. THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT...(Well Morning)
:) PEACE ... OH YEAH.. GO PHILLIES!! (even though, I'm not much of a MLB fan) I'm happy for them and their fans!!! YEAH!

Monday, October 27, 2008

:)----- SMILE------:)

Hello, Emily had a dentist appointment.. YES, no cavities!! Even though she is 7, this was her first dentist appointment, so we were all unsure of how she would do. But she did really really great!! YEAH!! Anyway, I worked today so Brian took her by himself, on the way home he picked me up from work and we came home all together and in the car, we were talking about the appointment, and I was in a good mood because it went well. I worry about those types of things. Anyway, we were listening to NPR, on the radio. They had a sound bite from one of Barack's speeches he gave today. He really is an incredible speaker and it gave me such pride listening to him. I don't care what people say... it is wonderful to feel HOPE. To imagine a world better then the one which we currently have. TO Long for a new time, a time of change and improvement. I can't wait until Barack Obama is my president!! I can't wait!! AND JUST SO YOU KNOW.... BRIAN AND I are VOLUNTEERING this WEEKEND for BARACK OBAMA... Feeling GOOD, doing something I REALLY REALLY REALLY believe in!!!! Even If I'm not really looking forward to having a bunch of John McCain supporters hanging up on me or slamming the door in my face! But hopefully we will get some respectful opposition. :) Anyway, I'll let you know how it goes!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The nail in the coffin

THE LARGEST NEWSPAPER in ALASKA is endorsing BARACK OBAMA for PRESIDENT!!! Well if that isn't telling I don't know what is. They essentially said "they are proud that an alaskan has this opportunity but that THEY could not even argue that she is ready for being president, with just being a 72 year old heartbeat away from the presidency". I COMPLETELY agree with them.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

WOW... What a gift!!

My wedding anniversary was on Oct. 20th. I didn't mention it on the 20th because I was SOO proud of Emily that day it was kind of put on the back burner. But I did cook a steak dinner before we went to the award ceremony (see OCT 20th's Blog for details). But we didn't really get to enjoy our steaks because we were rushing to make it to the ceremony by 6:30.. Brian had told me that he got me something but that it hadn't arrived yet. Of course I was excited about what it could be. SO on Thursday night he gave me the BEST present I have EVER received. It was a book that he has been writing since Emily's birth and it is about Emily and My Mom and the journey that we all went through during the most difficult time in our life. I've been looking forward to him finishing it for sooo long. I just wanted their lives to be documented so that future generations of our family could know about them. SO anyway Brian had secretly been working on finishing it and got it bound, on the front cover is a picture of a rose bud (representing Emily) and a wilting rose (representing my Mom)... it is called, "A life Begun". This book documents our journey.. told through Brian's prospective. I was floored, Thursday night I practically read the whole book and was crying just remembering everything we all went through. I think my Mom would be very happy that her life, which she believed sometimes didn't amount to much, really was so important and that she gave us the greatest gift. I wish she was here still but I do know that my Mom was the reason I have Emily. Her time in our lives wasn't nearly as long as I would have liked but It did teach me so much. I think she is seeing us and knows that. SO THANK YOU BRIAN, My DEAR sweet HUSBAND... I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!! But you do realize you'll never ever be able to BEAT this present. It is the BEST present EVER!!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hope Floats.... Hopefully!

Well today I'm Babysitting Joshua, he's taking his nap.. so I need to try and keep things quiet so I've decided to write a while. Isn't a sleeping baby just about the sweetest thing.. So you'll forgive me if I'm feeling a little sentimental today. The other day, I watched this video of Barack Obama holding babies on the campaign trail--- it was cute and a tad cheesy but it really touched my heart, thinking about the kind of person I FEEL that Barack Obama is and feeling very proud that perhaps I'll get to call this man, my president. I've never felt a connection to a presidential candidate like the one I feel for Barack, perhaps it's knowing that he lost his mother when she was only 53, and my Mother died at 51, both from Ovarian Cancer. Perhaps it's just a feeling I get from him, a belief in his words, a hope of the meaning of his presidency, the barriers it breaks, the power of it, and mostly just the hope of a change in the right direction for all Americans. I've never DONATED to a campaign before, I've certainly never went to a candidate's rally--- Until this election!! I didn't think I was THAT person. But this time I feel so much! I want so much for it to all be different. I WANT to feel proud of my President, to admire a president the way our parents admired John Kennedy. I see the hope in the horizon... the hope for real change... for the environment, for peace, for our economy, but mostly I feel HOPE for Emily's FUTURE, and I guess for all our kids. I feel HOPE and I want so much to know that we can truly change our future for the better, YES WE CAN...., just a few more weeks and we will know if Hope, will have a chance to become REAL possibility to create SUCCESS for our earth, our soldiers, our kids, ourselves, our AMERICA!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Proud Mama....





Proud, doesn't even explain how I'm feeling this morning- I'm SOOOOOOOO over the moon PROUD!! Emily's award ceremony was last night and it was awesome!! She makes me proud so much, but just to know that she is seen this way by so many was a wonderful feeling. Emily was so proud of herself and that made me the happiest. I was crying, Brian was holding them back. He said, "I almost lost it up there!" He walked with her up to the podium after her principal talked about her. She then shook hands with the entire school board. It was a very special night! PROUD MAMA signing off..... Peace!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

