Sunday, November 02, 2008

Random Pre-Election Sunday Thoughts -- Cranky of course!

It's been a tough week on a lot of levels. I'm still not feeling quite up to snuff and The Cold (or whatever) from Hell is still very much with me. Still, I rallied on even working extra hours because we sponsored a retreat/workshop over in Pennsylvania for our Guatemalans. My boss is one of the truly good people I respect so much that I simply can't say "no" to him. That he appreciates my commitment is a bonus. I'm taking the next week off and go wandering a bit and catch up on things. I need it desperately.

* I'm really annoyed at the serious overload of jun . . . er . . . ah . . . campaign advertising that's been overflowing my mailbox. I think several forests were decimated and that bothers me a lot.

* Sarah Palin and her handlers aren't too bright. She was in Erie, PA the other day and commented on the Phillies winning the World Series. She got booed. There are two Major League baseball teams in Pennsylvania. Eastern PA is Phillies country; western PA is the Pittsburgh Pirates' home. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out. I thought her people were supposed to get that stuff right. Silly me. She is going to be here to

* I was pretty annoyed and questioned the wisdom of our chairman of the committee I serve on that staged our Meet the Candidates event. She not only asked us to pay her cell phone bill for a month (which totaled $300 and I'm guessing that covered her husband and kids, too and intend to raise hell about it), but she spent $200 on gas cards for members of the committee. Scott and I said we didn't want them. He and I feel that our volunteer work is not a for profit thing. I donate my gas and time and, while I'm far from rich, I have no need to be reimbursed for doing my civic duty. Another person told Scott and I not to give them back but donate them to someone who needs it more than we do. The gas card has been sitting in my desk drawer and grated on me every time I saw it. I am happy to say that's ended because I discovered that a good friend is in dire straits because of someone who she trusted was horribly dishonest and basically stole her income. I remembered the gas card as I was trying to think of how I could help her and I ran it over to her house. She protested and I assured her that it was okay. I'm glad I could help.

* I am, until further notice, boycotting Saturday Night Live. Why? Because they have forced Lorne Michaels, the show's producer and an Obama supporter, to have both McCain and Miss Alaska on the show. What happened to equal time? I really haven't been a fan of SNL since the glory days when the Not Ready for Prime Time Players (Belushi et al) reigned supreme so this isn't a huge sacrifice. However, sometimes a girl has to make a statement.

* I think I finally figured out what the root of my health problem is. It's me. I don't eat properly because I hate cooking for one and I really hate my stove. I took myself out for dinner tonight and actually had a good dinner and felt human. Tomorrow I'm going to go get a little George Foreman grill and and a steamer thingy for veggies as well as a trip to the grocery and start making myself decent meals.

* Sarah Palin is going to speak here this morning at 9 AM. At 9 AM I will be at Mass praying for a win for Barack Obama and all of the people I care about both here in Ohio and out there in the Blogosphere. Need I say more?

Enough kvetching!!!! Y'all enjoy your Sunday!!!!!

Happy Blogging!!!!!!



  1. Hang on!
    Tuesday's coming!

  2. I saw all of SNL last night for the first time in years. I nearly gagged at McCain's fake looking grin. Tina was great, though, and I couldn't believe she was saying some of it, especially with McCain in earshot.

  3. That George Foreman Grill is a great investment. I use mine a few times a week.

    Hang on, Kay. The big day is two days away. Our mailboxes will then be empty; we'll have no more annoying phone calls; and, hopefully, we'll be celebrating.

  4. I'm buying a bottle of champagne for Tuesday night when they declare Obama the clear winner of a nationwide landslide!

    And then, I'm going to go to work on Wednesday and ask for January 20th, (Inauguration Day), off because I'm not about to miss that glorious day!

  5. I share your pain on Palin -- geesh, talk about watching a group of folks just fall apart in front of your eyes -- we thought about going to Pueblo to hear Obama speak yesterday but the DH was not feeling well, so we watched on TV

    can you imagine how wonderful it could be -- to have a president that can actually INSPIRE people!

    we're praying for Obama to win too -- and as he says about those that boo at his rallies -- we also need to go VOTE!! (which we have already done)

    On your health issue -- I'll bet you're right -- your little red car won't run right without the proper fuel, and neither will your body. Along with the grill, you might consider a counter top convection oven -- as well as being quicker than the stove, it uses less energy -- making it a "green" appliance (such as these things are!)

    Might I also recommend something we used to do when both of us were working the "day jobs" -- take part of one day on the weekend and make up your own "TV dinners" -- good food packed and frozen by you so all you have to do is warm after a busy work day! I'd be happy to share some more detailed ideas if you'd like, just drop me a note.

  6. Now, now, why shouldn't McCain have a little fun and show his light side? I laughed and laughed and was glad for him to be able to show his sense of humor. You've got to agree that The View and other shows have treated Obama with much more respect than they have shown McCain.

    When you guys are having your big win celebration, I hope I'll still be welcome in YOUR America:-) If by chance my guy wins, you are certainly welcome in mine. Thank God this will soon be over.

  7. I know what you mean about eating right. By dinner time I am too pooped to cook, so I often have things like crackers and cheese with a little whine ;).
    I know I feel better when I eat right, but I guess I am going to have to find a toy boy who can cook before that happens.
    It sounds like you also need a lot of rest. You have been driving yourself too hard when you have a bug that hangs on. You have to give your body a chance to heal. I know you are dedicated, but be sure to include rest in your week off.

  8. I think you hit it right on about your health. I have been following this blog for about a year
    He is 100% raw and has been for a year and 4 months. He has noticed his health, energy, stamina, skin, even his cells respond to good food.
    At first I thought he was certifiably insane eating dandelion greens and only raw food, but as I followed him, I am realizing he has done much research along the way. I have been trying to make a green smoothie every morning with a banana, carrot, blueberries, strawberries, spinach, protein powder and water all mixed together. Here you will declare me certifiably insane: Sometimes I have even gone outside and clipped dandelion greens from my lawn, washed them in soapy water, rinsed them and added them to the smoothie. I think he has a point. When you study the nutritional value of those kinds of foods, they are off the chart on vitamins, minerals, etc.
    I wish you well, sweet Kay and will join with you in praying for our leaders, the voters, and this country.
    Thanks for your blog and your comments on my blog. I look forward to hearing from you, dear sweet lady.


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