Wednesday, November 02, 2011

What was he thinking?

Why is it, just when you think your adult child is finally on the right path they do something so utterly abhorrent and totally against how they were raised that completely fucks up their life.

My idiot son did that - turned into a thief.

How much is a mother supposed to put up with before she says enough is enough?

I've reached my point I think. I am afraid that if I help him out again it will never stop, and it has to stop. I've given up having a life of my own for the last 22 years for this kid and he doesn't appreciate it.

Living at home rent free with food, drinks, satellite tv, internet, free laundry, hot showers and a warm bed wasn't enough.

I'm done. It's time my adult child lie in the bed he has made and he may have just destroyed his life.

It's time I let go and put him in God's hands.

Monday, September 12, 2011

I never thought I'd see this Day

My son is starting COLLEGE today! Bachelor Degree program at ITT Tech for multimedia & video game design. So proud of him.

I really need to lay off Facebook and post here more often. I've been Facewashed (you know, instead of brainwashed).

Monday, May 02, 2011

Osama Bin Laden Dead...it's about time!

Double HOOAH!

Now I lay me down to sleep...one less terrorist this world does keep...with all my heart I give my thanks...to those in uniform regardless of ranks...you serve our country and serve it well...with humble hearts your stories tell...so as I rest my weary eyes...while freedom rings our flag still flies...you give your all, do what you must...with God we live and God we trust....Amen.

Donald Trump wants to see the death certificate? I want to see Bin Laden's head on a post.

For my cousins Dana and Guy and all those still deployed - watch your six soldiers!

For my son - I'm so glad you are in the States and can't wait till you come home in a month!!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Daddy

November 27, 1945 - April 13, 2007
I miss you.

1460 days

4 years. It's been 4 years since my Daddy died. That day is scorched into my memory like it was yesterday. Still so many things in limbo and undone. Every day seems so much.... "less" without him. I miss his phone calls every morning to check in. So much has happened that he didn't get to see. So many things I wish I could talk to him about.
I'm trying. Most days I fall on my ass.
I'm trying to live my life like he lived.
He tried to get the most out of every single day.
It's just so damn hard without him.

I miss you Daddy. Please send me a penny today.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Got This in an E-mail This Morning......

Alan Simpson, U.S. Senator from Wyoming, calls senior citizens the “Greediest Generation” as he compared Social Security to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats: August, 2010.

Here's a response in a letter from a unknown fellow in Montana... I think he is a little ticked off! He also tells it like it is !
"Hey Alan, let's get a few things straight..
1. As a career politician, you have been on the public dole for FIFTY YEARS.

2. I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS (since I was 15 years old. I am now 63).

3 My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other Americans, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of zero ambition losers in return for votes, thus
bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would have made Bernie Madoff proud.

4. Recently, just like Lucy & Charlie Brown, you and your ilk pulled the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to age 67. NOW, you and your shill commission is proposing to move the goalposts YET AGAIN.

5 I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare from Day One, and now you morons propose to change the rules of the game. Why? Because you idiots mismanaged other parts of the economy
to such an extent that you need to steal money from Medicare to pay the bills.

6. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying income taxes our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again. Why? Because you incompetent bastards spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of money. Now, you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off YOUR debt.

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To add insult to injury, you label us "greedy" for calling "bullshit" on your incompetence. Well, Captain Bullshit, I have a few questions for YOU.

1. How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during your pathetic 50-year political career?

2. At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career, and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the American taxpayers?

3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?

4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or, as usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?

It is you, Captain Bullshit, and your political co-conspirators called Congress who are the "greedy" ones. It is you and your fellow nutcaseswho have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers. And for what? Votes. That's right,sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose of

advancing your pathetic political careers. You know it, we know it, and you know that we know it.

And you can take that to the bank, you
miserable son of a bitch. If you like the way things are in America, delete this. If you agree with what a fellow Montana citizen says, PASS IT ON!!!!

I like how this guy thinks.....




