My attention span seems to be getting shorter. Maybe it's just that I have to cram a whole week's worth of thought into one quick post.
I found my dream house. Can't really put my finger on why, but I just LOVE this house. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-36023545.html
Also, the shooting in CT. It is so sad, and if I stopped to think about the individuals involved I would be overcome with grief. But I don't want to do that, so... Everybody has a "solution" to the situation. Get rid of guns. Arm the teachers. Pay the teachers more. Have all schools on 100% lockdown at all times. Yep, people are making impassioned pleas that our schools become even more like prisons. (google "schools like prisons" and see what comes up - an article I read not long ago is interesting if not concise: http://americanvision.org/6523/the-story-of-two-buses/ ) And my favorite, "hug your children." Taken all together, it reminds me a lot of this song that we recently discovered and are learning to sing.
Because everybody is upset and wants "somebody" to fix it, but in the meantime they're going to go right on teaching in government schools, and sending their children to government schools, and "supporting" government schools (whatever that means). They can't be bothered to keep their own children safe, but continue to say "they" ought to do SOMEthing to make it better.
Anyway, today is baking day and I'd better get back in the kitchen.