Thursday, March 31, 2016

Life regrets

Life regrets - according to a tv show I watched. 

1-be themselves
2-not work so hard
3-spend more time w/ friends/family
4-spend more time being happy 

Don't ask me where I found these, but I thought they'd go with this post:

I don't laugh bc I'm happy, I'm happy bc I laugh.

You don't stop playing bc you grow old bc you stop playing. 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Baby in car seat

Word to the wise - don't load the baby into her car seat and then take off to the garage to load the car. 
My baby, who never cries.... Well she's got quite powerful lungs. 
The poor thing might have thought she'd been forgotten. 
I felt so bad. 
Worst mother ever. 

So I'm not crazy or evil after all

I met another mom that told me felt just as as I did when she was pregnant. 

She said she hated being pregnant, hated the thought of having this new person joining the family, and hated her body. She hated when people said congratulations, and hated when they commented on how pregnant she looked. 

She said she loves her baby girl, but she will not do it again in a million years. 

And I was listening to her and thinking "Thank you God. I'm not weird." 

Hated being single

a friend told me she loved being single... She said she hopes her daughter doesn't get married till she's 30+!!! :-o

I remember being single. 

I HATED it! 

I mean, I didn't hate my life. But I hated not being married. Not having someone to come home to.

Besides, Dean and I have done so much together... Things neither of us could ever afford if we were single...

I could never tell my daughter to not get married till she's halfway through her life. I hope she finds someone early in life. And grows old with that person. I say, wait to have children. Children tie you up. Spouses on the other hand... They are the best friend who never has to get up and go home.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Easter bunny???

I was asked today if the Easter bunny was coming for Alexandra. And I was like "Easter bunny? (Thinking "holy crap, should I be planning on Easter bunny?")

I'm so not that kind of person! Easter bunny, tooth fairy, Santa Claus. Seriously? I want to puke. Right now.

My kids don't need Easter bunnies. 

I believe the kids should reflect the parents. And all this crap is just not me. I can't see myself teaching my kids something I don't believe in. Like the boogie man. 

As a matter of fact - why would I let my kid think Santa bought them something I worked my ass off to make the money for?

The day a kid of mine walks around happily bc Santa gave them something I paid for, I'll hang myself from the living room fan. 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

One second after

Apparently this book has even been discussed in the Pentagon. 

Bear with me, ok? Bc my mind is buzzing with ideas right now.

The story is about an EMP attack. 


Book touches on themes that I've often wondered about, especially having grown up in a 3rd world country. 

I can't help but noticing how Americans born and raised here take so much for granted. 

They shouldn't. 

Here it goes:

1- the fragility of our high tech society.  

Think about it.

 Nothing is really concrete anymore.

 Everything is just chips, wifi - with a disguise of concrete to add familiarity and make us think we are still in charge. 

Think about the cars we drive. They're all controlled by computers. You can barely turn the wheels without the steering electronic assistance. 

Heard of the elderly man who died stuck in his car bc a computer malfunction locked the doors? Creepy. 

We've gone electronic on virtually everything.

2-how we have been so far removed from deadly diseases - eradicated in the US but not eradicated in the rest of the world. We don't even inoculate against some of them anymore. Really? Sounds dumb. 

3-our world is artificially death- and pain-free, our lives are artificially longer and healthier. 

We are sheltered from death and pain in every possible way. 

So many people live happy long lives with illnesses that not long ago were nothing but a short death sentence. 

We prolong their lives through a number of devices and medications. 

Just that all these devices are all dependent on this fragile high tech system we live in. 

It could be gone in a second. (No I wasn't trying to link back to the name of the book).

Diabetes for instance. I never knew diabetes could kill. In my world it's always been treatable. Asthma as well. And I don't think I'd be wanting to have any babies with everything that can go wrong during delivery. 

Think about epipens. Your kid's allergic? How many do you keep in the house? Could you get them again if every computer chip in the US was fried?

4-the amount of skills we have lost. Skills humanity took over 2 millennia to learn and accumulate. We've simply lost them all in less than 150 years. Why? Bc our high tech, chip-based, electronically-ran society doesn't need it anymore. 

This book mentions all these things. I was like "thank you! Why has no one else thought about that?"

Read it. 

Then do some war gaming together with your family. 

I don't want to become one of those crazy peppers, but i want to have an emergency plan. 

Most of all you want to keep your family safe. 


What if you and your spouse are at work? How will you two get home? 

Do you keep get-home bags in our cars? With printed google maps walking directions? With comfy sneakers to replace high heels?

Your kids in school? They should know how you will find them. 

Food... For the winter especially. Canning. Heirloom seeds. Spices. Salt. 

Books - paper copies. 

Photographs - printed ones!!! Especially of the kids - recent ones.  

Communications. HAM radio protected in some type of faraday cage could still work. 

I'm running out of ideas. 
 But if you're reading this and you don't think I'm a wacko, go ahead and throw some ideas my way. 

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Country Roads Animals

Oh, country life. Cruising down Rt 57, almost hit 3 MOOSE hanging out in the middle of the road. 

Had I been speeding (as I usually do - despite my hubby constantly telling me to slow down), I'd be dead now. 

Maybe I should listen to my hubby and start driving more like a parent and less like an 18yo. LOL. 

So far I've had to stop for turkeys, moose, free range chicken, and a tiny poodle. Yeah, a poodle. At the West Granville village, there are tiny dogs that some times cross the road. that could be a joke.