Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
I just watched the Bill Moyers interview with Rev. Jeremiah Wright. It was full and complete and thoughtful. It was exactly NOT what sound bites and our media have suggested about Obama's pastor.
I would vote for Barack Obama, Bill Moyers OR Jeremiah Wright to be our president. They are three thoughtful, intelligent Americans. And what is done during our political campaigns, the business of politics as usual, is so anti-American and anti-Democracy that it is shameful.
Watch the video of the interview for yourself (or read the full transcript) before you vote in November....
Monday, April 21, 2008
I had a big epiphany while laying on my back in the middle of this river Saturday.
I am a river girl. My mom and sister in law are really beach girls, and don't get me wrong, I love the beach.... but in my heart, I'm happiest in a Texas Hill Country River.
I was laying next to a little waterfall on a rock in the middle of the Blanco on Saturday afternoon. I felt the warm sun, the cold water, saw the blue sky with big hawks circling overhead. Heard the rushing water and birds and frogs. Felt the breeze blow by. It was absolutely perfect. The water was crystal clear. And there was no buring sun, or sand in my swimsuit.
I had so much fun that I've decided to act on a plan I formed a couple of years ago. Here is my flyer, it goes out this week:
Please join your buddies for the “First Annual Moms Only Before the Kids are Out of School For the Whole Summer River Trip”
When? Friday May 16 (if raining, we’ll go May 30)
Time? We drop off the kids at school at 7:45 and start driving to the River at 7:46. We’ll head back in time to pick up our little ones by 2:45.
Where do we meet? Near the BW parking lot
Bring? $15 for tube rental + $20 for tube deposit + a bit extra just in case, cooler (Styrofoam not allowed!), beverages, food to share potluck style for lunch, camp chair, hat, sunscreen, towel, river shoes, and your funky self!
Who can come? Fun moms, the more the merrier! Forward this.
What if I have to work? Call in sick!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
"M....mmmm...... Max-eeeeee....... I'm going to torment you in the future......."
We went to the dentist and he informed us that the tooth will of course have to come out, but that there was no rush and we could do it this summer.
Coincidentally, the oral surgeon who was the father of Emma's best preschool friend called asking about Architectural services for two projects he has in mind. I mentioned Max's situation and he offered a free consultation and xrays. Too bad I can't stamp the drawings and do the project myself or I could barter dental care for drafting.
Anyway, the dentist yesterday asked to take a photo. It really is that weird. If he gets a digital shot (using a special mouth mirror) at Max's cleaning next month, I'll post it. One of the teachers at school called it Max's Lucky Tooth, so he feels pretty OK about it.