Thursday, April 19, 2012

The importance of getting off your butt and to the polls today!

Today is election day in my provincial riding.  Our riding is having a by-election, there will be another provincial election in a little over a year.  A recent poll by a local radio station asked on Facebook if people were going to vote - the first response was from a woman that pronounced(proudly) she was not.  I wanted to punch her, what an idiot.  I vote...in every election.

Here's why :

1.  I live in a democratic country where I have the right to vote.  This is a no brainer.  Have you looked at the news lately??  People are starving, being hurt, and denied things I consider basic rights and freedoms.  It's an insult to take the freedoms I have for granted.

2.  I got girl parts.  How does that relate to voting??  Have you watched Mary Poppins?  There's a whole song of Suffrage.  "VOTES FOR WOMEN!" is the main battle cry.  It hasn't even been 100 years since those of the female persuasion where granted this right.  I think it's kind of a slap in the face to those that rallied, protested, and took up this cause.

3. I'm Caucasian. The colour of your skin used to matter for voting.  Did you know that First Nations people had to give up their status and treaty rights to vote until 1960??  WTH.

4.  It's interesting and not voting means not complaining!  There are some things about politics that leave me hurling over the side of the boat.  I can't stand glossed over politicians and the BS.  But - BUT the issues that being raised by them and brought into legislation are important.  What our elected representatives do is give people, as in EJ the stay at home mom, a voice to be heard.  I am not campaigning at my elected officials office about why we don't have scripture on our currency(I kid you not that has happened in my riding).  I do pick who I vote for based on what I think our riding, and in this case, the province needs.  As for the complaining part - if you don't lift a finger to research the issues - even a little bit I expect you to shut your mouth and smile when things are not going so well.  Don't suddenly call down the parties or the MLA/MP that you didn't take the effort to elect.

So today - get off you butt and walk on down to the poling station.  The local newspapers have online editions where you can research some basic info about the issues.  See you at the polls!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Fashionista! Part 1

As part of the carry a baby for 9 months gig - I also get to expand for 9 months.  Unless you are a freak that means you need to invest in clothes that fit - either bigger sizes or maternity.

Being as I've already carried and brought forth two angelic blessings {that are currently sleeping so I think they are beyond amazing :) } I have several Rubbermaid bins that are full of maternity wear.

I have always bought lots of clothes because I was working - needed work clothes and regular clothes.  This time I am rocking the whole stay at home job.  So no cute sweater sets and crisply pleated pants needed.

I eagerly yanked open my bins 1 - because holy heck regular pants are going to cut me & my avocado size baby in half and 2 - I had a good relationship with my maternity wear(I never bought or wore anything I hated previously)

My friends - HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED!  Pants are not wide enough to put a small child in the calf area anymore.  Shirts also need to cover you tummy - not stop at your belly button.  What happened in those bins??  Did the 'shrink it' fairy come and destroy my clothes?

In the 5 & 7 years since my last two babies, style has changed - it shouldn't surprise me as I don't have anything in my closet from 5 years ago.  As an added bonus I have also aged - what a kick in the head that realization is!  At 27 with my first baby I wore - get ready for it - camo print cargo pants.  Gah!  First off at 35 I look like a moron in camo, secondly I may be a few pounds heavier now so while I could get them on - camo should never look like shrink wrap!  Even my ever loving saint of a hubby shook his head with "no" at the sight.  At least he didn't run from the room and puke.  Which is what I almost did when I tried on my pink striped capris.  Why why why did I think putting stripes on my spreading wider by the minute hips and butt would be a good idea????  Never adorn your butt with pattern!!!  NO!  Do not accent the bum!  Barf!

To get over this demeaning look at clothes from the past I had to go eat cake - it's my craving of choice.  Cake cake cake - which could explain the expanding bum!

Up next: Part 2

In a complete mind numbing panic I began a search of the Internet only to discover that my two favourite maternity lines were now only in the USA.  Cue my complete meltdown call to one of my BFF's & immediate shopping trip to H&M(which does carry maternity in their Pacific Center location)...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

What's New

You may have noticed I have been rather absent - or maybe you forgot all about this little ol' blog - whatever.  I prefer to think you've missed me.

So what's new around here?

I'm knocked up. Can I call it that if I am married and on my now third kid?  Anyway - I am with child - and I am not a glowing example of pregnancy.

Some people glow - I barf.  Some people look like they've swallowed a basketball - I look like a puffer fish.  It's not a pretty time ;)

We are excited, and freaked out.  We did not 'plan' on adding anymore people to the family.  Another dog, maybe a fish, sure but another human - not so much.

I WILL HAVE TO BUY A VAN!!!!!!!

Oh the horror!

I will be 35 when this child is born - I can only imagine the wrinkles I will have from the late night feedings, potty training, and terrible two's.  Gah!

But newborn baby smell - sigh!  Delicious!  Little cute booties and searching pinterest for the nursery I will never have time to decorate - yeah baby!

So in recap I have spent the last few months nauseous, in bed, and getting fat.  What have you been up to?