Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Grand Marshal

Our grandniece, Ally Mae, who is 9 years old and a cancer survivor, will be the Grand Marshal of the holiday parade in Concord NH this weekend!! We are so excited for her and so pleased she was unanimously chosen. Rock on, Grand Marshall Ally Mae!! 💜<3 span=""> She has always been Awesome Ally!!


With this post, I now turn the blog over to Catreona until the end 
of January.  I am grateful for a break from the responsibility 
as we head into the holy days and as we head into a new Administration.  
I feel a deep need rising to take time for reflection 
so I can be more responsive and less reactive.  
💥🌟 Thanks for understanding, and great thanks to you, Cat! 🌟🔥
I trust you will bring to this blog your own special style!

21 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. I played this and both our sleeping kitties jumped out of their beds terrified!

      "Everything I needed to know I learned from my cat."

      Delete
  2. My only hope is that I'll manage as well as you have, Listener. Have a good rest! You'll be around though, won't you?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I suspect I won't be able to resist. We need each other in these times. But sometimes I may need to focus elsewhere...like a retreat, lest my spirit break. This is tremendously painful, and I don't want to go under. Balance.

      Delete
  3. Congratulations to Ally. Hope she loves every minute.

    I am not reflecting. I'm here to drink tea and kick ass and I'm all out of tea. Step one is to send handwritten letters to unfeeling monsters like Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan. Long ago I read that politicians pay more attention to handwritten letters than they do to petitions, emails, faxes or phone calls. I hope it's true that the pen is mightier than the sword because I intend to wound some people with my pen. I'll keep them to one page, send a copy to each of their district offices and write a dignified letter, pointed but no cussing (which is a shame because I dearly love to cuss). Anyway, that's my plan to start. We'll see what happens later.

    Oh, and I'm not going to "give Donald Trump a chance". He's a freaking maniac appointing maniacs and I will not give him even one chance.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That sounds like a wonderful idear, Susan! Thank you for doing it. For myself, I am frightened of writing letters to the paper. They won't publish your letter unless you include e-mail and phone number. I know, because once I accidentally sent one missing such info and they didn't print it. Well, the thing is, info like that leave one very vulnerable. My mother is bedridden. My dad is growing frail. No way am I doing anything to draw attention to this house and putting my parents at risk. Maybe that's wimpy, but there it is. The people, for lack of a better word, that will soon be taking over the government and their supporters are not such as to quibble at firebombing a house just because helpless old folks live there. So, I'm not going to draw attention to myself and this house by writing letters to the editor, much as such silence galls me.

      Delete
    2. No, Cat, I'm not writing them to the papers. I'm writing them directly to the people I'm addressing. You know that scumbag McConnell has SIX satellite offices?! What a waste of resources. Plus he's been in the Senate for over 30 years, so either he knows Social Security and Medicare money came from our paychecks and he's a freaking thief, or he DOESN'T know it in which case he does not belong in our Senate!

      Delete
    3. Susan: Oh, and I'm not going to "give Donald Trump a chance".

      If you're referring to a comment I made to "Sarah" on Facebook, I understand your frustration. I was attempting to draw her out on the subject. She is the dear DIL of my best friend, and I took the photos at her wedding. But don't worry. Same best friend has another DIL who rails and rants as to keep up with you. That would be "Angie" and she graduated summa cum laude last year. I just don't have the chutzpa you two do. I try a more diplomatic approach. Different people respond to different inspiration. Go Susan!

      Delete
  4. I almost forgot to congratulate Ally. And to wish listener a happy and restful vacation from the blog.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks very much, Bill; I appreciate the freedom and understanding. I expect to be around, still. Just maybe not as often, and it will be a help just now to not need to focus on the posts for a time. It takes a village. ;-)

      Delete
  5. This morning, Beau hadn't come back in on his own, as he usually does when the door's open. So went hunting--he'd tied himself three times around a semi-distant tree trunk, and was looking for help. I tried just verbal commands, but without the help of a tug, it wasn't taking. I came back in for a cup of coffee to face the ordeal, when I went back out, he'd undone two of the winds, and I was able verbally to tug just right and he unwound the final wrap and ran back in. I was VERY impressed!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Poor baby! And a very clever one with Mama's help.

      Delete
    2. Awww, so glad you two worked it out! Silly boy!

      Delete
  6. Definitely Beau is smarter than your average Republican!

    Find out here [Click] if your US Representative voted to phase out Medicare when Obama was around to veto the bill. Someone is beginning to talk about it on TV. [Click]
    ================================
    From the “it’s an ill wind that blows no good” department via talikingpointsmemo.com:

    “…it's becoming blindingly clear to me that we're entering into a sort of golden age of investigative journalism. Perhaps it's a dark age for the country but it's a golden age of investigative journalism: we've had a direct impact at 60 mph with a mix of grotesque corruption, the most insidious extremism, wild incompetence and international subversion. It's almost impossible to keep up. There is so much to look at.

    …it's been years since I felt such a palpable need for more feet on the ground, such a profusion of stories that call for rocks to be overturned, documents pulled, questions asked.” — Josh Marshall

    Maybe I should send Mother Jones a little love.—Alan

    ReplyDelete
  7. How Paula Jones Paved the Way for Donald Trump to Be Repeatedly Dragged Into Court as President [Click] The president-elect has Kellyanne Conway's husband to thank, too.

    Maybe the line will be getting longer? Why not?
    —Alan

    ReplyDelete
  8. I hear TPM is among the sources said to be disseminating fake news. So much for the good idear of discouraging fake news on the inner tubes.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Cat--I've seen no fake news at TPM, unless one counts the clickbait advertisements, which I don't pay attention to.

    Alan

    ReplyDelete