Winter Conditions

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Now let me start off by saying I LOVE Texas, it is a great place to live and I really enjoy being here. That being said, I am originally from Iowa – I was there for 20+ years, so I have real knowledge of what winter conditions really are.

So why does that matter you ask? Well, if any of you watch the weather channel you may know that right now Texas is experiencing a bit of cold, we have some icy rain coming down – kind of sleet like – just yucky.  I am staring out of my window right this minute looking at my neighbor across the street, poor guy, I don’t think he knows what cold is….he has literally spent 45 minutes with this tiny little scraper, trying to get every bit of ice off of his SUV. I’m not talking windows either, he has run that thing down the entire body of the vehicle and is literally picking it out of the treads of his tires.

Texans don’t know cold. The majority of the people who live here panic when the weather has a sudden drop in temperature – really.  I am just glad that I don’t have to drive in these conditions because I think the people out and about have NO CLUE how to operate in this weather! I just had to share!

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Just a Thought

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I have been catching up on watching “Bones” on Netflix recently and the episode I saw the other day ended with the killer admitting to the crime – as usual – but claiming that it was an accident, that she had pushed her friend when they were arguing and the friend ‘fell’ into the blades of doom.  At that point she had panicked and covered up her crime.

I found myself thinking about this scenario, and wondered what I would do should say, if someone would trip over my foot and fall down four flights of stairs and die. My sense of duty would win out I am pretty sure, it makes way more sense to me to just call the police and tell them there was an accident rather than go through all the trouble of covering up a crime – especially since I know I would just end up caught anyway and have to deal with being punished to the full extent of the law.

I sat and thought up all kinds of situations like that and in every single one it was just easier to let the police know, I guess for me I still feel the system would win out in the end and that they would believe my story.  What about for you? Should you find yourself in this situation would you cover it up or would you call the police? I am really curious to know how most people would handle something like that. -How realistic is the T.V. world of mystery?- LOL.

Caramel – Apple Crazy!

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My children and I just made this caramel-apple mess and it looked too delicious to not show a photo!

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It smelled soooo good, and the kids were very proud of their work! (Yes, my son happens to be wearing his sister’s clothes…gotta love 3 year old individuality! :))

Heartbreak

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This article is just heartbreaking. What can be wrong with a child that the only answer to a situation is to kill another one? I just don’t understand how that can be a resolution to such a small problem. Why is it that people now seem to just straight to the extremes instead of dealing with their issues rationally? I am not usually an activist for children being tried as adults but in this case I would definitely support the 1st degree murder charge and trying her as an adult. She stabbed the poor child more than 30 times!  Ugh.  I feel so terrible for everything that her family is about to go through and the family of the little victim.  Such a waste.

*Referenced article*  http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/01/23/girl-14-accused-in-death-11-year-old-stabbed-30-plus-times/?intcmp=latestnews

Desensitizing the World

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As I was listening to some comedian on television last night I couldn’t help thinking about how we are all being completely desensitized to things that we should never ever take lightly. There are a million things in this category of course, but last night it was drugs that the comedian brought up – talking about how they got high right before the show. Now whether or not that was a joke is not the point.

The point is we are breeding the idea that we can laugh about recreational use of ILLEGAL drugs, that we can laugh about killing/murder, that we can laugh about discrimination/racism, that we can laugh about all kinds of things that are just horrible. Laughter is a coping mechanism and lightens our hearts and we can’t live without humor but I don’t see the point in making jokes of out of  such serious things.

We wonder about the escalation of negativity in society and mock people who would embrace a more conservative outlook, but is it really so wrong to want to evolve by embracing our values instead of degenerating into a mess of destruction and hatred? I know it seems extreme to think that some random person on television could be responsible for something like that, however, when it is the majority of people who are influencing all the decisions we make, I don’t really think it is so far-fetched.

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Dazed Zoning

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Dazed Zoning

I just love when my son looks at me like he has no clue what I am talking to him about….I am one lucky Mom!

More Football Mania

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So after being so disappointed in my Panthers and the 49ers game attitudes the other day, I was all set to watch the Seattle Seahawks beat down the 49ers this week.  Until the end of the game when Sherman opened up his mouth.

“Well, I’m the best corner in the game!” is what Sherman actually shouted.  “When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree that’s the result you’re gonna get!  Don’t you ever talk about me!”

“Who was talking about you?” Andrews (the interviewer) asked.

“Crabtree!  Don’t you open your mouth about the best!  Or I’m gonna shut it for you real quick!”

SERIOUSLY?!?!?!? GROW UP! Now instead of being excited to see the Seahawks in the superbowl I want to see the Broncos crush the bad attitude out of Sherman.  When did good sportsmanship get thrown out of the window? I would never EVER want to see my kid on national television after WINNING a game talking about themselves and others like that, I don’t care how much of an ‘adult’ he is. It is extremely disappointing!