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**I apologize in advance for a horrible post.  I simply cannot focus because I’m glued to the TV.**

As much as I want to, I am not talking about politics.  It’s a topic on which I usually try to keep my mouth shut.  Not because I’m embarrassed by my opinions, but because here in the bible belt I’m often in the minority.  And that’s ok with me.  But it’s not always ok with other people.  I’ve heard people ask how someone could be a Christian and a Democrat…seriously.  I try not to complain about your beliefs, or tell you that you’re wrong.  So please don’t do it to me.  (I’m now stepping off my soap box and on to another non-political subject.)

Today was a BEAUTIFUL day here!  Since I’m supposed to be “taking it easy”(read, as I do: not doing any housework), we decided to meet up with some friends at an awesome new playground with a picnic pavilion.  The kids had fun playing with their friends.  I had fun talking to the other mommies.  But my favorite moment of the whole day was when the other moms headed to the car to get lunches, I got all the kids to “link up” (hold hands) and I held tight to 5 tiny tots all in a line.  I really wish I’d had a camera then!  What a beautiful sight!  Anyway, we all tried to enjoy the picnic.  We would have been more successful if we hadn’t been plagued by a pack?…group?…colony??…a whatever of yellow jackets.  I’d always heard that if you killed one yellow jacket, they would give off some kind of pheromone and attract others.  But none of us were sure if that was a myth or truth.  Do any of you know?  And do you know of anything we can do next time to try and keep them away?? 

Another thing I’ve been doing to “take it easy” is craft.  Since we left Augusta, I haven’t been able to craft because all my supplies have been packed up.  I finally got some stuff out, and let me tell you…I had forgotten just how relaxing a good craft can be!!  One of the mommies from the park is a Demonstrator/Sales Rep for Uppercase Living.  It’s a cool product that allows you to personalize your space without permanently painting.  It’s kind of like vinyl lettering mixed with those old-fashioned “rub-ons” that you used to see on woodcrafts. (Just go look at the website, I’m not explaining it very well.)  UL offers a variety of pre-made words, phrases, and embellishments and they have an online option to make your own designs!  (That’s my favorite part!)  It only takes a week or two to get the item in once you order.  And it’s SUPER easy to apply.  I ordered 6 different products, and did three of them today! They were so easy to apply, and look so tasteful! AND…whenever I get tired of them, they just peel right off. Those of you who know me well enough know that I’m prone to change my mind frequently. 🙂  I, once again, don’t have my camera easily accessible…so you’ll have to take a look at the pictures I took with my Blackberry.  When I put the other ones up, I’ll try to remember to do step-by-step pictures!

On the back door: img000761      By my amazing new whirlpool tub:         By my amazing new whirlpool tub:   img000781


BP update: The doctor’s office called my mom’s house earlier today to give me results from my labwork.  I, however, no longer live at my mom’s house…so I didn’t get the message until after business hours.  I’m assuming that had it been something bad, they would have walked next door to Marshall’s office and let him know.  He had lunch with my doctors, and none of them brought it up…surely that means it was ok, right???  But, just to be sure, I’ll call first thing in the morning and let you all know what I find out then.

The Democratic Process

I was originally going to over-share with you all about my lovely 24 hour urine collection, my doctor’s appointment today(at which my blood pressure was normal!), and the lack of good television on Sundays. 

But I decided that I should keep the pee stories to myself(you’re welcome).  I shouldn’t bore you with details of what the doc said(ultimately, eventhough the bp was good today, we won’t really know much until the lab work comes back).  And I shouldn’t really complain about Sunday television programming.  If I’d go to church, it wouldn’t be an issue anyway!  🙂

So…what I’ll tell you about instead is an Emmie story.  Today was Red, White & Blue day at school, and the kids got a chance to vote.  Not about something as silly as who will be in charge of the free world(DON”T FORGET TO VOTE TOMORROW….THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT ELECTION!!!), but something really important: snacks.  They voted for which snack they wanted, and the winning snack will be making a victory speech on Wednesday.

Anyway, I was late picking her up from “school”, and she was the only one left in her room.  As I walked up to the door I could see a note that read:


So as I came into the room her teacher said, “I don’t think Emmie was very happy with the outcome of the election.” 

“Uh-oh.  What’s wrong, Em?”

“I want ice cream, but we havin’ to eat goldfish.”  (If you know Em, you can surely imagine the hilarious face accompanying this statement.)

So…because of 10 crazy little kids(seriously, who picks goldfish over ice cream???), my 2 year old has already lost confidence in the democratic process.  I guess it was bound to happen sometime though, huh? 🙂

Oh…don’t let the process fail again…VOTE tomorrow if you haven’t already!