I have taken on a huge responsibility. I have had this blog for years and barely keep it updated so what makes me think that I can keep up with 2 websites 2 additional facebook pages and a new twitter account even astounds me. I think what will keep me going is the passion for the subject matter.
I have launched 2 websites with corresponding social media apps.
I am really excited and the past 3 weeks have been a challenge but I love being a 911 Dispatcher and this is my way of helping the people and profession I love best. My goal is to post and write as much as I can about current and past issues related to my job and try to keep up with my personal Blog.
Mango season is over......Its been over at least in my yard but at the top of this huge tree is one last Mango. I see it every day. It is taunting me. It is ripe and ready to eat and I have waited patiently for it to fall but so far no luck.
Today my hubby backed up our truck to this tree and it still wasn't high enough to reach. We added a ladder to the back and it was high enough but our poor picker was not study enough to pull it from the branch it is clinging to. It is still sitting up there watching me and teasing me driving me crazy.
I found a couple south of us who have very similar goals as we do. They have chickens and a garden and are trying to eat fresh and buy local. They make water collection barrells and Aquoponics barrells. I purched one of there water barrells and set it up the other day and of course since then we have had no rain to speak of. Today it sprinkled a little but not enough to even cover the bottom of the barrell.
Next week I pick up my Aquapomics barrells. I can't wait!!
Even as I approach my late
middle age and try to act mature and wise, I know that I am very
childish when it comes to truth and fairness. My husband has told me
often that life is not fair and I know this but the little girl in me
cries every time she witnesses an injustice and has to swallow the
fact that people she looks up to are only human and often fall prey
to lies, laziness, greed and politics. I often wonder what happened
to the good guys? I know they are out there because I married one 24
years ago. He saved my life. He is my hero!
I find it upsetting that we have
struggled all our married life to be honest and open with each other
and have tried to impart the same morals of truth and honesty to our
children. We have failed often as parents and partners but we are
human. Thankfully, God gave us forgiveness and the intelligence to learn from
our mistakes. As we have watched our children grow into maturity, we
know that we have not failed to pass along the values and morals
that our parents imparted to us. We have taught them that hard work
and integrity are important but as I watch them enter the work place
I wonder if we were wrong and have sadly misguided our children by
teaching them a fairy tale.
Thankfully my husband kept very little from our children. I tried to protect them from the world but
he came home everyday and told them about what he did and the things
that went on in the street. He told them the stories of death and
life and the good and the bad. He taught them reality but he also taught them to put themselves out
there and help when they could. My hero frequently reached his hand
out to help people and he has made a difference even if it
was only for a brief period of time. Even when he failed or when a
person did not understand the concept of friendship, it did not stop him. He still puts
himself out there and tries to make a difference and I proudly watch my children try to do the same.
Our children have celebrated with us our
success and suffered through our failures and we have survived each
conflict stronger than we were before. I am so thankful that God
blessed me with a partner who was strong enough to accept me with all
my baggage, tolerate my stubbornness and having the tenacity to stay
even when we were at our lowest. I know they say love is blind but my eyes are
wide open and I love this man more than ever. I would not change a thing
do I regret one moment that I have spent with him.
matter what happens in life from this day forward, you have always
been and will always be my hero!
Tonight I plan to get shit-faced and I deserve it. 2013 has been a hell of a year. I am at my wits end but I have learned just how strong I am and were that strength ends. I have been humbled by all that this year has thrown at me. I beleive stronlgy in karma but I can not recall doing anything that terrible to have the year I have had. Maybe its not me but the people around me. Do I blame 2013 on my husband and children? My co-workers? My Mom? Was I just an innocent by-stander of bad luck or am I really Evil Kathy Pate as my hubby calls me?
As I talk about what an awful year it has been I find almost everyone I come in contact with has had the same year I have had. So many people I know have lost loved ones and have had other terrible issues with their health or just plain bad luck. I really havent talked to anyone who has had a banner year. Really bad things have happened to just about everybody I know.
So I am glad to see the backside of 2013 and I am determined to enter 2014 with a positive attitude but only after I get stinking drunk and spend new years morning good and hung over. I get to work New Years Evening and we are planning to have blacked eyed peas and cabbage for dinner for good luck. I plan on eating alot of peas. I need a lot of good luck this year to make up for last year!!!