Oh my god
Originally posted on Two Cavaliers in Lyon:
After attempting to get used to our new time zone, Mitchell and I (Kate) set out this morning at around 10:30 for what we hoped would be a very productive day. Mitchell stopped at a boulangerie right across from our hotel for breakfast. His croissant was only 85 centimes(!), and after a bit of confusion as to what price the French woman was actually saying, Mitchell declared it the best thing he’d ever eaten.
We then crossed the Rhône and made our way to the Lyon information center at Place Bellecour. After picking up some useful literature, we attempted to go to McDonald’s to take advantage of their free (and allegedly very good) wifi. It seems that it is the place to be for lunch, however, and after being accosted by a kid asking for money, we continued toward rue de la République.
We quickly found a Starbucks, and a proprietary latte seemed like a small price to pay for wifi. It was very comforting to be able to call home (Skype) and text my parents and have instant access to the news and email again. I definitely didn’t anticipate how unsettling it would be to be cut off from instant communication. Luckily, we then went to the Orange store and got cell phones. Even though they’re only for calling within France, it definitely feels better to have a functioning phone again.
Originally posted on What's Hot, What's Trending Now:
Dame Helen joked that she had finally got one of her wishes as the new award placed her right next to fellow Brit Colin Firth. ”I couldn’t be prouder and more happy that I’m actually going to finally lie next to Colin Firth, something I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time,” she said.
Both stars have received Oscars for their work portraying members of the Royal Family, Firth for his role in King George VI in the 2010 movie The KIng’s Speech and Mirren for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in the 2006 movie The Queen.
Originally posted on SuccessfulSingleParent.com:
In the wake of the latest school shootings in Newton, CT something has been really bothering me. Now, I’m aware that this may be a very controversial topic so I didn’t write about it right away. I wanted to take some time to think things over clearly so that I could convey the true message of what I feel is one of great importance, instead of making an emotional rant.
No matter what race, color, creed or ethnicity you are, we have all decided to come to live or to remain in America. In doing so, we have basically accepted that we live in a country that was founded on a belief in a higher power. The statement, ”In God We Trust “, is not just one printed on our money, but it is one that those who founded our country believed in as they made their decisions, and that includes the good decisions and the bad ones. When we celebrate our freedom every July 4th, and we think about all the things we are thankful for having access to because of the country we live in, how can this strong foundation on which we were built be left out?
Some may say that even though we have taken God out of our public lives, since we are still allowed to believe in him in our private lives, then that is enough. Well, it seems to me that the acceptance of taking Him out of our public lives, (i.e…schools) has made it easier for many parents to leave Him out of their homes as well.
Originally posted on Pasture-ized:
This morning I noticed a Toyota Prius trying to get up a small hill that is very gradual. It’s a small car that does wonders with gas mileage . . . normally.
Northeast Ohio, where I live, was hit by a load of snow yesterday (Yes, the day after Christmas. Bummer.). We used to live in Rochester, NY, where there was an abundance of snow removal equipment. That was because there was quite a bit of snow up there on a regular basis. In fact, our first winter there it was the snowiest city in the United States (except for Alaska). After the first major snow storm that year I was amazed to see a small snow plow being driven by an employee of our town. It was just the right size for the sidewalk! Pretty cool.