1 PISSED citizen!

I can't believe the AUDACITY of the RNC in claiming that Barack Obama is ANTI-AMERICAN, its not only NOT TRUE but it's just fucking wrong....HE IS NOT FRIENDS WITH BILL AYERS!!!!Barack has NOT been ASSOCIATING with terrorist, he was on a commitee that was lead by a REPUBLICAN about EDUCATION!! It's such an OUTRAGEOUS claim!! It ANGERS me so much!! Because they make up this shit to sway, dare I say it... Stupid people.. who beleive anything and everything, who have racist views, who are fucking too dumb to know what is being said is not infact---- FACT, you know like those people at Sarah Palin's rallies who bring monkey dolls, who scream Kill Him, who scream Terrorist, who make up FOOD STAMP bills with Barack Obama's face on it and Watermelon, fried chicken, kool-aid and then say, "oh no, I wasn't being a racist"-- those people are ANTI AMERICAN and you know what else is anti-american, calling someone an arab when they are an american, calling someone a terrorist (without FUCKING proof),belittleing the "HEALTH" of women, saying someone SCARES you because he is lets just say it because someone is black, having someone say who is PRO-AMERICAN and who isn't(which is ALOT worse in my opinion they saying people cling to their religion or guns and later apologizing for it)!!! WE ARE SOOOO MUCH BETTER then this as AMERICANS!!!! What about healthcare, taxes, deficits, wars, real leadership, equality, being innocent UNTIL proven guilty, respect, honor, EDUCATION, I haven't heard one ounce of anything of substance from the Republicans in this campaign in a very LOOOONNNNGGG time. I have to assume that there are many republicans who are down right embarrassed about the way their party is acting right about now! I know some republicans and I can't imagine them as being proud about the way ALOT of people in their party are behaving!! John McCain is on his way to not being a man of any honor any longer. He is a hypocrite, he decried these ROBO CALLs when they used these same tactics on him, back in 2000, but worse then that he is trying to turn the clock back on how far we have come, when you are asked a question about people at your rallies saying dispicable things and you stick up for them, there is something WRONG with your ethics and morals, to not atleast say MOST of the people at my rallies!! He said he was going to run a clean campaign, HE LIED....this is the WORST run campaign in history, it is the UGliest, nastiest, meaniest, he is desperate and allowing anything to be said about his opponent that will possibly get the dumb people off their couches and into the booths on election day. Breathe.. Missy.. Breathe..... I want to say something. I'm not even sure I should have wrote this blog, I wrote it with my emotions in full swing, and I thought about just backspacing and erasing it all--- and I decided against it, becuase this is really truly how I feel, angry and upset over the way John McCain and the RNC are behaving right now. SO I will leave it like it is, and hope that those that read it see the depth of my concern over this ugliness that John McCain is allowing to happen. Oh, how far you have fallen John McCain--- oh how far!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Another Cute Emily story....

Today was picture day at school. Emily was sent home from school around 1:30pm because they said she was sick (she wasn't really but that's another story----)

Anyway, when we got home I asked her how picture day went... she said "good".

I said to her, "Did you stand or sit for you class picture?"
(thinking about the fact she had a skirt on)

She said, "We stood, everyone had to stand with their hands behind them and they told us to say, "Cheese" and so everyone said, "Cheese" but I said, "Mozzarella".

I said, "Oh really, Did someone tell you to say that?" She said, "No I just felt like saying it.."

Alrighty then

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Debate #3... My thoughts

Alright, after this debate I said, Well it was McCain's best debate, but not good enough! This is before I heard any of the SPIN on it!! I think OBAMA still was the one that ANSWERED the questions the BEST!!! I think that the best line of the debate, was when John McCain said, "I'm NOT President Bush and if you wanted to run against him, you should have ran in 2004" I think it was a good line. But I do think it is just a LINE. Considering his alignment with BUSH on the votes. I think it was a good line and not much else. Barack Obama is a cool collected intelligent person and it always comes across. I think there is NO doubt, who should be president, duh... BARACK OBAMA!!!!!! I think a really good line for Barack Obama was......"Joe, I'll tell you what your fine is..... $0." I think John McCain's FACE.. said it all! AND ALL of John McCain's grimaces, sighs and ridiculous comments came off as dare I say it... Erratic! While Barack Obama was Mr. Cool. I DO think that Barack Obama again WON the HEALTHCARE argument, CLEAR AND PRECISE... REally, with NO POLITICAL thought involved John McCain's healthplan is just NOT AS GOOD!! If people would just vote on that, I think that Barack would win by a landslide!! I think John secured the BASE and perhaps some right/ leaning Independents but NOT ENOUGH of the rest of them to change too much. Atleast I hope. I am encouraged by some of the EARLY polling I'm now hearing about. I am feeling HOPEFUL and quite frankly, It scares the shit out of me, because I've been really disappointed in the previous elections I've voted in! But I have to HOPE!!! ThErEFORE I shall--- GO OBAMA!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

So what else is happening in my life......

Hello, My life really doesn't REVOLVE around POLITICS even though that is ALL I seem to blog about lately. SO, I feel like I need to blog a little on the home front for a bit. Emily is doing so good in school. We were called by her principal to let us know that Emily has been chosen to receive an award, a STAR STUDENT award, only 2 kids will be honored with it. She's one of them. SO PROUD!!! The award is for outstanding achievement, attitude and effort. She gets her picture taken with the principal and it will be on the school TV channel and she is presented with a certificate during a Board of Education meeting on Oct 20th. We are so excited and proud of her. She is really excited that she will be on TV!!! She's a star at 7!! What are we talking about, she's been a star her whole life! I know-- I know.. I'm her Mom. But, you know it's true!! Also on Friday, Danielle and I took the girls and Joshua to Linville Orchards. It was a really cool farm, with FOOD, Hay rides, face painting, Cool displays and fun activities. Everyone had fun!! Joshua was sooo good, he's not even 2! But he really hanged in there and wasn't even fussy. We were really lucky!! We had a really nice time. The girls were off from school so it was nice, because they haven't really seen much of each other, since school started. It was fun hanging with Danielle, I swear I don't see her that much anymore since I'm working from the outside office. So that was really nice too. Emily came home today with the slightest bit of a sniffle... I hope REALLY hope it doesn't turn into a full on cold..... I SWEAR do they have them wash their hands in school!!! Emily is always getting sick when school starts! SO I'm really keeping my fingers crossed about it! After the rally on Saturday Brian, Emily, Fernando and I (yes the whole family) went to our friends Mark and Stacie's house and had a "gig". (a rock band gig) Yes, we are that dorky. It was fun but by 9 pm I felt like falling asleep! So we are kind of pathetic Rockers... LOL! Then on Sunday Emily and I went to the movies and saw Beverly Hills Chihuahua, which we had been promising to take Emily to since it came out. She LOVED it. So that was good. It was a pretty busy weekend. But fun!! Emily told me I needed to end this blog with ....................PEACE! :)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Something Remarkable today..




