Friday, December 23, 2011


Well, the good news is there isn't anything wrong with me except for a bruise or contusion of my rib from when I tripped on the stairs  Figured it was nothing   But my sister got me a little worried about a punctured lung and since I can't breathe without feeling like I'm getting stabbed below my right breast.  Anyway, they sent me home with some modest pain meds and I'm laying here waiting for them and the sleeping pills to kick in so I can sleep, and Peter'll be home eventually, so I'll get some cuddles.  Just really didn't want to spend Christmas Eve Eve at the hospital.  Too many Holiday's spent at the hospital worrying about one or the other of my parents. Anywho.  Glad it was nothing serious.  Still need to make cookies tomorrow morning and the pasta dish I've been elected to make for Christmas.  ;)  I am so excited.  My fiance's family is awesome and so welcoming.  I sure wish my Mom could be here too though  I know her and my soon to be Mother in Law would have really gotten along well.  I'm sad for the friendship they never had.  Anyway.  Going to play computer games and then sleep!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Apocalypse Pony!

Been doing some interesting reading on Facebook today.

I'm a little overwhelmed by how many of my intelligent, resourceful, educated and common-sense filled friends are more or less preparing for an economic apocalypse, a bloody revolution or a zombie plague.

No.  Really.

And the more I've been noticing the insanity happening around this country, the more I wonder if I should hop on their wagon, because things are getting scary.

Fire departments are letting houses burn down because the owners didn't pay a fee.  That is a perfect representation of the future with privatized-everything.  I am terrified.

Everyone seems to be talking about having access to clean water, farmable land and guns.  Lots of guns.

I am a pacifist.  I really am.

But if it came to war here?  I'll learn how to shoot a gun.  We're fortunate in that many of our relatives have guns and land, along with friends who I am certain would welcome us.  I'm good at the whole kid rearing thing overall and I'm a teacher at heart, and that would be useful for educating the next generation if it comes down to it.

I like to think that we're a long ways off from that place, but sometimes I really wonder.  I look at my sons face and wonder how long before things get much worse here.  All the signs are there.

I remain faithful, and hopeful, but I think I need to prepare for any possibility in order to protect my family.

What are your thoughts?