Friday, September 25, 2009

7 Quick Takes Friday


I've got to make these quick takes quick this week so I have time to go to the gym while Lauren is at preschool. I'm working on getting back on the wagon with exercising after having fallen off well over a month ago. In fact, it finally occurred to me this week that it is pretty stupid to drive 1/2 a mile to the gym and then wish I had a little extra time to use the treadmill. So I'm walking to and from the gym now to get that extra mile in.


What madness has taken over our media causing them to have Michael Moore on every singe news/talk show in the nation in the past two days? I don't know why I don't just turn the channel, but it's like watching MSNBC . . . sometimes I just can't help myself.

I saw him on the Today show a couple of days ago promoting his new movie (he would say documentary, but I would heartily disagree) Capitalism: A Love Story. In it he proclaims that capitalism is evil and that citizens should rise up and revolt against wall street. (He even has the camera pan one person's gun cabinet admirably. Apparently he has abandoned the "guns are evil" message of Bowling for Columbine since it's not convenient for his newest propaganda.)

So, on the Today show he says with disgust, and I quote with equal disgust: "Capitalism is basically legalized greed. Our economy should be a democracy, that's all I'm asking for. Make it fair."

Legalized greed? Since when was greed illegal??? Make it fair?? What happened to the "don't legislate morality" message that liberals love to sling around. Now we ought to make greed illegal and make fairness the morality of the land?

I should really move on to number three.


I put Joshua and Ethan on sweets restriction earlier this week. I've found that there are a few things I can deprive them of that are really unpleasant enough that it makes an impact on them: taking away all sweets for a few days and taking away their bikes. Yikes.

So anyway, they were misbehaving one evening this week, so I told them they could not have any treats the next day. Well, who knew that the next day was National Ice Cream Cone Day in celebration of the anniversary of the invention of the ice cream cone? Joshua came home from school and told me that his whole class got to have an ice cream party at snack time. He said he knew he wasn't allowed to have any, so he just ate an empty cone and was that okay?

I was so proud of him. How many six year olds would be able to withstand the temptation of his entire class eating ice cream and not having some himself?

We celebrated with ice cream cones after school the next day.


Oh, you know all that stuff I said about how I am improving at volleyball?

Lies, all lies.


I finally remembered to take a picture of these two rabbits that roam our neighborhood. We've been seeing them for months just wandering around people's yards. We probably see them in our yard about once a week. They're so tame that they don't run away the minute we go outside anymore. They just sit their until we get too close.


I really must go finish cleaning my house now so I can get to the gym. We are having company this weekend - today actually - and I'd hate to wait until the last minute to clean. I like to do things at least fifteen minutes ahead of time.


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This Heavenly Life said...

You always crack me up! I, too, require 15 minutes of super-mega-speedy clean time before guests arrive :)

And that story about your son forgoing the ice cream? Amazing. What a good kid!

Lenae said...

#3- What integrity your little boy has!

#7- :)

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