Monday, November 17, 2008

At Last!

Finally, a moment's peace....

In the wee hours of the night, after work is done, daughter is back in the dorm, cat is in for the night, kitchen floor is mopped, trash is out in the can, laundry is folded, bills are paid, tomorrow's to-do-list is made, I sit here with my back to the television. In the semi-darkness of the room, I type and listen to the PBS program about eagles. If I close my eyes for a moment, I can picture how the night sky looked tonight when I got out of the truck to come into the house after work. Sometimes I forget how beautiful the stars look and how crisp and clean the air smells when it's cold outside. Seems like I've been going non-stop for days. Honestly, I think it's because I haven't been alone enough to hear myself think. So now, this is the time for me to relax~ and let the random thoughts fly!

I'm a devote follower of theDaily Coyote blog. Shreve Stockton is a talented writer/photographer. Her story is rather unique and her animals have captured my heart. She, just recently, was featured in People Magazine! I just discovered another blog, accidentally, simply by clicking on a link that appears under "My Favorite Blogs" on another blog I check in on regularly... Sharon is Sharing. The blog I discovered, Sevensto, is written by a wonderful woman who came over from Sweden in 1946 at the age of eighteen. Her stories about her childhood, growing up, later as an immigrant in America, and her life as a physical therapist are fascinating and poignant. She's a "name dropper" as she is first to admit, celebrities and even a president are in the list of names! She also happens to be Shreve's grandmother! Talk about a small blogosphere!

I actually got to go to a Boston Bruins hockey game November 5th, but haven't had time to even write one word about it until now. I hadn't been to an ice hockey game in more than 20 years. It was a great night, we had great seats, it was a great game, and I fell in love with the game all over again!

I also got a chance to spend time with my mother, brother and his wife, when we took a scenic train ride on the Cape Cod Railroad. It was a nice trip, seeing the cranberry bogs, marshes, views of areas that one doesn't usually get from driving the streets.

I had Jimmy Johnson #48 in the last NASCAR pool of the season. The race was this afternoon and Jimmy was favored to win, not only the race but the Chase points as well. I had every hope of coming into some do re mi, but alas, it was not to be. He won the Championship (points leader) but not the race... .

I'm cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year. Not a huge crowd mind you, just five or six people. I am a bit nervous about it, as I haven't cooked a Thanksgiving Dinner in 11 years. (The same length of time I've been back on Cape - ten minutes from Mom and Dad's house). So of course, Mom's been cooking every holiday and I've been sucking it up like a spoiled brat. Well, this year, I don't have to work on Thanksgiving and I thought it would be nice to give her a break. Only it's not REALLY a break because she's still baking pies, making her famous jello fruit salad, bringing rolls, V-8 juice, stuffed dates and lord knows what else. All I have to do is cook the turkey, stuffing, potatoes and a couple of vegetables. Oh and clean the house so it passes inspection. Ha ha.

And of course, I have been following all the news blogs, seeing some things that are very disturbing - an increase in racism, legislation being passed by the state that borders on the unbelievable and well,the general state of the country... and now the change in the bailout plan.

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I sure hope they know what they are doing.

Well the cat is snoring, I'm getting sleepy so I'll take my leave of you now...
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Ah, your description of your evening alone sounded very peaceful. It was exactly what I wanted after such a busy weekend myself.

    I'm sure your T-Day meal will be great. My mom was here over the weekend, and we discussed our upcoming meal. It will be a joint effort.

  2. glad you finally had a few moments to yourself...I'm visiting my daughter in TX right now, she's been sick so we're doing a lot of lounging around together...very nice thing to do with a loved one you don't get to see often enough...hope you have another moment to yourself soon...

  3. From that linked article on walk-in surgeries:

    "We're in favor of anything that would level the playing field."

    Words that should make anyone run for cover....while holding fast to their wallet.

    I agree with Lou... sounds like a great end to your weekend! We watched that eagles show together, btw... ;-)

  4. Great weekend... Cook the Turkey in a paper grocery bag, it comes out very tender!

  5. Lou - I'm glad she'll be around so I can ask advice and even though my dishes are chipped and the forks don't match I think she'll enjoy the day! Now where did I put that gravy boat?.....

    Sharon - I glad to hear you're 'lounging' in TX with your daughter... sorry to hear she's sick! Mine doesn't sit still long enough to have more than a five minute conversation with her!

    Buck - I knew you'd be the one to pick up on that line..... it sure gave me the creeps. Is this just a small indication of what's ahead for us? The bailout plan scares me... the government owning stock in our banks and credit companies? jeez! Nationalism and socialism... one wonders why someone isn't screaming bloody murder about all this?

  6. wonders why someone isn't screaming bloody murder about all this?

    Ah, some of us were screaming bloody murder all the way up to November 4th, but 52% of the electorate chose to go with hopeychange. I hope (ahem) this doesn't turn out to be a classic case of "be careful what you ask for."