I know, I was told over the weekend that I was “on a rant” in my blog. Imagine my surprise when I learned that one of my daughters actually read the drivel. Who knew? ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, I started looking back in my posts, and what do you know, I HAVE been a bit ranty lately. But in my defense, the world is not in a good place right now:

  • Our governor wants to start giving public tax dollars to private schools, no strings attached. The Iowa Senate has already passed this (along with other bad policies that are only going to drive Iowans away), but this bill is hung up in the Iowa House because many representatives have no private schools in their districts and this money can’t be used for transportation. The Senate won’t approve a budget until this bill is voted on and approved.
  • On a much lighter note, we saw my brother and his family (and in-laws), my parents, my daughters, and a boyfriend over Easter. It was nice to get everyone together again under the same roof in North LIberty. Lots of different conversations, laughter, good food, and just a sense of togetherness. On the way out, my daughters surprised me with a birthday present of Lego Mando and Grogu. So, last night and tonight, I put some legos together! I used to create massive builds as a kid. I now have Mando, Grogu, and a tiny little Millennium Falcon, all out of Legos. Nothing like an almost 51 year old building with little plastic boxes! ๐Ÿ™‚
Mandalorian and Grogu (Baby Yoda)
  • The weather has been absolutely garbage. I need to get into my garden, get some tilling done, lay down some compost, and if it’s not raining, it’s snowing. If it’s not snowing, it’s blowing, and if it’s not blowing, it’s a freaking week day! Ugh!! Plus, my seedlings haven’t been planted. My attitude is right along with the weather: garbage. Between school and politics and just trying to keep myself up for all those around me, there’s not much left when I get home.
  • And finally, we took a booze run to Dubuque. In 2019, we found this whiskey in Galena, a turtle whiskey, and we did not purchase any at the time because we were carrying a bunch of other stuff around. So, in 2021, we made our way back to Galena, and the place that we found it no longer carried it (yes, profanity was used). However, we found a place down the road that did carry it, so we’ve been making runs to Dubuque every couple of months to pick up a couple of bottles. We cannot get it in Iowa because Iowa is a “control state”, which means the state controls it, and it’s a lottery on who gets things. I don’t quite understand, but I do understand that Wisconsin and Illiois are NOT control states, so we’ll be making more runs towards each one of them for our booze! ๐Ÿ™‚

As I sign off, on our way down to my brother’s house, we were talking about boomers. I’m not even sure how the conversation got started, but my daughter said that someone younger was acting like a boomer. My wife, then says, “30 year olds can be boomers too.”

Goodness, I love my wife. She is a genius and comes up with some freaking OUTSTANDING stuff!!