Fair warning: The first three are political. If you don't want to read about such things skip to #4.
1 - "We goin' march." Lauryn Hill, this song, this beautiful pro-life song, is what I think of every year when I wish I was marching on D.C. to support life from conception to natural death. When I wish I was marching on D.C. to support an end to abortion.
3 - Lastly, even if you do support abortion, I hope you are at least outraged at the forced abortions that happen in China. Sadly, I'm not very educated about the matter and I feel like there's little I can do to help women in a communist country. But an article by Sen. Santorum was eye opening for me. Here's an excerpt:
Forced abortion and sterilization are gross violations of a woman’s physical integrity. They’re a form of torture that should outrage anyone who cares about justice for women — but they’re greeted with deafening silence because of the battles over elective abortions in the West. The politics of abortion in the West makes normally outspoken women’s advocates reticent. The U.N. women’s agency prominently displays its work in China against domestic violence, but says nothing of the threat that forced abortion and sterilization pose to the health and well-being of a far larger number of Chinese women.
Read the rest here.
4 - Let's move on to something more uplifting, shall we? One of my husband's former students recently wrote on his Facebook wall, "My physics professor isn't nearly as awesome as you were :( I'll probably come in and bug you for help soon."
This makes me so proud. The student is now studying at a prestigious university but Trav is a better teacher.
5 - Also, I have this super ugly filing cabinet sitting in my living room. Grey and beat up and u-g-l-y, we ain't got no alibi - it's ugly. And so when I saw what Deme did with her filing cabinet I was inspired. I gotta do something similar. Seriously.
6 - Thanks to everyone who voted for The Sheenazing Blogger Awards! There was a HUGE amount of nominations - so many in fact that I had to close the form before it gets totally out of control. I need to have enough time to still parent my children and be present to my husband. There may be a more efficient way to do what I'm doing but I don't know what it is... so this is happening instead. Good thing I'm not totally legit, just some little housewife with a computer and internet access.
I'll work on the Voting Form and inform all nominated bloggers over the weekend. Official voting will begin on Tuesday. Thanks again!
7 - Lastly, I'm wondering if anyone else frequently has to use dictionary.com to check their spelling before posting on Facebook, Twitter, or comboxes? That site is like my internet bff.