August 24, 2015

Just Livin'

I guess it's time to stop apologizing for my absence. When I'm not blogging, I miss it. But, at the end of the day, I often have more important things to do. So, let's discuss some of those things.

In recent weeks, my kids started school.
Dain's in 4th. Rory's in 1st.
He really needs a haircut.
She really needs to stop getting into my makeup.

Cheer kicked off with a camp and our first football games of the season.
I'm in charge of 61 girls, ages 5 to 13.
Pray for me.

My boss paid me to attend a golf tournament.
Basically, I networked while riding around in a golf cart drinking free booze.
Have I mentioned how much I love my job?

My best friend's daughter turned 14.
We had a girls' day and shopped 'til we dropped.
Happy birthday, Bri!

Britney Spears tickets have been purchased.
Christina and I are going to have a blast.
It'll be my first time seeing Britney and my first time in Vegas.
I can't wait!

I also have tickets to see Craig Ferguson at Minglewood Hall in November.

The second half of 2015 is looking bright.
What have you got going on in your world?

August 03, 2015

All Lives Matter

I'm not in a good mood today. Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. My debit card number was stolen. Someone used my card four times at two different Walmarts in North Carolina. Thankfully, my bank's fraud department caught it and alerted me. I'll get the funds back and receive a new card. It's still a nightmare and a huge pain in my ass though. I also got some unfortunate news about cheer. I won't go into the details. Just know that some major changes weren't communicated to us in a timely manner. Now we're scrambling before our season kicks off in two weeks. Fun times!

However, my problems seem minimal compared to the evil in our world. A Memphis policeman, Ofc. Sean Bolton, was killed in the line of duty on Saturday. It should have been a routine traffic stop. Instead, a man out on supervised release for armed bank robbery, shot and killed Ofc. Bolton. I have so much respect for the men and women who put on bullet proof vests for me every day. Why doesn't everyone else?

I could get into a huge rant, but I'm going to keep it simple.

Not all cops are assholes.
Not all cops are murderers.
Not all cops have an agenda.

And to quote Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong, "As a community we say so often as a theme — black lives matter. And at the end of the day, we have to ask ourselves, do all lives matter? Regardless of race, creed, color, economic status, what profession that person holds, all lives matter. And this is just a reminder of how dangerous this job is."

RIP Sean Bolton
United States Marine
Memphis Police Officer