Tuesday, February 28, 2006

My trip to SD cancelled

When Natalee Holloway went missing, her mother asked the governor of Alabama to call for a boycott of Aruba. And that governor asked other governors to do the same.

In the same spirit of the missing, in this case, our missing rights, I'm asking everyone to start boycotting South Dakota. The problem with this of course is that no one gives a rat's ass about SD and no one goes there on vacation. At least, not anyone I know or care to know :).

And for those of you who haven't been watching the news, we are boycotting them because they are in the process of taking away a woman's right to have an abortion under ANY CIRCUMSTANCE.

Home of the free........

Monday, February 27, 2006

Choice for everyone

As this has NOTHING to do with knitting, you may want to skip it, but if you have a uterus I hope you will bear with me.

I said to my husband a few years ago that I sincerely believed that with the current administration in place, women had a very good chance of losing the right to choose once Bush got a hold of any supreme court nominations. And, my darling, didn't exactly laugh, but I know he thought that I had been on the NOW site a little too much.

Well, my friends, the day is practically here. Where do I begin? How about, now big brother doesn't want you to have an abortion if your life is in danger. Oh, right, it makes much more sense to have a bunch of motherless babies out there than it does to save a woman's life and give her a shot at having a child when it is better for her body. God forbid.

They are starting to go state by state with initiatives. First, it will be we'll take away the right to save mothers. Then, we'll take away the rights of the women who get raped and then become pregnant by their rapists. And then, well, you know, anyone with a uterus

I maintain that even if every other platform of the Republicans became suddenly logical tomorrow, as long as they kept the anti-choice stance, I could NEVER vote for them BECAUSE I HAVE A UTERUS.

Honestly, do you think ANYONE REALLY wants to have an abortion? Abortion is the LAST choice for MANY MANY women, but it is a choice that we need. While I was lucky (as were most of my friends) that I never had to make that decision between having a baby and terminating a pregnancy, I can tell you right now, I want my daughters to have the choice. I want millions of women who have no other choice to have the choice.

And so I urge you to visit the link on this site to the Bush V. Choice site AND the NARAL pro-choice America site. It's time to wake-up to the fact that if we don't act, turning over Roe V. Wade is going to be a probability not a possibility.

Callista the beautiful at her first knitting lesson

File this under "Is she cute or what?" This was one of her fifth birthday presents, to go and get a knitting lesson. She's still going strong, though I think she likes to knit more because she likes to sit in my lap than the knitting itself.

Oh, and the lovely lady teaching her HOW to knit is Miss Cindy at my LYS, Sit N Knit in West Hartford.

Endless baby knitting


I'm completely behind on my knitting for my friends' new babies. I saw one of my sorority sister's adorable child Ava Grace, who is now 4 months, and by the time I finish something for her she will probably have to sew it into her wedding dress.

Another friend from church had a baby boy last week, so I have to get off my ass and get knitting a hat or something for him.

It's amazing, I was practically alone when I was pregnant, not another friend of mine pregnant at the same time, but it seems ALL OF MY FRIENDS locally are pregnant at the same time. HELP!!!

Sunday, February 26, 2006

The end of the world

Well, it must be coming because I am starting this blog......