I just emailed my fellow Somerset Ridge Painters, urging them to arrange an “intervention”…..for me! I did 2 luncheons at the vineyard this weekend, plus put in 3 and a half hours of painting on my fish painting. When I returned home this evening, I was sort of tired (!) so I sat down in my Lazy Old Woman chair, put my feet up and flipped on the television. There they were, those spoiled rotten, bleached blond, narcissistic, and I might add, aging women, more commonly known as the Real Housewives of Orange County. They absolutely fascinate me!
You know, “Narcissism” is the personality trait of egotism, vanity, conceit, or simple selfishness, and these women are true examples of all of those! Good Grief…. they fight, whine, cry, fight some more, cry some more….and I sat and watched 3 hours of it! As the last episode for the evening ended, I realized what a waste those 3 hours had been….and then checked the schedule to see when they would return to my 42” screen! That was when I figured out I needed an intervention….friends to come and talk me out of such behavior. I emailed them immediately, but no one came to my door…I think they were home watching the Real Housewives of New Jersey.
If you haven't watched these "Ladies",or haven't had enough of them yet, click on the link below and watch one of my favorite parts, Alexis planning a party to introduce her new "clothing line" to her friends. She wants it to be French....don't miss the restaurants manager's face!
I started this blog last night, before I turned on the news.....now, I am going a different direction, a serious direction.
Today I am trying to find out where to make clothing donations for the Joplin Tornado victims. I do wish I could call in thousands of dollars as my donation, but instead, I can clothe several of the women. I've googled trying to find a charity that will be collecting clothing, but may have to drive my donation down to Joplin. I am sure if I take them to any church in the area, they will find someone who needs them.
I am so amazed and thrilled to hear about all of the volunteers and donations. See, we are a great country inspite of our bad press and our own government telling the world we aren't! Americans help, Americans care, Americans love!.
Unfortunately, we have severe weather forecasts for the next 3 days. Much of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri will be threatened repeatedly by high winds, hail, flooding and yes, tornadoes. But we will go on with our lives, hoping and praying for the safety of those we love, family, friends and neighbors.
My first experience with a tornado was in 1957 here in the Kansas City area. We had never heard of warning sirens, our weathermen were entertainers, not meteorologists. The tornado hit Ruskin Heights and Hickman Mills, MO on the east side of Greater Kansas City. We were on the west side of town, but information was so sketchy, all we knew was our city was being hit by a tornado. There is a lot of grumbling when our weather person stays on for hours, closely following the movement of severe weather. If the residents of Joplin had had more than a few minutes to take cover,maybe there would have been fewer deaths.
It is times like these that make watching the Real Housewives of Orange County look like a ridiculous waste of time! So, dear Painters, forget the intervention....I am cured!