Busy Busy!

There is so much going on, every day it seems! I wish for just a few more hours between work and bedtime so that I might get it all accomplished! Surely I am not the only one who feels like the to-do list is never quite all done? Oh you feel that way too? Thank goodness! I’ve been meaning to write for over a week now. I have so much to say. I want to talk more about money. I want to talk about things that I think will make me unpopular, but I think someone ought to say them anyway. I want to talk about peace in relationships. In life decisions. My adventures and how they are coming along. There is so much to share and muse over. But there just doesn’t seem to be the time. It is not lost on me that this busy, go-go-go life doesn’t lend itself to peace. I am well aware of that, my friends. Oh peace…I do miss you.

Picasso's Dove of Peace

In my 2.7 seconds before I need go get things ready for tomorrow, I wanted to alert you that tomorrow is the Foodie Pen Pal reveal over on my food blog! I hope you pop by to read about what I got from my pen pal, Sarah in Virginia. She sent me some great treats! The thought that there might be many visitors to my blog tomorrow/Wednesday prompted me to make a change or two to ye olde blog as well so that was sort of exciting. I’ve been thinking about changing the layout/color scheme as well, but tonight was not the night for that.

Y’all, as I have been planning my budget for March it is such a blessing to have my car paid off. Praise the Lord for that! The money is going to a variety of expenses so I’m certainly not frittering it away, but I feel like I can breathe when I look at my budget now. I feel like there is room for adjustments and allowances for a few things where before there really wasn’t. I’m excited to see how this continues to play out.

Quickly – am I the only one out there not reading The Hunger Games? Can we all get over this and move on with our lives, please? Perhaps if I had read the books you would consider me qualified to kvetch. But, as I understand it, there is a large group of teenagers who train to go out and kill each other. Even if they are friends. Kill each other. This is ultimately the point. Kill each other. Sorry nucleus, were we to be in the Hunger Games which everyone seems to be in love with these days, I would have to kill you in order to survive. Sorry Jill and Daniel – I’d have to kill you if we were in the same nominated group. Kill you. Isn’t there enough hate, killing, and other negativity in the world that we could get by without building up and getting stoked about a series of books where the youth have to train to be killing machines? Yeah, I get it – there is more to the story than that or it’s really well written or something. But take all that away and what you have is one more contribution to the world about killing. Sure we needed that like we need more teenagers thinking that Twilight crap is how real love is supposed to be. Call me crotchety, but I’ll be glad when the hype and buzz have faded.

See – I told you, I have unpopular things to say. And that’s not even the biggest. I’ll save that one for another time. How’s that for a cliffhanger?

Go to my food blog tomorrow! And then go by next week to read about the most amazing deviled eggs you will ever have. Hooray for the rain and have a great Tuesday!




Filed under Conflict, Food, Foodie Pen Pals, Money

2 responses to “Busy Busy!

  1. Heather

    Agree 100% with needing more peace. However, a teensy humble defense of the Hunger Games. I read the first when they first came out (and I might have run out to the bookstore to buy the sequels as soon as they were available). I felt it was more of an antidote to the awful emo/whiny/helpless girl ethos of Twilight. Maybe a feminist Ender’s Game?

    But most definitely not good literature. I saw them more like putting on a Michael Bay movie when taking a break from dissertation writing.

    Aaaand I think I just destroyed any possible shred of intellectual cred I had….

    I like the blog. Write more 🙂

  2. Stumbled across this entry on Facebook. Hi, Karen! I think The Hunger Games can be understood in a more nuanced way. They are an interesting reflection on the wages of violence, poverty, and oppression on children, the most vulnerable members of society. In addition, the heroine is a smart and courageous young girl who’s life does not center around romantic love–refreshing!

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