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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Personal Update & Holiday Wishes

I say it every year, nevertheless, I’m going to say it again, it’s hard to believe it’s Christmas Eve day! It seems like only yesterday I was sobbing that my son was leaving for Army basic training, then crying happy tears at his graduation four months later. Time really does go by with the blink of an eye.

I’ve neglected this blog horribly over the last few months and I apologize to those who have been loyal readers as well as those who have relied on me to add some sanity to our crazy Political environment. I haven’t been out of the sphere; I’ve actually been posting on my other blog, Hart’s Beat, where I can spew about anything under the sun, rather than politics.

My Political fire has fizzled. I’m tired, frustrated, angry and pessimistic about our leader, our officials, our current GOP candidates, the current condition of our country and its future. I have every intention of blogging politically again, I just need to ignite my spark, or I need SOMETHING to fire me up. You would think the mess that has accumulated in the last three years would be enough, alas, it’s not. I think I might be immune to Obama’s incompetency. I can only hope, that even though I’m not wild about the GOP candidates, one of them will win the 2012 election and get our country back on track. Because to ME, anyone else has to be better than what we currently have.

 Other than my utter frustration with our floundering country, which has no real guidance or leadership to help align it, my family and I are thankfully doing well. And personally, I'm great. It’s refreshing to write about random and every day thoughts and occurrences. It’s liberating to write creatively and see positive results immediately rather than research endlessly only to feel like I’ve beaten my head off a wall. It takes great fortitude to write political op-ed pieces and it also takes a lot of work to ensure that you include facts; however, it’s exasperating when either side ignores those facts and continues to espouse the myths or out and out lies. That’s why blogging hiatus’s are sometimes healthy, in my humble opinion. Even those that aren’t planned, which I tend to do more than most.

I would like 2012 to be a better posting year for this blog. One where I can regularly inform and educate as well as randomly voice my opinion. I may not make a difference, but it will surely make ME feel better, and in the grand scheme of things, isn't that what writing is all about anyway? An outlet for those of us who are writers at heart.

Which I believe I am, therefore I need to write, whether it's about Politics, or my family, or a rant about the lady at Starbucks, I need to put my fingers to the keyboard and let loose. So, let 2012 be the year where I fill BOTH of my blogs with many, many posts.

Let 2012 also be a year filled with much happiness, love and good health for my family, friends, myself and of course, you and yours. May you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May all your dreams come true and may you exceed your goals!

I'll see you next year, or join me at Hart's Beat or my Facebook Fan Page!


  1. And Merry Christmas to you too Lady!

    1. NFO, I had a wonderful holiday and thank you so much for sticking with me in 2011 even though I posted so sporadically.

  2. Pamela, Here's wishing you Happy Hplidays and the best of The New Year.

    I too feel your frustration with the current state of politics and the nation. In particular the republican party. Of course if you've visited RN lately you already know that.

    Be careful of what you wish for though, you may not get what you expect. Newtie immediately comes to mind.

    Anyhoos, it Will be great to see posting more here. You DO make a difference. And I need another "Classical Liberal" to help keep me honest! ;)



    1. Les, I visit RN USA quite a bit, even though I don't comment as often as I should. Then there's posting in general. I just haven't felt up to it with the whole frustration thing.

      Thanks for feeling I make a difference. Maybe that's the inspiration I need to get me going!

  3. Thanks for coming by today, Pamela, and a VERY Happy New Year to you.
    I'm not sure which blog you keep the most up on , but I'll find it!

    1. Hello Z! Thanks for stopping by.

      I've been posting at Harts Beat, it's a bit "lighter", however, I do miss politics, even if it means researching more.

  4. Pamela... Wishing you and yours a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous 2012.

    Lets hope finding common ground, executing rational and sustainable solutions is at the top of every damn representative and senator's agenda who currently occupying office. Same for the POTUS.

    We'll just have to wait and see. I must admit however it ain't looking all that promising.

  5. Happy New Year, Pamela! Wishing blessings to you and your family all year through.

  6. Pam,Just stopping in to say so long. I am closing shop at RN for the foreseeable future. Burn oiut and bullsh*t has taken it's toll on me.

    I hope all is well with you and your family.

    Take care


    1. Les, I'm sorry to hear that. But I totally understand. It's been awhile since I've posted politically myself due to "burn out" and such. I'm not ready to "close shop" yet, though.

      All is well with my family and I hope all is well with yours. We need to keep in touch.

      Until then, take care!


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