Friday, November 23, 2007


It is with a very heavy heart that we say goodbye to my "grandkitty," Romeo. He's been my daughters, Mrs. H.,cat for about 13 or 14 years. She called Thanksgiving to let us know his kidneys were failing. He took a turn for the worse during the night and went peacefully and quickly this afternoon. Is there nothing more difficult than making the decision to put a pet down?
She is grief stricken and we are heart sick as well. He lived with us on and off during his lifetime and we were looking forward to a visit before Mrs. H's departure to London where she and Mr. H will live the next several years while he gets his PhD.

You thought you were a tough kitty but you were really a marshmallow. You'll be missed but remembered with love.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Turkey Day

Two weeks before Halloween my mother informed me she just wasn't up to having Thanksgiving Dinner this year. Fine with me, we'll have it here, invite your condo friends as usual... no problem. Wahoo! No rubber turkey this year!!! WE have control and can do dinner with less muss and fuss. She always makes a crisis out of it.

Our glee was short lived as she phoned two days later and said she wanted to host the holiday after all... "you'll help" she proclaimed, which is ok I always do.

There will only be six this year unless the dear cousin drives up to join us. Easy-peasy right? WRONG! A day after the "I'll have it" call, she called again. What will you bringing? It's two weeks until Halloween, we have time. She insisted I decide right then as Carol, Irene and she had decided what they were providing and I was the only one who hadn't! OMG! Well then I'd best get on the stick! How about green beans, I asked. That will be fine. Cooked with bacon or casserole? Can I surprise you? Well, no just let me know as soon as you decide. :;sigh::

Since then there have been dozens of calls. Todays was about the centerpiece. She buys flowers, I arrange them when I get there. She doesn't want roses this year... they don't last. Get astramaris I suggest. She wouldn't know one if she saw it she exclaims. I describe and point out Dear Cousin and I have both given her some. She does not remember. Get what you want.

OH are you bringing bacon or casserole?... casserole


Sunday, November 04, 2007

Be VERY Afraid of These "Values"!!!

Theocracy Now! At the Value Voters Summit 2007

Saturday, November 03, 2007

What a Star

Don't ever question Star about her star treatment! In this video, a reporter attempted to get some answers from the former 'View'-er about claims that she took money and other pricey perks from a Detroit non-profit for a speaking gig she never delivered, but Star didn't want to hear a word about it. She abruptly interrupted the interview, pushed her way through the crew and stormed out of the office. Classy!

Here's the link...

  • Star Jones storms out of interview.