Friday, April 8, 2011

Eric Whitacre - Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 2.0, 'Sleep'

My husband, Chris, decided that he wanted to participate in this adventure.  So after listening to him practice and record and repeat a bunch of times, this is the outcome. He's in the upper left hand "bubble" right in the beginning.

So pretty.  I'm so happy he decided to do this.


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Since when.....

Is having an opinion or a question about something a crime??

Lately, I stupidly asked the question on the 10-14 year old board on Ivillage: "I've noticed that..." In short, the question was about these women who have children in that age group, participating in SO many after school activities.  I got some nice remarks and then a couple of these women told me that "It's none of my business why my kid does this or that." 

Okay.......well then, it was JUST a question.  I didn't mean anything by it, wasn't comparing my children to yours, etc.  I just don't understand why people get all bent out of shape when someone asks a question.  Isn't that the way we learn??

I also posted a "I wish" thread on the same board.  See, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis on 3-21 (my dad's birthday..just had to point that out) and was feeling a little lot sorry for myself.  With everything else that has been going on with Sam, Nathan and myself, this just added insult to injury.

So, after I posted what I wanted to say, there were these women who kept on harping on the fact that my RA is treatable (no duh..), that I can still lead a very productive life (umm.. I KNEW that!) and that I should just shut up and "get over it" (okay...ummmm...yeah right, let it soak in for a bit first will ya?) Needless to say, the thread got deleted because of my vent I put up there and everyone was jumping on my case.

I learned a valuable lesson here. Do not, under any circumstances, post your opinions or ask for some support on IVillage. Yes, I have a friend on there but it's just not worth it.

I have opinions and I like to voice them.  I was given that right when I was born.  Please don't take that away from me.