Words for the end of the year.

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
Begone 2011, welcome 2012



New Year’s resolutions

Yes I still have them even at 58.  Here they are in all their glory:

Stay in better contact with friends.

Lose weight

Exercise more

Only drink good wine – not necessarily read expensive yea Trader Joe's and Costco

Only read good books – there are too many good books out there to waste time on bad ones.

Use spell check ALL the time

Figure out why I'm getting a space between lines in this post

Don't knit with cheap yarn –  If I'm going to put the effort into knitting something I want it to look like I put some effort into it.

Go on vacation – maybe New Orleans, hopefully Hawaii


On a separate note please keep my friend Shaun in your thoughts and prayers he's in the hospital with a bowel obstruction.

Merry Christmas

So I'm a day late, we were busy yesterday.  Driving, present opening, feasting and more driving.

We went to my sister and niece's for Christmas day to enjoy each others company with positive attitudes.  This is my sister who lost her husband in October so we all had to agree to bring positive attitudes with us.  We complied.  Our gang included my Mom, cousin and 2 of my sister's co-workers, one with her 2 year old in tow.

We had a delightful time opening presents, watching a friend's 2 year old open presents with delightful abandon and feasting on our first dungeness crab of the season.  YUM

Now here's a belated Christmas card to you


No, wait I’m still here

Been a while hasn't it?

Yes I'm still here just been busying getting off one of my psych drugs at my family doctor's request.  Trust me, NEVER go off Klonipin cold turkey.  It's a lovely walk through hell.  One of the side effects of withdrawal is muscle aches and do they ever.  It's been 2 weeks now, my back and shoulders are still in painful knots.  Another is not sleeping, again for 2 weeks but bless her soul Laurie ( my new FP doc who is replacing Amy, sigh) gave me some sleeping pills.  The entire world looks better after aa few good nights sleep!

Other than that I've been keeping busy with my knitting, watching the beloved 49ers win their division and getting ready for Christmas.

Speaking of Christmas a merry one to all of you,  happy holidays and I'll see you soon

My Christmas gift philosophy

Christmas is all about giving or at least it should be.  It doesn't matter how big or how small it's the giving that counts, something that will make your loved one shout out with joy is the point.

I've been having a blast on esty.com tonight doing a big part of my Christmas shopping.  Also a shout out to Uncommon goods while we're at it.  I still need something for the dog as big as a pony and the cats the size of the pony's head lol

Why I feel sorry for the Republicans

Can you imagine being a Republican voter these days?  Poor people what with Herman Cain self-imploding, Rick Perry who doesn't know the voting age OR the date of the election, self-aggrandizing Newt Gingrich and Mitt, well Mitt leaves me speechless.

Now I'm the first to admit that I haven't exactly been thrilled with Obama's performance but you must admit he's been hamstrung by the Republicans in Congress who's only legislative goal is to make Obama a one term president.  Still I'm going to vote for Obama again because the Repubs just plain scare the hell out of me.

Oh I forgot about Michelle who told a gradeschool child that gays CAN get married they just have to marry a woman.  Ummmm, a little close to home there?