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This and That

Friday, March 27th, 2009

I continued ticking of my list. So cathartic, to cross out the things finished. I finished the bamboo hanging rod for Noshi Ribbons.


I am so blown away by Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Congresswoman from Florida. Did you know that she has had 7 surgeries in the past year and has kept it from her colleagues and the press. She is in her 40s and was diagnosed with breast cancer and they found the gene that indicated she would in all probability have it in the other breast and uterine cancer. She had a double mastectomy and  her uterus removed. I was already impressed with her. She is bright, articulate and a true progressive politician AND she is the mother of 9 year old twins and a 5 year old. After Obama won the nomination, the former Hillary supporter campaigned tirelessly for him, all the while dealing with her medical problems in secret. You go girl. You are my heroine of the moment.

I Can’t Stop Smiling

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

On January, 20, 1993, Maya Angelou spoke these words at the Bill Clinton inauguration, and they mean even more today!!

Here on the pulse of this new day
You may have the grace to look up and out
And into your sister’s eyes, into
Your brother’s face, your country
And say simply
Very simply
With hope
Good morning.

We’re Taking Our Country Back!

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Hallelujah and Praise the Lord!!

Click Here.

Yes, We Can

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

It is the morning of election day, 2008. The TV has been all about the election for days, and it is going non-stop, today. I have to think that there would not be this level of excitement if it were not that we are poised to elect the first black president of this country.

I voted a long time ago. In Oregon, we vote by mail. But, I must admit that this morning, I would love to stand in line with kindred spirits and cast my vote in public.

For all of you who have endured my political rants over the past few years and my undying affection for Obama, I thank you.

This video brought tears to my eyes when it first came out and again this morning. It is a reminder of what we have been working towards. Enjoy and VOTE!

In Limbo

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

I don’t know about you, but I will be so happy to have Wednesday, November 5th arrive. I hope to get my life back. I have been on this political adventure for two years. I go from ecstasy to fear, depending on the latest poll that I have read. I have never been so invested in a campaign. For the sake of our country, I hope that our long nightmare is soon to be over. Today, I was looking at a slide show of the Obama family. It made me so happy to see these smiling, loving people who are poised to become our first family. Here is a link.

Mr C just left to take Steph to the airport for her flight to Portland, ME, where she will spend the week with Maria and have a book party and gallery reception out there. She is taking a red-eye. Jack leaves on Wednesday, and I am gearing up to host M & M for the rest of the week — packing lunches, driving to and from school and meeting all the other important needs of two rambunctious kids.

I have been plugging away on the sunrise quilt. I finished quilting it, but I am not really happy with the sky. The fabrics are all silk, under tulle, and I encountered some slippage, but I think I can do some corrective work on it. It is just that I have reached the stage where I want to move on. Maybe I should just let it rest for a while.

Tomorrow morning, I have Columbia Stitchery Guild board meeting. Then I have to do homework for my class. So there goes Monday. Then, we have Tuesday to get through. I’ll make it.