Opinions from an Non-political Person

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I’m going to give you my disclaimer first, I have never been a very well educated person when it comes to politics or government. As an adult, I know what I need to get buy, like filing taxes and not disobeying stop signs. Eight years ago I voted for President Obama because I liked his logo and thought he could deliver. Who knows maybe I was just tired of all the white guys. Yes, I’m white. Does that make me racist? Probably, I think anymore we all are. Welcome to America!

Very early in the primary my husband devoted his alliance to Donald Trump. Trump immediately showed support for coal miners and guess what my husband is. Hilary Clinton went so far as to threaten or promise, however you see it, to shut down all coal production in the beginning of her presidency. Smooth move there Chica! Currently coal supports 174,000 American families, that’s a lot to cut off so early on.

So, job security is the main reason my husband is voting Trump, but it’s not just that.

The Donald

It’s ironically funny to me because, back when Celebrity Apprentice was airing on NBC in 2009, I said then, Donald Trump should run for President. My rationale was we needed a businessman in the white house not a politician. We needed someone who could fix our national debt and bring American jobs back. Here is an obviously intelligent man. You don’t get to a position in life like his without more than an average intelligence. My husband’s other reason for liking Trump is he’s straightforward. He has no filter. My fear is having a President with no filter could get us in hot water when we need a diplomatic kid glove dealing with other nations.

  • Pro Gun
  • Pro Life
  • Can handle his Benjamins
  • Supports new Mommas
  • Likes Pretty Women
  • Pro Coal

Madame Secretary

I’m not sure if this is a logical argument but I haven’t liked her since she kept Bill. In 1995 Bill Clinton was found to have had an affair, and was subsequently impeached from his presidency, with Monica Who-cares-now. I understand every marriage is its own beast and the damage done when one cheats. However, even back then I felt her only reason to stay with him was political. Every decision she has made has not been a family or country focused one, it has been a greed for power, and political one.

One problem she has created for herself by being in the political forefront for so many years is everything she has said is most likely recorded somewhere, somehow, unless of course it was via email. The media loves showing us video of her not so many years ago showing her disapproval of gay marriage yet now she’s whistling the wedding march and saying how she has always supported the LGBT community.

She is Pro Choice and has been quoted as saying an unborn child has no constitutional rights. Here is my weigh on that: to be a natural born American citizen you have to be born on American soil, even if it is an embassy in another country. Therefore, her statement is true. Until the child is born, on American soil, it isn’t an American citizen to have rights. Until this election it had never occurred to me that children had rights. Now, to show just how Old School my parenting is. In my house, my rules are law. They come before local, state, or federal governments. I am the Dictator in the Parker Nation. As a person who works in the Public-school system I can tell you way too many parents forget this but that is another article.

  • Caught in numerous lies
  • Pro Choice
  • Claiming to make college free but not raise taxes
  • Supports Planned Parenthood
  • Doesn’t support Coal

What about this Johnson guy?

The only third party candidate on all ballots in all 50 states is Gary Johnson. To be honest if I could find a direct stand from him on coal he would have my vote locked in. He may be on the fringe of being a hippy with his liberal ideas about less government, but compared to Clinton and Trump who want to regulate everything under the sun, I’ll take it! I’ve watched several interviews thanks to YouTube and I like how he doesn’t sidestep the questions. In an interview on Bill Maher, about energy, he even admitted it was going over his head! Bless his heart! Not sure he was in the States during the last 8 years since he thought coal was at an all-time low due to the free market and not Obama and the EPA. Oh, sweetie, well the good news is as President you can have committees do your thinking for you.

  • As Governor of New Mexico, he not only balanced the budget but had money in the till.
  • On immigration, who better to understand than a guy who lived right there at the border.
  • Not the brightest crayon, but likes all colors and differences.
  • Pro Choice
  • Legalize Marijuana (this right here explains everything about Gary

8th Grade Government Class

Now then let’s take a quick trip back to our 8th grade Government class. We live in a country which is governed by a democracy. Our government has three branches: the Executive (President), Legislative (Congress, writes laws), and Judicial (upholds the laws). When we vote we are not voting for a dictator, we are voting for someone who when presented with ideas from the Senate will sign on the dotted line, therefore making it a law, or veto. What makes this election so important is there are Supreme Court Justice seatings that the next President will need to fill.

