Legalities and Such

San Diego was my home for about 20 years before I moved to Scottsdale to be with Norm when we got married. I miss San Diego and the friends I left behind. A few weeks ago I was catching up with one of my San Diego friends via the Internet. She had been looking for a new job for couple of years and finally found one late last year. She really likes her employer and the work she does for her clients as a caregiver.

As a caregiver, my friend has become close to one of her clients and they’ve even gone out to eat as families together at the client’s invitation. There’s a new HR person at the office and this person has laid down some rules at work. Now my friend has learned that she is not allowed to have her children around clients. Of course she doesn’t bring her children to work, but feels fine socializing after work hours or on nonwork days with her client and her family. The new HR person says this is strictly forbidden.

My friend is concerned that she might lose her job over something she does on her days off. I suggested she talk to an attorney. I’ve scoured the Internet and sent her an e-mail recently saying click here for San Diego employment attorney. Hopefully, she will get some great advice on what to do. Personally I don’t think an employer can tell you what you cannot do on your time off. But, I’m not an attorney so, I don’t want to give erroneous advice.

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California Already Has SB 1070

San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego local governments have ignorantly called for boycotts of Arizona over SB 1070.   They call for boycotts over a law they haven’t read and they are ignorant of their own state laws.   Even the governor is ignorant of his own state laws and shamelessly jokes about Arizona’s law.   California Penal Code Section 834b is very similar to the provisions of Arizona’s law SB 1070.

834b. (a) Every law enforcement agency in California shall fully
cooperate with the United States Immigration and Naturalization
Service regarding any person who is arrested if he or she is
suspected of being present in the United States in violation of
federal immigration laws.
(b) With respect to any such person who is arrested, and suspected
of being present in the United States in violation of federal
immigration laws, every law enforcement agency shall do the
(1) Attempt to verify the legal status of such person as a citizen
of the United States, an alien lawfully admitted as a permanent
resident, an alien lawfully admitted for a temporary period of time
or as an alien who is present in the United States in violation of
immigration laws. The verification process may include, but shall not
be limited to, questioning the person regarding his or her date and
place of birth, and entry into the United States, and demanding
documentation to indicate his or her legal status.
(2) Notify the person of his or her apparent status as an alien
who is present in the United States in violation of federal
immigration laws and inform him or her that, apart from any criminal
justice proceedings, he or she must either obtain legal status or
leave the United States.
(3) Notify the Attorney General of California and the United
States Immigration and Naturalization Service of the apparent illegal
status and provide any additional information that may be requested
by any other public entity.
(c) Any legislative, administrative, or other action by a city,
county, or other legally authorized local governmental entity with
jurisdictional boundaries, or by a law enforcement agency, to prevent
or limit the cooperation required by subdivision (a) is expressly

I’m convinced political liberalism encourages ignorance and stupidity. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black or cutting off your nose to spite your face. California boycotting Arizona is leading Arizona to boycott California and neither of these is a good idea.

Arizona has a right to protect itself from the criminal element who uses the lax federal regulation of immigration laws and the unsecured borders to illegally enter the country & commit crimes against our residents.

I fully support and encourage legal immigration!

The Washington Times has a great report on the hypocrisy of California.

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In a San Diego State of Mind

(cue music: Billy Joel singing “In a New York State of Mind”…)

San Diego is a place I think about often.   My parents live there, my brother and his family live there, as well as a whole host of extended relatives and good friends.   Part of my heart is there although my home is here with Norm and so much of my heart is here too.   I try not to think about wanting to go visit until I know we are ready do it.   Lately that’s been difficult though because it seems like everyone I talk to is planning a trip to San Diego.

Thursday evening I got together with four other lady friends, three of whom I have not seen in several months.   One of them shared with me that her son will be doing his residency at UCSD Medical Center and she is so excited because it will mean they can visit him on weekends.   I wonder what San Diego hotel they like to stay at?

Then today while at lunch with friends after church, they shared with me plans for a weekend getaway to Southern California, including San Diego.   So, no matter how hard I try I just can’t seem to get away from thinking about visiting San Diego.   I must admit it’s the only place I go when I leave home.

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Worked for Us.

Once again it’s the second team in to substitute for Karen.

We are lucky in that several times a year we get to travel over the San Diego with a very easy drive.   Now even though it’s not a long or hard drive, after a couple of hours we’re in desert with nothing really to listen to.   Oh yes we can connect to a satellite, but we found long before we hooked up to a satellite system, that audio books were so much fun.

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View from the Road

Interstate 8 between Gila Bend and Yuma, Arizona

Interstate 8 between Gila Bend and Yuma, Arizona

The gimp girl life can be filled with interesting challenges. Traveling out of town takes one out of the comfort zone of knowing where all the wheelchair accessible toilets are located. As you can see from the photo Norm took while we were driving toward San Diego through the Arizona desert, there are few facilities along the road.

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Priceless Fun

Me and All Three

Me and the Girls

Playing Together

One of the best reasons for visiting San Diego is getting to spend some time with my nieces, a.k.a. the Spice Girls. I didn’t get to spend as much time with the oldest, Sporty Spice, as I would’ve liked because she’s 11 now and too busy. Fortunately I did get to spend quite a bit of time with the younger two, known on my blog as Posh (8) and Baby Spice (3). One day we did errands together and went to Wienerschnitzel for hotdogs. Later we spent some quality time playing a rousing game of checkers, which I won, and playing with the doll house they keep at my parent’s place. They let me be “the maid” while they were “the Queen” and “Princess” respectively. We had tiny little dolls and a tiny little house which looked like it was filled with discount furniture. I guess being a queen doesn’t pay as well as it used to. Nevertheless it was priceless fun.

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