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Paso Robles, CA, United States
She sits amid penguins and knits and knits and knits.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Totally off the Knitting topic: The Inaugural Parade

Wow. I am so proud of the new President of the United States of America. He and his wife had to know the huge chance that they were taking, to get out of that car, to walk the parade. I take this as a sign of faith in the American people. It only takes one "mentally unstable person" (They hate the terms "lunatic", "crazy" and "cretin".) to do the unthinkable. Nice to know that our President and his First Lady have this much confidence. Kudos.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The best compliment that I have ever recieved, from my brother.

Just wanted to post a bit of nonsense from a visit with my brother and his family for the holidays.
My brother and his wife, myself and My Beloved were sitting around after our holiday dinner on New Years day evening just chatting and catching up on the past year. (We generally only see each other once a year, since I moved from Southern California to Central California the summer of 2004.) We were discussing our "favorite" gifts. The subject of gift certificates came up. I like to get them, but I always feel like it is a "cop out" gift when I give them, so I will give one in addition to a gift. My brother said that he adores getting gift certificates. He always has. It's like two gifts in one for him. He gets something and he gets to shop. Then, he looked straight at me and said, "But, if I ever get a gift certificate from you, I will be so pissed." He was wearing the new hat and scarf that I had knitted for him and grinning like a loon. Apparently, according to his lovely wife, he wore the hat that I made him last year to bed. So did his sons. I think that is the best damned compliment that I have ever gotten from my brother. Ever.
Sorry there are no pictures, but I failed to take my camera on the trip.

The New Year and the Old Me.

It's the New Year and I do not make resolutions. I do, however, think up things that I would like to accomplish during the year. I do not "RESOLVE" to do these, I merely would like to. If they do not get done I feel no guilt or angst. If they do get done, I feel pretty darned nifty.
With that said...... One of the things that I would like to accomplish, this year, is to be more frequent in my blog posts. I shall, Dear Readers, endeavor to do so.