A Little Less Random…

Hannah is supposed to hit here tonight. Since yesterday afternoon I’ve been getting text messages and email warnings from the National Weather Service about heavy rains and flooding in our area all day tomorrow. We’re supposed to have the kids who work the tech booth on Sunday nights over for burgers tomorrow evening.

Most of you who know me in real life know I’m a pretty laid back, worry free, Hakuna Matata kind of gal. But bad weather always concerns me greatly, especially when 16 and 17 year olds are going to be driving in it. Of course, the other parents know their children’s driving skills better than I do and they may not have a problem with it.

Addendum – They’re still coming, but now they’re going to be picked up.

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Guess what this morning was! Go ahead! Guess!

Yes, it was Friday morning. Yes, it was the 5th. Good answers. But not the right one. It was the first get together following summer for my Homies!! Not my Little Homies. My Homies. And I won’t call them my Big Homies, because we’re all women and will take great offense to being called Big. So it’s just my Homies, as opposed to the Little Homies, who are nearly all taller than me.

Today was just about getting together and talking and eating (’cause we do those things really well), but next Friday we’ll start a short series on the book of James. I may go purchase some steel toed boots before next Friday because he always steps on my feet.

I don’t think I can adequately express how happy I am about starting back up. You know how hectic summer is and we just don’t manage to get together very often. But I love being in the routine and getting together with these ladies weekly. It was such a pleasure to just be with them for a few hours this morning. And now we have two new victims ladies joining the group.

All is right in my little corner of the world.

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Except… I hate election year. The same kind of hate I reserve for mosquitoes. And humid, sweaty weather. I tire quickly of seeing the candidates at every turn. I become easily exasperated when I hear democrats and republicans berating each other.

This is NOT a political post. I may talk religion sometimes, but I refuse to talk politics. Other than to say this. Regardless of what side of the party line you stand on, please don’t tell me the other side is dead wrong or evil or stupid or anything like that. Call me Pollyanna if you must, but I firmly believe both sides have the same basic goals. To keep America safe and to take care of Americans. The problem is simply they don’t agree on how to do that.

I’m not terribly excited about any of the candidates. I see good points and bad points to all of them. I suppose I’ll do what I usually do. Choose who I perceive to be the lesser of two evils, figuratively speaking.

Okay. That’s all the political mumbojumbo I’ll be writing about. Until something else strikes my fancy, anyway.

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Last, but most definitely not least, are a few Sookie pictures.

One of her new favorite places. This way she can see upstairs and into the kitchen:

Watching the kids walk up the street to the bus stop. This is her pretty permanent place in the morning until the last bus has left:

Here’s she’s taking a nap with Dad on the futon in the basement:

9 Comments

  1. Gretchen on September 5, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    I see you have that rule about no dogs on the furniture, too. I *heart* what you said about the candidates. I feel exactly the same way. It’s a shame that in order to show their best characteristics/differences, they must snipe and pick at each other. Too bad.Glad you got to be with your non-big Homies today.

  2. beans on September 5, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    YEAH for homies!!!I hear what you are saying about the politics and stuff. I just get peeved about all the money they spend to be big fat meanies to each other, and each time i see a commercial or hear an ad, i think “gee, i wonder how many people could have been helped with the money that this insulting add is costing” i just don’t get it.sookie is adorable. my beast-the bigger one pooped and peed in her crate today while i was at work for three hours-yes, not all day, but three lousy hours. i think she is acting out about her new baby brother . . .want another one?

  3. Monnik on September 5, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Aw… sookie is so cute!Hope you’re not affected too much by the Hurricane.My husband and I are both ‘into’ politics, and are on the opposite sides. It makes for some interesting conversations sometimes. 🙂

  4. The Daily "B" on September 5, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    Sookie is so big! Wow!How bad did the hurricane hit your area? I never was into politics before President Bush. Now it’s just in my blood, lol. My grandfather was a serious, serious Democrat, we shared complete opposite options in that area. lol. I can see how you would much rather stay out of it. It can get messy.

  5. Tanya on September 5, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    I really enjoy the book of James. When I was in Highschool I memorized the whole first chapter.

  6. Katybug on September 5, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Praying for your safety this weekend. I got an email from my brother in Virginia (the one that lives in the historical landmark) that they were hunkering down as well.I have an interest in politics, but too get frustrated with all the bickering. Robin Lee Hatcher made a post on her blog earlier this week venting her frustration with all the name-calling, etc. Geez, my 9-yo behaves better than these people!

  7. Sing4joy on September 6, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Wow! How did Sookie get so big?? Geesh! So cute to see her watching after the kids.

  8. Becky on September 7, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Woo Hoo on the Homies hanging together!Loooove that Sookie watches ‘her’ kids out the window. She sounds like a good, Lassie kind of dog, lol. She’s adorable, btw.

  9. Suzanne on September 13, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    For some reason I had Sookie pictured as a little lap dog…probably because a friend of mine has a Sookie that is a little dog. Your Sookie is absolutely adorable!!!

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