The Christmas tree is down and all the decorations are boxed up again for next year. My angels are in a separate box in the top of the closet. Maybe there won't be as many tears when we decorate next year. We even moved the furniture around in the living room. I like the new arrangement much better. I only took one small piece of furniture out and move everything else around but it makes a huge difference. Now the room looks more put together and not just a bunch of old furniture shoved into a room.
I even have my new fish tank set up on a pretty table. No fish yet. I still need to get some decorations for it and a few plants. I have everything picked out but we are having to nickle and dime it. This payday we bought rocks for the bottom and a small heater. I didn't want guppies or goldfish so the heater was a necessity. Next payday I'll get the decorations and a few plants. Then the fish.
Today we get back to our daily routine. School work resumes and an earlier bedtime begins again. Yes, I let the kids stay up late and sleep in for a week. I will be happy to see things get back to normal. Wish me luck!
Warning: Political Rant to follow
The longer we have our current president the more I worry. Socialism is creeping in and the federal government tries to regulate everything. They take away home made lunches from school kids and require the parents to buy to school lunch. They continue to try to regulate those "weird homeschoolers" After all we teach our kids to love god and question authority. That is a BAD thing. Right? You don't want young people thinking for themselves at all. They need to only think about the democratic party line. No new ideas allowed. No learning from history. Just march in lockstep to what is popular right now. Our right to own guns is in question again after yet another a school shooting. No one sees that these kids have not been taught to value life. Freedom of religion has become freedom from religion. Sad.
Now, just in time for the New Year, our taxes have been raised yet again. No spending cuts and the budget is still not balanced. What would happen if I ran my household like the government runs our country? I would be homeless.
My favorite quote is from Mayor Bloomburg who says that 19 y/o are not responsible enough to carry or own a gun. Yet 19 y/o join the military every day. I guess that is just a toy I see across their chest, loaded with water? And for that Piers Morgan guy? Don't let the door hit you in the ass. Please deport yourself. We don't need the British here telling us we need more regulations. Many of our ancestors left GB because we didn't like how you did things over there. If you like it better over there, go home.
I don't normally get political on my blog. Sorry about that but this is frustrating. America needs new leadership. I didn't vote for the fools in office and I don't agree with what they are doing. I think we are going to have a history lesson in my house today. I may even find my Copy of "Animal Farm" Now that is a politically charged book if there ever was one. It was required reading when I was in high school. I wonder if it is too complicated for school kids now...