So much to do, or the Mad Hatter

Ever feel overwhelmed, too much on your plate, all the balls are in the air and all you want to do is sleep? Yeah, me too.

I threw a party and people showed up…. that is an introverts nightmare… It was great, I met a lot of very nice people and got a lot of names, emails, suggestions and requests. The open house did everything it was meant to do. By all accounts is was a total success. However, now there is a pile of papers, on my desk a list of to-dos as long as my arm and all I want to do is sleep.

What do I do? Well I did sleep a lot, then had insomnia for 3 days because I over worried about sleeping to much and not getting to things which not surprisingly, made me struggle with brain power to do the things. 11 days have passed and I am starting to see the end of that pile and list. Truth is, I needed some of that time to figure out how to do the things, that I had not only committed too, but also what you’al had suggested to me. I realized an entire revamp of my website was needed to handle things. Even though I was smart enough to set up a separate email for the FlexSpace (and yes, now I have realized that FlexSpace needs to be one word) however did not realize the mechanics I am now having to learn to use the email at it’s fullest, not to mention the website.

Add on to all the stuff for my personal business, Bassoon Camp is now is full preparations mode and there is a lot to be done for that group. The puppy is really in need of hands on training and my oven after years of struggling finally bit the dust and I had to kick it to the curb. Then the computer and credit card acceptance had to be updated too…uuuugggghhhh

Stressors are a normal part of life, and they do seem to add up really fast. There are so many hats we must wear to just make it through a week. Vit. D, C, and some walking has done wonders, I even got to a yoga class this morning. We all go through these cycles and now I am about to tackle the final papers… then get on to the job of doing my taxes.

The website is now totally revamped. Take a look and send me any comments, or spelling errors, it is always helpful to have other eyes. I am on to all the contact lists and will have them to teachers shortly. I hope all of you will be able to take advantage on one or more of the classes coming up. We also had an overwhelming response to the Death Cafe we are running this weekend so I am confident there will be more of them on the calendar soon. If there is anything you are interested in teaching just let me know and we can talk about the ways to do it and help our community.

Thanks to all of you for your patents. And for those who wanted a newsletter… yeah, I just don’t see that happening. I think that this blog will have to nourish that need of yours, and you can even RSS if you need it coming to your inbox 🙂 or see it pop on your Facebook feed.

So that is all for now – look for class announcements soon.

So – You want my vote?

I am willing to sell you my vote! – Of course there is a catch!  But as far as I can tell, unlike other things going on in this election, it is all legal.

In the 2008 election cycle an estimated $5 Billion USD was spent. That was a record. This year with all of the PACs and those that have been super-sized and are known as Super PACs, I have read estimations of spending between $6-10 BILLION USD.

(Reuters)– Forget the struggling economy. There’s one U.S. industry -Big Politics- that is looking ahead to a record year in 2012. The U.S. elections will be the most expensive ever, with a total price tag of $6 billion or even more, fueled by millions of dollars in unrestricted donations as Republicans and Democrats vie for control of the White House, Congress and state governments.
Now we could go into what projects that money would fund, or the bombs it could build, what bridges that could be fixed, what national parks that could be funded, or whose drug doughnut holes we could fill with that amount of money. However, that would only lead to political debate of which I am trying my hardest to avoid this year.There is however one thing that could be done with that money that we could all agree on.

The National Debt. We end up paying interest payments on that debt which already exceed $430 billion annually! If we could achieve even part of that in savings then we can sit around and debate whose doughnut hole to fill.

Now you say: but this is only a drop in the bucket –

‘The Debt is so much bigger and what if only one US House candidate chooses to buy your vote – that is nothing.’


The Outstanding Public Debt as of 12 Jul 2012 at 03:11:30 PM GMT was: $15,892,612,779.40

I agree it is small potatoes (yes there is an e in the plural form, which is why Danny Quail got it wrong). But it is something. But what if:

What if every candidate did this, and every candidate could get their super-duper PAC to do the same? What if every dime that would have been spent and will be spent on this election was used to bring down the nation’s debt level?  Yes, it would only shave off 10 billion dollars at best estimate but wouldn’t that be worth it?

So, if you want to buy my vote you can! Let me see you do it – Make that the news story for the day. Let me see my Facebook feeds full of your name. For that I would be willing to vote for you. Even if I personally consider you to be the lowest scumbag of a being wasting oxygen on the planet! I will vote for you if you donate all of your campaign funds to the US treasury to pay down principle on the US National Debt. I triple dog dare you – Buy My Vote!

 a constituent who could vote for you.

Are YOU part of the 99%

Most of us are – that is what the people who are behind, at, and in other ways supporting the Occupy Wall Street and now your home town protests want you to realize. 

I make a good living, I pay my bills on time, I have an excellent credit rating… Yet, as I am trying to buy a house I find I can not – Why? Because I own my own business and have been good at it, I have made the proper and legal write offs I am entitled too, as guided by my accountant. Just like everyone else the runs a small business. In fact I learned that if I had an employee that that person would qualify for the loan I can not.