Saturday, December 6, 2008

Movie Watching and Knitting

Last night I had a "Knitting in Front of the TV Night". I had checked out "The Last King Of Scotland from the library right before Thanksgiving and just got around to watching it, so I could return it today. It was a good movie and I can see why Forest Whitaker won the Academy and Golden Globe Awards he won for it. It left me with that feeling of "Oh, I wish I hadn't seen this." It was pretty disturbing to go back and remember the reign of this man in Uganda. Although I don't think we got that involved with things going on during this time, it left me with thoughts of how much the United States has always gotten involved in other countries, when they have problems. Now that we are having a few crisis here of our own I hope that other countries will hold back their criticism of us and do whatever they can do to help us. Just a thought.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Just A Day At Home

Today I was able to sit down and do some sewing finally. Yesterday I did about 4 hours of ironing and wash and was still doing some clean ups from our gathering Wednesday night. The only time I usually watch TV is when I am at my sewing machine or doing some knitting. I rarely just sit in front of the television without some other activity to do. It was a struggle to find something to watch. I did catch some of the Home and Garden channel where they were doing some makeovers in decorating. Not all that interesting, and so I scanned some soap operas. Boring there also. Caught a little news. We are in a recession. I thought we already knew that. It seemed to be the topic today. Then I had it on a channel where Jerry Springer came on. So sad and disturbing to think that that man has had to make a living doing that goofy show. Why would someone even want to watch that stuff? I just don't get it. I wish our cable had better shows on that I would enjoy. I would most likely watch some of the old TV shows from the 50's to 80's. We have one channel that shows Andy Griffin Show and sometimes I Love Lucy and I think The Crosby Show. That is about all I ever see on there. I could so live without cable. I am looking forward to one of my favorite shows in January "Lost". They did a good job last year. A few years I thought I would just give up on it.
This concludes my boring post for the day. Boring days are good though. Big Smile.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Wish we could all really dance like this!
Clifford kept trying to upstage us!

Thanks Kat!

There is one thing I would like to try and "fix" about myself, and that is to try and be a more gracious person in accepting any type of praise or compliment. I have always been very bad at this! If someone says "I like your hair". I end up thinking to myself, it must have looked really bad the last time they saw me. I have never really been comfortable with anyone giving me very much attention. It must come from being a middle child. Ha! I will blame it on that anyway.

So "Thank You" very much Kat for giving me this. I really appreciate the fact that you think enough of me to pass this on.

The award is a fine one because it focuses not on the glory and fanfare of blogging, but in the PROXIMITY to one another through this online-world (kind of a Six Degrees of Separation sort of thing). Let's face it, even 5 years ago, we might not have been involved in this crazy, addictive, creative venture. Heck, I wasn't even on Blogger this time 2 years ago! Now, we are all interconnected.

I'm amazed at how often I happen upon some of my regular visitors at the new blogs I choose to investigate, even though I came to these blogs through completely different channels.

"Blogs who receive this award are "exceedingly charming", say its authors. I venture to say also, they are the epitome of good taste, good manners and good grace.
I am delighted to be included in this selection and pleased to pass the award on to others.

This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

I will pass it on to

and to all my other blogging friends who leave me nice comments!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Winter Has Arrived

Winter has arrived in St. Louis! My camera is not cooperating so no pictures for awhile. I have been scanning some from various magazines and books lately. We had maybe an inch of snow yesterday morning but it melted by mid day. We awoke to maybe a half inch if that this morning. It is pretty cold out today. I have Maddie here keeping me warm with her hugs and snuggles. She is napping right now, but will wake up soon. Yesterday afternoon we had a nice meal at Katy and Brian's and Bobby and Rebecca came over. We are trying to get our Christmas plans organized as to who is going where and how can we get together. So far it looks like Christmas Day at Katy and Brian's. Maybe one night here. I don't plan on doing very much shopping for gifts. We have kinda gotten out of that habit these past few years. It used to be fun years ago to try and find that something special for someone, but I don't know if it is age or what that has let the air of the fun. At out age, there isn't anything much that Bob or I want or need, so I would just as soon skip the exchange of gifts. Money is always a little tight and I surely don't like to waste money on a gift that someone will not use. If I have time, I may make a handmade something or other. How about your family? Are you big on exchanging gifts?

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sad Day Today

Today Bob's sister, LaVerne passed away. She was a very nice lady, and had a very loving husband and 2 sons and 4 daughters. She had many grandchildren and some great grandchildren. One of her daughters had passed away a few years ago from cancer. Death of a loved one takes a long time to get used to. I don't know how much suffering she was in. It didn't seem like a lot, but it is hard for an outsider to know what a dying person is experiencing. Her family loved her very much. We will all miss her terribly.

Clifford 1994 to 2009

Clifford   1994 to 2009
The Best Dog Ever