Thursday, November 13, 2008

The picture's so real...

it fools the cat. She keeps trying to make friends with the people on the screen.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My new library

Most people have a to-be-read pile; I have a to-be-read room. Up until this past weekend, it looked like this:

After much shifting of boxes and several hours of banging and pounding, it looked like this:

Finally, after several more hours of hefting and sorting, I have a library. Didn't go Dewey, but the books are alphabetized so I can find stuff. As I was sorting, I only found one book that I mistakenly bought twice. And it's by one of my favorite authors, so that's okay.

This is my new haven:

Lots of books and a cozy room to read them in--bliss.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Concession / Victory Speeches

I just watched John McCain's concession speech, and I have to say I like him better now than at any other time during the campaign. His speech was gracious and I appreciated the way he pledged his support for our new president and urged his supporters to do the same. Our country is in the midst of a difficult time right now and we do need to find ways to work together to solve some big problems. Kudos to McCain.

Though I was exhausted and ready to crawl into bed, I had to stay up to watch Obama's victory speech. For the first time in many years, I am proud of my country's choice of a leader. Barack may not be perfect, but I believe he is the best choice for our country at this moment in history. Obama's speech left me feeling inspired. Yes, we have lots of problems to solve. This is our time to make a difference. "Yes we can."