Friday, October 30, 2009

I just learned about this...has anyone else heard about it??

I found this link/story,8599,1897924,00.html over on Barbara DeMarco-Barrett's site a few days ago and thought I'd share the link here. I had no idea. Isn't it interesting how quietly the apology was made when the original lambasting was heard 'round the world?? Perhaps Ms. Winfrey mentioned her apology to her show's audience. I wouldn't know because I'm no longer a loyal follower. I used to be, until this ugliness occurred.
I wish she'd made this apology as loudly as she'd made her original objections known. She might have won me back.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Things I Like

In following some other folks in the blogosphere, and because I'd like to have two blog posts in one week instead of two in a month (as recent activity suggests) I am going to post a list of things I like. I appreciate lists such as this one. It offers insight into the inner workings of my mind for anyone who might care. Ok, the only person who's going to care is my mother, who says she's learned so much more about me since I started blogging. Hmm. The rest of you are welcome to read along and post your own list of likes on your blogs. I will come read them, I promise! Also, a caveat: I am not listing anything related to my children and husband, because as their biggest fan I could go on and on and make everyone sick. Here goes:
1. The 2009 National League Champions, the Philadelphia Phillies
2. down-filled comforters
3. email
4. autumn
5. the beach/ocean (Atlantic, especially)
6. ice cream (most any kind, but esp. Haagen Dazs Vanilla Swiss Almond)
7. NYC
8. dogs
9. sharpened pencils (black Ticonderogas)
10. early American antiques
11. '80's music (no hair bands!)
12. yoga
13. golf
14. satellite radio
15. telescopes
16. Fleetwood Mac
17. Stevie Nicks
18. Advair
19. traveling
20. Adirondack chairs
21. Cosmos
22. Smartfood popcorn
23. the Denver Broncos
24. San Francisco
25. French impressionism
26. Red Rocks ampitheatre
27. Mexican food
28. scrapbooking
29. Mad Men
30. the Cleveland Cavs
31. sleeping in
32. thunderstorms
33. fire pits
34. hammocks
35. Harrison Fisher prints (artist from early 1900's)
36. non-pareils
37. Jean Paul Gaultier perfume bottles (and the perfume itself)
38. Ghostbusters
39. Starbucks
40. sound of the garage door going up (means my husband is home! Ok, I let this one slip in)
41. some reality TV (Amazing Race, Project Runway)
42. NY style pizza
43. heated car seats
44. my faith (Episcopalian)
45. reminiscing

Monday, October 19, 2009

Spanking is a Good Thing...

But only when it's the Phillies doing the spanking and the Dodgers, (or whichever opponent is unlucky enough to face them) getting punished! What a fabulous time I had last night watching the Phils trounce the Dodgers (Boo! Hiss!). Please God, let the Phillies show up to play again tonight. Go Phillies!!!!

Haven't posted in a while because I've been caring for sick kids, helping in my daughter's classroom and getting ready for the Scholastic book fair, and getting away for the weekend to Niagara Falls, ON with my family. Here are some pictures from our trip:

We had a great time even though our youngest wasn't feeling 100%.
Our dog, Divot, really missed us while we were gone. Here he is letting us have it for leaving him alone all weekend  welcoming us home--loudly!

The fall colors are gorgeous here in northeast Ohio. It's a great place to be at the moment. Just don't talk to me in two months.  ;o)

Receiving rejections every day on the short I've been sending out all year. Might be time to throw in the towel and move on. Continue to struggle with writing motivation. When I don't get any words down I feel it's a day wasted, and who wants to do that? Wasting time like that feels irresponsible to me. All right. Enough moaning. I'll be here at my desk, writing, for the rest of the afternoon.