Thursday, November 27, 2008

I Am Thankful For

  • A husband who loves me no matter what, and understands my need for good books, music, fabric, and yarns - and tells me to go have a little shopping spree from time to time
  • A daughter who is working her ass off going to school full time, working full time, and still is able to run a little errand for her forgetful mother
  • A warm comfortable home, with my own little sewing studio in it
  • Animals (cats, dogs, horses) who make me smile, and give me loving for just a little kibble now and then
  • An extended family who I know loves me, no matter how long it's been since we've seen each other
  • Friends I can count on, who inspire me to be a better person
  • Living in a country where I can have my own opinion, express it, and suffer no violence for it.
  • Realizing I am living through, and contributing to, history
  • A million other things that escape me at the moment, but fill my heart with warmth and light

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Good news, Brad and Sara were able to clear up the snafu, and both voted today. I don't want to jinx anything, but at this point, it looks like I won't have to move to Canada.

Election Day

Today is finally the day to take advantage of our right to decide who will be at the helm of our country for the next four years. If you do not vote, you are allowing someone else the control of your life. I don't know about you, but I have so little control of my life these days, I'm not willing to relinquish this bit.

We were quite disturbed this morning to find out that Brad and Sara were not on the voting rolls, even though both had registered, and Brad had definately voted in the last election. Brad's going down to the courthouse to check it out on his lunch hour, but it doesn't look good people. Yes, we should have checked before this. Yes, we will next election. Meanwhile, I will be casting my vote this afternoon, and enjoying the hell out of my right and priviledge as an American.

That is all, carry on, and for the love of mercy people, VOTE!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


That's how many words into my NaNoWriMo novel I am. Not as many as I would like to have, but it's better than the big fat zero I started out with this morning. Writing is hard, especially when I haven't done it in so long. It's like going to the gym after many years absence. The muscles are there, but they are not working very well, and I have a feeling I'm going to be very sore tomorrow.

But, I'm starting, and the important thing is to go forward, not sit and stagnate. Right? I want to write, I just don't quite remember how at this particular moment.

As for the rest of my life? Money still sucks, but we're working on it. I have a freezer full of elk, and one full of pork. I'm surprisingly fond the pigs now that they've had their little visit to the butcher. The damn cow got out yesterday, 20 minutes after Brad and Sara left for a day hunting trip, and 10 minutes before I was supposed to leave for work. Thank all that is holy that a loose cow is apparently a valid excuse for being late for work. In Montana anyway, I'm not sure it would work in LA or New York.

And can I just say how much I love the end of Daylight Savings Time? That extra hour is lovely. Really, really a wonderful way to spend my Sunday. And now I'm off to bed, and I may even get up an hour early tomorrow to write before I head off to work. But don't hold your breath!