LOVING HARD AND BEING LOVED BACK
IS THE BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT
ONE CAN HAVE.
BEYOND GETTING THE COMMISSIONS APPROVAL THE POSTAL SERVICE NEEDS CONGRESS TO APPROVE THE CHANGE. SO ITS NOT GOING TO BE EASY TO MAKE HAPPEN BUT I HAVE A FEELING THAT IT WILL HAPPEN. I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT BUT WE AMERICANS HAVE TURNED MORE AND MORE FROM PAPER TO ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS. THE NUMBER OF ITEMS HANDLED BY THE POST OFFICE FELL FROM 213 BILLION IN 2006 TO 177 BILLION LAST YEAR AND VOLUME IS EXPECTED TO SHRINK TO 150 BILLION BY 2020. SO THAT SHOWS THINGS ARE REALLY CHANGING. MOST PEOPLE PAY BILLS NOW ONLINE, AND INSTEAD OF WRITING A LETTER AND STICKING A STAMP ON IT, THEY ARE TURING TO EMAIL.
I HAVE NEVER BEEN A FAN OF CHANGE. I DON'T THINK ANY OF US ARE. I PREFER THINGS TO STAY THE SAME BUT IT LOOKS LIKE CHANGE HAS ALREADY HAPPENED..INSTEAD OF BEING ALL UPSET OVER THIS, I FEEL THAT THERE ARE MANY THINGS THAT WE SHOULD FOCUS ON. FOR THE MOST PART WE ALL CAN EITHER PUT MAIL OUT ON FRIDAY OR MONDAY. AND WE ALL SHOULD NOT FORGET THAT FED EX AND SOME OF THE BIGGER TRANSPORTERS OF MAIL WILL STILL BE DELIVERING ON SATURDAYS.
CHANGE IS HARD, BUT IS NECESSARY FOR ALL OF OUR AREAS OF OUR GOVERNMENT. OUR POSTAL SYSTEM INCLUDED.
K JAGGERS ♥
Giovanni sure looks like he had a late night too. Hell, with his eyes a little open like they are, he looks dead. But I can assure you that he is very much alive! I guess I shouldn't have kept him up so late last night! Lucky Cat.. At least he is still sleeping!
Boy little Brittany was a handful on the phone last night. She was super upset with her dad for not letting her wear a skirt without shorts under it. She doesn't think the boys can see her butt, but in fact, when she is walking up the stairs, if there are any boys behind her they can see everything! She said her dad has no idea what he is talking about! Sure glad he is trying to make the right decisions. I don't want her wondering around the school showing her butt either. She is only 8 and thinks she is 20...I can see problems coming down the road. I need patience!
Hope everyone has a great Tuesday. I plan on getting this coffee in my system as quickly as possible and trying to start my day.But not before watching the news and the Peoples Court! I got a lot done off that to do list I blogged yesterday but still I have a ton of things to do. I worked a lot on laundry yesterday but didn't get it all finished. I sooooooooooo HATE laundry. Its one of the worst jobs in the house. I swear if I do start working, I might just pay to have it all taken care of...In the meantime, I guess I will just have to suffer through it!
Spread some love today!
K Jaggers ♥
HE LOVED THE MARINES. HE FOUGHT IN THE KOREA WAR. HE WAS ALWAYS PROUD.
THIS WAS THE MARRIAGE PICTURE FOR HIM AND MY GRANDMOTHER. THEY WERE MARRIED FOR OVER 50 YEARS. I LOVE IT.
HE WAS ALWAYS FUNNY. ALWAYS JOKING AROUND WITH EVERYONE.
HE AGED GRACEFULLY
I HOPE WHERE EVER HE IS RIGHT NOW HE IS HAPPY AND PROUD TO KNOW THAT I AM MORE DEDICATED TO MY FAMILY BECAUSE OF HIM. HE SHOWED ME THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY, LOYALTY, AND LOVE. HE WAS ALWAYS STRONG AND LOVING AT THE SAME TIME. HE TAUGHT ME THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING MYSELF, QUESTIONING EVERYTHING, AND HAVING MY OWN VOICE. HE ALWAYS STOOD UP FOR ME. EVEN WHEN I WAS WRONG, HE WAS BY MY SIDE. MAYBE THIS IS WHY I ENDED UP LIVING WITH MY GRANDPARENTS. TO SHOW ME WHAT LOYALITY IS AND TO GIVE ME MEMORIES AND LOVE THAT WILL LAST NOT ONLY IN THIS LIFETIME BUT FOREVER IN MY SOUL. MY GRANDFATHER ALWAYS WAS PROUD OF HIS FAMILY. HE WAS PROUD THAT YOU COULD TRACE OUR ANCESTORS 250 YEARS STRONG. HE WAS A PROUD FRENCH MAN. IT WAS A BIG DEAL TO HIM TO KNOW WHERE HE CAME FROM. HOW WE GOT HERE TO THIS COUNTRY AND WHAT OUR FAMILY DID. WHAT THEY STOOD FOR. HE ALWAYS USE TO TELL ME IF YOU LOOK DEEPLY INTO THE PALM OF YOUR HAND, YOU WILL SEE YOUR PARENTS AND ALL GENERATIONS OF YOUR ANCESTORS. ALL OF THEM ARE ALIVE IN THIS MOMENT. EACH IS PRESENT IN YOUR BODY. YOU ARE THE CONTINUATION OF EACH OF THESE PEOPLE. SO WHEN I FOREVER LOOK DOWN AT MY HAND, I WILL REMEMBER YOU DAD. I LOVE YOU. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU AGAIN.
