Friday, March 28, 2008


That meeting yesterday--it was an ambush. Ron Crisman, et al, are back rehashing the same old lies and irrelevant points (safety, insurance, gun condition, etc.), trying to mug us get the gun, this time using the Senate Institutions committee. Jim got less than 24-hours notice to show up for this (and no option to conference call in) and was given no background information to prepare for it, but it was obvious from the minute he walked in that it was all well planned out by the perpetrators. Absolutely disgusting.

So now we have to figure out where we go from here. The whole thing just sucks the life out of ya.

I'll be up in Vermont tomorrow night. I'll try to come up with something more pleasant (maybe even fibery) to show you.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Cannon news?

We haven't heard anything from the state of Vermont regarding the cannon in a long time, despite the fact that the state finally had their inspection done back in November (which declared the cannon safe to be fired). Well, yesterday afternoon Jim got a call from the Vermont Senate Institutions Committee asking him to appear before them at 2pm today. Just like that. No details, just "come on up, we want to question you." This committee is a totally new player here, so we really don't know what to make of this. So please keep your fingers crossed for Jim and send some positive fibery energy up towards Montpelier this afternoon, pretty please?

Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Checking in

Not much to report here. My simple fast-moving cold has morphed into a wicked sinus infection. (The same thing happened to me this time last year.) The pressure and pain on the right side of my head makes me want to cry. I stayed home from work today so I could go to the doctor, so now I have antibiotics and nasal spray and I'm counting the hours until everything starts to kick in.

So, for now I'll leave you with a picture I took yesterday morning. I woke up way early and figured I'd head into work early, but seeing the early light I just had to head down to the docks first.

Sunrise over Great South Bay, March 18th.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Eye Candy Friday

Literally--eye candy! SweeTarts Chicks, Ducks, & Bunnies.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Random thoughts for a Wednesday

Yeah, I know, it's really been a while. I've been that busy. So instead of a big constructed post, let's go with a few bullet points.
  • This past Saturday I finished my two weekend classes and this coming Saturday I start two more that will run through the end of May. I really do enjoy these classes, however, I've been doing this week-in-week-out since OCTOBER. With no real breaks. Boy, I could really use a break. Just a little one. Please???

  • Work's been... well... work. There's been another reshuffling and my position has changed. It's going to take a while to figure out exactly what I'm going to be doing, but I'll get there.

  • Jim and I have decided to try to refinance our mortgage. The figures that the Re-Fi guy gave us look good, but I'll believe it after it comes back from the bank. Re-Fi guy told us two weeks ago that we should hear something within about two weeks. Now he's saying maybe the end of this month--or sometime in April. Yeah...
  • My Bloglines subscriptions are totally out of control. Here are just a few of the blogs that I'm behind in reading:

    Cabin Cove (68)
    CrazyAuntPurl (41)
    january one (161)
    A Paralegal's Blog (27)
    Wayne Schiess's legal-writing blog (34)
    Lolly Knitting Around (42)
    Mason-Dixon Knitting (162)
    Now Norma Knits (53)
    One Crazy Fiber Lady (200)
    Sandy's Knitting (192)
    Yarn Harlot (76)

    Scary. I don't know if I'm going to even attempt to read all this. It's just a little overwhelming.

  • Last month I stopped at Webs on my way south and finally met Cirilia! We chatted as she range up my purchase. (Yes, I bought a little yarn. Just a little. Really.)

  • There have been trips up to Moose Manor. Haven't done much around the house, though. Just not enough time. On my last trip we went up to the Brandon Inn to do some press photos for a Civil War event we're hosting there in early June.

  • That staircase was just made for hoop skirts.

  • Here's something to look forward to--my sister scored some tickets to see Jimmy Buffett at Tweeter Center Great Woods up in Manfield, Massachusetts! A sure sign that summer's coming!

So that's it for now. I've still got lots of stuff to talk about, but that will have to wait for another day. I'll leave you with a picture from Vermont that was taken about two weeks ago.

It's not pretty anymore. Spring cannot get here soon enough!!!