Friday, March 19, 2010


Bean hasn't been feeling well.  She's had a fever and swollen glands.  Then, this morning, she woke up with a black eye.

(That would be Bean's supermodel face).  At first, I thought it was just bags under her eyes from being tired and sick.  Then, the bags went away and the shiner stayed.

I asked Bean what happened.

"To my eye?"


"I don't know.  Cakes hit me in the eye with her hand."

"She did?"


"Well, what happened?"

"I was crying and I rubbed my eye and now it hurts."

"It looks more like you bumped it or got hit."

"Nope.  I just rubbed it.  Now it hurts."

Well, that must've been some vigorous rubbing!  No further information was forthcoming, so the mystery remains.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Like I've said before, I have very strong political views.  But, I don't want to be partisan on this blog (believe me, I'm partisan in pretty much every other aspect of my life, right, Tanya?).  But, really, you'd have to be living in a hole somewhere to not recognize the historic implications of everything that is going down in D.C. right now.

Now, I'm an enormous proponent of being well-informed.  So, I wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone to find out what's in the Senate bill.  Don't take everyone else's word for it; go read it yourself!  The House wants to vote on this bill as-is, word for word, by this weekend, and it is incumbent upon every American citizen to know what is in that bill and to contact their Congressman/woman in the House of Representatives to voice his/her opinion.

So, get out there and research that healthcare bill, and call your House Representative to tell them how they can best represent you!  The number for the Congressional switchboard is 202-224-3121.  Go get 'em!