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What a Great Day…

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

…whatever happens in November, we have seen history made today. I love this country. And, for the first time in a long while, I am proud to be an American. Wasn’t that an amazing and powerful acceptance speech from Obama? Love this part:

I know there are those who dismiss such beliefs as happy talk. They claim that our insistence on something larger, something firmer and more honest in our public life is just a Trojan Horse for higher taxes and the abandonment of traditional values. And that’s to be expected. Because if you don’t have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare the voters. If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from.

You make a big election about small things.

Needless to say, I have spent way to much time with CSPAN and MSNBC for the last 4 days. I so would have loved to be there.

I have accomplished more than watching TV and so has Mr C. Here he is working on the farm on the “back 40”. This is taken from our bedroom window. He managed to transfer a huge pile of top soil and a huge pile of gravel from the driveway at the front of the house.

I am reworking one of my construction quilts which is now titled, City Sunlight. Here is a pic of some of the detail.

I have a wonderful piece or complex cloth that I created this summer. I am loving these red squares with it.

Yesterday was WW day and I am happy to say that I lost almost 2 pounds. Whew, I am losing it again!! I also saw, Phillipe, my physical therapist. We have decided that my problem is not sacroiliac, it is the piriformis muscle. Since, I also have pain in the shoulder on the same side, I think it is caused by walking and old, slow and stubborn dog. So, in addition to icing and stretches, I am no longer walking Maggie. I miss her, but I am feeling better after only 2 days, especially in my shoulder. She is causing my body to torque by walking and pulling from behind me.