Breaking Glass Ceilings

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This is not a political statement.

This is about a woman making history!

Last night when Hillary Clinton became the official Democratic nominee for president, she became the first woman in history to do so.  She now has a shot at becoming the next president of the United States of America.

I honestly haven’t decided who I’m voting yet for but let me tell you that when I saw her with that breaking glass image on the big screen, I actually started to cry tears of joy. Anyone who really knows me knows that I don’t cry easily.  The realization that women had just taken another step forward just hit me that hard.

As a grandmother of two beautiful girls, I appreciate the fact that another door has been opened for women and no matter what happens in this election, that door will remain open from now on.  That goes down as being very cool in my books.

Thank you to Hillary for running and to the people of America who voted for her for making this happen for all of the women and girls in the USA today, and going forward into the future.

That celebrity  Fight Song video was pretty cool too!

And then there’s THIS!

Yeah, no matter who you want as the next president, you have to admit that the 2016 Democratic convention was, and is, groundbreaking… and ceiling smashing… and for that I’m grateful.

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Lightning Strikes

If you read my post from yesterday, you know that we had quite a storm here on the home front packed with what was called recurring lightning.

Lightning is a sudden electrostatic discharge during an electrical storm between electrically charged regions of a cloud (called intra-cloud lightning or IC), between that cloud and another cloud (CC lightning), or between a cloud and the ground (CG lightning). ~ Wikipedia

What you don’t know, because I didn’t even know, is that while I was busy falling in love with a new television program there was a cloud to ground strike on a tree right next to my son’s driveway.  Just 5 minutes before he and his family had been in his car right underneath it.

Apparently, the lightning bounced off of the tree and hit the electric transformer knocking out the power to only two houses on the block. His and his neighbor’s.

That’s why today I’m grateful that they decided to pull out and go grab a shake at Mickey D’s right when they did.  Otherwise, they would have been sitting right there under that tree right when it happened and I can’t even imagine how frightening that would have been for my granddaughter to experience.