Monday, November 23, 2009

In My Daughters Opinion.....

After I published my entry my daughter called me at work. I read her a paragraph and she commented that my blog has gotten political. She is right. My Blog was initially created to talk about the wedding and then progressed to family happenings and then I somehow got political. I want this blog to be something that my grandchildren will read so that when I am gone they will understand who I was and what I was about. I want my memories to be kept here. I want my heart to be on each page whether I am funny or not. I will continue to comment on what is happening within my world but I will be writing more about me and mine. I will write about the past that is still real in my heart. I will introduce my future family to the ones that have long gone before my memory gets dim. Thank you Beck for the wake up call.
Love mom

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Jesus, Paul , Boobies, Coochies, and the Russians

This is going to be a long blog with several different topics as evidenced by the title. First issue is a friend told me during a discussion about the fact that we have a socialist for a president that if that was true than Jesus was a socialist. OMG. Well here is my answer. In Matthew 26:8 when Jesus was getting his feet washed and perfumed. His disciples questioned him about the waste when the money could have been used to give to the poor. Jesus told them(paraphrasing here) to back off that the woman did a nice thing for him. He also said that the poor will always be with you but you will not always have me. Then let's visit with Paul.. those of you familiar with the bible will remember that Paul was Saul before he was blinded and convicted by God and went off to serve the people. In Thessalonians (3:6-15) Paul warned the Thessalonians to keep away from every brother who is idle. The rule was that if a man did not work he shall not eat. Now think about what is going on today. We have a group of jackasses and elephants in Washington who are hugely busy making sure that the idle get to continue being lazy and we get to pay them to be that way. In Thessalonians 3:14 note that Paul really hits them hard with the admonition that if anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take special note of him. Do not associate with him in order that he may feel ashamed. Take that Nancy, Harry, Barney, and Barack!!!! We are fast approaching a time when the government will be entrenched in our lives from home ownership to health care. It has got to stop. The people who can make it stop is ourselves because once the nanny state programs are in effect we will pay the devil to get rid of them. When did we become a nation of sheep? When did we stop caring about our freedom to choose what is best for our own selves and just handed the reins to the bozos in Washington.

Last week we had a semi wake up call when "a committee" in Washington determined that women didn't need mammographies and pap smears as often as we are getting them that they are scary and unnecessary. Okay for those that didn't hear this.... also included in one of those scary unnecessary tests was self breast exams. Sounds like the beginning of heath care rationing to me and to a lot of my medical friends. When my cancer was diagnosed I didn't find a lump. My small malignant tumor was found on my mammography and that test saved my life. Now as I was over 50 I would have been able to get a yearly mammography done but what of the many friends that I met during my therapy and treatment that were found with breast cancer, many under the age of 48. These women would be dead if we followed the new guidelines. The news channel had a family practice doctor arguing on behalf of the government and a specialist dealing only with women's health arguing on behalf of the current standards. Now I don't know about you, but trust a nurse on this one, go with the specialist. The family doctor they had on had to be picked for her looks because she is just stupid and it showed. Looks don't mean anything if you don't have research and brains behind them. The cancer society and complaints from thousands of women caused Harry Reid to stand up and down play the whole event assuring women in the United States that they would get what tests they would need. Yeah???? For how long Harry??

Did you all know that Hillary Clinton went to Russia? She was hoping to meet with Vladimir Putin but he took a side trip to China and Siberia instead. What a huge slap in our face. President Obama stopped all missile defense agreements with Poland and the Czech Republic to make the Russians happy in hopes that they would support sanctions against a nuclear Iran. Well Russia made a statement at the P5+ 1 meeting that sanctions would frighten the Iranians. I have a question??? Can something actually frighten those crazy sons of bitches? Well Obama is a putz and we are double putzes for putting this pussy in the White House. We are seen all over the world as weak and ineffectual. It scares me that France has bigger balls than we do. We sold out our friends in Poland and the Czech Republic for nothing... send in the clowns!!! No wait....... you don't have to send them in just turn on C-SPAN.

Oh, that thing that happened at Ft. Hood? Mr. President you are spineless. That attack was single act of terrorism. Why are you so afraid to admit that, and want call it by another more gentle non threatening name.

