Sunday, December 23, 2012

December 23

Christmas is almost here.  I sure hope the Christmas songs that are everywhere will stop on the 26th.  I have had one or the other imprinted in my head, Like winter wonderland, or Rudolf or silver bells.  It's a wonder my brain doesn't actually chime, I could get a job at the Salvation Army and I wouldn't even need a bell.

We have 6 to 8 inches of snow on the ground (WV) but it looks like that is all.  Hopefully the roads will be cleared so we can get to the grocery store later today, we need to buy the Christmas day fixin's We do steak and baked potatoes with fruit salad and a pie, and have sweet rolls for breakfast and a tray of munchies for lunch.  Not traditional but also no leftovers!

All the online purchases we have all done have arrived with time to spare.  And we only tackled the mall twice.  I'm not going to go on the 26th either, I can't take the mob scene.  The last time we went one of the local schools 7th and 8th graders had the string group playing, very nice.  We sat in the food court eating a sugar bagel and listening, a nice respite.

N's great great nephew is now a year old.  I am going to send a gift after the first, as I neglected to do so when he was born; things on my mind then.  They live in Kentucky and N's sister looks after the baby most of the time.  This after raising her grandaughter, and now her great grandson.  Maybe some people need to grow up?

Bumper sticker for the day:  "We have enough youth.  How about a fountain of smart?"

P.S.  I see now that the blog counting widget is above the actual count, and not down the page.  I didn't do it!  Will it last?

Friday, December 21, 2012

My heart goes out to the family and friends in Newtown.  We must not lose sight of the larger issue of prevention of this horror.  

The victims in Newtown, CT as released by the CT state police.

Charlotte Bacon, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Rachel Davino, 29
Olivia Engel, 6
Josephine Gay, 7
Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 6
Dylan Hockley, 6
Dawn Hocksprung, 47
Madeline F. Hsu, 6
Catherine V Hubbard, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7
Jesse Lewis, 6
James Mattioli, 6
Grace McDonnell, 7
Anne Marie Murphy, 52
Emile Parker, 6
Jack Pinto, 6
Noah Pozner, 6
Caroline Previdi, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Avielle Richman, 6
Lauren Russeau, 30
Mary Sherlach, 56
Victoria Soto, 27
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Allison N. Wyatt, 6

Monday, December 10, 2012


Hi there every one.  I've been wrapped up in Christmas preparation, but most of it is done (except the wrapping, sigh) so I came here to check things out.  But there is this weird thing:  I get all the comments forwarded to my email (that's not the strange thing) and I keep getting comments written in what looks like greek.  I delete them from the email, but today I went to the comments section on the blog site to delete them there, and I don't find any like that.  I worry that my comment section is being used as a "drop" for several people to leave anonymous messages that aren't attached directly to them.
But I can't find the messages in the 428 ones in the list.  What gives?  Can someone leaving a comment come back later and delete it from my blog?  Just a random micro thought....

My visit with the oncologist last week went fine;  still in remission.  Yay!!

Bumper sticker for the day:  "The geeks shall inherit the earth."

Saturday, December 01, 2012

R.I.P. Cookie, 2001 - 2012

My dear Cookie died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer.  I have 6 other cats (don't ask) but Cookie was my favorite, and it was she who slept with me, shutting the others out until morning.  Isn't it always the favorite ones who go first?

Bumper sticker for the day:  "What if the hokey pokey IS what it's all about?"