Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Sweet Smell of New Shelving (and Prop. 8 thoughts)

Our family made a little trip to the Home Depot last night in search of a pantry for moi!  Although I was making due with my little wire shelf, Marin's little fingers were making off with the occupants of that shelf quite frequently!  We had gone to Ikea initially hoping to find something, but we didn't find what we needed, fortunately, the Home Depot had exactly what we were looking for.  Last night, Kristoffer and I put the shelf together, and today I have been busy loading it up, ahhhh, *sigh of relief*.  While we still have storage issues in the rest of the house, this one the one that needed immediate attention, and I can finally have some closure for my kitchen.  Take a look:

The little wire shelf in the process of being unloaded.  And that box at the bottom?  Filled with items that didn't fit on the shelf (and it's sitting on top of another box with the same problem!).

My new white cupboard being loaded with pantry goods.  I will need another shelf, maybe two to really use it to it's fullest potential, but this is working out just fine for now ;)

Marin helping mommy make chocolate chip cookies today, well, at this point, she was helping to eat the dough, she LOVES anything that mixer whips up.  As soon as the first two ingredients are mixed together, she is clamoring "eat it!  eat it!".  Silly girl.

Trying to get a poke at the cookie dough on the tray.

Marin having her milk and cookie after lunch.  She wasn't very interested in lunch of course, but we made it through.

Happy girl.  I should have taken a picture of her latest shenanigan...I didn't see it happen, but after we put Marin to bed last night, I cam downstairs to find yellow crayon scribbled all over all three couch cushions......grrrrrr.  Luckily, it was way after the fact, and I am hoping those crayons are as washable as other child-coloring devices, let's cross our fingers.

Lastly, I would like to have a few words regarding the recent news coverage of Prop 8.  *sigh*, I wish things didn't have to be so complicated.  A lot of people get so darn hot and bothered about this subject, and understandably so.  It's religion vs. liberal thinking.  First off, let me be clear that in our home, we are conservative Mormons.  I don't feel like I need to justify that.  Secondly, I don't see why people can't just agree to disagree!!!  I would like to point out that although I may not support the idea of gay relationships, I DO recognize that America was founded on the principle of separation of church and state, and I enjoy my right to worship as I may because of this.  Banning gay marriages is (in true fact) a violation of this original concept.  The concept that drew frustrated Protestants from their homes in England to travel to America.  This same concept applies to gay marriage.  In the end, I know the outcome of Prop 8.  Gay marriage will be approved and people will continue their lives as before.  I just thank the Lord that a vote hasn't been issued determining whether or not I can have an eternal sealing ceremony in my religion.  Boundaries must be respected on both sides, and while I don't agree, I don't have to.  We all have our choice and we must decide where we stand.  What I DO wish would change is the blind hostility and anger towards both Gays and Mormons.  Neither are bad people.  We are all humans trying to coexist and anger will only make us sad in the end.  We all need to hold fast to the values we embrace, but respect our fellow men and live peacefully, after all, who am I to judge my brother, when I walk imperfectly?

1 comment:

Tabitha said...

I agree and disagree with your sentiments toward prop. 8. People are going to live how they want to live, and while I believe that a homosexual lifestyle falls under the category of "sexual sin", I don't hate gay people. Where I do take issue is the redefinition of marriage. Have your civil unions, have all the rights you want within that, but don't call it marriage. I do not wish to give "gay marriage" my approval by making it legal, and neither did the voters in California. Let the people decide what is marriage and what is not. The law has defined and redefined marriage throughout time, and suddenly voters are unable to do so because it's discrimination? I've heard all the arguments on both sides. Bottom line is, I'm standing up for marriage. Too few people are standing up for it nowadays. If we can't stand up for it in the public forum, then where else?