Friday, May 08, 2009

Looking forward to the Weekend

Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason. ~Author Unknown

And it seems like this is the case with our local township. Last night we grabbed mom and went to a debate, however, only two of six (I knew of 5) bothered to show. Two of the four no shows, were participating in a charitable race. The reason the other two didn't show up is any body's guess "but it is not because they don't care and don't want your vote." Well honestly if they wanted my vote they could have at least called with an explanation.

Political parties aside, of the six I knew for certain of two that I wouldn't cast my vote for if they were the only people running. One has driven me off the road a couple of times and the other I know more about his character than I want to. And to him, I send this quote.... "If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time."~Abraham Lincoln

So I went basically to hear what two candidates were going to say. Only one showed up. He is very qualified and very articulate. Is he the best candidate? I still wish I could hear from the other. Some questions had to do with communities inside the township which doesn't concern me so I zoned out because the view was magnificent! Oh come on who can blame me....
Mom started getting tired and the seats were not the most comfortable so we left before the debate finished. She wasn't even interested in the gorgeous moon, all she wanted to do was get home into her recliner and watch her Mets. She has bad taste in baseball teams but we still love her.

This morning I debated going for my walk since my sister is in Jersey. But I didn't feel like hearing her so I walked. I took the farm route and then back up the river. I walk a much slower pace than my sister (who is a good 6 inches taller than I). I figure if I am out there I should be admiring the beauty too.
So, I have the man and kids gone, one load of laundry done, the baby raglan got 6 rows and the animals have all been fed, watered and let out for the day. In other words..."it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day in the neighborhood..." bet you sung little brainworm to you for the weekend! Your welcome!!! And to all you mom's, Happy Mother's Day, but seriously, we deserve a week.


cyndy said...

That farm road is always so beautiful...don't know which season I like it best--

Have a wonderful Mothers Day! Send my wishes to your Mom too!

Tam said...

Happy Mother's Day Judy!

Sandie Knapp said...

The baby sweater is totally adorable. I love the colors too.

I don't blame you one bit for checking out the scenery. I would too under such circumstances.

Sometimes I get to feeling a bit smug about how lucky we are to live where we live? Seriously, I can't think of another spot that I could possibly love more.......:)