April 9, 2013
It sort of doesn't feel right to say good morning this morning. I'm watching the Weather Channel, and they are showing the wicked winter storms going on in the central and mid western part of the country. They are dealing with snow, up to 24 inches in some places, hail, rain and thunder. Well, my goodness, Happy Spring!
We are expecting some rain today, along with temps around 70 degrees F. Right now, it's 48 degrees and cloudy. Actually, they are forecasting some rain for every day this week. Maybe this is why my cherry blossom tree is still naked. In Washington, D.C. the cherry trees are in full bloom. My tree is still just naked twigs. Not one leaf even!
Yesterday, there was another incident in one our local elementary schools. A boy brought a BB gun to school in his backpack. I heard that he shot one girl on the school bus with it. If that wasn't bad enough, he took the gun right along into school with him and I think he shot someone there too with it. This was just one of many incidents involving this same kid.
I'm not going to get up on my soap box and start a new rant about this. I'm just plain disgusted about the whole thing. I don't understand why his parents thought it was okay to buy the gun for him, and let him carry it about with him. I don't understand why the law says it is okay for the kid to have the gun. Or does it? I don't know anymore.
Moms and Dads, if you really think that this is what your child should be carrying around with him or her, then I guess that explains partly why this world of ours is going to hell! I watched a commercial a couple days ago on TV about - well, I can't even remember product was being advertised. The woman in the ad was sitting at a table somewhere (like at McDonalds) and her top was mostly bare because she was breastfeeding an infant. There is a new show on TV that explains that the "end of the world is now" and shows you what to expect. A news anchor is talking about the sex education programs in pre-school.
I always thought I would like to live to be over 100 years and still enjoying my life. Now I think it's time to re-think what I really want. All this new stuff above is turning me off to life. I think our children should spend more time in the classroom learning. Mom, take your baby in the other room and nurse it in privacy. I have the right to enjoy my meal too!
If doomsday really is coming, I don't want to watch it on TV all the time. Put it in a book. If I want to read it, I can. Let's leave a bit of mystery surrounding the birds and the bees for the kids to learn in their teen years. It used to be fun to be a kid.
I wonder if all of this is partly why the Mrs is such a crabby person. It's possible, because it's making me rather crabby and I'm not 95! I grew up in the 40's and 50's, and I will forever be thankful for that.
I have a photo to share this morning. Can you figure out what it is?
This morning I have an appointment at the nail salon, then later this afternoon, I have to pick my granddaughter and her friend up after school. I think the rehearsals for the school play started this week. I'm counting my blessings folks. At least my grandchildren are enjoying learning and having good clean fun. They carry books in their school bags. Not guns.
Now it's time for another cup of coffee while I catch up on a bit of blog reading. Till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Edna B.