We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
We love Christmas at this house! Ours is a Noble Fir.
Gentlemen: are you aware that a few weeks after Christmas there is a day set aside especially for you? It is that day when you guys sit around any TV you can find and watch "THE GAME". However, some of us gals have known for quite a while now, that what you do on that day is go shopping for the big ticket items. That is the best day of the year for us gals to go to the car dealership and negotiate a good price! It is like talking to a space cadet without a program! You just write down what you want to pay and they are so engrossed in the game--they'll sign dang near anything!!
But, until that day I am sending packages to our soldiers. Go to
to see how and what they need.
The tree looks great. Is that a Bolling's Last Stand I see? After fighting with a crappy tree stand for years, I see this heavy duty, welded up from pipe, bolts and washers stand at a nursery. After wishing I had thought of it first, I plunked down the hefty price for the thing, and had the tree up in 2 minutes. Worth every penny!