Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Crazy Times Scrapbook, March 2022

 What's really crazy is that this is now the two-year anniversary of me starting a "Crazy Times Scrapbook" on my blog! The crazy times haven't gone away, and unfortunately they only continue to increase. 

First, a moment of levity...

I am that friend for you! 😆

I can definitely see this happening, China and Russia working together to take down the U.S.

These next three are from a really good Wall Street Journal interview with a long-time expert on Russia that helped me understand Putin and the war better. 

Too few babies being born

All the more reason why the U.S. should be self-sufficient with oil instead of shutting our pipelines down 😡.

From a WSJ editorial: "Mr. Obama did enormous harm to American power and interests in eight years, and the price is still being paid."

This is so dangerous.

Marijuana never should have been legalized, except perhaps for medical reasons. I think this is going to become increasingly apparent with time.

Imagine that!

I snapped a picture of this so that I can remember where exactly all of these countries are.

I can't believe (actually, I can) all of the inaccuracies that have been reported about the Florida bill. So many people truly believe it's something that it's not. Americans are being duped by the media and corrupt politicians again and need to do their own research to find out what it really says. 

This is what it actually says, and it's completely reasonable and appropriate. It's crazy that a bill for this even needs to be passed, but these are indeed crazy times we're living in.

Zelensky's address to Congress and the emotional video that accompanied it made me cry. War is heartbreaking.

Fauci has been a national nightmare.

I've lost any respect I ever had for John Kerry. The man is unhinged. 
"Elite ideology divorced from reality impoverishes people and can get them killed."

Dr. Fauci should be replaced with Dr. Ladapo, the Florida Surgeon General. He has common sense and true intelligence.  

"The public-health consensus has been wrong time and again during the pandemic. When it comes to vaccinating children, especially the youngest, Dr. Ladapo is right."

It wasn't easy to get a copy of this book (I wonder why?), but I got one, and I'm looking forward to reading it. I really do believe that this is what is happening in the world.

"The world is entering the most dangerous period since the Soviet Union collapsed, and perhaps since the 1930s...adversaries have reacted to what they perceive to be the American decline..."

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Out and About in March

John's wrestling banquet was at the beginning of March. This picture has the high school and middle school teams in it so John AND Rocco are both in it. And next year, Sam will be too!

John's in the back left, Rocco's in the front left.

This was my last time at the temple before it closed for renovation work for over two months. I was really going to miss it. 

I've come to love the temple, particularly the Boston Temple, so much over the last few years. I feel closer to Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the spirit world there more than I do anywhere else. Personal revelation and guidance for my life comes to me more clearly and powerfully there than anywhere else. I feel true peace, comfort, love, hope, and happiness there. My testimony of the the temple has grown by leaps and bounds since moving back to Massachusetts almost four years ago; for a long time in my life, I didn't really "get" the temple, and I didn't go very much. President Nelson's counsel has really helped change that for me. Now I go at least once a month, more if I can. I love the temple, and I can't wait to return (this week!). 

A pretty, fluffy late winter snowfall. Most of the snow was gone later that day, but it really was pretty that morning.

Quick trip to the Cape for house business. Walking at the beach is always a great way to end a day.

Sam got a nice haircut and looked cute and handsome after, so I snapped some pictures. 

Unfortunately he got a migraine soon after and that pretty much took him out for the rest of the day.

John, Shane, and Rocco at a hibachi grill for John's birthday.

John had a band concert in the auditorium where I graduated from high school right up on that stage. I love being back in my hometown because of things like this.

He's on the right with his trombone, somewhere back there!