Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Debt!

Right now I am so disgusted with our government. ALL Of them. I have been saying for over a year, that we need to pick a panel of disinterested (meaning non-partisan, non pac-paid non re-elect me)people to sit down with the budget and a deadline and come up with a balanced budget. Yes i know it will end up hurting the taxpayers some. But to be fair, it should hurt ALL of the tax payers to the same %! if what is agreed upon hits my gross at 10% then it should hit EVERYONE's Gross at 10%. If they are doing business outside of the US, then there should be a 25% penalty. What I mean by that is, if you are having your goods made by off shore bodies. Bring those jobs back to the US. Yes, the price of buying goods made in the USA will go up, but if we want it, we will pay for it. And If we have a job, then we can.

Diane Sawyer on WOrld News Tonight, showed a group of people from various walks of life sit down and agree to a plan that would allow the economy to grow, jobs to be created, items to be taxed, and everyone to have a share in the pain. I make 42,000 dollars a year, I am comfortable, but I do live on the edge. If I were to lose even a portion of that, ie: Social Security, I would have to give up a lot. No more volunteering, costs me gas money, no more trips in to the store for something I forgot.

Monday, July 25, 2011


I finally got to see Owen. His Mom took him away when he was 3 months old and we really did not know where he was until just recently. His Mom brought her new Boy-friend up to meet her Mom and Tima nd spent the weekend ther. I skipped out of STRIKE and drove up and spent 2 hours just playing with the baby! He will be 10 months old in about a week, has two bottom teetch, and is ALMOST ready to let go and walk. He can crawl faster than I can move, and is really good at giving the raspberries! Such a little DOLL!

Mistie is really starting to show now, with only 15 weeks or so left until Patrick is born! I cant wait for him to get here! My very first Grandchild. He is gonna be one spolied baby! At least if I have any thing to say he wil be.

OK, Off the computer and into the kitchen to make a batch of raspberry jelly!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Talking With...

Miss Gracie is making her stage debut this weekend in the Play Talking Jane Martin. Eleven different women doing eleven diffferent monolouges. The "Audition" which is what Gracie appears in, is about a young woman who brings her cat to the Audition she is doing. Gracie is perfect there, and is quite the Diva while the spot light is on her. The lights make her eyes look like Demon Eyes though. THe whole cast loves her.

I take her in to the theater in her kennel, and she mellows out with treats and catnip, until the Stage Manager calls "5 minutes" then she comes out of her kennel, does her part, then we go home.

This play runs for three days July 21,22,23, 2011 on stage at the Whidbey Playhouse, tickets are only 12.00. Be sure you get yours today, so you dont miss it!

Gracie comes home and is met at the door by the rest of the gang, who sniff her over and make sure she is ok. I am sure she tells them stories about how mis-treated she was as she waltz'z away with her feasthery tail swishing up over her back.

Sigh. Who knew that I would be a Stage Mother to a DIVA!

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

A foggy DAY in Whidbey Town....

As I was coming over the hill from Oak Harbor, I noticed a huge fog bank rolling over the tops of the trees from West Beach. Sunshine and wind in Oak Harbor, so I followed the highway up over the hill and down to the Prairie, where I turned up to the Cemetery and took these pictures. To the Right was the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Penninsula, and to the Left is beautiful Mt. Baker in all of her shing glory! You can tell just by looking how quickly our weather changes here. The water in the Strait is right off the North Pacific, and when the cool breezes from the ocean mix with the warm air from the Mainland, FOG!!!! I Love it.

I came home, watered the roses out front, and then went to bed. Nothing good on TV, so I just lay there with my head sticking out the window, listening to the fog horns as the fog overtakes the Ferries and the Cruise Ships coming up the Sound from Seattle. BOOP, BOOP, BOOP! and then the echos as it bounces back from the land. I love it.

I woke up at 5:00 this morning and the fog was in the back yard, So I let Sadie out and just listened to the trees as the heavy fog hit their leaves. They wer gulping in the moisture like it was raining. I stayed awake for about 3 hours until It started to clear up and sun peeked over the Alders. Ah, the Joys of living in the Pacific Northwest.