October 1, 2008

October is all about VOTING, boobs and halloween...

Can you believe that it is October already? I really can't. This has been the fastest passing year in my entire life so far! This month I will be blogging everyday and all my posts will be related to "vote" somehow. I am by far not a political person at all. I do not share my political opinions with anyone except for my husband. I am not a debater. So today I am going to tell why I think it is important to vote.

Voting is a choice where out of three hundred and five million, three hundred and eight thousand, one hundred and twenty three (305,308,123) voices, yours can be heard on that day. Elected individuals will make numerous decisions effecting your life. Even if some decisions don't effect you directly, it more than likely will effect someone you love or care about. If you choose not to vote, because you don't think your one vote will not make a difference, then there is no reason to complain, complain, and complain about the way the government is spending your tax dollars or deciding what you can and can not do. Voting is a chance to 'tell' the government how you feel...If you want change-VOTE! It's that simple in my world. You also must face the fact that you may not get the change that you want, but at least you tried. That is what is most important. It's gonna be McCain/Palin or Obama/Biden. There are going to be a lot of people who do not get their choice. But the winner will be elected by our votes and whoever has the most will lead this country.

Now on to other things. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

photo from Our Red Thread Journey

"Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, it's estimated that about 178,480 women in the United States will be found to have invasive breast cancer in 2007. About 40,460 women will die from the disease this year. Right now there are slightly over 2 million women living in the United States who have been treated for breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women (after lung cancer). " -NBCAM website

Please read: Make Breast Health A Year Round Concern.

  • Early detection as well as educating yourself about breast cancer can two of the best possible "medicines" toward fighting the disease.
  • Mark on your calendar each month for a self exam.
  • At age 40, women should begin annual mammographies.
  • Make checking your breasts in the shower a regular activity
  • Download a self exam card here for free (just click on download)
Here are some fun ways to support Breast Cancer Awareness this month:

Next, the countdown to Halloween starts! I'm still trying to decide what Lil'D is going to dress up as. Every year we go to our church's Fall Fun Festival. I really don't like how the Thomas The Train costumes look, they are not really that fun and he's never going to keep anything on his head or face. I'm thinking about a ghost: Cut a hole in a white sheet, put his head through it, pat his head down with white powder and put a little black around his eyes. He has been all about ghosts for the past couple of days so this might be it.

photo from joanwear.com

Have a marvelous day!!

♥ Elliemae

1 comment:

Jenny @ Daily Dose of Motherhood said...

I really can't believe it's October either! This year went really fast!

This is great post, thanks for all the links! I can't wait to visit them.