Thursday, March 29, 2007

General Barry McCaffrey (Ret) has just released a report of his trip to Iraq. You can read it here. I found it very informative though he believes the mission can still be accomplished. Whatever. Bring them home!

I like to read Michael Yon's dispatches also. I don't have his same viewpoint on most things but he does give me an idea of what the soldiers are experiencing.

My favorite post today was Seconds Count at The Peace Train.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Carla's Mosaic

I've been at Carla's house for the last couple of days installing a mosaic for her. I know it is not quite everyone's cup of tea but I really like it. Taylor helped me since she's fairly nearby where Carla lives. Very grateful for her help. She really liked it also.

As an added bonus to my trip to Carla's (besides seeing Carla and Taylor) I FINALLY got to meet Mark Minnick

from The Follow Spot in person. Very funny. I suggest you Carla-philes click the link. You will see a post about our meeting which includes some aweful pictures of me (I was WORKING all day) as well as Carla doing the splits. That's right. Another talent of Carla's. It never ends.

We enjoyed a lovely dinner together compliments of Carla's husband Scott. Much good conversation and many laughs. Taylor and I finished the mosaic after dinner and this morning I grouted it. Carla hasn't seen it all grouted yet. Can't wait for her reaction.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

It Never Ends...

I just read this and have to link.
The Katrinacrat
Can anyone explain to me how we can let this happen?

Friday, March 23, 2007

Sigh of relief...

I fired the kiln Wednesday. When I opened it Thursday morning it was still too hot to unload but I pulled a few tiles out of the slots and breathed a sigh of relief. You never know whats going to be in there.

Last night I got the whole thing unloaded and loaded it back up. Firing again today. I told you I've been busy.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Tuesday Topics on, ummm...on Thursday. Sorry.

Thank goodness I stopped by Bluegrrrl's or I would have completely missed the first Tuesday topic for One Million Blogs for Peace. I really am for PEACE and I want to take this seriously.

First Tuesday Topic
Tuesday, 20 March 2007
Think back four years ago, to when you first heard that the Iraq War had started.
Were you for or against the war at the time?
If you were for it, what has changed your mind over the last four years?
If you were against it, why were you against it?

When I think back I can remember being just plain scared. I was never for the war. War is never the answer in my mind. I was scared because I knew it would lead to alot of sadness. Little did I know at the time how close to home the war would come for me. I can tell you I NEVER imagined in my wildest dreams that my son would join the army. Anyone who knew him I am certain, would say the same thing.

At the time that it started I was against the war because it was a war. I don't think I had figured out all the other reasons it was so wrong yet. All the lies we were told. It was embarrassing to see the citizens of our country get behind a war with so much bravado. Eager for the bloodshed. Like some archaic society. Throwing stones for entertainment. Why can't they rally like that for PEACE. The payoff seems bigger and more rewarding to me.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


My daughter Taylor...

turned me on to this. Big fun.

Here's the link.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Birthday Girl

Here's my birthday girl Lisa! She turned 17 on the 18th.

My mother, who is 100% Irish was rooting for her to be born on the 17th which is of course St. Patricks Day. She wanted an Irish baby. It would irritate John when she said this is what she wanted. He insisted that his baby wouldn't be born on the 17th. Well John won and Lisa came on the 18th. Every year he calls my mother on St. Patricks Day to give her a hard time.

This St. Patricks Day John called and asked me if he should bring home some brown sugar, Jamesons and whipped cream. I asked him if he had just spoken with my mother. He wouldn't have otherwise known the ingredients for Irish Coffee. He had. Unfortunately she didn't get her Irish Coffee as she is in the hospital this St. Pats.

John took me out for dinner that night and I had an Irish Coffee for dessert but they don't make it Moms way. We then went to the bar part of the restaurant which was jammed w/people in green drinking Stout and shots of Jamesons. I managed to get this hat and take this picture for my mother. Just a wee bit 'o revenge for me Mam.

Back to LISA! I haven't had much time to post and I am tardy with this one for Lisa. She's a beautiful person inside and out. Here's one more picture to share and some of her artwork.

Happy Birthday Lisa! We love you.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Blogs for Peace

Bloggers unite!

This seems to go hand in hand with the above:

The Iraq Veterans Memorial is an online war memorial that honors the members of the U.S. armed forces who have lost their lives serving in the Iraq War. The Memorial is a collection of video memories from family, friends, military colleagues, and co-workers of those that have fallen.

Over 500 groups, bloggers, and individuals have signed up to host the memorial on their websites and send the link to their members. We encourage you to share this link with everyone you know. There will be some local events and screenings of the memorial which are listed on the website.

Iraq Veterans Memorial

Monday, March 12, 2007

A Very Short Story

from my sister...

Man driving down road, Woman driving up same road.
They pass each other.
The woman yells out the window, PIG!
Man yells out window, B I T C H!
Man rounds next curve.
Crashes into a HUGE PIG in middle of road and dies.
Thought For the Day: If only men would listen

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Must see link

This LINK is worthy of your time I believe.

Just when you're ready for Spring...

We finally got some snow. It started in the morning.

Gave me a serene view from the studio where yes, I did some work. The kids got off school two hours early.

It was still snowing when I left the studio.

Alas, in the morning school was only delayed to hours. Should have just given the poor, snow deprived, children the day off.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Sad, sad, sad...

(Hey Joe L. do you like my picture?)

Michael's gone back. We were all sad to see him go. It was a really great couple of weeks. John and I took him to the airport on Saturday morning. Back to worrying my ass off.
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