Good morning, it is Monday!
And not just some old boring it sucks to be Monday Monday. Today is the last day of 2012! Other than a nap or two later today, I will not sleep again until next year.
Yesterday we celebrated Hansen's 13th birthday! Yes, in just a few days we will have two teenagers using this house as their home base. And Lillie is just not that far behind them. Oy Vey!
We had a very nice celebration with cousins. Cousin Alex is still here as I type! I'm not even sure exactly how that happened...oh yeah, I approved it.
I'm sure I will wish Hansen a happy birthday again in a few days. But for now I'm signing out.
See you next year!
I work at an elementary school and have school age children. I'm stunned, saddened, and maybe even a bit freaked out by today's tragedy. My prayers are with those impacted. But I'm also mad. I keep reading that "now is not the time" and "this is not political". BS! Now is the time and it is all about politics. Hand guns and automatic guns do kill people, they need to be outlawed...now! I a
lso keep reading that if all parents would simply hug their children and let them know that they are loved...the killings would stop. Also BS! Mental illness is a bigger problem than that. Programs for mentally ill need to be funded...fully! I hope this country has reached a tipping point. The NRA had better figure out a way to lead this charge to meaningful gun control or run the risk of becoming irrelevant. And mental illness should not be swept under the rug and given such a stigma. Come on folks, as the slogan for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence says: We are better than this.
See you tomorrow.