Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Happy Friday! Yea, it’s almost the weekend!

We don’t have a whole lot special planned for the holiday. If it’s not raining, Raelene was going to take Corinne to a big Halloween event on Solano in Berkeley. If course the “if it’s not raining” is the key here, as it’s raining now and is supposed to be raining all weekend.

Tonight we get to see if any kids show up asking for candy. My guess is we’re going to have a handful of teens not in costume stop by, and that’s it. We’ll see though.

We still need to carve our pumpkins! Things have been so crazy that we haven’t had a chance to yet, and I’m bummed about that. Pumpkin carving is fun. Maybe we’ll put some Thanksgiving-o-lanterns out on the front porch.

I’d like to take a moment to point out the US Postal Service oath “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat nor gloom of night stays these Couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” is complete crap. Our postal carrier skips our neighborhood at least once a week, sometimes twice, and we don’t even have weather to speak of.

Happy Halloween! Be sure to eat lots and lots of candy for me!

Midweek Madness

Crawling? That’s the rumor…

Sleeping through the night? Nope, still up every 90 minutes or so. Mommy especially is exhausted.

Weekend plans? Not much. I’m supposed to be playing in my once-a-month Godlike game Sunday afternoon, but we’ll see. 

Not much else really. Happy Wednesday!

Politics

The election is a week away, and it’s no secret by now how we’re voting in the presidential election.  Wayne and I normally do not like to talk politics, especially at dinner parties, but there are some propositions on this year’s ballot which are motivating us to go to the polls next Tuesday. We’ll spend some time this week talking about a couple of them.

The first is Prop 2.  If passed, farm animals in California will receive more humane treatment.  We feel strongly that animals, whether they are pets or raised for food, deserve to live comfortably.  Prop 2 is a step in the right direction by mandating that chickens, pigs and cows have enough room to move their limbs.  Currently, these animals can legally be kept in harsh confinement, such as battery cages (for egg-laying chickens) and gestation crates (for pigs).  Although it won’t solve all of our problems regarding animals in the food industry, we feel strongly that voting yes on Prop 2 is the way to go.