We did something incredible today, We went to a Barack Obama Rally in Philadelphia! He held 4 of them today throughout the city, we went to the one in Germantown and we stood in a massive line for over two hours and it was awesome! The weather was perfect, the people inspiring, the feeling powerful. We met so many awesome people who like us have been inspired to join this wonderful man and help get him elected to be our President. Who feel the passion we feel for him. Who understand why we want and need him to be our president. I left feeling like, WOW... this is what America should be. People of all races together and talking to one another about feeling hopeful for the first time in a long time. There wasn't any violent or negative outburst. IT made me know absolutely 100% sure of my decision. Not that I wasn't already sure but it reaffirmed it for me. I wonder how many John McCain supporters feel what I felt today? Last night when I watched that video of the behind the scenes of the DNC (see yesterday's post) I just wanted to share it with everyone. For them to see what a kind, loving man Barack Obama is. Please watch it, Please think about really does this seem like the man that is being portrayed by the McCain campaign. IT made me cry, especially the part where Barack was watching Michelle give her speech, spinning the ring on his finger, and smiling proudly when she talked about their daughter. Knowing that pride for Emily and the love I feel for her and Brian, and that it was no different. Realizing once again we are all the same. There is NO difference between african americans, whites and latinos. We are the same. Feeling a little sorry for people who are so blind to it, and knowing that some people will never change and will never know what it is like to feel how I did today.

Friday, October 10, 2008

PLEASE WATCH !!

I got the warm fuzzies watching this video. Please Watch!! This is NOT a man associated with TERRORIST... Please don't believe the IDIOTs spewing HATE TALK!!

Click here To Watch!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

A note to anyone still undecided...

Dear Undecided among us,

I am having trouble swallowing that there is any doubt about who it is you should vote for. But I understand for whatever the reason you haven't made up your mind. I would like to share some information with you that isn't getting reported on. A lot of it has to do with John's character. Aot of people assume that because he was a POW, that automatically makes him a good person. To tell you the truth before this election, that was my shallow thinking as well. But if you go deeper and investigate the real person before and after his time as a POW, you may find as I have that he is FLAWED big time!! I certainly still respect his service to our country and the physical and emotional damage it caused him. But I am no longer blind to the other truths about the man as well. So if you choose to, please read the following, if you don't beleive me, do your own investigating. I think it MATTERS!

-He's got a temper,and has been known to be abusive even to woman!
-He chose Sarah Palin- (this decision should scare the bajeebeez out of you)
-He lies-- one example.... he said he would NOT run his campaign negatively!
-He cheats--- one example....ON his first wife (court documents filed indicated that he cheated on her for 9 months while he still lived with her!! 9 MONTHS!!)
-He was FRIENDS with Charles Keating (THIS IS A MAN WHO WAS CONVICTED ON 73 COUNTS) and also raised more than $100,000 for McCain congress race! They went on vacations together! Charles Keatings actions led to the loss of 3.4 billion dollars from tax payers.
-He barely graduated, 894th out of 899 students. (Dumb too?)
-He while in the Navy crashed planes many many many times (most of them for stalling) If he wasn't good at that job what makes you think... Oh never mind!
-He VOTED against honoring Martin Luther King day in 1983
-He stated in 2001--- that the war would be "fairly easy!"
-He is an avid gambler, but he reported NO income derived of gambling from 2000-2007 now he must be really UNLUCKY! (Citizens for responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a complaint today 10-9-08)
-He called us, His fellow prisoners... That's telling. Maybe all those years being a POW, did something to him or maybe he's just getting old! Maybe it was just a mistake but still.
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Okay.. Well i for one, can not take anymore. You know, I think it's important for me to point out something. I do look at a person's whole life when I think about their character. I think about, for example... the fact that not only was Cindy McCain, addicted to prescription drugs but she has also done a lot of charity work too. But the drug addiction was part of her life as well. It doesn't define her but it is a truth of hers. The same as the fact that Barack Obama admitted to using drugs when he was a teenager or young adult is part of his truth. But, why I decided to write this blog entry was because I feel like so many people give John McCain a pass on other areas of his life because he was a POW. I want people to know that there are many truths to a person, not just one. I look at the whole picture. I do, I don't judge someone based on one thing, be it something good or bad. I really think that the person you should vote for, is the person who you feel would be fair, trustworthy, hardworking and honorable. I think that is Barack Obama. I'll be voting with a clear conscience come election day, especially after doing this little investigative reporting. Having learned all this about McCain it does make me want to TRY my hardest to convince you why not to vote for McCain! Sign in someone, vote for Ron Paul, or Elmo. I don't care who you vote for but please don't vote for a man if in your heart, you just ARE NOT sure you should. I think character matters when we choose a president. It matters ALOT!! You know, I haven't heard about ALOT of these things before I looked them up and do you know why? Because Barack Obama is of good character! He doesn't go down a path of Negativity-- He doesn't need to.

Sincerely,

Missy

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

debate #2.. My thoughts

So Okay last night's debate... Well I think that neither one of them HIT IT OUT OF THE PARK.. But I think because John needed to decisively win and he didn't-- I think he was the LOSER of the debate. I will say this, I don't think John McCain went too UGLY and I do respect that. ALthough, I think IF he is going to Smear Barack, I think he ought to do it to his face. I mean if he can do it behind his back in front of all his own supporters, have the balls to do it to Barack's face. I think it is telling, that NO ONE asked about Bill Ayers as well, because WE as American's don't care about it. WE WANT HELP!! So stop the SMEARS Senator McCain, just stop them.. Because not only isn't it ethical, it also isn't helping you. I also think that there will be PLENTY of mud to sling back at John about his connections!! INVESTIGATE THEM!! How about that? SO anyway, I think that a highlight of the night for Barack Obama is when he talked about John accusing him in the last debate about NOT UNDERSTANDING and Barack said He's right I don't understand, I don't understand why we are in a War with Iraq when bin Laden is still out there! I thought that was brilliant!!!I thought a highlight for John McCain was when he went and talked to the Soldier in the audience, I think it really appeared genuine. I also liked when Barack Obama voiced he HAD to respond to John's whole false claims on his taxes. I thought it showed that he really WANTED the People to understand his plan. I liked that. I also think it was Barack's best explanation of both his taxes and his healthcare program. SO that was all good. I was touched that Barack showed some of his heart, when he talked about his mother and when she was dying of cancer and STILL fighting the insurance co. I think it showed something about his character and showed me why he does care about actually making GOOD healthcare available to everyone. Because it affected his OWN family.

Monday, October 6, 2008

The devil on John's shoulder....

