Sunday, January 31, 2010

An early Valentine's memory

When I was 4 years old & my mom was pregnant, I said that I wanted a party for Valentine's Day, but Mom said that we might not be able to have one, this time. I was so upset! Early Valentine's Day I got out of bed, to ask my mom if we could PLEASE have a party and she was gone! I couldn't find her anywhere! Was I pissed! After a lousy dinner my dad picked me up and said that Mom had a surprise for me! He took me to the hospital, and since we couldn't go inside, as I was too little, we had to stand outside and look up as Mom held up a BABY! Mom had gotten me a baby brother for Valentine's Day! My own Valentine's present! No one could beat that! And now, 50 years later, I tell my brother each year, that he was MY VALENTINE'S PRESENT first and he'd better not forget it!

Friday, January 29, 2010

It is so cold outside..

that people are putting on two coats and still getting frost bite! Check out the web page I have included. Lots of funny things to see. At a time where there are very few things that make a person smile or even laugh, one has to take advantage of them whenever they come around!


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Well it is official

I am Commissioner of the 2nd Taxing District! Hip hip hooray for me! LOL
Just wanted to let you know how happy I am, wouldn't it be wonderful if everything could be this easy! Not that this was easy, but now that it's done it was easier than much of what we have been through these last 10 months!

Have to start looking at things to say about water! Will keep you informed!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Well it's taken me some time..

to pick up the computer and write again. I am so upset at all the men and a women that let us both down, I know that there will be some major changes. My husband has decided to step out of politics in our area completely. After what has been done to both of us, so am I. The ONLY thing that I will be involved in as a commissioner of the 2nd Taxing District's water and electric department. Since I LOVE the water department I want to make my job one of the best ever. I want to, as soon as I get swore in tomorrow afternoon, start putting together small sayings about our water, to go out on the bill, so that people can actually get information from a bill! Like " Did you know that you can save money by NOT buying bottled water? Since our own tap water is purer than ANY bottled water, you can fill a jug from home and use it all day long at work." After all isn't saving money the whole idea? Will let you know how tomorrow turns out!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Racists still alive in my town

After what happen last night I'm not sure what to think. Let me explain a little bit. My husband and I have been working,living, protecting, listening to and working for the common good of our district since we move into our area in 2003. We went to our first meeting within 5 days of moving. As we have gone to ALMOST 90% of the meetings in 7 years, we have some experience when it comes to problems. We were always what I thought, ABOVE political games that are played in our and others areas. We never though that the games would be played on US. But I digress, here's what happen from my husband's facebook page:

"I was at a meeting last night where political games were played to make sure a white (me) was not elected to a leadership post in a "minority district". Later, Dr. King was quoted criticizing a majority white district as racist for only nominating white candidates in the last election. If the white district was being racist, why wasn't the black?"

We have been listening to complaints about districts in our city that have not elected minority personnel for elected positions since November. After watching it happen before my own eyes, I am still at wonder how anyone gets anything done anymore.

Please explain how it happen, I'm not sure what to do next, right now it hurts so much!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ok now I can tell you..

Tonight I was endorsed by the DTC for the position of commissioner of the 2nd taxing District! In the December 15th blog I talked about the water department and how proud I was of this water treatment plant, remember? Well I knew then that I was being considered for the position, but would not tell anyone, didn't want to jinx it! Truthfully I had decided during the summer that I was going to run for a position this fall. Then, we lost a great man, Otha Brown, Jr. and a seat was made available. As I had been going to the 2nd Taxing District meetings for 3 years before my husband became a common councilman 2 years ago, I had more experience than anyone that the DTC could think of real fast. So, after waiting for formal announcement of a vacancy, we then had to approach the DTC tonight for my endorsement, and I got in!

If you want to read about the 2nd Taxing District or SNEW (South Norwalk Electric and Water) go to:

I can hardly wait till I get sworn in, will let you know when it is official! Ecckk!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Martin Luther King Jr Day today

I beileve that without Dr Martin King Jr. we might still be fighting for civil rights on a daily basics. He made all people become aware that civil rights were something that EVERYONE is entitled to.

Spend some time reading about MLK Jr to see what his life and death was all about. Because I was so little when he died (still at home with my brothers) I will never really know how powerful a person he was. I just remember that my dad, who worked for a big company about 25 miles from the house, opened up our home to those that were afraid to go to their homes, in the city, because of all the fires and looting that occurred when he was killed.

