So I woke up bright-eyed at 8am. So I did a little house cleaning, chatted with my mom for a bit, took the dog outside, etc. I though I’d let Todd sleep in for a bit. By the time I looked at the clock it was almost 10! Todd was still asleep so it was at that point I knew we would not be going to church. So Todd and I decided to just get out with the dog and go for a walk. We thought the Old Market might be a good area to go on a Sunday morning because people were either going to be at church or nursing their hangover (or perhaps both?) so we could take the dog and she would not get too distracted by the people. We left so quickly that we didn’t do breakfast. So I was going to go to the grocery store to pick up breakfast, but by this time it’s about 11, so I figure why not lunch? I go in and Todd waits with Zoe. They had one piece chicken dinners on sale in the deli, and Todd and I keep talking about how we have been craving fried chicken, so I figure why not? 1 piece of chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, and mac and cheese! Healthy, right? So we get downtown and we see all these cops redirecting traffic, so I think it’s the river city round-up still going on. We drive down and decide to check out the developments on the river front by Rick’s Boatyard and the footbridge. There we see the crowd. And all the people with numbers on their tank tops and shorts. Yep, Todd and I sat down and ate our fried chicken dinner in front of the people finishing the Omaha Marathon. Did we feel like slugs? Naah, we just laughed!
Love the Rain September 22, 2008
Today I woke up with the rain. It was wonderful. What is it about rain that is so wonderful? They say if you are stuck under a rain cloud, you are in a bad mood, but if you are in a house under a rain cloud, it’s so peaceful. Why is that? I think it’s that feeling of security, the gentle sound of each drop hitting the roof, the sidewalk, the grass and the trees, they way rain can wash things away. Somehow I feel like I take more deep breaths when I am listening to rain. It’s a good day!
An Eeyore Kind of Week… September 17, 2008
I’m having one of those weeks. You know, the kind where anything you say either feels like no one is bothering to listen to you or you say something and it does not come out the way you want it to which just really makes you talk similar to Eeyore which just compounds the situation. You can’t even seem to restate what you meant to say, because it just sounds more silly. As I write this thoughts come to me of how people could comment and tell me Eeyore is not spelled this way, or this is not the proper definition of Eeyore. That’s the kind of mood I’m in. I know it’s just one of those weeks and that life will return to normal soon, so I just need to buckle down and get through it, but it’s still no fun.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. September 4, 2008
I know that may be lyrics to a Christmas song, but in my opinion. THIS is the most wonderful time of the year. When the days are still pretty long, you can still get fresh sweet corn, tomatoes, and the like, football games are found on area televisions giving reason for get-togethers that do not cause sweat, jeans are beginning to be acceptably worn without people saying “aren’t you HOT?!?”, and the air has that crisp feeling to it. Sure, it’s going to get warm again for a few weeks before fall officially hits I’m sure. But sometimes I think the anticipation of fall is just as fun as fall itself! It makes me quite excited knowing that by the end of this weekend we will hopefully have a completed deck to enjoy the fall weather upon!
Would it be better to vote for something you believe and not get it, than vote for something you don’t believe in and get it? September 2, 2008
So yesterday 5 friends and I had a good political discussion. The one general commonality is that I believe none of us are sold on the two main presidential candidates. (Between you and me, after seeing the smoke and mirrors of the Democratic National Convention, I feel the Hurricane cutting the Republican National Convention short might have been the best thing that happened to McCain). 2 friends were promoting the Libertarian party. I’m not gonna lie, it has some good points. Though I do not feel I agree completely with the stance of this particular party with the limited knowledge I have of it at this time. Here’s what I have gained from this new perspective: 1. There are other options, and as my friend Michael put it, wouldn’t it be better to vote for something you believe and not get it, than vote for something you don’t believe in and get it? 2. Don’t say you believe in something based on some emotional speeches that tug at your heart, and don’t base it only on the particular candidate’s personal website or the fan sites. If someone is promoting change, what is the change they promote? If someone is promoting that we need to stay steady in the war, why do they feel that way? And how do they think they going to make these proposals happen? It still kind of makes me laugh that the two front runners (Obama and McCain) are both part of a group (Senate) who last I knew have an even LOWER approval rating than the President does. (Somehow the Democrats forgot to bring that up at the DNC, but I can’t remember how many times they referred to the Bush Admin), at least McCain choose some new blood with Palin. Perhaps it is as it says in the title, just needed a time to vent. I believe we all came to the consensus that really we are all responsible to do REAL research on candidates, and I’d like to encourage all of you to do the same. I don’t want to convince anyone of who to vote for, but rather to encourage people check into things the candidates stand for. All I know is that change is needed, but I don’t know that any of the current candidates have the capability, knowledge, or guts to do it. I guess that means I need to do more research, huh?