Wednesday, May 4, 2016

As the mundo turns

Boys and girls the unthinkable has happened. Sammy has stopped taking a bottle, he now exclusively prefers breastfeeding. Just teasing, the truly unthinkable  is Donald Trump winning the republican nominee. Last night Ted Cruz dropped out of the race. But hey, there's still Kasich...



Last night Bernie won over Hillary by, well, not much. So in other words we're looking at a clash of the titans come this fall. Trump vs Hillary. I'm super excited to watch the debates. whoop whoop! Wish I was drinker. I could take a shot every time Trump said "great" or "disgusting".  Another shot for whenever Hillary Clinton rolls her eyes... or whatever else she does. I'm not sure, I'll have to pay attention to her. 


In other news. Zika virus is freaking everyone (including me) out. Just in, Connecticut is the first state to have a case of a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus. Poor thing. Of course it would be Connecticut. I swear, Connecticut is the "strange illness" state. In my old ward, there were a ton of people who had perfectly healthy all their life, moved to CT and got some crazy disease. Let's hope we can get this under control. Also, if you're planning on wearing sunscreen and bug repellent this summer, put the sunscreen on first, then the repellent. Just, FYI.

So I've been listening to some podcasts pretty regularly. One of them being BBC world , it's super informative and easy for me to understand. (Let's be honest I spend all day speaking preschool to my kids, CNN is a little ambitious of me to keep up with). Anyways, this podcast has been reporting a lot about the Greece-Macedonia border crisis. Thousands of people are stuck there, pleading and rioting for the border to be re opened. I imagine how hard that would be. They must so frustrated, they've come all this way, risked everything for a new life and now they're stuck. Some haven't had showers in over two weeks because no one will let them in their house to do so. But, would you? Would you let a stranger into your home where your children are? 


A random tidbit for you- Yesterday, May 3, 79 years ago Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for Gone with the Wind. Did you know that in 2014 it was voted the second most well known book the in US? Right behind the Bible. Huh, who would have thought. i actually haven't read it. Anyways I was listening to this podcast and Joe listed some facts from the movie. One of them being that Hattie Mcdaniel was the first African American nominee and winner for her work in Gone with the Wind. She was also the first African American to be invited to the Awards. Outrageously the African American cast of the movie wasn't allowed to attend the premier screening of the movie. wtf? Lastly, Clark Gable (Rhett) worked a total of 71 days and was paid over $120,000 whereas Vivien (Scarlett) worked 125 days and only received $25,000. Un-freaking-believable. We've come along way people. Anyways, just wanted to give you a peek of what's been on my mind lately. 

Con todo mi cariƱo,

Cindy 

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