Social Security

What does that really mean?  When I look at the literal sense of both words it means, to me at least, that we will be taken care of.  No worries, right?  Well not so much anymore. 

I hear people complaining all the time that the Government has ruined everything it touches.  Really?  Who let them?  Who keeps electing these bone heads?  That would be us.  I dont think we have anyone to blame but our stupid selves for getting this country into trouble. 

We are fools if we think we can keep spending money we don’t have.  And I am not only talking about the Government.  Every day on TV I see another add telling consumers that they can help them get out of financial ruin.  The commercial says, “It’s your right to get out of paying these tax bills.  Call us and we will take care of it for you.”  Well if it’s not their obligation to pay their bills who’s is it?  Maybe if we actually made people pay their taxes instead lowering their bills we would have more money int he Government.  Or maybe people should get their heads out of the clouds and quit thinking they are entitled to everything and start working toward goals. 

My dad told me one time when I was a kid, “If you get everything you ever wanted right now what will you have to look forward to when you’re older.”  He was right!  Now I have to try and instill that in my children.  When all of their friends are getting this new gadget and that new gadget.  I don’t even know how to run most of them! 

I am finding it a lot harder to be a parent to a seven year old than a toddler!  At seven kids know everything already.  I think I must have waited until I was at least thirteen before I pronounced my superior intellegence.  When Ben was little I was a genius!  I knew everything, now I am so stupid I don’t know how I graduated:-)  Did I really just say that?  Yes I did I have become my mother! 

Hah!  Not the first sign people.  I have slowly been evolving into my mother for the past several years.  I have even slapped my hand over my mouth saying out loud, “Did I just say that?”

Hmmm…

My mom said she was proud of me.  I know as a child she told me she was proud, but I took it for granted then.  It means so much more as an adult!

I can imagine, like for me, this is a treasure searched for by most daughters.  When we stumble upon it it’s hard to know what to say other than thank you right at that moment.

But to all the mothers out there you should know that a fire works display to rival Disney World is exploding in your daughters chest!

Rules

I erupted in a huge argument yesterday at work over rules.  One of the guys I work with says he gives up on all this crap.  People should be able to do what ever they want.

The thing that really set me off was when he said that it’s not that big of a deal that Miss California posed for less than tasteful photos when she was younger.  He said who cares!  It was on her own time, before she was famous.  And furthermore he said we as a society just need to get used to the fact that #1 sports figures are going to use drugs and #2 beautiful women are going to pose for pictures.  WHAT!

Are you kidding me!  We have to embrace that and except it as the “norm” now?  I don’t think so! 

Then he went on to say look at this teenage boy who went to prom with his girlfriend and got into trouble.  He shouldn’t be in trouble either.  This is where I got ugly.  I think I even slammed my hand on the table.

My comment with blazing eyes and heart pounding out of my chest came as a shout.  What happened to following the rules?  Why can’t anyone just follow the rules anymore?  It’s in the rules that sports figures do not do drugs.  It’s in the rules that Miss America not take her clothes off for a camera.  It was in the rules of that teenagers school not to dance, hold hands or listen to rock and roll music.  He likely broke three rules not just one.  And his step father says we will be taking this to court!  That is ridiculous!  What are we teaching our kids?  If we don’t like the rules just break them and then we will take it to court and show how wrong they were and right we were.  If the people do not agree with the rules of the school then why are they letting their kids go there in the first place? 

Give me a break people!  We need to start evaluating our morals and inner workings.  Things are getting out of hand in a rapid pace and I don’t like where it is going.

My Mom

My mom has a look about her when she is concerned about one of her little chicks.  She is so caring and loving and has such a gentle touch.  She is always willing to help out when she can. 

At the drop of a hat she will fly to rescue one of her injured chicks.

My son and her share a wonderful smile/grin and I laugh when they both show it off to the world.  I can’t imagine what my life would be like without her. 

She has always been there for me and my family now to hold our hand, to cry with us, to laugh with us and just be with us. 

As I grow older I am finding that we are such similar creatures.  I think we are even beginning to look a little like one another:)  Certainly I am beginning to act more like her:)

I want to say thank you to my mom who, even though I don’t show it all the time, has a special place in my heart and whom I love very much!

Thanks mom for teaching me what unconditional love is!

My Grandma

While I was at work yesterday a woman came in to pay for her flight.  I could not help but stare at her hands.  She had my Grandma’s hands.

Dark color, loose skin reminicent of an aged person and dark blue veins that bulged slightly above her skin.  Her fingers bony and slightly crooked from literally working her fingers to the bone. 

She wore her mothers ring and her wedding ring.  No fancy, flashy jewelery, just what let everyone know she was a loving wife and devoted mother and grandmother.

Those hands would hold me to read a story or hold a hymnal to sing a song.  They would hold a spoon to stir whatever was causing that heavenly smell or hold the coffee pot out to fill someones cup.

I miss my Grandma!  She was quite a lady!  I know she would be proud of me:-)