Monday, January 31, 2011

Is It Monday Again? Random

Next time you're at TJ Maxx, check out their selection of reusable shopping bags.  These are .99 cents each and are bright and beautiful.  The first one here reminds me of Cath Kidston and her style.

Besides being well-made (see the snap detail and woven handles) they are bright, fun and useful.


Over the weekend, I took that (very long, intense) class to be able to carry a concealed weapon, passed the written test, passed the shooting test, and am ready to go apply.  Phew!  That's a relief.  

I had a whole lot of fun at the class with a good friend and she was so cute for the shooting part of the testing.  She had only shot a gun one other time and during the test, she hit the target EVERY single time, from a standing position, sitting position, from one knee, from walking forward and backward...all of it.  Didn't miss ONCE.  Afterward, she said "That was kind of exhilarating!"  


Needless to say, her instructor was amazed, as was I.

 "To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them."

 "With guns, we are citizens. Without them, we are subjects."


Also, I did make time before it leaves the theaters and went with a friend to see the movie "The King's Speech" which I am now heartily recommending for fellow adults.  It does have an "R" rating because of some nasty language used by the king and his therapist for speech lessons.  

Other than that, it was a very, very good movie and for history buffs, there's nothing better than a movie based on a true story.  As a bonus, for those of us who love all things vintage, this movie is chock full of goodies to look at:  clothing, buildings, cars, all of it wonderful.  (This movie should win some awards!)


Busy, busy Monday for me (my mammary glands are being flattened into pancakes today!  Woohoo!) and another sports practice season (baseball!) starting this morning before the previous sport (basketball!) has ended by about a whole month!  

I had to have Luke to school at 6:30 this morning for batting practice.  After school, his doctor appointment (for knots on top of his feet!) is followed by another practice for basketball.

I can't tell you how excited I am (not)!


Oh, and the gal at the local (tiny) gas station says gas will be $5/gallon before March gets here --this is what they're expecting.  

Can you see the wisdom in having OUR OWN ENERGY SOURCES?!  Apparently, the
brains" that work in Washington, D.C. are so stupid, dumb and blind they CANNOT.  

And yet they'll laugh with derision at Sarah Palin for plainly stating that energy independence is an issue that is vital to our national security.  (As usual, their hate for someone who simply tells the truth overrides any common sense.)  

I am  so thrilled about the prospect of gas prices once again sending our economy completely into the swirling flush...and right on down the toilet.  

This is not rocket science.  This is simple.  We are supposed to be an independent country.  How can we be independent when we rely on nutcases in the middle east for most of our energy sources?  

It's just wrong.  Period.


How is your Monday shaping up?


Carmen at Old House Homestead said...

Well my Monday was shaping up pretty good until I heard about that $5 a gallon bit! Blech! I guess I'll go fill up the van at $3.15 a gallon. Makes me feel like I'm getting a great deal! LOL!

Unknown said...

Congrats on getting your CCW. I'm planning on getting mine in the next couple of months. My husband has already said gas will be $5 before long. I don't know what it'll take for Washington to wake up! Why should they worry when they're chauffeured around and making the salaries they make? Good luck with your booby squishing today! ;-)

★Carol★ said...

Oh no, it looks like I need to add a stop to The Maxx today! I'm trying to do a week's worth of errands today, before the blizzard hits. Those bags are definitely going to be worth the extra stop!

Unknown said...

I just wanted to say Thank you for saying what alot of us out here are thinking. I love your blog. The quotes on the side are awesome. Keep up the good work. I like all the other stuff too.
Thanks again.

Jeanette said...

Great post today. You've inspired me to 2) get a ccw and a gun to use it with b) check out TJ Maxx for some cute reusable bags c)find a job closer to home because soon I won't be able for afford to drive there! I love my country but our government makes me crazy!!

Mandy said...

Great post! Love those shopping bags - I'll have to go to TJ Maxx Wed. while I'm running errands!

I paid $3.76 per gal. for gas today - will they ever listen to reason?

Donna said...

Great news that you can now apply for your carry permit! One only has to look at the bedlam going on in Egypt to know that it is common sense to own firearms. If rioting happens here, good people will need to defend themselves!

Food and energy prices are going to get downright painful this year, I'm afraid. But it seems that Washington is letting it happen on purpose, so that the sheeples can be further led down the progressive path of control.

Keggy said...

As I was reading the newspaper at dinner I told my husband that we need to go to the ccw class just reading about how the poeple in Egypt are having to defend themselves since the police have left. Need to be prepared in case that happens here.

I may be wrong but I don't think gas will go to $5 a gallon. I think the people will begin carpooling and combining their trips to keep the demand down.

This Christmas I wrapped all my gifts in the store's reusable bags but I didn't shop at TJ Maxx, those are really cute bags.

mary your sis said...

Adorable bags, you're right, they do look like they came from Cath Kidston.
DRILL BABY, DRILL! You're right about relying on the nutcases in the middle east. I say that the environmental wacko's who think we shouldn't drill here should take a few (unarmed) weeks touring the arab countries where we buy our oil. Then perhaps a cruise in the area off the Coast of Somalia would be in order. There the Al Gore types could see how environmentally conscious people in this part of the world are. If they survive their tour, they can come back to the states whereupon they can take an oath not to use another drop of oil for heating, cooling, driving, operating the EPA or using such things as microphones to express their fear of "man-made Global Warming". I say we draft such an oath for these smelly hippies to sign now. What say you??