Tuesday, October 16, 2007

An eventful week!

This is a picture of my newest fashion accessory! ;) Ends up, when I sprained my ankle two weeks ago, I also broke a bone in my foot - and I only found out on Friday. So now I am stuck with this contraption for three weeks. The upside? I should (insert me crossing my fingers right here!) be able to be out of it in time to go to Omaha on November 8th for Silver Bella. Otherwise, I may just have to make this a bit more sparkly than it is now (and I will have to remember to take my camera with me to the orthopedists' office to capture his look when he sees a blinged out cast!). LOL - can't you just see it now!

So, what else is going on in my house? Well, Wally and the Beav (as I affectionately call my two guys) are actually home from school indefinitely. Our teachers have gone on strike, and the two sides seem as far apart as can be. There is lots of rhetoric, accusations of media misrepsentation, etc. but all of it boils down to the children losing. After doing some research, I found out that all but nine states have deemed teachers essential workers unable to strike - and PA is one of those nine. Coincidently, if you are a resident of PA, there is legislation currently in the House of Representatives that will ban teachers' ability to strike. You can find more information here or through your State Representative's office. While I don't intend to make politics a topic very often on my paper crafting blog, this issue is important and BIPARTISAN. There is just no excuse in my mind to hold childrens' education hostage. And please let me state very clearly, I have the utmost respect for our educators; I started out as an education major in college and spent a good deal of time in the classroom. I also spend many hours volunteering in my children's school - teachers are shouldering a huge responsibility, one for which I am very grateful. But it is a responsibility. I hope it is all resolved quickly - there are many young minds depending on it.

I was going to upload a couple of things I have been working on, but Blogger is having a hard time uploading pictures since my stand on the soapbox! I will be back tomorrow to show you a layout from Cool Blue as well as another project or two!

Be well! ~ Jenn

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