Praise the Lord we managed to see a little rain out of those massive clouds that came through Monday night. The winds were horrendous! My students were telling me tales of lost shingles, sheds and miscellaneous articles flying away. We have a shed in which we keep our bird food, and it was tipped over on its side. I shall be picking up trash for weeks from the bins that were blown around. Still, even that little kiss of rain was a Godsend. We are still so dry.
I was watching the news Wednesday evening and they were talking about a water shortage in California. Many farmers have been given a zero allotment for irrigation, which means crop failure and ruin for their farms. What angered most of them, was the fact they didn’t think they could get people to stop watering lawns or plant hydro friendly lawns.
Can someone please tell me why that makes sense to some people? You let your food source dry up, but make sure your front yard is pretty? My natural instinct is to let them starve, but most likely they will receive help from other states, so that they can maintain their present level of stupidity. I really don’t want to spend my tax dollars on some kook in California. I don’t want to spend my dollars on saving an animal, when babies are being killed unmercifully every minute.That’s another issue altogether.
I’ve been cooped up in bed, so I’ve watched more TV than usual. The Children’s Fund costs less to feed, clothe and educate a child, than the amount of money the PETA groups want you to send to save an animal. Don’t get me wrong; I don’t believe you should mistreat or abuse any living creature, but how in the world can you justify saving an animal versus saving a child?
This woman’s choice stuff is balderdash! The choice a woman has to make is to take the pill, or “keep her knickers on” as my Granny would say. You sure don’t want my opinion of the doctor who inseminated that mother with 8, count them, 8 eggs. She is a nut case, no doubt, but that doctor should have known better.
We all know how difficult and expensive it is to rear a child nowadays. To allow an out of work mother of six, the luxury of bearing eight more children, is negligence. I forgot to say she is also homeless. Living with your parents is not considered into the equation. Who pays for all this stuff?
My guess is you and I until Mrs. Mom can sell her story and live off her kids. I can’t imagine their quality of life. I personally believe the doctor should have his license suspended, or pulled. I love my grandkids, but can’t imagine living with fourteen of them in a tiny house. The whole situation is ridiculous!
I guess being a partial invalid and hearing this stuff on the news is not good for my recovery. This stimulus package is making me sick to my stomach, and it was already feeling poorly! I can’t imagine any of us signing a legal document that we haven’t read. Yet those folks up there are signing a bill that most of them haven’t even opened. They are committing our tax dollars and indebting us to foreigners without even talking about it! Some of the stuff they want to fund isn’t improving jobs; it’s making us a socialist country. I was hoping that President Obama would be able to change folks, but that isn’t happening. The Democrats have the bit in their teeth and are running for all they’re worth! I sincerely hope for our children’s sake that Obama can get control of his folks, but I’m feeling a little sick about this government. Speaking of sick, I’ll bet some of you can guess the name of my doctor. Hint: you hear short tapping boot steps as they rap their way down the hall. He was a wonderful doctor, and easy to talk to about issues.
By the time this comes out, we will know how the girl’s basketball team did at Evant. They had a slow start to their season, but seem to be coming on strong here at the end. No matter what, they are winners to the Richland fans. The boys are also moving on in district play. That means I don’t have a tennis team again!
Bev Cohn tells me there was excitement in town last week. It seems a van load of people was pulling up, offloading a bunch of kids, and they were going door to door selling stuff. My nephew did this for a living. I just can’t imagine too many people in Richland buying $1400 vacuum cleaners. The nice thing was that Candi Lewis went around to our elderly and checked to see if everyone was ok. We think that was a good neighbor thing to do Candi. Thank you from all our folks.
Next Sunday, the 22nd, we are going to have a get together for Isaac Holt right after church. I know many of you have joined in prayer for this young man. He has successfully beaten the cancer that sought his young life, and is leaving our community to head to California and a new home. We wish him all the best, and we intend to send him off with a whole heart full of love and best wishes on Sunday. This will happen at the First Baptist Church, but I’m sure if you give Barry a call, you would be welcome to join in the festivities.
The 5th Grade is headed for Corpus Christi on Friday. We are spending the night on the U.S.S. Lexington. We covet your prayers for our safety while on the road. I can tell you that we are all pretty excited! Our return will be very late on Saturday; so parents please be ready for our call! Corpus Christi here we come!
Once again thank you for the cards and calls while I was sick. I trust and pray everyone has a great week. Please pray for our President, our government, our precious troops, and our wonderful country. Don’t forget to see if you can do a good deed for a friend, neighbor or stranger. Smile, times are tough, the land is dry, but God hasn’t forgotten us!