Sunday, February 25, 2007

Smells like...

Yesterday in automotive dept of Walmart, Cedar observed, "It smells like boys". How does one come to that conclusion? It was either the tools or the RIght Guard D.O he was huffing.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

To the forefront..

"And that's why Invisible Children is such an awesome organization. For example, in their bracelet campaign, they pay people living in refugee camps to make bracelets and then turn around and sell the bracelets at a profit, all of which goes back into africa. A $60 donation to IC will pay the wages of a refugee to make 16 bracelets. The 16 bracelets are then shipped and sold in the US for a profit of $300, which is then sent back to Uganda to build schools and such. So they take your money, give it to a needy person who makes them a product, then make a profit on that product that does more in Africa. It's like killing two birds with one stone." Folks I'm LOVING this. In case you didn't catch this - this is the organization Dr.Seattle's bro is working with...

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The Nazi's invented housework

I believe the Nazi's invented housework. We all know they tested the mental fortitude of Jewish men by forcing them to to the same mundane task (shoveling dirt from one pile to another) over and over day by day. Any Mom will see the glaring parallel...

Now what about word repetition?

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Pursuit of Fun

The challenge of today. Balancing depth with lightheartedness. I'm one of those girls that loves to discuss deep things, to probe into the deep dark core of the heart. To find intellectual surprises. But since moving here to Green Bay I've wanted balance. Somehow, it seemed "less than" or subtley "not ok" to actually ingest and provoke fun. I'm so sick of that box.

Deep spirituality and hilarity can walk hand in hand. I think they need to. Perhaps a parallel of surgeons joking about horrible ways to die is similar. I married a man that makes me laugh so hard, even in the midst of a terrible argument.
We take ourselves so darn seriously, sometimes. God forbid we be exposed.

So I'm laughing more, relaxing into my own skin and pursing lighthearted fun. It's good and folks - I LIKE it.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Flippin' cold

There is no school today. It's 25-45 degrees below zero today (w/ wind ch.). Now that's just plain chilly.

Friday, February 2, 2007


Alright blogstalkers, I finally have a few minutes... ;)

Abandoned and tortured children. Yes, I'm going there..

So, Dr. Seattle's bro works with the MOST interesting organization. Check out this site. It is beautifully well-done - but look at what these 3 high-schoolers have done!!!! A totally grabbable context to HELP in Africa. I love this.

2 of my sis-in-law's are actually pumping breast milk for babies in africa. I know, graphic, but how COOL is that? If you don't have the girl parts or aren't wet nurses at heart, what could you give?

I come from a place where it is important to help those around you as well as OUTSIDE of your circles. It's a big world!!

Yes, I'm buzzing on my Timor Maubesse.

I hope this doesn't turn you all off...