i’ve learned that

i’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. i’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled christmas tree lights. i’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. i’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” i’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. i’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. i’ve learned that whenever i decide something with an open heart, i usually make the right decision. i’ve learned that even when i have pains, i don’t have to be one. i’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. people love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. i’ve learned that i still have a lot to learn. i’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- maya angelou

--reading this makes me so happy--



If I look out my window...

... I fear I might see this. Well kind of, but not really (mostly because I've already checked the weather warnings and there are none to be had in these parts). Though it does smell like rain and it's cooled off quickly and the lightning and thunder are lurking in the dark clouds.

Cute hair alert

Oh, no, seriously thinking about a little chop chop. This super cute sharp do has left an impression on me. Should I do it...? 

J recently surprised me with a buzzed head, maybe a little Nicole surprise is in order! 

Not to mention her clothes. All spotted over at totokaelo.


Dreaming of...

... Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure 2011. 

I'm taking donations if you feel like showing your support. 
Or perhaps you'd rather participate, that's even more fun!


Eating Animals

Yesterday  I completed the book Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. He's more known for his novels- Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Neither of which I have read, though I probably should. 

I sort of figured a book called Eating Animals would ask some hard questions and that it might effect the way I looked at food.  I even waited to start it until after we'd returned from our Paris-Portugal-Madrid-Honeymoon adventure before starting it. Thinking ahead to places like Spain and the famous jambon (didn't want to think about where that cured meat had come from). 

Basically without saying too much it's a good book that points out a lot about the production of animals/meat that most of us, likely, already suspect. I think best of all he presents all sides. Although he does argue for vegetarianism, he also speaks highly of responsible farming and the importance of becoming informed about the farm and slaughterhouse you support when you make your purchases.

So, good news... there are options. 
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