Hi, you know up until recently, for all my ranting on his policies, I had never really had a problem with McCain on a personal level. I thought he was a decent guy whose politics I simply disagreed with. But if he is going to start this smear campaign, I may just lose any respect I still have for him. Quite frankly, I had hoped he was above going where I fear he is has already started to go! Down a desperate stairway of 1/8 truths, and Lies, in a desperate attempt to lead the blind and skew Barack's good name. No deal with the devil is worth it, I hope that John McCain's conscience keeps him up at night. Because I can't beleive he doesn't know that it's wrong, if it wasn't he would have been doing it all along and not just when the ballgame is 10-0 in the eighth. Or has he been so blinded by his desire to win that he can't see the devil lurging on his shoulder. It makes me angry and a little sad too. An anger because John McCain out of a desperation finds it necessary to go UGLY. To rehash issues about Barack's EX minister, about a MILD association with Bill Ayers, who contributed $200 for Barack Obama's political campaign in 2001 and hosted a Tea. OMG.... Get real? Barack Obama was 8 years old when Ayers was a radical(terrorist)-opponent of the Vietnam War!! It's wrong for Barack Obama to be linked to Bill Ayers! It's so wrong, It makes my blood boil. I don't think that Sarah Palin beleives in witchcraft because there is a video showing a pastor at a church she attended talking about it. Or that John McCain thinks that the Catholic church is a WHORE, even though that is what one of his ministers said. We can't be blamed for what every person we've ever met, or even had a mild association with says or has done. We can't be linked to their beleifs or opinions! We would all have to be stepford people, not be polite to people, not give people a chance, judge them immediately. Have you ever met someone, formed a favorable opinion about someone and then found out something ugly about them? Does it mean you should never open up to others? Would you even know? Just as an example, I oppose people using the N word, but it doesn't mean that I've never been in a crowd where someone may have said it. I wouldn't want for someone to say well then "I" must be a racist. It's just stupid!! It makes me so angry--- that people are falling for this? Do they even have a clue who John McCain has been Associated with!!! Don't worry, If John McCain goes there-- I'm sure Barack Obama will have to tell you. But none of it should be happening, I don't judge others on who they've met or had a brief relationship with but who they are! So the whole thing it just wrong and it makes me so angry, this isn't what America needs, how are these lies and exagerations going to help our country, tell me honestly how is it going to help us? Will it help resolve issues? Will IT? Barack Obama is a fair person, I think he tries to listen to all kinds of people. Maybe it's because of this, that he's had an open mind when it comes to people. I happen to respect that, and when you are open and listen to all kinds of people, every now and then one of them happens to be a bad seed.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Pumpkin Festival

Hello, Today was our town's annual Pumpkin Festival. Face painting, food, pony rides, booths, music, etc. It's fun and Emily really enjoyed herself. She rode a a pony, got her face painting, got a picture taken with a giant Teddy bear, and ate junk. We did really have a nice time and the weather was perfect, for some reason the day of the pumpkin festival is always really HOT.. but today it was just really nice. low 70's or high 60's. PERFECTION!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Thoughts for TODAY..

Seriously How can any one watch Bill O'Reilly--He is an A-HOLE!

Friday, October 3, 2008

A cute Emily POLITICAL tale...

SO last night We were just starting Emily's homework and the TV was still on and a John McCain ad comes on and after it's over. Emily turns to me and says, "Why do they always say that?" I said, "Say What?" She Said, " They say, I'm John McCain and I approve this message or I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message" Which just made me laugh, because I thought it was very observant. So I said, " Well Because they are telling you all the reasons they think people should vote for them or reasons not to vote for the other guy" She says, "Oh" and then goes on to make her own political ad for Barack Obama-- I can't remember what she said exactly but it went something like this, " Vote for Barack Obama. Because we love our country and because he will help us to be better Americans--- I'm Emily Roach and I approve this message" It was longer but that was pretty much the gist of it.

TOO CUTE! What can I say she's our kid!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Before the Pundits skew my view...

I THOUGHT JOE BIDEN KICKED IT OUT OF THE PARK!!! Mrs. Palin DID much better then expected but the BAR was set SOOO low it was pathetic. COACHED and REHEARSED, That was Sarah. IT WAS A JOKE, I pray to God that people are not so stupid as to elect someone because they are cute, or folksy, or have good one liners. GET REAL, WE are in SERIOUS trouble. This isn't American Idol, it's our FUTURE!! Darn Right, Also, Joe six pack, Hockey Moms, Soccer Moms and Also, would agree! Say it aint so Joe!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Has any of this penetrated your brain?

