Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Less than 4 weeks now...

Woke up way too early today with a headache. Motrin and coffee have finally done the trick.

Today's to-do list will include the following:

Finish (hopefully) cleaning the globes for the centerpieces and wrapping them up. Apply the velcro to steady them for the stands.

Finding (hopefully) shoes for the girl to wear as bridesmaids, ones that they will like and that do not have ridiculously high heels.

Call the banquet manager to ask my 18 million questions. Hope he's having a good day :-)

Check the mailbox five times for RSVP returns before the mail actually comes.

Get the heirloom wedding handkerchief in the sun to see if we can naturally bleach out a little more of the aging spots. And ideas?

Continue to obsess about how to wear my hair...

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

From what country did the U.S. gain its independence?

Did you hear about this poll???!!!???

An average of one in four Americans did not know from which country the United States won its independence. Say what???

I could not believe it. What on Earth is being taught in our American History and Government classes?

How could you know anything about U.S. History and not know this? Is the answer to my question that, indeed, nothing is being taught to our children about American History?

With all the money we spend on public anything being learned? It's really kind of scary.

USA Residents
On July 4th we celebrate Independence Day. From which country did the United States win its independence?
Great BritainUnsureOther countries mentioned
Row %Row %Row %
USA Residents74%20%6%
Household IncomeLess than $50,00063%30%7%
$50,000 or more86%9%5%
Age18 to 2960%33%7%
30 to 4475%15%10%
45 to 5979%17%4%
60 or older76%19%4%
AgeUnder 4567%24%9%
45 or older78%18%4%
July 2010 Marist Poll National Residents "N=1004 MOE +/- 3%" Totals may not add to 100 due to rounding.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

A New Driver

I'm hoping that....

A student driver who notices herself that she has forgotten to put on her seatbelt and looks a little startled by the realization,

One who carefully adjusts the seat and all the mirrors before she starts the engine,

One who is hesitant to take opportunities to drive,

One who, when she is told to slow down a little because there may be children in this area playing, actually slows down to about 1 mph,

I'm hoping that such a new driver may actually turn out to be an extremely careful driver who understands the dangers of driving....

Here's hoping....and praying.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Today I had the very energizing and fun experience of attending the Ypsilanti fourth of July parade and passing out literature supporting Jack Lynch's campaign for Congress.

I've known Jack and his dear wife Lisa for many years. Our sons played together when they were little and he is a member of our church.

Unequivocally pro-life, Jack is a staunch conservative across the board. It's easy to get excited about his campaign. He's a strong and devout Catholic. Here's what Jack has said about the unborn.

As Americans there are few things closer to our hearts than “choice” and all it implies, since it lies at the heart of so much of what we mean by the word “freedom”. We live in a country where we are free to choose many things – where we live, where we work, how we dress, who we marry, and a thousand and one other things. But we have always agreed that some choices are not legitimate choices – and that one of those choices not within our concept of freedom is the choice to kill an innocent, defenseless human being. In our magnanimity we have always looked upon aggression by larger, more powerful persons or nations as intrinsically wrong - and the more so the smaller and more defenseless the victim of the attack. And so it is that – in accepting the Supreme Court’s decisions regarding abortion – we have turned our back on one of our deepest and most cherished ideals – “sticking up for the little guy”. For there is no member of the human family “littler” than an unborn child – no one more innocent, no one more voiceless, no one more defenseless. An unborn child cannot hire a lawyer. An unborn child cannot vote. An unborn child cannot in any way raise their voice to protest the violence done to them in abortion.

Do you see why Jack is easy to campaign for? If you'd like to donate to Jack's campaign you can do so here.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Peaceful Moments

There's nothing like a quiet prayer time in bed, a cup of coffee beside me.