Thursday, November 06, 2008

Civil Rights

What do you think about the whole gay rights issue? Should marriage be defined as one man and one woman? What is marriage? Should two people have the right to decide to spend their lives together? Should they be denied survivorship benefits? Why do we have to be so stuck on words? Ok, so marriage is defined as one man and one woman. And let's say we call the union between two men a civil union. What's the difference again? Take religion out of it and tell me what's left?

Marriage was defined in the Bible. For someone who doesn't believe in the Bible it doesn't make sense to be forced to be defined by it. The Bible is for believers.

Have at it if you want. I'd love to hear from you on this one.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Is it for real?

Not sure how to take all this excitement. It's easy to get caught up in it though. People gave their lives so that a day like yesterday could happen - that a man could be judged by his character instead of his race. Everywhere I turn people are smiling and happy and talking to each other. Thinking back on today it seems I was one of those people. lol. I think even the world has breathed a sigh of relief at the election results.

To my son, who is five and said he would vote for Obama without any prompting from me or hubby, it doesn't seem like a big deal. He can't fully appreciate the enormity of what has happened. Not even I can. But when I see men like Colin Powell overwhelmed with emotion, I get it.

I wish Obama the best. I don't expect miracles like saving the world. I do expect that the next four years will be something to look forward to in this country. After that, who can tell, but at least for now there's hope.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Monday, November 03, 2008

The Boat Show

I'm not a big boat person but I went to the show. I was given two tickets this morning. It helps when you know people in high places. :) Those boats were really nice. I could see if I had A LOT of disposable income I wouldn't mind having one or two for myself. Should have brought the kids - they would have liked it. But, nah, they would have wore us out even more than we already were.

Tomorrow is the big day. Anxious to see what Wed will hold.

Been taking random pix lately. Maybe it's time to post some?

Sunday, November 02, 2008

There's nothing like manual labor

Last week found me trimming hedges. Today I pressure-cleaned the driveway. Who knows what I'll be doing next week!