If you don’t want to read what I have to say about politics (written only because I needed to get it out of my system and this is my blog, so if you don’t like it, go look at cute pictures elsewhere), then skip the next three paragraphs. I’ll let you know when its over.
The 2012 elections are finally over, which means no more political ads for a while, which is exciting. But while I thought the worst was over on Wednesday, instead the most hateful comments from friends were just waiting for after the election. Sore losers are sore… and annoying. I want to keep liking these people. Personally I am pleased with the election results, but even if it hadn’t gone my way I wouldn’t be insulting everyone who won because I can’t handle my disappointment like an adult. Its a simple matter of mutual respect and I find it very hard to respect some of my friends and acquaintances and their viewpoints when they send out so much negativity and unprovoked generalized attacks. I guess that’s what I get for living in Utah where my political views make me the minority. But a little decency doesn’t seem like so much to ask for.
I guess for now I can take my solace in the fact that I won’t be living here forever, and hey my guy did win, so I guess I’m not alone in my “idiocy” since more than half the country agrees with me. And you know what? I can feel better that my daughter will be growing up in a world that (at least for the next four years) actually values the environment and is working to preserve it for her future. That’s what is important to me. So if my well thought out decision based on environment and social betterment makes me the stupid one then so be it.
I don’t believe that either side is completely right, or that either side is completely wrong, all I can do is make my decisions based on what I want to see for our future. I shouldn’t be derided for participating in the system the way I’m meant to. I don’t feel like I need to agree with everyone, and I can respect that people I love and care about have different values than I do. That’s what makes this whole thing work. What I do feel is that those things shouldn’t be divisive. Defaulting to insults and name calling degrades everyone involved.
There now that wasn’t so bad, here are pictures of an adorable baby as a reward. This weekend was her first snow storm. She didn’t know quite what to make of the world turning white and cold. She didn’t seem bothered until she stuck her hand in it and realized that the cold wasn’t going to go away. There are also a couple pictures of my pretty little fairy child on Halloween.
Have I mentioned she’s crawling now too? Yeah, that’s happening. Between her and the rabbit, and her providing the rabbit with things, everything is being destroyed. Good thing they’re so cute.
We also took a trip to the Utah Natural History Museum this weekend. They’ve moved since the last time I was there and it was awesome. There are some pictures of Lucca and the dinosaurs here too (and a sabertooth cat). We had so much fun.