Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Such is life

Sorry I have been so silent. Life has just been crazy of late. We still have no idea if we will be moving yet again this summer or not. We keep hearing conflicting reports on whether we will or not and of course since he has not officially been promoted just yet we are "safe" for now, but it is just a matter of time.

National politics is also frustrating me greatly. I am having a hard time making myself register to vote. I am not fond of either candidate and hate that it will probably be yet another case of the slightly lesser of two evils.

I am also frustrated over the whole credit crisis. People got greedy plain and simple and now that they are in trouble they run to the government with hands out expecting to be saved. People like me who are careful with their money and don't get into excessive debt are the ones that will end up paying for everyone's excess.

My final blah moment for the morning is that my mom left yesterday. Poor Harry did not realize that she was gone until we got back home from the air port. I guess he was too into the Cars movie he was watching in the car to notice that she was gone. He was quite upset when he saw that she was not getting out of the car too. We all miss grandma!

16 comments:

Vicky said...

It's just a plain unsettling time all round - personally and also in terms of the world situation too, so I am not surprised that you are struggling right now.

I feel bothered too about the general downswing and it is affecting how I am planning the immediate and long term future.

Add personal uncertainty on top of it all, and you have my great sympathy!

Gabriela said...

I am with you on gripe # 1, 2 and 3 (I would be with you on 4, but my mom wasn't here).

Annoying, frustrating, times.

Elizabeth-W said...

Blah times. Not horrrrrible, but definitely blah :(
Sorry :(

Anonymous said...

It's hard on Grandmas, too, when they have to leave.
When our children and grandchildren leave I get the blues, and hurry to put away the toys. What works for me is to start looking forward to future visits or get busy planning our next trip.

We still haven't decided for sure who to vote for! There are things we like about Obama and McCain but have some serious reservations about both.
And in CA if Prop. 8 doesn't pass, Gay Marriage will be legalized, considered just as valid as a marriage between a man and a woman. This is what the children would be taught in public schools by state law starting with Kindergarten and there will be lawsuits against Churches that won't go along with it, and basically, social confusion. The vote on Prop. 8 probably will be very close.

And Wall Street is so unstable! Wow! And I worry about the US being dragged into what is going on between Russia and Georgia or getting involved with Iran. It's a scary world!

It must be faith that's supporting me, getting me through the muddle of blue and miserable days--- plus the support of wonderful family members and friends!
diana

Leslie said...

I feel for you! I know what you mean about the presidential candidates right now. It's pretty sad...

I would be going totally nuts wondering if I was moving...staying...etc. Hang in there!!!

As for the economy...blah!

Damselfly said...

Oh, I am with you, sister! I blogged too about not really liking either candidate and wishing there were more choices and less bipartisan bickering.

chelle said...

The government up here put way stricter regulations in due to the crisis down in the US. This is annoying for us who like you are careful but ready to buy a house. It worked out in the end but looked a little discouraging.

Our politics are the lesser of evils as well and we have FOUR to chose from (although the fourth is a tad bit of a joke)

Heather said...

If I could just win the lottery that would help. I guess you have to play to win though.

Gina said...

You don't even want to know the sleep I am losing with the elections and all this other crap that is going on.

I feel you, because we also did not buy another house with what we viewed as a risky loan, yet here I will be paying for everyone else that did! Argh!

I hope you guys find out what is going on soon, that must be very frustrating. Especially since it seems you like your house!

Nancy said...

Im glad that they didnt notice I was leaving. All of their tears would have made it even harder to get out of the van when we got to the airport.

Amber said...

It is frustrating you? I am hiding on my computer while hubby listens to the VP debate. :-)

CC said...

We are all so sad when my mom leaves too. I almost have to take the kids to the airport or they are confused and depressed for WEEKS!

Jen said...

Sorry. It's frustrating, isn't it?

Anne/kq said...

I voted a write-in candidate in the last national election. You can vote and choose another option! It's better than not voting!

Life's a Stitch said...

It's been interesting watching US politics from North of the border, while at the same time having and election here. The polls here say more Cdn's are interested in the US race than the Cdn one. The good thing here is that once they call an election, campaigning can only be a couple of months in length.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Sounds like you need some ice cream. I reccomend two bowls.

My hubby is in the banking industry and I remeber when sub-prime loans first started becoming big and I thought, "What a stupid thing to do." Yeah, stupid doesn't even begin to cover it.