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The back of my mind has been on France all weekend. My heart grieves with them and applauds their bravery and actions. I feel impatience with those here who belittle the outpouring of solidarity with Parisians because other attacks don't receive as much media attention. I think a lot of factors made the difference between what is publicly shown for France here in the U.S. as compared to such attacks as that on Beirut. It's not at all that people don't care about Beirut. It's more that the majority of us here have a connection to Paris that isn't there with Beirut. Paris is visited by many of us, our Statue of Liberty comes from France, and despite our countries' quibblings over the years, the fact remains that France was our first ally. Paris, like London, is dear to the heart of many Americans, and so we identify strongly with them when they experience tragedies. My heart grieves also for Beirut and other places that are in turmoil - every person deserves to live in peace, and it is seriously messed up that there is so much oppression and terrorism right now. This sweet frog photo is my Facebook profile that I use sometimes when I want to say to everyone: "Take care of each other when the storms are falling." Yes, I dressed it up to express support for Paris - and no, I won't feel ashamed of doing so. And I say to you fine folks out there: Let's each find something kind to do for those around us every day this weekend. Something a little out of our ordinary mode. It doesn't have to be big at all - just spread some positivity and give someone a smile to help counter-balance the hardship that's around us.
On my home front, things have been good this weekend, if somewhat subdued.
I got about half of the work done on this month's row of the DOD Americana BOM.
|I really love my 12" rotating mat for a bit of paper-piecing |
prep and trimming in front of a movie.
Monday edit: I finished the blocks this morning. :)
It's been a really fun weekend of family "stuff"! Friday evening Marissa and I drove into Denver to meet up with my sister for a leisurely dinner together, since she was there from out of state for a professional convention.
(Go, Nicole! - she had to do a presentation on her own after expecting it to be a collaboration, and did more than just fine!) Heather and Patrick were able to join us, too! (WOW-WOW, does this mom **love** having her grad school being an hour away instead of 1200 miles!)
|Nicole and I|
Yesterday we had our first "family date" with a second Air Force cadet that was added to our sponsor list. He's a fantastic young man, and I'm looking forward to learning about football from him as he's one of the freshmen players for the Academy. Dinner and a Bond movie was the perfect night for us all.
And today was a terrific quiet family day at the house, enjoying each other, a little bit of lazy movie-watching, and some cooking. As well as that bit of BOM work on the side. I love my peeps!!
How did things go at your end? - Did you do any work on BOMs this last week or so?