Friday, December 28, 2007


There are not enough brave leaders in the world. Now there is one less. In a world where women are considered property and of little consequence, where men torture and kill in the name of God, this woman was a shining light and example of what leadership should be. I thought a couple of weeks ago, about how brave it was to return and resume her efforts to bring freedom to all her countrymen and women. Here is what happens when women of strength and perseverance become powerful in places where faith is another word for fear.

Sorry, I don't usually make too many political statements on the blog but this is just too sad to remain quiet about. I have followed Ms Bhutto's career with great interest for a long time. It was good to see her smiling face and grace again, for however brief a time.

Loot Baby, Loot!

I hope you all had as wonderful a Christmas as I did. As usual, my very generous family came through with great things to entertain through the dark, depressing, days of winter. A couple of months ago Roger got a dvd thingy(tech term) so I could watch movies in the kitchen on the computer. I sew at our kitchen table and so watching something other than daytime tv is a mental health necessity here. Being a movie buff, I love the old ones best and so they gifted me several oldies that are favorites of mine. There used to be a great old movie station on tv but some idiot, in all his wisdom, decided that the station needed re-vamping and now you can see the same 12 movies, all day. for days at a time-cause I'm sure that's what the public wants...NOT! Anyway, in that station shake-up they fell prey to Ted Turner who bought up nearly all the great old classics and made himself a cable channel for them. I was bereft. Since we are already paying an arm and a leg for cable and Internet, we will not be subscribing to premium cable where all my favs are currently residing. My BIL Bob got us a flat/wide screen for the computer so now I can watch them at my leisure....Whoop whoop! I asked for the Preston Sturges film collection because it contains 2 of my all-time favs. "The Lady Eve", with Barbara Stanwick, & "Palm Beach Story" with Claudette Colbert as well as "Sullivan's Travels" & "Baby Face" two of the great feel-good movies of all time. Roger also got me a copy of "Bell, Book, & Candle", a big favorite as well. Yesterday I was at Buckbuster(heh) and found a couple of other movies that had been suggested to me by a friend. I am set for a while-let the sewing begin. To finish off a perfect holiday, my thoughtful husband got me a bright red cashmere scarf that is so soft I never want to take it off and Borders gift cards- I am truly blessed.

On the dark side-my house looks like it has been ransacked. There is not a square inch of space that doesn't have something on it. BIL Bob got us a big screen tv that takes up a huge portion of the living room. We haven't figured out where to put the old one yet so it's sitting next to the new. The picture on the new one is amazing though. In any case I must go and try to wade through all the stuff and, frankly I'm ready to clear the decks. Yar!

I thank all you lovely people who stopped by to visit and sent nice wishes. We are going our for dinner with several friends to the annual New Years dinner-very yummy Italian.That will about wrap up the social stuff for a while and I'm sure the weather will turn to typical January temps soon. Right now it's like spring outside but I know it's just the calm before the literal storm. I'm looking forward to getting back to sewing, Curves, and peaceful days-talk to you soon.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry and Bright

I want to wish all of the sweet people who take the time to come here and read my rantings, a very Merry Christmas. I hope you are filled with the spirit of peace and that you get all that you desire for yourselves.
Things around here got off to a really generous start with my BIL Bob delivering us an early Christmas of a new big, flat screen, digital TV and a new flat screen monitor( I can see...I can see!) for this computer-so we are in the midst of the annual engineering projects. Not to mention finding a place to put everything(that thing is very big) I'll be back in a day or two after we have sorted out the logistics and, frankly, collapsed in a heap from the Christmas Eve lobster tails and the Christmas day turkey. Boy, will I need to do some exercise to work all that stuff off. Never mind...I'm going to drink some Mimosas and party a little. Blessings of the day to you and yours.