Ok, so on Friday I was all "feeling good" about things - which was cool. But today is a different day and now I've got a few things I'm not feeling so hot about.
I don't feel stimulated
Nobody asked me or gave me the chance to vote on it, but had I been asked, I would have voted NO for the Economic Stimulus Package.
BUT... since I didn't have any choice in the matter in the first place, I'll happily take our $1800 and apply it toward our costs of living. Like for instance gas, food, or the cost of repairing the front end of my car because our city doesn't have enough money to fill the gigantic
sink pot holes in our roads.
Hmmm, perhaps if the federal government were to help subsidize our state and local infrastructures, our town would be able to repair these roads. But apparently they gave all the money away. No wait that's not true, they didn't actually have money to give away so they borrowed it from China - and then gave it away. Sorry.
One thing that bites though is that our 17 year old no longer qualifies as a child tax credit for us, and so we don't get the money for him - which is totally fine. But what sucks it that since he's still considered a dependent of ours, he doesn't get the money either - even though he earned enough to qualify and paid taxes last year. So essentially, that rebate has fallen through the cracks. But for a few days when he thought he was gonna get $600, he was pretty stoked.
If only there was a law against parental stupidity
I had to seriously bite my tongue tonight. While I was waiting at the hair salon, the woman next to me was pouring Vault Red Blitz down her 2 year old daughter's throat, just because she was whiny. And I'm not talking just a little sip either, I'm talking full mouth around the bottle and chugging the stuff.
How ignorant of a parent do you have to be to not know this is extremely unhealthy for a baby? And I'm guessing it's probably dangerous as well. But I suppose the fact that she was feeding her Cheetos before that should have tipped me off that nutrition wasn't first and foremost on her mind.
If only there was a leash law. What's that... there is?
My daughter has a new paper route and every week I have to follow her closely in my car with my seatbelt unlatched and ready to jump out in an instant, because before she’s done, she will have been approached by at least four different loose dogs. EXCUSE ME... but the last time I checked, a person shouldn't have to feel threatened for simply walking down the sidewalk.
So far she hasn’t been bitten – but come on, if you're going to own a dog keep it tied up already. I don't know, I suppose I'm a little bitter after my parent's cat was killed by a loose dog a few years ago.
And so there are my rants for the weekend. Don't know why I'm crabby today. Maybe it's because I didn't get enough sleep after our big rock and roll show last night. Although I suppose I should feel lucky... our drummer locked his keys in his truck and was still trying to figure out what he was going to do about it at 2:00 in the morning.
Now THAT sucks!