Friday, November 7, 2008


I'm frustrated right now with the state of our country. It seems like people think they can sit around and collect checks from the government. It's called "redistributing the wealth." I'm not sure what entitles them to wealth that someone else has created/earned, but something sure does. I won't be one of the ones whose money gets taken from me (due to the fact that I'm poor) but I don't want to take money from someone else just because I can't afford a nice car or multiple houses. Shoot, I can barely afford my bills, but that doesn't entitle me to anyone else's money. For that matter, when I do have extra money, I think that the church (or other charitable organizations) is a better place to put my money to good use than giving it to the government to spend for me and to "redistribute." I'm all for helping the poor, just not for crippling the poor by giving them a paycheck. I need to work for my money, and I think others need to work for their money. For those who can't, there is already a safety net in place (but that should be for those who CAN'T not for those who are unwilling--and believe me, there are plenty of them). Anyways, I know this is just ranting, and I know there aren't many people reading this, but it helps me feel better to get it off my chest.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Rainy (not lazy) afternoon

It seems strange that I have more energy today even though it's raining outside. I guess it's probably because I only worked till noon today, plus I went and exercised. I got to work on my favorite muscle group: arms. I love lifting weights (granted they're really light weights). It just makes me feel like I'm doing something positive for my strength and my body composition. Working on my arms makes me feel strong! We also worked our abs out today. That's great for making me feel slimmer. I don't know if I'll ever look slimmer, but at least I can have more self confidence. Even though it's raining, I'm not going to just curl up with a book (even though I would really love to). Instead I'm going to clean house. I hope to make our home inviting for Ryan to come home to. There's nothing worse than coming home to a messy house. Speaking of which, I'm going to end this now, put on some Christmas music (I know, I shouldn't start that yet, but I'm gonna!), light a cinnamon candle, and get started with dishes! Wish me luck!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Lazy afternoon

Do you ever have those afternoons after work when you just don't feel like doing anything? I keep telling myself to do the dishes, but I don't really want to, so I created this blog instead. It will give me a place to say anything I want to say (and another excuse to waste time, which I don't really need).
I'm so excited about the turn of the weather. Sure, it's a little cold when I go to work, but I love the smells in the air and the chilly breeze coming through my windows. Millie (my cat) is outside crying at the birds. She can only sit on our 2nd story porch, so the birds are safe. Alfred (cat 2) is more afraid of the outdoors than Millie, and runs back inside at any unfamiliar sound. I have a cinnamon candle burning, too, which makes the day even nicer. Maybe now I'll get up and accomplish something.