Early evening turned into early morning. Why can't I just leave good enough alone? There's always something more to add. With me anyway. To me the word "Simplicity" is the name of a pattern company. LOL!
I have a confession to make. I have NOT journaled all summer until yesterday! I found my summer journal from LAST year. YIKES! I honestly don't think it was supposed to be a "seasonal" journal but as MY life would have it, that's exactly what it's turned into. And I kinda like the concept of having a summer journal. So here I am one year later making 2010 entries. Will this become a tradition? It feels pressure-free to imagine having a "summer" journal. Come September and away it will go. Back to it's little corner where it will silently sit and wait until the summer of 2011 comes along.
My youngest sister lives in a small city (approximately 40,000) where the average person makes 30K per year, if you're lucky. Her city's situation is what stimulated me to get working in my journal. The residents of her city have taken to the streets and their small city hall protesting the ridiculous salaries that the city manager and others have given themselves in this not-so-well-to-do area. The City Manager makes close to 800K which is about 400K more than the President. He has since resigned along with three other crooks but if you ask me they should have been handcuffed and fired and that's just what my little sister shouted to them the other night as I watched her on the late news channel! Can you image the pride that set within my heart as I watched her stand there shaking her fist in the air telling it like it is? Yes, this was a big sister's moment. And I was inspired to write about it. Good job, Rachel!