The one thing I miss now is getting my kids all dressed up for Halloween and taking them out Trick-or-Treating. That was so much fun. I always dressed up too. Guess what I went as, an Indian Chief, what else? My oldest daughter was Pocahontas one year and then the youngest was when she could wear the costume. My sons preferred to be the cowboys instead of Indians when they were little.
I really miss all of that. I guess I’ll have to just hand out the candy and wait for grandchildren to take out Trick-or-Treating but I’m not in a hurry. Did you kids hear that? I’M NOT IN A HURRY!!!!
I have been volunteering with a local Lego League. Have you heard about them? They use the Lego Mindstorm NXT which is robotic Lego’s. You can go to their web site at usfirst.org and check them out if you are interested in what they’re all about. Each year they have a challenge that has to do with the environment. Last year it was alternative sources of fuel. This year the challenge is on global warming and what you can do in your community to help.
There is a state competition in December and the team that wins there, goes on to Atlanta to participate in the World competition. There will be teams from China, Germany and many other countries. I absolutely love working with these kids. These are our future engineers. Not only do they win trophies, but they also can get schlorships to some pretty impressive colleges just because of their involvement with this so I feel very blessed to be a part of it.
Obama leaves his campaign for 36 hours to visit his gravely ill grandmother. He has a comfortable lead in several of the critical states, but it is a shame he has to stop his campaign at this critical point. However, I respect his family values and hope his grandmother recovers from the illness in time to witness her grandson possibly win the election in November.
I told you that I was adopted by a white family and that gave me advantages I wouldn’t have had otherwise. I want you to understand why I was put up for adoption. Adoption is not a bad thing. It can be when a mother is hooked on drugs and loves them more than her child or if the child is abused and taken away from the parents but that’s not my case at all.
You see, my parents were young when I came along and they could barely take care of themselves and knew they could not give me what I needed. They knew this nice white couple that couldn’t have children of their own and they offered to adopt me. They allowed my natural parents to be a part of my life my whole life along with my natural family. I never felt that I was not wanted by either side.
I was lucky enough to have two wonderful mothers and two wonderful fathers. I have more grandparents than most kids have cousins and am loved by all of them. My life has been blessed from the very beginning and I have passed all that love on to my own children who have a huge family backing them too. So you see, adoption can be a very loving thing to do for your child.
From time to time I have the opportunity to watch a show or two on the PBS channel. There can be some very interesting shows. The ones about opera and ballet don’t interest me at all, but the ones with rock shows, blues and jazz can be very entertaining.
I recently watched an hour show about Austin City Limits. They have always have great talent and often cutting edge artists in their lineups. This particular show had Pinetop Perkins in it. Surely this was one of his last performances. He is so old, but still banging those ivories. He looked really dapper in a bright red suit and red derby hat. He is quite the showman and a great entertainer.