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I am so glad that finally someone has decided to stand up and do something about the immigration problem.  My problem is all these people stepping up and saying it is a racial thing.  I mean give me a break.  It is a legal issue, not a racial issue.  If you are here illegally, no matter what race, ethnic group, etc. you need to go through the process to become legal.  I mean really, if any of us went into Mexico without a passport or China or really any other country on this planet without the proper ID we would either be put in jail, deported or at worst killed with no questions asked.  I feel that our open arms to people from everywhere is what made the USA the great nation it is, but you need to come here legally.  My great grandparents escaped from Serbia before the iron curtain fell.  They came through Ellis Island, as did the other immigrants.  They had to agree to change their last name as it was too hard to understand in English.  They learned English and assimilated to their surroundings.  They did not expect signs, forms, etc. to be in their language, they learned English.  They did what they needed to so that they could become American citizens and were proud of it.  They understood that you need to go through the correct process to enter and become a citizen of this country.  That is what you do, not hop borders, expect the world to be given to you, not learn the language, and then whine when the government finally takes a stand to take care of this epidemic of illegal aliens.  I mean I personally would be a bit insulted if I was of the ethnic group that needed all these forms, advertisements, etc. in Spanish instead of English, as it would make me feel like I was too stupid to learn another language.  Do you see signs in Chinese, French, German, etc…  No, just Spanish.  I mean really, if you are going to live here, learn the language.  I know if I went to Paris right now I would be hard pressed to find anyone who would go out of their way to speak English to me unless I was showing them I was trying to speak in French.  I know when I have gone to Mexico nothing was in English and no one tried to talk to me in my language, so why do we spend so much money every years adding two languages to everything, it rather pisses me off, but that is for another post.  I just hope Arizona stands their ground and that Obama would leave them be and instead backs them and other states on laws that need to be enforced.  The American people cannot keep supporting illegal immigrants and it is about time someone did something about it.  Till next time….

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It has been exactly two weeks since I had my throat surgery (tonsils removed and UPP).  I am now past the excruciating pain of even swallowing my own excretions, which was about more than I could take, but now I have the feeling of something stuck in my throat.  I guess I now have scabs all in the back of my throat from both procedures, so that is causing this tickling feeling that makes me wish I could just cough up this thing stuck in my throat.  I don’t think that would be smart though, as I would probably start bleeding pretty bad from dislodging the scabs this early in the healing.  I could really see me though doing this hacking thing like a cat until the hair ball comes flying out and then I would be happy, well maybe.  Since this discussion is a bit gross, I will go ahead and end it on that note.  Till next time… ;o)

Last year at some point my kids introduced me to Facebook. It was about the only way I could keep up with my one son and his fiance, but little did I know Facebook would turn into my nemesis. One day I had been sent all these gifts to a game called Farmville. I was tired of the 100+ gift requests so decided to figure out what was going on. That was the day I became hooked to FB games. From there I went to Farm Town, Mafia Wars, Cafe World, Fishville, Fish World, Fish Isle, My Town, etc. I quit playing the fish games when they decided to start killing off my fish by making them sick, which really upset me. Nothing worse than opening up your game and seeing these cute little fish who are now floating upside down. I have become a skilled farmer, mafia kingpin, grand town builder, and now I waste way toooo much time playing games. The problem is they suck you into playing. I mean you are trying to wean off the games and then your request box becomes filled with gifts, friend requests, mystery boxes, and you name it and you can’t just let it sit there and expire. I mean I have the biggest farm you can have in Farmville and it is so full of stuff that I have no room for anything else, but I keep accepting anything you send me. I just can’t stop. How in the world did this happen? I am one of those who has never played video games, don’t own a game console of any sort, have thought about a Wii, just cause I like their exercise programs, but I am just not one to play games like this. Now, I find I don’t want to stop, as my town buildings will turn red and lose money, my farm will spoil, my pet in Petville will run off to the pound, and my granddaughter loves to see “Pinkie” when she comes over, and my dogs will run away in Farmville if I don’t feed them every day for 14 days in a row. See how they suck you in? Then the best stuff always takes game cash, which you normally can only get if you by it with real money. That makes me mad as I am not going to spend money like that, but then that limits what I can buy and do. I am one of those who doesn’t drink, never smoked, don’t cuss, I guess my main vice is eating, but this past two weeks since my throat surgery I have found eating is over rated and hurts, but I guess I never understood how a person could be addicted to something until now. I mean the games are not going to kill me like drugs or alcohol would, but it is killing my muse, my creativity, my time that should be dedicated to my art is instead getting eaten up by these stupid games. I like they way they don’t have a pause button for them to where you can pause everything and then start it back up once you are ready to come back. I mean in Mafia Wars your properties are shutdown and you lose your money. In My Town your buildings go red. Fish games your fish die unless you check on them at least one a day. These game programmers know how to hook you in and keep you. Well, I think it is time to go cold turkey. Goodness, this is going to be hard, but I think it is time before you see me on some intervention show. Well, that is probably a bit much, but I’m not getting any younger and I need to quit wasting the time I have left on some silly game. Till next time …

I had my tonsils out last week and a UPP, which basically means they cut the dingling thing out of the back of my throat for sleep apnea.  For 48 years I was told I did not have tonsils, let alone needed them out, but went to my ENT and guess what, I not only have them, but they need to come out.  I tell you what, this is one of the most painful things I have ever had done.  It has been almost a week and I am still having to force myself to eat soft foods.  About the only thing that is tolerable is Frosty’s from Wendys.  I never understood how someone had to force themselves to eat, but now I completely understand.  I just spent the last 20 minutes forcing down a cup of yogurt, as I have to eat something or my diabetes gets goofy.  I read somewhere on the internet that in adults the first healing takes up to 10 days and then there is a second healing which takes another 5 to 7.  Wonder if I am going to lose some weight, but could have thought of a better way to diet – LOL.  So, if your doctor tells you that you need your tonsils out, get a second opinion or at least understand that you want some good pain killers and you are going to be in pain for a while.  Till next time…

For those who are interested I am a fiber artist.  You can see my work at www.sassythreadworks.com or www.sassyfiberart.com.  Well, there is this large, very well-known art fair here in Fort Worth, Texas, called Main Street.  I was in it last year as an emerging artist, but this year I ended up on the wait list at #3.  The festival started Thursday and I just got a call tonight asking if I wanted to set up for the weekend.  I mean really, think you could have given me any less warning?  I would have loved to be in Main Street, but I am not a full-time artist, yet.  I have two jobs and try to work around them to make my art.  The problem with this is I have to know if I am going to be in a show at least four weeks before so I can get items made, rent a tent, etc.  I had given up in being in show for the first half of this year, as I did not get juried into any for some strange reason, so decided this year I would make stock, build my internet presence and make 2011 my year to make the show circuit.  That being said, I sold my big display doll “Prudence” at my last show and without here I do not have anything to really draw people into my booth.  I also have never bought a tent, as I have tried to be in shows that provide that.  So far that has worked, but it also makes it impossible to setup at the last minute when a good opportunity comes forward.  Hmm, seems like that is the way it always is though.  When you have time to do something you do not have the money to do it and when you have the money, you have no time.  In this case they called, but I am not prepared in anyway to accept the challenge.  I probably could have made some decent money this weekend, got my name out, and received emails and such through the rest of the year from the exposure.  But, on the other hand, it could have been a terrible weekend and would have lost money, but now we would never know.  Oh well, I guess it is time to get to work in the sewing room so I will be ready next time.  I am on the wait list for another show in May and who knows, they may just call the week before.  This time maybe I will be ready.  Till next time…

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