Friday, February 11, 2011

A Week of Snow

I began this week excited over the prospect of a snow day.  It is now Friday and the fourth day spent out of school due to snow (Tuesday was the only exception).  I made Tuesday count.  The PJHS student body voted on Who's Who for the yearbook so I'll be ready to snap pictures as soon as we are back in school.

I can't say I really accomplished that much while off.  I watched the snow fall on Wednesday, read Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen, and enjoyed the day off with my husband.  Thursday I tallied Who's Who votes then Mitch and I escaped to Jonesboro to see Matthew and Alicia.  Today I decided to edit my blog site.  Okay, I know you can personalize it the way you want but I'm having trouble doing just that.  It's been changed but that's all I can say about it.  I need a lesson.  I need to get up and accomplish something to make me feel good.

I know I have spent most of the time conveying my thoughts on this blog.  That's not bad.  But I will try to do more than that in the future.  So bye for now and hopefully more interesting posts will come later.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Snow Day

We are out of school for snow today.  Yeah for today, but we'll pay in May.  (Okay, really it will be June but May rhymed.)  It has given me time to catch news programs I rarely get to see, read some blogs, and yes, do some needed housework.

For some time now, after listening to one newscast after another, I have begun to worry about my freedoms as an American citizen.  Just today there was an article about Michelle Obama and her push to get restaurants to reduce the size of meals.  Even though we are in hard economic times, she isn't bothered by cost but by portion size.  What right does she have to meddle into my personal business? None.  Now, let's stop and think.  "Shrink portion size but not price and blame it all on the government and obesity."  Might sound good to many restaurant owners who may be operating close to the red.  What about these economic times when one meal is shared by two or more people?  Cut the portion size and those people can't afford a meal.  What about people who can't afford a cook stove and share one meal a day from a restaurant?  There are people out there that fit that description.  Many people.  Yes, it would be less expensive if they prepared their meals at home, but not everyone can do that.  Looks to me like Michelle Obama has topped Marie Antoinette.  Marie Antoinette is famous for her quote to the starving, "Let them eat cake."  Michelle Obama will be known for taking away the cake and leaving the starving doing just that ...starving.    Doesn't she understand that economics plays a big part in what people choose to eat?

Think I'll go find some cake.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

What have you read lately?

Yesterday I read The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher.  It's a young adult novel about a time in the future when the United States is no more.  An extensive drought followed by melting glaciers and man's abuse leaves the world fighting over water and mega water companies controlling governments.  Interesting Sci-Fi novel.  Check it out.

Over the weekend I read Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick.  Fallen angels and stuborn teenage girls equal a great read for 8th and 9th graders.  Second book of the Hush, Hush series.  Can't wait for the 3rd book to come out.