There has been a problem lately at several gas stations: they have run out of gas! Yes, that’s right, completely run out, like a Third World Country running out of resources! How can this happen? They said they were having problems at a refinery, so why then can’t they just import it from elsewhere? How can so many stations just run OUT? What does this say about the economy, now slipping further and further into a recession. People go to fill up and they see signs on the pumps saying gas is unavailable. We have already paid up to 1.30$ a litre which is bad enough…and now THIS? Yet another way Canada just sucks! The idiocy of this place never ceases to amaze and astound me.
As well, I heard on the news that we are running out of cancer drugs in this country too and for an “indefinite period.” How can this happen? How can you just run out? Poor planning on someone’s part; they should think ahead, people! Take inventory, know what you need, account for extra, keep track of what’s used and order more supply BEFORE you completely run out. It’s not that hard of a concept, whether it’s gas or cancer drugs.The stupidity of people truly stuns me.I think it’s a bunch of half-witted dolts running this country, and this economy.
I got the book “The Help”. I am now on page 70 and enjoying it.I had to go to the nearest bigger town 20 min. away to even find the book; they don’t sell it here in this backwoods redneck town; I guess they figure no one can read, ha ha. I was also surprised to hear on the radio that the movie based on the book won’t be released either here or in the bigger town either. I’m really not surprised. We never get ANYTHING good here and even when I did go see the latest Pirates Of The Caribbean movie it wasn’t in 3D like it was supposed to be, at least not here. I normally read the books first anyway before I see a movie and I generally like the books more as they give you more background and details that are often left out of the movie. I find you get more of the story in the book, plus you can compare and see how they changed things in the movie different from the book. I have always loved reading and when I get a good book I can’t even put it down. It takes me an average of 4hours to read a 500 page book.
Another good thing about going to the ashram soon is I get out of this godforsaken going nowhere hick-ass town. I hate it here, I really do,and I can’t wait to leave.The ashram is actually in a big city and I mean BIG city; at least 1 million people, not like here,and the funny thing is when I move there I will be coming around “full circle” as it’s where I was born and lived for 17 years! It will be kind of neat moving back where I grew up and have my happy childhood memories, and it’s a plus I know the streets and how to get around and use the public transit and where everything is and I can actually SHOP again,too! 🙂 I miss having places to go to; here all there is is Walmart. Hardly a big thrill.In the city they have theatre, fine dining, all that city life has to offer and that I miss.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Canada sucks!More examples: after the rioting in the UK they have rounded up, arrested, been to trial, convicted and jailed thousands of hooligans already, over 1000 of them. In Vancouver, however, they have yet to make even ONE single arrest of the hockey losers that rioted 2 MONTHS ago.They have all kinds of excuses, incl. saying they have to send images to USA for “special analysis” and that can take 2 YEARS. Spare me. They’re inept here and we all know it. My guess is they expect people to act like rednecks and think nothing of it; no big deal(and afterall, what do you EXPECT from hockey trash), whereas in the UK they don’t put up with it and this will act as a deterrent to any future rioters.
As well, C Difficile has been found almost epidemic in several hospitals here and has killed several people. I guess they don’t clean well enough.Now you get even sicker if you go to the hospital.How ironic. They also said on the news a guy had this rare brain tumour and without surgery he’d die, except the problem was this shit-less country doesn’t perform it and he had to go to USA, but it cost 200 000$ so his family sold their home and had fundraisers, etc. and raised the $$$ and he had the surgery, but when they submitted in the bill for the gov’t to cover(they are supposed to fully re-imburse the cost of any medical procedure you have to get abroad if it’s not available here) they claimed it was an “elective”(non-necessary) surgery and refused to pay! Our healthcare sucks, the gov’t sucks, this country sucks.Major “suckage.” I wish I could leave, except I haven’t got the $$$ to move so all I can do now is is expose their idiocy and complain. 😦
I heard on the news that people are now petitioning Sesame Street to make their popular Muppets Ernie and Bert gay and to have them get “married.” This has got to be the stupidest thing I have ever heard. Why does the gay agenda always have to “gay-i-fy” everything and hijack everything? They’re friends, they’re roomates,some people even think they might be brothers; why do they have to make it perverted and unnecessary? Why make it into something it isn’t? The spokesman said they’re puppets; they’re sexless. Good for them!They’re not giving in to this ridiculousness. All this in-your-face propaganda and indoctrination to force acceptance of the gay lifestyle is disgusting. NOT everyone agrees with it and it shouldn’t be flaunted, glorified, and shoved down society’s throat like that and be brainwashing kids.
I used to watch Sesame Street when I was in Kindergarten. It used to be good then, back in the 70’s. It taught kids counting and letters in a wholesome unbiased way. When my oldest started watching it in the early 90’s it had declined considerably. By then it had morphed into this Politically Correct brainwashing crap that touted feminism, sending kids off to daycare, career bitches, and environmentalism. Now the gays have joined the bandwagon and it’s no longer just about learning your ABC’s and counting; it’s political activism and propaganda. For this reason my kids don’t watch it. It goes against our conservative Christian beliefs and is trying to force the ways of the world onto kids and now the gays want kids to think homosexuality is normal and ok too.There is really no reason that 4 and 5 YR olds need to be exposed to this so young.It’s just not appropriate or necessary.
