It's not that I hate Toronto. For a day or 2 it's quite an exciting city, with stores and experiences you aren't likely to find in a less "urbanized" place such as Guelph. However, there are too many people in that type of Metropolis for my liking. People in a rush to get where they're going without a second (or often without a first) thought of those around them. You don't stroll down the streets of TO. It's much more of a mad dash or scurry to travel from place to place. On my most recent venture to "the big city" I was faced with a confrontation in a parking lot. My dear friend and I were toting around my 2 year old daughter and her 7 month old twins. When we left the restaurant the person beside us had parked so close to my vehicle that we couldn't even ...
If you have ever read my blog before, you will already know, that I am 100% for same sex marriage, or same sex co-habitation, or whatever rights should be granted to a couple who is in love. I think loving who you love is something wonderful, something to be shared, and something that should NOT be governed by an outsider. To me, it seems simple enough, but there are people in this world that just don't get it.
Tennessee for example. Well, not the entire state. Just a group of ignorant hate mongers that think being gay is a problem. So much so that they are pushing for the Classroom Protection Act, nicknamed the "Don't Say Gay" bill to be passed. Here's the breakdown of this ridiculous bill:
*Teachers would be banned from discussing sexual activity that is not related to "natural human reproduction"
*Teachers can NOT acknowledging the fact that homosexuality exists.
*Teachers must report ...
I used to have adult conversations. I remember them. My husband and I would talk about politics, or movies, or... Our lame friend that had kids and disappeared.
And then it happened... We became parents too. We're in the thick of potty training right now. My husband called me at work to tell me about our daughters bodily functions. What's worse? I was EXCITED! I actually cheered for her through the phone.
When/if we go out without our daughter, we talk about what food she might like from the menu, what kids remind us of her, and what she might think if funny. We quote Elmo and discuss the complexities of "The Pokey Little Puppy". (I caught myself singing "My name is Zoe" in the shower last week...)
I know it won't always be this way. Some day she will be telling me about her political views and telling me about some ...
I have been pondering how to put into words how I am feeling about the recent events in Newtown Connecticut. Like everyone, I am shocked and horrified. What else can we say about something that is so unfathomable?
As a mother, I simply can't face the fact that these things can happen. If I try to empathize with the parents... Well, I can't. I've never faced something like that, and I don't even want to think about it.
When we have children, the concept that they will be stolen away from us is not something we think about. Now, we collectively stand in the doorways of our sleeping babies and are thankful that they are safe and alive. So where do we go from here? As we attempt to go on with our lives we shy away from the faces of the young victims and focus on a man that took them ...
Scientisit had stepped in and discovered the formula(s) for the prefect amount of ornaments, lights, tinsel and the right size for your star. Check out the formulas below.
Figure out the height in inches, divide by two, and that's how many ornaments you want.
(So if your tree is 6 feet or 72 inches tall you want 36 ornaments on it. Preferably matching ones of course.)
Multiplythe height by five, and that's how many inches of tinsel you want.
(So for our 72 inch tree, we would need 360 or 30 feet inches of tinsel.)
Multiply the height by three, and that's how many inches of lights you want.
(Our 72 inch tree would require 216 inches or 18 feet of strung lights.)
Star. Divide the height by 10, and that's how tall your star should be.
(Our 72 inch tree would need a star that is 7 ...