Thursday, May 24, 2012


I've been meaning to blog on the John Edwards trial.  You probably aren't aware - but I was obsessed with it.  I got into it so deep that I actually found transcripts of voice mails that he left for that other creepy character in the drama, Andrew Young.  

I know.  It's pathetic.  Not just the salaciousness of the trial - but the fact that I followed it so closely.  I'm not even sure why I'm mentioning it now.  I sometimes just have to get things off my chest - and you never know when I'll blurt them out.  I told Kevin a couple of weeks ago and he just stared at me.  That's it - just a stare.  No comment from him.  (I'm hoping he just didn't hear me and felt no reason to ask me what I said.)

The whole group of players are a bunch of odd balls - and I'm obviously including John Edwards.  I'm also including the daughter that showed up every day with him for the trial.  Really Kate?  

I know that we all make mistakes and lord knows I've made some - but I would never expect family or friends to have to show public support in the way that she did.  You can still love your Dad, Kate...but some integrity for your mom - or is there any left in that family.

I'm sure you also expected a much longer post on Obama's statement about his support for same-sex marriage.  I actually thought his words said it all.  It's nice to know that the person sitting in the oval office - thinks my relationship should be equal legally to his.  I could have written for days about the ridiculousness of the reaction from the typical "anti" folks - but they didn't say anything new - so why even bother!

We're off to Bend this weekend.  Thanks to friends/neighbors who are giving us the key to their house.  I promise we won't break anything - or at least that we will replace whatever we do break.

Nine more days of school for Kindergarten year.  That's nine more days of making Caden's lunch - until we start all over again in September.



Wednesday, May 2, 2012

We hardly Newt ya...

I had practically forgotten that he was still in the race for the Republican nomination, but Newt Gingrich finally called it quits today.  The blowhard of all blowhards ran out of cash (or at least other people's cash) .  I imagine that Calista made it clear that she didn't want them to keep dipping into their personal funds to pursue something they both knew just wasn't going to happen.

Remember those days of watching a stage full of loons provide us with hours of entertainment during their debates?  It seems like a lifetime ago.  I know at one point I was adamant about the fact that Rick Perry would become the nominee.  I even think I came around at one point and had to admit to the inevitability of Newt carrying the banner this Fall.  (Oh how I hoped that would have been the case - just for the turmoil it would have created within the Republican party alone.)

But it just won't happen now.  The numbers pretty much point to Mitt carrying the banner now.  Did you notice Newt's "support" for Mitt?  It was basically, "vote for Mitt because he's not Barack".  It doesn't exactly get you on your feet applauding.

and on another note...We have First Grade orientation tomorrow night.  It's for the parents to meet the First Grade teachers.  How did I get to the point in my life where I'm going to a First Grade orientation for a child of mine.

Maybe it's just luck.  I'll gladly take it!