Monday, September 15, 2014


Such a cute trip to the Zoo with the Potter family, me and Eric and a friend of Alechia's named Melissa and her baby Iris. When we saw the Dik Dik's West declared "That's not a big Dik that's a little deer." Charlie is such a doll and West is my <3.

Devil's Knot

This story still upsets me. Those 3 boys were convicted with no evidence. How does that happen?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Time vs. Priority

I have such an easier time at keeping track of writing things down when I have time off from work. Time to myself. I read an article not too long ago about how we all use time as an excuse. "I don't have enough time". The article showed me that that's rarely true. It's not about time. It's about our priorities. Anyway it's something I'm working on. When I find myself wanting to say "I don't have time for that" I think about what I'll be doing instead and I'm sure I'll either find the time or change my terminology.

My priorities need to be my family,  my health and my happiness.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hydraulic Fracturing

hy·drau·lic frac·tur·ing
noun: hydraulic fracturing
  1. 1.
    the forcing open of fissures in subterranean rocks by introducing liquid at high pressure, esp. to extract oil or gas.
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I decided to learn about Fracking when I was driving down a road near where I live and wanted to know more about the water tanks that were being stored on a normally empty lot.

Hydraulic Fracturing (also called Fracking) is ... well, it's bad.

Paradise Lost Today I watched part 1 of this documentary called Paradise Lost. I wish I had easy access to parts 2 and 3, but all I've seen is the first. I was appalled at the lack of evidence. I know that the reviews and synopsis say "questionable evidence", but no, there was zero evidence. None. They had an incomplete recording of an interview that never should have happened, hearsay and an "expert" who got a PhD in the mail without ever taking a class. How was this ever allowed in court to begin with? And why did 12 people not do their jobs as jurors when they chose to find these 3 boys guilty "beyond any reasonable doubt" with zero evidence supporting they were even at the crime scene let alone indicating they had committed murder? I was very embarrassed for our judicial system after seeing this documentary

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Organized cupboards

I started my week off with big plans. Clean the house, rake the yard & organize the kitchen cupboards. Ohhh, how the cupboards get on my nerves. Where's the sage? Why did I buy more stuffing when there's 2 boxes already in the back? Has anybody seen the small pot? My cupboards make my life seem very difficult sometimes. Here I am, a week later, and I haven't touched my cupboards. Because after I've finished 3 books, tidied most of the rooms in my house, taken several bubble baths, spent a day with my family and sat on my porch swing with a beer I've realized that my cupboards don't matter. Not really. My question to myself is, why did it take a week off work to do those things? When I leave work at 4, why don't I really leave work? And why, during a busy work week, do I get angry when I lose 30 seconds looking for a spatula? Back to work on Tuesday. Will I be able to hold on to the feeling of life being so much bigger than cupboards? Or will the first time I can't find a tupperware lid send me back into my typical thoughts of 'if only this cupboard made sense so would my life'?