Friday, August 29, 2008

What to Say?

First of all, it smells of desperation to me...McCain choosing a woman as his VP nominee since Hillary isn't on the ticket. Well, too bad!! It's not going to change the fact that McCain will lead this country backward not forward.

She seems pretty and, darn it, she has a tiny baby with Down Syndrome. [sigh] I truly feel for her...

BUT this choice just seems sooooo desperate.

And their slogan of "Country First"??????? What do we all want? If I'm honest - - my family is first BUT:

We all love our Country! That's why WE want it to move forward.

Obama's Speech

It's an understatement to say that I really enjoyed his speech.

Wow - I know what an amazing speaker he is and was still blown away...I can only hope that he becomes our President. I won't even dare to let myself imagine it yet...only hope that it can and will happen...and, of course, get out and vote for him on November 4th!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Momo's Re-citing DNC Coverage Continues!

It was an interesting night.

I thought former President Clinton backed Barack well...

And I like Biden even more now (if that's even possible for me). He's just sooo identifiable, matter-of-fact/down-to-Earth - - you just can't help but like him! His children and wife clearly love him and he is obviously proud of his family. Yes, his speech wasn't as lively as he can be...but it was still very telling, honest and open.

To quote Pres. Clinton's speech tonight:

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I'll Keep Going...

I was not sure what to expect from Hillary's speech seemed like an insurmountable task - to unify the party. We will see how it worked but I, for one, was very impressed. She did a fantastic job...

I am and have been an Obama supporter - I am a liberal and I have always been a Democrat. I know that I would've voted the Democratic ticket no matter who the candidate I cannot say how this speech will affect die-hard Hillary supporters but I can say that I thought Hillary was brilliant and pulled it all together clearly!

Some of my favorite lines:

"No way. No how. No McCain."

"Barack Obama is my candidate. And he must be our President."

"I want you to ask yourselves: Were you in this campaign just for me?"

"We don't have a moment to lose or a vote to spare."

"Nothing less than the fate of our nation and the future of our children hang in the balance."

"I want you to think about your children and grandchildren come election day. And think about the choices your parents and grandparents made that had such a big impact on your life and on the life of our nation. We've got to ensure that the choice we make in this election honors the sacrifices of all who came before us, and will fill the lives of our children with possibility and hope."

Rep. Dennis Kucinich gave a rousing speech, too! Loved it!

Political Blog...

I really don't blog very much about my political views BUT I would say that politics is a big part of my life right now...well, maybe not politics soooo much as I am just very, very interested in this upcoming election and I am hopeful that my candidate will win.

I was very pleased to be awakened Saturday morning at 3:25 A.M. ET by the text message announcing Sen. Joe Biden as Obama's running mate...what a great way to start my morning! I even crazily stumbled downstairs to get online to see if it was really true - I even felt like I was the first to know! And I wondered if anyone had posted it online yet...OF COURSE they had!

I'm so glad that Biden is the VP nominee...he is outspoken and passionate in his work. And we need someone fighting for us out there.

Then tonight, I was pleasantly surprised with Michelle Obama's speech. I'm not surprised that she was open and articulate...or that it was a moving speech - - actually I guess I wasn't surprised at all. The Obamas continually move me.

Michelle Obama just reminded me of one of the main reasons I'm voting for her husband. She mentioned that Barack wants to be President to give their daughters and all children a more promising future. Of course, my daughter's future is the single most important thing to me...I can't wait to cast my vote for HOPE in November.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Coming Clean

My friend Lori recently blogged her "True Confessions"...before your mind goes into the gutter - these are not those kind of confessions! She is not that kind of lady!

Her blog was about claims she had made and how she had to confess she couldn't quite live up to them - so I started thinking about myself...AND then we did something pretty uncharacteristic and Matilda was just so cute doing it, I couldn't resist posting - it fits perfectly!

So, while I try to feed my li'l family healthy foods and CLAIM that I avoid trans fats and fast food joints like the plague - - we were out running an errand the other night and got the craving for something fast and fried so we stopped at Burger King and Miss Matilda got to enjoy some macaroni (great choice for a kids meal - though not healthiest macaroni product out there) and apple fries and some of her mommy's french fries...she quickly figured out the best part of fries is the KETCHUP! You know, for KIDS!

Ketchup scooper:

Friday, August 15, 2008

1st Birthday

Our Bilda turned 1 a few weeks ago...I definitely meant to blog this earlier but we went home to Illinois for her birthday (YAY!) and I've been recovering from that AND staying up all night watching the Olympics like a complete nerd!

But what an amazing year it has been. Sometimes I look at her and just marvel at how she has changed. I would say that this year has flown by - but it actually feels like it has been the longest year of my life. With moving cross country and just that fact that Matilda has grown and learned sooo much, each month feels almost like a year in itself.

I feel like she has been around forever...sometimes it's hard to remember a time in my life before her. She is the greatest joy of my life (our life)! Mike and I gaze at her in awe and adoration...and sometimes I think our hearts will just burst!

I cannot even begin to describe how wonderfully she has changed our lives...she is the single most beautiful thing we have ever done...