Outside my window... our hydrangeas are getting ready to bloom, and they are going to be just gorgeous! This hydrangea bush was originally in JC's grandmother's yard, then at our old house, and now here. I love plants like that with a history. We also have a rosemary bush that was started with some rosemary from the table centerpieces at our wedding reception.
I am thinking... that I need to make more time to blog.
I am thankful for... the right to vote.
From the kitchen... not sure... maybe some sausage on the grill, slaw, and beans.
I am creating... new bedrooms for Addie and Nina... they are a work in progress.
I am going... to vote AGAINST Amendment One tomorrow. If you think gay marriage is wrong, you're entitled to that opinion. Gay marriage is already illegal in NC though, so this amendment passing or not is not going to change that.
I can see thinking, "I don't agree with gay marriage, so I should vote for this." The problem with that thinking is that the Amendment strips rights and benefits from so many. If domestic partnerships and civil unions are all made illegal, children will lose health insurance that they have through a parent's domestic partner (gay or otherwise). It isn't their fault their mother (or father) isn't married. Don't vote for this amendment and take away health insurance from children. Passing this amendment will also mean that women will lose domestic violence protection if they were never married to their abusive partner. Women deserve that protection no matter what. Imagine a long-time unmarried couple like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. They have children together, have a solid relationship, and yet with this passing of this amendment, a couple like that would not be able to make end-of-life decisions for each other or have visitation rights when visitation is limited to family in a hospital setting. That's just not right. You can be against gay marriage and still vote against this amendment. The amendment is not saving families. It is hurting them.
I am reading... Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman. I finally quit reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. I tried to finish it since it is my book club book, but I found myself hating it, really truly hating it. It was irritating me reading it, and life's is too short for that.
I am hoping... that Elise feels better soon. Her asthma has flared up, and her cough sounds awful. She is home from school today and has a doctor appointment this afternoon. She has a jump rope performance tomorrow evening. I hope she is able to jump.
I am hearing... Elise coughing and the housekeeper cleaning.
Around the house... I put away a lot of clean laundry over the weekend, but there is still so much to do. <sigh>
One of my favorite things... Whole Foods organic pomegranate orange lip balm.
A few plans for the rest of the week.... nothing out of the ordinary during the week except Elise's jump rope performance. Saturday is crazy though - swim lessons, gymnastics, a Girl Scout party, birthday party, and housewarming party.