Monday, November 29, 2010

Just call me Mrs. Snow

You want to know what? I am not a fan of winter. Especially when I live in places that actually have a big temperature drop, and the weather completely changes. Like when I see clouds instead of sun 90% of the time. Or when it's cold, wet, rainy/snowy and all around miserable outside.

For the last month, I have felt like I was walking through really thick mud. Barely able to move my legs to make any progression to get out of the darn mud. Which means my house, as well as myself, is falling apart. I thought after going through one of these winters, that I might be more ready for this one. That theory has been proven wrong.

So, along with my daily dosage of Vitamin D3, daily exercise, and sitting in front of my high spectrum light while I read my scriptures, I need to do something more. And last night, I was watching one of my favorite movies from when I was a kid: Pollyanna. I know the whole thing by heart, I had seen it so many times as a kid. Anyway, I started to think. I need the glad game. I am one of those old, crotchety people. All I need to do is have a change in attitude. Yeah, winter really sucks. I have no energy, no motivation, and I have a hard time staying warm and then I really get grumpy. But there ARE things that I can be glad about. Starting this month, and for as long as I need a pick me up (and really, it's cold until May here, so sad) I am going to play the glad game. You can play with me and leave a comment, or you can do it on your own blog. I need to find happiness, to find the good. And really, if you just look, it will be there.

Tomorrow, my first glad post.

Today, I am glad I have a slow cooker.

Your turn..........

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Boatloads and boatloads of frustration.

But I'm only going to share one of them here.


Some days I love it. Some days I want to bang my head against the wall.

The things I hate the most??? Politics and religion. There is this one person that 95% of the time all he posts are scriptures from the Book of Mormon. I, being LDS, have no problem with the Book of Mormon. But today, he quoted something about when the voice of the people choose iniquity then they will be destroyed.....oh my freaking gosh. Really? So, just because the Democrats won in your state they are choosing iniquity? I love it. I wonder how Harry Reid feels about that. (To be clear, I fall to the conservative side of things, but I don't believe that either side has it right. If I spent the time to really get into it, I'm sure I'd fall somewhere in the middle. Anyway, back to what I was saying......) I get that we get to choose how we use things like blogs and Facebook. I guess I just don't understand why they think that sharing those sorts of things on Facebook is appropriate. Needless to say, I will be deleting this person shortly. I can't handle it anymore.

Last week, there was even someone that told people WHO to vote for, and which prop or whatever it is they call them around here to vote yes or no or approve. Again, why is Facebook an appropriate place for this?

Last year, someone was very upset about our President talking to the school children and wanted everyone to pull their kids out of school and how she wasn't going to let that man indoctrinate her children. She linked to an article some crazy lady wrote likening him to Hitler and some other crazy fear mongering type of stuff. Really? Seriously.

After reading this sort of stuff, I have made myself my own personal Facebook rules. Here they are in no particular order.
1. Do not comment or post on religious themed articles or status updates
2. Do not comment or post on political themed articles or status updates.
3. Keep everything light, and use Facebook as a way to keep in contact with people.

I think that is pretty basic. I'm working on sticking to it. Sometimes I can't help myself, but I usually am able to hold off.

If there is anyone still reading this, what do you think? Do you have the same frustrations with Facebook? Do you feel like some use it as their own personal soapbox? I think I need to do some deleting of friends before I start to lose my mind.