Friday, January 30, 2009

To do or not to do, that is the question!!

Good morning everyone,
I got up this morning and got dressed thinking I would go get the oil changed in my truck before we went to lunch with a friend of ours, but after I had gotten my cloths on, all except my shoes and sock, I thought do I really want to get out and maybe have to rush around to get back to get wife before 11:30? The answer came to me, no not really. I figure I can do the oil change after lunch and it will give me something to do after lunch. Wow, a day with two things to do in the same day. So, I took the free time I have to read other blogs and write one, which I haven't done for sometime. Seems like I just never have anything to write about, every day. My sister can write things everyday, but that is the reason why I can't. What you say is he talking about, well you see Barbara has all this stuff running around in her brain, so she has no problem writing any time she wishes. As for me, my brain is full, mostly of worthless stuff, but full none the less. At least that is the only reason I can figure for the way I am. As the saying goes, that is my story and I am sticking to it!

Now for more serious stuff.

What in the world is going on with our government? Does President Obama really think that creating jobs to construct roads and rebuild schools is going to help anything? What it will help is the illegal aliens that are willing to do the manual labor to have jobs, but the Americans that have lost jobs in the computer, auto and retail industry will not go seeking out those jobs. Some maybe but not many. In the first place they don't know how and are not willing to work that hard, another by-product of too many high paying jobs. Plus, how long can we just print more money? Also, where are the checks and balances gone that were supposed to be put in place in the first money given to banks? What are they doing with it? I have heard stories about City Bank getting their first money and remodeling their executives offices, but oh yes they did decided not to buy the new airplane they had ordered. Well, pin a gold star on them. But, they did somehow find the money to go buy up another bank, go figure. In the Salina Journal yesterday is the best idea I have heard of in a long time. A citizen had the idea, that instead of sending billions to save the banks, just give every man, women and child a check for ten thousand dollars. That way families could buy what the need, pay bills that need to be paid and if anything is left over put it in the bank. Wait, did I just suggest that everyone would benefit from this idea? The only people left out of this idea are the politicians that won't get their kick backs. Where is the news media when we need need them to dig into the huge sums of our money and find out exactly why the Democrats are so willing to jump on the band wagon. Here is my opinion, GREED!!! So far, I am not happy with the way things are going under the new President. I said I would give him a chance, and I will, but I am still not happy with his willingness to just give my money away with no one having to be responsible for controlling where it is actually going. What is even more surprising, is the fact that several of my very Democrat friends are also not happy with the way the bail out is being handled. WHAT???? That's right, they aren't happy either. I didn't think I would ever be able to say that, but it is true.

Well, I have had my say and that is all I am going to say about what is in my mind and wanting to get out.

Have a good day and week!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


My 7 year old grandson, Logan, stated to his mom on the way to school this morning, 1-20-2009, that he was upset because he was going to miss recess this morning. When ask why, he said because we all have to the all purpose room and watch the inauguration of the President.

I tell this because there are too many people that feel the same way, I'll miss my soap opera or I'll miss whatever it is that I don't want to miss. This one time people, and I include children, should take pause to consider that this is a great time in history. Everyone ought to put our petty feeling aside and be apart of this history. Weather you like or dislike the new President, he is still your President and will be for at least four years.

How good or what kind of President he will be remains to be seen, but we all at the very least need to give him our support and pray that he do what needs to be done to keep America safe and back on track to economic recovery. Will it be told in the first hundred days as a lot of politicians and media consider as the measuring stick, I doubt it. In fact it may not be the first four years, it all depends on what America is at that time in history.

Obviously the stock market did not respond to President Obama, but then they are probably afraid he will make them accountable. To which I say, sick um Pres.!!!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

More Ramblings

I was doing nothing as usual, I got up this morning with nothing to do and have only got about half of it done so far. In fact, my wife said, you haven't done anything for two days and I said I know it and it's because I am not done yet. A little humor to start the blog with and I know you might have heard this from me or from somewhere else but I have decided to adopt this attitude for my own.

I have been organizing my office for a year and I still find things to make it better, or at least I think it is better. some of it has been done several times. Now I am starting to put together a Hale/Odom family scrap book together. I have had pictures and other items for several years, but only now am I getting interested in putting it all together.

Speaking of heritage, I have found some pretty interesting facts out about both sides of the family. For instance my Grandfather Hale punched cattle with Will Rogers in Oklahoma before 1900. There are other things about the family, I will not bore you with the details.

