Saturday, February 26, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
I, Too, Sing America
I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.
I'll be at the table
When company comes.
Say to me,
"Eat in the kitchen,"
They'll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed--
I, too, am America.
I could write for hours on the things I've learned, the lessons I've learned and the fact that I think everyone should have to take a class like this at some point in their lifetime....but let me finish by saying I am SO grateful for Dr. King, Rosa Parks, Malcom X, and the other people whose names are not as well known for their efforts but who fought equally for their rights as human beings. I pray the day will come when discrimination is no longer an issue in certain parts of the world...in the whole world for that matter. I've really learned to love my fellow man and appreciate the history of this culture.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Also, have you ever tried to make fruit salad with just fruit? It's awesome and tasty. We had some apples, clementines and apples all diced up tonight and it was delightful! And not unhealthy in the least!!!
p.s. Connor threw up again tonight at dinner. It was quite a show. Projectile vomit on his high chair. GROSS!!!!
I am a cursed traveler. I've sort of known this a little bit due to some obvious bad moments...but when I listed it all out it was REALLY funny.
First there's the fact that we didn't get to go to one of our excursions on our most recent cruise vacation. We were so excited to return to our honeymoon destination..but it wasn't meant to be. Bummer.
There's the time when I went to Michigan to visit my aunt. Before I flew home we were going to Cedar Point, which is a theme park that has the biggest roller coaster EVER. Well at least at the time...this was 8 years ago or so. Didn't get to go. Tornado warning and freak hurricane storm in JUNE. SUCK!
The Bahamas. I almost want to leave it at that. It had its fun moments, but honestly there were a LOT of bad moments on that trip. A mouse, no water pressure, no hot water at times, our jet ski adventure was canceled, it was cloudy and rainy on the day we went to Gilligan's island and swam with the sea lions....our transportation was bad...etc.
Let's not forget that fun night I spent at the Las Vegas aiport for 12+ hours due to bad weather and freaky wind. If you are ever going to get trapped in an airport PRAY it's not that one...the slots will drive you NUTS!
The saddest one is our honeymoon when our flight from Houston to Grand Cayman was canceled til the next day. We were newlyweds and had to spend the night in Houston without our luggage...and even though we got free room service it was still disappointing...not to mention the fact that due to misunderstanding we had to pay for the hotel night in Grand Cayman...don't choke but it was $600 a night. It was the only night not paid for by the lady who gave us our honeymoon. She should have paid it, but we couldn't get a hold of her all week.
Anyway...those are some FUN examples of my traveling issues. Ben said he'd never had problems traveling until he met me. So I guess it's true that I'm cursed.
And now you can see why we didn't care one bit about spending $100 to come home early from our cruise trip in December..saved us HOURS of agony. I must be in touch with my curse or something....
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Today I'm thinking about aesthetics. When I took a childhood education class last summer I was so passionate about aesthetics and wanting to teach my children about all the beauty in the world through art, music and nature. I am SO excited to get the art gallery and competition going so I can constantly be surrounded by ALL of those things. What a huge blessing. And I think it's awesome that I felt that passion a long time before we knew this was going to be our path for life.
I just can't wait to be able to visit national parks and then stare at beautiful works of art 24-7. Things like this....
Yes...this is going to be a good day....
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
So for next week...I have some easy goals:
Make a sushi roll. I found the recipe and instructions here.
Start cleaning the garage--weather pending. If it's still 11 degrees outside we'll rethink this.
Ok that's it so far.
Lots better day today...but I'm TIRED!...such is life!