Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I'm Ashamed of Where I Live...Sometimes...

The top sign has been down the road from my  friend's house for a long time, She drives by it everyday she comes to work and, although we talk about and disagree with its sentiment we understand free speech. The bottom sign only went up yesterday, and has already been taken down...this story just makes me ashamed to live where I live, but not surprised at the hatred it spews. I won't even talk about the bumper stickers, or the churches contorting the Bible on their marques. Politics make us kra-kra. Hmm...and, so does race.

Below is the note my friend posted on Facebook with the picture:
Out of curiosity, I called a neighbor to see how long the bottom sign lasted. Although she said it made a number of her neighbors smile, it lasted less than 24 hours and was on a property that supported the message and allowed its placement. Cowardly people who propagate hatred and lies can remove a sign...but they can't keep it from spreading around on the internet. I encourage you to share this image. However people vote on November 6th, I would hope it would be about issues and not about bigotry.

Spread the word.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Where I've Been Lately...

A Run-Down of the Last Month

I can't believe that I've been absent from my darling blog for a month. School is kicking my butt right now and what I like to do when I'm not watching my kiddo, traveling to conferences, making new lesson plans for new units or reading is sleep (and, I've been doing very little of that lately). Sorry dear blog, I'd like to say it won't happen again, but really, shouldn't teaching be easier after 14 years?! And, while planning lessons we still managed to visit family, go on shopping trips, plan a birthday party and do all the normal day to day things October brings! I even read some books...light and fluffy and full of non-sense, but books just the same.

Here's the breakdown on my activities...by week...

September 25th-October 2nd
Jackets Unite and fun at the park

On the Merry-Go-Round, pretty sure she liked this a lot.
Nerd Day during Spirit Week. This is one pic
in the card for our department head, who was out with
a broken wrist. I can't show you the other pic...
it involves David Duchovny and some tea.
Homecoming 2012!!!
October 2nd-October 9th
I made the tutu. She wants to decorate it!

October 9th-October 16th
Pumpkin Patch and Happy Birthday!!!

[Gunter Farm]

October 16th-October 23rd
Dinner with Friends

October 23rd-Tomorrow
I'm pretty excited for this week!!! 


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