Friday, October 26, 2012

The highest compliment ....

I always thought the highest compliment a knitter could get was a request for a hand knit item, then to see it well used and well loved.

Well, I just got the highest compliment I could imagine. My dear mother-in-law left this earth to meet her maker wearing a pair of my hand knit socks. She will have warm feet for eternity. Makes me tear up to think of it.

And if that wasn't enough, her daughter gave me another pair that I had knit for her, that she wore so much there was a hole in the toe of one sock. She asked if I could repair it. Well, you bet I can, and I'll make the pair a little longer so the daughter can wear them.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Life suspended.

Remember this lovely lady?

We lost her today. She was at home and peaceful, surrounded by her family, including her husband of 66 years. 

She led a long, fruitful, and feisty life. We should all be this lucky.

I'll always be grateful to have been lucky enough to have been part of her family.

Rest in peace, dear Marcella.

Monday, October 08, 2012

I'm so embarassed ....

Think about how close this country came to having this idiot as president.

The altitude? Come on! Really?

Scary isn't it?

Probably shouldn't admit this, but I voted for this chump. What was I thinking?

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

It's been a while.

Like months awhile. I wish I knew why, but most likely because I'm just baffled and disheartened. This country is in the worst shape it's been in since I've been an adult. There is real data all over the place that illustrates it. Yet, stubbornly, 40some percent of the country seems to think that the policies that are being put forth are not to blame.

It's pretty simple for me. The presidency is a performance based business. If the guy we hired isn't slip. And it's more than just not performing. It's that the policies going forward have no hope of succeeding and every indication of making it worse. How can I say that? Because they've made it desperately worse, not better...not even slightly better. Not even light at the end of the tunnel (that's probably a train) better. But apparently that's OK with the folks who are too busy watching Dancing with the Stars and Hell's Kitchen.

And to everyone who wants to tell me that "things were worse than they thought, so it needs more work", well I have one thing to say. PROVE IT. Show me some data that will prove that simply allowing our very flexible economy to recover on it's own wouldn't have been a better, more cost effective, option and I might consider this contention. As opposed to incurring a 16 Trillion debt that reaped nothing of value. I'd love to see someone do that.