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#MeToo

A new movement has quickly gained momentum following a tweet by Alyssa Milano's tweet with the hashtag MeToo. Social media has become the way to speak and have your voice heard and this is certainly the trend of the next few days until something new comes along.

#MeToo is a movement that has been created in social media for women to speak out against sexually harassment and sexual assault. Women are hoping that this brings to light for many just how common these problems truly are. The trend became increasingly more popular on Sunday following the reports that many women are speaking out against Harvey Weinstein, a well known movie producer.

Sexual harassment is widely accepted throughout many industries even in today's world. Women for years have known that you sometimes are expected to just keep quiet because the man has more power in the industry than you do and many women still believe that no one will believe them.  Following the accusations against Bill Crosby, another v…

Drenched

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Drenched will be my description of how I will look today as it is raining hard here and supposed to rain all day, while I will be working my courier position today and will be in and out all day in it. It makes for a miserable day!!

Accepting this job at the library was a good idea as I have had to purchase a new car and will have extra payments now, but it seems as though the weather simply will not cooperate. I have either had really hot days or rainy days. Rain makes the job very stressing as I hate wet clothes and I hate being in the rain!

I am well aware that we need the rain as it has been a very dry summer. I am well aware that the rain is good for the environment but I just am not a fan of the wet work that I will be doing. The books will be getting wet and I will be wet. The van will be more difficult to drive and the day will seem to take much longer. It will be a good 4 hours in and out of the rain working. I will probably not do part of the job today as I normally load up …

Gun Fire Erupts While Jason Aldean is on Stage

Gunfire erupted while Jason Aldean was on stage at the Route 91 Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday. Early reports are that at least 50 have been killed and more than 200 have been injured. The gunman has been killed and a woman of interest has been found. Reports are still sketchy at the moment due to the investigation still being very new, but reports are saying that it is the deadliest mass shooting in the United States at this time.

It is believed that this man acted alone and is not linked to any military or terrorist group. Police were asking that a woman be located that they were saying was a person of interest, so I believe that she may have been involved. The reports are not saying that though. They were also looking for two vehicles that they believed belonged to the shooter. The gunman has been identified as Stephen Paddock, who I believe was in his mid 60's.

Witnesses say that the gunfire began about 10 p.m. as the gunman fired from the 32nd floor of a hotel  near where th…

Blount's Disease

Blount's Disease-  As I sit and recall the first day that I heard those words, I was nervous, scared, and not sure what I wanted to do. I did not know what it was and I did not know what it meant as far as a normal life. I quickly questioned God as to why? Why my grand doll? ( Isn't it funny how we always think why me in scary situations?

According to doctors at Columbia University Medical Center website, "Blount's disease is a rare growth disorder that affects children, causing the legs to bow outwards just below the knees.  It is also know as tibia vara. A small amount of bowing is actually quite normal in young infants. However, as most children begin to walk, between the ages of 1 and 2 years old, their legs gradually straighten out.
In children with Blount's disease, the lower legs remain bowed or bow further outwards, which can lead to future problems with walking. Blount’s can be seen in a child less than 4 years of age as well as in early adolescents. &quo…

NFL Takes a Knee

Following a week of stern comments from the President concerning protests during the National Anthem, hundreds of NFL players protested during the games this weekend by taking a knee, linking arms, or completely not coming onto the field while the National Anthem played or was sung. Considering these peaceful protests, many players are saying that they knelt because of the Presidents' comments.

The kneeling began last year while a player was protesting the injustices that are plaguing the black and the minorities in the world. While I feel that we all have freedom of speech, these men are paid millions of dollars each year playing their game and I realize that they have the perfect platform to protest where millions can see them: I also realize that many see this as pure disrespect to our country and those that put their lives on the line daily.

I believe that there is a different place for this kind of protest. Maybe if these players are worried about these issues, which I have  …

Interesting Sights While Traveling

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Most of my readers are aware that my husband and I recently took a vacation that he had purchased for me as a Christmas gift. He traveled quite often for several years while he was working as a mill wright and he is not fond of it, but I thoroughly enjoy it. He needed the time away from his shop though too.

We traveled to Branson, Missouri and drove into Arkansas just because I had never been to that state and I hope to mark most of them off the map by the time I leave this old world. Anyway, while we were traveling, I took many pictures and looking through them yesterday with the grand doll, I realized that I had a few that were a little interesting and I would share them today with you.

This is taken in front of the Ripley's Believe It or Not museum in Branson. The building looks as though it has been through Hurricane Harvey and Maria and the earthquake that just hit Mexico. Believe me, when I say looks are deceiving both inside and out at this particular place. If you have nev…

Bruised and Battered

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Hello world! It's a good morning here on the hobby farm that I choose to call my life, except for being bruised and battered. I will explain more on that later. Just be thankful that you woke up this morning and that you have a breath in you to be able to tell someone special to you just how special they are.

We had a wonderful vacation in Branson, Missouri. The hotel that we stayed in looked like a castle on a hill. It was Chateau on the Lake, which was just minutes from downtown and absolutely an amazing resort! If you enjoy classy lodging, this is it at it's finest! Chateau on the Lake has about all you need if you don't want to leave the resort including dining, bar, a sweet shop, and even laundry facilities for guests. Absolutely one of my favorite parts of our vacation.

We did not take in a show while in Branson, but we did see the Ripley's Believe It or Not museum. I did not care as much for it as I did the one we went to several years ago in Gatlinburg or Pigeo…