Oh and by the way Mr. President, you and Eric Holder???... good idea bringing those TERRORISTS from Gitmo to stand trial in NYC. Do you lay awake at night and think of these brilliant ideas on your own?? Your lack of compassion and understanding of human nature astound me. When history gets done with you(if you don't manage to fix the books!), you might even beat President Carter as the worst leader this country has ever known. I am looking forward to 2012.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Accupuncture and Zumba OMG

Tuesday I had a session in acupuncture done to help my sore lower back. My back is constantly sore for many reasons. The first and main reason being I have a few pounds that I carry in front and it multiplies the pressure on my lower back each and every time I move. John a Lafayette acupuncturist(leave me a note and I will give you his number) is one that my children have successfully used and I felt I would give him a try despite my morbid dislike of needles. First of all there was no pain. Every once in a while I would feel a "shock" in the nerve that was not unpleasant. I had needles in my back and down my legs to my feet in one or two in each hand. I am here to tell you that I will not miss my appointment next week. My lower back hasn't felt this good in a long time.
I went to the gym yesterday and did my 40 min. on the treadmill and decided to take Lisa up on her offer to attend her Zumba class. Lisa is Bronson's lovely wife and the mom of his equally lovely baby daughter. Lisa is a bouncy, fun, young lady who looks you directly in the eye when she is talking to you... and makes you BELIEVE that you can do Zumba. I have done many things in life that have looked foolish and I figured ....what's one more? The class had people of all sizes. No one stopped dancing and pointed at me and said to throw me out because I couldn't keep up and I didn't know the routines. They were way to busy keeping their own selves on target and up with the music to notice the large sweaty woman in the front. Lisa you are amazing. Girl if I had your energy I could probably get my house clean. I lasted 15 minutes with a few breaks during that time. I walked out on rubbery legs and Bronson made me a protein shake... remember I had said that you earned one if you had vigorously worked out.... well dadgumit.... I earned one. It wasn't wedding cake but it was good.
Lisa I will be back. I will do 20 minutes the next time. I will be able to swing my hips and move my arms like I am supposed to. I will be able to keep on the right foot and shake the right leg. I will be able to move in a circle... swing my hips and wave my arms. My goal is to last 20 minutes and to memorize one routine... the rest of the time I'm just going to move and have a good time.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Hi-Ho Hi-Ho, It's To the Gym I Go

I discovered a profound truth recently and I wish to impart this knowledge to all my blogging friends. It doesn't matter how many gyms you have joined you must go to them and use the machines for anything to happen to your body. I have been a member of some of the best gyms in my town and towns nearby. I have belonged to at least 2 gyms at the same time and have yet to lose more than 20 pounds. 3 weeks ago I decided that I needed a NEW gym because I was still fat. I scouted around and looked at a new gym that was open 24 hours. The problem with this new gym is that it is not staffed during the time that I would be there. I questioned the owner stating that I was of a certain age that cardiac problems have been known to occur...and what would happen if I had a heart attack while on the treadmill. There is a slim to none chance that would happen because I would probably need to be exercising vigorously and not just watching the TV. He happily stated that they have an AED( and AED is an Automated External Defibrillator.. a device that is used to provide a hands free cardiac emergency evaluation and subsequent electric shock if needed) . I said (somewhat incredulously) you want me to use it on my own self? I don't think this boy took the AED classes to heart. At any rate that is way to risky to me so I returned to my own standby gym that I pass on the way home and announced that I needed to lose 100 pounds in the next month but I would be happy with 20. Rayleen smiled and raised her eyebrows(bless her heart she didn't fall down laughing)Bronson the owner said you can do it!!!! That's the kind of positive attitude that I needed. This gym is the best. They have nice people, good equipment and it is staffed with people who can work an AED.... better still they are the kind of people who know that you can't use the AED on one's own self. Big plus is that they have the best protein shakes to be consumed after you have worked out vigorously.... I haven't had a protein shake yet. I went 3 days then got sick. I will go back on Monday. I really feel better after about 40 min on the treadmill at 3 miles an hour and then on to the elliptical. When I get above 5 minutes on the elliptical I may treat myself to a protein shake!! I will keep you posted on my return to good health via diet and exercise.