Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The next generation

My new pic over here to the right shows my youngest, Malcolm, looking like he knows what he's doing. I LOVE love love this picture! It makes me think of all the possibilities that open up just because he watches me with hook and yarn so much. I was at the grocery store recently and Malcolm has made it his duty to help load the groceries onto the conveyor belt for the cashier. On this particular trip I had various things we needed for the house and him and he named each thing as he loaded it onto the belt. I have to hand the things to him because he can't reach down into the basket when he's sitting in the seat. So he was naming all the things, milk, juice, bananas, yarn...I was so surprised to hear him say it. I had no idea he knew the word! I don't know why I was surprised, I guess just because I'd never heard him say it before. I was sorta touched by it, and hopeful. My older two kids aren't really that interested. They pretend to be, I think they WANT to be, but they're not true yarn lovers as I am. But Malcolm, he will have the yearning, the need to put needles to yarn and actually make things. I will definitely see to that!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Politics, ahhhhhhhh!

So here goes my one and only venture into talking about politics in a public forum. First, I'll be the first to tell you that I don't know all I should about the candidates and what their qualifications are. I do know this: I wouldn't vote for Hillary if she was the last politician in the world. I don't know why either, I just don't trust her. Some women may take offense to that since if she won, she'd be the first woman president. I just don't get a good feeling about or from her. That's probably not the best way to pick a president, but it's all I have right now.

Now onto Barack. He seems to be the golden boy as of late. Oprah loves him, Iowa loves him, but I feel kinda iffy about him. I'm just worried that he's so new to the game. Will he be able to be effective? Will he know how to play the game? I'm afraid he won't be able to get anything done. Most importantly, is the country ready for a black president? My answer is, I'm not sure.

As for the rest of the crew, I don't even know enough to mention the names. I was rooting for Guiliani, now that he's dropped out of the race I'm sorta lost. I just KNEW I was gonna be voting for Rudy for president! Now that he's gone, I'm lost. I do look forward to, in the coming weeks (well days, 'cause my primary is coming up soon) reading up on each candidate and choosing who I think would make the best president for me.

I'd like you to leave a comment and tell me how you decide who to vote for for presdient, or for any election for that matter. Happy voting!