Hi, HELLO, How ARE you? I had a really nasty cold for the last several days. It was a doozy! I didn't even know the day the bail out didn't happen or that the stock market had a 700 point drop until Brian told me that night and I was so sick I didn't much care at the moment. But I'M BACK and fiestier then ever!!! Okay so here's my thoughts... About the Bail out--- It sucks, but I think we need to do something... because WTF-- if we don't, it could get so much worse. I think that it's scary ofcourse, but so is doing NOTHING.. So I guess we should! I'll admit to not understanding it all, but it's not like we are paying them off we are investing in their stocks and hoping that we can later sell them and atleast break even, if the market should recover. (Atleast that's my understanding!!) SO hopefully we won't LOSE all that money? And we don't have much choice. I guess. It all sucks and there's NO good way out of it! The better ?--- is how did we get here and how can we stop it so it never happens again!! For me, it's voting for REAL change, Voting for Barack OBama and Joe Biden!!! I had to laugh when I caught a little of the VIEW from today... Elisabeth is such a JOKE. She has the right to believe whatever she wants to beleive but she can't even back up what she is saying. I will give her this, she shows up. She tries. But my God, she was asked to explain why Sarah Palin is qualified to be President. AND SHE couldn't immediately think of something to EVEN Say then she goes and says, "WELL WHY IS BARACK OBAMA QUALIFIED TO BE PRESIDENT?" After a few minutes she said 3 (PATHETIC) reasons why she thought she was qualified. But you know I was thinking about it, I know why I think Barack is WAY MORE EXPERIENCED then Sarah Palin. I've listed them here on this blog so many times, I'm sick of typing them. But I will remind any one who reads this blog (PLEASE SEND ME A COMMENT-- SO I ATLEAST know SOMEONE READS MY BLOG--WOULDCHA?) , but anyway, I will remind you that back in MAY-- BEFORE PALIN I said and still beleive in this.... "Intelligence trumps Experience anyday!!!" SO for me it's so clear I NOT ONLY think that Barack Obama has the experience to lead but he definately has the Intelligence to lead." Can you honestly say that god forbid something happened to John, you can see Sarah Palin leading us? So for me it's just that. I really think that Barack OBama is just a smart guy, a really smart guy-- He TAUGHT CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, While Sarah was I don't know... fishing? I know that was a dig (what can I say, I've been watching Sarah too much) Barack Obama will be able to help us Re-establish STRONG relationships with the other NATIONS in the world. If so many of us( here in the USA) see McCain/Palin connected so closely with Pres. Bush or just old school policies that haven't worked-- don't you think other nations do too? I, unlike so many out there DO NOT Believe that we are the only country that MATTERS... WE are but one country, It's my home so ofcourse I think it's the best, but we are NOT living on this PLANET alone. We can't FIGHT Global WARMING ALONE... We can't CLEAN up our country and think that's enough to save our planet!! Get real! We can't TRY and STAY in a country and SHOVE OUR DEMOCRACY down there throats, at some point we need to cut the cord! YES, I'M REFERRING TO THE QUOTE ABOUT A HUNDRED YEARS!! We need ALLIES in the world, who have our back! It's always better to be fighting with back up, then to be fighting alone!! And also we can't keep spending money on a war in one country, when we need it for our own or a different allied country in the future and we have nothing left. And I'm positive this BAILOUT isn't making the USA look any good, and when did it happen? again on George Bush's watch! So for all these reasons and so many more Barack Obama will strengthen our GLOBAL view---It's not just me saying this, I mean hell who am I-- , but there are global polls that say the same. The majority of those polled from other countries think that Barack Obama will be the right choice to strengthen our Global ties!!! LOOK IT UP!! I'm NOT making this shit up!! I can't understand it? I can't see how people can't see which of the two tickets is MORE EXPERIENCED and MORE INTELLIGENT and MORE STRONG!! PLEASE VOTE FOR BARACK OBAMA and JOE BIDEN..... And to my dear neice Heather, REGISTER to vote!!! and to my dear neice's Boyfriend STEVEN--- I'm PROUD of you for REGISTERING to VOTE!!! And for your right minded thinking to vote for Barack Obama/Joe Biden.. NOW spread the word to your friends!! What can I say, I'm obsessed!! OH YEAH, ONE MORE THING... I can't WAIT TO WATCH The VP Debate! I wonder how Mrs. Palin's cram study-session went... we shall see! OH AND I'VE SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST!!!!! MY daughter GOT STUDENT OF THE MONTH!!! Now SHE is one smart COOKIE!! MOMMY is soooo PROUD OF you EMILY!! I can just hear Emily saying, "Now Mommy-- Don't be tooo PROUD"

Sunday, September 28, 2008

News on the HOMEFRONT..

Emily's feeling better, thank goodness! She was sick all weekend... and I felt so sorry for her. I HATE it when she's sick, I hate knowing she's not feeling well and wanting with all my heart for her to just feel better. Anyway, I'm not sure if she'll go to school tomorrow, or whether she'll stay home just to be sure. So I guess we'll have to just play it by ear, although she'll probably STAY HOME. But, Guess what I'M STARTING TO FEEL SICK----- I have a really bad sore throat and a RUNNY nose! UUURRRGGGGHH! The vicious cycle of COLDS... I HATE FALL/WINTER because of them. Oh Well.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

THE DEBATE

Hello, Last night we watched the DEBATE carefully. I think it was a good debate, but why the HELL did John McCain NOT EVEN LOOK at Barack Obama ONCE!! I found it SO RUDE!!!! Really REMARKABLY RUDE!!! I think Barack tried many times to look at John McCain and he finally gave up. I loved what TOm Shales from The Washington Post said, " McCain too Nasty.... Obama too NICE" I couldn't agree more!! Barack CLEARLY won on Domestic Affairs and McCain SLIGHTLY won on Foreign Policy. However the best line was when Barack, said something like " John acts like this war started in 2007... " And then went on the attack telling him all the things that he did back in 2003 that were wrong. A good line from McCain-- Just to be fair... Was when he said something like, " The next president won't HAVE to WORRY about going TO Iraq"... after getting attacked from Barack Obama about his vote to go to Iraq. It made Barack Obama appear to not be looking in the future. BUT Overall, I think McCain needed more for the INDEPENDENCE who were leaning towards Barack for them to change position.. I do think that Barack appeared very confidant and PRESIDENTIAL and that those independence who may have been LEANing towards McCain could maybe switch to OBAMA.. So I really do believe that Barack won but McCain had a decent SHOWING. Atleast that is what I think POLITICALLY, however PERSONALLY my impression of John McCain is worse after watching that debate. I think he was rude and NOT PRESIDENTIAL at all. His answers to many question were NOT CLEAR or PRICISE and the only time he appeared like he knew really well on a subject was when he talked about PLACES he has been, which is an obvious strength of his, but there is ALOT more to being PRESIDENT then that. (and, JOE BIDEN HAS VISITed THESE PLACES ATLEAST AS OFTEN IF NOT MORE SO then McCain as HEAD of the Foreign Relations Commitee) I think McCain was kinda a BULLY and I really DON'T respect that!! Even if at times I appear to be a bully on this blog... I'm really not a bully in real life. SHHHH.. Don't Tell. :) Okay.. Well I gotta go, Emily was sent home from school yesterday for being sick, and FOR ONCE the school was right.. She's sick! She slept a total of maybe 4 hours last night... She would sleep for 1/2 hr wake up.. Sleep for 45 minutes wake up, etc.. this was all night!! She threw up twice last night, although she's been able to keep the toast, soup and crackers we've given her today down.. So that's a good sign, but anyway I should go check on Emily!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Chris ROCK.. ROCKS!!!

Okay.. Did anyone out there catch Chris Rock on Larry King the other day? OMG--- He's hysterical!! He was talking about politics on the part I saw, and it was so FUNNY and yet really made sense to me too. He's great that way, what he says makes a lot of sense if you actually LISTEN to it. For instance he said something like, well as far as the economy goes.. i say don't vote for the guy w. 15 houses and 150 million dollars, because if he loses a couple what does he care, he still will be okay. Why not vote for the guy w. only a couple of million dollars and ONE HOUSE...I mean he cares about losing his house because he'd be HOMELESS... HYSTERICAL....I have an AUTOGRAPHED Chris ROck TEE SHIRT from when he was at GLASSBORO STATE COLLEGE from MANY MANY YEARS AGO! I don't really care for Comedians who curse alot but for some reason I've always liked Chris even IF he curses a little too much! Watching Larry King again made me think, he DOESN'T need the curses-- he's funny anyway. Check it out if you can find it.. I know CNN had a link for it!! Really FUNNY!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A delayed RANT!!

