For those who are worried about our global image...
First, you may ask yourself, why are so many around the world so anxious to come here (and welcome to them, by the way!) if our image is so awful?
Second, you should think about WHO is complaining the loudest.
And you should read this essay by Victor Davis Hansen:Our Spoiled and Unhappy Global Elites
From hypocrisy to tedium.
Wise and Otherwise
I had a great time last night over at Katherine's
house. A group of us has been meeting for a while now to pray for each other, discuss C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity
, and...play games!
So last night we played Wise and Otherwise
, where you are given part of an obscure saying (the sayings come from all over the world) and you have to make up the rest of it.
You try to get people to beleive that your saying is the authentic one. I ended up doing pretty well, though I think Katherine won. I'm not sure what I liked better, making up the sayings or reading what other people came up with.
Now I'm thinking this would be the spot to include some of the stuff we came up with, but I can't remember any of it right now. So I'm going to steal the example from Amazon:
Saying (Chinese): "Don't add salt to a boatload of salt fish."
and you would just hear "Don't add salt..."
so you might come up with something like "Don't add salt to cherry cheesecake" or
"Don't add salt to the ocean" or something like that.
I'll probably pick up this game for our collection. I would love to hear what Erick could come up with.
A coworker, whose youngest child is 4, offered to bring me some of her old maternity clothes, which is much appreciated, since everything helps when your wardrobe has been reduced to 1/16 of what it was before.
I've bought some clothes so far, so I've seen what is available, and other friends who have had babies recently have given me some of their hand-me-downs. These have all been great.
So anyway, I came in this morning and found a huge bag of clothes on my desk. Oh.My.God. I did not realize how much better maternity clothes have gotten. Most of the stuff in the bag was leggings and HUGE tent-like T-shirts. There were also some frilly dresses. All of the pants have these giant panels.
Now I feel bad, because I don't want to give her back all of the clothes, but I really don't see myself wearing many of those.
I guess if I was her, I would prefer that someone just gave me back the stuff they didn't want, so that's what I'll do.
I'm so glad clothes have improved, though. I'd hate to be stuck wearing tents for 9 months!
Ok, I'm not cranky anymore
It's safe to talk to me now, I won't bite (well, I won't bite hard
I've been regretting that lame post about how grouchy I am.
So anyway, sorry about that.