Thanks but NO

Recently a neighbor sent out an invitation to join a weekly Bible study group at her house.  The first thought that popped into my head was, only if Margharitas are included.  I will not say this though, instead I will politely decline the invitation.

Religion is something I have struggled with all of my life.   Growing up, we didn't go to Church on a weekly basis,only on Easter, and Christmas.  Maybe that's part of the reason I can't think God without thinking of Santa, and the Easter Bunny.   As I typed that last sentence, I  was looking out the window for a bolt of lightning to strike me as punishment for not believing.  What can I say, I'm conflicted.

Is there some supreme being out there?  I would like to believe, but logic says no.   I can't wrap my mind around it, I mean, how do you, without question, believe in something that you can't see?  It doesn't make sense.  Is it just me?


A very good year..

In the mid-Atlantic, this year has been great for gardeners. As a matter of fact, because of the amount of rain we've had, everything seems to be thriving. That being said, I am sick of zucchini, cantaloupe, peppers and tomatoes. Only 2 people live here so maybe we planted too much(six of each plant). What the hell was I thinking? Although my grandmom would have been proud of the amount of canning and freezing we have done this year, did I mention I am sick of tomatoes?

This is what 1 week of tomatoes and banana peppers looks like.

and 2 weeks of peppers.


Two questions

Life really boils down to 2 questions...

1. Should I get a dog....?


2. Should I have children ?



Earlier today I was watching a clip from an interview with Nadya Suleman, remember her? She was the woman that was not so kindly referred to as Octomom? Well, Nadya now says, "What was I thinking? I screwed up my life, I screwed up my kids lives. Now what am I going to do"? SERIOUSLY?? Is she the only one that didn't see that train coming?

Look, I have no right to be the judge of this woman's choices, you know glass houses and all that crap, but she already had 6 kids. Shouldn't she have known how much work it is to raise even one child? I just don't get it.


Small Town News

This is an article in the Somerset Herald, which is our small town newspaper. Obviously, a proofreader is not in the budget.