Monday, September 08, 2008

Plumbing and Bagpipes

A steady drip from beneath the kitchen sink turned into a steaming geyser expoloding into the kitchen proper.

The water spread so fast within minutes I heard it dripping into the basement.

Thankfully this geyser was caused by my land-lady attempting to fix the original leak.

Now the kitchen floor is so warped my kids were playing "King of the Mountain" on the huge lumps rising beneath the carpet.
I am so not kidding.

There is a hole in the living room wall; Samson pointed out that it's shaped like an "L."

No water in the kitchen and only cold water in the bathroom. I just washed some cups and silverware in water I heated on the stove.

I was snapping at my kids tonight. It wasn't their fault, but I was snapping at them anyway.

A bagpipe band and fiddling family were giving a free concert tonight by the library.
After a day like this, no way we were going to some bagpipe music.

My kids loved the bagpipes and especially loved the fiddling family. They were both dancing and we were all laughing.

Who can be maintain a bad mood watching pipers in their kilts and sporrans playing traditional tunes and the wee ones a laughing and dancing?

Not I.
Well, not for long anyway.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

National Politics

This Sarah Palin pregnant daughter story is just too much to ignore.
I am not a McCain voter, never would have been but he certainly got my attention with his pick for VP.
However, today I think she was not a good choice.
A woman with a special needs infant and a pregnant teenage daughter has some personal problems to attend to. She really has not business leaving her family; they need her worse than John McCain does.
Did her daughter get pregnant as a cry of attention? Who is taking care of the baby? First Dude?
As a woman with children, I learned that many of my own ambitions and desires were put on the back burner for the needs of my kids.
I can't respect a woman who puts her political career above her home.
There are other women in the Republican Party, women whose children are grown.
Why didn't McCain pick one of them?