17 February 2015

Bear for President!

The last time I went to the doctor, he said my test scores indicated that I had the same levels on certain things as a hibernating bear.  I guess that would explain why I never want to get out of bed and have overabundant love handles.

(FYI, this picture is from the movie "Ernest and Celestine".  It's one of the sweetest movies I've seen in a long, long time.  I recommend it to everyone, especially if you have children.  It also represents how I feel, except that I would probably have a book tucked under one arm.)


On another topic, since we just celebrated President's Day, did you know that four American presidents have been assassinated in office?  We all know about JFK and Lincoln, because JFK left behind a lovely widow and was pretty much royalty, and Lincoln had the emancipation proclamation and "O Captain, My Captain", but did you know about McKinley and Garfield?  Both killed in office.  History is fascinating because in studying it, we realize that the people who have gone before us were people just like us.  They had their own loves, losses, deceits and joys and nothing was a simple as it seemed.  I enjoy having that connection.

1 comment:

Ethington Family said...

Mandi, you poor thing! I'm sorry your feeling tired... :(
On a happier thought, I did know about Garfield! I feel kind of smart for that. I even once remember all the details, but I don't want to bore you (or go look them up), so we will leave it at that.
Love you!