I have this horrible migraine today. I took some medicine for it a couple of hours ago and it has eased up a bit, but I can feel it lurking! I thought I would get on here and tell all of you so that you will leave me alone and not call me while I am trying to sleep! You know who you are!

Post Turtles

A friend of mine sent this to me in an email. couldn’t resist putting it on here!

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75-year-old
Texas rancher, whose
hand was caught in a gate while working cattle, the
doctor struck up a
conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic
got around to
Obama and his bid to be our President.

The old rancher said, “Well, ya know, Obama is a
‘post turtle.'”

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him
what a “post turtle” was. The old rancher said, “When
you’re driving down a country
road and you come across a fence post with a turtle
balanced on top,
that’s a ‘post turtle.'” The old
rancher saw a puzzled look on the
doctor’s face, so he continued to explain.
“You know…
He didn’t get up there by himself.
He doesn’t belong up there.
He doesn’t know what to do while he is up there.
And you just wonder what kind of a dumb @**
put him up there!”

I found this picture at Turner Sculpture this sculpture is availabe for purchase if you are interested just click on the link.

I have my car back…sorta

My darling husband went to the place that has my car, which I have not named…yet. He still has work to do on the car, the radiator is in now though and the car is drivable now. Soooo Charlie talked him into letting us drive our car until he gets the parts in to finish the work. He didn’t want to do this, but Charlie didn’t want to come home without my car again! So he won the discussion and he brought my car to me. Isn’t he a darling? The engine light is on, I don’t know what that means, Charlie is checking the brakes, because I think I may have burned them up in the process of towing my car up and down steep hills, all the way from Joplin to Columbus, using a tow rope! But the fact is that I have my car and now I can get to church, school, the store, or wherever I need to be without asking for someone else’s car! (dancing a jig in one place, but my feet are doing this without my permission!) So thank you darling husband for getting my car back, even if it is still a little sick, at least it can now recuperate at home and go back for a check up when the car doc has what he needs to get the job done.

Living with MR (that is mental retardation not Michael R!)

Life comes at us fast dosn’t it? We wake up in the morning with a plan for the day but so often that plan is not carried out just like we thought it would be. For my son, David, it is pretty much the same everyday. He gets up in the morning and has breakfast, gets a bath and ready for CLASS, goes to Grandma’s house to wait for his ride. He has a wonderful time with his friends for most of the day and then comes home to eat a snack, watch tv and play with his cards or the dogs or both. But with David you won’t hear him complain…not just because he dosn’t talk! He loves life, he gets tickled over the little things that we are often to busy to notice. He loves veggie tales and will watch them endlessly! If he could have a tv for each of the his tapes and DVD’s of veggie tales he would watch them all at the same time! He has them memorized and consequently so do the rest of us who live with David! He dosn’t like to have his routine upset though! He gets testy, isn’t that just like us “normal” people? David is not able to speak to us (however he is quite able to communicate with us!) this has been a source of frustration for him and for his family. He has meltdowns from time to time and I truly think it is extreme frustration at not being able to tell us what he wants or it may be his inability to make his siblings obey him! I mean he is the oldest and he does expect them to do as he says, as he is the older brother! With David everything is done with enthusiasm! When he is happy he is very happy and when he is mad…he is very mad! Blessedly most of the time he is happy!!! There are many things in our life that we can complain about, but for most of us not being able to talk or bathe ourself, fix our own meals, work a job, or make our own choices do not fall into this category. Count your blessing today, we have many. One of the blessing for this family is David!

Love God, love your family, love your friends,
Live Life Out Loud!

Thank you, Lord, from the deepest part of me, Thank you!

There are things in our life that are more precious than anything else. Our children certainly are at the top of my list. Today Kelly had a bike accident. She was riding her bike down 12th street, fast and without a helmet, something she will have from now on!, A truck pulled out of the alley and had stopped for traffic, but Kelly didn’t see him in time to miss him. She ran into his fender right in front of his right tire. She flew off of her bike and landed in front of the truck. She dosn’t remember anything that happened after she hit the truck until she woke up with people looking down at her. She was pretty whoozy and didn’t really know what all had happened. She said that her brakes didn’t work very well. I didn’t know that her brakes were a problem, I thought that was a different bike that she no longer rides…anyway I guess it is true with this bike as well. Anyway she chose not to go in the ambulance, but when I got home we went to the emergency room! She was dizzy, nauseous and all together not doing very well, she couldn’t move her left arm very well without much pain. Now Kelly has a very high pain tolerance, so when she rated her pain at the er as a 7 or 8 on a scale of 10 I knew she was really hurting. Her X-Rays came back with no evidence of broken or fractured bones, and her cat scan showed no brain injury. Praise God for His protection! This could have been very tragic! God has protected our family from tornados, car accidents and now this. And that is just the last month! >He has been very faithful to us and I am so blessed. So once again I say Thank you, Lord, from the deepest part of me, Thank you!

Rambling, I want my car back!

I have now been without my car for over 3 weeks! I still do not have it and I have just gotten word that I won’t get my car until Thursday! (working on 4th week now!) The problem seems to be the radiator has not come in. ( I wanted to put a picture of a radiator on here but apparently they are all copyrighted, why are pictures of radiators copyrighted?) I am told that the rest of the car is ready to go, but we all know you must have the radiator for the car to work I really hope that by next monday I have my car back and my mother-in-law has her car back! She has been a real sweetie about this but I am sure she is getting testy too, and she has every right to be.