I still haven’t heard back from the ashram yet if they have a spot for me but I am hoping to go mid-September, once our 13 YR old has had his yearly cancer check up and to start the kids into 2 weeks of homeschooling routine before I pass it off onto my mother,plus our son is also coming for a visit next week and I want to see him!.My mother was disappointed thinking I’d be leaving “this month” but I have to hear back first and to get my saris I ordered(I got an e-mail saying they’ll be shipped out this week and arrive about 2 weeks later.)and I practiced pleating on a bedsheet and it actually worked, so I’m ready to wrap a sari! I’m excited just knowing it’s soon!
I am excited to go, like a kid excited about going away to camp. My hubby sarcastically chuckled to the kids I was going to join the Hare Krishnas now. Ha ha, very funny.(He also snarked being bald I “already have the right look.”) Everyone is welcome at the ashram and there’s no pressure to join.I have been reading their blog and am impressed how every month they bring hot meals to the homeless shelter. I will have no problems getting along with them either as they have the same high moral standards that I do.It will also be nice to be somewhat “sheltered” from the sin of the world and be among other pious austere,disciplined people and it is a retreat as there’s no TV, computer, and I won’t be reading my magazines. It will solely be a quiet place for thinking, praying, study,spirituality,getting away from the world and the stress and worry of life, a break from routine, a nice cultural experience(almost like going to India and they serve Indian food, have Indian music and even have cooking classes!)and I will also be glad to be back in the city again and out of “Bumble-F*ck!” I need a break, a change, a new life, and some hope and optimism. I also need to distance myself from my toxic family and unhappy life.
I admit though I AM scared and nervous as I don’t know anyone(even though I’m sure they’re nice and will be welcoming) esp. with my Social Phobia. I will feel like my first day of school! I have mixed emotions and feel torn on it; sometimes I can’t wait to leave and other times(mainly at night) I’m glad I’m still here with the kids,but it’s something I definitely need and need to do. My son and cousin said that they “hope I find what I’m looking for”(she also added that with all the drama in my life that my “life is like a TV show” and that it’s “interesting” but that she “wouldn’t want it.”) Well, *I* don’t want it either; it’s one of the reasons I’m leaving! I just hope with MY “luck” that they don’t reject me or something, because I’m married and they only accept single people, or because all the spots are full, or whatever….I really NEED this to work out…
The 12 YR old, 8 YR old and I all have what I call the “Family Headache.” Our heads are like barometers as we can always tell when it’s going to rain; the air pressure drops and all 3 of us get headaches. It never fails.(We get headaches when we fly from the pressure too but that’s another story.) This headache is different than my usual blinding and immobilizing “brain tumour” headache; it feels differently and I can tell the difference. Even if the weather forecast doesn’t mention rain if we get the headache we KNOW it’s going to rain, and it always does. It’s the weirdest thing, but also very reliable in forecasting rain(so won’t leave home without an umbrella!)
As well, most of us are just getting over a summer cold.My cough ended up lasting 12 days in fact and I thought it would never go away.Leave it to us to catch a cold in the heat of summer.
In 3 short weeks is back to homeschooling. We always start the day after Labour Day. We use a mixed curriculum which incl. Switched-On Schoolhouse CD ROM’s and Alpha-Omega for the highschoolers and Alpha-Omega, Spectrum phonics and language arts, Complete Mathsmart, and Alphaponics and “Little Patriots” series books and McGuffy readers for the younger grades. I teach the grades below highschool, except for math past grade 3 as I struggle with even that.We teach Bible, math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and reading.
This year, the youngest(who is only 4) starts grade 2 because he’s a little genius. He can already count as high as he can until he has to do something else, multiply and divide, read, name the planets, and identify and find countries on a map,etc. My hubby also got him the Saxon math which is the advanced PhD of homeschool math curriculum….waaaaay beyond my ability so either he exchanges it for an easier one or he can teach it himself; I have enough trouble with the easier ones! He might be able to do it but I can’t and I’m not “asking” for even more stress and frustration!
As well, we have a change this year, with me going on retreat to the ashram for an unspecified period of time(may be a month, to a year, or even longer) I won’t BE here to teach so my mother has to do it in my place until I return. (My hubby teaches the math and helps the highschoolers but he also has to work). That’s the thing about homeschooling; it’s flexible, as well as allows you to teach your morals and faith(they are censored and banned in public school) and the kids are free of school violence and bullying and inappropriate things they teach there like sex Ed, enviro indoctrination, occult,and other anti-godly things.Besides, it makes the kids smarter ,and more independent and more creative.Their friends have said they’re jealous and wish that they were homeschooled too. It’s NOT “easy”; I won’t lie, it’s hard work and many times I’ve been tempted to give up but it’s best for the kids and now we soon begin our 20th year. OMG, I can’t believe it; no wonder I need a break and it makes me feel so old!