What a day
Let’s hear it for the first day back at work following a holiday!
This was just an interesting day all around. Things are getting kicked into gear at work. This is good…lots of things to keep me busy and make the day go quicker. And it’s work for my clients rather than other clients. Not that I mind helping with the others. I don’t. But I’ve really missed my clients. LOL I like it when things are happening – it’s more interesting that way.
Of course, the middle of the day brought the news that Prop 8 was upheld in California. Damn! The fight continues. I wish I had been able to go to the protest at the Center on Halsted tonight, but I just couldn’t. Besides already having plans to work out, I had plans with my family. I’ll have to go another time. I’m sure that Pride this year will be interesting.
I wonder where all of this hatred comes from…I was not raised to hold hatred in my heart. And I come from a very Catholic family! I sometimes want to hit my head against a wall when talking to my mother about this stuff.
Seriously, why should anyone care if I choose to spend my life with another woman? How does that affect their lives? I don’t tell my straight friends that they shouldn’t or can’t love/marry a person of the opposite sex! Perhaps that’s what I’ll do – I just won’t recognize other people’s marriages. Rather than, “How is your husband?” I’ll ask, “How is your life partner?” or “How is your boyfriend?” You don’t recognize my commitment to the person I love, then I’m not going to recognize yours.
And don’t bring God into this. I believe in God. I believe in my Catholic faith – not the church, mind you, the faith. I have a relationship with God and it is MY relationship with God. My God does not hate. Besides, this isn’t about religion(s). This is about Civil Rights. I don’t believe in abortion…I never have. Yet I am Pro-Choice. No one has the right to tell me what I can and cannot do with my body. However, if it came down to it, I would not have an abortion because I do believe that a fetus is a baby. Just because I feel this way doesn’t mean that anyone else has to. I may try to talk you out of it; but it is, ultimately, your choice what you do.
So it goes for Gay Rights. Just because YOU don’t want to share a life with someone of the same sex doesn’t mean you can tell me that I can’t. You don’t believe in homosexuality? Fine. Don’t have a homosexual relationship. You don’t believe in Gay marriage? Fine. Don’t have a Gay marriage. But get the fuck out of my bedroom and out of my life! I’ll reciprocate and stay the fuck out of your bedroom and your life. I’m fair that way. Why can’t you be?
Off my little soapbox for now.
The work out went pretty well. I felt a little tired. But I still managed to hit 581 burned calories. So that’s good. I’m staying close to 600. I really rocked it last Thursday – 677 calories burned! Woot! I’m not sure how often I’ll be able to hit that, but I’m hoping to break the 700 barrier by the end of the summer. That would rock!!
I had my weigh in and measurements on Saturday, 5/23. Rock and Roll, Baby! I’ve lost 21.8 pounds and 6.85 inches! My pants are pretty much falling off these days. But, I can’t see buying new clothes yet…I still have weight to lose and it’s coming off fairly quickly. I’ll just keep hiking up those pants…maybe get some altered…maybe go through my closet and see what I have that hasn’t fit me in a while. All-in-all, I feel pretty good about things. I have days here and there where I swerve a bit to the right and indulge, but I don’t go way over-board and I always come back on track. I’ve just gotten it in my mind that I can’t punish myself. If I stray, I stray. That’s just life. I’m doing good. I have lots of support. I’m determined. That’s what matters.
My web site has a new look! Do you like it? I hope you’ll let me know.
The Bookstore is up and running. I really hope people will stop by and do some shopping. By the end of this week, I should have the Merchandise page finished and published for public consumption. I’ll be sure to make an announcement. And I got my first batch of Reader Recommendations – those should be up by the end of the week as well.
The June Featured Author will be….*drum roll*….the marvelous JD Glass!!! I’m excited.