Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I'm no Florence Nightingale

Really I'm not.  I thought about becoming a nurse.  Princess Bear (PB) has had some phenomenal nurses in her lifetime and I admire them.  I did some of the pre-reqs so I could apply for the nursing school program.  Bottom line is I'm no nurse.  I don't like blood and following orders doesn't always sit well.  Consequently I'm not donning a nurses cap anytime soon.  I also have discovered through taking care of PB and some of her extended illnesses that I'm just not the "type".  Perhaps it would be different when it isn't my daughter but recent events have me rethinking that.  My dad has heart issues and they are getting worse.  He came home from an appointment yesterday with a 30 heart monitor and the cardiologist basically saying he's not sure what is going on.  Never a very comforting thought.  Since my grandmothers stroke was caused by a-fib and we already know my dad has that I can't imagine something else being wrong.  I suppose it's never easy watching parents age and fade a bit.  My dad always seemed bigger than life and the ultimate tough guy.  Growing up his friends nicknamed him "the hulk" if that tells you anything.  My dad was famous for shaking hands and rolling the knuckles of people he didn't like.  Nothing like a silent "fuck you!  I can take you out". 

SO, when Mason (the somewhat more than not significant other) called a few weeks ago saying that the Dr's thought he might have had a heart attack I freaked.  Of course he doesn't know this and that's how it will stay.  I'm the one that is calm with medical issues and always reminding him to write things down.  Since he's in NC it's hard because he wants me to go to some of these appointments with him.  I'm beginning to wonder if I was there if I could keep it together.  As it turned out Mace hadn't had a heart attack.  Thank G-d!  That's the good news.  There's always a flip side though right?  He has a leaky heart valve.  The Dr. seems to think that this isn't a huge issue and just watching it is ok.  I guess if there is anything to be thankful for as far as long distance is that he doesn't have to see me freak out.  He's 40 years old and has chronic nerve pain which is taxing on the heart in and of itself and know there is this issue.  Ummmm, at what point is worrying and a game plan allowed? 

Ahhhh, so glad I have this blog because it is way cheaper than therapy and venting is healthy, right?  SO, after taking care of a sick PB for a week and Dad topping it off with the heart monitor I'm thinking that a spa weekend or a good bottle of wine is needed.  If not the brave face is going to quickly shatter.  If you read this all the way through- thanks!  I know I'm whining.  Really I do.  Then again it's that what a personal blog is for (some of the time any way?).  I'm going to sign off, take care of PB and curl up with some good tea to watch Sons of Anarchy.  Escape it is!!!!!!!!!!  Have a good one! 


Monday, October 28, 2013

They're back!!!! (soon!)

As a wonderful reader gave me heads up last night the Farm Kings are coming back!!!  Season 3 starts on December 19th!  What a wonderful reason to sit down and relax for a bit in the middle of Christmas craziness!!!!   I think since this is an odd time that it will most likely show the Farm Festival again and perhaps a wedding (or two?).  I wonder if Maggie dearest will make an appearance once she's Mrs. Timothy King.  The big day is less than a week away now!  I also think they'll do a two part season like they did with season 2.  I wish that they would do more episodes.  There is so much more ground that they could cover and by all accounts things are heating up with the Kings.  Tim getting married this Saturday and Bitty and Joe are both engaged now.  I wonder how long Jessi will be content to be just committed to Pete since they all seem to be heading down the aisle now.  I also don't think Tim & Maggie will wait long to add to their little family.  Anyone want to start a pool on that one?  My vote is that they'll be celebrating their first anniversary with an infant in tow.

SO, GAC or Stage 3 whoever is in charge WHEN ARE SEASON 1 & 2 GOING TO BE RELEASED ON DVD?????

Just a bit of eye candy but take a look... a few Kings are missing.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Farm King Weddings

Well, it's down to the wire time on Tim & Maggie's wedding to be sure.  In addition to their wedding Bitty is also engaged to Cam and Joe finally asked his longtime girlfriend baby mama to marry him.  Out of the three couples in question only Cam has had anything to do with the show.  I wonder if Bitty will share any of her wedding plans on the show.  I wonder if Maggie and Heather will ever make an appearance on the show.  I wonder if seeing his siblings in wedded bliss will give Pete the push needed to marry Jessi.  I wonder when the heck season 3 is starting!  I also wonder why in the bloody hell the first two seasons haven't been released to DVD.

Monday, October 7, 2013

OK....time for another political rant.

