Saturday, January 17, 2009

Here I go!

I'm getting so sick of everything being 'Made in China'. They (whoever they are) say "if you don't like it - buy American". WHERE and what? I was shocked over the holidays and buying gifts. Now my Pj's are made in China! So I decided to get a really nice coat for hubby and headed on over to Land's End. You guessed it - "Made it China". Ordered from LL Bean and the shoes were "Made in China" too. This country has gone to hell in a handbag! I'm sick of it and wonder if you are too?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Concert review & more

Celine's concert was great! She sure gave a wonderful performance and I liked it better than the Vegas concert. I was happier with the song choices. Made my heart sparkle watching my daughter, her enthusiasm was so fun. Guess our children never stop being special in our hearts.
The place was packed. I'd wondered about that, with the economy being what it is. The seating was the worst I've ever in my life seen! Sardine time. I'm not a big person but I was shoulder to shoulder 'tucked in'. My knees were unable to move as they were bucked right on up to the back of the seat in front of me. Holding onto the winter coat, fanny pack, scarf & gloves made a warm venue all the more warm. Then there were all the people who couldn't seem to sit down & stay down. What's up with that?
All day my hubby said we were leaving at 6:20. Ok. I said a couple times "don't you think we should leave earlier - Just in case"? Na. Got in the car, backed out to the street, put her in gear and caplunk caplunk caplunk. Not only was the rear tire flat, it was flatter than a flitter. Called daughter - which was stupid, because now she starts crying! We do have a full sized tire though but never having to be that familiar with it left us feeling not only nervous but stupid to boot. Read the manual quickly and finally found the tire iron. Picking up a 17" all terrain tire is a hefty chore when you get our age. And being dressed really nice was the pits. We decided to forgo stains for speed. Hubby cuts hand, which is not good when you have a bleeding disorder - so here I am walking all over the garage with a wet towel, cleaning. A friend offers to come right over and lend us her car. Just like a man - hubby wants to continue on. I'm proud to report we made it and not late either. A bit tousled and dusty but not late. Its amazing what you can do when you have to!

"Laughter is carbonated love" ............

What great pilots!

This afternoon as many of you know by now, a plane loaded with passengers, hit a flock of Canadian geese on take off. Very quickly the pilots had one engine down and the other on fire. Trying to turn around was not an option, so this pilot headed for the Hudson River. The route is completely over the city and could so easily have become a horrible catastrophe. They brought this plane down perfectly, landing if you will, on the river! Ferry boats, police boats and private boats were on the scene immediately. Not one life was lost. The plane remained intact.
God IS good*

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Life in the slow lane

Well after all this time, I did it! Created my blog. I have opinions, likes & dislikes. They aren't important in the whole scheme of things, but they matter. I have read many other blogs now, and some are just like mine will probably be. I don't have a job to dwell on, as I'm lucky. I have raised the kids and turned them loose. I have a couple of things I enjoy doing and will share them here. I like photography and cooking, reading, animals, birds, current events, politics, gardening & my computer. I like to watch American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Nancy Grace, Greta, Lou Dobbs, O'Reilly & Hannity. Fox News or talk radio are always on! Since August 08, I've become way too interested in the Caylee Anthony case, and have never witnessed anything like it in my life. But for now, life in the slow lane is good. Very, very good.