Friday, April 08, 2011

WHAT THE FUCK?

My soldiers leave and earnings statement is showing that his pay is cut in half due to this bullshit government dem vs rep pissing contest and government 'shutdown'. Our Military makes diddlysquat as it is and you dickhead politicians send them out to risk their lives for 'our' country and you turn around and fuck them over? I don't think so. DO NOT FUCK WITH MY KID. He has risked his life while you amoral assholes sit in your cushy offices and live off AMERICANS. Get your shit together or you will answer to ME- Do you know who I am? I am "WE THE PEOPLE......"

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Random thoughts

Did you hear we're going to get a big snowstorm here in the northeast for April Fools Day? It also happens to be my Aunt Jane's birthday - Happy Birthday Jane! You old bitch.

Been talking to Christopher on the phone every day - the reception is so much better than the shitty quality he had in Afghanistan. He's very excited about coming home. I'm still wary and apprehensive. No sense in worrying about it till it happens.

I need to get my arse moving on cleaning out his room and painting and fixing the wall I put him through 3 years ago.

It will be 4 years in 2 weeks since my Dad died. I am still a lost wandering soul without him and it hurts just as much now as when it happened. I've just become better at ignoring the pain for longer periods of time so I can function.

I need to find a local vet that is good with Greyhounds and reasonable. Julieta needs her teeth pulled - bad! If it's going to cost me thousands of dollars I will have to put her down because I can't afford that. The prices vets charge nowadays and all the 'little' costs are absolutely outrageous and it disgusts me.

OK - back to work now. It's Thirsty Thursday - what will you be drinking tonight?

Monday, March 28, 2011

He's back on US soil!

After 328 days of deployment in Afghanistan my son is back on US soil at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Unfortunately, I couldn't be there to welcome him home. He will be coming home to my house in a couple months to restart his life. Hopefully a man and with a much better attitude than when he was made to leave my home.

I'm very proud of him.

Welcome home Christopher!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Alice Cooper was on my train this morning.

Or maybe Slash just cut his hair?
Was interesting to see at 6:30 in the morning for sure.


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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Golf Co. End of Tour Awards Ceremony

2nd 320th Field Artillery Regiment received their End of Tour Awards. My son received an Army Acheivment Medal.


My boy is the one on the left in the above photo.










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Do you know what a VBIED is?

It's a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device, basically a suicide bomber. My son was lead vehicle on a returning mission and was hit head on by one March 8th. They are all OK. His SGT. got a concussion and there was shrapnel in some kevlar. A civilian driving a "jingle truck" (Afghan tractor trailer) lost control when shrapnel hit his windshield and he rolled the tractor trailer in a ditch. He suffered a broken pelvis and two broken legs and was helicoptered out. There was a 30 Ft fireball and the M-ATV was destroyed. It did it's job - it's saved 4 lives.

My son's thoughts on being blown up "It was better than Superman at Sixx Flags! I want to do it again!"

Scary stuff. That happening with only a few days left of his deployment too.

The blast lifted the 33,000lb M-ATV off the ground. All they could see was orange through the glass and then the cabin filled with smoke. My son, soldier that he is, checked his gauges and then drove the truck out of the situation. There was one civilian casualty of which I have heard all the gory details and them only finding his lower torso and legs.

I could only find one small obscure post about the incident online and its "being investigated".

All I can say is - THANK YOU to Oshgosh for making the M-ATV that saved my sons life.

The M-ATV is officially my most favorite vehicle in the world.

Fort Campbell Courier Article on video below

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Most Dangerous Road in Afghanistan.mp4




My son, my soldier was driving the lead vehicle on this mission.

You see that counter over there?

The green one that says "Days of my Child's Deployment.......well........it's going to stop counting very, very, very soon!

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Joss Whedon is a genius

I have been enjoying the broadcast of Firefly on Ovation this week. Even tough I have the series on DVD - I love watching it on broadcast TV. The world missed the boat on this one.