Deodorant

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Usually I am a salt stone kind of girl, but as summer approaches I’ve been looking for a good deodorant.  I had pretty high standards and this one met them all (with the exceptions of being local and no plastic packaging) .

It is smooth.  It smells wonderful, but not at all overpowering.  It’s been tested on a couple of days in the upper 70s when I had errands to run.

So far, I love it.

infinity scarf : finished

I loved every minute of this project.  The soft gray, soft wool, clicking needles–all of it.  It took a bit longer than I expected, but I am super pleased with the result.

I love it so much, I’m even going to put pictures of me, in my bright yellow & stained sweatshirt modeling it!

making ghee

$14 for 14 oz when I buy it at Meijer.

$7 for 22 oz when made at home.  It was surprisingly easy, quick, and not at all messy.

Total win!

Wendell Berry

Because this man can say it all in just a few words:

We’ve been talked out of love, mercy, kindness. We’ve got to take those things back.

For any family members or friends who might be “on the fence” about contacting their Senator about Sen Jeff Sessions’ nomination for the Attorney General — He said in May 2000, disabilities protections for students with disabilities was a reason U.S. public schools were failing.

“We have created a complex system of federal regulations and laws that have created lawsuit after lawsuit, special treatment for certain children, and that are a big factor in accelerating the decline in civility and discipline in classrooms all over America. I say that very sincerely,” Sessions said.

As Michael’s mom, I have fought for 20 years for people to respect the dignity of all people. When he was diagnosed I was asked “What’s wrong with him, is he retarded or something.” That stuck in my head and turned me into an advocate and activist. We have left churches because of bullying and belittling.

I ask my family and friends to stand with me and call your Senator to oppose Jeff Sessions. He will not be good for families with special needs.

 

Read about it:

http://www.snopes.com/jeff-sessions-slammed-protections-for-disabled-students/

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In Indiana you can call:

Senator Joe Donnelly (202)224-4814; (812)284-2027

Senator Todd Young (202)224-5623; (317) 226-6700

IN District 6 — Rep Luke Messer (202)225-3021; (317)421-0704

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What I’m reading: Hidden Figures, The Father Brown Mysteries, The Snow Child

What I’m listening to: Harry Potter #2 (yes, again)

What I’m watching: Timeless, The Return of the King

What I’m smelling: toothpaste, coffee with almond milk cream

What I’m pondering: a world in which my son wonders if it is “Safe to have autism.”  seriously , no joke, he’s wondering.

In my house: a new infinity scarf in a lovely dark grey wool that seems like it will never be done, good German chocolate, and chocolate covered almonds back in rotation. A new bed.

Life

@SenToddYoung — Let’s be so pro-life that we include feeding, sheltering, healthcare, and education for all children.

oil :: fracking

Keep it in the ground and keep our water pure, our crust stable, and our future bright #frackingfriday

pen, paper, stamp

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Yesterday Hannah and I sat together in the living room writing out our weekly postcards. I’ve decided to use mine to educate my representatives about the nature, challenges, and blessings of parenting an adult with autism.

I realize I can’t appeal to their sense of fairness. They don’t live our lives. They don’t face our struggles. Nor do they share our joy. Nor do they share our fierce determination to protect the one we love.

This first card introduced them to my family and why the ACA has ben a life saver for us. Literally a life saver.

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In Indiana you can call:

Senator Joe Donnelly (202)224-4814

Senator Todd Young (202)224-5623

IN District 6 — Rep Luke Messer (202)225-3021

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What I’m reading: Essentialism (by G McKeown), Freedom of Information Act paperwork

What I’m listening to: Harry Potter #1 (yes, again)

What I’m watching: Timeless, The Two Towers

What I’m smelling: mud, wet puppy, and African violets

What I’m pondering: relationships, truth, honesty, respect

In my house: a new infinity scarf in a lovely dark grey wool still taking shape, good German chocolate, and chocolate covered almonds back in rotation.