This post today is about three things – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

I’ll start with The Bad.

Liberal Senator Corey Bernardi’s comments suggesting that allowing gay marriage could lead to bestiality and polygamy are utterly ridiculous. They will only incite more ignorant and irrational reactions to the issue. He makes me ashamed of our political system and frankly, of the human condition.

Here’s the thing, my husband and I met in the pub his family used to own. It was the local pub of the newspaper we both worked at. He was regularly behind the bar serving drinks. I’ve shared many drunken evenings in his establishment. I even had some wedding photographs taken there. The pub has since been torn down. And you know what, I’d like to see the Liberal Party step in and tear down his right to represent the people of this country in the same way.
Update: He has resigned.

Next up is The Ugly.

I awoke to comments on my blog from an Anonymous troll who thought it was OK to come onto my special place and write awful, nasty comments about one of my gorgeous It Takes A Village contributors. They are so spiteful that they’ve sought out all the places she has written guest posts and left awful comments about her. These people are obviously so consumed with sadness and hate. I feel sorry for them. But I will not tolerate their behaviour. I deleted their comments. I suggest they focus their energy on working out what makes them so miserable, instead of channelling their own pain in the direction of others. Move on. Get help. And never deface my blog again. You’ve been warned.

And lastly, The Good.

Today, I made my first steps towards getting back into shape – again. I’ve written about my struggles with weight many times here, but today I got off my big bum and went to the gym. I don’t think I’ve smiled that much in ages. It is going to be my new happy place. Seriously, as I stood on the treadmill, my headphones on, watching uninterrupted television, I had the biggest smile on my face. I was kid free. It felt amazing.

This brings me to The Good of this section – my husband. You see, he gave me a gym membership for my birthday. And before you all freak out – I wanted one so badly, but we haven’t been able to afford it. He surprised me. And today when I limped in through the door after my first session, I wrapped my arms around him and gave him the biggest kiss ever.

He is a good man.

So, today is a day of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

Sounds like a normal day really. Ups and downs, swings and roundabouts.

How is your day?

bigwords x