Archive for November 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2008

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I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.   I know I did.   The table was loaded, the turkey moist, the dressing seasoned just right and moist, the pumpkin pie was one of the better pies I’ve ever made, what more could we ask for?

Knitting update:  OTN-Andrea Reversible Scarf, a birds eye stitch hat for my nephew, the bubble bag out of Noro and Cascade 220, and Brooklyn Tweed’s Noro striped scarf.   Those are the only active projects I’m working on right now.   I have to confess that bubble bag may take me a looooong time to finish.   I cannot stand those size 17 needles.   Ugh.   I find complete joy in using the smaller size on my lace project.   I’ve got to finish the hat for my nephew before they arrive for Christmas.   That is the only Christmas knitting I have.   I might put something else into the queue before then but it will be a quick knit whatever it might be.

I do need to show you this.  Scroll down to the Pueblo Scarf.   Isn’t that gorgeous???   I have been drooling over that item all day.   Maybe I can ask Santa to bring that for Christmas.   🙂

My sister fell down the stairs in the middle of the night 3 weeks ago.   She thought she was mostly bruised but ok.   Two days later she went to an after-hours clinic about her foot.   They did x-rays and said no broken bones.   Told her she probably tore a tendon or ligament and sent her home.   Three weeks later she sees a podiatrist and she has a lisfranc fracture.   I’d never heard of it before but it is detected in a weightbearing x-ray.   The doc put her in a soft cast and crutches and scheduled her for a CAT scan Friday.   He did mention surgery.   Yikes!   I really feel for her.   A foot injury and crutches in Colorado in December?   My sister is an avid shopper, needless to say this is really going to cramp her style.   Thank God it was her left foot so she can still drive.

Lexi is doing great.   I know I haven’t posted a picture of her in a long time.   I’ll try to take some in the next few days.

$155.43!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  (let’s see if you can guess what THAT means)   lol

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Ok, I only thought I was through…..

November 18, 2008

As most everyone knows the elections were over two weeks ago but for some odd reason a very popular tv show continues to harp on their own political bandstand.   I have watched Boston L*gal since it first aired and this is the last season but I won’t watch anymore.   I am tired of the writers/producers/directors using a television show (non-news) to promote their own political opinions.   They insult our intelligence by hoping to sway people to their beliefs.   Wait, I just realized there are probably some ignorant souls out there that would do just that.   Sigh.  

Someone very close to me put it into the proper language, when people do not have real issues to debate they turn to a personal attack.   Aha!   The light bulb clicked on.   I get so irritated by people’s ignorance that I can’t put rational thought into place in these instances.   So when I heard that line of reasoning it all made sense.   Thank you. 

Ok, for those of you who may not watch the above mentioned tv show or do not know what I’m talking about it is the insistent attacks about Sarah Palin.   I am shocked at how many women feel the need to attack her based on nothing but personal issues.  For instance, someone told me they thought she was a joke because of the way she says ‘you betcha’.  How many times have people from the south been taken as less educated because of their accent.   Isn’t this the same thing?      It also surprises me how many feminists (or those who mistakenly believe they are a feminist) are the first ones to sneer and attack her.   It makes me wonder if they hate themselves?  

Sarah has a great record as a mayor and governor of her state.   Why do people want to argue she has no experience?   If she was a male governor  and former mayor would these same people make the same comments?  I doubt it.  

I apologize to those who want to make non-critical comments.    I do have the comments closed because I refuse to let my blog be a platform for the hatemongers.

One more….hopefully the last

November 14, 2008

Ok, reluctant acceptance is slowly seeping in.   But someone sent me this poem and I can’t not share it on my blog.   I don’t know who the original author is but it is sooo cute.   🙂

The election day is over,

The talking is done.

My party lost, your pary won.

So let us be friends,

Let arguments pass.

I’ll hug my elephant,

You kiss your ass.

Four days late…..

November 8, 2008

November 5th

To the person who sent this to me, thank you.   I know these past few days have been hard on you also.   Reluctant acceptance.   It takes time.