Yesterday I ran to the grocery store with J, after work. I just needed a few items, including some wine. We enter the wine isle and J starts shouting "Look, look! Mommy juice! They have your mommy juice!" EVERYONE in the isle is staring at me laughing... cool. Drinking problem much?
So about a month ago a friend of mine emailed me this article on the rise of child trafficking, right here in West Michigan. I was shocked, to say the least. You don't necessarily associate West Michigan with child sex trafficking. Here's the link to the article she sent (if you are interested):
Anyway, this article really hit home with me. I just cannot fathom this happening to my children. I contacted the one of the organizations listed on there, The Hope Project and offered my graphic services. We've been emailing back and forth and I was actually able to speak to one of the Directors on the phone yesterday. It sounds like an amazing organization and I am happy to say I am going to be doing some volunteer work with them. I don't have a lot of free time on my hands, with a pilot-husband, but this is something I can do out of my home. I can hop on the computer after my kids go to bed and help them with their design work and getting their name out there. I'm kinda of excited about it.
It's a scary day and age to raise children. With human trafficking, school shootings, bullying at an all time high. I want to keep my kids in a bubble and never let them out of my sight...
Anyway, on a happier note I did much better in my eating yesterday. I did eat a Cadbury Egg though. They are seriously the devil, all wrapped up in chocolate and cream. I loooooooooooove them. Someone had one at work and offered it to me. Should I have said no? Hell yeah, but I didn't. But they are only 150 calories for one. Which isn't too bad for the yummy taste.
Food Log: 2/28/12:
2 mini peppermint patties
Egg whites mixed with spinach and turkey sausage
Sauteed shrimp mixed with black olives and reduced fat feta cheese