Hello, SO yesterday when John McCain made that "ANNOUNCEMENT" about suspending HIS campaign and The call to DELAY the PRESIDENTIal DEBATE... I just had to wait a day before I blogged. I HAD to, because I may have gone off the deep end. I COULD not BELIEVE IT!!! And so, I waited..... I waited so as not to hurt the feelings of those people that I may have offended with my opinion of the whole debacle. The transparecy of the act from JOHN MCCAIN! That as if HIM NOT DOING THE DEBATE would have HELPED ANYTHING, I mean don't get me wrong... I think working on a crisis and trying to DO something when a CRISIS happens is a good thing. But how is not doing a debate on a friday night from 7 to 9 going to completely DESTROY all chances to get action done. WE HAVE AIRPLANES!!! They can get you from point A to point B pretty fast.. GENIUS!! So okay.. SEE I need to breathe... Becuase I get so worked up. I just couldn't beleive it!! SO this is me after 24 hours, can you imagine me yesterday!! I was so upset and the only bit of sanity was Barack Obama when he said, I'm paraphrasing here but he said, When you're president you have to be able to do more then one thing at a time. AMEN-- to that!! See, I'm all about having DEMOCRATS and REPUBLICANS work together to get things done... I also feel the need to REMIND people that it was BARACK OBAMA that made the CALL to John McCain asking for them to work together and release a JOINT statement. John McCain has to then go and try and BE the hero and save the day with HIS INGENIUS attempt to show himself as the person who will DO ANYTHING to help reach a settlement.. OKAY But what exactly could he do, (he's not EVEN on the economic commitee) -- And where was he for the last 9 days? Now 2 days before the debate, and after he get a call from Barack-- he decide this, or was it just done to distract people from polls, and the fact that the ECONOMY isn't his strongest area. Okay.. I realize I don't know truly what John was thinking... But OH MY GOD, it comes off to me like such an attempt to distract people and try and get himself out of a debate-- one in which I don't think he is prepared for. It was truly a hail mary pass if you ask me! I'm happy that Congress worked so quickly and that IT APPEARS as if an agreement has been reached..(Although I'm not sure what is right about this bailout) but I think John McCain will NOW have to DEBATE Barack Obama! I think that is a very good thing. TALK CANDIDATES--- the American people need to HEAR FROM YOU BOTH... WE have less then 50 days before Americans have to decide who should be president!!! THIS ISN'T THE TIME TO NOT BE TALKING TO US---SO I'm just happy that the debate is going on as planned. I really do think that Barack will come out of this stronger then ever because I truly hope the American people in whole are not that dumb to not see this John McCain move as just that, a political move to distract people from the real issues of the MCCAIN/PALIN ticket. So aren't you glad that I waited to blog, can you just imagine what yesterdays blog might have been like? :) LOL. Missy

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Little miss smarty pants!!!

Hi, it's me. I havent written in a few days, I had a migraine. It's seems to be better now, just the tiniest bit of a headache remains. I get horrible migraines. Throwing up and all. It's bad!! But I'm feeling better today and I worked today. So yeah, I'm happy to feel normal again. Well Normal for me!! :) Anyway, Emily makes me soooo proud. She really is doing so well academically in school. EVERY test she has taken so far and there have been ALOT already, she has gotten A's on. Most of them 100. She has gotten one that was a 95 and one that was 97. She's amazing. I'm not so book smart and it really BLOWS my mind, how amazing she is. She is just so smart... Okay. I know I'm bragging a little about my kid here but I can't help it. She's just so intelligent. She can tell you all the parts of a butterfly, the colors of each of the flags of the world, she's even written a little song about the flags of the world. She just knows so much and she's only 7!! She can tell you facts about King TuT (THanks to Grandma whose given her a book about him.) Dinosaurs, Picasso, and art!! She is like a sponge--- she just soaks up information. It's really something to see. And it's not like we push her to learn these things. She just wants to know them. I don't know them--- I don't care to know them, but she just LIKES it!! It's amazing and I'm so proud she has that in her. So, I can't help but brag a little about her becuase well she just amazes me everyday. My little Smarty Pants!!!! We got her a cute little sweatshirt that says that SMARTY PANTS... and she is!! AND WE ARE PROUD OF HER!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

McCain's Tax Decreases......

Are like giving M&M's to a starving person. It taste good memomentarity but doesn't sustain them! THINK THINK THINK THINK!!! WE are going to BAIL OUT these CORPORATIONS after our GOVERNMENT has already given them HUGE tax breaks. So I ask you, DID it help doing that? WE can't continue to give them these if they are still allowed to do whatever they want to do with them, like MIllion dollar saleries and bonuses and when all these poor choices they have made,come bite them in the ass, we are left paying for it. THE LITTLE people who's 401K's are taking a major hit, and who have to deal with the fact that our government has no choice but to help. BUT the point is, these corporations should not have been allowed to have their cake and eat it too. I would love to see the CEO's and BIG WIGS lose a house or two to help pay for this bail out? Oh, in a perfect world. But no, lets vote for John McCain, and let this crap continue. PLEASE STOP THIS VICIOUS CYCLE, and Atleast try a new approach. I can't tell you that Obama will change all this, but I for one am willing to have him try. We are already in such a pile of shit, how can we not try something else before we all drown in it.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

INFORMATION u may find HELPFUL!!

Okay, I'm so angry over the whole argument that Sarah Palin HAS MORE experience then Barack Obama... Why because she says so? INVESTIGATE!!!!....

Here are just some of His REAL EXPERIENCE....

1985-1988 Director of Developing Communities Project

(he entered Harvard Law School in 1988)

1992 he directed "Project Vote" and registered 150,000 new African American voters.

1992-2004 He taught CONSTITUTIONAL LAW at the UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL.

1993 he joined a law firm that specialized in civil rights litigation

1992-2002 He was a board of director for many CHARITABLE organizations. Including, Public Allies, Woods fund of Chicago, Lugenia Burns Hope Center, among others.

1996 Obama was elected to to the Illinois Senate (13th district) and he was reelected TWICE more.

2003.. Obama became chairman of the Illinois Senate's Health and human Services Committee.

2004.... wrote and delivered the key note speech at the DNC.

2005.. OBama was sworn into office as a US Senator.


