hand-painted peg dolls of 9 Fellowship characters?
earth bender costume
soundtrack from LOTR
My children found a dog. It followed them home. I've said more about this elsewhere on Facebook and Flickr and here: http://loveinthesuburbs.com/wordpress/ce
I'm placing a found ad in Sac Bee.
I have an email in to the county animal shelter.
I've put a found ad at PetHarbor.com, which is what the local animal shelter website suggested.
We've put out flyers, with a photo, in the neighborhood.
We've talked to dog-owner neighbors to ask if they recognize him. We even thought for a sec today we might have a proper lead, but no. All three of them walked away thrilled that the dog wasn't theirs.
Tomorrow we go to the local groomers and maybe a couple more vet hospitals. And we go to buy more dog food.
I am also afraid we WILL find his owners and that I will have very sad boys and husband.
- Current Mood: worried
I think it's wacky that my dad is having this procedure done. I also think that it's RAD that they can do a little outpatient surgery that will improve his vision immensely.
If you can spare a thought, please think a positive one for my daddy, especially for rapid healing and a successful correction of the problem.
- Current Mood: hopeful
Dreaming out loud again ...
I am thinking about showing up for the Fleet Feet 10k training that starts tonight. I doubt I will because I have fear.
I have this sensation that I'm late. I can't shake it. It's a dread and an anxiety, like I'm barely treading water and not where I'm supposed to be. Like I'm not doing well enough. Like I'm not making it. I am trying to simply observe this and not read a lot of meaning into it because if I do I'll probably make myself feel worse. I'm just looking at it from over here, observing my mental hamster running on my mental wheel. Get off the wheel, jackass.
I want to come back to these things, when I have more time:
I want to learn how to make my own yogurt, and I want to learn more about propagating cana lilies.
I want to make these (http://www.prudentbaby.com/2011/04/h
And this is rad: http://theforestroom.blogspot.com/2
And this too, but I think I could improve on this: http://www.thatartistwoman.org/2010/0
I don't get it. Such a mix of joyful stretching and striving and fun and negative self-talk.
- Current Mood:It's weird in here.
I am falling asleep now.
I Should be editing a chapter
I should clean my office
record my expenses
at least go for a walk to wake myself back up again and get some exercise.
I should get in my car and do one of the many errands I need to do
go visit my Ro.
I think this is fuzzy thinking. The Shoulds get me every time.
- Current Mood: sleepy
I’m still figuring out the ballot measures, but I thought this voters’ guide from the Unitarian Universalist Society was interesting.
Whatever you vote, VOTE.
UULM Action Network on November Ballot Measures
Where do we stand on the 9 propositions on the November 2 ballot?
Absentee ballots are out, so it's good to start studying!
• Proposition 19 would allow legalization and local taxation and regulation of limited amounts
of marijuana. It would save millions of dollars in police and law enforcement costs, and the
expense of keeping numerous non-violent offenders in prison, in racially disproportionate
ratios. This proposition could also eliminate 70% of the funds of Mexican drug cartels. Our
UUA 2002 Statement of Conscience endorses legalization of marijuana in the belief that
prohibition does not work.
• Proposition 21 raises the vehicle license fee $18 per car to fund the repairs our state parks
need, and provide the financial support needed for maintenance and ranger salaries, removing
the state parks from the annual budget battles and potential cuts.
• Proposition 24 would close multi-state corporate tax loopholes opened by last year's budget
compromise. These loopholes do not create jobs in California, and the state very much needs
• Proposition 25 Simple Majority Vote on Budget, provides systemic change in favor of a
majority vote in the Legislature to pass a state budget, as is done in 47 other states. A super
majority gives unequal weight to no votes, creating a minority veto and resulting log-jams.
This proposition would enable California to pass a state budget on the basis of a legislative
• Proposition 23: This proposition to suspend the clean energy and air pollution regulations of
AB 32 until unemployment is 5.5 % is a scam by Texas oil companies to gut our state's model
environmental laws addressing climate change. We respect the interdependent web of all
existence of which we are a part.
• Proposition 26: This law would mandate a super–majority 2/3rds vote of the Legislature for
fines, levies, or fees. This is contrary to democratic simple majority rule. It would also create
an artificially high hurdle to creating fines for polluters, unsafe medical devices, etc. This
proposition threatens our environment and our use of democratic processes.
• Proposition 27: This constitutional amendment would abolish the new Citizens Commission
for Redistricting and would create districts with equal populations. Our board is concerned
about gerry-mandered districts that aren't competitive. We would like to give the redistricting
commission a chance to work.
WE ARE NEUTRAL ON PROPOSITIONS 20 & 22
Proposition 20: This constitutional amendment would extend the redistricting Commission's powers enabling it
to draw lines for federal congressional districts in CA as well as the state senate and assembly districts. This
measure would also define “communities of interest” as similar economic and social groups for purposes of
redistricting. Some supported the Citizen's Commission's extension of power, others were concerned it was
unrepresentative and shouldn't redistrict on the basis of social class.
Proposition 22: This law, proposed by the League of CA cities, would prevent the state government from
using transportation and redevelopment money allocated to the cities. However it would not protect money for
education and health services, making it more likely cuts would be in these important areas.
Please vote on Tuesday, November 2, 2010