” Because federal judges and Supreme Court justices serve for life, a president’s nomination decisions are in many ways his or her most important legacy. Many of these appointments will serve long after a president’s term of office ends. Whether or not the results are a “combination of Justinian, Jesus Christ, and John Marshall,” these choices can have an impact on generations to come.” US History.org

This means we want to vote for someone we can trust to fill those seats! So do we vote for a Liar, a Pothead, or a Loose Cannon? The Donald? Madame Secretary? Or that Other guy? Continue Reading

Breaking the Ice, and Getting Reaquainted

Hello Old Friend! Long time no connect! WordPress recently reminded me of our anniversary and like any newlywed who forgets a special day, I felt bad. I started this blog about a year ago and, whereas, it is always on my mind it seems to settle at the bottom in the kaleidoscope of tasks I try to accomplish every day.

So, what has been going on?!

My youngest started Kindergarten in August and I had glorious dreams of fully embracing my inner Artist. However, reality has a way of twerking one in different positions. First off, it’s all about the Benjamins. Since I will have student loans until I’m in my 60’s a steady income is needed. I started back at working part time substitute teaching. I love it and hate it. I love that I can pick my days but hate the role. When you are a full-time teacher you build a rapport with your students and you set rules from the beginning that students adjust to. When you’re the sub it’s a different set of kids and classroom routine each day. I don’t use my teaching license to work full-time because I want to be an Artist and with all my other obligations I honestly don’t think I have time to work outside the home every day. Quick shout out to the Husband, if it weren’t for his hard work and good job I wouldn’t have the option.

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So what is my normal day that I have lost time to blog and don’t have time to work a regular job?

Ready?

Hold on, its going to get bumpy….

First off I don’t really have “normal” days. I literally have to look at my day planner every night to know what is going on the next day.

I am: a substitute teacher 3xs a week.

A football Mom 2 games a week.

A cheer Mom 2 times a week.

(This will change to Basketball and Cheer Extreme Mom in a couple weeks.)

A   Pink Zebra Consultant and

A possible Thrive promoter.

Ope, and a negligent blogger.

On top of those titles and their responsibilities I have:

A house that looks like a tornado hit

And 6 children to keep up with

Oh, and Husband is graciously giving me money to haul wood as of late.

There are not enough hours in the day or parts of Jenn to go around.

Under all this though, is a happy woman. My children are happy and healthy. Our drama level has been hovering at, right around 4% which is nearly nothing, HooRah!! My marriage is better than it ever has been. I think it has taken the poor guy the first 10 years to come to grips with my crazy Libra self.

I am not happy with my career though. I guess I should quit saying I’m not an Artist because whether I sell my creations or not I still created. Days come and go then suddenly a whole week has passed where I haven’t even gone out into my Shed. This is a matter of prioritizing, organizing, and energy.

To address the energy issue, I have started the Le-Vel Thrive for women system. I bought a four-part system of: Balance at night to help detox, capsules with lots of water in the morning, followed by a shake that I actually started craving by Day 3, and a patch that keeps me going all day and I look like I’m quitting smoking. Today is Day 4 and it really is delivering what it promised! I am overweight but I’m not a fan of women who look like twigs so I’m fine with being heavy. It looks like I could hold my own in a strong wind. However, I have no energy, cramping legs, and according to my Dr., heart issues. My past behavior has been to watch what I eat, cut sugar, drink more water, and walk everyday. I would stick to it for about 2 days so I needed something that would give me a jump-start. I kept putting off trying Thrive because of the cost of it. However, when I look at how much I spend to see the Dr., on fast snacks at McDonald’s, and over-the-counter supplements its worth it! I wanted to change how I felt without changing my lifestyle.

As far as priority and organizing….I tried 3 tasks a day last week and accomplished some but still didn’t make it to the Shed. Three things a day was a system I had read about for goal setting where I would write 3 tasks I wanted to accomplish for that day.

Example:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Laundry Mow Vacuum pool Kitchen Bathroom
Girls clothes Living Room Car Paperwork Boys room
My room Girls room Refrigerator Dining room Wash Dog

 

The idea was if I got the 3 tasks done when my head hit the pillow I would feel like I accomplished something. It worked in a way, except I was too tired after teaching to really get anything done.

So this week I’m doing the hour at a time idea. Since the kids got on the bus I have changed my activity from housework to business every hour. So far so good, I’ll update you next week because YES! I plan on blogging more. When I went back over my previous blog posts I was reminded how much I like writing and that I’m not half bad!

Thanks for the ClipArt at    Tired Mom Clipart