Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Emergency Preparedness. Are you Prepared for an Emergency?

     Good Morning bloggers.

      Today's news talk about North Korea preparing for US Attack. North Korean UN Ambassador, speaks about nuclear war, and my household is not ready for it. Is it yours? 

Don't quote me on this one my sources are word of a mouth.
       As I wake up today first news from the NY Post is, North Korea prepares to attack, As per North Korean vice president of foreign affairs told ABC, North Korea is ready to attack "IF"Provoked that doesn't sound too friendly. 
As well as North Korean Kim In Ryong UN Deputy Ambassador informs that a Nuclear War might start at any minute

     I was told by someone that Pence stood at the North Korean border just staring at the abyss, (That to me is provocation) 

     As things heat up between North Korea and USA, many countries prepare for the war, with only minutes to spare to seek shelter. 

     So, my question is Are You Prepared? I surely not. Things are looking a bit uncertain, so having a way to be at our own defense wouldn't hurt. Getting a first aid Kit, and some survival skill would be a good idea, as well as a "72 HOUR EMERGENCY KIT" do you know how to make one? 

     The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, teach us, among so many things, "Self Reliance". Although that's a very broad subject one of the points they touch is to be prepare for a case of an emergency either be short term or long term, "BE PREPARE" the 72 hours kit would have all your essentials to help you as you wait to be rescued, including money and your scriptures. But how about long term preparedness?

      Church teach us to have a 3, 6 or 1 year supply of food and essentials such as water and paper toilet, monetary savings, and propane gas among other things. Each household determine what's essential to survive any emergency event. 
     Preparing for any long term event is as easy as buying few extra cans of beans, corn or whatever you household eats in a regular basis. I invite you to add few more cans of tomatoes next time you go shopping, you'll see how it adds up. 

     Things are unclear nowadays, preparing for a disaster wouldn't hurt. Just in case.

Luv y'all

Friday, April 14, 2017

Good Friday?

     I woke up today thinking about "Semana Santa" or holy week. But the first thing I saw today in the news was the "Mother of all Bombs" was dropped in Afghanistan.. Really?

      About the first, in Costa Rica, this is a whole celebration. Schools close by Tuesday afternoon and Churches put on these plays to represent the torture and death of Jesus Christ.  
     The person who represents Jesus Christ is picked since the year before, he's trained and closely watched by the local church for worthiness to represent the son of God. I don't remember what's done between Wednesday and Thursday, but by early Friday, streets are closed and people are out with the rosaries in their hands ready to have a long day of prayer.

     Then it begins. The stations that is. This means for each account in the bible the "procession" will stop at a local home or business to named and pray for forgiveness for causing the death of Jesus Christ. This will go all the way until Crucifixion, often done at the church's door.

     Then the mass, the admonition then we all go home. We'll be back Sunday Morning at church to hear about the resurrection and atonement of Christ. Now where the colorful eggs and cute looking bunny came from, has nothing to do with religion. That's a story for another day.
     About the "Mother of all Bombs" sounds very scary. I am glad that every where I read people are foreseen WWIII... (Maybe "glad" is not the right word, I feel like I'm not alone on this thought) 

     According to Times, a GBU-43B was dropped on Afghanistan where roads and tunnels believed to be used by ISSIS fighters were. There's no much info about the bombing just yet. What makes me sad is, that a country that you hardly hear in the news was attacked. . . Having known few people from that country in my life time, I can tell you, they don't deserve to be involved in such attack.

      Now North Korea is preparing to strike back against USA if Trump takes a "reckless" military action against them. Trump decided to involve China in this, saying that if the Chinese government doesn't do anything against North Korea he will, China is been caught in the middle, saying "You better knock it off! Don't make me turn this car around, because I will!!"

     And this is Friday Morning for ya'll, from Rocky Mount, North Carolina... It's gonna be  aloooooooong weekend, brace yourself.  

Friday, April 7, 2017

Times have changed

      I saw a man wearing an American flag as a shirt, hitting (closed fist) a Hispanic woman, because her opinion contradicts his.

     I saw an innocent black man get arrested because He fit the profiled. I saw his mouth get silenced, his opinion being ignored, because he is black.

