Most of my friends realize I’m pretty liberal, but this seems to me to be common sense.
A brilliant address of what our President signed into being today. Reblogged, because dammit, I couldn’t have said it better than this!
I’ve been making the mistake of reading comments on news articles about this. People are going BATSHIT FUCKING LOCO.
Hey, gun-toting crazies: You might want to take a look at these before announcing to the world that the scary Black man is taking away your guns and you’re going to start an armed rebellion, mkay?
Here are the executive orders along with my commentary.
1. “Issue a presidential memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system.” (BACKGROUND CHECKS. Like we already have, but making sure states actually send in the damn data so we can track their convicted rapists.)
2. “Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system.” (More about making the background checks work better)
3. “Improve incentives for states to share…
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I’ve been completely avoiding my craft room this winter.
It’s not as if I don’t have a couple of projects I’m roaring to get to. There is a quilt that I want to make for a friend of mine, and I have a new sewing machine that is screaming for my attention. I worked really hard getting everything set up and pretty in there…but ::imagine my best whiny voice:: my workspace is soooo cold! That room just doesn’t seem to get any heat. You cold store meat in that room! I’m completely serious!!
So I’m thinking of getting a space heater. But I have some needs. It shouldn’t be ugly, overly noisy and most importantly, can’t be tipped over by warring cats bapping their way to cat dominance. ::cue Star Trek battle music::
Now this is no ad for Amazon, I promise, but this seems like the best and safest option for me. I even put it on my Amazon wishlist so that my amazing husband might be reminded of my plight.
I realize I live in Southern California and the impression is that it’s always warm and sunny here (it’s not BTW). But I need to get to work and start showing off some of my things here. Finally!
What are your excuses for avoiding things you know you should be doing?
A few weeks ago Tom and I discussed our plans for emergency preparedness to which we both responded “We have a plan?!”.
Let’s face it, we live in southern California and we need to be ready for something like an earthquake or some other natural disaster, or even ZOMBIES!!
My inspiration comes from the “Your Own Home Store”‘s Blog post on preparing week by week, because let’s face it, very few of us have the funds to buy all of this stuff in one lump sum. I hope to have a good working storage by this time next year at the latest.
Now, I don’t want to be put in the “Crazy Prepper” category (unless I have a big prepper fan base, of course!) but I do want to borrow from some of their ideals. I think it’s incredibly smart to prepare a bug-out bag, because one never knows what’s gonna happen to this world and the idea that we may have to pick up and go with whatever we can carry is a realistic possibility. Prepping for the onslaught of a walking hoard of the recently deceased seems more creative than prepping for the moment the earth opens up and sucks California into the ocean or the population goes crazy and we all start to fight hand to hand like some ancient Roman battleground (I really do have quite the imagination!).
Week One Goal: Buy and store at least 1 case of bottled water and look for the backpack’s that will be our actual “Bug-Out Bag”. Research the best items for surviving for the duration (whatever that may be).
What are your thought’s on apocalypse prepping, necessary evil or pointless time and/or wallet-suck?
I don’t usually make resolutions, but I am in my 40th year on this earth and for some reason they’ve tumbled through my brain for days now. They all come down to happiness, comfort and contentment.
- Update my new webpage, at least weekly, with real content and not just vanity posts.
- Prioritize my health, Tom and I both plan on cutting down significantly on meat, and I will continue to keep dairy to a minimum (but if you place a cheese plate in front of my face, all bets are off!) The focus for me is not on losing weight, but keeping my blood disorder in check. Weight loss would be a bonus.
- Evaluate my relationships, cut ties with those who don’t give anything positive to my world, revel in those who do.
- Send more snail mail. I have a couple of friends (Nicole and Marcella, I’m talking about you!) who send cards and notes when they appreciate something I’ve done, or invited them to. It makes me so happy to receive these and I’d like to pass that good feeling on to the people in my life that I care about.
- Keep in touch. This is hard for me. I had a mother who cut ties with her family (for legitimately good reasons) and so I had very little contact with family. She didn’t encourage closeness and would often run away from people rather than attempt to work things out. Children watch and learn. I did my share of running throughout my life and didn’t really settle down until Tom came around. He had the complete opposite kind of upbringing so I’ve learned much from him but I still have trouble opening up to and being close to friends, so I rarely initiate contact.
- Be happy, make others happy! Commit to random acts of kindness! Send a card, just because! Call or text, because I was thinking about you! Comment on someone’s pretty dress, or new haircut, or great smile, because you noticed! – because it would make me happy if someone did that for me.
- Take more pictures, make more crafts, be creative! Leave my mark but never at the expense of others.
These are mine….what are yours?