Senator Obama serves on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which oversees our nation’s health care, schools, employment, and retirement programs. He is a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, which plays a vital role in shaping American policy around the world, including our policy in Iraq. And Senator Obama serves on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, which is focused on providing our brave veterans with the care and services they deserve. In 2005 and 2006, he served on the Environment and Public Works Committee, which safeguards our environment and provides funding for our highways.

As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Obama has made official trips to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa.

AND HE'S SMART...

Obama graduated from Harvard Law School where he was the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review.

THIS IS JUST A SAMPLING OF BARACK'S EXPERIENCE!!

Different day, same issues...

Brian and I have lost thousands of dollars in our portfolio over the last year!! Have you looked at yours lately? It's sad, Are those TINY tax breaks you'll receive from John McCain going to change that fact? Brian and I don't even have risky stocks. It's just CRAZY!!! WAKE UP!!! GET REAL!!! INVESTIGATE!!!! THE TRUTH!!!! Brian wrote a blog two days ago that I think EVERYONE SHOULD READ. I was impressed with it!! READ IT AND LEARN EVEN MORE REASONS WHY MCCAIN ISN'T THE RIGHT CHOICE!!

WHAT'S WRONG WITH MCCAIN'S PLAN?

Obama said yesterday at a town meeting, "I certainly don't fault Senator McCain for these problems," he said. "But I do fault the economic philosophy he subscribes to. It's the same philosophy we've had for the last eight years -- one that says we should give more and more to those with the most and hope that prosperity trickles down to everyone else."

WHY CAN'T all these McCain supporters see, IF THEY ARE NOT RICH, THEY ARE QUITE FRANKLY GETTING SCREWED!! THEY SHOULD BE PISSED OFF!!! I KNOW I AM!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

a little sweetness.... ( for a change)

Hello, It's 7:57 pm. Emily is down stairs playing WII with her daddy. They are playing Wii Fit. It's really great for Emily.. Because the yoga moves are terrific for her balance issues. I like that her and Brian play it together---it's kinda their thing and it's sweet. Soon she will have to stop and get her PJ's on and get to bed. She's doing good in school, at least I think so. Back to school night is Wednesday and I sent in the paper, volunteering to bake something. Which means Buy something and wrap it up to LOOK like I baked it. HA HA! So I'm just taking a few minutes to write a quick blog... before I need to get Emily's teeth brushed, PJ's on, and book read. Bed time is a nice time of the day. It's all hugs, kisses, prayers, and togetherness. Sometimes I rush through the process and I later regret it. I mean really how much longer is she gonna want to do the nighttime routine. She's almost 8... soon it will be "Mom---get out of my room!!" I hope not.. But you never know. IT does go by so quick. But anyway, I'm in a sentimental mood.... perhaps it's because I just watched, "bed of roses". I just love that movie, sweet and sad too. Anyway, I should probably go and spend some time with my girl, since they must be done playing WII fit, because I hear the ROCK BAND! Goodnight!

DOW FALLS 504 points!!!

The DOW fell 504 points today, BUT THERE ISN'T ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE ECONOMY!!!!!!!!!! VOTE BARACK OBAMA!!!! VOTE BARACK OBAMA!!!! HAVE you not looked at your PORTFOLIO lately!! PLEASE please

Saturday, September 13, 2008

THINK!!!

Hello, I know that I've become a LITTLE obsessed with this whole ELECTION thing. But I can honestly tell you, I really believe it is such an important election. We CAN NOT continue down the path we are on. I want to scream it to everyone in the world who is thinking about voting for McCain/Palin. I WANT TO TELL THEM HOW INSANE IT IS TO ELECT MCCAIN AND PALIN!!! BUT I can't do that, I can't get into people's heads and change them. I can't say, well why is it you want to vote for them, I want to counter them with the truth about all the lies that they are being told about Barack Obama. I want to make sure that they aren't voting against Barack because he's black, even if they don't want to admit it! I want to tell them that unless they are FILTHY rich, Barack's tax increases aren't going to affect them. And I want to tell them if they are just pretty rich, their taxes are not going to be raised that much! And even if they are on their way to reaching $250,000 a year, it's still not worth not voting against Barack Obama! Because it isn't about only them. We live in a world. We need to think more globally. It's not only your children, but their children, and their children's children. If we want this world to be here in another 100 years---- DRILLING is not the answer! We have got to change, RIGHT NOW! We can't wait another 4 to 8 yrs! WE JUST CAN'T!! I want to ASK THEM, "Isn't their a part of you that is really frightened about the idea of a HOCKEY MOM/GUNSLINGING/2 yr GOVERNOR of ALASKA being your possible PRESIDENT! And if not, really understand from them why not? I want to get in their head and find our why, it doesn't make more sense that Joe Biden should be Vice President? A six term senior US senator, who is the CHAIRMAN of the Foreign Relations Committee! Doesn't it just make more sense? Really? I also want to tell them if they just CAN't vote for Barack, I beg them to just NOT vote this year! Because really do they think it's a good choice!! It's really frightening, this surge of support for McCain/Palin, Can't they see how shallow it has all been? This VP selection of McCains, Done simply to create waves and it's certainly done that! But remember the Tsunami? Sometimes waves are disasterious! Where is the substance from this ticket? Where is the answers? About how they plan on changing things around. I want to say, Have you not listened to Barack Obama, have you not heard the sincerity in his words. Everything that he has done, I REALLY believe he has done for a pure reason. He ANSWERS the questions thrown at him, even if they are from Bill O'Reilly. He isn't fraid to speak the truth, even if there is someone trying to speak over him. He is RESPECTFUL, he's tried to be in this election and unfortunately he is being forced to sling a little mud himself becuase McCain's attacks are becoming too much for even him not to answer back! So, yes, I can fully admit that I've become OBSESSED with this election! BUT I can't help it, especially now when it's getting closer and closer to NOVEMBER. I'm afraid of that Tsunami, that is McCain/Palin. Whatever respect I had for John McCain has all but left me. Because it's so obvious the desperate straw he was grasping when he choose Palin. Well atleast to me, it is. I really want to understand how other's don't see it the same way as me. How they can not see the transperacy of it! So even though there isn't a way for me to shake people awake, and have them listen to reason! I can atleast write these words on this this little blog that I'm not even sure any one reads, but here they are, my thoughts. Read them, think about them, curse me if you choose, but please just THINK about them before entering that booth on election day!

Friday, September 12, 2008

What was McCain Thinking? Sarah-2nd In command?

