So in good news, I got a slightly better night’s sleep last night so I might be able to pull off the week. I think I was just exhausted from lack of sleep. AND I think I’m going to be able to pull this kids event once again. Though I’m still stressed. I can do this. You might hear that a lot in the next few posts. I can do this. I CAN do this. I can DO this. I can do THIS! If I repeat it, it will come true. If you want to come help or watch me run this event, you’re more than welcome to.
Ever have that one person in your life that their voice is like nails on a chalkboard to you? I have a vendor like that. He called me toady and he’s going out of business because he is writing a book. Just to give you an audio he had a nasally, medium-pitched voice and it kind of grated my ears. He proceeded to tell me that he about this guy who died and left his money to a Christian charity and he had to move his storage and how amazing his product sells. Then he asked me how the desert in Arizona was…….I live in North Dakota. Thank you. He said he was from Jersey. Does that mean he thinks that all states to the west run together? It’s quite a stretch from North Dakota to Arizona. Just saying. I mean I wouldn’t mind the winters in Arizona. They’re probably better than North Dakota winters. This phone call made no sense. I really would have had the guy take a breathalyzer or drug test to make sure he was sober. But maybe that’s a little harsh. So dude, in the one in a quadrillion chance that you’re reading this and you called……….no disrespect?
Have you ever noticed how many fillers we use while speaking? I was thinking about this while talking to Vendor guy. How many ums, uhs, ands, sos and erms do we use whiles speaking to a person or group? In high school we had to give speeches in English Class. Junior year we had a Swedish foreign exchange student and she could NOT stop using erm. (p.s. I have a funny story with her and a box elder bug, I’ll blog about it sometime.) We also had a guy that couldn’t stop using uh and he got docked on it. He was from a big family (10 kids) and our English teacher made the rule after one of his siblings that for an introductory speech they couldn’t introduce their siblings, spouses and nieces and nephews. It had to be about them, as an individual. I am always amazed with people who are great speakers. I was in speech and drama in high school and wasn’t necessarily good but loved experiencing the ones that were good. I wish everyone spoke well. And that I could use sign language…….
Now it’s gonna get a little political.
In other news. Actual news. Not just hear say. North Dakota’s Governor Jack Dalrymple (I’m kind of relieved he got reelected to a point because I was just learning how to pronounce his last name CORRECTLY at the last election. He took over for Hoeven when he went to the senate. I like Hoeven.) just signed an abortion bill that bans the procedure if a fetal heartbeat can be detected. This can be early as 6 weeks if I understand correctly. The governor also signed into law another measure that would make North Dakota the first to ban abortions based on genetic defects such as Down syndrome, and a measure that requires a doctor who performs abortions to be a physician with hospital-admitting privileges. It also makes us the hardest on abortion in the country. Now all this information did come from the Bismarck Tribune. I haven’t read any of these measures/laws myself. So I can’t say I am well-versed. My Facebook is all atwitter about it. I have mixed feelings.
Let me explain.
I am typically pro-life, yes that is partly because I am a Christian but mainly because I believe in life. I don’t understand, never have understood, how when you hear a heartbeat of the child in your womb, you can still call it a fetus. When does it become a life? I’m not trying to be smart, it is a legitimate question. If you can explain it to me, thank you.
I do believe that not every woman who carries for nine months is ready to be a mom and not fit to raise a child. I have 2 adopted uncles that are proof of that. Does that mean I agree with terminating pregnancy? No. It doesn’t. I agree with the choice of a woman to give legal custody of a child to someone who can take care of the child. But our foster care system, from my understanding, is not perfect. It needs tweaking.
Here is where I get the mixed feelings. I’m all for preserving the life of an unborn child. But where I have a problem is this measure got passed by a bunch of men. I don’t understand how these men can tell a woman what is right and what is wrong. It’s like we’ve gone back in history and women are the property of the men. Let me make the decision to have or not have an abortion,(which is never an option for me, personally) give the child up for adoption or keep the child. I have a friend that just got pregnant with her second and I don’t agree with this pregnancy but that doesn’t mean I can or can’t tell her what to do with the child, neither does the father who isn’t involved.
Am I crazy to think that these men can push through a measure on something like abortion and it be acceptable? Now like I said, I don’t agree with abortion, but I think this crossed the line. Obviously I have a problem with this because how many times do I post something with a political nature like this and then completely rant on it? Hardly ever. I just felt like I needed to put out my opinion on this.
Some people are also taking this into marriage equality. For me, this issue isn’t about marriage equality which I think should be touched on as well, but this is a different subject for me. Do I think a same sex couple should be able to adopt, yes. Some of these couples are better equiped to love than some straight couples. But that, to me isn’t the subject here.
This is obviously a hot topic and it could span off into a lot more conversations about who has the right to say who gets an abortion, doctors and abortions, when the proper time to have children is, it could go on and on. Like I said, I’m not an expert on this subject and not totally up on all the ins and outs of what was put before the governor, this was just a thought process. Relatively well-put together for a girl who’s going insane right?
I’ll try to put a more light-hearted post up next time.