Earworm – God Bless The USA

I woke up this morning with a few scattered thoughts and this song on my mind. I can only hope things will get better soon. I wish everyone would stop and think about what our flag represents. Think about those who died for our right to protest and to speak freely. Think about other countries who have governments that rule with an iron fist; where citizens have little to no rights. Think about our Great Nation, the USA, and what it would be like if we were to come under dictatorial rule. What would happen if we lost the rights we have become so used to having? We take our rights for granted, don’t you think? We must stand together now and hold the American Flag high.

Being a Patriot is about standing up for the Constitution of The United States of America, supporting our government, and standing up for our country as a whole, not just certain groups of people. Our government is not perfect, by a long shot, but change must come about peacefully and according to our laws. Let us unite and fix what is broken instead of ripping it completely apart.

Thoughts Today

I will be forever grateful to those who fought for our rights and freedom in this country. But I’m very worried about what is happening right under our noses. Our rights are being eroded away, slowly and methodically. Racial and religious discrimination is on the rise, as well as the inequality of opportunity. I worry for us, for our children and grandchildren, and for the future of The United States of America.

Here are just a few great quotes from a few great men that came to mind this Memorial Day. LET US NOT FORGET.


“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt


“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” ~Abraham Lincoln


“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” ~Abraham Lincoln


“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” ~John F.Kennedy


“The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.” ~Samuel Adams


“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” ~Ronald Reagan

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I hope you’ve had a lovely and safe weekend, my friends.


Do You Remember The Excitement?

Do you remember your very first apartment? Do you remember how you felt when you first moved out of your parents’ home and into your own place? I do. I was so happy! I was excited to be able to start living my life. I was thrilled to have a place to call my own. It was so awesome to be able to clean my house when I wanted to clean it, wash dishes when I felt like it, do laundry on my schedule, etc. I could eat when I wanted, cook when I wanted and shop for the groceries I wanted to buy. I could arrange my furniture in my living room just the way I wanted to. I could decorate according to my tastes. I could do what I wanted, without consulting my mother or have her interfere. She still tried but it was my life now and I was happy to start living it!

That’s the feeling I want my daughter to experience. That’s how I want my son and his girlfriend to feel. I want that for them. The excitement, the thrill, the freedom.

For months now, I’ve had both children back home. My daughter and her son, now age 15 months, and my son, his girlfriend and their baby girl, who is now 10 months old…add to that my dad, 4 cats, 2 ferrets and an iguana, all under one roof. This house is very small and I’m not sure I’m going to make it! Don’t get me wrong. I love them all dearly. I will always worry about them no matter what.

They really do need a place of their own so they can live their own lives without me always being there to help them, clean up after them, guiding them. I need them to be independent. I need them to be free.

I need my life back! I need to feel excited about cleaning my house again. I need to feel free to do “my own thing” again. Is that selfish? It feels that way sometimes but then other times I feel like “Hey, I deserve to live my life now. I’ve been busy taking care of them for a long time. I feel like now it’s my turn.” Is that so wrong?