I still feel things toning up, so that’s always good. Earlier this week, I read a blog post where a lady expressed a desire to lose weight so that she could meet more men/have a relationship. It made me think about reading the lingerie catalog from Nordie’s. The catalog was full of romantic photos of ladies in their pricey brandy skivvies with their handsome dudes. I figured there was nothing wrong with that (I’ve bought my share of clothing and lingerie for my husband’s entertainment), but what happened to wanting to look good for one’s self? Or wanting to exercise and eat healthy because it feels better and looks better? And not because some loser at the club didn’t speak? Maybe it’s me.
First we’ll start with the housewives.
I’m sorry that Ann Romney has battled breast cancer and Multiple Sclerosis. I am also well aware that working at home is real work. However, from the information that I have read and heard about and from her husband (including his numerous gaffes about the problems of the poor), I think it is a safe assumption that she does not have a working knowledge of the economic issues that face most regular women. I know that raising children is work from experience, but I sincerely and completely doubt her credibility as an economic advisor on women’s issues. Maybe Hilary Rosen should have said something closer to that, because what she did say was a hot mess. The response of the GOP was the sweeping generalization that all Democrats share Hilary Rosen’s views and don’t respect housewives, when if this was the case, it would be a conflict with our First Lady’s choice to be a stay-at-home mom. How many more months of this do we have left? Six and change? Sigh.
And now for the prostitutes.
The U.S. Secret Service is known for its work guarding our presidents, cabinet members and candidates. It is also well known for doing this quietly and professionally. They often hold parties after the assignments are over and the president has departed the location, but not this week. Eleven agents have been suspended as a result of misconduct with prostitutes near the site of the Americas Summit, (in Cartagena, Colombia) the day before President Obama arrived, so that our government could deal with the investigation and the summit at the same time.
Last but not least…
Keep the people of the Great Plains in your thoughts and prayers. Seventy-five tornadoes touched down there this weekend killing six and injuring 28.
Lunchbots are transformers, but they are not robots. They have changed my cabinets into a much neater place. because where I had several plastic containers for snacks and lunches, I now have a few stainless-steel boxes. I’ve had my Lunchbots for a few months and they are bpa free, durable, easy to clean, keep snacks in and are much better for my family than the containers they replaced.
I have had a great week. I haven’t broken any of my time records, but for three of four days my time was improving. The fourth day my head was just dealing with too much personal stuff to let the rest of me get my run on. I’m so thankful for the time I have to get out. It’s not much but it is helping me deal with life challenges in a much more positive way than I normally would, just like my time with friends does.
This week, four of us had brunch and it was so wonderful to just hang out and talk and eat and everything was healthy. Everybody in our group is so supportive and positive and creative and fun in our glorious humanity. I have been blessed with so many great women in my life.