Isn’t life grand? Truly in spite of this inconvenience I do have it really good. And I am so greatful that my daughter was not hurt in the accident that put us in this place. Living with her in the hospital or in the grave would be so much worse! Keeping things in perspective! Thank you Lord for your hand of protection and for teaching me whatever I am supposed to be learing here! As is the usual I will figure it out when I am faced with something else! And so I sign off for now….

What do you think?

The whole idea of either of our choices for President of the United States leading our country at this time, or any time for that matter, is really disturbing. At this point it is picking the lesser of the two evils. McCain is not a good choice and in fact I am still baffled that the Republican party allowed the media to make this choice for us. I truly thought we were smarter than that! What is done is done, though, and now we are going to have to put our “big girl/boy panties/shorts on and deal with it!” McCain or Obama? Well I will tell you that Obama is, beyond words, not a choice for me. As I have stated in earlier posts. So that brings us to the question what would it be like if we went for 4 years without a President? Probably really bad idea…get out there and vote. We have more than just a president to vote for and those positions are important as well. Don’t neglect your civic duty, and if you do I don’t want to hear how you feel about those in office. And sticking your head in the sand and refusing to vote does nothing but show your ignorance. Let’s grow up and do what is right. Vote in November!


The fool says in his heart there is no God. I have been reading a lot of posts by athiests today and have found them to be ignorant in the extreme. While they are thinking that they are so wise and all knowing they are revealing just the opposite! The blindness that they have spiritually, walking in the dark and trying to tell those of us who have The Light that we need to follow them is unbelievable! The mentality that they have a better understanding of life when they don’t even have their eyes open. Kinda like the young child who covers their eyes and thinks that no one can see him because he can’t see anyone himself. We smile at our children when they do this as a toddler but we certainly don’t find it so cute when they are an older child with the ability to understand.

When does it become casting your pearls before swine?

Lets make our choice for President with facts not emotion!

The Profound logic contained in this message transcends race, gender and all of the “politically correct” interpretations we read and hear each day from the various media vendors.

An Old Newness: Thomas Sowell

Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow
The Hoover Institute
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305

By Thomas Sowell
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Many years ago, a great hitter named Paul Waner was nearing the end of his long career. He entered a ballgame with 2,999 hits — one hit away from the landmark total of 3,000, which so many hitters want to reach, but which relatively few actually do reach.

Waner hit a ball that the fielder did not handle cleanly but the official scorer called it a hit, making it Waner’s 3,000th. Paul Waner then sent word to the official scorer that he did not want that questionable hit to be the one that put him over the top.

The official scorer reversed himself and called it an error. Later Paul Waner got a clean hit for number 3,000.

What reminded me of this is the great fervor that many seem to feel over the prospect of the first black President of the United States.

No doubt it is only a matter of time before there is a black president, just as it was only a matter of time before Paul Waner got his 3,000th hit. The issue is whether we want to reach that landmark so badly that we are willing to overlook how questionably that landmark is reached.

Paul Waner had too much pride to accept a scratch hit. Choosing a President of the United States is a lot more momentous than a baseball record. We the voters need to have far more concern about who we put in that office that holds the destiny of a nation and of generations yet unborn.

There is no reason why someone as arrogant, foolishly clever and ultimately dangerous as Barack Obama should become president — especially not at a time when the threat of international terrorists with nuclear weapons looms over 300 million Americans.

Many people seem to regard elections as occasions for venting emotions, like cheering for your favorite team or choosing a Homecoming Queen.

The three leading candidates for their party’s nomination are being discussed in terms of their demographics — race, sex and age — as if that is what the job is about.

One of the painful aspects of studying great catastrophes of the past is discovering how many times people were preoccupied with trivialities when they were teetering on the edge of doom. The demographics of the presidency are far less important than the momentous weight of responsibility that office carries.

Just the power to nominate federal judges to trial courts and appellate courts across the country, including the Supreme Court, can have an enormous impact for decades to come. There is no point feeling outraged by things done by federal judges, if you vote on the basis of emotion for those who appoint them.

Barack Obama has already indicated that he wants judges who make social policy instead of just applying the law. He has already tried to stop young violent criminals from being tried as adults.

Although Senator Obama has presented himself as the candidate of new things — using the mantra of ‘change’ endlessly — the cold fact is that virtually everything he says about domestic policy is straight out of the 1960s and virtually everything he says about foreign policy is straight out of the 1930s.

Protecting criminals, attacking business, increasing government spending, promoting a sense of envy and grievance, raising taxes on people who are productive and subsidizing those who are not — all this is a re-run of the 1960s.

We paid a terrible price for such 1960s notions in the years that followed, in the form of soaring crime rates, double-digit inflation and double- digit unemployment. During the 1960s, ghettoes across the countries were ravaged by riots from which many have not fully recovered to this day.

The violence and destruction were concentrated not where there was the greatest poverty or injustice but where there were the most liberal politicians, promoting grievances and hamstringing the police.

Internationally, the approach that Senator Obama proposes — including the media magic of meetings between heads of state — was tried during the 1930s. That approach, in the name of peace, is what led to the most catastrophic war in human history.

Everything seems new to those too young to remember the old and too ignorant of history to have heard about it.

Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute and author of Basic Economics: A Citizen’s Guide to the Economy.