Hi everyone! I'm back - after many adventures and special days.
Happy Easter! I hope you had a wonderful Holy Week finishing up with the celebration of our risen Lord!
On Saturday we had family over to our home. Daughter #1 and family made their first road trip here with the babies. A 3 1/2 hour drive and the boys did really well. They also did great staying at Baboo and Mimi's house, and meeting everyone. No crying. Such sweet boys! I'm glad it went well so that they all come back soon. This Mimi is proud!
Mixed in to the weekend was a major challenge for my hubby. He had a kidney stone attack and had lots and lots of pain. I have never experienced stones (thank God) but I understand it's as rough as childbirth pain. We made an ER visit, and he got some pain pills. He was all set up to have a procedure done to go get the stone out on Wednesday, but passed it on Tuesday night! Yeah! Kidney stones are strange things. Such a mystery on why some people develop them and others don't. Hubby has had them before and diet changes don't make a difference. He just gets them. Poor guy.
Easter: Did you watch the live production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" Sunday night? Oh my! It was wonderful! I was so impressed by the singing, the dancing, the set, the emotion it provoked. Very well done! Daughter #2 and I saw a live version in Charleston a few years back and Ted Neeley, the man who portrayed Jesus in the movie, was Jesus in it. I loved it BUT I think John Legend did an amazing job. The whole cast really. If you didn't see it Sunday night, perhaps you can pull it up on line.
Speaking of online... okay, am I the only one who thinks it's a bit crazy that people are so upset that Facebook info was 'stolen'? I mean, come on... I love Facebook but I have known since day one that you don't put up any information that you are don't want being public knowledge. I worry more about store websites getting credit card info, etc. but Facebook? Those who get into it can get your name, your birthdate, and can learn about what you like and dislike. Duh. Have you not noticed that after a post about a subject, then commercials pop up that have to do with it? Facebook knows my age so the ads tend to lean towards products for my phase in life. I laughed when I saw bladder control panties commercials! Now, when it comes to trying to sway you politically... which I think it really what this is all about, I again say REALLY? Duh. I am pretty secure on my social and political beliefs so maybe my account was not used. I certainly didn't get Trump-favored ads. Ha! They knew it would have been useless! I guess there is a segment of people who are gullible and are swayed... but not me!
The bigger question or concern is about the amount of lies that is out there all the time. Finding truth is harder than ever. We used to be able to turn to the news networks and feel comfortable that we were getting info straight. Not anymore. I have a friend who worked for a Sinclair TV station awhile back and she has been warning us for awhile about their power and grip on the affiliates.
As someone who used to work in media (eons ago) I still believe that most reporters are doing their best to give accurate information, without a slant. If bosses are mandating reporters and anchors to say things that seems biased, then they need to speak up. I know - the fear of losing their job and being blackballed is real and scary. But, saying nothing about it is wrong. It's a tough situation for news people today.
Sinclair owns a lot of stations around the country. Fox stations - but other ones too. You can easily google and find out which local stations are owned by them. Maybe you should watch a different news source. Just saying...
Speaking of news and facts: The crazy, disgruntled woman who went to Youtube and shot some people... she is not white, and doesn't have an easy name to say, but that does NOT mean that she is part of a bigger terrorist group...or that she didn't have a right to be in our country. Again, don't go where it isn't! Her family was concerned because she was unstable and contacted police. Again, warning signs were there and she slipped through. Sad. But, I'm so thankful that nobody innocently died from her gun.
I continue to go back and forth to Raleigh to help with my adorable grand babies. They are 5 months old now and thriving. Those smiles they give to me melt my heart! I am experiencing pollen twice this season tho. We had it bad here at home a few weeks ago - and now everything is popping in Raleigh and my car got covered in pollen parked there the past couple of days! Better than snow tho.... lol
It's been a crazy spring. Snow and snow up north. Temps going up and down everywhere! Wacky. But Spring can be that way. So, stay healthy everyone....
until next time...
peace to you.