Friday, June 13, 2008

Yep, I'm still here

It's been a couple of weeks since I scribbled here; I imagine some people were wondering where I was.
The past couple of weeks have been strange weather around here; chilly and raining during the day, cold at night. It is not typical June weather for this area, believe me. Of course, the weeds have flourished during this time, trying to take over everything. It seems like a lot of my spare time has been out trying to discourage them. Along with weeds, the weather is prone to a lot of pressure changes. To those out there with arthritis, rheumatism, and bad backs, you know what that means. A lot of the time I haven't been outside I've been fighting with my bad disks. For about thirty years now, I've had some slipped disks, which means that during that time, I have been in pain, 24/7. On a good day, I feel like I've been whacked across the kidneys with a two-by-four. On a bad day, said two-by-far is studded with sixteen penny nails. Air pressure changes means bad days, and when you couple that with yard work, the results are less than pleasant. This gets very distracting when you try to sleep. Waking up at 300 in the morning with a trapezium muscle having a severe spasm is not conducive to rest, so I'm about half asleep these days. My heart seems to be adjusting to things also; I've been getting tired fast if I work bent over, and the edema in my lower legs seems to be harder to fight. Just thought I'd let people know where I was. But enough whining about my problems.

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I'm curious to see how the presidential campaigns will get going; right now both parties seem to be poking each other with sticks to see what makes the other bark the loudest. I don't know yet what kind of campaigns the candidates will run, but I have a feeling that the supporters will be doing some nasty fighting. As the old Johnny Cash song says; they'll be "kickin' and a gougin' in the mud and the blood and the beer". I wouldn't be surprised to see tactics done by third parties that will be embarrassing to both candidates. I think what will be important next election is who we send to Congress; they are the ones who make the laws. Personally, I always get a little wary whenever the majority of the house is the same part as a president; it tends to get out of control, no matter which party is running things. Power corrupts after a while, which is why things need shaken up and swept out on occasion. The Republican party learned that the hard way last election, and the Democrats don't seem to have learned from their example at all. I mean really guys, when Congress has a lower approval rating than Bush, you really need to pull your heads out of your butts and look at yourselves.
Personally, I don't like either of them; one is an old guy who claims to be conservative (LOL), the other is for all practical purposes a socialist who claims the ability to do everything but walk on water and cure cancer, all you have to do is let him redistribute the wealth.
Much as I dislike McCain, I have a strong dislike for socialism in it's various forms, so I'm not really happy about the coming election.
I think a lot will depend on their running mates. I have a feeling that the first one that picks a female VP will score quite a few votes from the Hilary supporters who are spitting mad right now.
Just my opinion.

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My miniature roses are doing well; this is one of them.



The bloom is only an inch across. I have several of these, all different colors.

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Any favorites in this bunch?

"Crazy" by Willie Nelson
"Gotta Get a Hold of Myself" by The Zombies
"Walk, Dont't Run" by The Ventures
"The Story in Your Eyes" by The Moody Blues
"Dream a Little Dream of Me" by The Mamas & the Papas
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by The Beatles
"Sole Survivor" by Asia
"Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel
"Se a Cabó" by Santana
"Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" by Johnny Rivers

7 comments:

GUYK said...

I swore that I would never again vote for the lessor of two evils..but it looks like I am in that position again..Obama is a socialist lunatic and I fear for the republic if he is elected..McCain is just a socialist but smart enough to know that socialists need us capitalists because otherwise there would be no one to loot

Conservative Scalawag said...

Wouldn't go as far as calling McCain a socialist, but more of the Dem of old. Like a JFK or Woodrow Wilson.

What scares me about him is his niche of appeasing the left. It like he doesn't want them to be anger,so the caves in to them.

If he was a true believer, like Reagan or Goldwater, he would know there is no satisfying the left.

territerri said...

I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well. Sounds miserable!

The rose is beautiful.

There's always something in your playlist that suits my tastes. Today it's Asia.

Hammer said...

Sorry abou the back. There are some new surgeries out there that might be worth looking into.

I agree 100% on the candidates. It's pathetic what choices we've been offered.

Kenny said...

I hope the back is feeling better. The bride just got a shot in her lower spine at a pain clinic, t seems to be working.

I don’t like McCain but Obama scares me. I was listening to some airhead collage kid say how they were going to mobilize and get the little anti American elected, and how they knew better because they were young and had all the new ideas. I just shook my head. Being a child of the 60’s I can remember all the new ideas we had and now realize what a crock of poop they were. If the little Socialist does get elected Jimmy Carter will no longer be the worst President ever and we will probably only have to put up with four years him and his soon to be proud of America wife.

Thud said...

Even though I don't get to vote I fear for us all if obambi gets the nod.McCain is far from perfect but I live in a country ruined by socialism overt and covert...America doesn't need it in any form.

meleah rebeccah said...

Love the last picture!