Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Ignorance Angers Me

Well, as we all know, the election is over; there is no hanging chad, and a clear winner has emerged.

I, for one, am glad that it is over. It has been a LONG past few months of too many commercials.

This morning, I am angered by ignorance. Jennifer received a text message last night from someone that she knows that said, “If Obama wins, we have all agreed to wear black tomorrow to mourn the death of our country.”


Regardless of how one chose to vote last night, I think that the text message is quite possibly the most ignorant thing that I have ever heard. Is Obama perfect? Of course not- neither is McCain. But come on people, America has clearly spoken for change, and whether we agree or not, HE IS THE PRESIDENT ELECT OF THE UNITED STATES.

Give the man a chance. He ran on the platform of CHANGE. We all agree that we need it. So give him a chance to lead our country- Give him a chance to help revive the economy, end the wars, and do something about the many problems that we have in the United States. Don’t judge his success before he even takes his oath!

I am no political genius, but here are my 3 suggestions to Americans on the day after the elections:

1. Don’t make assumptions about what MIGHT happen.

2. Stop- PLEASE STOP…making this election and the issues about RACE. He won the popular vote as well as the electoral vote. Clearly, more people voted for him other than African Americans.

3. “Ask not what your country can do for you… ask what you can do for your country.” (hm…. Seems like I’ve heard that somewhere before.)

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Honor's Choir 2008

Another year of St. Louis Music Educators Honor's Choir is over. They did a great job! Congratulations Bekah! You were great! (Especially on the part that only 5 of you got to sing!!)

Friday, October 31, 2008

Still Waiting for Trick-or-Treaters!

Happy Halloween!

Halloween has arrived, which means we have survived another week, and therefore another month. WHO HOO!

Jason's surgery went fine, and they think they accomplished what they needed to.
Bekah's foot is well on the mend finally.
Bekah sings in Honor's Choir tomorrow.
I plan to start Christmas shopping tomorrow... sigh.
This is Jen's first election that she can vote in, so the topic at our house is always, "who are you voting for.... and why?"

That is about all...

Happy Halloween.... I wonder if we will have many trick-or-treaters at this house???

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

quick update.... just in case

Just in case anyone out there is still reading blogs, I am updating once again...
  • Bekah's show has ended and she is looking forward to the next audition
  • Bekah is looking at dual enrollment at a local college (as if she wasn't busy enough). We will likely make a decision after she takes the ACT
  • Bekah continues to teach drama, and is officially directing her first show!
  • Bekah seems to think stitches in her foot are a good idea... 2 days before her show opened!
  • Jennifer is working full time, and loves it
  • Jason's surgery for his infected hand is Thursday. OUCH!!
  • Jason has been bowling like a crazy man... he should go PRO!!
  • I am tired... work is crazy, but I wouldnt have it any other way!!
  • I am thinking for auditioning for "5 women wearing the same dress"

I suppose that is all for now...

I am thinking of getting a facebook.... what do you think?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The rains have stopped.... mostly.

They say when it rains it pours, and goodness knows that we seem to have had our share of storms in the Harbison family. But, it seems that the rains have mostly stopped.

We have moved into the new house, and it is coming together slowly. I couldn't leave well enough alone I suppose, so I had to paint just about every wall in the house... and some needed to be primed first. It was a lot of work, but it is done. We are mainly settled, now we are just hanging things on the wall and replacing things that we had forgotten that we had lost. I guess this is why people have wedding showers... it is EXPENSIVE to buy everything all at once. But, we have been blessed, and we are doing okay.

Jason's staff infection.... well, all I know to say is EW! or GROSS! He goes back to the surgeon on Tuesday for a final decision on what happens next.

Bekah's show opens on Thursday. We are excited for her, but we all (including her) are ready for it to be over.

Jenn started her full time job and LOVES it. I am sure that she will do well.

Well, for me, it is a CRAZY time of year at work. It is budget time, and program catalog time, and development time, and marketing plan time..... and the list goes on. I love the variety of my job, and I love being busy, it is just a lot at once. It is all good.

On a more personal note, I am really missing M&D R, SH, and A, and RAW. There are a few others that I miss too, like BS, and SF, but I cant force people to remember that I exist. Oh well. Live and learn. I hope all are well.

So, we are just a few weeks from the election... anyone want to share who they are voting for? Is anyone still undecided? Does anyone still read this blog?

Thursday, October 09, 2008

It's still pouring....

Good news- We are in a new home, and we love it.

Bad news- Jason contracted a staff infection from the flood and while he feels fine, the infection in his hand is spreading, and he will see a hand surgeon soon so they can open it up and clean it all out.

More bad news- The girls and I were in a car accident last night. Everyone is fine... my back and neck hurt a little... but I will be fine.

Good news- We are still breathing.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

You Must Be Kidding Me

I feel like I have reached the end of my rope! Last night, one of our cars was broken into! They say when it rains- it pours... BUT ENOUGH ALREADY! Jason had 2 laptop computers in the trunk that he had brought home tonight to fix, but was too tired so decided to leave them so he could take them back to work today. After all, no one knew that they were locked in the trunk, so it shouldn't have been a big deal. They also took our GPS system, and my late grandmother's bowling bag.

I know I keep saying that it is just "stuff" but this is getting really old, really fast.


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ups and Downs...

I just came back from a work retreat.... and here is an update:
  • I still LOVE my job... more and more everyday
  • My car cost 18.00 to fix (THANK YOU LORD!) such a weird thing.... 600 dollar transmission fix is a lot more stressful than an 18 dollar exhaust shield
  • Things are very sad here today... we just unexpectedly had to put my mom's dog to sleep
  • House update.... we are moving this weekend.... renting until the insurance people figure out their issues... it is temporary, but it will be ours for now (the lease has the option to buy)
  • We still need several things to set up our new place, but we will work it out
  • God is still is good

Sunday, September 28, 2008

You must be kidding me!

For 2 weeks, I have been dealing with the loss of all of my worldly possessions... and I feel like I have managed well. After all, I have my family and friends, and it is just stuff after all. But, the reality is that it was MY stuff... and OUR stuff.... but I have held my head high and done my absolute best to keep a good outlook.

Well, today that changed. I AM SUPER IRRITATED! I have had enough. Today, while I was driving, I heard this very disturbing noise. Guess what? NOW I HAVE TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS! Will someone please tell me how a car with less than 60,000 miles on it can have TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS? UGH!

No more good attitude from me- at least not for today- I would just like for something to be easy... just once!