Would each of us open our homes to someone if their lives were in danger now? Maybe my dad was doing some thing more than just being nice, maybe he CARED about his co-workers, and wanted to make sure that they were ok, what do you think?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Mike

Today is my husband's birthday, man is he getting OLD! Makes me think about all the things that we have seen in our short lives, from computers being one whole floor in the '60's to being something that we hold with just tip of our finger in 2010. From a country at a war that never was declared a war (Vietnam War) to a country that's in a war with no name (Bush's Folly or maybe another name that I don't know about yet). To cigarettes costing 20 cents in the '60's to almost $5.00 now. From using a slide rule to figure out complex math problems in the '60's to using a computer to figure out math problems that never existed before the dawn of the space shuttle! And the space program, remember when the first one, Sputnik 1 that went up in the sky for about 30 minutes (Oct 4,1957), and now we stay up in space on a space station for months at a time.

Make one wonder what the next 50 years will bring, will it get better or will it get worst? Only time will tell!

Saturday, January 16, 2010


I have been getting e-mails, texting and facebook messages about Massachusetts and their coming election on Tuesday. In just 2 days, folks there will vote in a special election to pick their next senator. The race is coming down to the wire, and they have to do everything they can to ensure that progressive champion, Democratic Martha Coakley wins.

Unless they can get everyone to join together in this moment, Ted Kennedy's Senate seat could fall into the hands of Scott Brown, Martha's opponent and a right-wing reactionary who has sworn to defeat health insurance reform -- the late Senator's life's work. Do you think the Senator would be happy with all the earmarks that have been included in the bill?

I know that this election is important to our president, what happens if she doesn't get in and looses to him?

I wonder if everyone would be so worried about an election if it were being held at a regular time, like in November like most elections are.

This seems to be more about the health insurance bill than what even I am aware of, I wonder what all it actually has?

Friday, January 15, 2010

Well this is something new

I have been in a different kind of pain since Tuesday. Thought maybe I had hurt my back somehow, as the pain was BAD. After almost a week, I called my doctor and he said come right in. After waiting an hour (which seemed like forever) I saw him and guess what, I have a pinched sciatic nerve! That's why it was hurting me to sit, stand, walk, lay down, almost everything!

So, even when the pain seems to be unbearable, at least we are still alive, think about people who, through no fault of their own, are not with us right now. Say a prayer for everyone who has gone ahead of us and is waiting for us on the other side.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The disaster in Haiti

Since Tuesday evening when I got an tsunami alert telling me of a hurrican that had just occurred in Haiti, I have been watching, praying and crying in my own way for the hundreds of thousand of people who didn't make it. Watching everything unfold and realizing that it was a nation waiting for something like this to happen, makes this all seem so unreal, like in a movie, only thing is that even a movie never looks this bad.

They say the first 72 hours are most critical, it is more likely that someone could still be alive by clinging to life under their house, the school, the hospital, even on the street. The one thing that I can already see is that there is NO ONE TAKING CHARGE, no Haitian, no nobody. I know we have troops on scene, digging people out, but where are the directors, someone who can be the boss as there are a lot of worker bees ready to work, they just need a direction,someone to tell them where to go, what to do and who to report to.

Makes the training that we took at the fire station more real, makes us think that we have to get it right from the first day, we might never get a second chance to do it right. Scary isn't it. Just look at Haiti and say a prayer for those that have gone on ahead waiting for those who were left behind. They need our prayers too!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Can you believe this one?

This is the story of an elderly woman who took offense after the police or fire department had to take matters into their own hand when they couldn't wake her. I'm sorry, but for heavens sake, they were only doing their job! After all, if they would have found a dead body after breaking in, no one would even think of suing the city for it. They would say 'thank you for finding the body'. Maybe it's because I know of two recent cases where both people where found dead after the fire or law enforcement had to break in and find them. Maybe this woman is a bit dyslexic to not think about the whole picture. But again, maybe she is on a fixed income, but then the police or firemen or someone should come to her aid and help her. Why not take up a fund for her front door and locks rather than sue the city?,0,172630.story

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ravens vs Patriots

I may live in the New England area, but when it comes down to it, whenever it is a football game between my home team, the Ravens and another team like the Patriots I am gonna go with the Ravens. And guess what, the Ravens won today! But let me digress a little bit, I was born in a town 50 miles from Baltimore, MD. My whole life we rooted for the Colts and then in the summer we rooted for the Orioles. When the Colts up and moved out in the middle of the night one night, I swore that I was off football for ever, but that lasted maybe two years. But, I never watched the Indianapolis Colts again, even when they turned out to be have on a winning streak this year. So, even though I am a politician from New England, I still rooted for the Ravens' and we won! We won, we won! Ok, I'll be quiet, just had to get it off my chest!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Snow today

You would think that we were in Chicago, it SNOWED ALL DAY LONG! That's right, it snowed 2 inches all day long. 18 hrs divided by 2 inches equals 1/9 an hour! Isn't that something! Might even make the pages if it weren't so silly! Only problem is, that it was never above freezing, so here is black ice and regular ice all over the streets.

