Friday, July 31, 2009

Just visiting... and ranting

I am dog/cat/house/kid sitting for the long weekend. I'm here in beeeeuuuutiful Martintown, Ontario. The weather is good, so far it hasn't rained, shopping is close and I am free, free, free!! Yes!

This afternoon I visited a friend in McQuaig's Corners and then headed on to Cornwall to get cat food at Wally World. (Wal-Mart). Man was it busy. You would've thought that it was the day before Christmas. Line ups, no parking, kids and parents in less than good humour. Sheesh! Needless to say I got my cat food and skeddadled out of there. I did, however meet my neighbours from up Chesterville way while I was in there. Folks you barely see at home you always seem to meet at either Mike Dean's or Wal-Mart.

I spent the better part of today thinking about how badly I need a job of some sort so I can crawl out of debt. Trouble is my back gives me so much trouble that I am a terribly unreliable type of employee. By times I'm an unreliable volunteer. I hate that too especially when other people are depending on me. Over the past couple of years I have learned not to take on anything or make promises to go anywhere. I never know what the day will bring until my feet have hit the floor. After walking around today I am suffering greatly for it now.

I'm thinking that working online would be awesome but how do you actually find those types of jobs? I have searched and researched and come up empty most of the time.

Anyhow.... a couch and a pain killer are calling my name so I shall sign off for now and leave you with a quote from Mother Theresa:

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.

Friday, July 24, 2009

New puppy...

Like an idiot I am now the proud Momma of a 4 month old Shih Tzu. Cute as a button she is. Soft and furry and squishy and all wagging tale and wet little tongue. The MinPin, Diesel is adjusting. Poor April just sighed and went to bed. (April is the Jack Russell). Like a proud Mom I have pictures. LOL

We now have 3 dogs and 7 cats. I must be crazy.

Flies and Racism everywhere....

First let me say that I am a HUGE fan of Barack Obama. I have never followed a presidential campaign before in my life but from the first moment I heard Obama speak, I liked him. I like his family too. He is solid, sensible, logical and makes sense. That's a first in any country's politics. I also would like to point out that I don't, in general like men much. Just about every bad thing that has ever happened in the world has been the result of a man or men or a political party composed of men or a religious movement run by men. So, when I say I like Obama and support him that is a huge statement for me.

Personally, I hate flies. Other than as a forensic tool, flies serve no purpose other than to annoy. When Obama caught and killed that stupid fly I was elated. Now who'd a thought that killing a fly could cause controversy. Give me a break. Some people just have too much spare time on their hands and fill it up by causing little stinks all over the place.

At my age I am also well aware of the racism that permeates all facets of our society. If you look hard, actually you don't even have to look too hard, you will find it everywhere. A little comment here, a little comment there, a look, a whispered word. It's there everywhere. Up here where I reside the Muslims/Hindus/Afganistans/Pakistanis/ are on the receiving end usually. Down in the good old US of A it seems that the black folks are still on the receiving end of it. Although I guess it depends where you live who is on the receiving end of racial slurs and slings.

Obama made a comment about an incident between a black and a white man. Well this certainly gave fodder to the papers, politicians etc, etc. From what I read about the incident, both men where a bit on the hot headed side and someone should have banged their heads together and said "cut it out and play nice". People lose their tempers. It is a common occurrence. We say things we don't mean and once their out there it is hard to take 'em back. Like trying to put the toothpaste pack in the tube. Perhaps Obama shouldn't have said anything but, he is human and I'm sure he's not the only one who had that same thought. Lord knows I did. And I'm white.

My thought and question is this: If the man on the porch had been white and policeman black would anyone have said anything??? Just a thought....

I will close with a quote from my friend Murphy: If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong.