- I am delighted to hop around blogs this morning and find talk of politics- I LOVE IT! You've finally come to the dark side- welcome! Although there are many differing opinions that don't agree with me (which means they're wrong because I'm always right)- I love an educated informed political banter and I can take anyone that disagrees with me- I've been working out! I KID, sort of, I mean, I could probably take you down and I have been working out, but I probably wouldn't shake you down over your political
- I don't want to get political, you know where I stand, but can I just tell you something that has made me want to freaking claw someone's eyes out... Ok , I was a Hillary supporter. My kids knew this- if you haven't noticed- I'm not shy about sharing my political views. My 9 year old daughter has had conversations with her classmates (Catholic school+NUTTY Pro Life parents+ me, relatively liberal =the devil). My daughter mentioned my vote was going for Hillary (and now Obama) and these are actual
signs of brainwashingquotes she has come home with from 4Th graders...They start out, my mom and dad said..."Obama is one of those guys that blew up those buildings", "Obama's wife hates Americans" and, my favorite..."Hilary is going to kill all the babies"- WHAT THE FUCK, PEOPLE??? Be Pro Life- knock yourself out, seriously, I think that's great, but last I checked, NO ONE IS PRO ABORTION! And what's with the death penalty and stem cell researched being lumped into the same category? I've heard there are some people trying to throw "birth control" into that umbrella, as well. How about ugly people being thrown in, too. Since they're ugly, they probably won't be getting laid, thus NOT procreating- the fucking nerve of ugly people!
- On the lighter side, for the 2 of you who stayed, I've lost 4 LBS!!! WOO HOO! I have been running 3 miles a day (which after that rant- I may just have to practice running a little faster to escape the people that hate me!) I also do 30 minutes of weights and strength training - so if they catch me- I can take them.
- I missed the debates last night because I had to go to a meeting for my son's high school. He is in 8Th grade and attends a Catholic school. I don't know if this is common, but in St. Louis, Catholic high school is kind of a big deal (and freaking expensive!) It is a point of contention with me. Recap: we started them at Catholic school because we lived in the city and St. Louis City Public schools are
shitunaccredited. When we moved to a community with an outstanding school district, we were sort of afraid of the unknown and stuck with the Catholic education (oh yeah, and we are Catholic). Now that high school is upon us, we have a decision to make: stick with Catholic and go broke or send him to public which I, must admit, concerns us, too. He has been a bit sheltered, if you will, in the "cocoon" that is Catholic school. Though I don't have anything against public schools (frankly, I don't really know much about them as I went to Catholic, too), he's the type of student that needs to be , how do I say... reminded coddleda fire lit under his ass! My impression of public school is that they have AWESOME resources and can be absolutely ideal if you take advantage of what is offered. I don't trust that he would do that. To complicate matters, he really wants to go to a Catholic school. I can't blame him- that's where all of his friends will be going. So I'm looking at schools that are upwards of $10,000 a year and praying for two things: his grades are decent enough that they don't laugh at his application and that they pity our income and become very generous with financial aid!!!