June 19, 2015
Today I'm on a little rant. You may want to skip this post and come back on Sunday. I promise to be in a much nicer mood then.
Good morning. It's nice outside today. The temperature is supposed to reach the low 80's, with a chance of showers late in the afternoon or evening.
Yesterday I went out in the yard for a while, and for goodness sakes! Not one mosquito bit me!!! It felt really good. So I guess the yard treatment really is helping. I have four more treatments left for this season. If the treatments work well this summer, I'll definitely renew my contract for next year.
Last evening, I was listening to the news on TV, and really got myself worked up into a tizzy. They spoke of a little two year old boy who was washed away in the floods in Oklahoma. Then they said that the president spoke with newscasters about it, and referred to a speech made by Martin Luther King. Next, they were showing a video of this vintage speech (by MLK).
Does Mr O really think that civil unrest is the same as being wrenched out of your father's arms and carried away by flood waters? Is he really that uncaring or stupid? Mr O, I'm wondering how many water pipelines we could have already built with all the millions of dollars that has been spent for you and/or your family and all the entourage involved to travel several times to different places around the world. Do you suppose this little boy would be alive today if we had piped most of the flood waters in this area away to another place?
I was reading an article (yesterday) in Reader's Digest about how many people the White House employs. Did you know that they employ six florists "to create unique arrangements that suit the first family's style"? How about six butlers who "serve the first family in their private living quarters"? Here's the topper! Mr O has three valets who "act as his personal assistants". Imagine, needing three men to help you put on your pants and shirt. Makes me realize how amazingly smart I am. I've been doing this all by myself my whole life!!!!!
Just a little while ago, Michelle Obama was in the news, giving a speech about how a recent shooting is just more devastation caused by guns. I wonder why she isn't giving speeches about having all motor vehicles banned from our streets and highways. Does she know how many people are killed every day by automobiles?
Guns and cars do not kill people. People kill people. Maybe if we just enforced our laws, there would be less crime. Other countries seem to have a handle on how to lower the crime rate, so what is our problem? Well, for one thing, our laws seem to give the criminals so many rights that it is next to impossible to punish them for their crimes. In other countries, if you break a law you are punished. Period!! Why can't we do this too?
I have lots more to say on this, but I'm done spouting off for today. Instead, I'm going to post a few more photos from our gardens. The first photo shows the roses on the pink rose tree. The other photos show a peach rose bush and a little white rose bush.
Today I'm waiting for a contractor to come by to give me an estimate for some windows and maybe the porch. I did not get to go food shopping yesterday, so I'm hoping this fellow shows up before I have to leave to go shopping later this afternoon. If he doesn't, then I'll make a few more phone calls.
Now I think I should get dressed so that I'm presentable if and when this fellow shows up. On that note, I'll take my leave. So till Sunday, Y'all be safe and have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Edna B.