A little tip, before you start walking your fat ass for miles and miles, go get a pedicure! You are welcome.
I, being a bit too chintzy these days, have not had a professional pedicure in a while. I have been giving them to myself. My chintzy ways included toenail clipping when I realized I could provide cover to a small mouse family under the length of my big toe.
Apparently I lost focus somewhere along the line of piggies and let my "little" toe (truthfully, my "little" toe is a misnomer - it's really a toe that, on a good day, looks like a squished stuffed Italian sausage, sweet, not the spicy variety!), grow to it's heart's content.
My little piggy now looks like this (it's not really this fuzzy, that's a result of being too lazy to pull a real camera out):
I walked/hobbled on my Sunday walk with it like this, I tried yesterday but oy vey it hurt too much so I took a break.
The picture is what it looks like today after a day of rest. So, don't think I'll be walking again today. Hopefully, I be back in full swing tomorrow!
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will be flown from Arizona to Houston, TX for rehab at the end of this week.
Do you think that she is going to Houston because there aren't any rehab facilities in Arizona? Probably not. She is probably going to Houston because her family feels that it is "the best" facility for her.
Isn't it wonderful that on top of this unspeakable tragedy that they don't have to deal with insurance hassles, bills piling up due to lack of health insurance, accepting treatment because it's the best they can afford instead of what is best for her?
How ironic is it that the Republican led Congress voted unanimously (every single Republican member of Congress voted the same way - yes, that's right Republican's heard the American people who wanted more bi-partisanship and then voted lock-step with the GOP agenda) today to repeal the Health Care bill?
What I have heard more than any other sentiment regarding this issue is that politicians should forego their government sponsored and subsidized health insurance. What I have never heard, is one of them writing and introducing that bill. Why?
This Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday I'd like to introduce you to or remind you of, an amazing man, Bayard Rustin.
He was an incredibly influential person in the civil rights movement.
As a student of Ghandi, he was responsible for Martin Luther King Jr.'s full embracing of non-violence in all aspects of his life.
The incredible paradox of this man's story is that while he was shaping and pushing the civil rights movement forward, he was being discriminated against within the movement and the world. He accepted it and continued the fight.
He did not seek or receive any glory but he is one the framers of that movement that history has chosen to forgot.
Hopefully in the age of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", and hopefully on the cusp of marriage equality we can all learn the incredible histories of those that have been hidden.
Bayard's legacy is that history is made by real people, that we all have something to say and to contribute.
Swimming upstream by trying to live green and frugal in OC, the county of spend so your neighbors think you're rich mentality. There will be the occasional foray into politics - mainly when something really chaps my hide!
What's growing In the garden - May 2015
I have gotten a really late start in planting my food garden this year, but I'm finally making some progress after a few weeks of weeding and planning. I kno...