    I saw a man roll his eyes at me, because I was gonna take the empty sit next to him. I felt the tension emanating from his skin, and my fear grow with every breath.

    I saw a white man shoot a black boy, from his open garage, because the boy walked on his front yard, and because he was loud.

    I saw a white woman, lunch her whole body to this Mexican worker, because he was breathing her air.

     I saw a man accusing another of carrying a bomb wrapped around his body. Because he was Islamic.

     I saw a group of people insult a foreigner field worker, because he was tired and wanted to have lunch, at the same cafe.

     I saw a woman ignore the question of an Hispanic woman. Don't know why.

    I saw a white man, talk down a young Mexican woman, because she was thought to respect others.

     Times had change. ... Have you noticed?

Did your way of living had regressed 100 years or more?
Have you noticed how acceptable hurting, or mistreating others had become?
Have you noticed yourself?
Have you changed?

     In 25 living in this country, until Now I'm worry about who I am, and how people see me.

Times have changed.....


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Moving to the South

      This move has been very hard, beside driving over 600 miles with all you own and care in your car, on your own, moving your mind to the south has not been easy either.

     Stopping in Maryland on our way here, I realized the reality of the move, and I broke in tears, perhaps I try to hold my feelings in, but the though of leaving behind all I ever known hit deeply in my heart.

     Getting settled was relaxing and kept my mind occupied, but going out was very extressful, anxiety kicked in in overdrive, and the fear or being around people was overwhelmingly frustrating. Yeah this change hasn't been any easy, things are easier now, as long as I don't go to strange places on my own.

     You might say "Seek a doctor, lady" .... well I did, but, today, my fears are from a different source (maybe when I feel a bit more chatty I'll write about them)

       So as you see, moving this far away was not easy. And perhaps I might eventually write more about it. But for now just know that I'm trying... Hard, very hard to get used to it; but my level of comfort has not reach the point where I can smile and say, I'm truly enjoying the south.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Going Back to the Roots

Good Morning:

      If that applies 😄 ... A lot has happen since my very last entry. For starters I'm not longer in Connecticut, (as today I don't miss it) 12 inches of snow can run anyone away from the Constitution state, drove over 600 miles to North Carolina, and it's starting to grow on me. 

     Steven is Living in New York... (Not too happy about it) He graduated from school with a Computer technology degree, and his butt still not working (See? why I'm not to happy about it?) He used to call me every day, now not so much 🤔 (I wonder)

     Samantha is in 7th grade and wishes she was in CT. She's doing well. I like how the standards and ratings of the schools over here are greater than her old schools. (including the magnet school) Most of these schools are preparing the kids for college, and many high schoolers are already taking college courses as soon as in 10th grade. (mind blowing) 

     Me? well .... I'm not working... I'm working out 2 hours a day 5 days a week... But not really working.  .... ... It's driving me crazy. I'm keeping myself entertained with small projects and full blown meals.. . But not work.

     Got to go for now... Will be entering some other thoughts as I come upon them 

Scripture of the Day

"Bring ye all the tithes
into the storehouse, that
there may be meat in mine house,
and prove me now herewith,
saith the Lord of hosts;
if I will not open you the
windows of heaven, and pour
you out a blessing, that
there shall not be room enough
to receive it

-Malachi 3:10-
Country Wisdom

"Friendship is
a plant
which must
often be

-German Proverb-

Weird things my Family Says

Walt to Maureen, the day of the Talk: Try to say Polo- Ponies not paloponees people will understand you...
Maureen: When do I say that? before or after the talk?
Steven: Why do I have to do laundry. Just buy me more clothes...
Samantha: I'm six (not really) I can go out by myself
Steven: "Mom!! Samantha is not sharing her milk"
Samantha: "NOoo! I have GOODIES, I'm coughing"
Samantha, the day we didn't know where Oddie was: " Mami!! Oddie TESTAPIER"...
Mom giggling: "don't worry we'll find him"
Samantha to mom the day she had her teeth checked at school:
"The doctor said I don't have cabinets in my teeth"
Samantha to Steven the day he came from school and rang the doorbell as he opened the door with his key:
"Why you ding the dong?"

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