I think one of the biggest news worthy events of this week was the fact that our family ate fast food for dinner on Wednesday. Yes we did. After all my posts on food, I did eat fast food that most likely contained GMO's. However, we did not eat meat or dairy, so I am ok with that. We had a side salad which I added extra tomatoes and french fries that were fried in canola oil. We did not have dessert either though I had Sangria, my husband had a beer, and our boys had raspberry lemonade. I at least tried to keep it somewhat romantic by using our own plates, silverware and napkins instead of adding to the garbage dilemma as I wrote about in this post.
The puppy started crying the moment I walked into our home and did not stop until I gave her some french fries. We have had fast food not even once in the whole year she has been part of our family so how in the world she even knew what they were, I don't know. But, she got them and ate them along with her tomatoes (her favorite food in the whole world) and then took a very blissful nap.
If you have not heard about what has gone on with Chic-Fil-A and even if you have, these articles (The Washington Times, by Barret James Jr., Huffington Post) should help you understand WHY we chose to eat there (this one time). The reason may or may not be what you are thinking. I believe in First Amendment rights, plain and simple. And since none of my letters, emails or phone calls do any good to get my vote to any of our politicians no matter what side they are on, I have learned to vote with my dollar on certain issues where I know it will matter.
"A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both."
Around the blogosphere this week I enjoyed several posts with fabulous pictures. I am always amazed at how wonderful the photography is with some people, I can only hope to have decent pictures on my blog that do not give me a high degree of humiliation. If you would also enjoy seeing these beautiful photos, please stop over to see Be Freckled, Cafe Primrose, and Find Your Sparkle. You will be very glad you did!
I learned some new things this week as well. Bruce at Eclectic Ephemera shared about a very unique player piano that is connected to Twitter. How odd, I thought, but fascinating! He also posted a picture of a new electric bicycle that biking enthusiasts might love.
Then I was very excited to read about the worlds oldest known undergarments that are nearly identical to our own today! This was a fabulous breakthrough and I cannot begin to hide my excitement! I have always had problems with archeology as they will almost always talk about how stupid and low our ancestors and the ancients were, how we are so very superior. I beg to ask the question, if there is a global catastrophe with only a few pockets of civilization left here and there, what will archaeologists say about us five hundred years from now? It usually appears to be a very close minded profession so I was thrilled when I read that they found something that must have most of the profession scratching their heads.
As many people who read this blog know, I do not take kindly to the feminist movement or the goddess movement. I believe that all humans are capable of great good or great evil despite race, creed, gender or whatever else can be listed. So I believe the post that touched me the most this week was titled, "I Need The Men's Movement Because..." with a close follow up of a post by Girl Writes What. It saddens me that such great evil is actually encouraged by most Americans either with their words and actions, or with their silence. As a child I had believed us to be a great people, but the older I get and the more people I see hurt in the name of "human rights" or "equality," as certain groups manipulate those terms, my opinion has vastly changed and not for the better.
And then of course there is my favorite topic of all, permaculture. On my favorite website which I read everyday (www.Permaculture.org.au) I loved everything that was written. But, if I had to choose just one post to share it would be We Can Reforest The Earth. That is a very dear subject to me, especially after learning through much research that our deserts are nearly always man made (it is happening all over the Midwest due to bad farming practices). Planting trees will reverse desertification and that is terribly exciting! Talk about being a world changer, all you have to do is plant trees! Another article that was wonderful on another site is called, Battleing The Dogma Of Big Ag. And what a battle it is.
I do hope that you will stop by next week as I will be sharing posts about gardening, urban homesteading and farming and my seed order! For now however I must go and finish our Shabbat preparations and still leave some time to take the boys for swimming laps at the pool. I look forward as always to getting a nap tomorrow. My husband wants to go on a date to see a band after Shabbat is over (I have never really been the type to see a local band, but will go to spend time with him), perhaps I will share about it next week. Then of course there is the garden and attempting to stay as cool as possible.
Did you have a lovely week?
What are your plans for this weekend?