Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Holiday Hiatus

With school finally out for my kiddos, and the ex hubby coming in Christmas Eve, and with me still needing to get food supplies to make Pennsylvania Dutch Butterscotch Pie, I'm thinking that this will be the last blog for a few days. It's not that I don't love each and every one of you, because you know I do. It's just that well, this is a very special time of the year for me and the kids and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.

Santa has got some nice surprises which I can't wait to share with you when I get back. Also, I did manage in all the hectic running around to get over to Dr. Anna's and get another round of the HCG Diet. I'll be starting that on Christmas Day. I'm gonna do a better job of detailing and profiling my success on the diet and share my tricks & truths.

Just a few days ago, Annie and I were riding over to Kermit via the Kermit HWY. Well, the oil/gas smell was really bad that day, and I mentioned it and then Annie said, "I grew up here, so I don't even notice it." I replied, "That's what worries me baby girl. That you've become desensitized and you won't even know that it's harmful until it's too late." Then she said, "Well, thank goodness I have you, mom. You're like an underground hero." I asked her what she meant by that and she went on to explain that I'm doing things to protect her and other people, but they don't even know it. I'll have to say, she made me feel really good.

I may not truly be an underground hero, but I know a few folks that surely are. For instance, how about Durango? He has asked the FEDS to do something about Mayor Moncrief. His exact words are:


Then there's TXSharon. Wow, she champions the causes of all the people suffering from exploitation of the Oil & Gas Industry. How many times has she challenged the EPA to intervene in Texas and do it's job?

"Dear EPA, I know you are watching us in Texas.

We need federal intervention.

Finally, there's Don Young. He's my daughter's favorite underground hero. His unwavering Protection of the Tandy Hills has now been Annie's inspiration to plant her own Tall Grass Prairie. Here are Don Young's words:

"What makes Tandy Hills so special is the preservation of native wildflowers and grasses. Biologists say that this little slice of land is still very much as it was in presettlement times. I find that to be something of a miracle! A report by the Fort Worth Nature Center notes that the the quality of the prairie grasses covering these hills in an undisturbed state, are the best in Tarrant County, even better than the Nature Center. Another miracle! Tandy Hills and other city parks are by definition NOT places to drill for gas. City leaders need to be protecting the few places we have left, not allowing them to be burdened by shortsighted greed. To paraphrase an official with the Nature Center,"You don't play soccer in the Kimbell Art Museum and you don't drill for gas in a nature preserve."

A big thank you from Annie to all her Underground Heroes! You Rock!


TXsharon said...

Aw, you look beautiful and you are so sweet. Annie rocks! It's our responsibility to shape this world up so she will have a good place to raise her children.

I need to know more about this diet of yours.

Have a wonderful time.

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

I'll be back on line hopefully, Sunday. I'll be documenting the Diet day by lonely day :)

Thank you Sharon, and Annie really means it.

Merry Christmas, be safe and happy, big hugs and wishes...

Anonymous said...

Your majesty just described the proverbial frog in a slow pot of boiling water. Unlike a frog that jumps quickly out of a hot pot of water, this frog slowly boils to death. Unlike attacks like 9/11 and Oklahoma City, eminent domain abuse and other "subtle" attacks to our freedom and quality of life (if allowed to continue) will result in the death of the enviable "American Way". It looks like Annie is realizing that heroes aren't born or fictitious but they are real normal people who say and do what is good and right--not just for themselves but "for the common good". So much learning occur outside of "school" and values are more often "caught" than "taught". When are y'all moving to FW so Annie can run for mayor?

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

Dear Anon,
Thank you for the frog metaphor, that's ironic, because I pondered hard and long over getting Annie a frog in an eco tank for Christmas, but instead visited the SPCA and now Santa is bringing her twin kitties, but shhh...don't say anything.

Isn't it so, the true values are caught and not taught? We parents have such an enormous responsibility and yet a lot of us shirk or avoid that part...the imparting of intrinsic values, the situations that create them.

FW's Can Do Annie for Mayor? Has a nice ring...;)

Jovan Gonzales said...

You look so pretty in your Santa hat!!! I don't even have one or I'd copy you! :p

You know, if I had a kid and he/she said things like Annie did, I'd pretty much feel so awesome that my son/daughter has learned such epic things about life at such a young age. She will definitely be growing up yo do big things because of an awesome mom like you! Must just be the bee's knees. Lol.

I hope you have a lovely Christmas and such. Feasts and presents and family for the win!!!

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

But Jovan, I like your ear muff hat!

Those are very kind words about my Annie! I do know that her little mind is a buzz with all the possibilities, just gotta figure out a way of getting her through those turbulent teen years!

We rec'd your Christmas Card! It's awesome! Loved the little girl on the front. Hope mine gets there soon!

Sending you lots of laughter, hordes of hugs, wispy wishes and Kris Kringles' hearty...HO HO HO!

Jovan Gonzales said...

Watch. The teen years are the BEST! Hahahaha. My mom would actually disagree. We fought a lot during that time. But we're pretty much best friends now, lol.

Oh duh! I got your card already!!! Your family looked so beautiful and adorable!!! ^_^ I can't believe I haven't mentioned that I received it yet! My bad!!!

Durango said...

It is 12/28 and one more trip to the Post Office Box did not end up with a card from Wink.

That Princess Annie is just darn cute. Underground heroes. Where does she learn this stuff? From her mom?

So, you're moving to Fort Worth to prepare for Annie's mayor reign? Will this be coordinated with Jovan's Texas Governornship?

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

I don't know where that darn card got to. Jovan got his and so did all my relatives down in the Deep South. Hmmm...suppose maybe, yours is the one that lost. Do ya think it may show up like 20 years from now? That would be kinda cool.

I'm just hoping that when Jovan becomes governor he'll appoint Annie to the post, I'm sure it'd be just about the process that's occurring now, seeing that only 6% show up to vote. I'm sure the other 94% won't mind an appointee.