No I haven't forgotten my beloved Farm Kings.  There has just been a TON going on here.  Parents with health issues, kiddos with health issues and a significant other with health issues.  I have all kinds of posts rattling around in my brain but this one is going to just keep on pissing me off so in hopes of actually sleeping tonight and working under the theory that blogging is great therapy in and of itself here goes. 

SO, you might ask what is causing this lack of sleep?  None other than our great oh so fearless leader Obama.  The government shutdown started a few days ago.  Frankly the shutdown didn't phase me that much.  Obviously since I'm no longer a Federal employee I really don't have a dog in this fight per se.  As far as I'm concerned the shutdown is fine IF they are trying to work out some sort of budget since that hasn't happened one single year since Oidiot has taken office.  The premise of trying to defund Obamacare while a noble premise to be sure is very misguided at this point.  I think the Tea Party and Republicans should let Obamacare take immediate effect.  Let the country see what a huge and unmidigated disaster it is.  Let it happen BEFORE the midterm elections.  Lets get some more bleeding heart Democrates out of office.  Really I mean the first week of Obamacare was stellar.  It took less than 24 hours for confidential enrollee information to be leaked.  That is for the poor souls that could actually get online and enrolled.  SO let it roll out.  Let people see that it isn't the panacea that it has been touted.  It's not affordable, it's not fundable and its not a good thing for anyone.

So what is really pisses me off about the shutdown?  Hmmm the fact that this administration is trying to make it as painful as possible.  Yep, that pretty much rubs me the wrong way.  It's one more game by Oshithead trying to prove his mightiness to the American people.

Sundays are always a bit crazed here since we have to make 9am mass so I can get Princess Bear (PB) to Sunday school and then get home to tune into the Fox Sports pregame show.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE my 60 minutes of watching the oh so hot Howie Long and laughing along with the boys.  Seriously Terry Bradshaw is freaking hilarious!  The past couple of Sundays had extra things going on so no time with Howie and the boys.  This does not make for a happy Sarah.  So this morning I had PB up, fed and ready to rock in roll.  We were going to make the 9am mass come hell or high water.  Everything was going along swimmingly.  There was the added bonus that my folks were out when we arrived home after Sunday school.  I decided that I would do dishes and give the kitchen a big time cleaning while while watching Howie and the boys.  At least that way I'm being productive in my "downtime".  At the end of the program Howie made reference to the fact that the games today were not going to be make available to the service members overseas because of the government shutdown.  SERIOUSLY??????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????  I'm sure it take all kinds of personnel to make that satalite linkup take place so they can watch the game.

Anyone who is thinking that I'm overreacting and that it's just a football game here are a few more examples of completely idiotic results of the government shutdown. 

The Amber Alert system has been taken down due to the shutdown.  Feel free to go HERE to check this out.  As of 12:45am Monday this site is down and the reason is lack of funding due to the shutdown.  Ummm, since the website has already been paid for and I doubt it takes a lot of man power to run this WHY is it down?  Obviously the almost 700 children saved since its inception are not enough reason to convince someone that it is a necessary thing to maintain. 

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We can discuss the fact that the WWII memorial was barricaded off and that members of a Honor flight had to break it down so their trip wouldn't be a total waste.  Let's talk about the fact that the Administration knew about their visit and request to visit was rejected.  Really?  I'm sure all kinds of personnel is needed to attend to open air venues.  NOW please don't point out that Park Rangers do watch these spots.  I'm aware of that.  What is the salary of a couple of Park Rangers?  These men were already in DC why make things difficult for them?  They have 2 guards posted at the barricade.  How many more would it take to keep a bunch of elderly WWII veterans in line?  More HERE.

This picture brings on a whole other post on the protection or lack thereof at the Border. That should also be a reminder to everyone that while the news on the government shutdown is the top of the news and talk of the town that we really need to keep watch on what isn't being discussed or covered. Again another post.
Shall we discuss that Park Rangers have been told to make life as difficult as possible?  More on that HERE

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Has Camp David been shut down or the golf courses that Obummer plays on shut?  Nope!  Those are completely necessary.  Commissaries for service members and their families to get their food at?  Nope go ahead and shut those down.  More on that HERE and HERE

For more reading on the shutdown feel free to check out these articles.  HERE and HERE.  The last gives a state by state idea of what is happening due to the shutdown.  This is not a complete list by any means. 

Again this Administration is up to their usual tactics and trying to see how the game of manipulation and scare tactics can possibly sway people to their way of thinking.  It's a great way to make friends and influence people don't you agree? 
So I'll get off my soapbox for now. For now- probably not for long because the sheer stupidity of the way this is being handled probably won't let me in good conscience keep my mouth shut.