About Deb / Being Aunt Debbie

Single, mother of 2 adult children and grandmother to 5 beautiful grandchildren! I crochet, make jewelry, hand-poured soaps, and whatever else I can get into! I love Medieval History, castles, all things Celtic. I love animals, rock music, Mexican food, writing, learning, and good movies.

What’s Eating Aunt Debbie?

The following is my opinion. If you don’t like it, fine. Move along. You have your opinion, I have mine. Simple as that.

Book Banning: It’s a no-brainer. If a child wants to check out a book in the library (school or public library, no matter) that’s too mature for his/her age group then the librarian can decline to check that book out to the child. Certain books can be flagged within the system to help the librarian so she doesn’t have to strain her brain.

Most of us don’t live in tiny, protective bubbles. We swear when we stub our toes. We swear when we get pissed off. It doesn’t show a lack of intelligence. It’s real life. Say the f-word once in a while. It’s really a stress reliever! PS Most people have a little class and don’t blurt out the f-word in Church or in the school PTA meeting. So, stop judging people based on the words they use! It says more about you than it does about them.

Secretary of State with the power to overturn an election? What’s the point in voting if your vote doesn’t matter? If your state’s officials can overturn the election if they don’t like the results, then what the hell is the point? What is going on in this country anyway?

I am against abortion. I am pro-choice. Yes, you can be both! On one hand, I don’t believe in using abortion as a form of birth control, because a woman knows if she wants to have a baby or not. If she doesn’t, there are many forms of birth control available at low and no cost. (I know birth control isn’t 100%.) On the other hand, I don’t believe it’s right for any of us to make that choice for someone else. If you don’t believe in abortion, then don’t get one, but a 12-year-old child who is raped and becomes pregnant should NOT be forced into having her rapist’s child! She’s still a child herself. She didn’t have a choice in becoming pregnant, did she? If a pregnant woman finds out her child will be born with a fatal defect…for example, Anencephaly. That child will not live longer than a few hours, maybe days, without a brain. PERIOD. The woman, her husband, and the physician should be allowed to make the choice of terminating the pregnancy. Why make the parents suffer this birth that will leave them more heartbroken and grief-stricken than they would if they aborted the pregnancy? What about Ectopic pregnancies? There are many situations that a woman may find herself in where she might consider an abortion. The decision is hers to make, along with her partner and her doctor. It’s not about killing babies! It’s about CHOICE – a choice that is most likely, the most difficult decision any woman will ever have to make! Let HER make it! It’s none of your damn business and it sure as hell isn’t any business of the government or ignorant politician! I swear this country is inching closer and closer to a scenario straight out of The Handmaid’s Tale.

Trump – Lock his ass up. Sick of hearing his name, his voice, or anything about him. He’s a criminal. That’s all I have to say.

What’s eating you these days?

Friday’s Funnies – My Faves This Week – RETURNS!!

Hello! Long time, no see! I’m trying, really I am. It’s so hard to get back into the swing of things. I seem to have enough energy for what must be done but no extra energy for the things I like to do. Believe it or not, this is my 4th post this week. Can you believe it? Haha.

It’s been so very long since I’ve posted Friday’s Funnies! I thank you for hanging in there and being patient! Without further ado, here’s this week’s collection! Enjoy!

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There ya go! What do you think? Do you have a favorite? I think my fave is “Fuku Den” and “Dick Pops.” Good grief. Can you imagine serving something like that to a group of kids having a sleepover, without realizing what they look like?! Big snort!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. It’ll be warmer here for a few days. Honestly, I’m sick of being hot or even warm. Bring on Winter! I’m ready. I’m stocked up on toilet paper, canned goods, and other pantry staples. My warm blankets are out, and my electric vests are ready for use! I also found hoodie blanket sweaters so Dad and I stay warm and toasty. Propane company, I’m ready for your shit! Haha.

Until next time,

Aunt Debbie

Some People…

I have been hearing a lot of people complaining lately that businesses are closing because they can’t find workers. I’ve heard those same people comment “People just don’t want to work anymore” and I think it’s pretty close-minded and unfair of them to say.

Yes, some folks don’t want to work. Those are the same people who soak up everything they can get out of every type of assistance available to them, even though they can work. But on the other hand, considering the damage done to all of us by the pandemic, some folks just need extra help. Some families are in great need of shelter, food, and clothing; our basic human necessities. In many cases, having a full-time job doesn’t pay them enough to meet those basic needs so they turn to SNAP, Medicaid, cash aid, or some other assistance program. Can you honestly blame them if they can take better care of their families on assistance programs rather than working a full-time job for minimal pay? I’d do the same thing if I had to. Wouldn’t you do the same in order to take care of your family? Your children? The fact is, if employers would pay their employees a living wage, then maybe they wouldn’t be losing employees and face closing.

Here’s something to consider: A single mother with two children earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour needs to work 235 hours per week, the equivalent of almost six full-time minimum-wage jobs, to make a living wage. (Taken from the Massachusets Institution of Technology, A Calculation of the Living Wage, May 2022.) Doesn’t she deserve better? Shouldn’t she be able to take advantage of any assistance programs available to her?

Unless you have experienced the same issues as those you complain about, you will never understand their hardship. There are many things to consider before bitching and passing judgment on others. I have written about this before. You can read it here.