Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Stuff I Think About

It’s been a busy couple of months. Among other things, my little sweet potato has been keeping me busy. She went to the hospital November 20th to get spayed. I hated leaving her there – the look on her little face when they took her in the back was enough to break your heart.  She had to spend the night, and was ecstatic to see that I hadn't abandoned her after all and came and got her the next day. She did great with her surgery and recovery; didn’t slow her down a bit. Once she felt better, we shopped for darling little sweaters and coats for her.  She's wearing one of her little fleece hoodies in the photo. We had some Indian Summer, and had a really warm spell the last few days but, overall, it’s been darn cold since November.  Alas, the 70s from the weekend are gone and it'll be a cold Christmas.  And not even any snow to justify the cold.

Work’s been keeping me über busy. I don’t mind hard work, and I truly appreciate the fairly frequent bonuses, but a raise would be nice. Especially now – our administrative assistant gave notice the same day as our Christmas party, and last Friday was her last day. The boss left for Florida Sunday and won’t be back ‘til the 30th, so guess who’s picking up the slack? Yep, I’m wearing so many hats I can’t even keep up with them. I can’t complain too much this week, though, since I’m off for most of it. And I got a very nice Christmas bonus.  Maybe I'll buy myself a bigger, prettier, more sparkly hat.

So much is going on in the world, it’s hard to keep up with it all. I don’t watch “Duck Dynasty” but, geez Louise, how does one lone man’s opinion become practically an international incident?

North Korea – damn scary. Dennis Rodman – damn nuts. This new despot, Kim Jong-un, who constantly preens and postures and threatens other countries with nuclear annihilation, executes his own family members. What’s he going to do when Rodman ticks him off?

Also pretty scary – Yellowstone. Apparently, the super-volcano’s about 40,000 years overdue to erupt.  And when it goes, they say it's going with a huge, virtually apocalyptic bang.

What do you guys think about Obamacare?   It's something of a field day for the insurance companies, if you ask me. I don’t pretend to understand it, but it looks to me like the premiums are jacked way up and, if one’s income is low enough, the government is picking up the tab. Who’s going to pay for that?!  You and me, I guess.  For example, I looked at some of the available plans, and the cheapest one I saw was over $500 a month.  If your household income is low enough, however, your monthly premium is 0.  People need decent healthcare for sure, but I don’t know that this is going to provide it. Just my teeny-tiny little opinion -- if you want a decent healthcare system, you need to get the insurance companies out of it.

And now I think I’ll go sit quietly and stare, Zen-like, at the twinkling lights of my itsy-bitsy Christmas tree.  They're calming, you know. It’s Christmas Eve tonight. If you’re opening some of your presents this evening, have fun! And have a safe and joyous holiday, everyone!

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Marion said...

Merry Christmas, SJ! I love your new little baby. What a gorgeous, itty-bitty puppy! (My bob-tailed cat weighs 25 lbs...he'd squish your dog!) I'm in total agreement with you on all your comments. As you can imagine, here in the swamps the Duck Commander RULES! LOL! God forbid someone in this country still has religious beliefs and ain't afraid to talk about it. Sigh.

I hope you and your baby have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year!! xo

Serena said...

Merry Christmas, Marion! Since my girl weighs in at 4-1/2 pounds, yep, your kitty probably would squish her. I have no doubt she'd like to play with him, though. LOL.

I know -- I'm so sick of PC. If you open your mouth and say something that's not approved, you'll never hear the end of it.

You going to TN for Christmas? Have a warm and happy Christmas and New Year's!:)

VE said...

Political correctness? When have I ever been that? The gnomes will have nothing to do with PC! As for Obama Care...they snipped off the full title: Obama care to try again?

Mona said...

Serena, Wish You a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year

Serena said...

Long live the gnomes, VE! LOL at the full title of the O-care thingie.:)

Hi, Mona! Haven't seen you around in quite a while. Hope you're well. A happy and prosperous New Year to you, too!

Lee said...

G'Day Serena...nice to hear from you. You certainly are keep out of trouble by the sounds of it...busy hands etc.!

Time to put your feet up over the Festive Season, if only briefly; a time to reflect.

I hope you had a lovely, relaxing Christmas and may 2014 treat you kindly...and generously with a raise! ;)

Serena said...

Thank you, Lee. Happy New Year to you!:)

Skunkfeathers said...

My thoughts on obozodoesn'tcare are summed up that way.

May the rest of 2014 be good to you and yours ;-)

Serena said...

Thanks, Skunk, and a great '14 to you, too.:)

I swear, I AM going to post again. Some day.:-)

G-Man said...

Little Sweet Potato, hehehehe.

Serena said...

She IS, G-man. She's very sweet and not much bigger than a potato; ergo, lil' sweet potato.:-)