Quote of the day...er...week...umm...hey, look, a quote!!

Tibi gratias agimus quod nihil fumas.

It says "...freedom of...", not "...freedom from...".

"It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness. People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we're compassionate we'll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint." - Penn Jillette







Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy Blah, Blah, Blah

OK, so for the last month I have been a holiday cheerleader, wishing a happy whateveryoucelebratepleasedon'tkillme to any and all comers.

And I meant it.

I hope everyone had awesome holidays, spent with the people they loved best and full of calm, peace, and good times.

I'd be fibbing, though, if I said I was sorry it's over. I'm whupped.

Last night T, the Evil Genius and I rang in the new year by...umm...well, sleeping, to be honest. We played some games on the Wii (I won one in December, or we'd never have it - I refuse to pay that much for a game!) and had a quiet night of it. I never was one to party, so I didn't miss the champagne, loud music, and drunken groping. I'm fine with water, sound effects, and sober groping here at home where I don't have to fear drunk drivers and all their fun and games.

Today, I'm at the gallery for the day and then to Borders - the old patterns are back in place after the chaos of the holidays.

Until Saturday, anyway. The Evil Genius is turning six! How the hell did that happen??

Anyway, happy new year to you, dear reader. I hope it's one of health, happiness, and prosperity for you.

4 comments:

Annie Anderson said...

Oh, I totally know what you mean!

And I have a daughter turning 15 next week. I asked my husband this morning "Am I *really* old enough to have a 15 year old child???"

Thankfully, he knows what's good for him and he didn't answer me! ;-)

Enjoy your day!

~ Annie

Kyddryn said...

Annie, smart husband. He should teach a class. :-)

adlibby said...

Happy New Year! Love your site and your avatar. So pretty! I can't believe my kids are as old as they are either. When I didn't have kids... I thought that people who did, knew something I didn't know. (I guess that they did). And when my kids were little, I thought that people who had older kids knew more somehow, and were more mature. I'm starting to get the feeling that I'm never really gonna be let in on that secret... somehow, everybody is growing up faster than ME!

Kyddryn said...

Adlibby, welcome - and thanks! The photo is one I took of a morning glory after a summer rain.

Kids grow up so quickly in the beginning, it makes one dizzy...but they do slow down...eventually. I'm certain there's some kind of club, but I don't know the handshake, so I guess I'll have to muddle through without knowing the secret. Oh, well - I never was a "joiner"!