Thursday, November 6, 2008


I think I made my husband feel bad.

He, in my opinion, is a video game ADDICT. He plays it everyday for hours a day. More than half of his waking hours are spent playing video games (typically online - like World of Warcraft).

It seems like I am always trying to convince him to spend time with me and the baby (or just me - like date night), to no avail. No matter what I try, no matter what I say, no matter what I do. And yes, I have even tried the nonchalant way (acting like I don't care, it doesn't bother me, not complaining, not saying anything). Nothing works.

So today I went to his room and he's on the game and he was online playing with one of his (female) friends on there. I guess she was upset about something...he was explaining that for the past 10 nights or so they were leveling...yada yada yada. I just looked at him. I said, "Well, really if yall have been doing that the last few nights, maybe you just need a night off and spend it with your family" He looked at me like he was thinking 'here we go again'. I went on about how he owes me three date nights (from the past 3 weeks), etc and he turns it around "Why are you always bossing me around...." I explained that I was not bossing him, I just miss him and that when I got married, I expected us to spend time and do things together because that is how I was raised...that families spend time together, NOT that the husband is in one room playing games all day while the world goes on around him. Then I said, "Maybe our daughter will expect that because that's what she see's you do all the time...and maybe she'll look for a husband who spends all day playing video games, but not me." I could tell by the look on his face it hurt his feelings. And I added, "It's just that I miss you and I love you and want to spend time with you." He remained silent.

And now...he remains in his room...playing the game.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

History in the Making!

I am very excited about this election! I voted two weeks ago. I am absolutely glued to the TV - it's going to be a long night (or is it). I pray for the safety and both of the candidate's families regardless of the outcome.

Okay, okay, I'm an Obama Mama...I said it. Please spare me the gossip and rumors - lol. But really, I believe that he is the person who has the drive and potential to shift this country in the right direction. Experience is a great teacher, but not if your teacher sucked (no offense). I mean, if all of the experience was focused on making /supporting the mistakes that brought our country to where it is today, then that doesn't say much. Some people prefer the old white-haired physician. In some cases (not all), this physician who was trained long ago does not know the newest diagnostic techniques or treatments where the young budding physician is well aware of the most up to date standards of care. I guess my point is made. But, it's over now . All the voting is practically done. I just hope whatever the outcome, all of America will be accepting of our new president and ready to make a change.

Now, back to the news...