Lake Conroe & La Torretta del Lago
The drive back home from the resort was a nice one with parts of it taking us through the Sam Houston National Forest. Beautiful scenery. Then, we had to come home. Back to reality. But, you know what? My reality isn't too bad. I certainly had a wonderful weekend at the resort.
So many things to post
I'm swamped with work. I don't think I've gotten more than five hours of sleep in the past week. Ok, on our anniversary getaway weekend, I did ok, but other than that - not so much.
But, I digress. I have LOTS of pictures to post from visting Oklahoma City to the UNT and Gators NCAA Tournament game pics to our Lake Conroe getaway weekend pics.
They'll get here eventually. For now, I have to WORK WORK WORK.
One more funny thing before I go back to work. I don't turn too many heads any more. I think is the whole married mom thing. But, I find it interesting that my exes like to flirt with me - still. Sometimes 20+ years later. What's up with that?
Neither does the Wall Street Journal think I'm incorrect. I'm just so frustrated. It is clear that people chose to stick their fingers in their ears or cover their eyes than to read the writing on the wall. Yes, it is a lovely idea to guarantee health care to the population. I'm all for that. As a matter of fact, I think we have a pretty decent system in place. I haven't encountered anyone who didn't get treatment for dire needs because of their inability to pay. Isn't that was John Peter Smith and the Parkland hospital systems provide? I don't think I've ever encountered a gunshot victim rolled back out into the parking lot because he wasn't insured. Same for someone with H1N1 or whatever you want to pull out.
I'm sure there are horror stories people can pull out. Unfortunately, we can always find them - just like the many we see in Canada and the UK from people who were victims of socialized medicine and died waiting for treatment.
Well, America, you asked for change and now you've gotten it. Gee thanks for dragging me and mine along with you. I guess we should look at it this way, if you like the post office or DMV, you'll love our new ObamaCare.
Sic 'em, Bears!
Now, AoD and I are enjoying our early anniversary weekend getaway. We fished the day away on Friday on Lake Conroe and had a buffet breakfast this morning. I got a massage *yea* and now we're heading over the cocktail emporium of the resort. Tonight? We get to dine at "crown jewel" of the resort at its lakeside restaurant.
Sunday, its back to reality and back home. Yuck. But, the past few days have been great!
Cheering on my Baylor Bears today in hopes they make the Sweet 16.
Going to OKC
And, he's going to kill me for this. He refuses to smile for pictures, but when Little Bit picked up a camera to take his photo, he couldn't help but smile for her. I love it. Soooo cute. And, I got the bonus farewell - a hug from both Mangrum men at the same time. My heart almost stopped beating. Army of Dad told me to wipe the drool off my chin. :)
And, the family pic with our favorite Eagle. We were missing Pickle. :(
Welcome home, SBC Champs!
Another shot of Collin smiling as he gets off the bus to the greeting from teammate Kedrick Hogans, who I guess didn't make the trip because of his injuries this season. What a shame. He's such a big part of the team.
SUN BELT CONFERENCE CHAMPS!!!!!
Mean Green MoJo
Ok, enough enough enough. I can't wait for 6 p.m. to get here. C'mon Mean Green!!! Beat Troy and make another trip to the NCAA tournament!!!!
Go MEAN GREEN!
But, when I see Abe the Aborted Fetus trade paperback book, I thought I was going to throw up. That is beyond distasteful. It is obscene.
"Obscene" speech is "unprotected" speech as ruled by the Supreme Court. "Unprotected speech," means speech that does not enjoy First Amendment protection and may even be criminal to express. In 1964, Justice Potter Stewart tried to explain "hard-core" pornography, or what is obscene, by saying, "I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced . . . [b]ut I know it when I see it . . . "
This quote, and the intent behind it, is well known as summarizing the irony and difficulty in trying to define obscenity. For at least fifty years, the Supreme Court has been struggling with defining what speech is obscene, according to Judith Silver at CoolLawyer.com.
For me, it is offensive, obscene, disgusting - you name it. They're poking fun at a baby created by two people and then tossed away like the day's supper leftovers down the garbage disposal.
I'm appalled and sickened and very angry at Facebook for thinking this would be an ad that I would be interested by. It actually popped up on my Facebook profile page in the ads on the side. "Resistance is fetal" the headline read. Really? You're going to use my beloved Star Trek to promote your disgusting effort to entertainment? What-the-eff-ever. I almost didn't write this post because I don't want to give this piece of crap any publicity, but it deserves to be ridiculed and exhibited for its twisted efforts. Gross, guys. And, let me just say that karma is a bitch. I'm not sure how this will turn around and bite you on the ass, but let me assure you, it will. Just the way the world works. I firmly believe when we do something stupid like this, it comes back at you ten-fold. I almost feel sorry for these creator-schmucks.
I said, almost.
How 'bout those Eagles?
Mean Green wins! Mean Green wins! I can't freaking believe it!!! Come from behind. We had to close the door not to wake the kids up with our screams during the game!!!
Oh gees. I am not sure how long it will take me to relax before I can crash for the night! WOW!!!!! They play again Monday night. I think that game will be on TV. Oh gees. I'm sooooo excited!!!!
C'mon Mean Green
Score: Mom, 0, Kid, 1
Came home this afternoon from picking up the kids after school and we see that the next door neighbor is getting a new roof put on. One of the roofers was standing on top of the house watching us as we pulled into our driveway.
Hot Rod: Why is he staring at us?
AoM: *joking* Maybe he thinks your mom is hot.
Hot Rod: No, that can't be it.