I've been thinking a lot lately, if you couldn't tell. My posts have been very...introverted. Lots of thinking and introspection and introspected thinking. And such.
It's good to be all thinking sometimes, but after a while, even I get tired of it.
I've already decided to dedicate at least 2 posts next week to updates on my husband and children, since they deserve some time in the spotlight, right? These posts will be full of pictures, too. So, stay tuned for these amazing posts, since they will be so wonderful and blah, blah, blah...
I love The Office. Do you love The Office? I do! I love it so much, in fact, I was tempted to skip book club last night to watch it. But I chose to attend book club instead (which really was the best choice --it was an amazing experience that I should blog about at another date) because I have TiVo. So as soon as I got home (and Brandon finished watching USC get beaten by Oregon State --WOW! Hooray for OR!), I stayed up to watch The Office premiere.
Man, I love that show!
So does Julie (who has a spoiler alert if you haven't seen it yet, which would be weird, considering it's the premiere, and it was last night and haven't we all seen it by now?!) and Bythelbs. In fact, Bythelbs is having a great give-a-way in honor of The Office!
Politics are messy and stinky. But they are necessary to speak about when faced with voting for our future President. So, just to let it all out, I have decided to vote for McCain/Palin. I pretty much always lean Republican, although I always reserve the right to change my mind. This year, however? I read the entire Obama Platform (all of 'em. He's had more than one, you know).
I am soooooo voting Republican.
Speaking of elections, there's a big Proposition in California. If I still lived there, I know I would be supporting Proposition 8, even though several of my family members would be against it. If I still lived in California, I would be donating time and money to helping it pass, even though several family members are donating time and money to help defeat it. If I still lived in California, I would have to explain my position over and over and over, and I would do it by using m&m's words. Because m&m, I have decided, is one of my favorite "explainers." She explains things in a way that teaches, lifts, and unifies. There is no room for discord and contention in the things she says --a gift, I have told her, that she has been so blessed with! M&M does such a good job, too, of compiling information:
In this link, she gives you a list of websites that are supporting Proposition 8 and many studies that have been done in Europe (Sweden, Norway, and Denmark) where SSM has been legal for many, many years, as well as some articles from Liberal Democrats who oppose SSM.
In this link, she explains why and how it is possible to love a Gay person and still Oppose gay marriage, and how hurtful it is when people assume there is hatred and bigotry.
In this link, she provides ways for people to help pass Prop 8 in California, even if you don't live there (ooh! Like me!).
And in case you haven't heard, here is the reasoning behind the LDS Church's involvement in Proposition 8, their stand on families, and the eternal nature of marriage. And that, dear reader, is one of the main reasons I support it.
Like I said, I have several family members (and friends) who feel differently than I do. And that's okay. I hope we can agree to disagree, because it doesn't matter how many times we discuss it, go through it, talk about it, debate it, etc. my mind cannot change. And I don't expect to change their minds, either. But I do expect us to still love and respect each other, because that's what family and friends do, right?
How would you vote on Prop 8 if you lived in CA? If you do live there, how are you voting? And are you an Obama supporter or a McCain supporter? And do you like The Office? Why not! Let's just talk about it all, dear reader. Let's talk about it all...