Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Picture Post

Caleb and Colin, the cutest nephews in the world.

"Seriously, Mom, if that's what you're going to wear in public, can you just pretend we don't know each other?"

"Here, take it. I don't drink Scotch before noon."

" No photos, please."

No caption needed.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Opening Day

It's been getting quite the buzz around here and I can't say I'm not excited, too. I used to have to go to Chicago to get my IKEA fix and now it's a mere 2 or 3 miles down the road.
I want to aviod the crowds...but I wonder how long I can hold out before visiting. I do needs me some flat-pack furniture and a plate of Swedish meatballs. Plus, I'm getting sick of Target and Kohl's. Need somewhere else to take my stroller-baby when it's cold outside.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

At-Work Time Wasters That Won't Waste Your Time

I've added some new links at the left.

Sound Bites Nutrition is my friend Lisa's new biz venture. She's a dietitian, mom, and all-around hilarious gal originally from the Rust Belt like me. If you need some help with all things food-related, contact Lisa. I promise she won't make you feel bad for eating so much crap.

Madison Blvd Photography is a photo studio run by two delightful moms. They took our family pictures and Lauren's one-year photos back in December and managed to make us all look good (mostly Lauren). Check out the Galleries for shots of my gal in a pink tutu (a prop I really didn't want but they turned out to be my favorite pictures).

Lumpyhead is a site I stumbled across, read the whole thing one afternoon and laughed hysterically. It chronicles the adventures of a working mom, stay-at-home dad and their two (soon to be three) kids. I'm hooked.

Monday, March 3, 2008

A Different World

On my way to work this morning, I saw two people standing on an overpass with Obama posters, waving at us motorists passing under them on the highway. Nothing strange about that, given that tomorrow is the primary election here in Ohio and the race between Barack and Hillary is pretty close.

What struck me, however, was the big, burly, white truck driver in the lane next to me who honked enthusiastically at the Obama supporters.

Then, a half mile or so down the road, Hillary supporters (all big, burly, white guys) were standing near the highway in front of a union hall, holding their "Hillary for President" signs. Another blue-collar white guy driving his work truck honked and waved at them.

Our country is by no means done with racism and sexism; I know we have a long way to go on both fronts. But seeing white, regular-Joe type guys enthusiastically supporting a bi-racial man and a white woman running for President literally put a smile on my face.