On my way home yesterday through my peripheral vision I noticed a fireworks tent in the neighborhood Burger King parking lot. I had to do a 180 because it just did not seem possible – as far as I could remember that parking lot contained the bare essentials – a few spaces and a drive-through. They managed to fit it in so people could drive around the tent and get fireworks en route to their Whoppers and Crispy Chicken Snack Wraps, or have an awkward to hazardous experience attempting to get out of the lot because they just wanted the fireworks. Good times.
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Today was my day to work with paint, which is always fun. I have regular colors and some pearl finish, but I have my eye on metallics and glitter (of course – lol). The best parts of this whole art journal thing are doing something for no other reason than to express myself creatively and to make me happy. Another thing I like is that I’ve been focusing from layout to layout which is a lot less stressful than planning a larger project.
This evening we went for a nice, long hike to work the kids out, but I think it ended up working me out more. I thought I had a pretty easy day until we started hiking up a hill. Then I realized how much I had done and how tired I was. It was worth it to be out enjoying an amazingly sunny day. The visibility was amazing. I’m thankful we have such wonderful places to explore such a short distance from home.
Today, the Supreme Court issued a ruling against three sections of Arizona’s immigration law, SB-1070, while upholding the section that gives officers the right to request documented evidence of legal immigration status. I thought that was the part of the law that caused the greatest uproar, but most of what I have read from legal experts said that the federal government prevailed because the decision upholds its prevalence in matters of immigration legislation. As a result of this ruling, other states are going to have these kinds of laws with people being profiled and that will lead to further litigation when enough of the wrong people get profiled. I know that’s how the system works, but does it have to continue to grind along at such a slow pace?