Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wisconsin Politics - Shameful!

I don't often get into political debates or conversations because often people choose a side and stick with it. I admit I'm feeling this way right now with the political unrest here in Wisconsin right now. I did not vote for our current Governor Walker, nor am I happy with his tactics of pushing through bills for approval before anyone has a chance to look at them or argue them. With a Republican majority here, the Democrats can argue but bills will pass regardless. Herein lies the problem with the current controversy with the Democratic 14 and those that have left the State of WI for IL until Governor Walker is ready to negotiate.

I've seen people say that these Democratic leaders are cowards for leaving and they should come back to WI to fight and argue their side. The problem is that they are fighting the bill by leaving. Republicans hold a 19-14 majority but need at least one Democrat to be present in order to proceed with voting. Without a quorum, the Republicans cannot just pass this bill because they're the majority! If the Democrats come to office, they will be forced to vote, and even if they vote no the bill will pass. There is no arguing with Governor Walker! He's already said that he's not going to concede to any concessions offered.

Governor Walker has already passed bills into law his first month in office that supposedly is going to bring business into Wisconsin. What it will likely do is contribute to the supposed deficit that he's claiming. I moved to WI from IL because they were the more financially stable state. Suddenly, WI is a financial disaster now that Walker is in office? Suddenly I have to worry that my son's school is going to lose the benefits I moved here for? Ones he would not have had access to in IL? I'm sick over this Governor being in office and claiming he's helping us with all these changes. No one was really paying attention while he had his way in office - until now.

I can only hope this event wakes people up to what this man is doing and that things don't continue to spiral downward. Dictatorships have no place here.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I just imported a bunch of posts from my Wordpress blog and I'm working on making some changes but this is sort of a back up just in case.  Feel free to read anything below that you missed if you don't have the Wordpress link.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

You Never Know When...

Life is funny about placing us in other people's paths when they need it. You never know when something you say will be just the thing they need to hear. I find this amazing whenever I see it unfolding right in front of me.

This week my son and I both had eye exams scheduled. I was lucky to get my appointment in the same week as my son's because this particular location is the only one in town that takes my insurance. This means they book up months in advance.

While my son was getting his exam, the eye doctor asked my occupation for their general records. Usually I stumble over myself when I say transcriptionist and freelance writer. I'm anticipating the  "Oh, so you [do nothing] for a living" comments. This time I sucked up the dread and gave a confident reply. She, the doctor, only asked how long and did I like it. Phew. Pretty soon we were out the door and headed to the frames area for the cuteness that is now my son wearing glasses.

Two days later I was in the office sans kid. Since my eyes didn't dilate all the way before the the doctor checked them, she and I had time to chat while we waited. She said that my response to the career question prompted her to share with her brother some ideas about medical transcribing since he's out of work and his wife is pregnant. I let her know that industry is changing and becoming hard to break into, but I gave her the names of websites to give him. Since he has a background in business I told her about some other options available.

I was able to share enough information about home-based businesses that hopefully this family member of hers will be able to find something he can enjoy doing. In this instance, being confident about my career and sharing it with another person allowed someone else to have an open mind about the possibilities.  I was so happy that it worked out the way it did with my coming in again so soon and having time to share information.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Quiet in Here

I know I've been quiet again but it's because I'm working behind the scenes to get things moved over to my own domain.  I'm setting up everything in advance that I'll need to make it fabulous. That means doing the design and all that good stuff.  I'm also working on my freelance writing projects and studying for a CPRW, Certified Professional Resume Writer, exam.

I'm trying to get all this done before I start school again in the fall, which sounds like it's ages away but I know better!  August is barely enough time to get everything going just right.

Besides, nothing interesting has happened to me lately anyway!  Damn those Packers. Ha.

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