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What a Great Day…

…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.

6 Responses to “What a Great Day…”

  1. laura says:

    Gerrie, I tried to post this on your political blog.
    I am so pumped and hopeful after the Dem Convention!
    Not being a TV watcher, I followed on NPR Internet streams.
    I was dismayed at the media attempt to imply divisiveness where there may not have been any, and then LIVID Friday at McCain’s blatant pandering to the “woman scorned” vote.
    What foolishness. HRC was not my preferred candidate, but to assume that some voters who were disappointed that she was not on the Dem ticket would swing over to support a ticket with a female anti-choice, anti-environment, pro Big business/oil development interests right wing conservative just because of her gender is insulting to the max.

    I have high hopes that intelligence will outvote racism.

  2. Judy says:

    WooHoo: what a great speech! I am still on a high from it! Can you just imagine how wonderful the next few years can be!!!

    The farm is coming right along….and your weight loss: You Go Girl! WooHoo!!!!! I know you can….I have all the faith in the world in you!

    Love City Sunlight….I see some construction fence in there! And, yes: the red squares on your other art cloth are perfect.

    Glad Phillippe is helping you, and hope Maggie doesn’t make you feel too guilty about not including her on your walks. Older doggies are difficult to walk. Take care of yourself, Maggie will be fine.


  3. dee says:

    We certainly are living in an exciting time. Amazing speech but I sort of expected it to be. I really like the look of that grid piece. You’ve really been busy. Sorry about the arm & shoulder. Take good care of yourself.
    Your “farm” is going to be so cool!

  4. Fitzy says:

    Oh YEAH! The speech was awesome! After growing up in places like Flint and Detroit, I can’t describe how long I’ve been holding my breath (and biting my tongue) waiting for someone to step up and get the job done. Obama is the man.

    Maybe Mr. C can hold the leash? Walks are more fun together!

  5. Kristin L says:

    Mr C rocks! And so does Obama. While we’re at it, the red really pops on that cloth and I’m liking teh colors in your new piece. Great stuff all around.

  6. PaMdora says:

    Good speech huh? I love that complex cloth, wonderful. Glad you figured out how let your arm heal. Gotta be carfule with those shoulders, you’ll need them for quilting!