Sunday, July 31, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Diva Chicks Artful Boutique is open now and full of goodies so stop in. There will be a grand opening August 5 which is First Friday in downtown if you want some food and drink to go along with your purchases!
PS Mama Ds and Annarella Girl will have products at Good Water Gallery until they close. Support the artists there.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Greg, also, writes for an emagazine called the other side. Its mostly about the UK. Another fun read. Follow his quest for the perfect hamburger in the UK. Next time I get to London, I have lots of restaurants to try.
I love reading about food almost as much as I enjoy eating it! Happy Wednesday a day late.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Today I wrote a note to my senators and congressman. With the internet it s easy to find them and email them. I urge all of you to take a few minutes and let them know how you feel they are doing their job, especially in the current political climate. Even if you think they are doing a good job, they need to know what the citizens are thinking. After all they are hearing regularly from the lobbyists and special interest groups. Really they need to hear from you directly.
I've told them of my anger at their lack of leadership: their poor behavior towards each other and, most importantly, us: and most distressing their emphasis on winning as if running the government is a huge game of king of the mountain instead of an emphasis on making good common sense decisions and hard choices.
Let them know what you are thinking. Are you concerned enough. I was.
Next I'm writing to the president. I hope my voice is part of a growing chorus asking, no demanding, a stop to the foolishness.
Monday, July 25, 2011
(Alert! The following is a political rant. Read on at your own risk.)
If Butler and I can compromise for the good of the household and to promote family peace, I expect the leaders of this country to do the same. I'm angry that they seem unable to leave the bully behavior on a long gone playground and work toward a compromise. They are playing with our country's future, the citizens' furture and I don't appreciate that.
We have a congress acting like little kids - pointing fingers, pushing, name-calling, yelling - if I were the referee I'd be handing out red cards. Such behavior is not moving anyone forward, and it is wasting time.
My solution....Lock them in a room and don't let them out until they come up with a plan that makes sense and begins to solve the problem. Take the cost of meals, drinks, cots and linens consumed out of their salaries. After all they are asking us to make sacrifices. Lets see how much they can sacrifice.
And when they finally emerge with a plan, they are not allowed to acknowledge that anyone wins except the citizenz. Again this is not a game with winners and losers - or shouldn't be. Right now the only losers are us, the American people. We should be the only ones that our leaders are concerned with, not their political parties or their political futures. Come on ladies and gentlemen (read with a great deal of sarcasm.) you have a chance to be heroes, true heroes. Where is your courage? Where is your common sense? Where is your love of your country?
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Such beauty is really appreciated after the end of an unsettling day. The tragedy in Oslo, the political wrangling over the debt, taxes and social program cuts, the wacky quality of the current possible candidates for president all sadden me. Its difficult to be optimistic about the future. Then a spectacular color display in the sky reminds me that tomorrow might be a better day.
Enjoy a very hot weekend. Watch a good movie. Read a good book. Call a friend or family member. All things that can be done from a cool place.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
An apron dress in blacks and white. Apron has beautiful butterflies on a field of pink.
More pink but with green this time. Edging into Fall. Although I call these sundresses, they can be worn in every season by adding a shirt and leggings.