Pro-choice or pro-life, how about pro-women

My mind is spinning right now.  I am amazed and totally bewildered by the current situation happening in this country right now.  Laws are trying to be passed that requires ultrasounds before aborotion, birth control to be deemed illegal, protestors being arrested because they did not have a permit for the location that they were sitting in, and a woman being called a “slut” on a national radio program.

I can not wrap my head around the current situation as much as I have tried.  If this was an issue about race there would be no issue.  If this was about religious prosecution, again it would be non-existent.  But since the it is about women it seems acceptable.  How is this possible?  How is it possible that a man is allowed to call a woman a slut and it is acceptable.  If he used the n-word that would have been outrageous.  Even the definition of slut is defined as a woman.  A man who is readily available is what, a hero??

All of that nonsense aside, I do not understand how any woman can sit back and not be bothered by these laws that are trying to be passed.  It doesn’t matter if you are pro-choice or pro-life, you should be pro-woman.  My beliefs should not matter to anyone other than myself.  Whether I chose to believe in abortion or not, it is no one else’s opinion but my own.  I also do not have the right to tell you what you should believe in either.  Why is it that these legislators are trying to make that decision for all women?  It’s real simple, if you do not believe in it DON’T DO IT!

Yesterday 33 demonstrators were arrested in Richmond for protesting in an area where they did not have a permit.  A PERMIT!  In order to practice your right of freedom of speech you must have a permit that dictates when and where you can practice that right.  A permit that is granted by the same people you are protesting against.  The real question is why were the arrested.  Were they arrested because they were hurting someone else, doubtful.  Where they arrested because they were causing too much chaos, doubtful.  They were arrested because they didn’t want to be heard, sad!

I could probably go on and on about this if given the opportunity, but I will leave it on one note.  Election time is approaching and all these people will want to get your votes.  Before you hand out your vote so freely you should research what each of these people stands for.  Do they have the same beliefs about law as you?  Will they represent your best interests?  I will be doing quite a bit of research myself, and I will be choosing wisely and carefully!


**please note that none of the above photos are my own***

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Day 5 – Sloppy Joe’s and Low Country Cucumbers

After a long day at the hospital day 4 dinner consisted of leftover Pad Thai, which was great even as a left over.

Tonight we had open-face sloppy joe’s and cucumber salad.  The joe’s were great, the cucumbers were a little to spicy for my taste.  Note to self, next time go easier on the red pepper flakes and hot sauce.

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Day 3 – Breakfast, it’s what’s for dinner

Tonight we tried our hand at a vegan breakfast for dinner, Tofu Scramble, Cajun Home Fries and Apple Crisp Muffins.  The Tofu Scramble was surprisingly good, not exactly the same as scrambled eggs but still pretty good.  The home fries were great, definitely a keeper.  The Apple Crisp Muffins were awesome!  I will absolutely be making these again.  Overall I would say this meal was a success.  3 for 3, not too shabby.

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Veganish – Day 2

Day 2 dinner was a huge success!  I attempted my hand at Pad Thai, or as the recipe called it “Cheater Pad Thai.”  I can sum it up in 1 word….AMAZING!  The only disappointment was that I had not been making this sooner.  It will definitely become apart of the dinner rotation.

A little hot apple cider to finish my day…

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Tools of the Trade

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Sometimes it takes someone else to find yourself

In case you did not know, I am married and if you know my husband you know he LOVES to take pictures.  When we first got together he would drive me crazy with all his picture taking.  Then one day I discovered the art of the photo book and my view on pictures totally shifted.

It always amazes me how someone can know you better than you know yourself.  These beautiful cameras were gifts from my husband.  At the time I did not know how they would change my life.  Without these I would not have been able to capture the many wonderful moments in my life and without these it would make my 366 day project very difficult.

These little beauties will be traveling with me everyday this year and will help capture the “magic moments of my life.”  Thanks honey for knowing me better than I knew myself!

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