Sunday, October 22, 2006
An Introduction and Other Things (Updated to Include Picture)
Please join me in welcoming Bright Minds to the wonderful world of blogging. She and I "met" on Blogging Baby and I've enjoyed her comments about our kids and education there. She's just begun blogging and has some interesting things to say.
She teaches in what most communities call a Continuation school. Of all the often thankless teaching jobs, I think hers may be one of the most challenging. I know I couldn't do it.
Update: Right after I posted this, Jim sent me the latest photo of him and Jonathan (now almost six months old). Look at those smiles!! Look at those ears!!
This has been a lazy weekend for me. The girls have spent a lot of time with their mom which they've enjoyed.
Tomorrow of course I take Elcie to the doctor. I think her mom will go along for the ride.
I've been reluctant to say much but I have mixed feelings about the parental involvement. Right now, both parents are back in their lives and of course the girls are overjoyed. We've been through this before though. They're here and then they're not here. Or one is and the other isn't. When they suddenly aren't here once again, the girls suffer. On the other hand, I don't want to institute some sort of formal visitation. There's no need.
Anyhow, enough of that. It's just something I live with and have for years. At least the girls are old enough now to understand somewhat.
Glad you all enjoyed the pumpkin. If anyone is interested in the entire collection, email me and I'll be glad to send it along.
I've been giving some serious thought to Word Press. Perhaps Blogger is just going through the hiccups but this entire last week has been next to impossible. It's been fine today; it's actually letting me type and I've left some comments here and there (still behind - sorry).
I have a question for the American visitors (only because our laws would apply). Have any of you received a request to fight pedophilia blogs on the net? I have, I'm not sure what to do with it, and I'm interested in knowing what you think. I have more detailed information but I'm not going to put those links on this blog. Naming them here would give them publicity I'd rather they not have and make me feel even more like I need a shower. Email me if you'd like to know more.
Also, you might want to email me instead of leaving a comment. I don't want to subject any of you to hate mail or anything like that. It's up to you.
Of course if there's a Constitutional attorney out there somewhere, it would help. I have a feeling the blogs, reprehensible as they may be, fall under protected speech. It may be that all we can do is make our opinion heard and watch our kids' computer usage (which is really our job - not the government's).
The net is awash with porn. The girls have their own computer and I've done my best to block the sites they shoudn't be visiting. And I keep an eye on what they're doing with it. I've checked my sitemeter from time to time. You'd be amazed (or maybe you wouldn't) at what some people think a rocrebelgranny is.
Sorry to be so serious today. It's just one of those I guess.
Thanks for all your comments. I tried to get back to most of you. If I didn't and I don't have your email address, blame Blogger.
Take care everyone.