“A lot of people won’t get no supper tonight…”

(I’m going to get this out of the way and then commence with my regular writing.) CONGRESS: WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ALL OF YOU???!!!!!!! Someone please explain to me WHY you can’t come to an agreement and avoid defaulting on the U.S. debt?! Why don’t you all understand that there canNOT continue to be payments on anything without income. Just because you trim all the fat out of your budget doesn’t mean you don’t still have bills to pay, and when that money runs out, it’s gone, unless you have a source of revenue coming in! I get that–It’s why my husband & I have jobs (thankfully). You’re going to have to raise taxes. I’m sorry. I know people such myself do NOT like paying into a system managed by chuckleheads who couldn’t manage their way out of a paper bag…After all, I’m probably not going to be able to retire before I die, thanks to all you boneheads who’ve screwed up “entitlements” to the point that they’re not going to be around when I get old. But frankly, it’s coming. Just do it and get it over with. Congress, stop acting like a bunch of jackasses and driving America into the toilet!!!!! President Obama, grow a pair and DO something. Forget compromise, knock a couple House & Senate members heads together, and GET SOMETHING DONE! You’ve got less than 10 days to pull a miracle out of your collective asses…You’ve known this was coming up…But rather than fix the budget, y’all wasted time on trying to prevent gay people from getting married, taking away women’s rights, and trying to figure out how to make Obama a one-term president because Heaven forbid that a black man tell you rich white guys what to do (yes, I said it. I think a lot of the vitriol spewed about Obama has less to do with the fact that he’s a Democrat, and more to do with the fact that he’s black, and there are a lot of closet racists out there). So instead of doing your jobs, you’re going to take a weekend off to go golfing or yachting or whatever it is that people with power and wealth do (obviously, I wouldn’t know. I live paycheck-to-paycheck.), while this crisis looms. It’s disgusting. We elected you all to represent us and work for the betterment of our country, not to throw tantrums and have grade school playground fights in the Capitol building! This is ridiculous, and the sooner you all realize that, the better.

As long as I’m on a roll here, I’ll go off about the other issue that’s driving me to the brink these days. Earwigs. Those rotten bugs have gotten into my house, and are in our garden, and I’m finding them in places that they do not need to be. Like my refrigerator. And the dishwasher! Jay’s tried sprinkling diatomaceous earth around the house and in the garden to try & get rid of them. I don’t know if it’s working, or it’s just driving them indoors. Either way, I’m getting sick and tired of having to kill 5 or 6 of those damn things each day, and jumping at every little black speck I see anywhere. Grr!

Okay, enough of that. I had the car today, since Jay had to go into work early (after having to go BACK into work last night and cover a school board meeting), which meant I could come home for lunch. I’d decided when I received it, I was going to make paninis at some point with Rudi’s Tuscan Roasted Garlic. Today, I made one with some chicken & mozzarella.

It was SO good! Well, it could’ve been better. I used some shredded mozzarella, and some fresh would’ve been even better. So would’ve Parmesan-Garlic potato chips. But I made do with what I had.

Jay picked me up, and we popped out to the store for dinner:

Pizza! It was a nice treat…We’ve had kind of a rough week, with us all being sick and this being the week in between paydays (yeah, we’re broke), so when Jay suggested we get pizza, I leaped at the idea.

I give Hy-Vee credit…They make a decent deli pizza. Of course, I’ve only ever had the sausage pizza. I’m sure the other kinds are just as good. Because it’s been a long week, I also opened one of these:

Since I can’t have beer, and I didn’t have any wine chilled, this was the next best thing. That, and I don’t know if I’m running a fever, or if it was because I was just running around, but I was sweating like mad by the time we sat down to eat. I polished off the rest of my Chocolove bar (the bambino wanted some candy, so I shared with him and Jay) for dessert. I’m kind of munchy again, although it’s late to be eating. I’ll maybe go have a glass of milk before bed.