We have some.
Peanut has decided her life’s love and passion is to find every tissue box in the house and empty it one hanky at a time. I find tissues in the bath tub, stuffed under doors, down her shirts, under the couch, and in the chair cushions. She’s very good.
She’s also started talking.
She does not speak English.
It’s some form of very confident Dutch mixed with Polish, I think… but she is serious. She lifts up her hands and points and shrugs and then shrieks at you if you look away. She is telling you something and dagnabitall, it is important. And, longwinded.
The shop has been updated for February. Next month, I’ll have some framed embroidery and some gorgeous women’s and children’s aprons… from $15 to $35. I am so. stinkin’. excited.
Our recipe for the Paper Chef Challenge is over at Ilva’s and you can vote for it! We’re the one with the really long name.
And, while we’re on the subject of voting… let me see your voter registration cards. Hold ’em high! I’m counting! People. You have to vote. Take your kids, drive through the rain, whatever you have to do. I know. You’re just not sure yet. You don’t like any of them. Yes, well, see… my father is not running and it’s unlikely yours is either. Or your mother, for that matter. That’s what we want right? We know him. And we know that while we disagree with 10% (or 45%, if we’re including fashion) of him, we respect him. You know, deep down, he’ll make the hard decisions in the best interest of his family. That’s what we’re looking for, right? That’s what I’m looking for. But he’s not there… and NOT voting is simply not an option, so I have to find the next best thing. It is my extreme priviledge to study and learn and watch and fight and cheer and get involved in this process. Plus, the folks at the firestation where you vote are so nice… and you get a sticker!
It’s such an amazing time. To think that we are living in a time when we can truly look at our kids and say, “You can be anything. You can be President.” and really mean it. It’s unbelievable. I just want to run around yelling ‘Freedom! We’re practicing freedom!’ dragging Rylie and all her tissues behind me. Truly. It’s grand. It’s a big year, and I am excited. Now, you can’t just go by tv and interviews… they’re all pretty and they all want change and they all have great ideas. They spend most of their time talking about the other candidates. I want to know how they’ve voted in the past. What’s their official stand on the war? Will you make lunch breaks include a view of the ocean and can summer be 6 months long? Take away all the names and microphones and money and figure out the basics of what they stand for. You may be (as I was) very suprised with the outcome. Here are just a few polls that narrow down the race to specific questions. You answer on your behalf and the poll shows you where your opinions fall in line (or out of line) with the candidates. It’s a start. It’s not a quick-pick, but it’s a way to weed through the personalities and get to the roots.
I was standing on a kleenex, anyway.
Happy weekend, folks.
We think you are absolutely fantastic.
And we are going to build a snowman in your exact likeness and honor.