This is the week when I must get Christmas under control. I am doing as much work ahead as I can. The freezer is filling up. I decided to do a Christmas photo and make a card and must have cards out as soon as possible. Onerously enough, the League of Women Voters newsletter must be published by the 15th, but it needs to be essentially done by the end of the week.
The orchids continue to reward me lavishly for the small amount of attention they need. Below is a variety called Sherri Baby, which smells like vanilla. It's heavenly. The blooms are about an inch in diameter.
Best quote of the day, from Sam Seder: "The War on Christmas is not getting off the ground."
I just finished looking through a book I got at the second hand store up at Volcano, Going Rouge: Sarah Palin, an American Nightmare. Remember that? At the time, most of the writers in this book of articles were unknown to me. Now, their names are familiar as Nation Cruise participants, MSNBC contributors, etc.
How angry these pieces are! And no wonder. Do you realize how close we came to having this blithering airhead in the White House? We have been spared a lot, and even though we are in danger still, it could have been so much worse. Yes, we have cause to be thankful. And yes, good government is vital to our survival. The notion that we can do without government is puerile.