Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A (Gasp) Political Post

It's been a long time since I shared my angst over politics and the state of the nation. World. Universe. I've come a long way to feeling peaceful in my own life, which gives me a more peaceful outlook on the bigger world view too. I know it's all going to work out in the end, no matter what. That said, I'm feeling some excitement again, possibilities on the horizon, opportunities for fairness and goodness, peace and understanding - it's *this* close - and it feels good. I like what I'm seeing, I like how money is being raised, principals honored, the way the talk is being walked... the whole deal. Honesty and truth in politics? Unity instead of divisiveness? Is it possible? Maybe! Wouldn't that be nice.

I also know politics are a tricky subject, not everyone's cup of tea. So, feel free to ignore me and go ahead keeping your own views, or not having any at all if that's your thing, it's what makes the world go 'round, everyone doing it their own way, right? But if you have any interest and few spare dollars, check out this list of progressive women that will help give our congress a better representation of "we the people". I would like to see more smart women in our government - to help fight for better schools, heath care, safe foods and products, protect out planet, to insist that all avenues have been exhausted before we send our children off to wars... Plus some of these women are from my home state of New Hampshire - what a long way that little state has come from when I was growing up there, I'm pretty proud of it. There is also a woman from my own state, Darcy Burner, who is pretty great too, smart and compassionate, in it for all the right reasons, I like her a lot.

Go ahead, check out http://www.emilyslist.org/ or MoveOn.org to see how you can get involved or contribute to their campaigns.

There, I've done my little bit for the day - but I've got something else up my sleeve (literally!) that is more fun than just clicking and donating. Stay tuned... and save a few bucks in case it turns out that it IS your cup of tea. More soon!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Another Purple Flower Photo


Summer camp started today - what was I thinking? 8:30 AM tennis camp? I *was* thinking I'd get up, take the kiddo there, walk the dog around the block for an hour and then take Luke to regular summer camp and go home and do something creative. Today did not work out that way *at all*. Will try again Wednesday, wish me luck.

Oh! Check out these very beautiful, amazing really, photos. Elephants and people, big cats and beautiful women, deserts... gorgeous: http://www.ashesandsnow.org/en/flash-popup.php.

PS. The hamster is in his roller ball, chasing the cat around the room. Bumping into the dogs. It's pretty funny.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Meet Mr. Nibbles

Luke has a new little pet. He's a black bear hamster and very sweet. He loves to roll around in his plastic ball - he rolls right up to the dogs and cat, no fear at all. He also spends hours climbing up the side of his cage and sliding down the ramp. Little show-off. Cute guy.

meet mr. nibbles

Friday, June 13, 2008

And The Cow Jumped Over The Moon

cow jumping over moon

cow cropped

I finished it! And little baby Cole is only a week old - not too bad, I'm pretty proud of myself for getting it done before he was a year old. Hah, just kidding, it's right on time.

It's a little busier than I would have wanted but I kept adding things because I wanted him to have a lot to look at. Luke and his friend Lilly insisted on stars in the ski - so there you have it!