Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Full On Annoying

OK. I'm researching interest rates and kicking around the idea of refinancing my house. I thought why the hell not. The interest rates are at an all time low. I'm trying for a little extra cash to help pay off the loan I had to take out when we bought our land so that I have everything rolled into one nice large payment. Yeah, I'm talking a half of my monthly salary. So, I've been talking with several different lenders, and there's one that I like. But there's this other guy that is just absolutely FULL ON ANNOYING. "Oh you won't find a better more reputable company than ours. Why would you want to shop around, why let them dangle nickle and dimes in front of you? What's keeping you from making our deal tonight? I just don't want you to get down the road and when it comes time to close with those other guys and you are thinking Gosh, I wish I had gone with Joe Jackoff." Can we say HIGH PRESSURE SALESMAN? I may not have made my decision on who to go with, but I'm pretty sure I've made my decision on who NOT to go with. This guy turned me off before I even got started. I swear, if I could have, I would have reached through the phone and choked him.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Memorial Day

The death toll continues to rise as our war against terror continues. This Memorial Day Weekend, I have been sitting here pondering the effects of this terrible atrocity. My thoughts are best summed up in verse.

Ode to the American Soldier
I join the front lines with no remorse.
I do this because I love my country.
I do this because I love my freedom.
I do this because it is my job.
I join the front lines with fear in my heart.
Did I tell my wife I love her enough?
Did I make a good impression on my son?
Will my children remember me after I am gone?
Will my death really make a difference?
I join the front lines with doubt in my mind.
Am I fighting for a noble cause?
Will I be justified for killing these men?
Will this blackness in my soul disappear?
I leave the front lines with no regret.
My last battle has now been fought.
I return home to a hero's welcome,
The flag draped carefully atop.

Even if you are not a supporter of this war, please pray for the men and women who are on the front lines. And remember those who have given their lives so that ours can go on in freedom.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Well Crap

OK, I'm getting pretty annoyed with the computer issues. I really can't post things I want to post right now because I still don't have my newer computer fixed. They have had it for two weeks now. My old computer is barely holding on. It will freeze up on me, and I can't get my photos to download on it. So I just wanted to ask you all to be a little patient and hopefully next month my blog will be more entertaining and exciting. I hope all of you are doing well.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

A Fish Tale

I had a wonderful Mother's Day. The weather was absolutely beautiful. The sky was perfect, the temperature was perfect, and the boys behaved (for the most part).
The four of us went to our new property and fished in our pond. We caught four very nice catfish. They were probably 3-5lbs apiece. We decided that three of them would have been more than enough to eat, so we put the last one back into the pond, and packed up and came home. We prepared the sink with some very cold water and was about to start the messy process of cleaning the fish. We brought them out of the ice chest and placed them into the sink and found that all three of them were still alive. We were amazed. They had been out of the water well over an hour and a half, but they were still going strong. Hubby looked at me and asked me if I really wanted to kill them? My answer was no. I don't know how to clean catfish. The problem was, he didn't want to kill them either. His heart just wasn't in it. He told me that he hated to kill them when, obviously, they were very determined survivors. So he asked the kids if they wanted us to kill them and eat them or put them outside in the goldfish pool overnight and take them back to the pond on Monday. They decided to let them go. So we got a leaf net from my pool and fished out the goldfish and placed them in our aquarium with the guppies. Then we put the three catfish in our goldfish pool in the back yard. We had a time keeping them in the water. They kept jumping out. We had to keep a very close eye on them. They stayed in our goldfish pool until Tuesday. Unfortunately, one jumped out overnight Monday, so the boys got to eat her. But the other two were safely returned to their home in our pond. Yesterday we took some catfish food out there and fed them. They boys loved doing that. There are probably around 65-70 catfish in the pond. I think they will eventually become pets, because Hubby and I don't have the heart to kill them. Oh well, that's why there's frozen Cod in the freezer, right?

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

With a tender touch she wipes my tears away.
With her gentle words all of my fears will fade.
her love is a sunbeam burning brightly each day.
She is my friend, my pal, my confidant.
My love in return is all that she wants.
She gives me joy, and she gives me hope.
She gives me strength, and the will to cope.
She is my hero. She's in all of my dreams.
She is a very special part of me.
She is my Mother, and she always will be.
I dedicate this poem to all of you Mothers out there. You are all very special women.
I hope all of you have a very special and wonderful day.