Saturday, January 21, 2017

Yes, Women's Rights ARE Human Rights

Today was, I hope, a pivotal day for America, and the world.  Nearly 5 million people world wide marched in solidarity - not to protest the new administration, but to remind it that Women's Rights are Human Rights, "regardless of a woman’s race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, gender expression, economic status, age or disability"

Human Rights should come first, not greed, not bullying,

Inspired by the Women's March on Washington there were almost 700 "Sister Marches" all around the US and around the world  (VISIT: SISTER MARCHES here)

The city of Bellingham, that The Shepherd & I call home had a march today. - I saw one report that there was an estimated 5000 people there. 


  You can see from this picture (sent to me by a friend from church, thanks Sonja) how big the crowds were.  
Sadly, I did not feel that I was physically up to the challenge to go - The Shepherd said - "Well we could have gotten you a wheel chair" - and "Who would have pushed it", I asked? 

So I lived vicariously through my church friends - This is our God-daughter and her mom.  (and many thanks to Margot for these two pictures)
Our Minister, Rev. Amy, with another group of our members.  I am looking forward to hearing all about it tomorrow at church! 

 Meanwhile, on the "other side of the State" - my older sister lives in YAKIMA, WA.  It is, to say the least, a "conservative" area, but she and several other members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Yakima, encouraged and inspired by the other marches that were being planned all around the US began planning their own.  They had imagined that they might get between 250-400 people - They got over 1000!  My sister was beyond thrilled.  (That is her just to the right of the banner, carrying the bright pink sign - "1972, An original Ms.")

 The march ended up at their church which is in downtown Yakima.

Blessings on all those who have spend the past couple of months, planning and working (and knitting those crazy pink Pussy-Hats).

May you sleep well tonight, safe in the knowledge that a new day has dawned, and it looks like it's going to be a good one. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Happy birthday to me

I became a Medicare patient today.  Well, not actually a patient, but 65 years ago today, my grandma wrote in her daily diary that they got 35 eggs and Glennie  (my mom) had given birth to a baby girl.  That was it...not even a line on how cute I was or anything.  65...who'd a thought.
Friends took me to lunch yesterday and my BFF and I went to Applebee's for lunch today.  I have coupons for free tacos and free pizza, plus two free dinners in my email in box.  Finally pays to get old.  Ha ha

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Pretty pictures from Hawaii

No, I'm not in Hawaii, but my sister is and she sent me this stunning picture of a hibiscus yesterday.  She also said it was 80 degrees.   Sigh.

Friday, January 06, 2017

Sunny Saturday

Our mountain, she is enjoying this cold weather.  I am so ready for spring, and it's a long ways off yet. 

Wednesday, January 04, 2017


This is the time of year when the swans come through on migration. We were on our way home from getting groceries and The Shepherd had seen them in this field the day before so he took a chance that they would still be there.   This is the closest I've ever seen them.   They are so beautiful.  .

Friday, December 30, 2016

Find a penny..

Leave a penny.
My sister finds coins - everywhere. Nickles, dimes   but mostly pennies.  We call them Angel Pennies, from her spiritual cheerleaders. 
And she leaves coins for others to find...good karma we decided.  I keep telling her that she needs to start buying Lottery tickets. 
This penny was on the ground by my car at home.  Don't know how it got there, I'm pretty careful with my pennies - maybe I have spiritual cheerleaders too.
Hope you have a safe and happy new year! 

Monday, December 12, 2016

Catermonday report

Gracie here today with a little report for you. 

Well it snowed a WHOLE lot last night.  Clear up to my elbows!!!  So, I'm just hanging out with mummy in bed (she keeps making noises about getting up but I don't see any movement there). Ha ha...

I think it has stopped snowing though and The Shepherd has gone out to check on the sheepies. Mummy says it is supposed to stay cold for a week in the high 20s (what ever that means) brrrr. Maybe I'll figure out how that box of sand works...