No place like home…

Going out to have “fun” always sounds like a good idea, right? Then I think about the traffic the crowds, the expense, and if I really want to leave my house… Husband and I are usually in a agreement.

We actually tried to go out and do something last weekend that didn’t involve getting food or running errands, but it wasn’t to be. I suggested that we go to the gun show, just to browse, do something that seemed very Texas-like, maybe even end up with a small gift for my dad – a shirt or something else he would like. So, Husband and I drove the 15-20 minutes to venue, only to end up leaving because there was NO PARKING… not even for someone who drives a small mid-sized car. I realize that a gun show in a lot of places, including Texas, and especially on Veteran’s Day would be a pretty hot ticket, but I wasn’t prepared for it to be that packed. lone-star-2028578_960_720

This is a recurring theme when Husband and I decide to do almost anything in our corner of Central Texas. You can’t eat at a restaurant without a wait, so you change your plans. Then  you get stuck in traffic  on your way there, wherever that might be, and then you can’t even park once you arrive. Over and over and over again, and it matters little what time of day or day or the week.  If you do manage to make it to your destination and park your car, likely you will be too warn out to enjoy yourself unless you got a really early start.   WP_20170211_17_37_36_Pro

I really appreciate just being at home. I’m not the biggest fan of cleaning, but I love hanging out and listening to music, playing with our two cats, or helping Husband cook meals. After driving to and from Austin for work four days a week, there is nothing like just being at home .

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“Americanism…

not globalism will be our credo.” – President Donald J. Trump

Are we as a country ready to embrace this idea yet?

I was very sad to hear about yet another terrorist attack in our country yesterday, October 31, 2017,  especially that NYC is dealing with Islamic terrorism once again.  I, like many Americans, am not against the idea of people legally immigrating to the USA but I have concerns about the intentions that people have when they come here, and that terrorist attacks continue to be a possibility.  This reminds me of another Donald J. Trump speech I heard last year, which included the snake analogy. If you haven’t heard this before, I invite you to take a listen.

I don’t think that further restriction on my rights as an American are the answer, but I believe that knowing who is coming into the U.S. and enforcing the current immigration laws will help keep our country safer.

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My thoughts and prayers are with NYC and the families affected by this tragic event.