Saturday, May 17, 2014

Two Events to Pull Back

There have been two events in the past month that have helped me pull back from living a life in despair and aimlessness. The first happened on March 29th when I met the furry creature above. I really wasn't in the market for a new dog, having put my darling Daisy down 8 months earlier

Daisy had been at my side for 16 years and was but a smidgen of a dog, weighing in at just 10 lbs. She was extremely smart and the most lovable dog I've ever owned. Putting her down was a very tough decision and I cried more than I thought I would...for weeks. I really didn't want to deal with another dog in my life....until I met Badger.

The woman that cuts my hair was pregnant with her second child and inexplicably developed an allergy to dogs, after having gotten Badger as a pup. She put out word on Facebook that she had to find a new home for him and I bit. I traveled north to Denton, TX (about 20 miles from home) to kick around the idea, but I was immediately smitten.

I've always gotten dogs as puppies and Badger was a little bit bigger than I was used to, albeit only 8 months old. I've never owned a dog bigger than 25 pounds! At his last vet visit, Badger weighed in at 60 lbs and he might get a little bit bigger before he's full-grown. But he's still a puppy and has stolen my heart.

The second event to happen in the last month was my 21 year-old son moving back from college. The truth is that I needed a break from paying his tuition for a while. Try as I might, I was slowly moving into more and more debt to finance his way. That had to stop, because I want to retire to a life of conservative activism in a few years. Just kidding!

My son has not lived under my roof full-time since his mother and I divorced in 2001. Yes, he was always here on his visitation weekends, but it's just not like living here full-time. To prepare for the occasion, I repainted his room and got rid of everything from the "bunk-bed days". New paint, new furniture, new bed....a grownup's room, not a kid's room.

My son is now 21 and, although I'm feeling rather old, I'm invigorated just the same! I feel a responsibility to steer him in the right direction, a conservative direction, which he's very receptive to. I held court last night when he had friends over (beer pong!) and I did my best to impart my conservative philosophy to all who attended. My neighbor even backed me up!

Just 2 events in the past month have made me feel like I have much more to live for. I'll be back on BlogTalkRadio very soon, just have to finish my son's room.....

I'll keep you posted!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Yeah, yeah, yeah,yeah!

If you believe they put a man on the moon, then what else do you believe?

If you believe, there's nothing that we can't do..

We can turn this country around!

It's just a matter of will!