Yesterday, I took family photos for some of my favorite people. My kids were my assistants…Annabel held a reflector for me, and James provided a comedy routine to keep everyone smiling. At the end, my kids jumped in with their besties for this cute picture:
Around The ‘Net
~The Time Donald Trump Blocked Me On Twitter (still blocked, btw)
~What It Was Like to Perform Abortions Before Roe v. Wade
~“We Were Married on the Second Day of June, and the Police Came After Us the 14th of July.”
~33 Things This Election Will Decide That Have Nothing to Do With Trump or Clinton
~This Is Not My Beautiful House
~Think Beyoncé ‘doesn’t belong at the CMAs’? Then you don’t know country.
~What’s in a name? For Anne Holton, a lot of history and the potential to make more.
~Never Be Ashamed To Just Fucking Love Something
~Both were looking for an ‘interesting’ date — and they got one
~Dads Behind Bars Hold Their Kids for the 1st Time
~Guy and His Beloved Dog Look Alike, So They Dress in Adorable Matching Outfits
~Does Anyone Understand Those Laundry-Tag Symbols?
~The 10 holiday movies you need to see before the Oscars
I know. It’s barely November! But I’m trying this thing where I shop a little bit at a time so I don’t lose my mind. I got one thing for each kid this week:
~James is getting this cool code-a-pillar.
~Annabel will soon be the proud owner of a Hatchimal.
~Liam is going to be a dancing machine with a light-up musical mat.
Get Out The Vote
~Americans!!! Tuesday is the most important day of the year (besides my birthday)! If you haven’t voted early, please vote on November 8th! Exercise your right to vote for the kind of country you want to live in.
Happy Sunday, everyone!
Those Hatchimal things are expensive! In my day, we could hatch a Tomagotchi again and again, and learn valuable life lessons about how things die if you don’t constantly take care of them, for around $20.
Christmas Shopping…I still cannot believe we are already into November. Fortunately our kids are now either graduated, about to graduate or close (sophomore). We tried something different last year, a monthly subscription to a Anime’ loot crate for our daughter. She absolutely loved it, couldn’t wait for her next box each month. Now the youngest wants something similar, and she wants another year of hers. First time in 25Yrs Christmas shopping has been so easy!
Dad’s Behind Bars…GUTTED me! Not fair Heather Spohr. Not fair!
GAH..me too. Bawling like a baby. Good grief. Those poor babies.
Excellent article about abortions pre-Rowe v. Wade. My mom is one who had an abortion during that time. She was not given the choice, she was 17 years old, her parents and my fathers parents made the decision for her. Her parents were wealthy and within a week, she was flown from the US to Japan for the abortion to be completed. She never spoke of it with her mother, and all parents are deceased. She has no idea why they went to Japan except that it appeared to her to be a fancy hospital, and that her Uncle who was an attorney “knew someone”.
Her mother was kind about it, yet pretended as if nothing had happened. It would have been such a different experience, if it was now and she could have gone to a doctor nearby, with my father and not included their parents.
My mom became pregnant at age 18 back in 1966. She was scared to death to get a “back alley abortion” so she went into an unwed mother’s home and gave birth, then gave the baby girl to the orphanage and she was adopted. Eighteen years later, and when I was 15 years old, the girl found my mom and met our family. The very first thing she said to my mother when they met face to face was “Thank you. Thank you for not aborting me!” and they hugged and cried and cried. My mother admits that had abortion been legal and safe back then, she would have had an abortion. And my half-sister knows that she was just lucky not to have been conceived a few years later, when abortion was made legal and easily accessible. Both are very grateful that they missed the Roe v Wade ruling.