It's that time again. It's Wednesday so you know what that means!
I want.... to win BOTH of these give-a-ways. I love free shit ( :) who doesn't?) and make it a priority to check in with both of these blogs on a daily basis! If you haven't already you'll want to check out Kaitlin (Life of a Busy Wife) and Jen (Crazy Shenanigans). Both are adorable girls.
I want... Hilary's recipe for apple pie! That -ish was delicious!
I want... people to stop harassing me about Halloween. I'm sorry that as an adult I don't enjoy dressing up like a Power Ranger and using this odd opportunity to eat free candy and booze it up. Power-Ranger+free-candy+booze=not-my-cop-of-tea. It's just not my idea of a good time. However, if it works for you be my guest. No hard feelings, no judgments. Have fun. :)
I want.... the snow to start falling already. We've been bracing for this incoming storm and so far this morning NADA! Grrrr. I love the snow and want it to start already. I'll be spending my day baking (pumpkin-cheesecake muffins), drinking hot cocoa, reading and waiting for the hubs to get home. :) Sounds heavenly doesn't it?
I want... Sophia's (from the Golden Girls) quick-wit and comedic timing. She's freaking HILARIOUS!
I want... to find a book that isn't in the Twilight Series that is relatively easy to read but still entertaining enough not to put me straight to sleep after just 4 pages! URg... This has actually been difficult for me to find since finishing Breaking Dawn. It's so rare to find books like the Twilight series that just sucks you in and keeps you entertained throughout! :( at least it has been for me.
What are you reading? Are you enjoying it?
I want.... All our military to put out of Afghanistan and to carpet-bomb A-stan and Pakistan. Yes, I realize this is a fairly elementary ideal. No, I don't care. Yesterday 8 more soldiers were killed in a series of bombings throughout Southern- Afghanistan. My Brother-in-law, Levi is currently deployed to Kandahar... southern A-stan. News of these 8 deaths bring Augusts' total fatalities in Afghanistan to a whopping 58. The deadliest month in this "War on Terror" since the Marines in Fallujah.
I can't help but just shake my head at the idea of that. It's horrible. I know that Levi isn't the only soldier in Afghanistan. I know that his/my family isn't the only one who freaks out when we read yet-another headline like the ones from yesterday. Honestly, I'm just kind of over it. My patience is all but gone after the last 8 years. I kind of recent the idea that our military being there keeps the terrorists there, and the extension of this idea that if we left they would follow us home. Anyone else hear the "lost puppy" analogy in that? Since when are terrorists like dogs... they'll just follow us home? urg. Maybe my wanting Levi, my husband, and yours (since most of my readers are also milspouses) home for good, then once we're all out decimating the country from the skies above is a simple-minded and (again) an elementary solution but it works for me. And if the "Lost Puppy" way-of-thinking isn't elementary then I don't know what is. Maybe all roads out of A-stan lead back to Finger painting Elementary school.
*Disclaimer: This is not a political post... it is not Left vs. Right. So, please don't take it there. Thanks.
I think that's enough for today. Happy Hump Day all.