#1..... SHE GOT A PASSPORT LAST YEAR FOR THE FIRST TIME!!!

#2.... she went to KUWAIT, GERMANY, Mexico and CANada! HAS NEVER MET A WORLD LEADER!!

#3....SHE WAS GOVERNOR FOR less than 2 YEARS of a state with fewer people then any of the major "CITIES" in our country!!!SHE TOOK OFFICE on 12/4/2006!

#4... SHE WAS MAYOR OF an INCREDIBLY SMALL TOWN of around 5,500 people when she was mayor of it!

#5.... SHE requested $27,000,000 (YES---- MILLIONS) in EARMARKS while MAYOR of that incredibly small town! And McCain CRITIZED IT in 2001 and 2002!!!!!!!!!!!

#6......SO WHAT!!! She DOESN'T USE THE GOVERNOR CHEF, but she did EXPENSE per diem a total of $16,951 for 312 days she spent at home! and for travel expenses of $43,490for family and $93,000 for herself. (which may/ or may not be legal but don't act like you ARE THIS WONDERFUL person who tries to SAVE your state all these expenses!!!)

#7..... When she said during her acceptance speech, "THANKS, BUT NO THANKS" about the bridge to nowhere, she forgot to say it was only after 2 years of PUSHING FOR IT and being critized for doing so (by even McCain). LIAR, LIAR PANTS on FIRE!!!

#8..... She backs Abstinance only PROGRAMS... WELL, It's hard to PREACH Abstinance to HORMONAL TEENAGERS, Isn't it? THAT's ALL I'm GONNA SAY ON THAT TOPIC!!!!

#9......GOV PALINS involvement with the LETTING GO of that PUBLIC Safety COMMISIONER when he REFUSED to fire PALIN'S FORMER BROTHER IN LAW who was involved in a CHILD CUSTODY battle with palins sister!!! shame shame shame. Even her ETHICS adviser told her to APOLOGY for "OVERREACHING OR PERCEIVED OVERREACHING" to get that Brother in law fired!!

#10... SHE OPPOSES abortion EVEN in cases of RAPE, SHE ONLY accepts ABORTION in cases where the MOTHERS LIfe is in danger. (and while that is her right, REALLY, Should we go back to HANGERS or back alleys!!)

#11.... in not even 2 years as GOVERNOR of Alaska, Alaska requested nearly $750,000,000 (YES MILLIONS) in EARMARKS, BY FAR THE the LARGEST per CAPITA Request in the NATION!!!!!!

#12.....SHE WANTS DRILLING IN OUR WILDLIFE REFUGE... PROTECTED LAND!!! (which McCain opposes!!)

#13... McCain said, "I am prepared. I am prepared. I need no on-the-job training. I wasn't a mayor for a short period of time. I wasn't a governor for a short period of time." while he was trying to win the nomination. IT Was okay to say it about Guiliani and Mitt but not SARAH!

#14....Did you catch her interview with Charlie Gibson, IS SHE REALLY READY TO BE HAVING TALKS WITH WORLD LEADERS? She can't even handle herself w. Charlie? I heard alot of DOUBLE TALKING and AVOIDANCE but not ANY real answers to ANY QUESTIONS!!

#15.... Palin said about being Mayor of Wasilla, "It's not rocket science"..."It's
six million and 53 people." ENOUGH SAID!!!


#16.....Palin said less than a year ago, "I'm not an Al Gore, doom and gloom environmentalist blaming the changes in our climate on human activity." YEAH, DAMN THOSE SCIENTIST!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

9-11

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

-Annonymous

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Been a few days.....

Okay so it's been a few days since I blogged. I've been working the last couple of days. We moved from a home based office to an "ACTUAL" office. I actually like it, although it was fun being at Danielle's house and being able to eat lunch with her. The office is a bit lonelier. But I'm sure, I'll get use to that and I do like having more space. SO it's kind of exciting too. Anyway, what else has been going on? I finally figured out how to add music to my blog. WHich is cool, because I can listen to my playlist while I'm working.. Totally cool. Emily's aide thing never really got resolved. After a looonnng annoying day of phone tag with the school. We were told basically OH Well, it didn't work out the way we HAD ALL agreed it would, with Emily having the same wonderful aide she had as last year so you'll just have to deal with it. I mean they were nice about it, but in the end what was best for Emily wasn't done and it's left us all feeling upset over the whole thing. Danielle says we should take it further and write a letter to the superintended of schools and such. We probably should, but I'm not sure we will. Emily seems to be fine but I still like the idea of her having an aide that already knows her as opposed to an aide that needs to get to know her from scratch. Looking at it from purely a concerned Mom stage, they better know what they are doing and take good care of my kid and keep her safe, or there will be hell to pay!! Let's see....... this weekend we have plans to take my aunt out to dinner for her birthday. Which was on Aug 24th---- We are a little late. Don't cha think? But better late then never, so Aunt Barbara... Happy Birthday! If you read this and we are looking forward to seeing you guys on Saturday. We are probably going to go to the Texas Roadhouse.... YUMMY! Emily is doing well in school so far. Nothing really challenging for her! NO surprise there. But she seems to be doing good. Brian talked to her Teacher Mrs. M and she seemed nice. SO lets keep our fingers crossed that she has a good year. PLEASEEEEEE! Politically speaking, I'm really afraid about this whole McCain/Palin thing.... I feel like they are duping a giant majority of people. How is this possible, that this lady MAY be our president, if god forbid something happens to McCain. It's really scary. PEOPLE----- WAKE UP!!! PLEASE!!! It's all fun and games until this Governor of "ALASKA" and of less then two years becomes our president!! NO offense to the people of Alaska, I'm just not sure how she can really relate to the plight of the cities, living in ALASKA! Also, The people that are wanting them to win are really not looking at the global picture. A new poll suggest that our allies in the world would rather see Barack Obama win and feel like he would help improve relations in the world. WE live on one planet people... it's not all about us!! We are the ones to decide, we are the ones who have to vote them in, and it's one of the most IMPORTANT things we can do. We should make the decision based on the FACTS, Not just wouldn't it be cool to have a hockey MOM be our Vice President. THINK! THINK! McCain is old, FACT! He already had cancer, FACT! The chances of him living through one term aren't so hot! Now, I hope I'm wrong, I hope he lives to be 93--- like his mom! But what if I'm right, do we really want a hockey mom running our country! It's not about whether a woman can be president...it's about whether this one should be?