Je ne parle pas le français

I am currently in Nashville writing from my hotel.  I have a legislative event to speak at tomorrow morning.  It is an event of all women who are lobbying at the capital in Tennessee.  I am excited about it. I was in Canada last week...hence the title of this blog.  I loved Canada.  The people were all super nice...too bad they will all die of lung cancer.  EVERYONE smokes in Canada...or at least it seems that way.  Things are super expensive there.  So, I didn't buy much.  They have basically no abortion laws in Canada.  No waiting period, no limit on gestational weeks, no parental consent...nothing.  It is pretty tragic.  But, they have an awesome 40 Days for Life team there!  Like I say...one heart and one mind at a time.  That's exactly what they are doing.  I had a horrible hamburger in Canada.  It was like I was eating cardboard.  AND, the service at the restaurant was even worse!  I kept trying to find someone to give me my check and there were no waitstaff in the whole restaurant that I could find.  So, I had to just leave a 20 dollar bill on the table and leave...20 dollars in US money.  They will have to figure out how to convert it.  At least I left something!

I had another stinky flight on the way up here today...yuck.  I ended up closing my air vent.  It didn't help.

I am having someone get a website designed for me.  I am really excited about that.  It will be a good place for people to go and get information about me and my upcoming book.  Oh yeah, if you didn't know, I am writing a book.  It should be out in January.

So, I have a group page on Facebook...well, actually there are three, but this is the official one.  I didn't have anything to do with the other two, but it is cute that other people made them.  I haven't joined the group.  I think that may be a little weird to join your own group.  This will be a way for people to find out what is going on with my travels and my book.  Another thing I have to keep updated...

There are a group (a huge one) of high school 4-Hers here in the hotel.  They better settle down in the hallway...I would hate to have to give them the stink eye.  :)

After the event tomorrow I get to hang out with the folks from Ambassador.  I am so lucky to have them represent me.  I don't know what I would do without them.  They are my little travel angels.  Now I just need someone to handle my facebook. :)  Then I could just lay on the couch and eat bon-bons.  Just kidding.  I don't even like bon-bons.

I am looking forward to the next few days.  I don't travel again until April 7th.  That will give me a lot of time home with Grace and Doug.  I miss them so much when I am away.  I even watched wrestling again tonight just because it made me think of Doug.  He needs to start watching better shows.  Actually, there was a wrestler on tonight from College Station.  That was pretty interesting.

This being Holy Week and everything, I was thinking about some spiritual stuff.  I was watching some TV today and noticed that almost half of the channels were talking about celebrities and their lives.  I mean, I guess I care about Kate Gosslin's hair extensions, but I started to think about how obsessed our society is with the way other people live and the decisions that they make.  I was thinking that we should worry less about "celebrities" and more about our own life choices.  I mean, we are so worried about the marriages of other people and what they are wearing and how they raise their children.  I wonder if that is just a way for everyone to NOT think about their own shortcomings.  We don't want to be accountable for how we live.  Would we act differently if every part of our lives were on tape and broadcast nationally?   In a way, our lives are like that.  We may think the things that we say and the thoughts that we have are private...but they are not.  God hears everything we think and say.  We don't seem to worry about that too much.  But He is the most important critic we have.  We should act that way...me included.

Well, this blog has been pretty boring.  I will spice it up next time.  Until then...