HOW PRETTY IS THAT? SO EXCITED ABOUT HOLDING THAT LITTLE BABY. WE ORDERED THE BABY BED FOR THEM ALONG WITH A CHANGING TABLE AND IT SHOULD BE THERE BY THE 1ST. SCOTT WANTED TO GET THE BED AND I PLAN ON DOING SOME MORE BABY SHOPPING. NOT TOO LONG TO GO NOW. JUST A MONTH AND A HALF AND THEN SHE WILL BE HERE. I AM SURE BOTH LAURAS MOTHER AND HER FAMILY ALONG WITH JERRED AND HIS FAMILY ARE JUST AS EXCITED..FIRST GRAND CHILD..FOR ALL OF US..WHERE HAS TIME WENT? I HAVE TO SAY I LOVE OUR FAMILY CROWNING. I HAVE REALLY GROWN TO APPRECIATE ALL MY FAMILY AND LOVE EACH AND EVERYONE ONE OF THEM. LOVE THE HOUSE BEING FULL. SOMETIMES I WONDER IF SCOTT AND I MADE THE RIGHT DECISION TO NOT HAVE ANY CHILDREN TOGETHER. I KNOW WE WOULD HAVE MADE A BEAUTIFUL CHILD. BUT WE DECIDED THAT WE WOULD FOCUS ON THE KIDS THAT ARE ALREADY HERE INSTEAD OF MAKING ANOTHER. SOMETIMES I WISH WE WOULD HAVE CHOOSE DIFFERENT. BUT SCOTT IS GETTING OLDER, SO AM I AND WE BOTH KNOW HOW MUCH IT TAKES TO RAISE A CHILD. WE HAVE MINE, WE HAVE HIS, BUT I CONSIDER THEM ALL OURS. EVERYONE OF THEM LEND ME THEIR HEARTS. EVERYONE OF THE KIDS ARE PRECIOUS. I JUST WANT THE FAMILY TO KEEP GROWING. I CANT WAIT FOR GRAND CHILDREN. I WANT LITTLE JACKSON TO GIVE ME A JACK JR ONE DAY. I NEVER REALLY THOUGHT I HAD ANYTHING TO LIVE FOR BEFORE THE KIDS AND NOW I AM EXCITED ABOUT THEIR LIVES AND FUTURES. ONE THING ABOUT SHARING A LIFE WITH SCOTT IS THAT I GET TO SHARE A LIFE WITH HIS FAMILY TOO. I LOVE EACH AND EVERYONE OF THEM. HIS ENTIRE FAMILY HAVE BEEN NOTHING BUT GREAT TO ME AND I AM PROUD TO HAVE THEM IN MY FAMILY. LIFE IS GOOD. TOMORROW WE ARE ALL SLEEPING IN AND THEN WHEN EVERYONE IS UP WE ARE HAVING A BIG BRUNCH HERE..I AM STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE MENU. I AM FOR SURE MAKING PANCAKES, MAPLE SAUSAGE, HASH BROWNS, FRESH FRUIT, AND SMOOTHIES. I WILL PROBABLY MAKE A LIGHT PASTA TOO..AND I ALREADY MADE SOME CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BARS THAT ARE CHILLING IN THE FRIG. I NEED TO RUN OUT AND GET SOME ORANGE JUICE TOO. WILL PROBABLY SEND BABY IN THE MORNING. SCOTT IS ALREADY IN BED. LAURA AND JERRED LEFT JUST ABOUT 45 MINUTES AGO. SCOTT HOPED IN THE SHOWER AND FELL INTO THE BED. HE DIDN'T WASTE ANY TIME. I NOTICE HIM GETTING TIRED. HE CANT HIDE IT. I THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO FALL ASLEEP ON THE COUCH BUT HE HELD ON. AND I AM SURE HE IS SNORING BY NOW. I WORKED A LOT AROUND THE HOUSE BEFORE THEY GOT HERE, THEN DID ALL THE COOKING AND CLEANING SO I AM PRETTY TIRED TOO. PRETTY SOON I WILL BE IN A HOT BATH. HOPEFULLY I CAN GET ASLEEP BY A REASONABLE TIME BEING I HAVE TO GET UP AND COOK TOMORROW. THIS IS THE FIRST BREAK I HAVE HAD SINCE ABOUT 4..IT FEELS REALLY GOOD TO SIT BACK AND DO NOTHING. I DO HAVE SOME COOKING SHOWS PLAYING. SATURDAYS ARE THE BEST DAYS FOR COOKING SHOWS. THANKS TO OUR NIFTY DVR I AM ABLE TO RECORD THEM AND WATCH THEM LATER. I REALLY DON'T KNOW HOW I EVER LIVED WITHOUT THE DVR. I LOVE IT. SCOTT LIKES IT A LOT TOO. AND IT ALLOWS YOUR TO PAUSE LIVE TV..GOT TO LOVE THAT.
HOPE ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY HAD A GREAT SATURDAY! SUNDAY IS ALREADY UPON US. SUNDAYS ARE FOR RELAXING WITH FAMILY AND RESTORING YOURSELF FROM THE PREVIOUS WEEK. BE SURE TO TELL YOUR LOVED ONES HOW MUCH THEY MEAN TO YOU.
K JAGGERS ♥
OTHER THINGS MAY CHANGE US, BUT WE ALL START AND END WITH FAMILY