Mike got up at 4:00 am and there was a tractor trailer that had closed down exit 15 on I-95 because of a bad accident. Well, because he gets on there, he figured it might not be the best thing for him to do, what with the ice and all, so he just worked from home today. He actually gets more work done here at home than even at work, so they never get upset wih him. And with him starting at 4:30 am or so, he's put in a full day before most people even get started!

See even having a snow day doesn't mean a bad day for everyone, some even get work done!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

NDTC or Norwalk Democratic Town Committee

Well the elections are over. Some really good people running for re-election lost, and some nasty, mean people won. Isn't it a shame that even I can feel the shame of some of them winning? And I didn't vote for them, because they weren't in my district. O well, it will make for some interesting discussions this time! Maybe we will actually have people who want to be put on committees that will actually work for a change. I mean, last couple of years, there was an executive meeting that only met 3 times last year! (They are suppose to meet once a month!) There never was any committee to get anything done, and we wonder why we lost in the election? We couldn't even agree on what we wanted out of a mayor candidate!

I've already been told that the new group wants to have new committees like one for recruitment,to get more people involved in the party, one for fund raising year round, one for rules & regulations, one for just the elections, one for ... the list goes on, and they haven't even met yet! And this is just two new people with ideas on how to make a difference in the city!

Since I will not OFFICIALLY be on the DTC, I can' vote a the meeting, but guess what, I'm gonna go because my husband is going, and those people that don't like me will still have to put up with me! LOL And there is nothing they can do about it! So there! (That kinda sounds mean, doesn't it?)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Chris Dodd

I guess by now you have all heard that Senator Chris Dodd, the Democrat from CT, is not going to seek re-election. There is a lot of hooping and hollering in the streets right now, and it's not because they want him to stay, thats for sure. I'm sorry, but I think that EVERY elected position should ONLY be for 2 terms, that's it! From the President to the Governor to the Mayor to the lowest dog chatcher that had to get elected. Each and every one should only hod the position for 2 terms, then they should give up and let the position go to someone else. That way more people get involved in politics and there is a much broader bank of people to chose from at election time.

Chris Dodd has been in office for 35 years! He is on his 2nd wife, with fairly young children, wouldn't it be nice if he were to leave for his family?

Thank you Senator Dodd for what you have done in the past for the people of CT & the USA but I think it is time to let someone else have a chance to help people like you have done.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

DTC members election

Each district, and we have 5 of them, get to elect 7 people to be on the town committee for the next 2 years. The reason I know so much about this group that till a few hours ago, I was running for a seat on the DTC. However, because they (the rules) only want 7 people from each district, I had to step down and let the others take my place. Problem is, two good people who should have stayed on and fight also stepped down, for the good of our district. I think we need to re-look at our rules. It's not fair to ask a good person to not get involved in politics if they want to, right?

A few years ago, we had 9 people from each district form the DTC but because of the indifference of a lot of strange people from each district, we very seldom had a quorum and there in lies the problem of the DTC, no one cared about what the DTC or any party had to say or do anymore. So, the party decided to make the membership 7 per district, maybe then the DTC could get a quorum. But now, because of what happen during the election, there are a lot of new people who want to get involved, and hat is a good thing. So why can't we go back to 9 people per district, or even make it more. if the people will be there. Isn't politics supposed to be something that EVERYONE is to feel proud of? It doesn't seem that my city has the full interest of the party at heart, any idea why?

Sunday, January 3, 2010


I am walking around picking up last year's calendars and throwing them away. But, then I realized that WE DON'T HAVE another calendar to replace them. In today's economy, businesses just aren't giving calendars away anymore.

My mother-in-law started working for an insurance company in 1957. Every year they gave her calendars, and even though she has been retired since 1987 they still continue to do so! That's because they care about the people who worked for them, so long ago. It is hard to find businesses still in business after 50 years.

My husband has worked for 5 different companies that have been merged out of existence. Maybe it is because he works for big computer companies, but what does that say about the small businesses? No where anymore does a small business even have a chance! Let alone a business who gives out calendars to their friends and employess and former employee too.

Isn't a shame that I will have to go out and buy 4 calendars to replace the calendars that we had last year? Maybe I'll wait, till the price goes down to 1/2 off, but by then the calendars will have been picked over and there won't be anything good left for me! O well!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year 2010

Peace and Prosperity are in my wishes for all of you! Let's have fun together in 2010.