It is Friday- Hallelujah- and I strongly feel that I have earned every minute of my weekend.
Here are some more short excerpts from our lives of late...
The other day I found this semi-large envelope in the mail from Cornell University addressed to Brad. I was quite curious. He tore it open and guffawed upon reading the opening line, "Dear Resident of the Northern Forest..." It turns out we were selected to take part in a random survey...but it made us feel like backwoods folk.
Brad was trying out his newly acquired beard trimmer this week, and lo and behold, shaved off half of his beard by mistake. Ooops. So how his facial hair has transmogrified into a goatee, with which I am very much delighted.
The girls at the Shelter were involved in a project for school this week- writing a persuasive essay on makeup. They had to take one of two positions: makeup is bad for you, or makeup is good for you. It was very interesting to watch their efforts as they researched and drafted their way through the week. More than one girl took up the "make-up is bad because of animal testing" argument. In fact, I found one girl in tears at a computer; she had gone online to research animal testing and had found these grisly pictures of bunnies mistreated during testing on some beauty product. She had to go take a time-out to collect herself. Now, I've never been an animal rights person, but seeing pictures of some of the things that have been done to animals in the name of beauty made me feel a little queasy. And it made me think a little bit...Before, I would have said, " Well, it's better to test it on animals than to test it on humans!" But now I am thinking, why test at all? Why not find a natural product to use instead of gathering up all kinds of evil, acidy, carcinogenic chemicals to slather all over your face? Hmmm. Food for thought. But no, I am not going to go out and hold up signs protesting fur coats. Not that I WANT a fur coat...(ew) but I don't have anything against those who want to look odd.