Um, HELLO! McFly, you in there?!?!

The Walmart Family are worth $144 Billion ($144 THOUSAND MILLIONS) This year the government is giving them back $6 BILLION in tax breaks. That is $6 THOUSAND MILLIONS for one family in tax breaks.

picture of Walmart family saying they'll get $6 billion, yes, BILLION, in tax breaks this year.
The Walmart Family are worth $144 Billion ($144 THOUSAND MILLIONS) This year the government is giving them back $6 BILLION in tax breaks. That is $6 THOUSAND MILLIONS for one family in tax breaks.

Thanks, Wall Street and Friends who MAKE THIS SHIT HAPPEN while children are hungry RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA.
CHILDREN OF THEIR EMPLOYEES who make so little, they qualify for SNAP(food assistance). Call me crazy, but if you’re working a 40 hour work week, you should get paid well enough to not need SNAP.
And, AND… How much food would that buy?! And they already have a fleet of semis that could take food to shelters and missions all over the country!!!
They don’t even have to do it because of philanthropy or altruism… It would actually be fantastic publicity!
I know we’re not the only family that is trying to break the Walmart habit. Yeah, we have to make more stops, but it feels like we’re trying to do what we can on our little footprint even though it seems like a drop in the ocean.

In which Jenny Lawson comes to Cedar Rapids and I give her a hug and knitted reproductive systems.

On 7/8/2016, Tom, my friends and I got to meet our favorite author. We were almost last in line (on purpose; see also: anxiety issues) and got to get our books signed, and talk with Jenny. Tom got his Rory card signed and I gave Jenny the Knitted Knaughties. If you don’t know about these, you’ll have to put that in my search box and enjoy a really good story about Jenny matchmaking me (in Iowa) and Louise (in New Zealand; see also: possible place to move if Trump becomes President, because if so, I’m Audi, dude) to come up with a knitted vagina and penis to show women where to find their clitoris in a totally non-skeevy way. Seriously; some women have to be shown. My sons learned a lot from this pair, and to their future wives, I say, “You. Are. Welcome.”

That was kind of a long stream of consciousness type of ramble, and I blame my phone. So I’ll just tack on the pictures and call it good. 

Yesterday, I worked from 10am-11pm on my website. I went to bed and couldn't sleep so I got back up and worked from 12am-3:30am. Still couldn't sleep until around 6am. I've gotten ZILCH done today (I did manage to shower, brush my teeth, and put on clean clothes) and I'm almost okay with that.
Jenny doing a totally kick-ass reading

Jenny and Tom
Jenny and Tom

Jenny accepting the adoption of the Knitted Knaughties
Jenny accepting the adoption of the Knitted Knaughties

Jenny and I and the Knitted Knaughties
Jenny and I and the Knitted Knaughties
Jenny combining a couple of her gifts so things could get even weirder, if possible
Jenny combining a couple of her gifts so things could get even weirder, if possible
Jenny and Kenzie  conversing intently
Jenny and Kenzie conversing intently
Jenny and Kenzie
Jenny and Kenzie

And they all checked one thing off their bucket list and lived happily ever after. Amen.