Wednesday, October 01, 2008

This and That


Sorry I don't have much to show but I'm working on finishing little pieces that are either gifts or things I've already shown. Rather than bore you with the same-old same-old I'll just show the fabric I'm using for one of those items. I found this a while back and it's very pretty. I love me some stripes and these are very nice. I promise to show more when it's done.
Today I am dealing with some Food Pantry issues that need attending to and I made a stop at the Library to visit my best pal Terry. There is so much I could say about each of these events but now I'm unsure who reads my blog and, while I'm brave enough to spout off myself, I don't want to be the cause of any additional angst for any of the people involved. Terry used to be the Director of the Ecumenical Lay Council which is a group of churches in our community who do................something.......escapes me right now.....but I'm sure they do something.....really. The Pantry existed for over 20 years without them and will go on unimpeded should we not have them to do whatever it is they do. Anyway, I enjoy keeping her updated since I enjoy seeing her eyes bug out and hearing her bellowing laughter. The Council is a fascinating study in humanity and an even more interesting study in organized, pompous, religious, gasbags. They appear to be so full of the proverbial crap that they may blow themselves up any time.Sooner would suit me fine. The bottom line is, as I've said before-often, no good deed goes un-punished.
I'd better get back to work. I have much to finish and a great suggestion from Kay for a new read. I looked on Amazon and Gillian Bradshaw has a bunch of books. I love finding a new-to-me author with lots of books. Thanks Kay. I did get a book today while at the library. It's "Vermeer's Hat" The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World. I know what your thinking."She must be really fascinating to chat with!" In my best Ned Flanders voice I say...indeedleedo. I also found "America's Hidden History" by Kenneth C. Davis that is chocked full of historical detail about famous events in history and their true story rather than the cleaned-up, dumbed-down school textbook versions. There is a chapter about the Salem Witch trials and Columbus as well as other interesting things that grab the attention of a history geek like me. I remain a fountain of useless knowledge.
Back with more news soon. Try to contain your excitement.

5 comments:

Suzan said...

Ooohh..the Kenneth Davis book sounds fascinating. Wondering now if my library has a copy. See, there are others who love history. (My wealth of useless knowledge comes in handy when I am playing "Trivial Pursuit"!)

Darcie said...

Love the turquoise and chocolate colors!!!

You hang in there!

Libby said...

Ahhh - the heady aroma of power while doing good deeds . . . it can send some folks to the very brink *s*

Gerrie said...

Haa! You are my doppelganger - my kids call me the font of irrelevant information. What a team we are.

Rose said...

You've got me longing for spring already with those pretty little violas on your header and it's barely past summer.

Sorry to hear of your health problems. They really do sneak up on you all at once.

Your non-vacation sounds heavenly!

Rose