Just a hint of Fall in the air this morning... it was fooling with me I know... Fall is a long way off here in Charleston, but it was a nice change. Getting everything together in case Earl comes our way... instead of heading to North Carolina... here he comes..Everyone say a little prayer that Earl stays off shore and peters out before making land fall.
Monday, August 30, 2010
We got to the rally 3 hours before it was supposed to start... and were surprised to find the area totally packed with people... we got stuck outside the fence of the overflow area... but we could see a Jumbotron and hear everything that was going on... so we were luckier than a whole lot of people that arrived closer to the actual start time. I was touched most by the first speaker, the mother of a young Special Ops soldier, that at the age of 5 decided he wanted to be a Ranger... it was his life long dream... he left 4 young children when he died... it was a heart breaking story... I was inspired by the speakers and the people around me everyone was so upbeat and positive. There were a few park police with snotty attitudes, but most of them were helpful and courteous.
We left Charleston very early this morning in a downpour... our luggage had to be put into garbage bags... while we go soaked in the process... it was a long uneventful ride to Washington DC... this trip our driver was obviously an experienced safe driver. We excited about the rally tomorrow.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Just about packed up and ready for our trip to Washington tomorrow... just last year I went to Washington for the 9/12 march, alone on a bus full of 60 other people from Charleston... how a year can change things... this year Ron is going too, but this year I know probably more than half of the people that will be on the bus... we are friends now... last year we were strangers. I expect to be inspired and encouraged... I will post photos, but probably won't be able to update my Journal until I return on Sunday. Everyone play nice while I'm gone.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Bordie Collies are such delightful dogs, smart and obsessive compulsive workers, if you don't give them a job to do they will make up their own... and I can almost guarantee you won't like what they come up with. They excel at agility and obedience and they love to herd sheep or ducks or small children... they can be very protective of their 'sheep' and so can be fine personal protection dogs too. I love the breed and so enjoyed my years with my guy Crispin UDX TD NA AD ... completely devoted and always eager to please, the exact opposite of my little knot headed terriers.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
I heard someone say this today, they were talking about the OBamaCare bill. It brought to mind some other government beasts that need to be starved, like the Dept of Education, the Energy Dept to name two. It set me thinking... what are the beasts in my life that I need to starve? Cancer is the big ugly green beast in my closet... but I have other beasts too... I've starved the smoking beast finally...there are others that need to be put on serious diets.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
More funny dogs for my sketchbook and in my journal too... did this one in the journal first, then a bigger one in the sketchbook project book... I think the dogs are ahead so I need to do some cats really soon. School started today, and with them a surge in traffic? Why is that? I didn't pass a single school, nor see a single school bus, but the traffic volume was triple it's usual level today... one of life's mysteries.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Got a bone scan today, I should glow in the dark for a while... it's disconcerting to see a digital image of your bones... but it's the only thing to watch while they are doing it. I don't know the results, my only clue that it's probably ok, is that they didn't feel the need to redo any of it (which they do if they see something). This is a pretty expensive test, wonder if I'll ever have another?
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Spent a good part of the day in search of new earrings... couldn't find any that I liked. Guess I'll head down to my jewelry desk and make some... I've got some new beads I want to make into a pendant... so my lazy self should just do it. The clown has no particular meaning, just wanted something easy and bright on a grey rainy day.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
It was an off the cuff question and answer session, both men did a very good job fielding questions from the crowd... good food, and good friends, with a bit of politics thrown in for good fun... do people in other parts of the country do the same? I wonder?
Friday, August 13, 2010
There's a flock of about 8 or 10 birds that hang out at my office building only 1 of them is brown. I've been wondering if the brown bird was a female and the white ones males... coworker was sure the brown one was the male and the white ones the females... finally looked it up on the internet ... and found out the brown one is a young bird after his first molt, he'll get white feathers... mystery solved... it's a baby :-)
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
There's been a lot of talk in the news of late about the Imam that wants to build a Mosque at ground zero in NY.... I'm a big believer in freedom of religion, and the free market... I just think that a Bar-B-Q place right next door might help them learn to be tolerant of pork lovers... BAM!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I have never owned a Siamese Cat, I think they are very elegant looking cats... I have mostly shelter cats... I blame my daughter for me having cats now... I never had cats or even liked cats... but she insisted on a cat for a pet as a child... and well I've had cats ever since. I have vowed when the cats I have now pass away, I will not get any more cats... I have vowed this before... you see my daughter hasn't lived with me in a very, very long time... and I still have cats... but this bunch is it... really.
Monday, August 9, 2010
As a little girl, one of my favorite movies was 'Big Red'. I always wanted an Irish Setter, I still would love to have one some day. We had a neighbor on the next block and they had an Irish setter in a big fenced pen, that bordered the sidewalk, I used to walk up there just to pet and talk to that big red dog.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
I've always liked Bearded Collies, and if it weren't for all the grooming involved I'd love to have one.
Bought myself a new desk today, now I need a new keyboard for my laptop and I'll be set. I love this new desk, it works so much better for my scanner.
Today is my Mom's birthday, I called her tonight, she had a big birthday lunch with all her grand kids... she sounded happy when I talked to her.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
After the monsoon last night, we had a cool cloudy morning. The SC afternoon quickly went to hazy, hot, and humid. We moved our chairs under the shade of the huge live oak trees on the state house grounds to listen to all the speakers. We met some courageous people today it isn't easy being a black conservative these days and these folks deserve our support.