SNOW tossed into it.
Get yourselves prepared now for when it starts, because the storm front looks rather large and imposing.
I've already brought a shovel BACK into the house, in anticipation for clearing the sidewalk and steps to the garage.
The REST of our Hoosierland weather will include (you guessed it) snow showers beginning early today (off and on) and then becoming steady for the remainder of the day into tonight. Expect cloudy skies, too. Temps will only creep up to 32 degrees, so you know whatever snow we DO get will stick around.
Be mindful of any salt and plow trucks out there, too. Keep well behind them, and practice CAUTION on the roads during rush hour later on this afternoon. Take your time - your destination isn't going anywhere, kapeesh?
*** First off of the driveway is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
MARCH 13 -
---It's National Coconut Torte Day
---It's National Earmuff Day
---It's National Good Samaritan Day
(EVERY day if you truly are)
---It's National Jewel Day
---It's National K-9 Veteran's Day
---It's National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day
---it's National Napping Day
*** Next up, looks like we survived another DST "shift". Still a waste of TIME for me.
DARK again and drags out daylight another hour (and it doesn't really affect outdoor lighting usage until summer, when the days are actually longer.
MAN has done (by changing clocks)...it's a cosmology thing (earth revolving around our sun).
More GOD than man involved here, that's for sure.
*** Next, there was a dead body found in a house over the weekend. here's the story link:
(ugly little house, too...near Oxford)
Police are treating this as a suspicious death ('ya think?), and were going door-to-door asking neighbors if they might have any information related to the death.
*** Next, there was a really GOOD "op-ed" in Sunday's paper about schools and vouchers.
Now, I'm not going to go into a rant over this (done that), so let's make this YOUR assignment. Take the time to read up on this and then feel free to comment your hearts out, okay?
*** Next up, and in a related story, there's this:
*** Next, U.S. Attorney for Northern Indiana, David Capp has resigned. Here's the story:
RETIRE later this year anyway.
It kind of sucks to see someone who made some POSITIVE arrests (gang-related) around our area over the past few years.
Hate to see someone of that caliber leave.
Hope his replacement is AS effective.
Lord knows OUR area need such an individual busting the bad guys.
*** Next, the local hellions took to another property they doin't belong, and were playing football on it.
"huh?" and "we're not doing nuffin". I said "you kids are always where you're NOT supposed to be"...simple as that.
Thought the street was good enough for them (at least there, they stood a chance of getting hit by some of the speeders we have that the police never bother to catch).
There's the McMillen Rec Center (close enough) that has plenty of room, and there's the Renaissance Pointe YMCA that has activities, even in the evenings, like in THIS story:
JUST cater to men, but YOUTH as well, and would provide these latchkey kids with SOMETHING other than the ability to trespass at will in our neighborhood.
All it would take is for baby-mama to drop them off and pick them up...or, I'm sure someone at the center could do that much for the kids if they want to become involved with giving these kids some positive influences.
(sure beats making noise by tossing rocks into empty trash-bins, because the boys have nothing else to do (except piss me the hell off when they encroach on our property).
*** Next, let's leave the mayhem and stupidity behind, as we stop on by "Kitten Corner"...
|Playing with "Mommy"|
And, of course, there is always napping time (good day for that today - see above).
|Loves that shag-a-delic rug (baby).|
|The 2nd bird to use the feeder (so far).|
|That's Mangy on our fence.|
*** Last back to the garage...Life is all about what you LEARN.
IN our schools graduate, and start making REAL-WORLD decisions.
(refer to Chris Martin's Sunday Message post yesterday...very good)
Let me tell you this (from experience) - you are the sum of what choices you've made, your parents' influences, those who taught you in school (when the system was nowhere near as broken as it is today), as well as what you learned in CHURCH, and what you came to know what was right and what was wrong.
THERE always was (and is) your self-esteem (but never touted as it is today)...the product of those years and how they impacted upon you, and how you reacted to them. It's no magic bullet, and no "sure-cure", but it WORKS, and a helluva lot better than any program that can be dreamed up.
Better to have children learn early-on about success and failure, for they will encounter both in abundance.
TEACH them to pull THEMSELVES UP by their own boot straps, rather than force this sense of entitlement at so early an age upon them.
Such proven methods wil produce BETTER people in the long run.
Stay SAFE out there, America.