Friday, August 29, 2008

Miscellaneous thoughts

Dave Freeman, co-author of "100 Things to Do Before You Die," a travel guide and ode to odd adventures that inspired readers and imitators, died after hitting his head in a fall at his home. He was 47.

Life is short. Go out and do something adventurous.
So much to little time to do it. And these damn cats keep meowing at me making me feel guilty for not picking them up and snuggling with them. Naturally, I have to make sacrifices for the furbabies...right?
"Barack Obama's speech was inspiring." That's all I said.

And then came the predictable immediate response, "I just don't like him because..."

Did I ask? No.

Do I care? No.

You can like whoever you like and vote however your conscience leads you. But that doesn't change the fact that Barack Obama's speech was inspiring.
Speaking of politics...educate yourself.
A full list of Barack Obama's votes
A full list of John McCain's votes
(And around that washington post site for a lot of valuable information on all congressmen and congresswomen)
Last one on politics...I promise...
Sarah Palin? She's a Republican, so I'm already inclined not to like her (just kidding)...but beyond that I know very little about her. What I do know, I do not like. And I have to wonder WHY he picked her. Of all the qualified women in the Republican party, why her?
Steve and I missed soccer signups for Sam. So I sent frantic emails and made hysterical phone calls to the powers that be like any good mom would do. We made it ON.THE.VERY.LAST.DAY. before the secretary was turning in the money to the state organization. I am supermom this year! I rock!
We have never taught our six-year-old about God or the Bible or anything remotely religious. We just didn't know what to tell him. I guess that says a lot.
This week our Animal Protective League volunteers avoided an order to euthanize by moving 30+ dogs to rescue. It is happy news, but that's just a drop in the bucket of the need we face. The threat of being "put to sleep" (what an awful euphemism) still looms for so many animals still remaining in our shelter. Why can't people just figure it out and get their pets altered so we don't have so many unwanted animals in shelters?
I want to take a photography class, but I can't find one that would be easily squeezed into my life schedule. So I guess I will stick a pin in that as something that will have to wait until the kids are older and less dependent on me.
This week was the first week of school (started on Tuesday). The first week of a new schedule is supposed to be tough. But this...I LIKE this. I'm up early (ok, that part I don't like too much) and at work at 7 (or shortly after). I have a full hour in the office before anyone else during which I can make coffee, eat breakfast, and read without interruption. I work straight through until 2:55 when I get to leave to pick Sam up from school. Because Myles is at daycare until his father picks him up right now, Sam and I get time together without baby interruption. It's actually quite lovely and has me rethinking the plan for when Myles moves daycare locations in October.

Our daycare is opening another center closer to where we live and Sam and I will be able to pick Myles up after school. With how nice this schedule is, I'm thinking that we might just alternate days and pick Myles up early two or three days a week, but leave him at daycare until Steve can pick him up on the other days a week. Does that make me a horrible mom?
The Banana Splits are coming back to tv! Awesome!
We won't discuss what I found in my bathroom. I will say that it was thanks to my husband. That's all you need to know.


Bon said...

there was so much here to comment on...and i feel you particularly on not telling Sam anything about religion or the Bible, as we're starting a conversation over at GITW on the subject and i feel much like you do...but what i'm left with is a rather icky image of your bathroom.


MB said...

Gracie asked me the other day "Mommy, who is this Jesus guy people talk about..."

Will you hate me if you know what my political affiliation is? Because honestly, I used to be pro-choice before my babies died, and now the thought of any woman having an abortion makes me want to throw up. I just cannot justify it in any way anymore.

JMB said...

Lots to comment on, but the one thing that stuck out was wanting to have some solo Sam time. You're not a bad mom. Husband does this with Son on occasion, and it works out pretty well. The boys get some time together, and BabyA and I usually do a grocery run or something on our way home-girl time. It's all about the balancing act, and it seems to work for us.

kate said...

I have to make it a blog post when i have time, but yesterday C & i had a conversation about God and at one point she asked 'is Alexander God?'