Sometimes I get so annoyed at my sister. She asked me to help her with her Christmas shopping and order one of the exceptional kaces trombone case at wwbw for Kaley for a Christmas present, but she didn’t tell me whether she needed the one with the shoulder strap, or the one without the shoulder strap! There is only about a $10 difference in price, so I really don’t care which one it is. My sister might care, though, and Kaley might care, too. I don’t want to buy the wrong one, and I don’t want to have to deal with returns and exchanges. And now my sister is not returning my phone calls or texts, or emails. Sometimes that woman frustrates me to no end!
With Christmas just around the corner, I have tried my best to avoid going to WalMart. But tonight I realized that I cannot put off a trip to WalMart any longer and decided to go shopping very late at night with the hope that it would not be very crowded.
Wrong! That place was packed and there were still little kids running up and down the aisles at 11:00 pm at night! That is pure madness! What is wrong with parents taking their school age children to WalMart at 11:00 at night? There is no way I would have EVER considered taking my children to ANY store past 7:00 at night. In our day, children were put to bed at 8:00 pm and that was that.
Last week my husband and I were driving home from the store and happened to drive past a home that had caught fire. And by that I mean that the house had apparently just caught fire because the fire department had not yet arrived, and flames were shooting out of the windows! We pulled off the side of the road and used our cell phone to call 911, to report the fire. I’ve never seen a house on fire before the fire department arrived! There were other cars pulled off the side of the road as well, but nobody was making a move to run to the house. I suggested to my hubby that maybe we should “do” something more than just call the fire department, but he said that there was nothing else we COULD do, and the best thing for us to do is to not stand around and gawk. So he pulled back onto the road and we drove home.
I found myself praying for the homeowners, and hoping that they had purchased homeowners insurance in burlington nc to help pay for the expenses of picking up the pieces of their lives. I cannot even imagine suffering that type of loss! The next day I saw in the newspaper that the house fire was caused by a grease fire in the kitchen, and that nobody was injured. But the house was a total loss. I’m glad no one was hurt, at least that is something to be grateful for!
Over the years, my sisters have become more dear to me. We have had our ups and downs, but somehow we have always stuck together. If was chance that I was born into this big crazy family, but it was a blessing that my two sisters were also a part of this family. I love them with all my heart.
Guest post by Carol Hawkins
Our state has a terrible reputation for its public schools. Based on national test scores, Tennessee is always in the last 10 rankings of the entire country. That is unacceptable to me – anything lower than 40 means failure of the administrations to effectively teach the children.
No wonder half the kids don’t finish high school here. But instead of making a big effort to fix the education system and make the schools better, Tennessee has asked for an exemption to the “No child Left Behind” requirements of the federal government. That is ridiculous – I hope the Feds say, “No! Fix your schools!”