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So, remember how I had a picture of just my mismatched socks a post or two ago? This is how it started. My two-stepping fanatic of a roommate asked me to go out two-stepping and line dancing with her at a country bar. Fun right?
But, before you go two stepping you have to dress for the part, right? Line dancing in ballet flats just doesn’t work. Have a look at these adorable boots. Such a lovely color of suede. They aren’t mine, they are another roommate’s who couldn’t got out with us that night because she was at a gala or something.
Cute right? Oh, yes so cute. And deceitfully small. I was able to pull them on just fine.
But taking them off was another story. After the roomie and I got home, I sat down to take off my cute boots. The right boot came off just fine, but the left would. not. budge. My roommate had to tug, and pull, and tug some more to get that darned boot off. I was starting to worry. Would I have to cut the boot off? That seemed a little drastic. Would I have to sleep in it? Perhaps the dancing made my feet swell and if I slept with my foot elevated I could get the boot off in the morning (okay later that day, who are we kidding really? It’s like 2 a.m. here.). But I was determined that I was not going to sleep with one boot on. Diddle, diddle dumpling.
I asked dear roomie to try pulling it off one more time. And praise the Heavens, off it came! And I’ve never been so happy to see my mismatched socks in all my life!
These phots are a week late, but I thought I’d share them anyway. Last Wednesday I went to see the cherry blossoms on the day they peaked. If you ever have the chance to see them when they are in full bloom I highly recommend it! I think it looks like the branches are covered in fluffy, pink, cotton candy. It is always crowded, but it’s completely worth it.
It’s a beautiful day! I think I see some wine tasting in my future, a little art, and perhaps a comet? Who knows!
Filibuster. We heard Senator Paul Rand’s last night. It’s fun word to say! But where did they come up with such an outlandish name? Well, my friends, it is a Dutch term that means “to pirate.” So you could say (I guess) “he filibustered the ship.” The senate in the 1850′s thought it was the perfect term to describe the “pirating” of the senate floor by a Senator to prevent a vote.
Merriam-Webster has two definitions for filibuster, and the first has nothing to do with the senate floor: an irregular military adventurer; specifically: an American engaged in fomenting insurrections in Latin America in the mid-19th century.
(Picture above from Mr. Smith Goes to Washington – a famous movie filibuster.)
It’s deathly cold outside, which means today must be the March for Life. Even though a week ago we had warm weather and a week from now it’s supposed to be 50 degrees – today will be freezing, with temperatures dropping into the teens later this afternoon. It is always mind-numbingly cold for the March.
But that doesn’t stop hundreds of thousands of people from standing up for life. Have you ever seen hundreds of thousands of people all in one place? It’s beyond impressive. And these are just the people that could get off work, live close enough, and could physically brave the cold. There are so many more. (Don’t forget the Walk for Life in San Francisco Tomorrow! Go if you can!)
There are 55,000,000 people that will never have a chance to walk up Constitution on a bitterly cold Friday afternoon – because those 55,000,000 were aborted. And I am willing to bet my bottom dollar that if they could be with us today, come hell, high water, or the chance of frostbite, they would be walking up Constitution with us. There is not a single doubt in my mind.
Just a reminder: the March for Life is next Friday, January 25, 2013 here in Washington, DC. Hope you can make it! The west coast equivelent, the Walk for Life is in San Francisco, CA on Saturday, January 26, 2013.
1/3 of my generation is missing because of abortion. It’s time for our nation to stand up for the unborn and give them a chance to live!
It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish. ~Mother Theresa
It’s 2013! I hope your New Year is off to an amazing start! What are your resolutions for this year? Mine include:
1) Adoration once a week
2) Hire a financial planner (if left to my own designs I would stuff money in my mattress)
3) Take a trip outside the country
4) Start an Etsy Shop (ohh, yes, there is a pile of vintage bags hanging out under my bed waiting for this one)
5) Hike a tiny potion of the Appalachian Trail
6) See historical landmarks including: the Capitol, Monticello, Williamsburg and Gettysburg (it’s about time, don’t you think?)
7) Take more risks (I am not sure what this involves exactly, but as an overly cautious person it sounds like something I should do)
8) Find an armoire for my room
9) Have breakfast in a café once a week
10) Try a new restaurant once a month
I did a pretty good job keeping last year’s resolutions . . .