October 5th, 2005

Priya

US Supreme Court

I think it is a good thing for my blood pressure that I am not in the US right now. With John Roberts getting confirmed as Chief Justice and Harriet Miers getting nominated to replace Sandra Day O'Connor, my female reproductive organs hurt in anticipation of having them controlled by the US government.

Yes, I'm in favor of a woman's right to choose what to do with her own body. That doesn't mean I'm in favor of abortion because I wouldn't wish that on anyone. It would be great if there was adequate sex education at an appropriate age in school, adequate health care for everyone in the US, adequate birth control available to everyone, not just those who can afford it. Adequate punishment for rapists that would cause the crime rates to actually go down. But alas, there are not these things in the US. And on top of that, the people in charge feel it is necessary to impose their religious and idealogy on the rest of us. (I'm fine with them believing what they believe, but don't force it on me. Be prepared for a swift kick in your reproductive areas if you try.)

I reiterate what that picture of Bush said:
My thought exactly!
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    angry angry and frustrated
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YAY!

I just secured my first ESL (English as a Second Language) student at 50,000 Won for two hours! That's roughly $50 for the two hours. And we're meeting twice a week, so that's $100 extra each week. That pretty much covers my housekeeper and part of Maya's weekly Korean lesson.

I'm feeling pretty good about this new development! Now I have to just get some lessons together...
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    excited excited
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10 things...

I recently saw this question in an email and thought that it would be interesting if I did it here and asked all my readers to do the same in their comments (or on their journal).

What are the 10 things that define your quality of life. What constitutes the life I love? Here goes:

1. Spending time with my husband and children
2. Watching my children learn something new or doing something they really enjoy
3. Not having a lot of debt (this stresses me out to no end)
4. Being healthy
5. Having good friends
6. Traveling and experiencing the world
7. Having a good relationship with my parents and sister (and her family)
8. Having money in savings
9. Having a clean home
10. Feeling fulfilled apart from my family

It is funny how many times I reordered this list. I'm sure that it will get reordered as time passes too. At first, I felt funny about having being out of debt so high on the list. But it is important to my peace of mind. I remember when I would constantly worry about it (I still do, but not as much as before since we consolidated all our debts). It used to eat me up. And that affected everything else. So, it makes sense for me.

It is actually hard to write this kind of list. Makes you think about things. My first go at it, I didn't have #2 there at all. But then I thought about how much joy I got from Maya finally enjoying her soccer class and yes, it is an amazing feeling to see her have fun at something. And Nadia, same thing. A few days ago, I watched her do a puzzle with Chris. When they were finished and she jumped up and said, "YAY! Look, my puzzle!" my heart did a little flip. *mushy mommy moment*

Ok, how about you?
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    contemplative contemplative