Here she is walking on her tip-toes. She walks like this most of the time, and it looks like she is dancing.
Apparently, she thought I would let her keep all of this in her bed during naptime. Mean, old mommy took it all out!
Go here to read the letter PETA sent Ben and Jerry's.
This morning, PETA dispatched a letter to Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield,cofounders of ice cream icon Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc., urging them to replace the cow's milk in their products with human breast milk. PETA's request comes in the wake of news reports that a Swiss restaurant owner will begin purchasing breast milk from nursing mothers and substituting breast milk for 75 percent of the cow's milk in the food he serves. PETA points out to Cohen and Greenfield that such a move on their part would lessen the suffering of dairy cows and their babies on factory farms and benefit human health at the same time.
"The fact that human adults consume huge quantities of dairy products made from milk that was meant for a baby cow just doesn't make sense," says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. "Everyone knows that 'the breast is best,' so Ben & Jerry's could do consumers and cows a big favor by making the switch to breast milk."
This is what my hot pad looks like, i.e. nothing much.
This picture is a close-up so you can see the pattern a little bit better.
Mrs. H over at the Place of H hosts Work in Progress Wednesday, and you should hop over there to check out the nifty things other people are making.
Sarah Beth loved the beach; she loved playing in the sand and in the water. This picture was taken before she had started playing in the sand while she was still clean.
Can you tell what Daniel's favorite part of the beach was?
Somebody had to take the required family picture, and you didn't think you would see me in a bathing suit, did you?
Fripp Island is a game preserve, also, so the deer are not afraid of people at all. We did not try to pet any, but we saw some people who were. We tend to stay away from wild animals.
Isn't this a pretty picture that John took?
I am a nurse who has just completed working approximately 120 hours as the
Clinic Director in a Hurricane Gustav evacuation shelter in Shreveport, Louisiana over the last 7 days. I would love to see someone look at the evacuee site.
True - some things were not optimal for the evacuation and the shelters need some modification. At any point, does anyone address the responsibility (or irresponsibility) of the evacuees?
Does it seem wrong that one would remember their cell phone, charger, cigarettes and lighter but forget their child's insulin?
Is something amiss when an evacuee gets off the bus, walks immediately to the medical area, and requests immediate free refills on all medicines for which they cannot provide a prescription or current bottle (most of which are narcotics)?
Isn't the system flawed when an evacuee says they cannot afford a $3 copay for a refill that will be delivered to them in the shelter yet they can take a city-provided bus to Wal-mart, buy 5 bottles of Vodka, and return to consume them secretly in the shelter?
Is it fair to stop performing luggage checks on incoming evacuees so as not to delay the registration process but endanger the volunteer staff and other persons with the
very realistic truth of drugs, alcohol and weapons being brought into the shelter?
Am I less than compassionate when it frustrates me to scrub emesis from the floor near a nauseated child while his mother lies nearby, watching me work 26 hours straight, not even raising her head from the pillow to comfort her own son?
Why does it insense me to hear a man say 'I ain't goin' home 'til I get my FEMA check' when I would love to just go home and see my daughters who I have only seen 3 times this week?
Is the system flawed when the privately insured patient must find a way to get to the
pharmacy, fill his prescription and pay his copay while the FEMA declaration allows the uninsured person to acquire free medications under the disaster rules?
Does it seem odd that the nurse volunteering at the shelter is paying for childcare while the evacuee sits on a cot during the day as the shelter provides a 'day care'?
Have government entitlements created this mentality and am I facilitating it with my work?
Will I be a bad person, merciless nurse or poor Christian if I hesitate to work at the next shelter because I have worked for 7 days being called every curse word imaginable, felt threatened and feared for my personal safety in the shelter?
Exhausted and battered but hopefully pithy,
Sherri Hagerhjelm, RN