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Gender: Female
Home country: USA
Current location: Oregon
Member since: 2001
Number of posts: 61,725

About Me

Female. Retired. Wife-Mom-Grandma. Approx. 30 years in broadcasting, at least 20 of those in news biz. Taurus. Loves chocolate - preferably without nuts or cocoanut. Animal lover. Rock-hound from pre-school age. Proud Democrat for life. Ardent environmentalist and pro-choicer. Hoping to use my skills set for the greater good. Still married to the same guy for 40+ years. Probably because he's a proud Democrat, too. Penmanship absolutely stinks, so I'm glad I'm a fast typist! I will always love Hillary and she will always be my President.

Journal Archives

Using this! One of the "quotes of the week"!

It's literally night and day. WHAT A DIFFERENCE an election makes!

And the progress we're seeing begets a more upbeat mood for the country. As people see things improving, even just little by little, it will only help the national psyche, and build on Biden's public opinion polls. He's likely to get more people on his side as time goes on, as he continues to go on the air and level with America on the issues, keep us updated, and give us pep talks to keep our spirits up. This, meanwhile, as more people get vaccinated and winter thaws and stores and schools and other venues slowly start reopening.

And hopefully our Dems go overboard reminding voters next year who had their backs, and who voted to send help - to get them through the pandemic and back on their feet. THAT'S a message that doesn't just bear repeating. It DEMANDS repeating.

So heartbreaking.

No longer an angel among us. Now an angel for real.

Retweeted! And I almost never do Twitter.

But this is one that should be Said, READ, and SPREAD!

Yay!!! Great news!

That's one thing off your plate. A big thing.

We're actually in line for our own vaccinations now. FINALLY got appointments for my husband and me, for later this month. It took almost a month of scrounging and calling and checking websites and filling out forms. I'm glad the vaccines are there! AND I'm glad - actually RELIEVED - that this whole thing is now in the hands of the BIDEN administration. It was just a slogan when bush/cheney took over after the Clinton administration, but THIS time, with THIS team, it's no slick sloganeering: "the adults are back in charge."

Yes, they ARE. And for REAL, this time.

THIS! Fabulous idea!!!

With a dash of recycling!

The crocuses are up! Didn't realize some of 'em were variegated!

So looks like we have purple ones and pale violet “striped” so far. Looks like a lot of the daffodils and narcissus and hyacinths are coming up, too.

Some stuff, like the blue balloon flowers (my FAVORITES!) and the crocosmia (“Lucifers”) will come up later - summer I think. Planted some heathers and dianthus too, where the marigolds were last year. But I like perennials better than annuals. Plant ‘em and leave ‘em, and they rise ‘n’ fall - and then come back again next year and rise ‘n’ fall yet again.

I love it when the blue balloon flowers start coming up. They break through the dirt looking like little crabs - until they “unfold” and start reaching upward! LOVE those little guys! And they don’t grow too high so you can plant something taller behind them.


Except now I'm gonna worry...

That's a lot of potential broken glass there...

I know it's probably tacky as hell, but would you consider plastic glasses or paper cups? Not much of a drinker here so I don't know if it's gauche or unthinkable on principle. I'm a mom - always trying to plan for worse-case scenarios...

I do like the concept, though, gotta admit!

Yep! And guess what tomorrow is?

March 8th marks the 365th day that my husband and I have been in self-quarantine!

A whole year!

But we've remained safe and healthy throughout, we go on short drives - either for a change of scenery or drive-thru eats, and we Zoom and do FaceTime! (And now that the snow and ice storms are over, it's time to start gardening again... )
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