This is my time of the year, not the weather time, but basketball and KY Jay hawk time. Then of course there is March Madness. Go KU!!!

Coming up Tuesday is a time in history to be remembered, when the first black president will take office. I for one hope he will do the right things and pull our country back on our feet. I don't know why one would want such a demanding job, especially one with small children, but that is his decision and no one else can make that call for him. Can you just imagine what it would be like to be of grade school age and living in the White House? Wow!!!! Of course I lived in a white house as a child but it wasn't the same.

Then, the football playoffs are coming up and I guess I will be for Arizona, only because they will be the under dog all the way, but first they have to get past the Steelers, no small task. There is so much going on on TV this time of year and of course there is American Idol. How do we cope?

Another thing, my delete key isn't working for some reason, what a bummer. Our key board is original, it came with the first computer we bought several years and two computers ago. Luckily we have a new one that can be hooked up easily when ever it is needed. Maybe some one can tell me what is wrong or maybe it will fix itself. As long as I am on this computer thing, I have never been able to push the print screen button and print the screen. I have tried to find somewhere that I can go and turn this action on, but can't find it. Does anyone know where it went?

In the last month we have had 4 friends pass on from this world and we have another two that are struggling to keep going. My daughter tells me it is because I am that age, she did not have to remind me.

It seems like the older we get the younger our minds seem and the weaker our bodies are, frankly I am tired of it all. What happened to my youth, where did it go so fast and why do your grandchildren make you so tired just watching them move around. Oh to be younger again!!!

Well once again you have waisted perfectly good time reading my nothing. Even so, I hope you enjoyed it a little anyway.

Have a wonderful New Year and stay warm, safe and faithful.

I love anyone that has read this garbage all the way through


P.S. Breaking news, my delete key just started working again.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Here it is, 2:30 AM and I am writing my blog. Why? I wish I knew. I went to bed at 11 PM and went right to sleep, then at 12:45 I heard the bathroom calling so I went to investigate. When I tried to get back to sleep, I started thinking about all sorts of unimportant stuff and could not relax, so I got up and worked on pictures for our new digital picture frame we got form our kids at Christmas. It is obvious after loading them in the frame, that I don't know much about what I am doing there either. They are all turned right, but just don't look very good. I guess I will have to read the book....SCREAM.

I think I will go back to the throne room and then eat some toast and try to go to bed again. We have to be up by 0830 so we can go to coffee. Boy, do we lead a loaded life or what?

Of course, my lovely wife is sleeping like a baby. How sweet that would be. I guess it is a good thing she sleeps so good or I would be in more trouble than I already am..... So, GOOD NIGHT, AGAIN!!!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Offically Over!!!

Well, it finally happened, Christmas is officially over for the Hale family.

We gathered, and with 13 grandchildren it is a gathering, at the Holiday Inn Holidome here in Salina. We have started having Christmas there because our little house just is not big enough for 23 people at one time. A fun time was had playing games, visiting and kids swimming. The food was really good and the service was excellent. The only problem we encountered was with the reservation staff. They were mostly completely incompetent. They rented rooms that were already rented, not once but twice. It remains to be seen if all the charges come out right or not.

Our grand children range in age from the twins at 16 to the baby Truman, aka. tiny tornado, at almost 2. for the most part all the kids get along very well, of course there are those times as there are in every family where something has to go wrong and it usually does. But, nothing really bad happened, no missing children, bloody body parts or broken arms or legs. So, I guess one could say it was a successfully good time and it was.

Now the New years is here and what to do. As I get further into retirement I have found that I can get up in the morning with nothing to do and go bed with only half of it done, my favorite saying at this time.

It seems I can always find something to do each morning if only paying bills, reading e-mail, reading the Salina Urinal, oops Salina Journal, and occasionally writing in my blog. We, my sister and her daughter and I, have also started Face Book, but I don't understand what to do with it so I think I will just stick with my blog.

In the past month we have lost two friends and a brother of another friend, all with in about a two week time frame. We also have another friend that is in Hospice and not doing very well, so we keep praying for comfort for her and wait. So sad!!!

My Kansas City Chiefs had a dismal year so I am glad that is over. Now into the playoffs and watching the games I am interested in. I am rooting for anybody that beats the Patriots. I don't really care who wins, but I would like to see a new team take it all.

The best thing about this time of year for me and sports is that the Kansas Jayhawk basketball team is about to enter Big 12 play, Go KU!!!

Well I have about run out of blog, so I will Just say to all that read this:
Have a really great 2009 and we love you all.

Offically over!