What a joy it is, being the sunshine gal that I am, to wake to a sun-filled morning. Let’s do the sunshine dance.
Yup the rain has slowed up enough to let the sun come out and play. All weekend it has peeked out and shone down, so what if there were intermittent showers through out, but it was not continous so we are happy. The sun is out, but the place is still wet.. I guess we need a week of sun to eleviate the dampness. Still Joy Joy
chatting about some soap box topics
- As much as I like the idea of a possible Black President in the USA I am sorry it struck me recently that if I was American I most probably would not vote for Barack Obama. Why?! you must be asking and simply it is because he is Muslim. If I was American I doubt I would be comfortable with a non-Christian President. Isn’t it a strange thing coming from a person who hails from a country (TnT) where a whole lot of religions exist peacefully and have had one or two non -Christians as Prime Minister.
- Now on to the legal driving age in the US why hasn’t anyone thought to raise that age instead of thinking of raising the drinking age. Just curious, but why isn’t it older than 16. And why do they need to be gifted with cars as soon as hit that magic age. This thought got into my head after watching a state farm ad about all the teenagers that would die each year because of a car accident. Also added to an article about a silly teen who crashed into a man while texting at the wheel. And lets not talk about the Britney, Paris, Nicole and Lindseys of the US. I know the youth of the US will be pissed with me but raise the age to say 18 then have a mandatory 6 month supervised driving period. And please don’t give sports cars to teenagers EVER!! And that should go for all teens through out the world. Sports cars are for men … or women who are going through their middle life adjustment (notice I didn’t say crisis )
the power of suggestion
- I unwittingly got my husband and I into a "oh so you think I am fat" conversation. Yes he stuck his foot into his mouth and even though I wasn’t asking him the question or thinking that I was looking ….. gasp… fat. I still, even though I know better, walked away from the conversation feeling five pound heavier than when the conversation started sigh. Sigh so I guess I have to step up my plans to exercise more and actually do it LOL.
recently got a new mosquito wand/zapper.
This new zapper has to be the most barbaric device that I have used. The wand looks like a tennis racket and when you swat the mosquito it lets out an electric charge that is supposed to kill the bug. The one we had before will stun them and they may or may not die, well this new one obliterates them with a very loud phack and they literally blow up in front of your eyes. With the rains of course the mosquito population is swollen and they are mean and after anything with blood. After at least 100 bites my self and a zillion on the poor kiddies I now take great delight in blowing up the buggers. I feel so diabolical muhhahaha!! Run you pesky mosquitos run!!
should I or shouldn’t I
Thinking of rejoining the workforce as a part-timer… still not sure though, because I am enjoying the ease of my life. My life is stressful enough not sure I want to introduce work stress into it, but missing the interaction of people in my field, the creativity and the extra money wouldn’t hurt as well.
- The last few weeks have been really nice inspite of the rain because we have had long time friends visiting from outside of Jamaica. It is really great meeting up with people who knew you when it helps to remind you how great friends are and that you did have a life before the children. I think nothing is better than not seeing a friend for years and when you do meet it feels like just yesterday that we chatted.
And finally for now
Driving alongside a donkey drawn cart and then a man on horse back on the way to Ocho Rios last week it made me wonder… did they have road rage in the time of horse drawn buggies?