Friday, October 19, 2007

History in the Making

Sometimes when I am listening to Rush Limbaugh, I get the feeling that I am listening to history being made. A letter was auctioned off in support of the Marine Corp Law Enforcement Foundation. This letter was signed by 40 Democrats of the Senate asking Clear Channel to force Rush to apologize for remarks made about a phony-soldier. (The remarks themselves were not offensive and therefore did not need an apology.) In any case, in an ebay auction, this letter went for $2,100,100.00! Furthermore, Rush is going to match the donation! If you would like to read the letter or more on this, here is a link.

I love this country! Where else in the world would a letter from a bunch of Senators raise that much money for a charity? I don't think it would happen anywhere but here in America. Obviously, the Dems in the Senate who signed that letter didn't imagine this would be the outcome. But, I guess the unexpected is what makes history.

By the way, Rush challenged the 40 Senators to match the winning bid. Do you think any of them will?

Monday, October 1, 2007

Hmmmm, almost two months now

Yes, I'm a slacker. I could say that I've been busy, but that wouldn't be absolutely true. I've just been lazy. Good thing I'm my own boss with this here blog!

Well, the last two months have been enjoyable. I took the girls to their pediatrician appointments and discovered that Matilyn and Reagan weigh the same amount. No kidding!

Also, I found out that I probably need to start getting Reagan to stop sucking her two fingers. Well, I don't know if I'm going to rush that... I'm scared, okay? I'll just admit it...

Matilyn was suspended, again, from the gym for biting. (Oh what fun...) Therefore, we are staying home from the gym while she outgrows this phase. I have only taken her once since the last suspension, and she did alright. But, I'm not going to push it. I have figured out that she will bite when she is tired. So, at least I have figured something out. As to 'curing' the biting, no such luck. (And I've tried almost everything...soap in the mouth is next...)

We took the girls apple picking up north of Wickenburg last month. It was a lot of fun and we brought home a lot of apples. Between all the apple desserts I made and the lack of exercise, I am lucky that I still fit into my pants! :) Here's a picture of my with Reagan and my friend's son, Ryan. We went to the orchard with my fabulous mom's club, 2 Hour Time Out. It was a very fun outing.

Erik is busy, though. His work is going well and he's doing a great job with implementing Asterisk at CCV. I am excited to see where he will grow next.

Right now he's in Vegas for a (much-needed?) man-cation. Thankfully, he paid the bills before he left! HA! (Just kidding, he's very responsible.)