It's Friday!!!

I know you were all wondering where I was yesterday.  No not really, I bet you didn't even notice I was gone, did you?!  Yesterday was the kids first day of school.  I can't believe that it has gone so quickly.  The time, the summer... all of it.  They are in the 3rd and 4th grades now!  I actually got out of the house and did stuff yesterday.  I know!  Amazing, isn't it?  Took some movies back to the video store, went by Mom's apartment to see what she was doing, watched some taped Craig Ferguson, continually rearranged fans in the basement to help it get dried out... it was a fun filled day I tell you.

Kids only went for half a day yesterday which worked out well because they had the dreaded dentist appointment.  They hate going, but once they get there they are fine.  Neil wasn't really acting like his usually bouncing off the walls self and I wondered it something had happened at school that he wasn't telling me.  I kept prodding him and nothing...  We invited Mom over for some pork chops on the barbie.  Myself, Mom, and the kids stopped by the grocery store to pick up some potatoes to go along with the chops.  Neil went in with Mom while Kaia kept me company in the car.  Suddenly, Kaia says, "Is that Neil?"  I turn to see him leaning on the Coke machine just outside the doors of the store.  At first I thought he was getting a soda.  Then I realized as onlookers gathered that he was indeed, getting sick.  Right next the door.  To the grocery store.  I jumped out of the car and ran over to him.  He just put his hand up and said I'm fine, I'm fine.  I asked what he'd eaten for lunch.  Chicken, he said.  Ewwww..... now I knew why he'd gotten sick.  He said his lunch time isn't until 11:45AM.  They start lunches around 10 or 10:30AM.  No telling how long that chicken had been sitting out until he got to it.  I was amazed that he'd made it all the way home on the bus and sat through a teeth cleaning at the dentist without getting sick.

Such an eventful day!  Now you see why I didn't post yesterday.

On a completely unrelated subject, what about ol' Bill Clinton going on over to North Korea and coming back with those journalists in like 30 hours time?  Wow.  I'm not a politically savvy person by any means, but I do know that this tiny bit of info makes me serious doubt the negotiations standards of our government.  Those women were imprisoned in North Korea for months without anything that looked like progress.  Former President Clinton goes over there, spends a day, takes a stinkin' picture, and walks away with those journalists.  Say what you want about that man, but I could care less what he is/was doing in his bedroom (or the Oval Office) when he was President.  Our country was in better standing with other countries of the world AND we had a surplus of finances.  Not a deficit or a recession or, as the REAL PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY CALL IT, a Depression because looking at our government and the state of our country is depressing.  No offense to Barack Obama, I did vote for him, but we've got to make a better effort here.  "Cash for Clunkers" is not going to rebound our economy when people can't afford to pay for a new car.  Even with the $3 to $4K they are giving as an incentive.  Why would I want to trade in my slightly weathered, seen better days, already paid for!!, clunker for a bright, shiny new car payment?  Uh... no thank you, Mr. Government.  I'd rather find, oh I don't know.... A JOB!!!


  1. Wow, what a day you had! Hope Neil is feeling better, and you get a break soon. Break, did I say break? What the heck is that?

  2. Yes, Yes and Yes!

    I did miss you yesterday! Sorry about Neil and the spewing...hope he feels better today. See, you got two months with good old fashioned cooking and get back to the gross school food, and your body just recoils in horror...

    Wonder what would have happened if Hillary had been elected? Do you think we'd still be where we are now? Do you think it would be better or worse?

    Sometimes I wonder...

  3. Poor Neil..I hope he is feeling better soon!!! I agree WTG Bill!!

  4. It's bad enough getting sick, but totally humiliating getting sick in public while people stand around watching you. That's like the worst of both worlds. The only thing that could've been worse was if the crowd were a group of japanese tourists taking his picture..